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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Guava and Cream Cheese Puff-Pastry Waffle Recipe

Inspired by the magical South American pastries filled with guava and cream cheese, this quick, easy, and deliciously indulgent dessert waffle is made by rolling spreadable cream cheese and guava paste into puff pastry, then cooking it in a waffle iron until crisp outside and molten within.<p>For …

5 Links to Read Before Grilling Steak

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Show dad how much you care -- with grilled steak.</i><p>Raise your hand if you made reservations at a fancy steakhouse for Father's Day. You know what sounds …

23 Landscape Photography Tips From A Pro

Landscapes may be a popular subject among photographers, but it takes a lot of mastery, patience, and a certain frame of mind to capture imagery that …

8 CommonMisteaksMistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Cooking a perfect steak is trickier than you may think. Here are the most common steak mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>We love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you've got a quality piece of meat, you don't have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and …

Does Adding Pasta Water Really Make a Difference?

<b>Got a question for Serious Eats?</b> Email your questions to AskTheFoodLab @seriouseats.com and please include your Serious Eats user name in your email. All questions will be read, though unfortunately not all can be answered.<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Does adding pasta water …

The Best Way to Soften Butter, Fast

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: A fast, foolproof way to soften butter when spontaneous baking calls.</i><p>When you need softened butter for baking, or to make herb or garlic butter, or just for easier …

How to Start a Bromance

You thought meeting women was hard? Try finding new buddies<p>It kills to be lonely. Lacking good friends is roughly as damaging to your health as being obese or smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to research from Brigham Young University. Another study showed people with at least three close …

11 خدمة من جوجل قد لا تكون سمعت بها

منتجات جوجل الرائدة في كل مكان، خرائط، محرك بحثي، اجابات وغيرها من المنتجات التي تعتمد عليها الملايين والملايين من البشر، لكن بعض المنتجات التي …

Apple mines 'Dead Poets Society' for its newest iPad Air ad

Not too long ago, Bryan Cranston started praising the iPad Air for Apple, comparing it to a pencil in the company's last ad. Now, Apple is drawing on Robin Williams' performance in <i>Dead Poets Society</i> to create an air of inspiration and creativity around the tablet. Titled <i>Your Verse</i>, the clip looks …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

6 Action Tips In Attending Meetings with Confidence

Do you find yourself in a meeting where you are a significant attendee because of your role in the team, family or company, but quietly listening and …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

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Sleep Critically Affects Childhood Brain Development

<i>By Robert Rosenberg</i><p>In this month’s British Medical Journal, there's a report on a study demonstrating the relationship of sleep to brain development in kids. It is called the Millennium cohort Study, and it followed 11,000 children. Those children who demonstrated irregular bedtimes up to the age …

How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Jonathan Mead</i>.<p>The responses from my closest male friends surprised me when I asked them this question: “What’s …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

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100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

5 Reasons to Avoid Air Fresheners

<i>by guest blogger Cassidy Randall, director of outreach for Women's Voices for the Earth</i><p>Have you ever wondered what's in those myriad air fresheners that make your home smell like a tropical vacation or a woodsy cabin surrounded by wildflowers? It's certainly not roses... Here are five reasons we …

30-Day Abs Challenge

Flat abs are made in the gym — AND the kitchen. Use our 30 day ab challenge and eating strategies to get a flatter stomach in 30 days!<p>Follow this 30 day ab challenge to whittle your middle!<p>Day 1. <b>Training Tip:</b> Put Your Core FirstIf flat abs are important to you, promote them to the top of your …

The Ultimate 'Wait-Loss' Program

<i>"Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along." -- Napoleon Hill</i><p>While it's not good for your health to pack on extra pounds, the heaviest burden to your well-being is the …

How to Sleep Better in 30 Days With a Plan and Advice

You've finally reached your breaking point. After another night spent tossing and turning, a morning where you struggle to get out of bed, and a day …

10 Tough Tooth Whiteners