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Hiking across Macedonia: finding remote contentment

At 3:30am, on the fifth day of an expedition along Macedonia’s mountainous western edge, we traded our trekking poles for reins and mounted horses in search of yet another peak. Headlamps spotlighted the steam from our breath mixed with the fidgety smoke of rolled cigarettes. We left Galičnik, a …

Hiking

Nod more, and other absurd yet useful meeting tips from a former Google manager

Meetings! There are so many in this world, and far too few people who bring fancy doughnuts to them. But in the absence of a tasty snack, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper may be able to help you survive your next confusing PowerPoint presentation.<p>Cooper, who sat through her fair share of meetings …

Self-help

The remarkable story of the Google engineer who died on Everest in pursuit of the Silicon Valley ideal

Black Rock City, Nevada<p>Just before dawn on Sept. 3, 2015, about 100 people gathered in the middle of the Nevada desert for a send-off party. It was a black-tie occasion, Burning-Man style: extravagant feather headdresses, black fishnet tights, white fur coats. They were there to bid a final …

Mountaineering

Parks Canada should focus on environment, not development, says report

Parks Canada is breaking its own legislation and endangering the very ecosystems it is supposed to protect, according to a report from the Canadian …

Canada

Testing your limits on Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail

<b>Trial by trail</b><p><i>The trail is the perfect means of moving yourself to a place thought impossible. This summer, load up a pack, feel wobbly, sweat, stumble, but over time, trail goodness will overcome fear and feel your soul become energized from being grounded in Canada</i><p>A path through the forest on the …

Climate change forcing builders to rethink how they design structures, expert says

Severe weather events like wildfires and floods are becoming more frequent and more difficult to predict, forcing architects and engineers to rethink …

Foals - Night Swimmers (Mura Masa Edit)

The Melancholy of Lines

The horizon and the sea, the port and the industrial environment, the Perret architecture in a style between the Soviet Union and Gotham City, the very cinematographic neighborhoods and with it unpredictable weather throws unreal city lights ... in addition to his austere aesthetic, this city has a …

Exploring a Dark Underwater Cave in Mexico at ISO 50000

Another wonderful example of how technology is helping photographers and videographers capture unexplored beauty on camera. This video might not be …

The secrets behind hockey’s ageless wonder: Jaromir Jagr

<b>MEN'S FITNESS</b>: So Jagr is getting pretty famous for his unorthodox drills...<p><b>TOMMY POWERS:</b> A lot of the stuff we do is definitely a little out …

Brutalism: From cool to crude and back again - CNN Style

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15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

Runner’s high: the athletes who use marijuana to improve their training

Stoned marathon runners may seem like walking contradictions, but there are hints the drug and long-distance running could go hand-in-hand<p>Avery Collins speaks with the snow-bro drawl typical of many young Coloradans.<p>With his bloodshot, blue eyes peeking out from under blond curls and a low-slung …

Cannabis

43 Amateurish Tips for Shooting Better Images

Get to know people, forget the rules, don’t read books on composition, embrace imperfection, print your photos, and more… Here are 43 amateurish tips …

The World’s Best Cardio Workout | Men's Health

(For more short and effective strength and cardio workouts you can do at home, check out THE 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks!)<p>At first the regimen attracted little attention, but it eventually gained a cult following among a handful of strength and conditioning …

A Hidden Irish Paradise of Vertigo-Inducing Fun

Over a stone bridge spanning whitewater, up a muddy path, and through a heather pasture where sheep nurse their lambs, we reach the base of a knife-edge ridge in Donegal. Known as Sturrall Headland, it juts 2,624 feet into the North Atlantic and drops 590 feet into the sea. From the landward side, …

Ireland

Where the streets have no game: In architecture, too, variety is the spice of life

It occasionally feels like we only even notice the design of our cities when we’re complaining about them. We sit in traffic or on a crowded subway …

House Design

How to Choose the Sharpest Aperture

Photographers have a dilemma. If you want your photographs to have the largest possible depth of field – from the foreground to infinity – a small …

Landscape Photography

The Architects Working to Solve the World’s Homelessness Problem

riza3architects have designed a house than costs 50 percent less to build than the average home. Their idea won first prize in the 'Tiny Home Community' competition.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Greece</i><p>The morning sun breaks through the lowered blinds and lights up the green carpeting in …

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I Hate Exercise So Pot Yoga Was Perfect for Me

The hour-long yoga class was one of the most physically draining yet strangely rejuvenating experiences I have ever had—kind of like a mini mushroom trip.<p>"You took Lu's class? I've been coming here for a year, and I'm still afraid to take a Lu class!" the woman beside me said as she rolled out her …

The Right Way to Breathe For More Powerful Weightlifting

In the weight room, the two most important things to consider are safety and how much you can lift. For some people, it’s one or the other, but with …

Why Oil Booms and Busts Happen

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Bob Moses - Tearing Me Up (RAC Mix)

Get That Life: How I Became a Rock and Roll Photographer

At 23, Ashley Osborn has already turned her teenage love of live music into a career that takes her around the world.<p><i>During her difficult and awkward teen years, Ashley Osborn</i> <i>found comfort in music. When she was bullied at school, she found community at live rock shows. She started taking photos of</i> …

Iceland provides an adventure in introspection

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p><b>Day 1</b><p>On board the plane to Iceland with my travel companion. Our plans are set: a road trip along the highway which circumnavigates the island. Sigur Ros will be our …

A land on the edge of darkness

Vagastie, Sutherland This gaping landscape is a peculiar purgatory between mountain and moor, here and somewhere else. People call it the empty quarter. But empty it is not<p>Near winter’s solstice, the sun doesn’t rise far here. It grasps above the skyline, then slinks the southern mountains in a …

Scotland