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The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

Self-improvement

A Healthy 3-Ingredient Breakfast You Can Make in the Microwave

Need an energizing breakfast that will offer tons of protein? This sweet potato, tofu, and avocado breakfast bowl is full of flavor and offers almost 20 grams of filling, energizing protein. It's also a great source of fiber and healthy fats.<p>This breakfast bowl tastes perfect on its own, but adding …

Healthy Eating

Want to travel and save money in 2017? Consider taking a year-long cruise

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for new travel plans. But if the exorbitant cost of living in your city looks like it may eat into your 2017 travel budget, why not consider spending the year at sea?<p>If you live in one of the world’s more expensive cities, it could be much cheaper to take a …

Drop Everything: The US Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit in 2017

In a dream world, every kitchen has an unlimited ice cream machine, your wardrobe updates itself instantly for every season and you get paid to take a vacation. While we can’t guarantee those first two perks any time soon, we may have a life hack for the last part. Get ready: The US Virgin Islands …

Meet the man who has spent three years travelling the world for free on container ships

For globetrotters on a very tight budget, or those who love being at sea but not cruise ship crowds, travelling the world by cargo vessel could be the way forward. And for advice on the pros and cons of such a venture, there's no one better than 37-year-old Dane Torbjørn C. Pedersen, known as …

Three Years Later: Remembering Fujifilm 3000-B Instant Film

For many of you enamored by the arguments of Fujifilm or Sony, megapixels, dynamic range, and more, you probably didn’t care about a very big …

TRUST YOURSELF: A practical guide to achieve any goal and live beyond fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you …

This $8 IKEA table hack produces killer product shots

Here is a nice concept for product photography. If you are familiar with table-top, you will love this table-bottom concept.<p>This one is coming from …

IKEA

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

Energy

Meet the millionaire blogger who’s visited almost every country in the world

While most yuppies spend their work weeks chained to their desks until their next vacations, this millennial is making a small fortune traveling the …

Mirrorless Medium Format is Here: Hasselblad Unveils the X1D

After several tantalizing teasers and one very serious leak yesterday, the Hasselblad X1D, the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera, …

Car Tech 101: Understanding premium fuel

Brian Cooley explains why premium gas is being used more commonly in cars and is less of a luxury.

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Hiking

I can't remember any of my passwords and that's perfectly fine

About a month ago, my editor-in-chief Gus Lubin told me that he literally didn't know any of his passwords since he was using a password management app. I was already using one myself, but only to remember the passwords I came up with on my own.<p>Now I have given in to the urge to let an app do all …

Information Systems

The 10 Coolest Adventure Rigs

Photo: Jakob Schiller<p>Every May, travel enthusiasts from around the world gather near Flagstaff, Arizona, to show off old adventure rides or shop for parts to trick out new ones at Overland Expo West. From $500,000 bus-size rigs to rare foreign imports to one-off custom rides, the show has it all. …

Chime is the Keurig for chai, because manually boiling milk sucks

Drinking tea is an essential part of many cultures, and Chime founder Gaurav Chawla knows this well. Growing up in an Indian family, chai is what you offer when guests come over or wind down with after work – but even the most proficient chai makers can forget the boiling milk on the stove if …

Chai

Fly First Class for Free: Travel Hacking 101

Ever wonder what it's like to fly First Class and wake up at your destination feeling refreshed?<p>Want to learn to save time by cutting the lines at airport security or customs and immigration?<p>What if I told you that I do all of this without paying a dime?<p>Travel Hacking 101: The Art of Traveling …

American Airlines

The Photographer Who Flew To Cuba For An Unpaid Engagement Shoot Explains Why You Should Book Your Trip Now

Visiting Cuba is the bucket list item to defeat all bucket list items. After all, who wouldn’t want to smoke a cigar in a country that’s been off-limits to American tourists since the 1950s? Traveling around Havana is the closest anyone can get to going back in time. The buildings are stunning, the …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

University of Illinois

7 Myths About Motorcycle Safety That Need To Go Away

As the last of the winter snow melts, motorcyclists across the country, both experienced and new, are getting ready to dust off their rides and make the most of the springtime weather. Some take advantage of this time to cross off iconic roads from their bucket lists, while others, eager to get …

Motorcycle Safety

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Apple Watch

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Stanford University

Rustic Tiny Homes for a Wintertime Retreat

Not everyone chooses to flock to tropical destinations on their vacation days. When a break from civilization is just what the doctor ordered, the …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Times Square

On the Andaman Sea in Thailand, a putt-putting boat will carry you to travel-poster fantasies

Fantastic shapes dotted the horizon — craggy limestone spikes that soared hundreds of feet into the cloudless blue sky — as our long-tail boat skimmed across the Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand.<p>The afternoon seemed idyllic, and I congratulated myself on becoming part of a living travel poster …

Andaman and Nicobar

The surprising new reason why eating fried foods may be good for you

Attention, French fry addicts: Your favorite food may not be so terrible for you after all.<p>At least, that's the conclusion made by a recent study published in <i>Food Chemistry</i> that found that the antioxidant content of deep-fried potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, and eggplant was significantly higher than …