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The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Panoramic Photography

Hotel Gyms in London That Warrant Their Own Visit

Even if you’re not staying in one of the hotel’s 91 individually designed suites or 24 self-sufficient apartments, there’s no excuse not to visit …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

BBQ Secrets From the Best Pitmasters in the Country

Also: their thoughts on where the tradition is headed.<p>The country's best pitmasters don't care about seasoning. They don't care if you use mesquite wood. They just want to know you understand the techniques and deeply respect the tradition.<p>"People are becoming more open-minded and barbecue lines …

BBQ

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Kettler, maker of the iconic Kettcar, is bankrupt

The maker of your childhood pedal-powered supercar has filed for insolvency. The grown-up world is cold and cruel.<p>Sad news for anyone who spent endless summer vacation days perfecting the plastic-tire handbrake turn: Kettler, the German company behind the iconic Kettcar, has filed for …

Bankruptcy

De Tomaso Pantera GT5

This is a car for kicking ass.<p>From the August 1984 issue<p>This here ain't no Little Bo-Peep car. It's no breathless blue-blood bunny banger for tripping ever so daintily down the lane. This is a car for kicking ass. It makes you feel tough. It makes you drive tough. It makes you look tough in the …

Le Mans

Unusual Mashup: Volvo 1800S Bodied C4 Corvette

This 1992 Corvette (VIN 1G1YY23P3N5114173) wears adapted 1967 Volvo 1800S bodywork, making for what’s probably one of the weirdest mashups we’ve ever …

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

How To Choose Perfect Bed Linens

Did you know that we spend 26 years sleeping in our beds!? If we are going to spend that much of our lives in bed, then shouldn’t our beds be the …

Home Decorating

We Got No Buns, Hon: 30 Non-Burger Grilling Recipes

These 30 grilling recipes have no bun in sight.<p><b>When you think backyard grilling</b>, you likely think hamburgers and hot dogs. And while we can certainly get down with a good burger, sometimes we're looking for something with a little less bread (so we can focus on the grilled stuff). So, we present, …

Cooking

11 Classic Cocktail Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>People may speak highly of your pie skills, or compliment your grilling game. But trust us: there is nothing more impressive than …

Recipes

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers<p>Morel Mushroom Tartine With Chives<br>• Fava Bean Tartine With Goat Cheese and Marcona Almonds<br>• Asparagus Tartine With Ricotta and Mint<br>• Sautéed Morel Mushrooms<br>• Fried Caprese Bombs<p>Mains<p>Fluffy Scrambled Eggs<br>• Soft-Scrambled Eggs<br>• French-Style Soft, Spoonable Scrambled Eggs<br>• Galician Empanada With Tuna, …

Cooking

The Southern Slow Cooker Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Tammy Algood<p><b>Some days just call for the comforting flavors of the South. And while those days are often the busiest, your slow cooker is ready to do nearly all the work for you!</b><p>Tammy Algood’s <i>The Southern Slow Cooker Bible</i> serves up 365 recipes, covering a year’s worth of dishes that let you …

What you need to know about the new 2016 Chevy Camaro

It's smaller, lighter, and packs as much V8 power as a C7 Corvette. We have all the details on the brand-new platform and powertrains you need.<p>Chevy has dropped some serious coin bringing its sixth-generation ponycar onto the Alpha platform, and restrained the urge to make the SS variant wholly …

Sports Cars

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

How to buy a vintage Indy car, and make it turn right

Buying a classic race car is one thing. Using it is another. Our favorite vintage-car buff takes on a bit of a project with this 1964 Eisert.<p>The Indianapolis 500: Few races, and few venues, have spawned more American ingenuity or childhood heroes. So why aren't more people vintage racing Indy cars, …

Classic Cars

This Senna video is 1,000-hp F1 racing at its finest

Maniacally-boosted 1.5-liter turbo engines and limited grip made this qualifying session during the last F1 race in 1985 a stunning test of bravery for a young Ayrton Senna.<p>It was 1980s Formula 1 at its finest.<p>The scene is the brand-new F1 course on the streets of Adelaide, Australia. Brutal, …

Ayrton Senna

6 Florida Islands That Are Better (And Usually Cheaper!) Than The Caribbean

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida.<p>Floridian islands made up three of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Islands In The U.S. this year. They're so stunning that earlier this year, the tourism bureau of Ithaca, New York even begged travelers to …

Key Largo

Spare Rib Recipes Missing From Your Life

The problem with spare ribs is that they don't have the same ring as baby back ribs. Sadly no one wrote a jingle about this cut of meat. But we assure you, its inferiority ends there. When it comes to quality and flavor, spare ribs are where it's at. Some even say spare ribs are tastier than baby …

BBQ

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Paleo Slow Cooker: 75 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Gluten-Free Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes for a Paleo Diet

• <b>Author:</b> John Chatham<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Living the Paleo lifestyle just got easier with Paleo Slow Cooker. Now you can enjoy the superior health benefits of the Paleo diet with the convenience of your slow cooker.<p>The Paleo diet consists of all-natural, unprocessed, and gluten-free foods. It's …

2016 BMW M6 Is A Thrill For The Senses: Video

For anyone that’s thinking BMW has lost its way with cars like the oddly-shaped Gran Turismos and the blasphemous front-driving 2-Series Active …

BMW

Watch Porsche's Cayman GT4 Attack the Nürburgring

Having just been properly unveiled with full details and some photos, the 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 seems pretty swell. The track-tuned special is more or less a mid-engine 911 GT3 with a bit less power. It has a pile of aerodynamic addenda. It’ll be offered in an eye-searing yellow color. And now …

Porsche

Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S get new Aerokit package

More downforce without additional drag? Porsche engineers love a challenge. It'll cost ya, though.<p>The masses went agog yesterday for the debut of the Porsche Cayman GT4. In some corners of the internet, the commentariat noted that Porsche and Ford had cued up a replay of the late 1960s/early 1970s …

Le Mans

Two Bathrooms Transformed by Retro Tile

A space inspired by the 1930s.<p>The bold use of tilework in these two bathrooms may look original to the 1930s, but every square foot is all new. See how designer Madeline Stuart gave these completely-renovated bathrooms a vintage feel.

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

Man On Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets World Record, Smokes Ferrari In The Process: Video

If your aim is to build the fastest set of wheels on the planet, then you’re going to have to employ some pretty out of the ordinary means of …

Ferrari