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This Is Why Meditation Isn’t Working For You

These are the seven common mistakes people make when trying to start a meditation practice.<p>The benefits of meditation have been well documented. It decreases anxiety, helps you focus at work, and rewires your brain to help reduce stress. So according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Meditation

Tropical Cyclone Marcus “Best Of” Drone Reel

Revisit the West Oz super session from above<p>Chances are you’ve seen these waves before. A storm like Tropical Cyclone Marcus is so rare, and the surf …

Tropical Cyclones

Editor’s Note: Don’t Call It “Escapism”

Examining surfing as a coping mechanism, from the latest issue of SURFER magazine<p><b>[This is an introduction to SURFER Volume 59, Issue 2, on newsstands</b> …

Aquatic Sports

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

These Chicken Tinga Tacos Can Be on Your Table in 20 Minutes — Delicious Links

Is taco Thursday a thing? It totally should be, if only for an excuse to make these chicken tinga tacos. With only 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes …

Cooking

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

Manly Art: 18 Virile Artists from the Past to the Present | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and Sam Gambino, a manly artist in his own right.</i><p>My first exposure to art was in grade …

What to Wear With a Navy Blazer | The Art of Manliness

With simple lines and a flattering, masculine fit, the classic, nautical-inspired blazer jacket is a worthy men’s wardrobe staple. It differs from a …

Men's Fashion

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5 of NYC's Greatest Speakeasies

Gotham has a love affair with the speakeasy style of bar: creative craft-cocktail spots hidden behind unmarked doors or false storefronts such as …

Celebrity Chefs

The Hottest Houseplants for Spring (and How to Care for Them)

Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just …

Plants

SpaceX’s President Is Thinking Even Bigger Than Elon Musk

Gwynne Shotwell has a difficult job. Her boss, Elon Musk, is known for wild, impossible ambitions on wild, impossible timelines. There’s even a term …

Elon Musk

The Best Wine Books, According to Sommeliers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Wine

10 Of The Best Towns In Iceland You Need To Visit

The thing about Iceland is that it’s so diverse. Yes, you’ve got all the incredible nature, awe-inspiring vistas and the Blue Lagoon – but there’s so …

European Travel

Leap Motion's headset has hand tracking and could be the future of AR

Leap Motion has been working on Project North Star, an open source augmented reality hardware and UX design project centered on interaction. The …

Augmented Reality

How to Create Backyard Privacy for Your Outdoor Haven

Today’s post is inspired by an ongoing backyard makeover. Kate here, and this spring has seen a lot of big changes in my outdoor haven. For starters, …

Landscaping

This Artist Can’t Stop Creating Weird and Wonderful Animal Hybrids in Photoshop

Digital collage artist Arne Olav Gurvin Fredriksen uses Photoshop to create strange—and often hilarious—hybrid creatures by mixing different animal parts together. A project that started purely as a hobby, Fredriksen began making his photo manipulations in 2012. Each “cross-breed” is posted on …

Digital Art

6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

We love TED Talks for just about any occasion — when we need inspiration, when we want to learn about money and when we have 10 minutes to spare and …

Creativity

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Hiking

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.<p>The Atlantic meridional overturning …

Global Warming

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

'The man's a genius!': Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman on Eddie Campbell

From printing strips in a Southend bedsit to working for Marvel and DC, comic artist Eddie Campbell has drawn everything in between, all the while remaining in the shadows of stardom<p>Eddie Campbell is a genius. But don’t take my word for it, take Alan Moore’s. “Eddie’s is a genuine one-off talent, …

Graphic Novels

The craft beer industry’s buzz is wearing off

Has craft beer peaked? In one sign that the industry has grown less frothy, more craft breweries closed in 2017 than any time in the past decade.<p>And while the craft beer makers saw more growth in production than the overall market last year, their pace is slowing.<p>A new report by the Brewers …

Beer

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Google Chrome

11 Date Night Salmon Dinners for Two - Chowhound

So, you’ve just volunteered to cook dinner for you and your significant other—perhaps for the first time—and now you’re officially freaking out. You …

Seafood

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut

Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties:<p>• In Muttontown, N.Y., a renovated five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath 1993 house with a finished lower level with a media room, gym and recreation area, an outdoor deck, an expansive flat backyard, a built-in saltwater pool, a built-in …

Real Estate