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America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.<p>1. Honopu Beach - Kauai, Hawaii<p>If you want to get to this beach, you've got to work for it. You can't hike, boat or drive - swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access.<p>photo: Jason …

The 10 Best Commencement Quotes For Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

As graduates all over the country prepare to depart from their alma maters' hallowed halls, their commencement ceremonies include speakers who offer wisdom to aid them as they prepare for a different stage in their lives.<p>In many if these addresses the speakers touch on the nature of beginnings, the …

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The 10 Best Burgers in America

<i>By Abbey Chase</i><p>From In-N-Out and White Castle to menus from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, no food spans the gap between high-end and budget dining like the classic American burger. Yet while there are many great burgers in bars and restaurants across the country, there's nothing quite …

Burgers

Eat like a carioca: Rio's best local food

Food is a treasured part of <i>carioca</i> (resident of Rio de Janeiro) life. With roots in African, Amerindian and European epicurean traditions, the tastes of the Marvelous City range from meat-centric c<i>hurrascarias</i>, hearty <i>feijoadas</i>, vibrant street food and upscale, gourmet selections – all best …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Summer Vacation 2015: The Best Places to Stay at America's Most Visited National Parks

Prolific writer and historian Wallace Stegner’s assertion that America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had” continues to resonate with travelers: According to the National Park Service, visits to these U.S. treasures rose to a record 294 million in 2014, an increase of 20 million over …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

NYU Professor: The Digital Age Is Destroying The US Middle Class And There's Little Hope For Reversing The Cycle

NYU business school professor and consultant Scott Galloway believes US society is telling itself a lie: That technology is good for everyone.<p>He believes that the "digital age" has clear winners and clear losers.<p>The winners are the global middle class, the abject poor, and the über-rich.<p>Galloway …

Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Crème Fraîche

Makes 4 to 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or rounds<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 cup crème fraîche<p>1–2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with …

Recipes

Grilled Steak with Parsley-Parmesan Salad

4 Servings<p>The rich and beefy flatiron is also known as a top blade steak, but you can use any cut.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound flatiron steak<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves<p>2 oz. Parmesan, …

Recipes

A Mexican Beach Vacation, Without All The Guilt And Stuff

You want to go to Mexico because it's polar vortex-ing and you're all like pshhht, not doing this anymore. And you want to get your sun in, but you also don't want to feel guilty about schlepping to Mexico and not seeing anything but the playa.<p>You've heard of it, we know you have, but may we …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

Fancy Fruit Appetizers

Ethan makes his home in Canada, but he's a Southern boy at heart. He's here to prove that being a bachelor doesn't sentence you to a life of microwave meals for one as our Cooking for One Fanatic. You can get to know him even more at Feeding Ethan too.<p>Today is empowerment. It's not so much a recipe …

Insider’s Guide to California’s Central Coast

U.S. Highway 101 stretches 300 miles between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, roughly tracing a footpath of 1760s Spanish explorers and connecting the 21 missions they founded. You’ll want at least three days to do the region justice.<p><b>Here’s some insider intel to help you navigate this fertile</b> …

Roasted Jalapeno and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The Partial Ingredients

On the broiler setting, roast the jalapenos cut side down for about 5-6 minutes, or until the jalapenos are just starting to char.<p>Place a few slices …

Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of activity around here, this whole moving thing sucked all my time and energy that usually went towards this blog. …

What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea? | Inc.com

The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in entrepreneurship, many potential business owners will ask very difficult questions of themselves: Is this …

Real Estate

These 10 Spices Will Instantly Make You A Better Cook

For all of you out there who think you just can't cook, we have something to tell you: yes, you can. Julia Child wasn't lying when she said anyone can cook. She may have been talking about French cooking, but it's true for all types of cuisine.<p>There's no magic to cooking. People aren't born with a …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

12 Ways You'll Actually Enjoy Eating More Greens In 2014

With a spoonful of pancetta, the medicine goes down.

Recipe for bacon-wrapped dates with roasted pepper sauce

<i>Makes 24 or enough to serve 6</i><p>A classic Spanish bar snack, dates wrapped in bacon are at once sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, and ultimately satisfying. …