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Review: Conid Minimalistica, Delrin, EF Titanium Nib

1 Comment<p><b>Hand Over That Pen, please!</b><p>Katherine: This Conid is… minimalist. Surprise! It’s a sleek, subtle black pen with a couple of nice touches. …

Dry Skin

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

6 Instant Meals for Backpacking: Just Add Boiling Water

If you are very busy at work and your job requires you to stay in the office until the evening, you probably don’t have a lot of time to cook …

Food

10 Great Hikes in the San Bernardino Mountains

Perched within striking distance of Los Angeles, the San Bernardino Mountains offer some of the most popular day hiking and camping destinations in …

Every Off Road Trail In California

California is an offroad meca and is the best place to ride your ATV, UTV or SXS. No matter what you hear about government regulations and trail …

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary<p>Updated on January 7, 2017<p>Imagine lying in bed at night and watching as red-hot lava rolls down the …

What to do with your old Apple laptop—turn it into a desktop

If you’ve recently bought one of Apple’s newest laptops, the MacBook or the MacBook Pro, you might be a little concerned by its lack of ports. The new models only have a few USB-C ports, meaning all of the accessories, SD cards, external hard drives and monitors you’ve accrued over the years won’t …

The Best Hot Springs in California: Big Sur, Ojai, and Beyond

When thinking of idyllic ways to pass time, a body of water and a beautiful view will suit just about every agenda. And the ultimate body of water to find “out there” is a hot natural spring, one that you can soak in for a few hours before the time comes to mosey back home. A hot spring has healing …

Hot Springs

How to Take Effective Notes

I used to be a prolific note-taker. I would carry a notebook with me everywhere, and record anything I thought was interesting or important. In the …

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

Batteries

The 17 Coolest New Urban Hotels in the Country

Open since June, this 168-room hotel is anchored by cups of Ristretto Roasters’ coffee and flaky croissants at a ground-floor café and bakery …

The Disney Animator's Daily Bag

Working for Disney's no joke. As John Edgar Park shows us, when you're in the CG animation department at DisneyToon Studios, you need to be prepared …

Build Your Own Credit Card Sized USB Multitool

If you have a lot of devices, you need a variety of USB cables with you at all times. DIYer Chris Robinson solves this problem by stuffing four …

Far-Flung Hotels & Resorts Worth the Trip: Gold List 2016

While some places are significantly harder to get to than others, the journey—and the destination—are more than worth it. From Iceland to Dominica, here are our favorite hideaways.

Hot Springs

The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

London-based portrait photographer Tom Barnes has built himself one impressive, massive desk. It's as functional and clutter-free as it is unique.<p>The …

What Gear Belongs in My Emergency Winter Car Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>Every car should be stocked with an emergency kit, just in case you encounter hazardous winter roads. To find out exactly what belongs in it, I called Tod Pritchard, the public information officer for Wisconsin’s emergency-preparedness campaign. Here are his top gear suggestions, plus a few of my …

First Aid

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Ladies and gentlemen, the definitive guide on how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich

Think you've got the kitchen skills to create the world's best grilled cheese? Amy Stonionis probably outshines you with her version. Every time. …

Here's Why You Ignore Everyone When You're Texting

Have you ever been ignored when trying to talk to someone playing a video game? Or missed your train stop because you didn't hear the announcer when you were checking your phone?<p>Scientists refer to this experience as inattentional deafness -- our natural tendency to fail to notice sounds when our …

Inside A Beautifully Designed Coworking Space In Thailand

Just right.<p>75<p>SHARES<p>Digging this beautiful coworking space in Thailand called OneDay Pause And Forward that's perfectly designed. Warm and …

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features published this year – on this site and elsewhere – which we think are not to be missed. You will find tales of sorrow and …

Kendrick Lamar

High Sierra Loop Backpacking Trip

Photos of this Trip<p>Photos: Peter Scott<p>Trip Itinerary<p>Day 1<p>This Yosemite trip begins with rendezvous in Yosemite Valley on the patio of Half Dome …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

36 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting …

Cooking

21+ Easy Camping Recipes

May 15, 2015<p>Over 21 camping recipes that my family and friends enjoy during our camping and RV trips! All are easy to prepare over a grill, hot …

Inside the Puro Hotel in Gdansk, Poland 2015

Up-and-coming Polish hotel brand Puro recently opened its fourth location in Gdansk, a city along the banks of the Motlawa River on Granary Island. A …