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How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Everyone looks good in wayfarers, but find out who looks great in aviators.<p>Finding a flattering pair of sunglasses can be slog, but with this advice you'll be able to pick the frames that complement your face in a snap. And if you're still unsure, here's a pro top: <i>everyone</i> looks good in a classic …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Cycling

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Our Favorite Fourth of July Bike Rides

1 of 7<p>Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race<p>Why just watch a parade when you can lead one? Racers, grouped by category from Pro to Sport, start the holiday parade through Breckenridge with a 10-mph rolling start, then start racing into the mountains outside down. The 50-mile course is full of curves and …

Tour de France

What to Wear on the Fourth of July: 25 Chic Red, White, and Blue Outfit Ideas

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Simple Springtime Dishes