Lisa Croft

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“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

Silicon Valley

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

5 Healthy Foods that Contain More Potassium Than a Banana

Mention the word “potassium” and it’s almost for certain that everyone will have bananas on their minds. While it’s true that these elongated and …

How to live like a local in Bucharest

Lonely Planet Local Monica Suma recently moved back to her native Bucharest after 12 years abroad. Drawn by the urban revival and cultural effervescence, this former New Yorker enjoys strolling through the back alleys of interwar Bucharest, searching for the hidden haunts, delicious eats and …

European Travel

Shopping in Essaouira, Morocco: where to buy what

Laid-back Essaouira may have fewer shops than Marrakesh, but if you want to spend more time chilling than haggling, then the seaside city’s hassle-free souqs are for you. All of Morocco’s popular merchandise can be found in Essaouira’s compact, easily navigable medina, along with local specialities …

Travel

Explore the many sides of Mexico

Maybe it’s the herd mentality, but 90% of tourists heading to Mexico gravitate towards Cancún, Puerto Vallarta-Nayarit and other well-publicized bastions of beach life and potent margaritas. And while Mexico City itself is an incredible metropolis that makes a worthy visit, the country boasts epic …

Mexico

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

23 and Me: My Favorite Edible Plants to Grow in Shade

In my first New York garden I grew rooftop crops in all-day sun: eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes—sunrise-to-sunset stuff. Two moves later, losing sun …

Spice Kit: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom at Home

You are familiar with the gnarly ginger root, a supermarket staple. But have you ever tasted new, pale, and tender fresh ginger, its aromatic skin so …

20 Reasons Why You Should Use Epsom Salt In the Garden

My dear German friends live in a picturesque little town of Waldenbuch near Stuttgart. And it was them who taught me some valuable lessons about …

Jason Crandell’s Top 10 Poses to Practice Daily

Yoga Journal LIVE presenter Jason Crandell struggles to make time for his home practice just like the rest of us. Here, the poses he deems essential …

Yoga

Tour Morocco Like a Pro

Morocco is a beautiful country worth exploring at least once in your lifetime.<p>But before you go, there are some essentials you absolutely need to …

This Cave Hotel in Turkey Is Seriously Stunning — and Rates Start at Only $45!

If Fred Flintstone went on a luxury vacation, the stunning Local Cave House would be it. Located in the heart of Göreme, Turkey, this unique hotel was actually carved into the slope of a hill. Its outdoor pool and panoramic views of the countryside are just one of its many highlights. Guests are …

4 common gut problems you face when you travel—and how to fix them

Three days into a dream vacation, and your GI tract has turned against you. What gives? It’s not bad timing; it’s travel that’s to blame, says Dawn …

Wellness

16 Places to Visit in the Netherlands That Aren't Amsterdam

Amsterdam is probably the first stop on anyone's trip to the Netherlands—and for good reason. But there is so much more to this small country (about one-third the size of Pennsylvania) than its capital city. Think rows of windmills, fields of tulips, and cities bursting with culture and charm. …

13 Amazing Overwater Bungalows for Your Honeymoon

Overwater bungalows take your tropical honeymoon to the next level. See the 13 most breathtaking overwater bungalows in the world.

From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer’s Search for Her Jewish Past

I think I was in an iced-over bus lot in northeastern Poland, standing in front of a mound of desecrated gravestones, when I first had the feeling that Jewish heritage travel in Europe might be a mistake. I had been walking with a guide and an interpreter, both Polish men in late middle age, …

Brené Brown: America’s Crisis Of Disconnection Runs Deeper Than Politics

Our national self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?<p>For 20 years, I’ve taught at the University of Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse research university in the United States. I recently asked my class of …

Psychology

San Miguel de Allende Is the Best City in the World — Here's Proof

Inventive food and charming atmosphere have made this city a must-visit.<p>Known for its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial style architecture, and …

Mexico

7 Favorites: The Best Water-Conserving Toilets

Trying to reduce your household water consumption? Look no further than your toilet, the No. 1 water guzzler. One of the all-time thirstiest …

Toilets

Kohler Persuade Circ Comfort Height Skirted Two-Piece Elongated Toilet

Comfort Height® skirted two-piece elongated dual-flush toilet with top-mount actuator<p>The Persuade Collection captures the essence of modernity in …

Steal This Look: An Open-Air Concrete Bath

Julie recently discovered a Mumbai-area house perched on a stream; the owners cross a bridge to reach the master bedroom and bath. We instantly fell …

16 cheap places to go on holiday in 2017

Want to save pounds on your holiday this year? We've put together 16 of the best places for budget travel in 2017, based on flight prices, …

This Enchanting "Junk Garden" Is Filled With Genius Ways to Repurpose Your Old Stuff

Why plant in flower pots when you can use rusty milk cans, chicken feeders, or galvanized mop buckets?<p>It might be filled with junk, but this gorgeous garden is anything but "junky." Blogger Carlene Blair has created quite the oasis for herself right outside her door — and it perfectly embodies the …