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Bookmark This Airport Wi-Fi Password Map Right Now

It's a lifesaver.<p>Sitting in airports waiting for flights — if you don't have access to some baller airport lounge — can range from utterly boring to …

Skipping two hours of sleep may double your crash risk, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> What can you do to prepare for safe holiday road trips this year? Try getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night.<p>Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of that recommendation nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by …

Sleep

Science Says, This One Habit Helps You Make Smarter Decisions

15-35% better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50 Models for</i> …

Academic Research

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

How to Shoot Light Trails

One of the first subjects that I remember trying to capture as a teenager with my first SLR camera (film) was light trails created by cars on a busy …

Photography

Beginners Tips for Night Sky and Star Photography

The best tips for doing star photography right in your own backyard. Pro tips on making your star photography look like magic.

8 Super-Tasty Meatless Burgers for Memorial Day

Mushrooms, grains and lentils are just a few ingredients that can serve as the base for a great meatless burger patty. Here, eight excellent veggie …

Sweeten Your Photos by Shooting During the Blue Hour

There is a period of time each day, just before sunrise and just after sunset, when the sun is below the horizon, when the light is known as “sweet …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Practical Tips to Better Understand Color Control in Post Production

Most of us understand the importance of the color or white balance setting on our camera. It is there to deal with the variations in color from …

Readers' Poll: The 25 Best Movies of the 1990s

'The Big Lebowski,' 'Goodfellas' and your other picks<p>Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s? This is the decade that gave us</i> …

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

The Obamacare report card

Time’s up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades?<p>After six months, the first enrollment season is coming to an end. So it’s time to take stock, with POLITICO’s report card that covers the highs and lows of the rollout.<p>If you’re a supporter of the law, you might be cringing right now — you know the areas …

How to Buy a Bike—Even if It's Your First

Want to know how to buy a bike? These are the tips and tricks you need to know, especially if it's your first time.<p>If you plan to do more than just salivate over the shiny new bikes in our Buyer's Guide, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Before your head explodes, allow us …

Bicycles

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …

Alcohol

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

19 Signs You Have An Incurable Case Of Wanderlust

There is no heart as restless as the traveler's. Curious explorers live in perpetual pursuit of the next adventure, whether it's merely skipping to the next town over in search of a new place to eat or traversing the globe to climb mountains that they've only seen in magazines.<p>Equipped with …

The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

How climate change has shifted spring’s emergence<p>As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug …

25 Frugal Ways To Enjoy Spring

• Plan a vacation. If the Winter doldrums didn't inspire any vacation plans, then start planning for a trip this year now. Studies have shown that planning a vacation can bring a lot of joy to the traveler.<br>• Clean your home so you'll feel better and less stressed in the place you live.<br>• Tend your garden …

National Parks

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

JetBlue Takes on Other Airlines' Loyalty Programs With Its TrueBlue Match Offer

JetBlue, the New York-based low cost air carrier, today announced a status-match promotion aimed at members of competing carriers’ loyalty …

10 Minute Yoga WOD For Crossfitters | Fit Nation

Take your Crossfit workout to the next level by incorporating this 10 minute Yoga WOD into your weekly routine!<p>If you have ever done CrossFit, you …

Yoga

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …