Jon Paul Gilbert

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What is a GMO, Super Foods, Agent Orange, Drinking Ayahuasca with The Certified Health Nut

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Adrenaline-Charged Winter Destinations

If lingering holiday malaise and winter's cold, short days are knocking you off your game, look no further. Hit the snow in Wyoming, follow the sun to a Hawaiian yoga retreat, or reboot with a DIY adventure. One of these trips is sure to recharge you.<p>Cycling Vacation: Where to Go<p>With its empty, …

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

Three Brothers Have Been Making Mind-Blowing Snow Sculptures In Their Yard Every Year

It takes the guys 11 front yards worth of snow and up to 300 hours.<p>Here's this year's: a 12-foot-tall sea turtle.<p>"This simulates the sticky snow that you would get on a warm winter day," they explained.<p>h/t Bored Panda

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Dawn Wall's Underdog Climber Recounts His Push to Catch Up

Kevin Jorgeson, lagging behind his partner, made an eight-foot leap of faith to finish the toughest part of his historic climb.<p><i>Editor's Note: Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have completed their ascent of Yosemite's Dawn Wall. See photos of the moment they reached the top.</i><p>Kevin Jorgeson …

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

National Parks

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Maybe Don't Try Breakdancing While Setting off Fireworks

Do not try this at home.<p><b>This article was originally published on January, 9, 2015, but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Using GoPro cameras, duct tape, and more Roman candles than a sleep-away camp on Independence Day, German breakdancers LIL AMOK and Bboy Snoop rang the New Year in with explosive panache. …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

See 50 Years of David Bowie's Hairstyles in 5 Seconds

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

15 impossible videos of babies and toddlers escaping from cribs

This is a thing on YouTube. Parents using crib monitors, or videotaping kids with other devices, to understand how their babies manage to get out. I …

Parenting

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …