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Beautiful Latin American Destinations That Are Better Than Europe

For Americans who want to take a trip, Europe has long held the big glamour spots. The beaches of the French Riviera, the ski chalets of the Swiss …

10 best musician apps for Android

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes. You may be a woodwind player in an orchestra or a guitar player in a rock band. That makes the subject of musician apps a little difficult to approach. There are many types who have many needs. We have a decent list here that should help most people. However, …

The 8 Best Comics to Read in August

<i>Each month,</i> <i>Abraham Riesman</i> <i>offers recommendations of comics, including book-length graphic novels, comics-format nonfiction, and ongoing series. With</i> …

Graphic Novels

Review: Circle Pay, the cheapest way to send money between countries

Anyone who has ever sent or received payments between countries will know that the process is either expensive, complex or both.<p>PayPal, for example, is a really simple way to send money to someone, and it takes care of the currency conversion – but at a really terrible rate. Direct bank-to-bank …

Digital Currency

The Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

<i>This list has been updated to include October releases.</i><p>This year has already seen one attempt at crowning a best film go awry, but we won’t be …

Emily V. Gordon

5 Tips To Help You Book The Next Airline Mistake Fare

As you may have heard, ANA had an amazing fare sale — or possibly a mistake fare — with roundtrip business class tickets from Vancouver to Sydney …

Phoenix’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i>has asked literary celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with</i> …

Literature

The Best Homepage Designs on the Internet and How to Copy Them

People have been predicting the “death of the homepage” for years.But the homepage will never go away.Each site needs a front door to welcome its new …

Marketing

5 Reasons to Read The Last Magician

<b>“Gangs of New York meets Six of Crows in this captivating new series about a girl who must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could</b> …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Venture Capital

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Alt.Latino's Midsummer New Music Roundup

I don't know about where you are, but here in D.C., it's hot. And if you're looking for a way to beat the summer heat, <i>Alt.Latino</i>'s midsummer roundup of new music will do the trick!<p>Well, OK, not really — these tracks won't do anything about the heat. That was just some old-fashioned radio promotion …

The ultimate Australia travel bucket list [INFOGRAPHIC]

THERE IS SO much one can do while traveling around Australia that a travel bucket list for checking out all the great things about Down Under can …

Simply getting more organized saved me over $1,000 a month

And I never minded — until I became a full-time freelancer and realized my disorganized lifestyle was costing me time, money and sanity.<p>The tipping point came recently on a weeklong vacation. Our first day away, I got a text: A food subscription box had arrived. Seconds later, my phone vibrated …

Personal Finance

The Culthopping Twins Who Have Been Evangelicals, Rappers, and Digital Nomads

The high season in Chiang Mai falls between November and February, after the monsoon rains and before the burning season, when farmers in the …

Digital Nomads

How to Get the Best Workout Of Your Life—Without Setting Foot In a Gym

The great outdoors will lend you the only equipment you need<p>Forget dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, and the latest, greatest cardio machine at your gym. You don't need <i>any</i> of them—or a gym membership—to get in fantastic shape.<p>That's because you already have a free gym, and it's right at …

Learn to pair Google web fonts with this classic art-inspired guide

There are several nifty ways to go about pairing fonts for your design projects, including this machine learning-based tool and this Tinder-style app. But if you just want to see some great combinations, you’ll want to check out this excellent guide by designer Lou Levit.<p>It features 50 top-notch …

This nifty travel budget calculator is a digital nomad's wet dream

If you’re a digital nomad at heart and you often suffer from irrepressible episodes of wanderlust, you know how important it is to plan your budget in advance. But in case you’re too lazy to calculate your expenses, there’s now a website that will do it for you.<p>The Earth Awaits is a free tool that …

Digital Nomads

Industrial Design: Foldable Desk made of Cardboard Paper

A project where I feel that industrial design shines for its right purposes and cause. We are checking out this design by Seoul-based designer …

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Ultramarathons

Get Closer to Doing a Handstand in 12 Minutes

Do you dream of doing handstands? Me too. This video will not make you a handstand master, but it will help you stretch your wrists and come closer …

Yoga

Opinion: To be a better investor, read more good novels

To be a successful investor, it helps to understand people. And nothing does a better job than great literature in providing insight into how …

7 tricks to getting richer — not poorer — during summer vacation season

It's finally summer — time to book a vacation — but you may be feeling financial guilt, especially if you've already surpassed the average American's …

50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

You know how to do something people would hire you for, if they know you are available.<p>If you're looking for ways you can earn a few extra bucks with a side hustle, you'd likely encounter hundreds of strategies for make some money. However, depending on your unique needs and your skills, earning a …

Why Egon Schiele is one of art’s greatest provocateurs

It’s been ninety-nine-years since his death and 20th-century artist Egon Schiele is still as radical and prolific as he ever was. Now regarded as a leading figure in Austrian Expressionism, during the course of his short life (1890-1918), the artist caused uproar with his unflinching and …

Art History

7 Special Forces Workout Techniques To Get You Ripped

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.<p>The digital revolutionhas long been in the works, and now, count The Library of Congress as one of the standard-bearers of making old, new. The Library's comprehensive digitization project, makes …

Genealogy

The Normalization of Conspiracy Culture

People who share dangerous ideas don’t necessarily believe them.<p><i>Updated on June 17, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. ET</i><p>The catastrophe wasn’t what it seemed. It was an inside job, people whispered. Rome didn’t have to burn to the ground.<p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, after the Great Fire of Rome leveled most of the …

JFK Assassination

How to Find Awesome Music from Around the World on Spotify

No matter where music comes from, it has the power to make you feel, make you think, and make you dance. If you use Spotify, broadening your musical …

Music Industry

What I've been reading - recommended books

A few days ago Jason Kottke posted his media diet - a list of books and movies he's read and watched recenty. I found some interesting things on his …