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11 Foods You Must Try in Galicia Spain

I’ve always thought of Spain as one of the most exciting culinary countries in the world. There are so many delicious foods that you have to try when …

Spain

This Unique Country Straddling France and Spain Is Basically Paradise

As I drove away from the pristine shores of Barcelona through a downpour, I figured my trip to Spain had already peaked. What was even waiting for me …

Spain

Bulletproof Your Shoulders With This Everyday Warmup Routine

Safeguard your joints against injuries with these simple drills<p>You only get one set of shoulders, but if you're not careful, you'll batter the hell out of them during your workouts.<p>Don't let that happen. Shoulder injuries and tweaks are incredibly common in the gym, but many of them can be …

VIDERE 35mm DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Uses 35mm Film Rolls

Are you a keen DIY hand? This do-it-yourself pinhole camera is the brainchild of Kelly Angood. This is her third project involving pinhole cameras, …

Cameras

Nordic Chills: Cool Stories for a Hot Day

Every Friday this summer we're bringing you a hand-picked selection of listens perfect for rounding out your weekend. Last week, we shared the books …

Books

Amazon Prime Photos Has An Incredible Secret Feature Photographers Will Love

I had initially dismissed Amazon Prime Photos. The unlimited storage option was appealing, but Google Photos seemed like a better system. For one thing, Google’s app is nice to use and seems to make nice collages and memories for me to look back on. The only sticking point for me was that I didn’t …

Amazon

​How to Progress Up To the One-Arm Pushup

Impress your friends with this step-by-step progression<p>The one-arm pushup is among the most impressive feats of fitness a guy can pull off (see also: one-arm pullup, muscleup). Moreover, it's a powerful tool for increasing your chest and triceps strength and overall stability throughout your upper …

Workouts

​Take Your Abs to Hell and Back With This Hollow-Body Workout

These hold variations will forge a rock-hard stomach<p>The hollow hold is a foundational gymnastics exercise that requires more than the superficial strength of traditional crunches. These holds require you to recruit and stabilize your entire core. Core stabilization carries into everyday activities, …

Workouts

What's So Great About British Shoes?

The short answer: a lot.<p>Along with a stiff upper lip, a deep-rooted dependence on tea, and endless small talk about the weather, the British are renowned for their distinctive sense of style. The menfolk, in particular, have a reputation for being rather snappy dressers. Seeing as London is home to …

Shoes

5 Savory Ways to Season Watermelon

I don’t know if it’s a Southern thing, or a specific-to-my-grandmother thing, but I grew up eating a lot of melon for dessert, and it always, always, …

Watermelon

The Thistle & Shamrock: The Songs Of Robert Tannahill

Explore the songs of 17th-century "weaver poet" Robert Tannahill, who wrote verses in the style of Robert Burns. Tannahill's work is still widely sung and has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Waltzing Matilda."

Robert Burns

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A “Mini” Version

No 2,000 mile hike in your foreseeable future? Don't give up on the dream. There are shorter options that are still epic and can be life changing.The …

Adventure Travel

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Landscaping

This Bong Vape Is Not Only Ridiculous, It’s Smooth as Hell

It’s a bong! It’s a vape! It’s a… bape? A vong? I dunno, man, but the Hydrology 9 produces the smoothest vapor I’ve ever tasted.<p>The Hydrology 9 is …

Cool Stuff

Review: Ani DiFranco, 'Binary'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Ani DiFranco records arrive like MoMA retrospectives. Ani on Heartbreak. Ani on Worker's Rights. Ani on Parenthood. Ani in Love. …

Music