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20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Literature

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

Books

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

Hiking

advertisement<p>Munro Trail--This tough, 11-mile (round-trip) uphill climb through groves of Norfolk pines is a lung-buster, but if you reach the top, …

9 Indie Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

When it comes to stocking up on swimwear, there are a few destinations we tend to turn to season after season. Places like Forever 21 and Target are two that usually always make it to the top of the list. While we do love a bargain, we definitely pay the price toward the end of summer – you know, …

Clothing

Korean Skincare Trends Taking Over The US Beauty Industry

Have you ever wondered how generations of Korean women have defied the natural laws of physics with their seemingly ageless skin? Sure, it has a lot to do with genetics, but there are definitely skincare rituals in place that aid in their eternally youthful glow. We’ve already seen Korean beauty …

Skin Care

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

Say goodbye to stomach pudge once and for all.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>While focusing on crunches will strengthen your abs, it unfortunately will not get rid of fat around your waist. To see a difference in this trouble spot, it's …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

As the euro tanks, European summer travel deals get sweeter

With the euro at almost parity with the dollar (it was recently at $1.05), many Americans are thinking that this is the summer to visit Europe. Compared to a decade ago, hotels, trains, meals, and other costs now are almost 30 percent less.<p>However, airfares are still high to Europe, despite the …

Charles de Gaulle

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

Cycling Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail

Cycling the Burke-Gilman Trail is an excellent way to savor sea-bound, lake-dappled Seattle and its luscious parks. As cyclists roll through the city, they whiff the evergreen trees, fish-tainted salty air or whatever is sizzling in the neighborhood cafe’s skillet. In the thick of things, they rub …

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.

Hiking

A 50-Minute Workout Playlist to Push You Past Your Comfort Zone

Give it your all with this mix from FLEX Studios.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, FLEX Studios shares a recent playlist from its new Pilates class using FLEXformer machines.</i><p>In the Pilates world, there are two …

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

The Best Places in the World to Travel If You're on a Budget

<i>This post originally appeared on Domainehome.com.</i><p>Cost doesn’t have to stand in the way of your dream trip. If you’re yearning for a major travel …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Emeril Lagasse

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Books

Coconut Banana Bread Recipe - GF Cooks Video - DIY Living

Not your bland banana bread recipe, this one has a few twists to make banana bread stand on its own. Too often, banana bread is this dense wet slice …

Breakfast

Adventure: California's Lost Coast

Way up at the top of Northern California is a little piece of wilderness called The Lost Coast. It's too rugged to build on, meaning it's the last …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

The Playlist You Need to Get You Through Interval Training

The secret to making a crazy-intense routine feel addictive? Great music—like these songs from Drill Fitness.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Drill Fitness shares one of its go-to playlists.</i><p>You know that feeling …

Hiking in Zion National Park; Angel’s Landing Trail

Hiking in Zion National Park; Angel’s Landing Trail<p>This hike takes you beneath the Great White Throne and is extremely challenging and not for the …

National Parks

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

30 of the most beautiful places in the world