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Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

How to live stream the NFL playoffs on your iPhone & iPad

Following Wild Card Weekend last week, the NFL playoffs continue this weekend with divisional games. Yahoo Sports will be streaming all four of the games this weekend and next, and you can watch directly from your iPhone and iPad…<p>To stream the games directly from your iPhone and iPad, all you have …

6 Post-Workout Foods That Will Help You Build Muscle and Recover Faster

Optimize your training with these science-backed recovery aids<p>If you want to build muscle and reach lofty new fitness goals, downing the right fuel after a workout is nearly as important as exercise itself.<p>“Nailing your post-workout nutrition promotes quicker recovery, reduces muscle soreness, …

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Inside Thailand’s new adults-only island retreat

BROOK SABIN<p>It’s an untouched island paradise: Kiwis Brook Sabin and Radha Engling explore a new adults-only glamping retreat in Thailand.<p>Forget …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

15 Best Beaches in Thailand | World Travel Guide

Thailand is known worldwide for its stunning beaches and it’s no wonder why the country is considered as one of the most visited tourist destinations …

7 simple ways to turn your home into an oasis of calm

When we get home after a long day of work, the last thing we want is to feel like we're surrounded by chaos. The home is a place where we unwind and …

Calm

How-To: Take better videos with your iPhone using FiLMiC Pro [Video]

The stock Camera app found in iOS is decent enough. It’s great for the casual shooting of photos and videos, and more importantly, it’s easy to use and almost always works.<p>But just like there are dedicated photo apps for improving the quality of your photography, the same thing is true for …

The 5 Least-Visited Countries in the World

Here's a guide for globe trotters who prefer the road (far) less traveled.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of the people you …

11 hiking trails you've never heard of but should definitely try

<i>I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir</i><p>When we first set out on our journey years ago, treks — especially of the long, multi-day variety — weren't a priority on our activity list. Sure we enjoyed hikes and …

How to Find 5th Freedom Flights

Now that you know how cool fifth freedom flights really are, this is how you find one.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>Unsurprisingly, like most things, the best way to find a fifth freedom flight is through Google. It's not really one of those things you can search for all on its own, …

Shanghai in a day? A custom tour proves a special way to see the city

As the nighttime lights of Shanghai winked to life late on a damp Saturday afternoon, the tour guide said she had one last stop in mind: the marriage market in People's Park.<p>"I just hope we're not too late," she said as we hailed a taxi and headed for the huge park in central Shanghai.<p>The marriage …

Prezi Now Lets Users Deliver Live Presentations from Anywhere

Web- and mobile-based presentation platform Prezi has just launched a new feature that allows users to deliver presentations remotely to audiences anywhere, in real-time.<p>To present to a widespread audience, users can select collaborators who already use Prezi, or share a special link with anyone …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Nutrition

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

Snorkelling

These Are The World's Least Visited Countries

If you're constantly searching for an undiscovered, crowd-free getaway, you're in luck -- some of the least-visited countries on earth are calling your name.<p>These countries are totally beautiful and completely underrated, which means few crowds and pristine, untouched nature. Many of them are small …

Greece: Wellness trip combines yoga, culture and service

Interested in doing for others as well as for yourself? Perillo's Learning Journeys' wellness vacations combine travel with yoga, cultural immersion and community service projects.<p>Its nine-day tour of Greece (Costa Rica, Hawaii and India are other wellness destinations) begins in Athens with yoga …

How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

Self-improvement

What to Do When You Just Don't Feel Like You Fit In

<b>I've always felt different, like I was born in the wrong time period, or maybe even on the wrong planet. I just don't "fit" anywhere or with anyone. You'd likely never realize this if you spent any amount of time with me, but it's true.</b><p>When I was younger, I got good at pretending to fit in. Talking …

5 Oatmeal Smoothies That Beat Your Standard Breakfast

We dare you to disagree.<p>We know what you're thinking: Oats…in a smoothie?! But it's not as crazy as it may sound. Hear us out: Oatmeal gives smoothies a thicker, more filling consistency, a boost of fiber, and a kick of protein, too. So if you're sick of sugary fruit smoothies, try one of the most …

Breakfast

The Great Horror Campout – A Real-Life Slasher Movie Experience

The Great Horror Campout is a camping experience unlike any other. It’s basically the camping trip of your nightmares packed into a single night of …

San Francisco

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Hot Springs

Greece: Self-guided hiking tour takes you deep into Vikos Gorge

Wandering on foot offers a different way to see the world, particularly if you walk in someone else's footsteps. Britain-based On Foot Holidays offers a new self-guided trail itinerary that takes hikers into the landmark Vikos Gorge in northwestern Greece and to the island of Corfu.<p>The seven-day …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

America's Beach Towns