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Zeiss Announces Brand New Lenses for the iPhone

In one of the cooler announcements for CES 2016, Zeiss is getting into the mobile phone lens game with a brand new suite of lenses that they’re …

A 21-Day Passage to Costa Rica

It's become common lore (and accepted by some) that it takes 21 days for an individual to form new habits. With that in mind, the team at Passage—a new travel organization dedicated to immersive experiences—has built a 21-day excursion to the Puerta a La Vida retreat in the Costa Rican wilderness. …

This Virtual Assistant Service Changed My (Work) Life

Maybe I do want full-time service at on-demand prices, but Fyxer met my needs and, for the first time ever, provided a level of service that beat Zirtual by a mile.<p>I've been a real curmudgeon about virtual assistant services lately.<p>After a string of articles criticizing them and wondering if it …

Virtual Assistants

The 7 Things an SEO Beginner Needs to Learn First | Inc.com

If you're just getting started in SEO, you're a little late to the party--but that doesn't mean you can't still take advantage of all the benefits SEO has to offer. There are always new ways to build authority and outrank your competitors, even on a small budget, but you have to know what you're …

The Biggest Failures in Social Media in 2015

And some of the strategies that will help you steer clear of trouble in 2016.<p>We all know that marketing your business or personal brand on social media is an inexact science. You're never going to get things "perfect," as there will probably always be someone who disagrees with what you had to say …

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Doug Tompkins, Founder of The North Face, Dies in Kayaking Accident

Doug Tompkins, Founder of The North Face, Dies in Kayaking AccidentTO GO WITH AFP STORY US billionaire Douglas Tompkins poses in his property in …

Astra Esa smartwatch, a wrist-mounted watch/smartphone/display for those on the move

<b>Toby Hodges looks at the first smartwatch designed for sailing<br>Price €399 (£311) for the watch and app and €400 (£312) for the multiplexer</b> <br>Eight …

Guide to Idaho’s best clothing-optional hot springs

IN IDAHO, geothermal geology and remote, mountainous geography combine to produce some of the most plentiful and enjoyable hot springs anywhere in …

Time Is Money: Keeping the Anstead Oceanis 001 Weird

There’s something about a watch you could actually buy with your current bank account, right now, that gets the heart thumping and the synapses …

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

1. Yapashi Ruins Trail<p><b>Distance:</b> 6 miles one way<b><br>Rating:</b> Difficult<b><br>More info:</b> Bandelier National Monument<p>700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest …

Where Is the World’s Best Beach Vacation?

<i>Updated March 31, 2015</i>—How do you take your beach? Perhaps its aquatic adventure you seek, with everything from snorkelling to scuba-diving to …

A Mangrove Tour in Langkawi

Close your eyes and picture a wildlife safari. What do you see? My guess is that the images dancing through your mind involve Africa’s Big …

The Most Epic Place for Spring Skiing Right Now

It was an awful year for snow. Well, at least it was in the west, and the results for some hills were pretty dramatic. Most resorts across western North America received significantly less snow than usual. Many closed early, like Sierra-at-Tahoe which was forced to close in mid-March, six weeks …

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25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

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Using the 6 Clinically Proven Principles of Persuasion

In his latest book, Robert Cialdini identifies 52 small changes that you can make immediately to ignite big influence and the desired results for your business.<p>In today's hyper growth business environment, most leaders are seeking out the "game changers", "paradigm shifts", and "strategic …

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Ricoh's WG-M1 is an action camera from the people that make Pentax

Dizzying first-person footage? Check. Skate/parkour/longboard adrenaline ride? Check. Ricoh (perhaps better known for its Pentax brand) knows what action camera buyers want. Or at least the category's marketing staples. Its latest cam is the Ricoh WG-M1, and it's aimed squarely at the Blanchards …

Luxury resorts are putting on after-hours entertainment, with activities ranging from moonlight surfing in Hawaii to overnight hiking in Jamaica. http://bit.ly/1s1ll9v

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Studio Visit: Wood'd

by Heather Stewart Feldman<p>Italian company Wood’d makes tech accessories and other objects from wood and leather, seamlessly blending modern aesthetics and processes with artisan woodworking skills and techniques. Determined to contribute to the future of their family’s business—but in their own …

The Roamographer by HoldFast

Camera bags often call to mind cheap nylon, regrettable color choices and logos that look like something from a forgotten Windows '98 software suite. Luckily over the past few years camera accessories have gone the way of craftsmanship, with quality leather straps worthy of the most pristine Leica …

4 Things You Absolutely Must Answer Before Pitching a VC | Inc.com

Does your start-up need cash? One way to get it is to convince people who have it-- such as friends, family, angel investors, or venture capitalists-- to write you a check.<p>While some will do that because they like you or your idea, most investors won’t give up their cash unless you can convince …

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10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

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Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET

Nine Luxury Retreats in California Wine Country (Photos)

Golden State Getaway<p>Plan your next getaway to one of these luxurious hotels in Napa and Sonoma counties for relaxation and wine.<p>08.31.13 4:45 AM ET

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

We're expanding into water. @jonathantweeted taking out the 260hp Sea Doo RXP-X 260. More soon.

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels