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This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

I tried the ketogenic diet for 30 days. Here's what happened

When patients kept asking this dietitian about the ketogenic diet, she tried it for a month to see how she would feel.<p>As a dietitian, my patients ask about a wide variety of diets. One plan has dominated the inquiries lately: the ketogenic diet. Since I’ve never put a patient on a diet I haven’t …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

Older, higher more remote: uncovering the Peruvian landmark that's a rival to Macchu Pichu

This is the time when travel companies begin to talk up what they believe to be the hot destinations of the coming year. And the place that keeps recurring – certainly it’s top of the high-end specialist Red Savannah's trends list – is the pre-Inca citadel of Kuélap in Peru.<p>A rival to Macchu Pichu …

South America

9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Santorini

We recently spent 16 unforgettable days on the world famous Greek island of Santorini. That equates to 16 epic sunsets into the Aegean Sea, 36 …

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too) | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should you?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the …

Startups

6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

Silicon Valley may be the technology hub of the United States, but there are exciting things happening in tech around the country as well, including several real estate startups cropping up in New York that could have national implications.<p>With CBRE’s acquisition of Floored in January, I noted that …

Real Estate

The 10 Most Popular Treehouses Right Now, and How Much They Cost to Rent

The views are epic.<p>If the typical hotel stay is too passé, consider staying somewhere extraordinary during your next vacation—like a treehouse.<p>No …

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

First Look: Merrell's Nimble, Next-Gen 'Chameleon' Boot

Out of the box, our reporter trekked 18 mountainous miles with the just-released Merrell Chameleon 7 boot.<p><b>Rocky trail, steep hillsides, and more than</b> …

Backpacking

Cardhop for Mac is a seriously intelligent contacts app from the makers of Fantastical

Flexibits, the team behind the excellent calendar app Fantastical, is out with a brand new Mac app that turns your messy contacts database into something completely usable and interactive. Cardhop is a super smart contacts app that makes the built-in Contacts app feel like it was made 20 years …

This 12-year-old appeared on Shark Tank after blindly pitching a producer in an elevator — now he's partnered with Richard Branson

Nearly a year ago, none of Carson Kropfl's skateboards would fit in his locker or backpack, so the 12-year-old entrepreneur and inventor decided to solve the problem himself.<p>That's when he came up with Locker Board, a startup that manufactures smaller skateboards made from recycled materials.<p>Now, …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Field Tested: La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX

In late 2015, I had the good fortune to visit Nepal and trek deep into the Khumbu Valley. Because I travel light, I only packed two pairs of footwear …

Please buy this wireless charger for $13 instead of the overpriced one Apple is about to release

Are your feet cold right now? Well that’s because hell has frozen over. Instead of using some annoying proprietary tech, Apple decided to get on …

Ring takes on Nest with a much cheaper home security system

Ring is announcing a major new product today that ties together its existing security cameras, lights, and doorbells: a full home security system, meant to monitor the inside of your home.<p>The announcement comes at an interesting moment. Just two weeks ago, Nest — which makes its own line of home …

Chile Wins Best Adventure Travel Destination for 3rd Year in a Row

Viva Chile! For the third year in a row, from 2015 to 2017, Chile has been named <b>the</b> <b>best adventure travel destination in South America</b> at the World …

South America

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Glacier National Park

It's not as frequented as the Grand Canyon or Great Smoky Mountains, but Glacier National Park is one of the most spectacular spots in the United …

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

Hiking

Visual Adventure: 3 months in New Zealand

I spent a total of three months in New Zealand, travelling from Auckland up to the Bay of Islands and learning to sail, and then heading south, to …

Walking the Nakasendo Trail in Japan

It is my first trip to Japan and my friends are eager to make it count.<p>"Oh, you will love Tokyo, it's such a great city."<p>This becomes a common …

Camping with kids: essential tips from the 'Happy Camper'

Kevin Callan, the 'Happy Camper,' recalls one of his 12-year old daughter's favourite camping adventures.<p>"She says, 'remember the time when you …

Eight Must-Have Items for Any Camping Destination

You do not want to get caught unprepared.<p>There's no doubt that getaways are all about escaping rigors of the daily grind, while reminding yourself that you're a creature of free will exploring a big, beautiful world. But while some trips are about finding the perfect urban environment or beach to …