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How to Do New Orleans Like a Local

Let New Orleans native and award-winning screenwriter Lolis Eric Elie guide you away from Bourbon Street to the avenues experiencing a resurgence around the city<p>Oretha Castle Haley. Freret. Oak. Remember those street names. Cling to them like the heirlooms they are. No matter how much the corporate …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

10 Underrated Destinations Every Traveler Needs To Know About

So you’ve completed your first solo backpacking, uploaded your first picture on instagram with the hashtag #travel, and posted your very own …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Baked Eggplant Stacks With Cashew Ricotta [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

California road trips

California is the third-largest state in the USA, and you could easily spend weeks navigating its blue highways and rural byways, safely distant from the nerve-jangling, always-jammed interstate system. These classic road-tripping routes are soaked in enough epic scenery to make each deliciously …

Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives

US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests. And then there are the ghost towns, living towns, ski resorts, tufa formations …

Yosemite Country: Must-Dos Outside the Park

For outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, Tuolumne County offers plenty of adventure just outside Yosemite National Park.<p>About four million people visit Yosemite National Park each year—and over half of them take their trips between June and September (a mere glimpse of the unreal, glacier-cut …

National Parks

4 Skincare Tips for Men

I recently asked Jeni Sykes, licensed esthetician, spa veteran, and head of skin care at Heyday, what’s wrong with my skincare routine. In short: …

10 Songs You Absolutely Need On Your Sex Playlist

If you’re looking to spice up your sexual soundtrack but you’re tired of the usual Drake/Marvin Gaye/Ellie Goulding rotation, consider adding these …

33 Songs That Will Make You Cry For A Few Hours (Or Years)

Whether you’re in the middle of a painful break up or just feel like the whole world is against you, sometimes you just need to cry. So curl up in …

Bill O'Reilly Cuts Off Black Lives Matter Advocate: 'Your Time Is Done'

Just when you thought Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement couldn't get any worse, it did.<p>"You would think if you have an organized group in America saying we want dead cops that all decent people would reject that group. You would think, correct?" O'Reilly said …

10 Apps That Will Teach You Something New Every Day

We are all lifelong learners. Just because pop quizzes and term papers are a thing of the past for some of us doesn’t mean that our thirst for knowledge is quenched. Luckily, we don’t need to pay tuition and fill out applications if we want to pick up new skills — we can just check out our …

Apps

Fly Privately with JetSuite for Just $4 This Independence Day

The private charter company gives passengers an unbelievable deal on holiday travel...<p>For the second year in a row, the private jet charter and …

Mean Girls of the ER: The Alarming Nurse Culture of Bullying and Hazing

It's not only threatening the profession, it's putting patients' lives at risk.<p>Over the course of four years, I interviewed hundreds of nurses for a book (<i>The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital</i>), examining a subculture the public knows little about. The …

Parenting

You Have No Idea: A Male’s Perspective On Falling For A Friend

You have no idea the effect you have on me. When I see you it instantly brightens my day. It could be Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans but the second …

The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the …

The 34 Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Potatoes

The potato is humble, but it is also mighty.<p><b>Homemade Tater Tots</b><p><b>GOTTA HAVE YOUR TOTS.</b>

3 Simple Smoothie Diet Recipes

Smoothies have been all the rage for quite some time, but are they really beneficial to dieters? Yes!<p>Smoothies help dieters maintain hydration, …

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

19 Craveable Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Night

If you’re looking for something a little more saucy than stir fry, but just as easy to throw together, have we got more than a few recipes for you. These 19 curries, ranging from authentic Southeast Asian dishes to fun fusions, are sure to satisfy. A well-stocked and organized spice cabinet will …

Cooking

50 Songs From The 2000s That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood

By Rob Fee,<p>Powered by Revcontent<p>More From Thought Catalog<p><i>50 Songs From The 2000s That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood</i> is cataloged in 2000s, …

Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman's Post-Week 8 Fantasy Reaction

The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense struggled against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8, but the team can take heart in knowing they just might have a competent starting running back in Denard "Shoelace" Robinson.<p>Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman Stats vs. Dolphins<p>Player<p>CAR<p>YDS<p>REC<p>REC …

Fantasy Football

Broncos release player who told arresting officer to "contact my boss, John Elway"

John Elway is as popular as ever in Denver, but name dropping Elway did not help Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett when he was arrested on …

John Elway

23 Of My Guy Friends Told Me The Weird Places Where They’ve Jerked Off

1. Sean (25)<p>Oh man, I was at summer camp and I remember getting a boner when I was out with a group of girls by a lake — I had a crush on one of …

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Hiking

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

National Parks