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How to equip your car for emergencies

Take the junk out of your trunk and put this gear in instead.<p>Summer road trip season is that liberating time when we actually leave the HOV lane and drive farther than Costco. It's also a time when you need to be ready for emergencies on the road in unfamiliar or remote places. Instead of using …

Batteries

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

10 Photographers You Need To Watch If You Love Simple Landscapes

Landscapes are a major genre in photography, and many photographers capture them using a pristine approach that bridges abstraction and minimalism.<p>It …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Create your own commands for Amazon Echo and Google Home

Be the boss of your smart hub.<p>The Amazon Echo and the Google Home are among the elite when it comes to smart hub speakers. The list of supported commands for the Amazon and Google speakers is growing all the time, but if you find something's missing, you've got another option—create your own.<p>The …

Forget guitar lessons — this device will teach you how to play like a pro

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

America's historic hotel bars

Having a cocktail at one of America’s many historic hotel bars is a far cry from bellying up for a shot and a beer at your local dive. These establishments are unique, from the bartenders’ skill and dress to the stories to the charming, history-infused physical surroundings. If you’re a guest at …

New York City

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

TV shows

10 podcasts that will make you better with money

Podcasts are all the rage right now. We even have podcasts that review and recommend other podcasts! I'm proud to say that I'm a podcast junkie, as is most everyone I know.But did you know that your podcast addiction could actually help you manage your personal finances?<p>Here are 10 that will …

Personal Finance

7 things to know before upgrading to MacOS High Sierra 10.13

The latest version of MacOS changes some of the operating system's underlying plumbing, but it's more evolutionary than revolutionary by design.<p>Now that they're free, operating system updates are often just as much about fixing the underlying plumbing of a device as they are about adding new and …

High Sierra

10 Things Mentally Strong People Always Do When Things Get Rough | Inc.com

<i>How do you keep yourself calm when things are going against you in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Surabhi Surendra, Life Coach, on Quora:</b><p>I am not a spiritual coach, but I do …

TED Talks

Mark Twain Quotes

Funny Mark Twain Quotes on Politics, Religion, and the Human Condition<p>Mark Twain had a way with words beyond his books and stories. He was also quite …

Literature

There's a new go-to website to reserve campsites and tours at California State Parks

Starting Tuesday, visitors will have to call up a new website to book a tour at Hearst Castle, a vintage cottage at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, or a campsite at Half Moon Bay. And each day brings an expanded booking window too for those who like to plan ahead.<p>California State Parks is rolling out …

23 must-have camping gadgets before braving the great outdoors

Approximately 40 million people abandon the comfort of their homes each year to be one with nature. Yes, we're talking about camping.<p>Matt Bean, editor-in-chief of of Men's Health magazine and an experienced camper himself, stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share the must-have camping gear you need …

Camping

The Worst Tourist Trap in Every State, Mapped

There's no country more patriotic than America - from its diverse culture and forward-thinking education system to its beautiful scenery and status …

Education Policy

Big Sur: Parts of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to reopen

Big Sur – The western end of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the trail overlooking iconic McWay Falls will reopen Friday after crews completed …

California

Hylete 6-in-1 Backpack

I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or <i>supposedly</i> new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow …

Backpacking

12 Things You Must Do to Avoid Money Disasters While Traveling Abroad

Here's a fun game to play with yourself: Book a long-overdue vacation abroad and naturally become excited. Now, think of every single thing that can …

Dojo is another oddly shaped solution to securing your home network

One of my favorite gadgets at CES this January was the Norton Core. Not exactly for what it claims to accomplish — securing a home network filled with vulnerable IoT devices — but because it looks so weird while doing it.<p>BullGuard, the antivirus company, is now on the scene with Dojo, its own …

Smart Homes

Preparing @NASAWebb for test in @NASA_Johnson thermal vacuum chamber -- what a beautiful spacecraft! https://t.co/p4LAl5yfGS

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Hiking

Why a bank robber thought covering himself in lemon juice would help him get away with it

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arrested a surprised McArthur Wheeler. When they showed him …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

United Vs Delta Vs American Airlines: Which Has The Best Business Class?

Delta, United and American Airlines have all recently launched new Business Class suites or seats named Delta One, United Polaris or American Super …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Habitats

Need an Escape? 10 Cozy Places to Stay in National Parks

Craving solitude or looking to plan a romantic retreat? A private room in the heart of one of the country's most spectacular landscapes could be the …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Tutorials

So you got a camera for Christmas, now what?

Want to see my most up-to-date camera recommendations in case you haven’t settled on the one you want yet? Click here!<p><i>[disclaimer: some of the links</i> …

Photography