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How to Pack your Bug Out Bag

A Bug Out Bag is something that most of us are familiar with even if most of us do not have one loaded by the door or in the trunk of your car, ready …

The Best Luxury Trains in the World - Most Luxurious Train Rides

In an age where airlines dominate and fast transportation is prized, train travel is a pleasure few experience. <b>The luxurious railways of today allow</b> …

Stocking Stuffers

While the most important thing this holiday season is time with friends and family, I am frequently asked for gift suggestions, often for the …

5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Gourmet dinners don't have to be complicated -- in fact, sometimes simple is best!<p><b>1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is full of flavor and and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is first …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

How to Make Any Steak Tender

In the West we are blessed with great steaks. Many are intrinsically tender, especially the so-called "noble cuts," like filet mignon, strip steak, and rib steak). But even our fibrous steaks, like flank and skirt, chew easily compared to the meat served on much of Planet Barbecue, where livestock …

Personal Locator Beacons and Satellite Messengers

October 4th, 1957 marks time as one of the most pivotal days in modern history. At exactly 19:28 GMT the earth rumbled underfoot as a boiling column …

3 Tips for Starting Your Own Business at Any Age

Leaving your career to start a new venture can be daunting at any age. However, later in life might actually be the perfect time to leap and watch the net appear. Remember that scene from <i>Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade</i> when he had to take a leap of faith by crossing a huge abyss and the path …

5 Things I Learned From Working in a Restaurant Kitchen

<i>Today: Our Community Manager Catherine Lamb shares the lessons she's learned from working in a restaurant kitchen.</i><p>For the past six months, I've spent my Saturdays working in a restaurant kitchen. I'm a "trail" or, if you're fancy and French, a "stage," which makes me basically a part-time …

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73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth that the most honest …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel

Code-named ‘The Green Prince,’ Mosab Hassan Yousef betrayed his father and passed intel from the highest echelons of Hamas to Israel’s internal …

14 Things You Didn't Know About Dairy Queen

For decades upon decades, Dairy Queen has been there for you in the summertime with ice cream, burgers, and the occasional visit from Bill Clinton. But how much do you actually know about this ever-evolving, soft serve-slinging "fan food" behemoth? Well, did you know that it was founded by a dude …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

The Most Influential Shapers Of All Time

As the founder of ...Lost Surfboards, Matt Biolos has been at the forefront of board design for more than 20 years, and his high-performance crafts …

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Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

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These Gadgets Will Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away

If the prospect of leaving home for a few days (or weeks) inspires stress dreams of imagined calamity, these high-tech helpers will bring you solace.<p>Traveling is supposed to be about relaxation, but for some, leaving home inspires nightmares of flooded basements, forgotten stove burners quietly …

Gunfight Friday: Remington 600 vs. Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Two .308s square off in today’s Gunfight Friday: a Remington 600 versus a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. Besides their calibers, both rifles share a …

The Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Home's Value

The unexpected little details that could cost you big time.<p>Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run.

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Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

13 Rules Today's New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane decade of …

Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies

As inspiring as it is to see exciting new entrepreneurs bringing innovation and disruption to the business world, I’m always curious to know how some of the most successful and well-established entrepreneurs reflect on their business journeys. So I asked Virgin founder Richard Branson and Zappos …

The 15 Best-Paying Jobs For Young Professionals

Two months ago, the class of 2014 left the gates of their beloved alma maters. Fortunately for them, there are some great-paying jobs they can pursue.<p>With help from Payscale, the creator of the world's largest database of individual compensation profiles, containing more than 40 million today, …

How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably | Inc.com

It's common knowledge that most entrepreneurs fail at some point. Sometimes it's a colossal failure that results in a startup closing its doors.<p>Other times, it's just a little hiccup that makes for a great story. Regardless of the severity of the failure, many successful individuals have had just …

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