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How to Hack Sleep

Improve your productivity (and the productivity of your employees) with these tools and tips for better rest.<p>The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a …

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14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Gold List 2014: World's Most Charming Hotels

All of these hotels have enviably bucolic locations, and they know that big isn’t necessarily better. But what really sets them apart is that each makes you feel like you, and you only, have just discovered a real secret.<p>Le Sirenuse, Positano<p>Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge<p>Las …

42 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now

Summer has officially started, but here you are, back at work after an amazing three-day weekend. If the thought of meetings, deadlines, and any sort of responsibility whatsoever is bringing you down this morning, let these exotic locales inspire a little daydreaming about warmer climes, sandy …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

Gold List 2014: Amazing Hotels With Stunning Views

These hotels are among the top-rated properties chosen by our readers in the 2014 Gold List. And the views, well, they speak for themselves.<p>Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund<p>Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, Telluride<p>Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid<p>Amangani, Jackson …

Top 10 Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2014

[section]<i>Editor's Note: In gearing up for the announcement of the Top Destinations for Indie Travelers in 2016 on Wednesday, we thought it would be</i> …

Bûche de Nöel

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Welcome in the holiday season with this traditional French cake.</i><p>There are just about a million ways to make the traditional …

Sunday Supper: Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>I've never had an affinity for stuffed cabbage. It's not that I have a problem with it, really; it just never drew me in. That is, until I encountered …

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How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe Recipe

"This is my secret recipe for Garlic Mashed potatoes, reverse engineered from a certain Italian restaurant. This recipe for 100 servings, I usually …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The Ultimate Taco Recipe

Tacos al pastor, a Mexican street-food classic, tastes even better hot off your backyard grill<p><b>TACOS AL PASTOR</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 Tbsp white vinegar1/2 Tbsp orange juice1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo1/2 Tbsp guajillo pepper powder or chili powderPinch cinnamon1 lb …

29 Miraculous Foods To Make For Hanukkah

One bite of chicken liver paté on toast with maple syrup apples is almost as miraculous as that tiny flask of oil that lasted eight days.

Chicken, Turkey, Steak, and Pork: 7 Tutorials to Help You Cook Perfect Meat

In advance of Turkey Day, we're talking about meat this week — how to find it, how to fix it, how to make the most of it. Meat is usually the most …