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11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

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The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

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These Milk Carton Devices May Save California from Drought

In February 2014, Marty Ralph found himself in a Gulfstream jet flying into a storm off the California coast. The director for the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at San Diego's SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, Ralph carried with him a handful of plastic devices shaped like milk …

5 Common Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

A treadmill running pro outlines five common things runners do wrong when they hit the “on button.”<p>Treadmill running gets a bad rap (so boring. going nowhere. not as effective). But David Siik has been giving the workout a reputation makeover—in terms of both treadmill technique and giving the …

You Can Outrun Your Genes

New research shows that exercise can fight the genes that cause obesity.<p>Within the massive pool of “exercise is good for the body” research, genes are a relatively new addition. Scientists for years have examined the benefits of physical activityon your hardware—like your heart, lungs, and even …

Top 10 Writing Quotes to Get You Started in 2016

Whether or not you’re the New Year’s resolution-making type or not, you probably understand that meeting your writing goals takes a combination of …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Here Are 2015's Top 50 Running Songs, According to Spotify

Spotify analyzed what runners listened to in 2015 to come up with this ultimate list of running songs.<p>For many runners, a good playlist is as …

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

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