Jammie Tai

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Minimalism: A guide to living without and embracing a clutter-free life

Rachel Jonat, a Vancouver native who now lives on the Isle of Man with her husband and two small children, launched the blog The Minimalist Mom in 2010. Now, she's compiled the essentials of what she's learned about living a clutter-free life in her new book, <i>Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a</i> …

Minimalism

8 Ways To De-Clutter Your Workspace And Life

For the first time in history, owning less stuff is a sign of wealth. A recent article in T Magazine reports that the new rich are embracing "amor vacui," the love of empty space.<p>Graham Hill, founder of design website LifeEdited, discovered the "luxury of less" long before the world's affluent …

Quiet, please… In praise of the British Library

From famous novelists to budding entrepreneurs, an extraordinarily diverse collection of people can be found at work in the British Library. But what are they up to? We asked some of them…<p>My favourite place to work in London, my private club and second home, was once described by Prince Charles as …

How to Make French Toast Without a Recipe

How to make French toast was one of the first things I learned as a kid. The other was egg-in-a-hole. Eggs-plus-bread-plus-skillet—that was …

How to Take Travel Photos Like A Professional

There are travel photos, and then there are professional travel photos--you know, the ones you see in the pages of <i>Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i>, <i>Departures</i> and <i>Travel and Leisure</i>. It's easy to flip through those glossy pages thinking that your own travel photos could never look that good, but the truth is …

Barnes & Noble

How To Make Bacon Even Better? Add Coffee (Really!)

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.<p>Bacon is good. Bacon certainly doesn’t need any help from little ol’ me.<p>But. Well. Why not give it a little …

He had an epiphany while living in a dumpster. And it could help change the future of housing.

He was living in a dumpster when the idea first came to him.<p>His name's Jeff Wilson — Dr. Jeff Wilson, actually. He's a professor at Huston-Tillotson …

Bikepacking: Gear Test For 440 Backroad Miles

Seems you can’t throw a Salsa Fargo without hearing someone talking about ‘bikepacking’ these days, that somewhat incongruent melding of backpacking …

Feed a Crowd With One of These Comforting Vegetarian Casseroles

Tender and creamy with a crisp, golden-brown crust, casseroles and baked pasta dishes might just be the most comforting category of food to exist. Typically scaled to feed a crowd, they're also immensely practical for family get-togethers or meal planning (in many cases, leftovers can be frozen and …

In my early twenties, I worked as a field biologist in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Here, I am preparing to release a wild Canadian Lynx after attaching a radio collar. Good science is essential, however, I find that photography and journalism are much more powerful tools when it comes to effecting change. I am proud to be a part of a family of photojournalists bringing stories from all corners of this planet for @natgeo. My peers and colleagues are the best in the world and they inspire me to work harder everyday. To see more from my journey as a photographer, please #follow me on @paulnicklen. Photo by from my wonderful friend Mark Sabourin of Fort Providence, NWT #nature #lynx #wildlife #arctic #climatechange @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #smile #thejourney #love #beauty

Every Dipping Sauce You’ll Ever Need

Whether you’re snacking on a dumpling, feasting on roast chicken or crunching down on fresh vegetable crudités, a good dipping sauce can make all the …

Shape shifter: the builder’s yard turned into an award-winning house

By doing away with halls and corridors, this hidden house squeezes every inch out of the space<p>Sandwiched between a row of unremarkable terraces and a white-rendered apartment block, this acclaimed home in Forest Gate, east London offers little evidence of its existence from the street. Folding …

East London

Artist Bought Rundown Building for $1, Transformed It Into Magnificent Arts Center

Artist, urban planner, and Chicago resident Theaster Gates can easily add “progressive thinker” to his list of credits–after all, only someone with a clear, forward-thinking vision could look beyond the dilapidated appearance of an early 20th century building and see so much more. After purchasing …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Podcasts<p>Starring the hosts of <i>Bodega Boys, Reply All, Popcast, The Bill Simmons Podcast</i>, and more.<p>By Anna Peele1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We …

Cutlet It Be

<i>This October, Tasting Table is getting away from it all. Come away with us as we explore the world of travel.</i><p>Ah, the elusive katsu sando.<p>The Japanese …

Cooking

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Mexico

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Child and Others<p>This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.<p>“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is <i>the</i> book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans</i> …

Rioja by bike

Image: Getty<p>Is 11am too early to think about wine? It’s a question I’d been pondering for some time, while merrily making my way through the Spanish …

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

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The Art of a Distraction Free Life

In our culture of multi-tasking, hyper-activity and praise for doing it all, taking the <i>one at a time</i> approach or (gasp) doing nothing at all can make …

More Meditation. More Gratitude. Better Living.

“<i>All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself.</i>” —Blaise Pascal<p>The life worth living is one centered on …

There are Better Things to Talk About Than Other People (and How to Gossip Less)

<i>“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself.”</i> ―Marcus Aurelius<p>An old …

How to Engage in Purposeful Decluttering

Spring cleaning sessions and little bursts of decluttering feel good, but like lost pounds, clutter comes creeping back. If you want to make your …

Around the World in Two Minutes

Five Days, 390 Miles, One Planet in Need, and a Whole Lot of Bicycles

Changing Planet<p>National Geographic’s Climate Ride Team (Photo courtesy Valerie Craig)<p>I’m headed to Bar Harbor, Maine this week as part of National Geographic’s newly-formed bike team to participate in Climate Ride Northeast. This five-day, 390-mile journey from Bar Harbor, Maine to Boston, …

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Yellowstone National Park

Exploration Isn’t Dead: A Photographer Captures the Ultimate Adventure

Picture Stories<p>Picture Stories<p>In a world where it feels like everything has been seen and every peak summited, explorers long for uncharted territory. That’s what one climbing team was searching for in their attempt to measure the peak of Myanmar’s Hkakabo Razi. The quest of expedition leader …

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

Trekking to Choquequirao, Peru’s remote Inca ruins

Halfway down the track, Nixon stops. He thwacks his machete into a stump to free his hands and reaches over a stone wall, groping for something in the vegetation beneath. A moment later he pulls up a clear plastic bag and hands it to me. It is full of human bones. “Incas.”<p>Since the Spanish never …