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Pimento Cheese Fritters

A Minnesota chef with Carolina bona fides shares a Southern-fried party bite<p>“These are my favorite for watching a game or having a party,” says Thomas Boemer, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Minneapolis restaurants Corner Table and Revival. “I fell in love with how pimento cheese melts when …

Recipes

This Company Is Changing How We Think About Motorized Shades

The first to develop aesthetically pleasing motorized shading technology, J Geiger offers a modern alternative to dated, visually distracting window coverings.<p>With beginnings in Charleston, South Carolina, James Geiger, the company’s founder and president, got his start developing and installing …

Urban Culture

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Gear Shake-Down

So you have your backpack loaded with all the "necessary" items for your AT thru-hike. Still think you might be carrying too much? Bring your fully …

Nat Geo Gives Us the 15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Have you ever thought about all of the skills that an explorer or adventurer needs in order to survive on a challenging expedition? If so, then I …

How to Do New Orleans Like a Local

Let New Orleans native and award-winning screenwriter Lolis Eric Elie guide you away from Bourbon Street to the avenues experiencing a resurgence around the city<p>Oretha Castle Haley. Freret. Oak. Remember those street names. Cling to them like the heirlooms they are. No matter how much the corporate …

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.

Architecture

Boondocking in Sun Valley, Idaho

Idaho continues to blow my mind. How does this place exist without a bigger reputation for exploring? It really is the US’ best kept secret, but I …

RVs

Learning How to be Alone: My First Three Days on the Northville Placid Trail

Hello, there! <br>Let me start by giving you an idea of who I am. I’m Rachel, I’m originally from Western New York, and I just graduated from Amherst …

Hiking

Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter with oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add white onion and next 7 ingredients, and sauté 8 minutes or until …

HONOMOBO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

Answering the universal desire for modern housing, the Honomobo Shipping Container Homes ($CALL) offer a durable and quickly installed home with the …

Townships Farmhouse

Set in the rolling farmlands of eastern Quebec, the Townships Farmhouse takes cues from both the surrounding architecture and its owners' diverse …

The Hallucinogenic Tree That Cures Addiction in One Dose

It's more powerful than ayahuasca but not nearly as well-known.<p>In West Africa, the roots of a native shrub contain a psychoactive substance called …

Elon Musk Says the Real Reason for His Tunnel Plan "Is a Secret"

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Elon Musk has talked about reducing city congestion for years, but the real …

Autonomy Will Force Basic Income, But Then What?

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>The rise of the autonomous car is likely to drive us to a universal basic …

Put away the tiller and try earth-friendly sheet mulching for garden beds

There's a growing trend toward less lawn and more plants. Homeowners are creating larger planted beds that incorporate pollinator-friendly native and …

The Best Secret Spots in America's National Parks, From a Couple Who Visited All 59

Each one of America’s 59 national parks has its well-known, must-see stops -- you probably aren’t going to hit Yellowstone without swinging by Old …

National Parks

Social Security: How to Decide When to File

Are you better off filing for Social Security benefits as soon as you hit age 62, waiting until full retirement age, or holding off even longer? …

Retirement

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Investing

How to transplant a tree

A gardening expert offers tips for digging up, moving and re-planting a tree — all without killing it.<p>Do you have an "oops" tree in your yard? An …

Gardening

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Journalism

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Exponential Finance Conference

The Research Lab That Wants To Disrupt Long Distance Love

Move over, video chat: Vibrating gloves and 360-degree VR communications are on the way.<p>In the olden days, people wrote letters to communicate. Then came the telephone, and then the internet. But within the last decade, new modes of long distance communication have exploded, from Skype and Google …

How Taiwan Is Reinventing Its National Culture From Manufacturing Efficiency To Innovation And IP

I recently visited Taiwan with an eye towards learning how the country was fostering innovation and was impressed by the vision and methodical approach. Much like a top company’s strategic plan, it took stock of:<p>• Core competencies and competitive advantages<p>• Global high tech industry trends and …

Innovation

How To Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors (It's Easier Than You Think)

Late winter is the perfect time to plant this potent anti-inflammatory root.<p>Sure, you can buy turmeric powder from the spice department to whip up …

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CNN

The 30 Most Intriguing Musicians of 2017

The contemporary pop music world can sound mighty bland. Only a few of the musicians featured here are famous, but each has the potential to shake up …

Pat Metheny

Hardware 101: Gate Hinges

At their best, gate hinges are both smooth operators and performance players. We demand a lot from them. Though all of a gate’s construction …