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Southwestern Ghost Tour

Explore the biggest, starkest landscapes in the country on this 950-mile, ten-day adventure.<p><b>Packing list</b>: Headlamps, plenty of water, Cormac McCarthy books on tape<p><b>Highlights</b>: Head 20 miles east from Las Cruces to hike around—or climb—1,800-foot Sugarloaf (a multipitch 5.6) in the Organ Mountains. …

Hiking

What Is Plot? The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Perfect 10 at FLL Beach

Beyond The Bahamas: Kamalame Cay

By Nila Do Simon<br>Portrait by Seth Browarnik<p>There exists an unofficial motto on Kamalame Cay, a private island in the Bahamas. Borrowed from Bob …

Keith Urban

Here's how social media is changing politics for the worse

They are reading their news - filtered for them by more assiduous friends - on their Facebook feeds or having it provided for them by organizations or politicians that are paying Facebook for their attention. Researchers have already noted a growing division between "news junkies" who read widely …

Social Media

18 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to North Carolina

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER the country make annual pilgrimages to the Outer Banks, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and all the cool little towns across North …

North Carolina

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just never knew how.<p>Many of my friends who are founders of their own companies tell me how they exhibited the entrepreneurial spirit as a kid — they sold candy out of their …

Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook - MIT Technology Review

One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It’s easy to find …

Guy Falls Asleep At Work, The Internet Takes Him To Task With Photoshop

Thank you for this gift, Internet.<p>This is anything but a snooze.<p>On his first day working an internship for a tech startup, a Reddit user who posts as TheOrangeDuke, passed out sitting upright at his desk.<p>“One of the associates noticed me sleeping,” he told The Huffington Post. “And it just went …

How to make gorgeous landscape panoramas with Adobe Lightroom’s new Boundary Warp

In a brand new update made available only to Lightroom’s Creative Cloud subscribers, Adobe has launched a feature that is sure to delight panorama …

Tutorials

Multi-functional space-saving loft squeezed into small San Francisco condo

The Domino Loft is the latest in a number of recent apartment builds that employ clever design and innovative features to make the most of limited …

Interior Design

Best Places to Travel in 2016, the Readers’ Picks

Leading up to our annual Adventure List, the 25 Best Places to Travel in 2016, we asked for your input. We wanted to know the places on your list of …

Testing Out an Insane Photoshop Hack to Get Rid of Tourists

On January 16, Reddit user OmerRAnderson posted a tip from Imgur about how to delete the pesky tourists from travel photos. According to the …

California

Pedro Guerrero - Curbed

VSSL Flashlights Will Give You More Than Just Light

Look in any camper's backpack and you'll find a flashlight. It's a staple of camping. Another staple of camping is the utility tool. As flashlights …

First Aid

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

The 13 Sexiest Hotel Rooms in the World

Dim lighting, a glass-encased fireplace, and leather embellishments set the stage at this darkly masculine Philippe Starck–designed hotel in midtown …

Midtown Manhattan

This American tourist’s 100 observations about England has gone totally viral

WHEN AMERICAN TOURIST Scott Waters decided to write some things he learned on a recent visit to small-town England, he probably wasn’t expecting his …

Viral

Aetho's 'Aeon' GoPro stabilizer looks slick, and so will your video

"Shoot video that's worth watching" reads one of the straplines for Aetho's "Aeon" handheld GoPro stabilizer. It sounds kinda obvious, right? But, if you've ever walked/ran/danced/dived/whatever with a GoPro in your hand/mouth/knees/whatever you'll know it's not that simple. You thought you had an …

The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

Hiking

Class of 2015 - MacArthur Foundation

Ashesi University College<p>Accra, Ghana<p>Education Entrepreneur<p>Creating a new model for higher education in Africa that combines training in ethical …

Photoshop Fails: How to Create Amazing HDR Images

In the “Photoshop Fails At” tutorial series we take a look at some of the horrible things you see coming out of Photoshop and...

Tutorials

The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra

The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.<p>He was also well-known for his goofy sayings.<p>Berra might never have said some of the quotes that have been attributed to him for years, but he's remembered for them …

Baseball

Coolest Learning Vacations

Have you ever come home from a vacation more brain-dead than when you left? Turns out baking in the sun or shlepping from place to place isn’t always …

Lost Weather Balloon GoPro Found 2 Years Later with Grand Canyon ‘Money Shot’

Back in 2013, five friends in Arizona decided to capture some photos and video from the edge of space by sending a GoPro up on a weather balloon. The …

Grand Canyon

Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

Watch People Walk Across A Bridge Built By Drones

Drone over hypothetical waters<p>Bridges are a millennia-old answer to the challenge “you can’t get there from here.” While techniques and styles of bridge building have changed over the centuries, the fundamental problem remains: how to connect land over a gaping chasm of some sort. Typically, the …

Homer Sykes: 'Photographers are lemmings'

Fed up with photojournalism, Homer Sykes decided to chase after Britain’s inner essence in the 1970s. From awkward stripteases to weary miners and picnics at the races, he caught a country seething with class conflict<p>It’s 1971, and two bashful-looking women are doing a striptease on stage at a …

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …