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How to Memorize an Entire Deck of Cards, Guaranteed (and Supercharge Your Memory)

Nelson Dellis, world record holder and 4-time winner of the USA Memory Championship, shows how you (and even I) can memorize a deck of cards and, in the process, remember anything you really want to remember.<p>Do you want to improve your short-term memory? Do you want to remember names, faces, …

The Brain

What Do Chefs Pack Their Kids For Lunch?

We asked chefs across the country what they feed their toughest audience, and came back with great ideas.<p>Hear that? It’s the sound of millions of frustrated parents staring at lunchboxes, wondering how to fill them. You know who has to feed difficult, sometimes whiny people on a regular basis? …

9 Styling Things You're Doing Wrong in Your Bedroom

#1. Stop using bright, bold patterned bedding.<p>Your bedroom should be the place where you find peace. It's where you sleep, love, dream, and are oftentimes the most vulnerable. "You want the space to be a calming refuge," says Alexander Reid, a head stylist at One Kings Lane. "You want to simply …

Kyoto : Bishamondo temple, Kyoto, Japan 毘沙門堂 京都

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5 of Kyoto’s Best High-End Traditional Japanese Hotels – Japan Info

Kyoto was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and it remains the most historically important city in Japan. If you go, you should make sure …

Japan

Top 10 Kyoto Hotels: Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winners – Japan Info

Kyoto became the capital of Japan in the 8th century. It flourished as the center for Japanese politics, economy and culture for some 1,100 years …

Japan

Fushimi Irari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Posted at 09:30h in Asia, Blog, Japan, Urban Adventure by Jenna Kvidt 18 Comments<p>The Fushimi Inari Shrine was one place we just had to add to our …

6 Reasons to Visit Kyoto

Standing in stately contrast to the neon-lit adrenaline of Tokyo, Japan’s second city exudes a warm, elegant vibe that has been attracting visitors …

Personal Experience: Affordable Hotel in the heart of Kyoto – Japan Info

Kyoto, the old historical Japanese city which offers unique and exciting journeys to experience, is known to be one of the most famous places to …

Japan

What Not to Do When Traveling to Kyoto

There is nothing worse when you’re traveling abroad than acting like one of “those” tourists. You know the ones: They have no knowledge of local …

These Crazy Cases Will Transform Your Smartphone into a Movie Camera

Ah, the movies. There is <i>nothing</i> better than popping up a bowl of popcorn, snuggling down with your S.O. and turning on Netflix. People love their movies. They’re an incredible vehicle for stories and have the means of reaching a vast audience — in fact, you’ve probably dreamed about a story or two …

The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – but Some Don't by Nate Silver

<b>Recommended by Don Bailey</b><p>Nate Silver has become a statistical sensation after building a predictor for baseball and accurately guessing the 2008 presidential election. The CEO of the highest-ranked company on our list of America's Best Small Companies recommends this book, where Silver breaks down …

Get a three-in-one smartphone lens kit for $11.99

Smartphone lens kits have been around nearly as long as smartphones, affording far more variety and precision to your snapshots than your phone can by itself.<p>Just one problem: Most of the kits require either a specialized case (bleh) or the addition of an unsightly magnetic ring around the lens …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

30 Awesome Whole30 Recipes

You’ve probably seen the hashtag on your friends’ Instagram posts of salmon salads and kale fritattas: #Whole30. It’s the current trendy diet that …

Get a Xiaomi Yi action camera for $68.88 shipped

Looking to strap an action-cam to your drone, dog, helmet or the like? The gold standard has long been the GoPro, but ye gods, the prices! The current models range from $300-$500. There are cheaper alternatives, of course, but most of them fall short in one or more key areas.<p>Enter the Xiaomi Yi, …

GoPro

Here’s What Happens When You Color Instead of Watch TV for a Week

Usually when adults are looking to relax or let off steam they hit the gym, head to happy hour or zone out in front of the television — all of which are solid options. But there’s another stress-relieving activity gaining popularity — and it’s one you probably haven’t done since elementary school: …

Cocktails & Dreams -- nightmare version of 80s Tom Cruise movie

This took a ton of work, but man, it was worth it!<p>If you've ever seen the movie <i>Cocktail</i>, the Tom Cruise bartending saga from the Summer of 1988, you …

Cocktails

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection as a $0.99 Kindle ebook

You can get all these Sherlock Holmes stories and novels for free, because they are in the public domain, but I was happy to pay ninety-nine cents …

Sherlock Holmes

This Is the New Diet Everyone’s Been Searching for

There will always be celebrity-favorite diets, top-pinned recipes + food myths trying to get us to cut this grain or amp up that protein. At the start of the year (post-resolutions, natch ;) we highlighted some of the best and worst diets in 2015 , but there’s a brand-new one making waves across …

Moju image app puts your moments in motion

We grew up in homes with robust photo albums, reels of 8 mm home movies and stacks of VHS tapes. These represent the branches and blossoms of our growing family trees.<p>In the digital age, we’ve filled out the branches, capturing millions of pictures and video clips almost out of concern we will miss …

Guinness Affogato

Makes 1 Servings<p>The recipe doesn’t say to add a shot of Baileys, but we have a feeling you wouldn’t regret doing so.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 scoops vanilla ice cream<p>1 ounce hot espresso<p>4 ounces Guinness stout<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place ice cream in a tall glass. Pour espresso over and top off with Guinness. …

Ice Cream

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking

The Spiralizer: Why Your Next Bowl of Pasta Just Might Not Be Pasta at All

Pasta? That's so last season. The latest culinary rage is spiralized veggies, with zucchini leading the charge. But no, we're not calling them "zoodles."<p>We love traditional pasta, but lately we've noticed a new breed of noodles. We're not talking about rice, corn, or quinoa spaghetti—we're talking …

6 Ways to Cook with Guinness on St. Patrick's Day

Here, 6 alternative ways to enjoy your Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day.<p>It’s no surprise that the world's average daily Guinness consumption—that’s 5.5 …

How to Make 15 of Your Fave Takeout Dinners at Home

We’re certainly fans of the convenience factor of our favorite takeout spots, but when time allows, there’s nothing like sitting down to a home-cooked meal. Now we can all have the best of both worlds with these 15 takeout fakeouts. They’re a great way to enjoy favorite flavors while cutting down …