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20 Paleo Desserts That Look Insanely Good

The Paleo diet has become more and more popular over the years, mimicking our ancient ancestors’ most basic diet of vegetables, meats, fruits, and …

Nutrition

10 Places You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, From Instagram Star Sjana Earp

When you're traveling to as many of the world's most beautiful places as Sjana does, you end up with a few favorites.<p>I used to dream of travel. Constantly.<p>I used to screenshot and save images to my desktop of places I wanted to go. I had hundreds and hundreds of images in these albums, and I would …

Grand Canyon

6 tried-and-true ways to afford that dream vacation

If you have perused those year-end lists of hot destinations, then wondered how you could afford any of those places, this column is for you.<p>A couple of financial whizzes shared their insights on making your travel dreams come true without financing them on your credit cards or limiting yourselves …

These Grisly 19th-Century Medical Drawings Will Horrify You

Shoutout to modern medicine 😬<p>While modern-day surgery carries risks, it's nothing compared to the agony of going under the knife before the advent of anesthesia in 1846, when John Collins Warren performed the first successful operation using ether gas as an anesthetic at Massachusetts General …

The 25 Places You Must Explore In 2016

From Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 and Afar Media's Where to Go in 2016.

Tokyo may be the world's best city for food-loving tourists

The men look at the huge slab of fresh tuna as if they are about to perform surgery, and they are.<p>The knife, more than three feet long, comes down precisely and in one slice, the tuna is cut.<p>Early morning at the Tokyo Fish Market. (Andy Yemma)<p>"Japanese food is our national treasure," says Masanobu …

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

European Travel

Red Bull Releases Teaser For Epic Snowboarding Documentary

If this doesn’t get you hyped for winter, nothing will. Pro snowboarder Travis Rice and Red Bull have released the first teaser for their multi-year …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Hiking

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

National Parks

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Healthy French Toast? OH YEAH

We didn't even skimp on the syrup.<p>Each month, your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. What makes this version of your favorite brunch staple such an upgrade? For one, the vanilla: A magic baking weapon, vanilla extract lends deep flavor without a …

Breakfast

How to Make: The Açaí Bowl

A few years ago, <i>Surfer Mag</i> called eating açaí (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) for breakfast a “daily ritual for surfers” in Brazil. Kelly Slater, surfer, …

Breakfast

First Cabin Is a Luxurious Take on Japanese Capsule Hotels

Width unfortunately is not the luxury upgrade here.<p>Capsule hotels in Japan are world famous for their minuscule size and mind-bending efficient use …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>We've got the bare bones arrangement you need to start spinning hot wax.<p>By Kevin Nguyen2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>When did every banker's …

Lifestyle

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

Foodies

10 terrifying stories about riding trains in Japan

Well, today we probe a bit further and uncover some <b>stories of truly horrible things that have happened while riding Japanese train</b> s as told to us by foreigners who witnessed them firsthand. <b>From perverts and nuns to near-death experiences, this will be the most entertaining article you'll read all</b> …

Trains

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities! After much thought, my top picks for 36 perfect hours in Amsterdam are:<p><b>Day 1</b><p>2:30 p.m.: Arrive in Amsterdam, check into your …

European Travel

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Kyoto the best city in the world

This year, for the second time in a row, travelers voted Kyoto, Japan, to be the best city in the world.<p>Kyoto — Japan's imperial capital for over 1,000 years — is full of incredible temples, parks, and markets that make it a favorite with travelers.<p>These photos show why Kyoto was named the world's …

Japan

Want to Sleep Better?

Difficulty sleeping is familiar to people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly. Many people struggle to sleep and as we age, these struggles become all the more common. However, we don't always have to be victim of a poor night's sleep. Proper sleep hygiene not only enhances your quality of …

7 Tokyo Shops to Hit Your Sweet Spot

Small-batch caramels. Photo courtesy of Number Sugar.<p><i>By Shigeki Abe for Fathom</i> | <i>Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki Abe has always enjoyed the best of both worlds. As a child, his time spent exploring Japan and discovering the county's specialty foods was so sweet that it led to a deep</i> …

A perfect day in Singapore: the ultimate one-day itinerary

For a country just two-thirds the size of New York City, Singapore packs a big punch, with entertainment, shopping and dining options matching the world’s best. And with a super-efficient (not to mention economical) transport system, it’s possible to visit most of Singapore’s top sights and …

City Halls

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

<b>From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.</b><p><b>1. GARDENS BY THE BAY</b><p><i>Image by Jirka Matousek</i><p><b>Wander along a suspended walkway between vertical gardens and through a misty</b> …

Plants

How to See Tokyo On a Long Layover

<i>Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan via quatro.sinko on Flickr</i><p>One of the best ways to quickly see a city is en route to another one. Long layovers provide travelers with the opportunity to leave the airport and experience a new city without the cost of lodging. Some cities make this easier than …

Great Men and Their Tipples

The greatest men in history, real or otherwise, all have one drink they savor above all others.<p>Every man has a drink of choice, even the ones of legend. Here are 18 great men and their go-to refreshment.<p>1. Benjamin Franklin - Madeira Wine<p>2. Oscar Wilde - Absinthe<p>3. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Gin …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

8 Best Resorts in Europe

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>From an estate on Lake Como to a "palace" in St. Moritz, here are the top resorts on the continent, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p><b>8. Powerscourt Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton), Wicklow, Ireland</b><p><i>Readers' Rating: 88.553</i><p>This Palladian-Georgian hotel, …

Wine Cellars

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Costa Rica

British man sneaks backstage at Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Steve Carruthers from Hull snapped selfies with a host of celebrities at ring side<p>A British sports fan successfully sneaked back stage at the "fight of the century" by pretending to be part of Leonardo DiCaprio's entourage.<p>Steve Carruthers, 24, from Hull, waited outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena …