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12 Mixology Essentials to Shop Now That Dry January Is Over

It’s finally February. And you know what that means: Dry January is officially over. Even if you didn’t give up booze last month, being fully recovered from the spiked eggnog and red wine-fueled holiday parties probably feels pretty great, but a fancy cocktail <i>sure</i> <i>sounds good</i>. Since the US is still …

Dry January

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

Architecture
Travel

Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …

Pinterest's 20 most-pinned places of all time: The epic travel bucket list

If you’re dreaming up your holiday vacation plans, you may want to read this first: Pinterest has just released its list of the world's 20 top-pinned places of all time, and they include a whole range of stunning spots just right for a range of interests, from exotic sightseeing to pristine …

New Zealand

37 photos from my stay at the Tanzanian hotel that was just voted the world's best

Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world, as voted upon by its readers. Singita Grumeti, located on the western corridor of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, earned the top spot.<p>Singita Grumeti is a 340,000-acre concession in the Grumeti Reserve …

List-Worthy

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

November 2017<p>4 servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 60 min<p>We love the way that roasting intensifies the flavor of canned tomatoes. While we're pretty obsessed with the texture of bucatini, a strand pasta with a hole running through it, this dish is every bit as delicious with spaghetti, linguine, …

Italian Food

Get a Perfect Bike Fit: 3 Key Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know

Use these numbers to perfect your bike set-up—and protect your body from injury<p>Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every …

North Vancouver

The World’s Coolest Bike Tours

These quirky bike trips will have you begging for more vacation days

Taj Mahal

Get a Better Treadmill Workout with Fitness Tips That Seriously Up the Burn

"Dreadmill" no more—fitness experts share their best treadmill tips for a cardio workout that will help you burn calories in way less time<p>It's too …

New York City

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 …

Time Management

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Scuba Diving

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Exercise

Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park with a kid-friendly …

The Runner's Battle: Speed vs. Aerobic Endurance | Page 4 of 4

What role does speed play?<p>Certainly, speed is a component of a well balanced training plan and it’s important to include speed workouts to improve …

The Right Cross-Training Activity to Crush Your Fitness Goals

Want to learn how to run faster or jump higher? Augment your athletic prowess with complementary cross-training for running, cycling, tennis, and more<p>…

Exercise

Instagram of the Month: Lauterbrunnen Valley

<b>Douglas Croft</b> (on Instagram <b>@douglascroftimages</b>) roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram.<p>He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with <b>#NatGeoTravelPic</b> on Instagram.<p>Here’s a peek at the person behind …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

5 Running Mistakes Beginners Always Make

By Jennifer Cohen<p>Summertime is the perfect season to start a running program. With the sun shining, there's simply no reason tonot lace up your sneaks and hit the road. But before you get started, learn the five mistakes every beginning runner makes. And skip them!<p><b>Starting too fast</b><p>The most common …

Google Play

9 Poses Your Hips Need Now

Release negative emotions and improve your alignment by opening the muscles around your hips.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>There are so many reasons to do hip-opening …

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

Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has hung with everyone—and has a tale to go with every famous name.<p>By Chris Heath5 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>…

10 Car-Free Fall Foliage Trips of the Northeast

From a castle on the waterfront to a yurt in the woods, here are some of the most spectacular places to experience fall foliage in the northeast—all …

9 Lovely Plants That Can Stand Up to Drought

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

The Perfect Houseplants for Every Spot in Your Home

Fill an awkward, empty space with one of these beautiful indoor plants.<p>Not all houseplants are made equally. Some require more sun, more water, more warmth, and so on. If you're struggling to figure out the perfect variety to fill a naked spot in your home, use this guide to pick from all our …

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Cooking

5 under-the-radar destinations you should visit in 2015

Have you been to Tulum? No? You might be the only person on earth. When a place gets "discovered," it loses that magical quality that made it worth traveling to to begin with.<p>Here are alternatives to some of the world's hottest vacation spots—places that will make you think twice before sharing …

Northern Lights