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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Quantum Mechanics

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

46 Ways To Make Wearing Clothes So Much Better

Deodorant is meant to be worn by you, not your black shirt.

These Are The 25 Best Fall Hikes In The United States

When it comes to outdoor adventures, fall is about as good as it gets. The near-perfect temperatures are a welcome change after the stifling summer …

Hiking

5 Games to Play When You Want to Roll Solo

Maybe you just want to play a card game with Cheetos dust on your sweatpants and no one to judge you, or maybe it’s the middle of the week and your …

Sweet-potato gnocchi

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g sweet potatoes<br>• 3 heritage tomatoes<br>• About 110g strong 00 bread flour<br>• 2 tsp finely chopped tarragon<br>• 2 egg yolks<br>• 40g unsalted butter<p><b>To serve:</b><p>6 tbsp basil pesto (ideally home-made)<br>• Rocket, coriander and lovage leaves<br>• Shavings of aged Parmesan<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 170C/gas mark 3½. …

The 17 best Netflix movies for when you just want to be alone

Whether it's because life is too dull, hard, or muggle-heavy, there's always a good reason to escape the world for a few hours with a good film. In the spirit of this desperate desire and need, I have put together a list of the best movies to watch on Netflix when you just want to be alone and …

Movies

5 Sweet Potato Toast Recipes (Because Bread Gets Boring)

Over seeing avocado toast all over your Instagram feed? Prepare to feast your eyes on a new (and healthier!) take on the trend. Swap out standard …

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

T+L Editors Share the Trips on Their Bucket List

Since the first time I saw photos of Torres de Paine National Park, I have wanted to go to Patagonia. I don't know if it's because of the …

National Parks

How to Make Cities Livable Again

In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail in terms of how their residents are best …

42 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes So Good You Won't Even Miss the Carnitas

From fried avocado tacos to elote-style corn salad and black bean burritos you'll want every night of the week.<p><b>When you think of Mexican cooking</b>, it's hard not to conjure up images of carnitas, carne asada, beef-filled enchiladas, tacos al pastor ... but finding a Mexican vegetarian recipe is a lot …

Cooking

Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee Horchata

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.<p>A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features …

The Food Lab's American Omelettes (and Why You Should Salt Your Eggs in Advance)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Just as with scrambled eggs, there are two major types of omelette: the hearty, big-as-your-face, stuffed-to-the-brim, fluffy, folded-in-half, light-golden-brown diner-style omelette, and …

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Be Serving Italian "Tapas" at Your Next Party

In Venice, where I have lived for most of my life, there is a culture of what we call <i>spritz e cichetti</i>.<p>The spritz, as you well know, is a sharp, luminescent red drink, traditionally served with one-third prosecco, one-third sparking water, and one-third bitter Campari or Aperol. <b>It's enjoyed on ice</b> …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

Quantum Physics Has Just Been Found Hiding in One of The Most Important Mathematical Models of All Time

Mind = blown.<p>Game theory is a branch of mathematics that looks at how groups solve complex problems. The Schrödinger equation is the foundational …

7 Vegetables Italians Do Best, and 20 Ways to Make Them

If you get stuck on the tomato when you think about Italian cooking, well, Italians <i>do</i> do the tomato <i>really well</i>.<p>But the Italian vegetable treatment goes well beyond the <i>pomodoro</i>: Italian cooks do a whole lot of vegetables—like broccoli rabe and cardoons and artichokes and cabbage and celery—better …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

10 Easy Home Decor Updates That Won't Break the Bank

Spring is the time to update your home and it can be both, exciting and stressful. It’s always exciting to change things up, buy new things and …

Home Decorating

The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Angel McNall Photography/Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, our national parks are beautiful, beach camping is a blast, and taking a road trip is a fun way to spend a few days, but sometimes you want to explore a totally new city. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>At Thrillist, we've been …

Rhode Island

16 books that every introvert should read

There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so we rounded up 16 books with themes and characters that introverts will really appreciate.<p>Read on for literature real introverts need to read.

Books

Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump

The executive producer of 11.22.63, premiering Feb. 15 on Hulu, discusses the 2016 presidential race, his favorite movies of the year, and the Bowie …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …