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21 places you should visit in California in 2016

Experience a city in the midst of a transformation. Tour the ranch of one of the world's most renowned writers. Whirl around a roller coaster that takes you upside down three times.<p>Our vast Golden State is filled with a dizzying array of things to see and do, and we've tracked down must-visit …

The Chronograph, Explained

It's Complicated, Vol. 1<p>There is no other type of watch that requires as much interaction from its owner as the chronograph. There is, furthermore, a …

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

Go inside Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's newly renovated Four Seasons hotel

Ellison owns 98% of Lanai, a 90,000-acre Hawaiian island about a 45-minute ferry ride away from Maui. Ellison's holdings include the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, a high-end hotel that just reopened after a months-long renovation.<p>You'll find everything you'd expect from a top-end resort, including …

Starwood Announces Hotel Category Changes for 2016 - Points Miles & Martinis

SPG announced on Flyertalk today their category adjustments for 2016 which <b>will go into effect on March 1, 2016</b>. All in all, 282 properties will be …

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

Breathtaking Landscapes Capture the Diverse Beauty of Oregon

It can be easy to forget how beautiful a place is when you see it everyday, but photographer Jeff Bryant regularly pays homage to the splendor that surrounds him. Using the moniker Exquisite Oregon, he travels throughout the state to capture photos of its breathtaking locales: picturesque …

Google’s self-driving cars are virtually circling the equator 5 times every hour

You think your commute is bad? Google’s self-driving cars are doing 3 million miles every day, according to the company’s January report.<p>As it stands, the cars have clocked up more than 1 million miles driving autonomously on public roads, but using simulators, the vehicles are racking up 3 million …

Autonomous Cars

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …