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The 365-Day Bucket List

That mental list you keep of all the fun things you want to experience before it's too late? We wrote it down. Then we came up with a chronological plan for making it all happen—in the next 365 days.<p>This is a packed list, and yes, we know you probably have a day job. But check even a couple of …

Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

Hiked up to the lookout at the end of August and camped over-looking Hidden Lake for the night. First, the hike up was fun....about 3,000 ft …

Extreme Sports

National Geographic Travel

26 Very Important Nonfiction Books You Should Be Reading

As recommended by you.


10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …


39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkey sandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of …


17 Surprising Ways to Use a Rice Cooker

One-use kitchen tools? Boo to that! Who wants to spend precious cabinet storage space on a gadget you can use to make one thing? (Unless that one …


17 Colorado Trails That Should Be On Every Hiker's Bucket List

Warning: Breathtaking beauty ahead.

These Are the Best Views in America


United States

Meet The Non-MDs Solving Systemic Health Care Problems For Global Health Corps

Why a bunch of architects, designers, and logistics pros are the perfect group to tackle problems like maternal health and airborne disease.<p>Global Health Corps just sent its latest cohort of fellows to their yearlong posts developing health and social justice solutions in places like Zambia, …

New Jersey

Micellar Water as Face Wash: Does It Work? And 3 of Our Favorites

I've been on a mission to overhaul my skin care routine. It started out intense with scrubs, peels, and laser treatments, but now in skin rehab, I've put the brakes on harsh ingredients and products in exchange for gentler ones. And you know what? My skin has been really happy about it.<p>That's why I …

Skin Care

7 Rules For Innovation Managers

In the 21st century, we see the rise of the creative economy. A majority of CEOs reports that <i>creativity</i> is the most important leadership competency for enterprises. And leading companies are rebranding knowledge workers to <i>creative workers</i>. Therefore, to be innovative as a business, managers must …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

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Acne be gone: the amazing artistry of YouTube make-up tutorials for bad skin

There is little anyone can do to control the skin we’re born with, but these videos prove that with enough practice and paint, you can take back control<p>In 2010, a model and video blogger named Cassandra Bankson posted a video of her daily acne-covering makeup routine, which quickly went viral due …

Skin Care

Kristen Stewart And Jesse Eisenberg Tackle Sexist Interview Questions In Hilarious New Video

If Cara Delevingne's and Kate Mara's experiences are any indication, sitting through press junket interviews can get pretty repetitive, not to mention ridiculously sexist.<p>Stars are often asked the same questions hundreds of times, and, as was the case for Delevingne, called out for not being lively …

Jesse Eisenberg

Can Evening Primrose Oil Stop Adult Acne?

I had beautiful skin as a teenager, and while it was great in my younger years, it left me completely unprepared for the adult acne I now deal with regularly. On a weekly basis, you'll find me trying a multitude of new products with salicylic acid, retinols galore and just about any ingredient that …

Skin Care

I Tried This Garlic Face Mask, and It Cleared My Acne

When it comes to skin care, masks are considered some of the most luxurious and effective treatments on the market. And I have to admit, my personal favorites fall on the more extravagant side of the spectrum: <b>Darphin Skin Mat Purifying Aromatic Clay Mask</b> (smells divine), SK-II Facial Treatment Mask …

Skin Care

The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …


The 99 rules all men should live by

Unfortunately, all I have to do is look around me to see that it's time for a refresher.<p>And because good advice never goes out of style, here are 99 rules for men to live by:<p>1. Measure yourself only against your previous self.<p>2. Never cancel dinner plans with a woman by text message.<p>3. Ignore the …

Barack Obama

This Hilarious TED Talk Demonstrates Every Bad Meeting You've Ever Attended |

You've just come into work. As you're getting set up for the day, a co-worker comes in and proceeds to walk out with your chair, without saying a word. No comments on why he needs it, or if and when he's going to bring it back. Just up and out.<p>How would you react?<p>That's how David Grady begins his …

TED Talks

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Surfer Tara Michie's Hair, Makeup, and Skin Care Secrets

Who knows beachy waves, sun-kissed skin, and natural-looking makeup better than a surfer? We asked Ladyslider blogger and Hawaiian surfer Tara Michie to take a break from her board to show us the hair, makeup, and skin care products she loves on—and off!—the beach.<p><b>Shiseido UV Protective Liquid</b> …

Skin Care