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50 Apps and Websites to Optimize Your Vacation

Technology has completely changed the way we travel. Even when going on an off-grid adventure, we document every detail to save as soon as we’re back …

Apps

This is the Secret Trick Carmakers Allegedly Use to Get You To Pay More (It's Really Quite Clever)

Did you ever suspect?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How often do you look at your car repair bill and understand all the costs?<p>How often do you look at all the numbers and marvel at just how expensive a new radiator might be?<p>At …

Automotive Industry

48 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, …

Shopping

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

Workouts

Here's How to Pick a Perfect Melon Every Time

There's no feeling quite as good as cracking open a perfect melon. There's also no feeling quite as bad as cracking open a bad melon. One is like …

Gardening

The Beatles' Revelatory White Album Demos: A Complete Guide

Lennon was clearly enthusiastic about "Cry Baby Cry," pushing it to the top of the pile as the first song tackled at the Esher summit. He'd been …

Guitar

The Best Hiking Socks Money Can Buy

A quality pair of hiking socks can make or break a day on the trail. Your feet are your most important tool when hiking. They’re your means of …

Backpacking

5 Steps to a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

The first time Simona MacAngus traveled to Europe, more than 30 years ago, she took three large suitcases so that she’d have enough for her …

Backpacking

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

7 stunning UK hiking trails you will fall in love with

From weekend hikes to week-long treks, why not reclaim your sense of adventure with one of these incredible routes?<p>Work, Netflix, work, Netflix, …

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

27 Grilled Veggie Recipes That Prove BBQs Aren't Just About Burgers

You don’t have to be a grill master to master the grill—especially when it comes to veggies. All you need is a little olive oil and a sprinkle of …

Food

Top Concierge Shares His Secrets to a Great Vacation in Las Vegas

Jones Tantoco has spent the last 17 years in Las Vegas, now working as a concierge at the Delano. He has some top tips for getting the most out of a …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

5 Best Easy Hikes In Iceland That Will Blow Your Mind

Are you on the hunt for the best hikes in Iceland that aren’t too crazy and are easy to do? Not all of the top hikes in Iceland have to be multi-day …

Hiking

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Flying

Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad

When temperatures rise, cool off with this simple side dish<p>Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. Like the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a tiny town on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When the restaurant switches over from breakfast to lunch service …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Search History – Here’s How to Delete It (Video)

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

How to Prevent and Care for Blisters

The first blister probably occurred shortly after the first humans strapped something on their feet to protect them from primeval terrain. Today, the …

Back-to-Back Ticketing: A Frequent Flyer Trick

Back-to-back ticketing is when a passenger books two flights to get around ticketing restrictions like Saturday night stay requirements or to avoid …

10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Moab, Utah

If you're simply passing through <b>Moab</b>, you might be forgiven for assuming it's just another road trip pit-stop, but you'd be wrong. So very wrong.<p>Not …

Top Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

<b>The San Francisco Bay Area has hiking trails for all levels</b>, across a myriad of climate zones. Pick a trail from our guides and explore!<p>loading map - …

7 Famous Pilgrimages Around the World That You Can Walk or Cycle

Photo by By Aleksandra H. Kossowska/Shutterstock<p>Petra, one of the more dramatic stops on the Abraham Path<p>From a Norwegian shrine for a Viking king to …

Hiking

THE STRANGE AND DANGEROUS PLACES IN CANADA’S

You can’t make this stuff up. During winters that plunge to 60-below, and summers where a day lasts for months, the world gets downright bizarre. …

There's a 24-hour rule that lets you cancel a flight for free — here's how to use it

Purchasing flights can be stressful. Unless you're confident you've found an unbeatable fare deal (or you're traveling on a corporate card at your employer's expense), making the decision to click "buy" can be one wrought with doubt and insecurity.<p>Unless, of course, you knew you could cancel your …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Nature Lovers Should Take This Day Trip From Las Vegas: The Valley of Fire State Park

Only a short one hour drive from the strip of Las Vegas is a geological wonderland, the Valley of Fire State Park. The beauty of this park captivated …

National Parks