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This $213 Train Ride Lets You See America's Most Beautiful Bucket List Sites

With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel …

San Francisco

These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America

This summer is slated to be a stellar one for stargazing. Saturn’s rings will be at nearly full tilt, providing quite a show if you have even a small telescope. In July, Mars will be about as close as it ever gets to Earth, meaning it’ll shine even brighter. Add to that the usual smattering of …

National Parks

Distillery Cat Wanted: Must Be Affable, Brand-Boosting, Cold-Blooded Killer

Inviting a cat to live in a distillery is like offering a child free room and board at a Disney World theme park. In a distillery, there are tall stacks of shipping pallets to climb, oak barrels to jump on, pipes to nimbly tightrope-walk across and — of course — a steady supply of rodents to …

The 14 Best Road Trips to Take in the Fall

There is more to see in the fall in the U.S. than just leaves changing color (although those are worth seeing, too). As the weather cools and gets …

Add a high-tech Head Up Display to any car for under $50

Some features found in luxury cars are ridiculous and really not worth the expense. I’m sure they’re nice and all, but do you really need seats that …

A Hypnotic Look at How Japanese Samurai Swords Are Made

Paper, books, wooden joints, tea whisks — Japanese culture has, for seemingly all of its long recorded history, greatly esteemed the making of …

Mass Effect: Andromeda guide: How to build the strongest team for the final battle

Every end game-effecting mission and decision<p>A lot of the decisions you make in <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> feel important, and some of them are. But not every one has long term effects — at least in this installment of the franchise. Some of the binary decisions — like at the end of “The First Murderer” …

Mass Effect

Ten Of The Best Geek Bars In The U.S.

Geeks were once stuck in libraries, movie theaters and comic book stores, since the cool kids were always picking on them, but now geeks are the cool …

Comic Books

A Garage Apartment Designed to Let the Light In

A family in River Oaks, Texas enlisted Marie Flanigan Interiors to build a garage apartment for visiting guests and extra work space. Modestly-sized …

One Drag Queen Recreated Famous Cartoon Characters

For anyone who's watched RuPaul's Drag Race or has seen your local queens perform in person, you know that drag is an art form. Well, here's a …

20 Ways to Accidentally Ruin the Next 20 Years of Your Life

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And so often, against our better judgment, we accidentally make the wrong …

Days of our Lives

3 Steps to Build Your Resilience

Cut yourself slack on the results you're getting and celebrate how hard you're working it.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success of any kind takes time, consistent effort, failure and resilience. Take the late Louis L’Amour, for example. He’s regarded as …

Motivation

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

The Ultimate Zombie Workout: Post-Apocalyptic Daily Workout Routine

<b>Post Apocalyptic Daily Zombie Workout Routine</b><p>The thick walls of your dark basement can’t prevent the zombie moans from incessantly ringing in your …

The Beginner's Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. It took me from point A to B, but it was definitely time for an …

Bicycles

How to Tell a Cohesive Career Story When You’ve Done a Little Bit of Everything

A decade ago, if you looked at my resume, it would just look like I’d thrown random job titles on a page. I’d done so many different things that it …

How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body

Everyone knows exercise plays an important role in our general health, but whether its a lack of motivation, the need to travel to the gym, the cost …

22 Weather Proverbs That Are Actually True | The Art of Manliness

When you really think about it, the weather impacts our decisions every single day. What we wear, when we leave for our morning commute, the chores …

How Leo Tolstoy Found His Purpose: The Beloved Author on Personal Growth and the Meaning of Human Existence

“That which one has set oneself to do, one should not relinquish on the grounds of absence of mind or distraction.”<p><i>“To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention,”</i> Susan Sontag asserted in one of her final works, a superb meditation on storytelling and what it …

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

Image Announces 19 New Comics at Image Expo 2016

Your pull list is about to get a lot bigger.<p>Image Comics held their latest Image Expo in Seattle, WA today, where they announced a huge new lineup of …

10 of the Best Highbrow Comedies on Film

On this day back in 1978, <i>Annie Hall</i> beat out <i>Star Wars</i> for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, proving that audiences still had a taste for highbrow …

43 Truths About People, Relationships And The Rollercoaster Of Life

Life, with its many twists and turns, cannot be compared to any other solitary thing. Life is too deep, wide, strange, evocative, breathtaking, …

Lovecraft Country Is One of the Most Thrilling Books of the Year

Imagine that you’re driving home, and a cop pulls you over for no reason. He begins to search your car and finds a stash of rare science fiction …

Books

The Power of Mental Models: How Flight 32 Avoided Disaster

On a sunny morning in 2010, Qantas Airways flight 32 taxied onto a runway in Singapore, requested permission to begin the eight-hour flight to …

Add the Star Trek LCARS Interface to Any Touch Screen Raspberry Pi Project

The Raspberry Pi can power all kinds of great projects, but building an interface to actually interact with those projects is a chore. DIYer Toby …

40 Things You'd Better Do Before 50

Everyone lives once only. Though all of us have plenty of dreams and goals, it usually ends up with nothing done. And a number of us end up just …

The Biggest Room Mistake We See Over and Over

Curtains complete a room. They help control the light, lend privacy and warmth, affirm your style, and add texture and color. Maximize their benefits …

Your Top Four Picks For Best Beard Trimmer

We’ve tallied up the nominations, and these are the four most popular trimmers for keeping your beard in check. See what readers had to say below, …