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If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Apps

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Self-improvement

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business

How many times do you think the average person changes roles during a lifetime?<p>According to a study about baby boomers and their careers conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, they found that young baby boomers held an average of 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.<p>Even today, …

Entrepreneurship

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

How To Iron A Shirt For A Perfectly Crisp Result

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

Sewing

Nine epic hiking trails to tackle before you die

What turns a humble hike into something bucket list-worthy? Location, location, location. Some of the best hiking trails in the world are destinations in and of themselves.<p>From sandy desert basins to moss-draped mountain peaks, these hiking trails are extreme in unique ways that deliver …

South America

$33,000 Academic Journal Articles That Almost No One Reads

An emeritus professor at the University of Missouri, Arthur Jago, in a recent <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> article was skeptical of the claim that a majority of academic journal articles are <i>never</i> read. But Professor Jago accepts that many—maybe most—journal articles are rarely cited. And he notes …

Higher Education

The Brava Smart Oven leverages lights for a faster, simpler cooking experience

Brava has introduced its new smart oven, designed to reimagine the way we make dinner thanks to what it calls <i>Pure Light Cooking</i>. The gas is gone, along with any other type of fuel, swapped out for proprietary heat lamps that Brava says will change the way we spend time in the kitchen.<p>The big claim …

Kitchens

The 10 Best Backpacking Trips on Earth

Don’t get us wrong, a quick overnight in your local state park can be an experience you’ll never forget, but it can’t hurt to set your sights on the …

Hiking

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

The Mind Blowing "Canyon Path" Near Montreal You Need To Visit This Summer

<b>With all of the breathtaking and insane sights</b> around the city and the province alone, it's hard to decide where to go next or what to do when you …

Hiking

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your parents always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, their advice was right (were they ever wrong?). Eating a …

Wellness

3 Must-know Knots for Boating, Fly-fishing, and Camping

Whether you’re spending the weekend camping or casting a line, you need to know some basic knot-tying iterations.<p>Here are three must-know connections …

Fishing

Five Things Jerry Seinfeld Teaches Us About The Art Of Great Conversation

Thank you, Netflix, for releasing all at once the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld’s essential series, <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>. The show pulls off the unusual feat of appealing to people who love automobiles, espresso, comedy or any combination of these.<p>Most of all, however, Jerry Seinfeld …

Comedy

This Private Airline Company Sells Cheap First Class Tickets

Have you ever flown first class? You get to the airport early and pray to see your name up on the board, on that list of "next in line for upgrades" …

IPad Pro

Budget Breakdown: One Couple Give a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter a Dreamy Makeover For $19K

The husband-and-wife duo behind Colorado Caravan transform a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter for $19,180.<p>Over the past two years, Denver couple Kerri Cole and Patrick Neely of Colorado Caravan have been renovating vintage Airstream trailers, transforming them into sales offices, bars, and even hotel …

Airstream

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System

Price: $565 | Buy | LinkLamello’s Invis Mx2 is a system of connectors and a magnetic drill drive that lets you create invisible joints without using …

Carpentry

10 Photos That Will Convince You to Explore Idaho ASAP

Idaho is a pinnacle for outdoor recreation. With incredible mountain biking trails, paddle-friendly alpine lakes and rivers, and lava tubes, Idaho is …

Hiking

The Country's Most Beautiful Mountaineering Route

Photo: Stephen Matera<p>Along the way the route crosses a half-dozen or more glaciers and permanent snowfields. Some climbers rush through the route in three days, but why hurry when you can awaken each day to a cyclorama of Northwest peaks to climb, and views like this? In July our group took a …

Hiking

This Spectacular Canadian Wildlife Reserve Is so Remote, You Can Only Get There Five Weeks a Year

Among serious adventure seekers, word is spreading about Torngat Mountains National Park—an Inuit-run reserve in Labrador, Northeastern Canada. …

National Parks

How to remove or reduce high ISO noise in Lightroom

Sometimes, when we’re out with our cameras, the light is a little lower than we’d like and we need to ramp up our ISO to compensate. But raising the …

Tutorials

How to Create Stunning Reflections in Just One Minute

Reflections are a great way to turn very average images into stunning keepers worthy of including in your portfolio. In this video, learn how to …

Photography

How to Create a Fillable Form in Word for Windows

You can create a fillable form document in almost any version of Microsoft Office Word, for free. The exceptions are Word Online (Word 365) and the …

Tutorials

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

selfsufficient

9 Easily Avoidable Mistakes Beginner Fly Anglers Make

Fly-fishing can be intimidating to learn, especially with all the talk about how it’s a “fine art form.” Although fly-fishing does take years to …

Fishing

Tiny Off-the-Grid Homes We Love

Photo: Graypants, Inc./Hide and Seek<p>The latest in coffee-table inspiration comes from the newly released <i>Hide and Seek</i>. The book is a compilation of unique, well-designed, escape-from-reality cabins we lust over. These structures aren't lavish: instead, they're dedicated to simplicity and the …

Puget Sound

How to repair a gouged wood floor

<i>Q: A metal picture frame sitting on a bookcase fell about three feet and caused a small puncture wound in my parquet floor. The floor was installed in the 1960s and was refinished and stained seven years ago. I have some of the stain left over. How do I fix this hole?</i><p><b>Alexandria</b><p><b>A:</b> Sometimes damage …

Woodworking

The best projectors

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We've watched hundreds of hours of TV, movies, and test patterns, …

Cinematography

Incredibly popular tourist attractions you haven't even heard of

National Parks