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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Everything I Know About Travel I Learned at a Yoga Class in Bangkok

You're looking at a grudging and occasional yoga practitioner at best. I know I should do it, but rarely enjoy it. But when I learned the resident yogi at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok could lead a session aimed at easing jet lag, I signed on post-haste. Previous trips to Southeast Asia have found …

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7 Reasons Not To Make A Bucket List

They're fabulous in theory, but bucket lists -- from short ones to long ones to ones for the coming year -- can harm your travel life more than they help.<p>Here are seven reasons to ditch yours.<p><b>1. A bucket list gives you tunnel vision.</b><p>If you arrive in Australia fixated on that singular bungee jump …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

The First 15 Seconds

How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to engage them over time?<p>I’d propose that, in the first 15 seconds of every new …

You (Yes, You!) Can Get Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Request recipes from your favorite restaurants, then we at Bon Appétit will try our hardest to get them for you.<p>We've all been there: Digging into a restaurant dish and thinking, "Man, I wish I could make this at home." You might try to replicate it in your own kitchen, but miss those few …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

6 Tony Robbins Insights That Will Change Your Sales Game @tonyrobbins

When it comes to helping people improve their lives there is nobody in the game with stronger credentials than #TonyRobbins. The “Michael Jordan” of …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

What I learned in Jerusalem

I have unfolded and refolded your letter a dozen times. You are going to the West Bank and you want me to tell you everything I learned, everything I …

5 badass New Zealand itineraries for surf, snow, and flow

NEW ZEALAND’S exceptional geography — mountains in close proximity to the ocean and rivers flowing out to enormous, wave-filled bays — creates all …

Seven Worst Rental-Car Rip-Offs (and How to Beat Them)

Just about every segment of the travel industry is rife with rip-offs, but the folks who rent cars have risen gouging to an art form. The worst rip-offs are the extras that you often need for your trip and can't obtain through alternative sources. Other bad ones include unconscionably high prices …

Travel Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

You call it vacation--they call it work. Check out the nomadic wanderlusters capturing the beauty of faraway places with their phones.<p>By Kristen Dold, DETAILS<p><b>See Also:</b> <i>5 Great Pro-Quality Cameras</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Instagram Photogs<p><i>More from Details:</i><p>14 Male Celebs Who Love Selfies As Much As Kim …

Where to Eat (and Drink and Sleep) in Boston

Next time you're in Boston, feel free to skip the clam chowder. Here are the best new spots to hit.<p>Next time you're in Boston, feel free to skip the clam chowder. You won't even miss it, because it's a beyond-exciting time to be a discerning diner in this historic city. Small, chef-owned …

The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said

Words from the wise.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) was once the poster child of what happens when excitement about a company detaches from reality. The …

Inigral is now Uversity, a tool for high school students to pick the right college

Education technology startup Inigral has rebranded to Uversity, a name its customers will have far less trouble pronouncing.<p>Inigral was best known for its Schools app, which students use to create private communities on Facebook. But the executive team has increasingly been pushing for independence …

Download Mozilla's open source office furniture, some assembly required

In keeping with its open ethos, Mozilla teamed up with Japan-based design company Nosigner to develop and furnish its Japanese office using "open-source furniture." As part of its design, Nosigner used freely available products for the Mozilla Factory's flooring, partition walls, mirrors, and even …

An In-depth Interview With Life Coach Tony Robbins

When I recently met author, strategist and coach Tony Robbins backstage at a taping of Oprah Winfrey's ground-breaking series <i>Lifeclass</i>, the first thing I was struck by was his sheer size. He is a somewhat startling six-feet-seven, yet he comes across like a loving, gentle giant, and when he talks …

WordPress.com Launches New Vertical And Theme For Hotels, Inns And B&Bs

WordPress.com now offers hotel, inn and bed and breakfast owners and managers the ability to showcase their properties with the help of a new responsive theme just for hotels. In addition, the service also today launched a special site dedicated to showing hotel owners how they can use the service …

Young appmakers can't count on a job for life

The most effective lies bear the ring of truth. Consider the current dogma that for youngsters to earn a good living is to brain up, get IT skills …

Why Your Cell Phone Doesn't Have a Dial Tone

In addition to the long curly cords, and the part where they are permanently attached to a wall, old-fashioned landlines have something else that …

Speed Up Your Lightroom Editing Using a GamePad Controller

A little while ago, we introduced you to photographer Ed Pingol’s Cullinator, a Mac app that played nice with a PC gaming controller and helped you …

Reddit Founder on Early Days: 'We Really Didn't Know What We Were Doing'

Today, Reddit is one of the most influential sites on the web. But back in 2005 when it was just getting started, co-founder Alexis Ohanian remembers …

How Twitter Star Kelly Oxford Makes Everything 'Perfect'

Kelly Oxford is a little bit wicked and a whole lot wild and funny.<p>In no time, she went from being a housewife and mother of three in Calgary to Internet fame through her blog — and later, through Twitter, where her popularity exploded.<p>There, she shared zips like:<p>And:<p>Oxford's been retweeted by …

LockCircle Announces Cine Lenses with Remote Controlled Aperture; Once Again We Go, "Dafuq?!"

There are news announcements and then there are news announcements. Some get us all excited, and some leave us indifferent. And then, there are news …

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …