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9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Our editors pick their ultimate beach reads (but they're good to read at home, by the pool, or in a tent, too):

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.


The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Clown fish, Halik Reef, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Image by Randi Ang / …

Scuba Diving

Edward Snowden's Leaks May Actually Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

With the issue of cyber-snooping out in the open, Beijing and Washington are now on a more equal footing.<p>The reason why both Americans and Chinese have become so nostalgic for the great Nixon/Kissinger-Mao Zedong/Zhou Enlai breakthrough in 1972 is because that was the last time that Sino-U.S. …

The History of Aspect Ratio in Cinema - Video Presentation

24 Hours in the Life of a Beauty Brand CEO

As I write this, it is just past 7 pm somewhere in the skies. I spend a lot of time here -- a lot of time in the sky, in airports. As a beauty entrepreneur, I travel most of my time. Also as a beauty entrepreneur, I get asked frequently what a "normal" day is like. The short answer is there is no …

Snowden: NSA Collects 'Everything,' Including Content Of Emails

Self-described NSA leaker Edward Snowden has made some stunning allegations during a live chat with <i>The Guardian</i> today.<p>Snowden, who leaked classified documents revealing the existence of the NSA PRISM program, which U.S. officials say mines Internet data from foreigners, contradicted both what the …

High Court Strikes Ariz. Voting Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship

The Supreme Court is looking to make the final stretch of the 2012 term a dramatic one: While the justices knocked out five opinions today, none of them were the major ones we've been looking forward to. As we've told you before, we're waiting for:<p>— <i>Fisher v. University of Texas</i>, a key test of …

Travel Lists Archives – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

By Stephanie Kempker| 2018-01-18T15:26:34+00:00 January 18th, 2018|<p>The latest country-ranking index doesn't measure GDP or even national happiness. …

The Best of Esther Williams

America's mermaid passed away Thursday at 91 years old. Take a look back at some of her most famous underwater on-screen moments.

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Design Hotels Turns 20!

From Bali and Portugal to France and Miami, a look back at some of Design Hotels’ coolest properties.<p>Courtesy of Design Hotels