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20 Quick Meat Recipes Because You Need Some Food, Stat

These meat recipes are for when you need to get dinner on the table... fast.<p><b>We get it</b>—you don't always have time for a slow-cooked meat dish, or you don't always think ahead to marinate something a day in advance. Guess what: We don't either. These 20 recipes are for those times: when you just …

Cooking

National Geographic Travel

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

North Carolina

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

Survival Techniques: Building a Shelter to Live Through the Night

2 of 3 in the series Survival Techniques<p>Survival Techniques<p>While there are some elements of survival that we can live without longer than others, the …

If You Have a 401(k) Do You Need an IRA, Too?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I already have a 401(k). Does it make sense to open an IRA, too?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>A 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan -- if you're lucky enough to have one -- can be considered the backbone of your retirement savings. Contributions are easy because they …

Retirement

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty Mississippi," and on a luxury paddlewheel steamboat?<p>In 2014, I saw an ad promoting a trip up and down the Mississippi River on The American Queen Steamboat, a recreated paddle wheeler that held about 400 people. The idea grabbed me …

Top 10

10 Great Off-the-Grid Airbnb Rentals

Airbnb has opened up a world of traveling possibilities. You’re no longer locked into hotel locations and prices. And while the company and hosts …

10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their own. During the summer season, these towns can nearly double in size on any given weekend, with the promise of relaxed sailing and throwback street …

New England

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

Chasing Purple in Rocky Mountain National Park

I came to Estes Park, Colorado, to see purple mountain majesties, blue hollows, and flaming red alpenglow. Maybe get some taffy and a T-shirt.<p>My guide is a marked-up copy of Isabella Bird’s <i>A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains</i><i>,</i> a remarkable travelogue spun from letters the British writer wrote …

Top 10 US National Parks travel experiences

The moment you roll up to a national park kiosk you feel it. You're entering someplace special. Maybe it's the mountain air or the smell of trees. Most likely it's because you're about to see something <i>big</i>. Something indescribable. A canyon so deep you can see two billion years of geological history …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

My Pacific Crest Trail Moleskine Journals

It was about ten months ago that I posted a few scanned pages from my hiking journals. In 2010, I carried Moleskine plain pocket-sized notebooks …

Before War on ISIS, There Was America's Second Barbary War

Two hundred years ago, the U.S. declared war on an Islamic power enslaving its citizens and ransoming them for millions.<p>An Islamic state where …

World History

History of Obama-Netanyahu tensions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to Congress on Tuesday marks just the latest period of turbulence for the Obama administration's relationship with Israel's government.<p>Here's a look back at past disagreements between the two administrations:<p><b>June 2009:</b> In a speech in Cairo …

A Data Nerd’s Guide To Winning Texas Hold ‘Em

Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.<p>Do you suck at the mental math of Texas Hold ‘Em? Here’s an interactive cheat sheet that you might want to play around with before your next game. Chris Beaumont, a former software engineer at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, has put together a …

Data Visualization

MH370: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Mystery 'Solved' By British Boeing 777 Pilot Simon Hardy

A senior British pilot claims he may have solved the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<p>Boeing 777 captain Simon Hardy also …

Airplanes

Did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Actually Fly North And Land At This Airport? One Expert’s Case

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will have remained missing without a trace for one full year, assuming that searchers don’t find any evidence of the …

Airplanes

National Geographic Travel

18 Things You Need If You’re Going Backpacking

Adventure is calling. Are you down? The world is a big ol’ place just waiting for you to explore it over and over. And nothing quite says adventure like a backpacking/globetrotting trip. Be it by plane, train or automobile, an adventure this epic has to be planned at least a <i>little</i> bit prior to …

Gear & Gadgets

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

National Parks

Looking for a campground with a view? How 'bout one with an arch, such as the Devils Garden Campground at Arches National Park?/Kurt Repanshek<p>Summer …

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …