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South Koreans Are Completely Obsessed With Honey-Flavored Chips, And Here's Why

Cronuts, ramen burgers and Franklin BBQ's brisket have proven that Americans are more than willing to line up for hours for a taste of a rare, exquisite food. But a snack in South Korea has inspired a level of frenzy so feverish you'd have to reach over to the world of toys, to products like Furbys …

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

Backpacking

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

National Parks

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

Spring Break Traditions in the Mountains

A real family tradition doesn't have to be explained. Kind of like when you pull off Interstate 70 at Frisco, Colo., in the middle of an early spring blizzard, and you don't have to ask where you're headed.<p>You just know.<p>So there we were, on a recent trip to one of the Centennial State's most famous …

Airborn: The 7 Best Suspended Tree Tents

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2<p><b>Pro:</b> Lightweight<b><br>Con:</b> Minimal protection<p><b>Double Decker:</b> This is about as basic as it gets when it comes to suspended tree …

Nearly half of Americans can’t keep up with bill but pundits’ advice is too often contradictory or confusing. So here are a few easy steps for each stage of your life<p>The data has been rolling in for years, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to learn that Americans are no great shakes when it comes to …

Retirement

Spreading beef bans hit farmers, traders - and lions | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister’s wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall.<p>A butcher cuts up portions of beef for sale in an abattoir at a wholesale market in Mumbai May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files<p>But he has …

Amazon bringing plumbers and yoga instructors to new marketplace

On top of car parts and yoga mats, you'll soon be able to find auto mechanics and gurus at Amazon's incoming Home Services marketplace. The new site lets you find and hire experts in categories like home improvement, lawn & garden, lessons and computers. Amazon may have revealed it a bit …

Cloud Computing

Mumbai's beef ban: A swipe at cultural diversity | Hinduism

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> Akachi Vergis' family has always looked forward to celebrating Easter with her homemade scotch eggs: hard-boiled eggs wrapped in meat.<p>But this year, she is worried the beef she uses to make the dish will not be available. "I don't think it will work with any other meat," she said, …

'Noble Savages': A Journey To Break The Mold Of Anthropology

When Napoleon Chagnon first saw the isolated Yanomamo Indian tribes of the Amazon in 1964, it changed his life forever. A young anthropologist from the University of Michigan, he was starting on a journey that would last a lifetime, and take him from one of the most remote places on earth to an …

How to grow tulips

Spring tulip bulbs are a wonderful appetiser, whetting your appetite for the colour and splendour to come, spurring you on to keep the momentum and colour levels flowing.<p>Bulbs require very little skill, anyone can create a show to rival Alan Titchmarsh et al. All you need is a good catalogue, a bit …

9 Gardening Gadgets + Apps to Save Your Plants

So long, snow! It’s time to start our spring gardens. Lucky for us, we can give our green thumbs a whole lot of help with these garden apps and gadgets. Whether you’re looking to identify a specific variety, or just want to keep yourself on a watering schedule, we’ve got something for you. Grab …

5 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in One Day

<i>By Cynthia Drescher, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore:<p><b>1. Monaco</b><p>© …

Crafty Garden: Use Spoons to Make a Rain Chain

Rain chains are a lovely and useful addition to gutters or gardens, where they can be used in place of downspouts or as stand-alone tools to help you direct the flow of rainwater.<p>Whether you’re connecting them to your gutters or placing them above water collection barrels or water-loving spots in …

In Mumbai, the poetry never ends

Sometime in the 1950s, poet Nissim Ezekiel, who was in his 20s and whose first book of poems had just come out, met a schoolboy dressed in shorts and …

Literature

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

12 Tasty Substitutions When Cutting Carbs

Cutting carbs doesn’t have to be a buzzkill—we reviewed some equally awesome options<p>“The best way to cut carbs from your diet is to make creative substitutions,” says Arthur Agatston, M.D., author of <i>The South Beach Diet</i>. “That way you can still eat the foods you love, without busting your diet.”<p>Dr. …

Food

7 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Tea, from Pasta to Pudding

Tea isn't just for drinking—check out these creative ideas for cooking with it, too.<p>We love a good, hot mug of matcha, tisane, or Darjeeling, but lately we've been thinking about ways to get a little more creative with tea. Our favorite teas are fast becoming one of our favorite ways to add grassy, …

Tea

10 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread

Have you ever noticed that healthier bread is way more expensive than its white, fluffy counterparts? It makes sense, as quality ingredients come at …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

Obama designates national monument in LA area

SAN DIMAS, California (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel …

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

Hiking

Survival Techniques: Tips and Tricks to Constantly Improve Your Situation

3 of 3 in the series Survival Techniques<p>Survival Techniques<p>Survival Techniques: Learning to Observe, Adapt and Overcome<br>• Survival Techniques: Building …

slow-oven ribs recipe

<b>Recipe: slow-oven ribs</b><p>Some of you may wonder if I cook as often as I post (well, lately I haven’t posted as frequently and there is a good reason for …

16 Genius Ways To Keep Your Feet Toasty, According to Lumberjacks

Backpacking

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …