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The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

This unexpected trait is the biggest predictor of career success

Take a guess and you're likely to come up with something like talent, brains, grit, even luck or connections.<p>And certainly all of these are great things to have if you're looking to accomplish incredible things. But according to a recent Medium post by author and entrepreneur Michael Simmons, …

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

Trejo's Tacos Machetes Its Way Into Los Angeles

Looks like the wait is finally over, as longtime Mexican-American actor Danny Trejo is just about ready to unveil his very own taco shop, <b>Trejo’s Tacos</b>. The menacing-looking actor has been teasing the world with his plans for a casual taco spot on La Brea for more than a year, but as of this week …

Taco Bell

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

El Chapo Speaks

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 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be</i> …

Mexico

Meet the Newlyweds on a Mission to Travel to All 50 States in an RV – and Working Hourly Jobs Along the Way

It all started with a bucket list and a desire to escape the scorching Texas summertime heat. Little did Heath and Alyssa Padgett of Austin know that …

RVs

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

50 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs launching startups (including one founder who launched a startup while fighting …

Startups

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

Motivation

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an …

Sony Music

7 Things I Learned On My 673-Mile Bike Ride

I remember coming up with the idea of the trip only a couple weeks in advance. And then all too soon, I booked my flight, shipped my bike, and made my way to San Francisco.<p>At first, it was funny biking up to people and asking for directions to San Diego. They usually questioned me several times as …

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks as Arrests Are Made

With Paris is deep shock and grief, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility Saturday for the six coordinated terror …

12 Toxic Thoughts That Will Destroy Your Success | Inc.com

It was Albert Einstein who said, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."<p>Every thought we hold creates our future. And since every action we take depends on how we think, we cannot change anything if we cannot change our …

Self-help

My Week with Bullet Journal

Getting things done by getting them out of my head<p>I’m a journal addict. I've started dozens of them and most of them never go deeper than 30 pages. …

Shooting Flash Photos of Surfers Inside Barrel Waves

16-year-old photographer Leroy Bellet recently turned an idea he had into a series of epic surf photos that landed on the covers of international …

This $5,900 Workstation Lets You Post-Process Your Photos Lying Down

Sitting for long periods of time has been shown to be bad for your health, leading more and more people to adopt other positions for working at a …

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Do it for the 'gram.<p>Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie …

How a 13-Month Trip Around the World Changed My Life

Anthony Bourdain and I think a like. We both believe that there is no better education than traveling the world. The world is the greatest classroom. Travel breeds tolerance and greater knowledge of life that can be brought to any job. I've stated, written, and spoken many times that I truly …

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

14 Practical Reasons Your Photos Are Not Quite As Good As You Want Them To Be

When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or …

Landscape Photography

67 Shots and Link That Will Keep Photography Addicts Busy for Hours

Another wonderful week in the world of photography has just passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography looking in all corners of the internet …

Landscape Photography

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

This Heroic Woman Chugged An Entire Bottle of Rémy Martin at Airport Security

Waste not, want not.<p>We've all been there: After waiting in line to pass through security at the airport, you realize the bottle of water you just bought won't be making it past the x-ray machine. You toss it and try to live on in dry-throat despair. This all-too-familiar experience happened to a …

Alcohol

This Freerunning Video Uses Perspective and Optical Illusions to Mess With Your Head

Professional free runner Jason Paul recently teamed up with Red Bull to create this wild optical illusion video that you have to see to believe — or …

New Wearable Technology Could Replace Your Old FItness Tracker

Trainables—wearables that actually help you break bad habits and stick to new ones—could soon steer you away from your old fitness tracker<p>Fitness …

Meet the People Who Want to Make It Safer to Take Drugs at Festivals

Harm reduction groups are trying to prevent bad trips and medical emergencies – but will the law let them?<p>Earlier this month, two teenage girls died …

Costa Rica

Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises | Men's Health

That’s right: When asked to create a super-effective, calorie-torching routine, Cosgrove gave us a workout that had readers do only a dumbbell swing and a squat thrust.<p>This confused some folks, who wondered, “How can you lose fat with just two exercises?”<p>Cosgrove’s response: “Running is just one …