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How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

3 Bay Area restaurants make Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list

If you live in the Bay Area, Bon Appetit's local contenders for its Best New Restaurants list shouldn't come as a surprise – they've been the talk of the town for the past year.<p>Though they share a reverence for impeccable food, the three restaurants couldn't be more different. There's an elegant …

26 of the Best Trips to Take Right Now

Whether you’re looking to push your physical limits with freediving in British Columbia or just lean back and cast on Montana's greatest river, these trips are guaranteed to help you make the most of summer.<p>26. North Central Minnesota<p>Once scarred by a series of open-pit taconite mines, this region …

Hiking

Watch this! The must-see TV shows of 2017

Taboo<p>London, 1814. In top hat and trench coat, Tom Hardy is every inch the anti-Poldark. He plays James Keziah Delaney, an irascible renegade last seen on a slave ship in Africa and long presumed dead, who shows up at his father’s funeral. It’s a gruff gothic thriller, hooking us in with sordid …

TV

My List of Must-See Things To Do When in Austin

Austin is known for its incredible music, delicious restaurants and food trucks, excellent university, and vibrant tech scene. It’s a city on the …

Texas

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Stomach-punching junk food art replaces logos with calorie counts

Junk food brands don't exactly love mandatory “nutrition facts,” which is why they usually hide all that health stuff behind flashy colors and …

Ljubljana, Slovenia: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

As capital of one of Europe’s most forested countries, it’s perhaps fitting that Ljubljana is this year’s European Green Capital. A city of just 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana has often been ahead of the game when it comes to green initiatives – from the introduction of a sophisticated waste …

European Travel

Awesome Video Shows How Japan Is Very Probably the Coolest Place on Earth

Vincent Urban filmed this totally bad ass video of Japan that captures so many sides of the country that it makes me want to immediately drop …

A City Dweller’s Guide to a Magical, Mystical Weekend in Marfa, Texas

Ah, Marfa, Texas. The small town of about 2,000 residents has achieved almost mythic status in the past five years thanks to an influx of art institutions, stores, and New Yorkers and Angelenos who have decamped there looking for something simpler. Snuggled in a vast expanse of desert, nearly 20 …

The Student Hotel Amsterdam West A fun and...

A fun and affordable place to stay in the Netherlands’ quirky capital, The Student Hotel Amsterdam West invites guests to rest, play, and soak up the …

7 secretly awesome European destinations to add to your travel list in 2016

Stepping aside from mostly from the mainstream (but with a couple of old favourites thrown in for good measure) here are a few secretly fabulous …

List-Worthy

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

Hospitality

Sarai Resort & Spa - CambodiaSituated in the chic Cambodian...

Sarai Resort & Spa - CambodiaSituated in the chic Cambodian city of Siem Reap, Sarai Resort & Spa is an upscale boutique-style resort, offering …

Architizer

11 Amazing Countries Anyone Can Travel To On A College Budget

Planing a trip on a student budget might not be as restricting as you thought. Here are 11 amazing countries anyone can travel to on a college budget.

Travel

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

15 Chefs on the Places They Can’t Believe They Haven’t Visited

“I haven’t been to Noma. I know, right? As a modern, new chef, how have I not been to Noma?”<p>—Richard Blais, author, <i>Try This at Home</i>

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be worried about aiming for that magic eight hours a night?<p>While the National Sleep Foundation recommends adults …

Entrepreneurship

10 iconic US road trips you should take right now

Instead of suffering through another round of apple picking in an orchard that's been plucked dry, check out these essential American road trips, where you can see the fall foliage in all its glory.<p>While beautiful year-round, this is a fall foliage fave (for its epic dogwood, sourwood, sassafras …

Hiking

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

Articles about coastal getaway maine inspired camping and frank lloyd wright on Dwell.com - Dwell

When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.<p>East meets Midwest at Prairie School, a cocktail haven for architecture buffs that touts a noteworthy beverage program by...<p>At this day and age, the name Frank Lloyd Wright is virtually inseparable …

Architecture

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Happiness

Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the human brain one patient at a time, has died of cancer. He was 82.<p>Sacks was best known for his books <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i> and <i>Awakenings</i>, which became a 1990 feature film starring Robin Williams and Robert De …

The Brain

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

70 Cool Hotel Bedrooms

Make the most of your next vacation with a stay in one of these cool hotel bedrooms, including one that lies four meters below the surface of the …

Kim Chambers successfully swims from Farallon Islands to San Francisco

The English Channel gets all the attention as the most famous open-water swim, and more than 3,000 people have crossed its bitter cold waters.<p>But in the world of extreme marathon swimming, the 30 miles of shark-infested waters between the Farallon Islands and San Francisco is the most difficult …

11 Foods That Were The Kale Of Their Time

When you hear "food trend," do you think kale and bacon, or fondue and Tang? Turns out, our love affair with fads is as old as America's culinary history itself. Here, the passing trends that were once the kale of their time.<p><b>1910: Hellman's Mayonnaise</b><p>Skirt hems were rising, and new processed foods …