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The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

Louisiana, Three Ways: Creole Country

<b>[Read Louisiana, Three Ways: NOLA]</b><p>I’m in Killer Poboys to meet with Charles Chamberlain, a Ph.D. in American history and local History Man. Ten years a historian at the Louisiana State Museum before setting up his own company, Historia, to provide outsiders with insights into the Pelican State, …

Travel Photography

You Have to See This: Surfing at 1000 Frames Per Second

<b>Surfing is one of those things with a million tiny little nuances that make up one incredible package.</b> Blink and you’ll miss it, as the saying goes. …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Markets

I’m a sucker for a good market. The noise, the food, the smells, and best of all, the shopping. There’s nothing quite like it.<p>To celebrate these dynamic cultural hubs, we asked our <b>Nat Geo Travel Facebook</b> fans to share with us their picks for the best markets to visit all over the world.<p><b>Their</b> …

Borough Market

Drop Anchor at a Balmy Island This Winter

While the mercury drops and polar vortexes close in yet again (just kidding—we hope), remember that there are still places in the world where the water isn't bone-chilling and the breezes are gentler. These seven destinations boast great paddling alongside tropical fish, stunning resorts, and …

Santo Domingo

America’s Best Car-Touring Roads

The American road trip is a longstanding rite of passage. We're drawn to movement and freedom and experience unchained from the morass of daily obligation. The open road— fiery leaves, frosty mountains, sunny coasts, big open desert—offers all that when you've got an open mind and a penchant for …

National Parks

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Our four-week training plan with celebrity trainer David Kirsch begins Monday. Here are the foods he suggests you stock up on between now and then.<p>Starting this Monday, October 6, WomensHealthMag.com and celebrity trainer David Kirsch are kicking off <b>Tone Every Zone: The David Kirsch 28-Day,</b> …

Grapefruit juice 'could be the key to weight loss'

Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could result in major weight loss when combined with a high-fat diet, University of California study finds<p>Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could be the key to weight loss, according to a study by the University of California.<p>The research …

Water Vapor Seen on Distant World

Search for potentially life-sustaining worlds gets a boost with the ability to probe a common class of planets.<p>Astronomers have found evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size planet 122 light-years from Earth—the first time water has been identified on a planet that small, …

Astronomy

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Salomon Freeski TV - Season 8

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in that dreaming mood:</b><p><b>Malta</b><p>“As …

U.S. Virgin Islands

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Five Questions for Brad Domke

Brad Domke, stalling en route to a finless shack. Photo: Hinkle<p>Brad Domke, 25 years old, from Wabasso, Florida, is a pro skimboarder who spent most …

Aquatic Sports

Hoverboard in Real Life! In 4K!

Hoverboards

Filipe Toledo Wins 2014 Vans US Open Of Surfing

[portfolio_slideshow size=large]<p><b>Many great stories were born during the undomesticated animal that was the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing.</b> Stories …

Aquatic Sports

Let's Get Weird with Sasha Vinogradova

View Gallery<p>We're loving this psychotropic series of vividly rendered fungi from Los Angeles based digital illustrator Sasha Vinogradova. It seems …

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Noseriding and jazz music, what's not to love? Joel Tudor (@joeljitsu) by Adam Burns (@gooncord), Clip of the Week honors. Watch the full version on the #SurferMag site.

Beyond the Dome: A Walk Around D.C.’s Secret Capitol Hill

A Corgi and a Rottweillerish mutt weave between tombstones like X-wing fighters attacking the Death Star. Over by J. Edgar Hoover’s grave, which faces the city prison, two poodles slurp from a water bowl below an old-fashioned faucet. I’m learning this is just an average day at the capital’s …

Frederick Douglass

20 Classic Summer Songs That Don't Get Old

Smack dab in the middle of summer, we're always stuck in a heated debate: What will this year's "Song of the Summer" be? Though we can agree the construct has gotten a little tired, music fans passionately weigh in on the possible outcomes, even if they disappear by next year. Forget all that, …

Emmylou Harris