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Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

BENQ's New SW320 31.5" 4K Monitor Is Perfect For Photographers

Some might say that the key to a great image is a good camera, or good lenses, or even your eye as a photographer, and while all of that is true – …

This is How You Stop Taking Bad Landscape Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a camera for the first time or if you’ve been at it for decades - sometimes the photos you take are just plain …

Photography

Airport workers reveal 14 hacks that will make your next flight easier

The inconveniences of air travel can range for disastrous to mildly irritating, whether it's a canceled flight or a seemingly endless security line. Thankfully, the good people on Reddit banded together and enlisted airport workers, from rampers to flight attendants, to reveal travel hacks straight …

Flying

The 39 Best New Bikes for Smaller Riders (and Budgets)

<i>UPDATE (3/13/2018): Our list of best new bikes for smaller riders and budgets continues to grow. We’re way beyond 39 now, but like we said before, we</i> …

Motorcycles

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6 Untold Reasons Amsterdam Should Be On Your List of Places to Visit

Credit<p>Just in case going on a vacation is one of the things you have planned for this summer, then exploring Netherlands should definitely be in your list. Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands, situated in the south of Netherlands, has been famed for many things. Chief on that list is its …

How the Smallest Change Made This Speaker Eight Times Better Than Any Other

Say hello to Devialet's new Gold Phantom.<p>Sitting on a Soho rooftop early one sunny morning, with The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" blasting as the rest of New York City rushes to work, is perhaps the perfect way to start the day. That it's coming through the French company Devialet's new Gold …

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

How to see Edinburgh, Scotland, in just one day? Go from chapel to castle to pub

We were overmatched.<p>We were three families with a single free day in Scotland. Scotland had highlands, lowlands, lochs, firths, castles and abbeys by the dozen, haggis and bagpipes, tweeds and sheep, golf and the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots.<p>Scotland had too much.<p>So we kept it simple. With the …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

South America

10 Waterproof Gadgets That Can Brave the Outdoors

These waterproof tech gadgets will come really handy during your adventures.<p>Just because you're outdoors doesn't mean you should have to surrender all your technological comforts just for fear of them getting wet. Here are ten gadgets that can take a swim along with you if need be.

Everyone thinks they’re a designer…

Sometimes, people like to contribute to the design process, often without an invitation to do so:<p>Boss wants me to use his favorite shade of …

Why the World Needs More Crowlers—Wait, What’s a Crowler?

What is a Crowler? For those who love beer, it's about to change the game.<p>“What the hell is a Crowler?”<p>That’s what went through my head after my friend in California said that he was going to send me a couple Crowlers from his local brewery about a year ago. At the time, I considered myself pretty …

100 Men In Masks Attacked Immigrants At A Swedish Train Station

The group had been handing out flyers with anti-immigrant messages shortly before the incident. Police arrested four men.<p>A group of approximately 100 men clad in black masks descended upon a Stockholm train station on Friday night and began physically attacking young immigrants, Swedish police told …

WATCH: What Would Happen if You Only Drank Soda?

Even sugar-free won't save you.<p>It's safe to say a lot of people like a lot of soda. Over 1.8 billion bottles of Coca Cola are sold every single day …

The 25 Greatest ’80s Movies

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 25<p>25. <i>Desperately Seeking Susan</i><p><b>25. Desperately Seeking Susan</b> (1985) Madonna in good movie …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

Chinese Yuan

10 incredible hotels you can only reach by boat

It seems like the new trend in hotels these days is putting them in weird places. Like, in an airplane. Or in a treehouse.<p>Or in railroad cars, train stations, helicopters, or any of the other cool places they've popped up.<p>But what if you want to stay in a hotel so secluded from humanity that the …

Florida

Verizon giving away 2GB to upgraders, T-Mobile discounts iPhones and Apple Watches to AT&T switchers

The carrier wars in the US are heating up as we head further into the winter, and that’s generally good news for consumers. Verizon is currently adding 2GB of data for new and current subscribers that upgrade to certain plans over the next few weeks. T-Mobile is targeting switchers by offering AT&T …

23 photos of famous landmarks lit up in solidarity with Paris

At least 120 people were killed and many more were injured in a series of shootings and bombings across multiple locations in Paris Friday evening.<p>Residents of countries all over the world were shocked, alarmed, and saddened for the people of France. Online, the hashtag #PrayForParis took over …

San Francisco

How to Be a S.M.A.R.T. Traveler in a Danger Zone

For most westerners, terror attacks have been limited to sites with centralized military, economic, or cultural significance. We have forgotten what it was like in the 1970s and 1980s when the Bader Meinhof Group, the Red Brigades, the IRA, and the PLO were routinely attacking civilian targets in …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

If You Want To See The Best Starry Nights, Head To Arizona

Oh my starry eyed surprise.<p>Stargazing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy wherever there's a beautiful night sky. But if you want to take your stargazing up a few notches, head to Arizona.<p>Arizona cities Flagstaff and Sedona, in particular, have some stellar nighttime sights. According …

The 20 Most Pinned Travel Destinations Ever

How many of these are on your board?<p>Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows.<p>The site released a list of the most pinned locations from all over the world, officially making us want to get the heck out of town. All those dream …

National Parks

$2 Junk Shop Photo Turns Out to Be $5,000,000 Photo of Billy the Kid

Back in 2010, a man named Randy Guijarro in Fresno, California, found and purchased an old tintype photo for $2 at a junk shop. It turns out that …

The Best Places To Visit Off-Season

The key to off-peak adventures is picking the right time and place. Here, we've rounded up a roster of spots you'll actually want to go and where you'll definitely save a dollar or two.<p>Barbados: Late June to November. <b>View panoramic & read more</b>.<p>Loire Valley, France: September to October. <b>View</b> …