Shirelle Mizrahi

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Better Than Takeout: Four Chinese Food Recipes to Make at Home

For many of us, Christmas Eve (and/or Christmas itself) wouldn’t be the same without Chinese food. But in place of the MSG-laden, refined …

Dear tech world, STEMism is hurting us

In a blistering assault on the value of the liberal arts many months ago, former Sun Microsystem CEO Vinod Khoshla offered anything but nuance in his opening indictment: “Little of the material taught in Liberal Arts programs today is relevant to the future.”<p>The rest of his article is a tirade …

Humanities

Ryan Deboodt’s Giant Cave Photography is Absolutely Astonishing

Adventure/travel photographer Ryan Deboodt has done much of his photography in Vietnam and in Bejing, China where he lives, but he's traveled …

Photography

8 fruits and vegetables you should be roasting whole

There is something magical that happens when a fruit or vegetable is cooked whole. The flavors often lost to peeling, chopping, seeding and so on are …

Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Art

How to Choose a Meditation

By Tom Ball —<p>Why is the Buddha smiling? Because it’s finally happened: meditation is mainstream.<p>Of course, the true “Buddha mind” finds reason to …

Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins / HGA Architects and Engineers

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled into the hillside of a new regional park within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, …

Framing

How-To: Transfer a Photo onto a Slice of Wood

Tired of putting your photos into right angled frames? Give this ink to wood transfer technique a try.<p>You can find ready to use kiln dried wood slices at most large craft stores. If you want to use your own DIY slice of wood cut from a fallen tree, be aware that if not dried with the proper …

Inkjet Printers

European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

7 Steps to Freedom Camping, Kiwi Style

Want to go to New Zealand? That’s cool – so does nearly everyone else in the world. The country of four million is now flooded with about 2.5 million …

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

Cameras

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing

The author Reif Larsen says Joseph Conrad and Anselm Kiefer taught him how to practice omission without infuriating his readers.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and</b> …

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

France

Top 10 Activities Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Ten great ways to get out and explore along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.<p>Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500-mile touring route along the rugged western coastline, offers far more than stunning scenery. We present ten great ways to get out on the water, ride horses on the beach, spot whales, …

Ireland

Hotel Design Inspired by a Cross-Sectioned Amethyst Geode

Amethyst, a beautiful precious gemstone, is the inspiration behind NL Architects' proposed chain of hotels. But, their unconventional design does more than just reference the color. It makes the structure appear as if it's the jewel itself. The Amsterdam-based designers created the illusion by …

Design

A photographic journey through the Torres del Paine, Patagonia

The first leg of the trail is reached by crossing Lago Pehoé, a lake of such vibrant turquoise that people crowd the stern of the catamaran I stand …

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

Walking holidays in France: The 12 best companies for French hiking tours

It’s easy to see the appeal of walking holidays. You retreat from the rigours of modern life and take in the landscapes at your own pace, usually in a very scenic setting. France, with its extraordinary, varied terrain, and its timeless appeal for British visitors, is one of our readers’ favourite …

Paragliding

Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

Travel Lens: Chris Guillebeau’s World

<b>Chris Guillebeau</b> achieved something most people only dream of: visiting every country in the world. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he managed to complete this remarkable feat before his 35th birthday. When he’s not traveling, Chris can be found writing (he’s the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author …

Travel

Travel Hacking Resources : The Art of Non-Conformity

An older AONC post detailed my packing strategy in the middle of the quest. The principles of that outline haven’t changed: pack less! Bring the …

Norway Photos

See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

12 Simple Food Swaps That Make Healthy Eating Easy

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Reexamining your diet and eating healthier doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods.<p>Instead of relinquishing your beloved, buttery mashed potatoes, replace the spuds with mashed cauliflower and get the same creamy texture you crave for a …

11 Powerful Life Lessons I Learned From Camping in the Woods

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>I spent a year working as a backpacking instructor and ecology educator shortly after college. In other words, I got …

Japanese Mountain Retreat by General Design Co.