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21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel

The best binoculars for birds, nature, and the outdoors

<i>By Daniel S. Cooper</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>To find the best binoculars, we had a professional ornithologist spend over 100 hours field-testing 17 pairs against his own $2,500 Leica Ultravids. After …

Craft x Graft Poster Design

The art of poster design is fascinating… Common studio posters are designed to appeal to an extremely large audience and usually lack creativity. …

Graphic Design

Best of Dog Milk: April + May 2016

From modern dog houses to cute photography, modern dog lovers will appreciate this roundup of April and May’s most popular posts from Dog Milk.<p>Jaime …

Three Delicious Coleslaw Recipes

Chef and runner Marcus Samuelsson gives this side a healthy makeover.<p>With little mayo and loads of cabbage, fiber-rich slaw is a surprisingly nutritious powerhouse, offering vitamins C and K, folate, and minerals like calcium and iron. “The tang reminds me of pickles I’ve loved since I was a boy,” …

Food

Ghost in the Shell and Avatars: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p><i>Ghost in the Shell</i> and Anime’s Troubled History With Representation<p>What Do Our Online Avatars Reveal About Us?<p>How Air Jordan Became Crying Jordan<p>Fame Is Other People<p>Through the Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up<p>Moving …

Stelton's slow brew solution, the Theo Coffee Maker

Great coffee always requires a little patience.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>70<p>If you can't stand the sight of a coffee pod then you probably …

Coffee

Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better on Alaska Cruises

For an unlikely mix of onboard comfort and onshore adventure, cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage the small-ship way<p>THERE IS NO HIKING trail to Lamplugh Glacier in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. So our guide-led party of 10 used thickets of willow shrubs and berry bushes that sprout from the rock …

Hiking Trail

LEGO DIY Key Hanger by Felix Grauer

I think my LEGO obsession is well documented by now so I immediately jumped for joy over this key hanger from Felix Grauer. Using some basic LEGO …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Everything: You're Doing It Wrong

An incomplete list of all the things you are (apparently) failing at<p>Are you having a good day? Are you feeling rested, and happy, and ready to conquer the week ahead with your signature mixture of aggression and aplomb? Are you on top of your game, and thus on top of the world?<p>Then you might want …

8 Best Children's Books About Friendships

I love my friends. They are there for me through thick and thin. We need friends to give us perspective, and we need each other to make up for where we fall short. This is a prevalent theme in many children's books, as young people are beginning to learn about relationships and how to interact with …

Books

The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth that the most honest …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

5 Supereasy Avocado Recipes Beyond Guacamole

<i>The healthy green wonder isn't just for chips and dip. One taste of these amazing dishes and you just might be signing up for the Avocado of the Month Club.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

Beguiling Books on Steroids Make Interactive Reading a Pleasure

Two cool interactive e-books—one about discovering New York with Moondog’s help, the other a Mozart biography—make you think more hopefully about the …

Tactile Wood Photos by Photocarver

These unique photos are ones that can seen <i>and</i> felt. Rather than simply printing out photos, Photocarver mills images directly onto wood surfaces. It …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

<b>With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.</b><p><i>By Jaclyn Emerick,</i> SELF<p>A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created by Dasha Libin. Russian-born Libin (her …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Onions

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Fast Abs Workout: Core Exercise is Your Ticket to Fast Abs

You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades. That ends now. Because we laid out a foolproof plan to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so damn effective? Because it hits your entire core--not just your abs but the muscles that support the spine--from all …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday August 9th

Welcome to the cycle of GWODs designed by Kelvin Gary and Katherine Simmons of Body Space Fitness!<p>Have thoughts on the new graphic design of …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

Greatist Workout of the Day: Tuesday July 30th

Welcome to the cycle of GWODs designed by Kelvin Gary and Katherine Simmons of Body Space Fitness!<p>Have thoughts on the new graphic design of …

Summer Party Meals: Steak Salad, Potato Salad, and Ice Cream

We all have our favorite summertime foods: a juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, a hearty potato salad, or cool, refreshing ice cream. Here are some recipes I recommend as healthy alternatives to those warm-weather favorites.<p><b>Hanger Steak</b><p>Instead of a cheeseburger, how about some hanger steak …