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5 Exercises to Try Instead of the Shoulder Press to Get You Sculpted for Summer

Make those dumbbells work for you.<p>If your countless hours in the weight room have paid off in the form of shoulders the size of Dwight Howard's, good for you. But for the rest of us, there are only so many times one can repeat the same overhead press before it's time to give something else a shot. …

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

10 Outstanding Dessert Lists in San Francisco

Restaurants where dessert can steal the show<p>For some, dessert is only an afterthought, the saccharine postscript to a satisfying meal. But for others, dessert signifies something slightly more. If not the central motivation for going out to dinner, a distinctive dessert menu presents yet another …

Dessert

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from Little House on the Prairie, Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

How Not to be Stupid While Traveling

After dinner my first night in Split, Croatia, I started back to my hotel only to realize I had no idea what the name of it was or where it was located. It was one of those moments that was hilarious at first, but quickly became a "situation" I had to deal with if I ever wanted to be reunited with …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Can science prove the existence of God?

And, whether you believe or not, can you approach the question without a preconceived answer coloring your analysis?<p><i>“It’s so easy to become a</i> …

15 Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes

This Saturday is Chinese New Year and we welcome in the year of the rooster. In Manchester we have such a big Chinese community, and there's always a …

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

20 Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Bohemian Paradise

Throughout the past couple years, we’ve seen the bohemian style flickering on the edges of our vision. Homes filled with houseplants, wicker chair …

Home Decorating

On a Japanese Whiskey Tour, Small Batches and Bagpipes

One of the many discoveries I made on my first night in Japan nearly 30 years ago were the vending machines that sold beer. As I walked to my new apartment just hours after landing in Tokyo, I found a machine stocked with different sizes of cans and brands. It was a eureka moment.<p>Then I saw …

9 Incredible Meteorite Craters That Look Straight Out of ‘Deep Impact’

Our planet is pockmarked with the scars of these extraterrestrial visitors. Morgan Freeman would be terrified.<p>The human species may not (yet) have …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

4 Outcomes of Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage | Investopedia

Seattle was the first major U.S. city to legislate an increase in the minimum wage, igniting a political battle that had mostly been waged in a …

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

Cultivated Carp 'Reverse Evolve,' Grow Scales Back

Undoing hundreds of years of work by hungry monks<p>The dense protective layer of scales covering the body of the common carp makes the fish a pain to eat. But centuries ago, clever European monks managed to breed this quality out, creating a cultivated variety with few to no scales. They called it …

Fish

This map shows the alarming Russian military buildup encircling Ukraine

An ongoing Russian military build-up on Ukraine's borders may indicate preparations for conventional military conflict. It certainly marks a dramatic escalation of tensions that will have significant repercussions in Ukraine.<p>Russia has deployed additional military forces and systems to Ukraine's …

Major US renting markets are starting to crumble

No one was prepared for this. The slowdown started a year ago when the resale inventory began to balloon. According to a new report by Integra Realty Resources for the Miami Downtown Development Authority, in May listings soared 58% from two years ago, to about 3,000 units, while monthly sales …

5 Delightful & Frightful Anime Shows Based on Fairy Tales

Fairy tales inspire tribute, parody, and radical reinterpretation. They’re building blocks of culture and storytelling.<p>If you have your own take on a …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

CIA still laughing at Zuckerberg for thinking he came up with Facebook

<b>CIA AGENTS are still chuckling to themselves about how Mark Zuckerberg actually thinks he created Facebook.</b><p>Zuckerberg is credited as devising the …

Social Media

13 Negotiating Techniques That Never Fail

Here are negotiation techniques that have led to several multimillion-dollar deals.<p>You're sitting in a conference staring at the face of the other party. You want one thing. They want something entirely different. And as you're both on the verge of flipping over the table, it occurs to you that …

Emotional Intelligence

The best backpacking trails for beginners | Adventure Sports Network

For some, it’s hard to imagine an easy intro to backpacking.<p>The thought of hiking for days at a time with all of your gear on your back through …

Hiking

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

Science Fiction

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …