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14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

Afghan troops 'killed by US air strike'

At least eight soldiers killed and five wounded after helicopter attack on Afghan army outpost in Logar province<p>At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and five others wounded in what appears to be a US air strike near Kabul, according to the governor of Logar province.<p>If confirmed, the …

Afghanistan

Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography

Night photography can be much more rewarding than photography during the day. Because everything looks different at night, you don’t need to go …

Piglet Community Pick: The Slanted Door

<i>Read up on some of 2014’s most-loved cookbooks, tested and reviewed by the one and only Food52 community.</i><p><i>Today: Gingerroot tackles the recipes in The Slanted Door.</i><p>Although I have never eaten at the restaurant, I was eager to cook from <i>The Slanted Door</i> cookbook. I’ve met Chef Phan twice at the Hawaii …

5 Decadent New Dumplings for Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year is upon us, which means it’s time for dumplings. While the traditional bundles of crispy, meaty joy are certainly an acceptable …

Food & Dining

National Geographic Travel

European Growth As Elusive As Quicksilver

Europe offers a rate meeting from the European Central Bank and a new slate of economic forecasts; the United States will release its influential monthly jobs data.<p>Purchasing manager indexes for the past month will also show how businesses see things shaping up in the United States and Europe. One …

Economy

Four Best Bets in Tech

The increase in volatility over the past few weeks has likely scared many investors out of the market. The sharp market decline on the first day of October suggests additional losses are likely. As we move lower, I expect to see more sector rotation as some stocks are not declining as much as the …

Rice Paper Banh Mi with Pork Meatballs Recipe

<b>For the dipping sauce:</b><p>1<p>In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, rice vinegar, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar …

Wine Tasting 101

Wine drinking’s pretty much self-explanatory. But no matter what’s in the glass, it will reveal itself best when approached systematically and when all sensory apparati are exposed to it (well, not your ears).<p>That doesn’t mean making a spectacle of your examination, or trying to out-inhale the …

Road Trip Bliss: Portugal’s Southern Coast

<b>Portugal is made for wanderers.</b> From the top of the Moorish remnants of Castelo de São Jorge, <b>Lisbon</b> cascades downhill in all directions, new paths beckoning at every turn. To the south, the 25 de Abril bridge spans the Tagus River, a ringer for San Francisco’s Golden Gate. Across the harbor, the …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in that dreaming mood:</b><p><b>Malta</b><p>“As …

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices— Battery Life

But these types of devices haven't really caught on with mainstream consumers yet.<p>Battery life has proven to be one of the biggest problems surrounding most smart watches and wearable displays like Google Glass.<p>Early reviews of Google Glass, for example, indicated that it could only last for about …

Wearable Tech

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Ingredients (9)<p>1/2 medium English cucumber, peeled<br>• 7 ounces whole-milk Greek yogurt (scant 1 cup)<br>• 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro<br>• 1 …

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala

See the best looks from the annual fall gala.<p>Last night the chicest New Yorkers turned out in high style despite the rainy weather to support New Yorkers for Children's annual Fall Gala honoring Estee Lauder's John Demsey and the New York Giant's Justin Tuck. Guests including Aerin Lauder, models …

The 12 Best Foods on the Planet

We ate. We ranked. Now it’s your turn to try

French Food

How to Make Skewers for Pork, Chicken, Steak, and More

Skewers are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time<p>Kebabs are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time.<p><b>1. Give 'em a soak.</b><p>If you’re using bamboo …

Cooking

5 Ways to Make Mediterranean–Style Salsa Verde

What you should be having right now with everything that comes off the grill.<p>If you’re going to serve one sauce to go with everything that comes off …

Everything You Need to Open a Hipster Bar

It's time to start your new career as a hipster bar owner. Just check the boxes and watch the money start rolling in.

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

Wine at a barbecue seems a little out of place, kind of like the guest who shows up in knee-high leather boots when everyone lazing around the pool is in flip-flops. When we think of those brawny meats charring away on the grill, our immediate thought is to quench our thirst with a PBR from the ice …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

5 Tricks to Making a Really Excellent Burger

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching you 5 simple</i> …

How to Make Amazing Barbacoa at Home

Traditional barbacoa involves slow-roasting a cow's head or a whole goat or lamb in a pit filled with hot rocks. But chef Roberto Santibañez has …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Art

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks on Earth

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks. We're thankful that governments around the world have set aside these amazing tracts of pristine wilderness, and with the help of the tips and photos from over 1 million travelers …

National Parks