Charles Trueblood

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Chris Hemsworth Shows How Much Weight He Lost for In the Heart of the Sea

Chris Hemsworth Shows How Much Weight He Lost for In the Heart of the SeaIn 2011 and 2013, actor Chris Hemsworth took on the role of Marvel Comics …

Ten Ways to Go Local in Bulgaria

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As Andrew Nelson writes in a recent feature story he wrote for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, <b>Bulgaria</b> is a whirlpool of civilizations. “Everyone, it seems, has come [here]. The Thracians, with their gold. Rome, with its legions. The Asiatic Bulgars, the country’s namesake. Also Huns, …

European Travel

Best Outdoor Living Space: Earth Inc.

The winner of this year’s Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Outdoor Living Space is Earth Inc. of Toronto, Ontario.<p>The firm’s project was …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.<p>To taste a watermelon is to know “what the angels eat,” Mark Twain proclaimed.<p>The angels, however, would have gagged if they had eaten the watermelon’s wild ancestor—a bitter fruit with hard, …

A Surfboard Made By A Rocket Scientist

Blast off!<p>Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. In his eyes, the surfboard industry was ripe for disruption. Makers had clung to one manufacturing method for more than 50 …

Practice Your Fly Casting With A Plan

I believe that most fly anglers don’t practice their casting because they don’t really know how.<p>Most anglers count on fishing time to improve their …

Fishing

The 15 dirtiest Chilean expressions (and how to NOT use them)

1. A Chilean isn’t arrogant… They are “ass-crack lifted,” (levantado de raja).<p>2. Chilean men don’t masturbate… They “pull their guts,” (Jalar la …

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

Entrepreneurship