Paresh Parekh

664 Flips | 28 Magazines | 31 Likes | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @eaglenyne | Keep up with Paresh Parekh on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Paresh Parekh”

Canyon trail bridges lakes across state border

The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Enter your email at the top and check the box marked “Travel.”<p>Even in the …

Tahoe

These Unusual, Rare-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings Just Landed at Dover Street Market

Baylee Zwart’s engagement ring is Instagram-famous. In fact, if you’re a jewelry fan, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it, whether you knew who it belonged to or not. The ring is relatively simple—gold band, solitaire diamond, bezel setting—but the diamond is shaped like, well, a diamond. …

Engagement Rings

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Money

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

YouTube

Our 7 Favorite Fall Backpacking Trips

If you tend to put away your camping gear for the long haul as fall rolls around, you’re missing out on one of the best backpacking seasons. Why? Because in autumn, the heat, mosquitos, wildfires, and vacation crowds have all died down, and you stand a chance at having fall foliage, butterfly …

Trails

When applying to college, this character trait may mean more than grades

As college application season arrives, the biggest struggle for many students is deciding what to write about for their personal essay. Channeling one’s inner self into a package that shines in print is not easy for anyone, but it is particularly challenging for teenagers who have not previously …

University of California

How To Fix Slouching

A rounded upper back, sometimes called a slouch, is correctly called hyperkyphosis. Hyperkyphosis can be caused by a number of factors including …

Yoga

This Brain Teaser Will Make You Want to Throw Your Phone in the Trash

Take a good hard look at this seemingly innocent photo and see if you can figure out just how many number 8s you see. Go ahead. Look at it. Your options are four, five, seven, or nine, as the photo shows, so if the first time you count you get something other than that, sorry, try again.<p>A quick …

9 Highly Successful People Share the Inspirational Quotes That Changed Their Lives

High performers share their spiritual mantras, rallying cries, and guiding beacons.<p>Inspirational quotes can be more than slogans on a Hallmark card. …

Success

How to Make Richer, Healthier, and Better Tasting Coffee at Home

These five tips will help you make the perfect cup at home no matter what method you use.<p>Coffee is one of life's pleasures, and it's a superfood, …

Coffee

Blast Your Lower Body Into Shape with This 20-Minute Circuit

If you want lower body gains, you're going to have to squat.<p>When you're hitting a lower body workout, you can't expect progress if you skimp on the squats.<p>That's why Jay Cardiello, the celebrity trainer who's worked with 50 Cent and Kevin Love, packs his leg day routines with as many variations of …

Workouts

Forget the Dumbbells! These Intense Workouts Use Just a Wall

Feel like you can't work out because you don't have a gym or equipment? That's no excuse, because these intense, effective moves use a wall. Burn calories and and build strength in ways you never imagined. Yes, one of these videos even shows how to do burpees using a wall! Find a wall, and give …

Workouts

You Can Adopt Dogs That Failed Government Training for Being Too ‘Nice’ — Here’s How

Not all dogs graduate service dog training.<p>There is something simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking about a service dog who fails training. While …

Pets

The 10 Best Podcasts For Kids in 2018 (So Far) - Fatherly | Fatherly

When you listen to the right podcast your day gets a thousand times better. Listening to a podcast is like getting invited into a room where all of …

Kids

Colorado's Top 5 Mountain Towns to Hit Before Summer’s Over

People love Denver, and who can blame them. A hip food scene, craft breweries, legendary live music and copious, completely legal Rocky Mountain …

Hot Springs

Most People Don't Know About This One Smartphone Feature That Can Potentially Save Their Child's Life

The tragic death of Mollie Tibbetts is a reminder that your smartphone has the potential to be a lifesaver, but only if you know how to use this critical feature.<p>The Mollie Tibbetts tragedy that is unfolding today hits especially hard if you're a parent. As the father of a young girl I cannot begin …

Emergency Medicine

We found the best toy to keep kids entertained at restaurants and on planes

Parents, stop what you're doing: we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>Parents, stop what you're doing — we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>They're called Plus-Plus blocks, and they are amazing: portable, educational, fun, affordable. And they have the rare mystical ability to …

If you want to have a good time, ask a Buddhist | Oliver Burkeman

What with positive emotions being, shall we say, thin on the ground these days – in public life, anyway – I was pleased to encounter this wise insight into how to generate more of them, courtesy of the German-born Buddhist nun Ayya Khema: “We may believe that it’s the quality of the sunset that …

Meditation

Add 4 Wi-Fi smart plugs to your home for $19.39

A few weeks back I invited you to try a Wi-Fi smart plug for just $9. The bad news: They sold out quickly. The good news: Now you can get a four-pack for under $20. It's a different brand, but pretty much the same basic product.<p>That product is this: The <b>Lightstory Smart Plug four-pack for $19.39</b> …

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

At its best, science fiction can present a captivating, inventive picture of societal trends and flaws.<p>The Metacritic data we compiled here to track the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time traces a lineage of great films from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" through the Tom …

San Francisco

The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs

These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there …

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

The Best Stand-Up Specials On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 29th</b><p>The past few years have seen a rigorous expansion of stand-up comedy after years of neglect. Hence why there are hundreds of titles in Netflix’s stand-up category. Even for budding comedy fans, there’s a lot of must-see specials to choose from.<p>So here are the 25 best …

Entertainment

Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum.<p>The geological history of blue …

Seafloor

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Meet the $27 pen that lets you draw physical objects in midair

Whether or not you have a single artistic bone in your body, we guarantee that you will have an absolute blast with the Canbor 3D Printing Pen. This …

The 12 Most Beautiful Places in Colorado

Towering, snow-capped mountains, waterfall hikes, natural hot springs tucked into valleys, golden galaxies of aspen trees in the fall—Colorado puts …

Challenge Yourself With This Trainer's No-Equipment Ab Workout — It's a "Tough One"

Are you up for a challenge? Personal trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is here to fire up your abs like never before. She shared an advanced bodyweight ab workout on Instagram that's "not for beginners," according to her caption. The workout features five killer moves that require zero …

These 41 Under-$20 Products On Amazon Prime are God’s Gift To Bargain Hunters

Oscar Wilde once said, "I can resist everything except temptation." And when it comes to bargain hunting online, I firmly believe this to be true. …

30 of the Best Healthy Items You Can Find at Costco

As much as we love Costco, it can also be an overwhelming place to shop. With so many amazing products available, it's difficult to stick to your grocery list and know which items are worth adding to your cart. Luckily, we've narrowed down the best healthy foods and products to help make your next …