Stephen Magovney

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Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Bertrand Russell

Travel More with Less

I’m writing today from a small cafe in Arezzo, Italy. I started traveling on March 5th and will be returning home on March 30th. I’m visiting my …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

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Hike Finder | Modern Hiker

Search through our database of hundreds of hikes and trails all over the West to find exactly what you're looking for in California, Oregon, Utah, …

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups provide specialty services to customers from on-demand valet services to private unlimited flight …

The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. For instance, you do not actually save more money by traveling with others.But that's exactly the thing about traveling by yourself or with others: It affects experiences in significant ways people don't imagine and …

Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

The New Yorker is making its archives free online for the next few months, starting Monday. Use that time to read some of its best business stories.<p><i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after …

Henry Blodget