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6 Things I Do To Be Consistently Happy

“Now that it’s almost two years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and with the year and a half before that which I worked on my previous …

Happiness

3 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier And More Compassionate

Not too shabby.<p>Which raises a good question: if it does all this great stuff, why the heck aren't we more compassionate?<p>The World Is Working Against You<p>Our lives are a lot more focused on numbers and economics than love and compassion these days. Everything is dollars and cents, hours and …

Happiness

National Geographic Travel

Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

Hammetschwand Lift, an outdoor elevator at Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>The summit of Bürgenstock, …

European Travel

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National Geographic Travel

How to Choose the Right Tent for Your Camping Sojourn

Camping is one outdoor activity that is catching up very fast among travelers worldwide. And one of the most essential aspects of camping outdoors is …

3P Tactical Outdoor Camping Hiking Double Shoulder Backpack Bag - CP Camouflage

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How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate …

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A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

North to Alaska, The Second Leg: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, to Homer, Alaska Alaska, here we come! After 10 days on the road (from Mile 0 of the …

RVs

Different Solutions

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Travel guide to the coolest small towns in Nevada

In 1859, the fortunes of Virginia City changed overnight when miners struck silver in the the nearby desert hills of Storey County. The Comstock Lode …

Travel

5 Other Ways To Have Bourbon

<i>This week, we revealed our 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.</i><p><i>Image from Getty</i><p>Bourbon lovers beware. The distilled American whiskey, which has been around since the 18th century, is popping up on food and drink menus all over the country in …

Travel Guides
Japanese Culture

A Food Lover's Guide to Valentine's Day + A Giveaway!

<i>Today: How to say I love you, Food52-style.</i><p><i>Update: Congratulations to sherrybakes for winning the set of plates! Happy baking!</i><p>It's almost February, so it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day. If you’re fans of the holiday already, then we don’t need to win you over -- just start practicing your …

Channel Your Inner Italian at Made In Italy Gourmet

Many cities have sprawling Italian markets. Miami hasn't been one of them. But that'll be changing when <b>Made In Italy Gourmet</b> opens its doors in Wynwood on Monday, January 26 at 10 N.E. 27 Street.<p>Part market, part restaurant and part wine store, the space is an ode to all things Italian. In the …

Italy

Yelp names BBQ joint in Big Pine, Calif., best restaurant in U.S.

Wondering what the top restaurants in the country are? Well, Bon Appetit has its list, Jonathan Gold has his list for the best 101 in Los Angeles, and now, the Yelp community is weighing in.<p>The peer restaurant review website released its list of the top 100 places to eat in the country based on …

Gracias Madre’s vegan Mexican food stands the test of time - Inside Scoop SF

Vegan food has come a long way in the last few years. Chefs aren’t just trying to come up with meat substitutes but are actually rethinking dishes to create something new and satisfying.<p>One example is cheese, which Jonathan Kauffman wrote about in The Chronicle Food+Home section earlier this …

Author of the New "The Pizza Bible" Names Best Pies in U.S.

California-bred Tony Gemignani, 40, knows more about pizza than you know about anything else: the chef became the first American to win Italy’s …

Italian Food

The Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers

There's a saying I've heard from photographers that goes, <i>the best camera is the one you have with you.</i> The idea is that you can have the fanciest camera kit in the world, but if it's so cumbersome that you never end up carrying it around, it'll do you less good than the camera built into the …

Kitchens

Expiration dates mean very little.

There's a filet mignon in my fridge that expired four days ago, but it seems OK to me. I take a hesitant whiff and detect no putrid odor of rotting …

The patriotic pint: 10 best beers made with British hops

Broaden your taste horizons by seeking out one of these 10 brews made with British hops, says beer sommelier Sophie Atherton<p>After years of decline, the British hop growing industry is undergoing something of a renaissance due to a growing interest in craft beers.<p>From a peak of 72,000 acres in the …

Bistros

44 Foods That Can Turbo-Charge Your Weight Loss

*Soak these veggies in lemon juice or vinegar for two hours before eating, or steam, boil, or poach, them to reduce oxalate, a chemical that Asprey believes is linked to inflammation.<p><b>Fats</b><br>Avocado oil<br>Cacao butter (the edible form of cocoa butter)<br>Cod liver oil<br>Fish oil<br>Grass-fed animal fat (bone marrow, …

This 'Exploding Kittens' Card Game Is Blowing Up on Kickstarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two days ago, two gaming gurus and an online comic genius launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new card game in the irreverent style of the popular Cards Against Humanity. The game, however, focuses on kittens. Exploding kittens.<p>Yes, …

Exploding Kittens

How Paleontologists Uncovered the World’s Biggest Rhino

Standing 16 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing 20 tons, <i>Paraceratherium</i> was one of the largest mammals to ever walk the Earth. That may seem pretty puny by dinosaurian standards, but, at the American Museum of Natural History and other institutions that house reconstructions of the 34-23 million …

Poland vs. Russia: Malfunctioning Memories Breed Monsters, if Only in Word

© East News/ Jan Graczynski<p>Russia Upset at Polish Attempts to Rewrite Auschwitz History<p>MOSCOW, January 22 (Sputnik) — The Soviet Union always prided …