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Airport Survival: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your "Cool" When Traveling

Let's face it; traveling and navigating crowded airports is stressful -- especially during family vacations, holidays or when the weather becomes problematic. Unless you're traveling on your own private jet on your time table, the "getting there" is almost never without problems, in and of itself, …

How to Mix Cardio and Strength Building to Zap Fat

We checked in with Mike Wunsch, certified personal trainer and Director of Training and Large Group Programming at Results Fitness, for his …

Exercise

5 Moves for Six-Pack Abs

Just because you can't get to the gym doesn't mean you have to neglect your exercise. One of the easiest body parts to work on without going to a gym …

Running for your Mind – How Exploring New Rewards Can Make your Habit Stick

Recently, I started running every day.<p>Every morning, I wake up at 7:30am, I roll out of bed and a put my running shoes on, which are conveniently …

No-Weights, No-Problem Workout

Stay on-plan for your fitness goals—even when your gym's far away<p>Sometimes, life doesn't allow you to have access to a gym or even a good set of weights—when you're on vacation, perhaps, or serving 20 in solitary. But you can use nature's best barbell—your own body. In fact, many athletes use their …

Workouts

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

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Travel While You're Young

This is the time for small paychecks and big memories. This is the time for travel. We are about as attached to one location as we are to our favorite Chinese take-out place. We know what we like about it, and we take comfort in the familiarity, but that's about it.- Jessy Tapper<p><b>Last June, Jeff</b> …

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Sedona, Arizona

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from HuffPost Healthy Living's features editor, Carolyn Gregoire. Of her photo of Sedona, Ariz., she says:<p>On a recent trip to Northern Arizona, I was stunned by the peaceful beauty of the desert -- especially the dramatic red rock scenery of Sedona and …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

iPhone

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men

This is Kareem Abdul-Jabar's twenty-point plan for becoming a man.<p><b>Why should a young man listen</b> to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That's not a fault of character, but the fact that teens' brains have …

Martial Arts

12 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Geisha In The Late 1800s

A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age — and the kimonos are absolutely striking.<p>These photos would have been taken during what is generally known as the golden age of geisha.<p>(via)

Japan

Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

iOS is about to go beyond post-PC<p>In the wake of Tuesday's iPhone event, you've likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple's new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit "A7" system-on-chip (SoC) inside. You might have also heard that it's just a marketing stunt; a …

No fingerprint sensor required: SilentSense knows it’s you from your taps and swipes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Move over, Touch ID. Apple’s(s appl) new fingerprint sensing technology in the iPhone 5s may soon be joined by an alternative …

14 Places To Visit This Fall

From cutting-edge contemporary art in Miami to epically awesome Kenyan resorts, this season's hottest destinations exceed expectations. Go beyond the biergartens in Munich, check out the other Portland, escape hurricane season in Mexico City, and discover a culinary hotspot in the heart of the …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

By Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler<p>The Principality of Sealand has its own flag, a white diagonal stripe dividing fields of red and black. It has currency, postage stamps, a national anthem ("E Mare Libertas," which is also its national motto, meaning "from the sea, freedom"), and even a soccer …

Bayard Rustin: The Real Genius Behind The March On Washington Is Only Now Getting Credit

In his speech that day, Thurmond called Bayard Rustin, head organizer for the march, a "communist, draft-dodger, and homosexual." Thurmond even entered into the record a picture of Rustin speaking to Martin Luther King Jr. while he sat in the bathtub.<p>Thurmond's hateful words came too late. The …

Download Now: The Best Apps for Your Next Road Trip

Any well-prepared road trip includes a cell phone full of travel apps and road trip games to help make getting lost a bit more organized. Before you hit the open road, download these 10 road trip apps.<p>Any road trip begins with a three-point check: keys, wallet, cell phone. And on any well-prepared …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …