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This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

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Provence En Plein Air: Dining Outdoors in the South of France

The sky is especially bright outside of the Marseille airport, as evinced by the dozen or so travelers moored to the pavement beyond Arrivals, blinking in the sun and unable to believe their luck. They swat the in-flight croissant flakes from their trousers and move en masse to the car rental, …

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Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

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How To Cook An Egg Inside Out And Pull Off The Ultimate Practical Yolk

Today in Things You Never Knew You Needed To Know And Probably Don't Need To Know But Still Kind Of Want To Know news, we learn to boil an egg inside out. That's right, folks! While we're all accustomed to a yellow yolk encircled by gummy whites, this trick will put the egg's thing down, flip it …

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A Tour Of New York City's Rarities

When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots, each with their own unique qualities. From the …

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Is American Sniper historically accurate?

Photograph: Keith Bernstein/AP<p>Heightened for the screen … American Sniper is based on Chris Kyle’s memoir of the same name.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/20/1421748142719/c7dcfcfd-38f0-4bb7-baff-9d5e362ce353-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Keith …

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25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving). Here are 25 …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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Amazing Road Trips

Best Hardscape Project Winner: Steven Harris Architects

The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Hardscape Project is Steven Harris Architects of New York City.<p>The firm’s California pool …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when lightning is detected within three miles of the Memphis International Airport, and when they do, everything stops. You can't have personnel "on the …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

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Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

The 16 Most Annoying People You Meet In Every British Park

Just put the bongos down.

Fantastic Landscape Series Introduces You to the Beauty of the South Tyrolean Alps

Welcome to South Tyrol, a province at the northernmost point of Italy located entirely in the Alps. A rough, mountainous region, your tour guide …

The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

A look at one-of-a-kind homes.<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out.

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see …

How BMW Beat Audi to Production Laser Headlamps

Stay Hydrated with 30 Fruity and Fizzy Summer Drink Recipes

These cocktails—and virgin drinks—show off the best flavors of summer<p><b>It's summer; you need to hydrate!</b> These fresh, fruity drinks are just the ticket. From frosé to a citrusy Paloma to pitchers of non-alcoholic aguas frescas, we've got you covered. If you added a tiny umbrella, no one would …

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

From Cocktails to Dessert: A Complete Menu for Your Next Summer Dinner Party

You've invited friends over for dinner, now you've got to decide what to cook. Try this easy and foolproof Mediterranean-style menu. All of the dishes are crowd-pleasers and you can make most of them ahead of time, so all that's left to do when your guests arrive is reheat and fire up the</b> …

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10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

How to clean your car like a professional

There's more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride.<p>There's a lot more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride. We talked to professional auto detailer and founder of AMMO NYC, Larry Kosilla, for some expert advice. "To me, detailing is about …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Tracking Detroit's Decay Through Google Street View

Though it's easy to crack jokes about Detroit's downfall from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as …

Should You Learn To Code?

The release of a new programming language at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week highlighted one of the most marketable skills in the digital world: the ability to code. How necessary is it, really? And is that even the right question?<p>Once again, the haves and have-nots of the digital …

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