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The 5 Best National Parks in the World

<i>by Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round--no Instagram filters needed.<p>Loop Images Ltd / Alamy<p><b>1. Northumberland National Park, England</b><p>England's northernmost (and least …

Astronaut Scott Kelly watched Gravity in space last night

So, let's say you're one month into a year-long mission on the International Space Station, and you're feeling a little bored. You decide to pop in a movie. What film do you choose?<p>If you're Scott Kelly, it's <i>Gravity</i>. The astronaut tweeted a photo of "movie night" aboard ISS, and, sure enough, you …

A Stretch of Luck

Photos of the Day

National Geographic Travel

Simple Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a great chart for beginners that want to get a basic understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your photos. The chart …

New Movies: 'Age of Adaline,' 'The Water Diviner,' and More

• "Little Boy" follows an eight-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.<br>• In "Misery Loves Comedy," over fifty famous filmmakers, writers, actors, and comedians share life and professional insights to answer the question: Do you have to be …

Filmmaking

Starbucks plans to start selling better coffee

The brand has plans to sell coffee from its premium roastery in more than 1,000 stores, Schultz told investors on a recent conference call.<p>Starbucks recently opened a 15,000 square Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle.<p>Schultz calls the luxury roastery "the Willy Wonka of coffee."<p>Customers …

Coffee

My Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

He's tasted the best coffee of his life, but can he replicate it at home?<p>I don’t blame my parents. They did what everyone else was doing at the time.<p>Back in the early ‘90s, when I was a kid, my folks used a Mr. Coffee machine to brew dip-and-dump preground coffee that had the consistency of fine …

You’ll Never Believe How This Animated Love Story Was Made

In the past 40 years, Rubik’s cubes have never lost their cool, but when we saw them used as pixels for an animation, we got a whole new respect for our favorite geo-puzzles. YouTube personality Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan) and animator Jeff Schweikart paired up to animate a love story using 1,296 …

Love Stories

How to Make the Perfect Flat White

The flat white has had a slow and steady come-up in the United States, mostly by way of small, independent coffee shops in New York and San …

Caffeinabis: If Starbucks sold weed

"I'll have a grande vanilla latte and a quarter ounce of the Seattle Strain."<p>Merging two of America's favorite things — coffee and pot — seems like a …

Here's how to make mini 'rockets' out of tea bags

DIY guru DaveHax is back with another one fun but pointless project. Here, he makes miniature "rockets" out of nothing more than a standard tea bag. Remember, safety first.<p>Looking for something to do on yet another boring cold winter day? A new video from YouTube DIY guru DaveHax shows how to make …

How To Survive A Plane Crash

<i>by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><b>The recent spate of aircraft incidents is reaffirming the importance of the pre-flight safety briefing.</b><p>Amid the wave of tragic headlines from the Germanwings crash investigation, scenes of another airline accident made the news over the weekend when an Air …

First Time at Coachella? How to Navigate the Festival Like a Pro

See what to pack, what to skip, and how to stay cool with our nine must-know Coachella tips for first-time visitors.

Coachella

Your Music Festival Beauty Survival Guide

How is it that celebrities always look fresh and dewy in festival-style Coachella photos, while us common folk are stuck combatting frizzy hair and oily skin and smelling, well, questionable? As fun as music festivals are, the shower situation is iffy and you can’t rely on your normal beauty …

Beauty

Start Now to Create a SXSW Game Plan for Next Year

<i>This column is part of a series formed from a partnership between Entrepreneur and NFL Players Inc.</i> <i>Click here</i> <i>to see the other columns.</i><p>I have attended South by Southwest (SXSW) for several years and, like most things, practice makes perfect. The Interactive portion of SXSW allows the who’s who in …

My Week with the Apple Watch

Gear

It's Iced Coffee Season! 6 Refreshing DIY Recipes To Try

<i>This was originally published on April 8, 2015.</i><p>Just this morning, I met a friend for coffee before heading into the office. Having gotten there …

Coffee

National Geographic Travel

Here Is What to Pack If You’re Going to a Festival

With festival season right around the corner, we know you and your BFFs have been daydreaming about dancing the day away underneath the palm trees while listening to the latest in music. You already have the lineup mapped out, your outfits picked and maybe even a DIY accessory or two you’re saving …

Quench

50 Great Genre-Bending Books Everyone Should Read

Sometimes, it seems as though the arguments about genre — be it poetry vs. fiction, fiction vs. nonfiction, literary fiction vs. SF vs. fantasy vs. …

Books

The 18 best snacks to eat at your desk

What you eat all day doesn't affect just your health and weight — it affects your productivity, too.<p>High-fat, high-sugar meals and snacks make us sleepy and have low energy, says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy-lifestyle expert and registered dietitian. But thanks to things like boredom, lack of time, and …

Nutrition

You no longer need to jailbreak to get Popcorn Time on your iPhone

Sometimes described as “Netflix for pirates,” the video streaming service Popcorn Time is coming to iPhone. The standalone Popcorn Time iOS app will launch imminently — quite possibly as early as today — and will allow users to watch pirated TV shows and movies on the move.<p>While it won’t be allowed …

Popcorn Time

Mocha Teff Muffins [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

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13 Global and Vegetarian Recipes Perfect for Earth Day

Eco-conscious living is a big topic of conversation these days, and one of the easiest ways to partake is to eat less meat. Cutting back on meat …

Earth Day

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

11 Snacks to Make With Just a Mug and a Microwave

10. Real Mac and Cheese in a Mug: Forget that mystery powder cheese. This recipe makes use of the real deal, and will keep you from eating the entire contents of the blue box. (Photo via Alex Weiner)<p>11. Microwave Chocolate Cake With Ganache: Oh, this beautiful little thang? Yup, it came from a mug. …

Breakfast