Jeff Murray

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How to Stash Your Luggage for a Couple of Hours When Traveling

You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but …

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

Italy

Whiskey, Cashmere, and Castles: A Guide to Speyside, Scotland

The Craigellachie Hotel is a charming 26-room inn located where the Rivers Fiddich and Spey come together in the Scottish Highlands. It’s in the heart of Speyside, Scotland’s famous single malt whiskey region: Guests staying at the hotel can see the Macallan distillery from their windows; the hotel …

Villa Drei Birken

Villa Drei Birken has been welcoming visitors to the Dolomites since the 1960s. Thanks to a recently opened extension, they can welcome more. …

Test Your Headphones With Audiocheck’s Benchmark Files

Whether you’re in the market for some new cans or just curious about what makes headphones sound, well, good, knowing what to listen for is a pretty …

Audiophile

Review: SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun Extend - Stream Your Antenna Through Your WiFi

By onAugust 8, 2017 in Reviews, Streaming Devices<p>The ability to stream your antenna to a wide range of devices is something many cord cutters have …

​ 6 Kettlebell Moves That Will Melt Your Fat Away | Men’s Health

2. The kettlebell high pull requires more knee bend, and thus more leg power. You should explode from the bottom so that the kettlebell pops up and reaches a point of weightlessness at the top, and use your arms to control its descent without pausing.<p>3. The kettlebell extended ROM goblet reverse …

​This Arms and Core Workout Is A One-Way Ticket To The Gun Show | Men’s Health

The alternating push plank works your entire core while working your arms and shoulders. The pushing motion puts extra emphasis on the triceps.<p>The hollow-body diamond plank is a total-body movement. You'll have to fire every muscle in your body to hold that position. But where you will feel it the …

Tasker Plugins Get Updated with Better Support, Features

IFTTT Comes to AutoVoice, AutoTools Gets Nougat’s App Shortcuts, and AutoNotifications is Updated with Chronometers (Betas)<p>If you’ve ever used Tasker …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

If You’re Thinking of Retiring in Ecuador

For this Maryland couple, it began as an escape from the cold. Then it became home.<p>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plans. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and living happily with my wife, Rita, on the southern coast of …

Retirement

A new guide provides practical advice for people travelling to Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis

A new guide has been launched to provide practical advice for people travelling across the world to Iceland to witness the magical beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.<p>The aurora is the awe-inspiring phenomenon of iridescent bands of green, red, yellow, pink, purple and white lights …

European Travel

This Fountain in Italy Is Giving Out Free Wine, 24/7

BRB, booking a flight.<p>From Rome's Trevi masterpiece to the wedding-cake shaped display at Milan's Piazza Castello, Italy isn't exactly hurting for fountains. But a new one in Abruzzo just jumped to the top of our bucket list.<p>Last weekend, local vineyard Dora Sarchese installed a font that pours red …

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

When a stream of top performers go on to better things, it usually hastens the flow of more top talent into the company<p>Should bosses try to hold on to their star performers?<p>For most of corporate America, the question might seem like nonsense. Star performers are seen as so valuable that managers …

Employment

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Employment

This Woman Knits Blankets With Super-Sized Yarn and Her Bare Hands

When the weather is especially brutal, there's nothing like crawling under a chunky, wool blanket to stay warm. Anna Marinenko takes that idea of …

The Best Serrated Bread Knife for Your Kitchen

I've long held two beliefs about bread knives. The first is that you shouldn't spend a lot of money on one. Unlike chef's knives, bread knives are difficult or impossible to re-sharpen, limiting their useful lifespan and forcing you to replace them every five years or so. The second is that, aside …

Knives

Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species in His Own Backyard

The California pipevine swallowtail is considered by many experts to be one of the most magnificent butterflies in North America, but the massive …

Download and Print Your Own Topographical Maps from National Geographic

You can snag good topographic maps pretty easily from outdoor shops and from park ranger offices, but if you want to take a closer look at a place …

Camping

5 Wineries With Intoxicating Patio Tastings in Napa and Sonoma

Wine may be the way of life in Napa and Sonoma counties, but on gorgeous country days, an indoor cellar or tasting room doesn't always feel like the …

Poke Radar Shows You Where to Find and Catch 'Em All In Pokémon Go

If you’ve been playing a lot of <i>Pokémon Go</i>, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ pokémon in your neighborhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone …

Pokémon

Get Medieval on Intruders With This Retractable Fencing

There are lots of ways to prevent people from trespassing on your property, including moats, drawbridges, and roaming packs of dogs. But if those …

Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch

I've been mildly obsessed with YouTube's "Primitive Technology" channel for almost a year now. In it, an unnamed man in Far North Queensland, …

Marshmallow Crossbow

Its name suggests that it's a child's toy. The clean, modern design does not. This Marshmallow Crossbow looks more at home in a bookcase than in the …

Marshmallows

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

Take the Tests, Identify Weaknesses, and Get Better<p>Focus on what you need to do, not necessarily on what you want to do. That's the secret to …

Monkeylectric Monkey Light - Animated Bicycle Spoke Lights

Good luck claiming you didn't see the biker NOW<p>Monkeylectric Monkey Light - Animated Bicycle Spoke Lights<p>Choose M204 - Basic, M210 - Intermediate, or …

Animation

Consumer Reports’ Mosquito Repellent Rankings Are Now Available for Free

Bug repellents aren’t all created equal—some are more effective than others. Last year, Consumer Reports named the top three repellents from their …

Mosquitoes

Sicilian Pizza With Pepperoni and Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

The Spicy Spring from Prince Street Pizza, with its thick, olive oil–infused crust; spicy tomato sauce; mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese; and crisp-edged pepperoni, is an insanely good pizza with only one real problem: It doesn't exist anywhere else. No longer. Here's how to make that pizza</i> …

5 Ways to Turn Food Into Muscle, Not Fat

Boost Insulin Sensitivity to Get Lean and Build Muscle<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Insulin sensitivity is crucial. If your muscle mass is not …