Ali Briden

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These are the most Instagram-worthy waterfall hikes in all 50 states

<b>Connecticut: Roaring Brook Falls</b> <br>Categorized as a moderate-level three-mile hike, the reward is a spectacular view of the state’s highest single-drop …

Watch How Zero Became a Number

Zero is a tricky number. It's the only integer that is neither positive nor negative. You cannot divide by zero, but you can add, multiply, and …

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About David Chalmers' TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.<p><b>About David Chalmers</b><p>David …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

America's Coolest Rooftop Bars (PHOTOS)

When the golden hour hits on summer evenings, a ritual unfolds in cities across America: cubicle dwellers rush for the exits; lines form waiting for elevators to open; and social media is flooded with images of backlit skyscrapers and bright cocktails. It's rooftop time.<p>When the golden hour hits on …

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5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

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Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

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Take an Epic Road Trip Through the Land of Fire and Ice

Travel<p>Iceland's Ring Road is steeped in natural wonder and mythical lore.<p>Travel<p>Iceland is one of the warmest cold countries you’ll find—especially so toward children. It seems everywhere you look there are pram-pushing moms and blond-haired kids swarming the capital of Reykjavik. The big hit for …

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The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

How to Bike to Walden Pond

TravelDigital Nomad<p>“It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar,” writes Henry David Thoreau in one of the less-quoted parts of <i>Walden Pond</i>. But is it, I wonder, worth it to go to the place that inspired those, and other more everlasting, words? One can “live …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

During his four-day stay, he drank on the beach, took a tour of a run-down Favela, and soaked up the nightlife in Copacabana.<p>He ate Brazilian favorites, like fried sardines, grilled pork sandwiches, and feijoada, a hearty stew of black beans and pork sausage — and raved about them all.<p>Any chance he …

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Santiago's Cultural Rebirth Leads the Way for Tourism Growth

The city of Santiago, tucked under the towering Andes, cut off in the north by the world’s driest desert and in the south by frigid Patagonia, has …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

TravelFree Things to Do<p>At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic …

How To Spend The Perfect Summer Day In Vail, Colorado

Whoever said Vail was just a "winter city" is <i>seriously</i> confused.<p>The town is gorgeous when dusted in snow (see video for proof), but those same sights -- known to attract America's richest, most indulgent travelers -- are less crowded, less frigid and all the more epic during summer months.<p>Even if …

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable and entertained while being informed.<p>Modern libraries that are far from those dingy book crypts from your research paper nightmares!<p>To …

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