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This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

European Travel

Road Trip: San Francisco to San Luis Obispo, California

<i>See the previous segments of our year-long trek:</i><p>Mile 28 | Half Moon Bay: Nature Break<p>Follow California Highway 1 as it slips south out of San …

California

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Self-improvement

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

Air Travel

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

California

Algorithms for Everyone

Algorithms are an important part of every programmer toolbox. In fact if you are a programmer you use algorithms everyday even if you don’t notice.<p>An …

San Francisco's 5 Best Rooftop Bars

Rooftop bars just might be one of the best things about urban summers. Here are a few of our favorites, both old and new, in San Francisco.<p>The view …

How to Spend a Day in San Francisco, According to Chef Dominique Crenn

As our fishing boat rocks from side to side and cascading waves carry us through San Francisco Bay, I feel a sense of solidarity with Dominique Crenn when she admits to feeling seasick, too. But unlike me, holding a notepad with one hand and clutching my stomach with the other, Crenn, a two-star …

San Francisco

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

These Are the Best Places in the World To Live on the Beach for a Bargain

1 of 11<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Zlatni Rat, Croatia<p>3 of 11<p>Dominical Beach, Costa Rica<p>Advertisement<p>4 …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

The Wine from This Vineyard is Unlike Any Other in Napa

Promontory leads Napa’s next generation of premium winemaking.<p>Until about 10 years ago, the vineyard now called Promontory was growing fruit that …

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

Computer Science

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Santa Cruz

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

WATCH: These 5 Mood-Boosting Paint Colors Will Make Your Home a Happier Place

When it comes to decorating a house, color is so much more than a matter of taste. In fact, plenty of scientific evidence suggests that use of color …

Clean the air in your home with these NASA-approved plants

In the UK, a heatwave has brought toxic air pollution – but indoors you can breathe easy thanks to some cheap houseplants.<p>With soaring temperatures …

Plants

Visualization color picker, based on perception research

The colors you choose to visualize data can completely shift what you convey to a reader. With an ominous color palette, a graphic meant to be light …

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Hiking

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Riding Napa’s Silverado Trail: 10 wineries to visit

Beat the tourists and plan your next road trip along Napa wine country’s Silverado Trail. See the top 10 wineries to visit en route, selected by …

How Leaders Can Dream a Bold New Future and Bring It to Life

Science fiction writer William Gibson famously once said, “The future is already here, it’s just unevenly distributed.” As leaders, how do we embrace …

Video: How to tell the difference between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are impacting businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

12 of the most spectacular hikes in California

Mt. Whitney<p>Michael Shainblum<p>If you don’t have time for the John Muir trail you can still summit Mt. Whitney since the peak is accessible via a …

Hiking

California’s 3 least visited National Parks are some of the raddest places in the US. Here’s why.

1. Lassen Volcanic National Park<p>Five hours north of the San Francisco Bay, hell awaits you. Well, Bumpass Hell. Smoldering mud pots, belching sulfur …

National Parks

14 places to reach mind-blowing views and nature right from San Francisco

1. Immigrant Point Overlook<p>San Francisco, United States<p>#hiking great butt blaster stair climb and view.<p>2. Hawk Hill<p>Sausalito, United States<p>Best Bang …

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn, founder of Media REDEF.Machine Learning / AIThey discussed many topics …

A travel hacker with 45 credit cards reveals his tricks for maximizing airline miles, points, and rewards

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Daniel Gillaspia is a pro at managing airline miles, points, and rewards.<br>• He recommends using many credit cards carefully.<br>• Flying out of airline hubs and using companion passes also saves time and money.</b><p>When Daniel Gillaspia isn't working as a full-time attorney in Houston, …