Ben Farber

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This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

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Budweiser: Lost Dog

Watch Budweiser: Lost Dog and more #SuperBowl ads in the #ToyotaAdZone on Hulu now!

Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2014

10. The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London<br>Duffy London’s dramatic coffee pairs layers of wood and glass to become a mesmerizing …

10 Pharrell-Produced Songs That Sound Nothing Like Pharrell

Every music producer has their signature style, but to have a decade-spanning career like Pharrell Williams’, you have to know when to switch it up — …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

#MagsWeLove on Flipboard

By Back Road Ramblers | Getting Down and Dirty Outside<p>A Quirky Desert Road Trip: Yosemite, Tonopah, and the Extra Terrestrial Highway<p>As part of …

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

New York's AMMA Studio Chisels Glamorous Furniture From Cement

For interior designer Samuel Amoia, creating elegant, unique spaces wasn’t enough. He felt the need to create the furniture to inhabit that space. Enter AMMA Studio, a partnership between Amoia, owner of design firm Samuel Amoia Associates, and sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo.<p>While working on a …

Moments of Solitude Portrayed Through a Picture Within a Picture

Instagram user Maksim Zavialov takes pictures of pictures in an interesting juxtaposition of photography techniques. The resident of Khabarovsk, Russia, first captures a scene with Polaroid instant film and then holds up the exposure to snap an iPhone photo of the print surrounded by the real-life …

Best Interior Design Posts of 2014

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London<br>A London flat in is located in a Georgian townhouse and despite keeping many of the classic …

Best of 2014

John Oliver bashes New Year's Eve in web-only 'Last Week Tonight' clip

While <i>Last Week Tonight</i> is on hiatus till 2015, John Oliver couldn’t resist showing up on the Internet to talk about one of the year’s worst …

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Gabriella Schwarz / October 8, 2014<p>Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful …

On the Red Couch With DJ Spooky

<i>Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky doesn’t just want you to dance. Though the musician still spins experimental music at clubs and museums around the</i> …

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel …

See the Best in Your Flipboard Home

Inside Flipboard / November 18, 2014<p>Some of us catch up on the news in the morning; others enjoy a funny video before bed. But no matter what time …

On the Red Couch with Actress/Author Evangeline Lilly

<i>She’s perhaps best known as Kate Austen from Lost and the pointy-eared elf Tauriel in The Lord of the Rings films. But Evangeline Lilly has another,</i> …

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

On the Red Couch with Roald Dahl’s Grandson Luke Kelly

<i>Whether you’re 50 or 15, there’s a good chance Roald Dahl influenced your childhood in some way. The prolific British author penned 17 hugely popular</i> …

Beyonce & Jay Z's Trip To Iceland Looks Like A Magical Winter Wonderland

Earlier this month, Beyonce and Jay Z hit up Iceland in celebration of Jay Z's 45th birthday.<p>According to People magazine, the couple stayed ultra luxe Trophy Lodge, which bills itself as a "private luxury resort and spa" that is "fit for a king."<p>It sounds perfect for the Carter-Knowles crew, and …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Snow big deal, we wear this everyday. The Snowflake Girls @NYCballet #balanchine photo by Henry Leutwyler

Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?

In an excerpt from their new book, two former Office of Management and Budget directors ask whether or not a focus on numbers and hard evidence—not …

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …