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The world's greatest long weekends? 25 incredible microadventures

The notion of adventure traditionally involves a lot of risk, discomfort and excitement, whether in the jungles of Papua New Guinea or the icy emptiness of Antarctica. Many of us enjoy tales of grand adventure and daydream about travelling the world, shunning the daily routine for something more …

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

Mad Men

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Los Angeles

The DIY Gift That Dry Winter Hands Will Thank You for

One of my first signs of winter, even before I see frost on the grass or need my down coat, is the beginning of dry, tender skin. Lower humidity, colder temperatures, and Chicago’s winds quickly leave me looking for ways to soothe and protect my hands. <b>This homemade salve not only smooths rough</b> …

Skin Care

33 stunning pictures of US national parks

The US National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the US and US territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>We found some spectacular pictures of national parks, monuments, seashores and heritage areas around the country that will make you appreciate how beautiful the US …

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

How-to: galvanized garden beds

When we first moved into our home twelve years ago, I created a large fenced area for our veggie garden – 100′ x 50′ – and built raised beds out of …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

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Why the Internet of Things Isn't Just Buzzy, It's the Future | Inc.com

In a recent blog post I wrote about the fascinating array of screen technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show. I particularly noticed that even the word "screen" has now become something of a misnomer. Here's what I took away from the conference regarding the so-called Internet of Things, or …

IoT: Extracting the Opportunity from the Hype

Often, we technologists rush headlong into developing a new technology without thinking of why we are doing so. IoT is currently the term that evokes …

The Internet of Things has four big data problems

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a data problem. Well, four data problems. Walking the halls of CES in Las Vegas last week, it’s abundantly clear …

What’s holding back the Internet of things?

The tech world is abuzz with interesting possibilities for the Internet of Things (IoT) lately, but regular folks haven’t caught up yet. Why the enthusiasm gap? That’s the question that Affinnova, a Nielsen company, set out to answer in a recent study of nearly 4,000 consumers.<p>First, it’s worth …

Who will pay for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is set to infiltrate every area of our lives, but with so much investment required to deliver the devices, infrastructure and standards, who is going to pay? asks Sophie Curtis<p>Cupboards that order groceries for you when you're running low, cars that automatically drive to the …

Is The Internet of Things IPv6 Ready?

When we read about the Internet of Things (IoT) we see where people are breathlessly expounding the virtues and perils of the latest marketing terminology. To be fair there are a lot of great opportunities that present themselves as a result of all of the hyper-connectivity that comes with the …

Sonos Offers Rare Gift Card Promotion This Holiday Season

We have reviewed several Sonos wireless speakers and audio accessories at <i>iPhone Life</i>, and in this reviewer's opinion, there are few products that compare. The speakers sound astonishingly great, with solid wireless performance, and their streaming app and service library keeps getting richer and …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching for Sugar Man</i>, he took a punt: he decided to shoot the remaining shots on his iPhone using an 8mm Vintage Camera app. It …

5 Ways Your Hair-Care Routine Should Change for Fall

<b>Use Natural Ingredients</b><br>Prevent further drying your hair by keeping your products all-natural. "Natural ingredients are the go-to because they won't strip your hair of oils like synthetic and alcohol based ingredients do," says Ivanovsky-Schow. She likes <b>L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil Intensive Masque</b> …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Yes? Sound familiar? In that case, good news for you: We asked Brooke Sikora, M.D., a dermatologist for SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, what you <i>really</i> need to do to in life to look fresh-faced and rosy—but, you know, minimalist style. We're talking the essential tips to get it …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …