Brandon Kennedy

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11 beautiful kayaking trips that will change your life

There are few better ways to see the world than by kayak. Ten-time world champion Claire O'Hara reveals the best places to paddle...<p>Some people like …

Kayaking

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

German Bankers Recommend Old Porsche Cars as Investment

I’ve always thought of investing as something boring wealthy people do. I get the benefit of it, but as a not-so-rich guy it’s not something I’ve …

A First Look at the New Steak Grill From Meat Master Pat LaFrieda

Pat LaFrieda, the third-generation butcher and eponymous meat purveyor, is one of the biggest names among American foodies. He sells beef to elite …

BBQ

The History of Bourbon - Chowhound

When it comes to the whiskey hierarchy, Scotch has always reigned supreme. But now its U.S.-born cousin is vying for the crown. Bourbon is as popular …

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

A Spicy Pork Tenderloin Bowl That's So Easy You Hardly Need This Recipe

Finally, a weeknight pork tenderloin recipe we can get behind.<p>Most weeknights, recipes are banned in my kitchen. My dinner game plan is blessedly bare-bones: Take whatever vegetables are currently hanging out in my fridge, add some spicy tofu or smoked salmon, and lay the whole thing over cooked …

The US has an HIV epidemic – and its victims are gay black men | Steven W Thrasher

If white men were being infected at the horrifying rate that African-Americans are, it would be front-page news<p>There is an epidemic of HIV/Aids in the United States, and the reason you may not have heard about it is because of who it harms: black men who have sex with other men.<p>When I give lectures …

Public Health

Should You Buy Your Steak From Costco? - Chowhound

Costco is at once a wonderland and a hellishly vast maze of obstacles (read: other shoppers with giant, overflowing carts all getting in each other’s …

This Genius Ingredient Makes Everything Taste Better—But You’re Probably Pouring It Down the Drain

Instead of tossing this spicy vinegar mixture, designate it the flavor-packed secret ingredient of all your summer cooking.<p>One of our favorite tricks …

Our 20 Most Wallet-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Wanna soften the blow of rent week? Get out your slow cooker! As if we needed another reason to love this appliance, it's a great tool for keeping …

The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked

The wind-swept plains stretched out before him, seemingly endless as he ran faster than he’d ever run before. Buck naked, cactus spines piercing the …

These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain.<p>The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the …

Military

The Heartbreaking Story Of Hachiko — The World’s Most Loyal Dog

Hachiko the Akita was the shining example of why dogs are known as man's best friend.The post The Heartbreaking Story Of Hachiko — The World’s Most …

Dogs

10 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan ASAP

Slow cooker chicken dinners are a mainstay in my meal plan. While they don't require all-day cooking, they do come with the promise of minimal prep …

Cooking

The Incredible Story Of The Titanic’s Baker, Who Survived In The Frigid Water For Hours

Thanks to a strong constitution and some liquid courage, Charles Joughin survived nearly three hours in the frigid North Atlantic.The post The …

North Atlantic

The Tragic History Of John Pemberton — The Man Who Invented Coca-Cola

If John Pemberton was never in the American civil war, he would never have become addicted to morphine, and we wouldn't know what coca-cola was.The …

War

The Best 20 Hikes In America

America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and …

The 10 Best Breweries in the U.S. to Visit, According to Yelp Reviewers

For tours, tastings, or both.<p>It’s National Beer Day today, and there may be quite few Americans celebrating: More Americans prefer an ice-cold beer …

Quality chocolate: six of the best, tried and tested

Abstemious Lent and the Easter avalanche of cheap egg-shaped junk are over. For fans of proper choc it’s now all about quality and new origins, not quantity...<p>For many the weeks following Easter are a time to avoid chocolate altogether while the digestion and taste-buds recover from an avalanche of …

This Glass Cabin Is The Best Spot To Watch The Northern Lights In Iceland

Located 30 minutes outside Reykjavík, the Panorama Glass Lodge is a nature-lovers ultimate vacation cabin. Why?<p>This glass house igloo is the perfect …

Scientists still don’t understand how freedivers can survive such crushing depths

They hang between life and death in a delicate balance.<p>Free divers swim to extreme depths underwater (the current record is 214m, more than 700 feet) without any breathing apparatus. Champions can hold their breath for extraordinary amounts of time—the record for women is nine minutes, and men …

Extreme Sports

Stunning images capture the world around us

The winners of this year's Sony World Photography Awards Open competition have been revealed, with Britain's Nick Dolding's portrait of Emile (above) being voted the best in the Portraiture category.<p>All the category winners will now compete for the Open Photographer of the Year award, which will be …

National Parks

Gallery removes naked nymphs painting to 'prompt conversation'

It is a painting that shows pubescent, naked nymphs tempting a handsome young man to his doom, but is it an erotic Victorian fantasy too far, and one which, in the current climate, is unsuitable and offensive to modern audiences?<p>Manchester Art Gallery has asked the question after removing John …

Art

The World's 10 Best Breweries, According to Avid Beer Drinkers

Did your favorite make the cut?<p>RateBeer, the community-driven beer rating site, just released its annual list of the best beers.<p>Despite stumbling …

Ina Garten Debuted a Stunning $15,500 Custom French Stove And You Have to See It

Can you afford a $15,500 made-to-order stove?<p>Ina Garten just seriously upped her kitchen game.<p>The beloved Food Network chef shared a photo on …

Yours for upwards of €7m: a rare Ferrari 250 GT with a Pininfarina body

Not long ago it was big news if a classic car sold for a million pounds. When the financial crisis hit, much doom was peddled about the prospects for the classic car market, as well as nearly any other place you might choose to invest.<p>But the collapse did not materialise, and now there are …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

If Your Pet Has This Tapeworm, It Could Kill You

Here's what you need to know.<p>Dogs are sending us an early warning signal about the spread of a potentially deadly tapeworm in North America.<p>The …