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10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

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Learn How To Make 6 Simple Cocktails In Only 15 Seconds

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. These videos are brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: Catch up on our latest Instagram videos -- and make better cocktails at home.</i><p>This time of year, the …

The New Orleans Superdome: a great American comeback story

Of all the stadiums in all of the US, none is more improbable than the dome that rises like an autumn moon over Poydras Street. Earlier this month, the Superdome turned 40 and anyone who stood in its corridors in those days after Hurricane Katrina with the roof ripped open, rain pouring in and …

3 Surprising Spirits You Should Be Sipping Straight

15<p>SHARES<p>As craft cocktails have become more complicated than hydrogen bombs, a new trend towards spareness is on the rise. And there isn’t anything …

Making Round Ice Has Never Been Easier, Or Cuter, Thanks To These Frozen Peas

Oversized ice is one of those cocktail trends that seems pretentious and unnecessary, until you actually try a drink with a big ol' frozen cube or sphere and you understand its merits. Large ice cubes melt slower than small ones, which means they keep your beverage from getting too diluted. If …

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The church that fills me with hope for Europe

The exterior of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a bit loopy, but the interior is so awe-inspiring that it could win over future generations to …

14 Incredible Meals You Need to Try Before the End of the Year

From fish to French toast, these were our favorite foods of 2014. Eat up if you missed out

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

How to Pull Off White Collar Style

The costume designer from the USA Network original series shares her best tips for tailoring<p>Guys on TV make being stylish look so easy. But they don’t just show up on set tailored and coifed to perfection. They have stylists—like <i>White Collar</i> costume designer Karen Malecki—whose job it is to make …

Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

General Douglas MacArthur's Prayer for His Son | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: While General Douglas MacArthur was stationed in Australia and acting as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific</i> …

Is This the Planet's Greatest Cheat Meal?

Why you need to make these pumpkin beer brownies right freakin’ now<p>It’s pumpkin season, and, if you’re anything like me, you’re tired of hearing the phrase “pumpkin spice [fill in the blank].” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of pumpkin, but I have no desire to bite into a dessert that tastes like …

Dessert

How to Levitate Like a Magician | The Art of Manliness

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So …

What You Can Learn about Stress from a Man Who Helps Police Officers through Horrible Tragedies

A Texas police chaplain shares his secrets to surviving the worst of times<p>It’s never a happy occasion when cops show up. Nobody calls the police and says “Send a unit over now. You’re never gonna believe the lasagna Tina made!”<p>I’m a patrol chaplain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, …

Middle Age

Get a LithiumCard mobile charger for $34.99 shipped

During my recent trip to Chicago, when I spent a lot more time out in the world (and away from power outlets) than usual, I realized I'm ill-prepared for those times when my phone battery gets low -- or runs out altogether.<p>Indeed, for those of us who rely heavily on our phones (read: everyone), …

Gear & Gadgets

In Praise of Lard, and How to Render Your Own

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Start cooking with lard -- and rendering your own. Jenny McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods</i> …

7 Ways You've Been Drinking Champagne Wrong This Whole Time

It might seem like drinking Champagne is a pretty fool-proof endeavor, especially when it seems like pouring and sipping are the only steps involved. But it turns out that consuming this bubbly wonder is a bit more complex than you might assume.<p>We sat down with Moët & Chandon's Elise Losfelt, who, …

George S. Patton Motivational Posters | The Art of Manliness

George “Old Blood and Guts” Patton was a four star general who ably led American troops during World War II. In his 36 years of distinguished service …

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

Culture<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of hotness and evil.<p>By Anna Peele20 hours agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>Summer is no time for laces.<p>…

Pillars of Eternity Seems to Push All the Right RPG Buttons

Obsidian Entertainment’s latest is a nod to CRPGs of yore.<p><b>Warning: Spoilers for the beginning of the game ahead.</b><p>When Obsidian developers Josh Sawyer …

6 Ways Your Smartphone Can Replace Your Entertainment Center

They can text, tweet and take pictures — but can smartphones replace an entertainment center?<p>Sure, you can download Netflix or the HBO Go app, but …

The best two-dumbbell workout

Learning from a Dishwashing Bishop

July 15, 2014 · Blog, Learning from the Saints · 0 Comments<p>Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is …

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

Pope's Corpus Christi Homily - ZENIT - English

Below is an unofficial translation of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (“Corpus Christi”) which took …