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Skiing Colorado's 100 highest mountains

The name alone should give a skier pause: Jagged Mountain. When mountaineer and extreme skier Chris Davenport, my wife Christy Mahon (a climber, skier and ultrarunner) and I set out to climb and ski Colorado’s 100 tallest mountains, known as the Centennial Peaks, we knew the rugged, remote Jagged …

The New Rules for Getting Ripped

The models and athletes in our magazine are so lean and ripped, they almost make it look easy to attain a taut, muscular body. But we’ve got to be …

Anthony Robin: Getting Excited by Landscape Photography

<i>All images by Anthony Robin. Used with permission.</i><p>Anthony Robin is a French photographer who now resides in Scotland. He loves nature, wild and …

Landscape Photography

There is chocolate that looks like sliced cheese because life is wonderful

There's a brand new way to get more sweet, delicious chocolate into your diet.<p>Japanese company Bourbon, which specializes in chocolate and other …

Taking LSD for breakfast makes you better at your job

<b>We have partnered with The Global Drug Survey, the world’s largest of its kind, and the results of which are used to influence government drug policy. Last year, 100,000 people took the survey, with their invaluable insight into drug habits proving influential on a worldwide scale. Look out for</b> …

Psychedelia

In Peru: Outdoorsy Adventures Beyond Machu Picchu

Action-packed trips are putting the spotlight on Peru—and not only on the trails of the ancient Incan site.<p>Outside the historic city of Cuzco, the …

Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

As we muddle through our days, the quest for happiness looms large. In the U.S., citizens are granted three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

My Double Life As A High-Functioning Alcoholic (And How I Finally Found Happiness)

For most of my mid-30s and early 40s, it looked like I had it all together.<p>I had a six-figure dream job that allowed me to work from home and travel …

Alcohol

The Ultimate Cheesy, Eggy Breakfast Requires Only Two Ingredients

You might've thought there wasn't <i>another</i> way to cook eggs—or a strategy lazier than ordering an egg and cheese. You might've also thought you couldn't possibly be hungry after your Thanksgiving feast.<p>But here we are, with empty bellies and fridges and no desire to eat another leftover.<p>Do you have …

Breakfast

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

If we want it, the road could literally be paved to a renewable energy future. A pilot test of the technology turned out a great success.<p>One year after a bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels, it’s generating more power than predicted–and the designers are convinced …

Clean Energy

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

The Drinks Most (and Least) Likely to Give You a Beer Gut and Man Boobs

The heavy drinker's guide to not getting heavy.<p>The internet was rocked this summer when Vice Munchies scared us all into believing the phytoestrogen-laden hops in our craft beer were giving us man boobs. Most of us didn't need to click on the bait to know drinking was already responsible for our …

Alcohol

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — a long stretch of the way in mega-pampered first-class seats, …

10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

Wanderlust knows no wallets. 💸<p>Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.)<p>But for the wanderluster who wants to go somewhere <i>truly</i> epic, there are a number of options you're probably failing to consider. …

Costa Rica

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

For $300 you can live two nights like a bird in Big Sur (BYO pillows)

There's camping, there's glamping and then there's the best of both — sleeping in a human-sized nest overlooking the ocean and the Big Sur coast, where you're exposed to the elements without worrying about pitching a tent. Twigitecture artist and Big Sur resident Jayson Fann designed the nest for …

California

The 5 Best Halloween Cities in America

<i>by Laura Carroll, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy The Skirvin Hotel<p>Spend your Halloween in New Orleans, New York City, Salem, and more of the spookiest cities in America.<p><b>1. Philadelphia</b><p>Where Halloween is concerned, Philadelphia offers the best of both worlds. First, there's Henri David's annual …

We Are Not Our Feelings: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

<b>“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>I’ve suffered from anxiety …

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.<p>Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

5 Rituals to Help You Learn a Language Faster

People are motivated to learn languages for different reasons. It might be because you’ve moved abroad and wish to understand the native tongue of …

Language

The End of an Adventure: 18 Months of Travel

It all happened within a matter of seconds.<p><i>Confirm payment.</i><p>Click.<p>After 18 months of travel, we were going home. Not right at that moment, not the …

10 Recipes That Nutritionists Recommend for Breakfast

If there’s one thing nutrition experts agree on, it’s this: Eating balanced meals is essential for optimal health.<p>Breakfast means something different …

Breakfast

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

Lifestyle

Fully transparent solar cell could make every window in your house a power source

A Michigan State University research team has finally created a truly transparent solar panel — a breakthrough that could soon usher in a world where …

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.<p>If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.<p>Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …

European Travel