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Hudson's Bay Survival Pack

Introduction: Hudson's Bay Survival Pack<p>If you get stranded in the wilderness, you most likely want your hands free. This is an extremely quick and …

The Best Podcasts for Long Car Rides

Kill a 7-hour drive with shows that provoke, entertain, and stimulate your brain<p>Praise the podcast! For decades, man has journeyed across this nation fiddling with the FM dial only to hear static. Built-in CD players and satellite radio seemed to be a cure, but over time, even those options got …

How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

On my recent trip to Europe (in depth posts to follow, check my Instagram feed for some visual highlights) I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions.<p>I had never flown business class internationally before. A few years ago, I was magically upgraded on a …

Three Apps To Help You Evaluate Your Mental Health

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans wake up to face each day living with a mental health condition—myself included. Two years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have good days and bad days, but for the most part I am managing my illness.<p>I have …

6 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

9 Party Beaches You'll Want To Celebrate Life At This Summer

It's nearly summer, which means -- for a certain set of people -- it's nearly time to get half-naked, crispy tan and drink on a beach somewhere around the world.<p>If that's your thing (and who are we to say that it isn't?) here are nine places you'll want to make haste to and get your party on</b> …

How to Turn Coach Into First Class

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. There's almost no legroom, you always feel like you're going to get squished by the person in front of you, and customer service isn't exactly top notch.<p>But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class! Who …

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29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

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Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

The Power of Black & White

If you read my articles about long exposure photography and intentional camera movement in the landscape you may have noticed a common theme amongst …

Digital Photography

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …

Photography

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Nightscapes: Photographing the City at Night

The idea of taking photographs at night can be counterintuitive to the novice photographer. After all, photography is an art, a craft, a technology …

SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. When my previous iPhone …

Nice Boots: The Fall 2013 Guide

Shop the top 9 trends<p>From lug soles to ultra-feminine shapes, wild patterns and subtle studs, shop the 9 chicest trends in fall boots and booties.

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …

4 easy foreign languages you never thought of learning (and why you should)

I challenge you to think of a language learner in more need of a win than a native English speaker. Half the planet seems hell-bent on practicing and …

How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

Apple's Most Important Branding Lesson For Marketers

Of all-important branding lessons markers can learn from Apple, one stands out: branding begins on the demand side of the market.<p>In essence, consumers, their emerging needs, their wants and desires, their quest for a better life; and the binding constraints that determine their decision to buy the …

Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update after users report machine-bricking boot errors

Windows 8.1 may be exactly what Windows 8 should have been, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely stable.<p>Microsoft announced on Saturday that it’s pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Window Store after finding that it was bricking users’ device.<p>While it’s still unknown just how many devices …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

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

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos8 hours agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Amazon …

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Dress Your Age: 30s

<i>Click here to follow AskMen Fashion on Twitter</i>.<p>Being a 30-something is the stylistic equivalent of purgatory. Somewhere between college and kids, men have managed to mistranslate the rigorous responsibilities of adulthood into a wardrobe devoid of any flavor. Before you know it, your collection of …

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

A tactical approach to personal finance

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos Recipe

<b>Serves 6 (Makes 12 tacos)</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>Sweet potatoes:</b><p>1½ Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided<br>• 1 white onion, diced<br>• 1 large poblano chili or green bell pepper, …