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Volvo XC90 Lounge Console: The chauffeur's choice

The Swedish carmaker made its most luxurious SUV yet by removing the front passenger seat entirely.<p>Save for a single-cab pickup with a straight-up bench seat, a true three-seat vehicle is rare. There are basically the McLaren F1, Ferrari 365P, and, now, this Volvo XC90 concept.<p>Yet since Volvo is …

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This 19th Century Sea Fort Has Been Converted Into a Modern Luxury Hotel

This Victorian-era sea fort used to be No Man’s Land Fort off the coast of Southern England in the<p>This Victorian-era sea fort used to be No Man’s Land Fort off the coast of Southern England in the Solent Strait, but AmaZing Venues has completely overhauled the eerie fort and transformed it into a …

Luxury Lifestyle

How Hyundai used 11 Genesis sedans to talk to space

It started as a little girl's note to her astronaut dad, it ended as an emotional world record.<p>Stephanie is a 13-year-old-girl from Houston, TX. Her dad is an astronaut who spends a lot of time working on the International Space Station. As such, the pair go long periods without seeing each other, …

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government, too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more examples below.<p>1. <b>The mortgage interest deduction for big houses</b> …

Retirement

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …

Robert Reich: The rich have bought America’s silence

The former secretary of labor on the insidious ways colleges and nonprofits are beholden to their wealthy donors<p>Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on …

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually about housing (in 1 graph)

Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a …

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

A growing chorus of critics are calling for the National Collegiate Athletic Association to pay student-athletes. Just this month, a coalition of professors banded together in support of labor rights for men’s football and basketball players. And just this week, former NCAA basketball stars Ed …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Seasonal Food

America’s ISIS next door: Mexico, billion-dollar cartels and the colossal failure of the war on drugs

They behead people by the hundreds. And like ISIL, Mexican gangs are flourishing as a result of failed U.S. policy<p>They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and …

Mexico

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

Henry Blodget

Build a rolling, lo-pro shop light for your garage

Getting enough illumination while working underneath a car is a problem that has plagued every gearhead. We invented our own DIY solution: A low-profile, customizable rolling shop light.<p><b>Spend any amount of time crawling around</b> and under cars and the challenge of getting enough light to see what …

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

The Boeing 757 - A Beloved Airliner

Icelandair use 757s to connect their hub in Reykjavik to European and North American destinations – Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter<p>What has been …

Aviation

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Housekeeping

Artist turns Ford into "Weapon of Mass Instruction"

Raul Lemesoff took his '79 Falcon and made it into a tank armored with free books, just for fun.<p>"I don't do it for money. I don't do it for fame. I just do this because I have fun doing it."<p>Argentine artist Raul Lemesoff is one of those infectious personalities that you wish you could be around all …

The Hoonicorn Mustang is just as evil with no bodywork

Open-wheel mayhem ensues on Ken Block's only test run pre-Gymkhana 7.<p>Ken Block had only one opportunity to shake down the ridicutastic Hoonicorn Mustang RTR's AWD powertrain before using it to film Gymkhana 7.<p>Naturally the mandatory hoon session was recorded for posterity.<p>It's wild in its own way. …

21 Recipes That Are Way Cuter Baked In A Muffin Pan

Hold on to your muffin pans, friends. Baking just got easier. And teensier. And cuter.<p>In the past, you've put your muffin pans and cupcake tins to work, making delicious bite-sized, itty-bitty treats. But if that's all you use the bakeware for, you're not letting it live up to its supreme potential.<p>…

2015 Honda Civic Type R destroys Nürburgring record

This preproduction 2015 Civic Type R is identical to the street car. Watch it lap the 'Ring in a FWD record-setting 7:50.<p>Ready to have your preconceptions about front-wheel-drive blown right out of your skull? Honda just released video of a 2015 Civic Type R prototype lapping the Nurburgring in …

Education Is Answer To Income Inequality: Part Deux

In the first part of this essay, I looked at how a better understanding of what we mean by “skills” helps us ascertain how critical they are in closing the income gap. However, let’s table advanced skills for a second. The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that merely earning a college degree – any …

Paul Krugman

The 10 Smartest (and the Dumbest) Presidents in America’s History

It is not unreasonable to expect the “Leader of the Free World” to be a pretty smart cookie. After all, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, …

44 Ways To Make More Money

Usually, people who want to bolster their finances trim their expenses.<p>But cutting costs only goes so far. Unless you already make a lot of money and spend like a bon vivant, most people can’t eke out that much more from their budget by decreasing expenses. Plus, the more you retrench, the more …

Joshua Bell

Asian Americans are quickly catching whites in the wealth race

Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.<p>Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The typical Asian family has brought home more money for most of the past two decades.<p>…

Income Inequality

With ‘Parks and Recreation’ Over, Is The Network Primetime Comedy Dead?

Last night, after <i>Parks and Recreation</i> — a low-rated, but much beloved comedy – ended its seven-season run on NBC, it marked the end of an era. NBC and its primetime comedies have been a staple of, to borrow their tagline, must-see television since the mid-1980s, when <i>The Cosby Show</i>, <i>Family Ties</i>, …

Comedy

The Most Kicka** Spots for Sunsets in America

<i>By: Jessica Padykula</i><p>Search #sunset on Instagram, and you'll quickly learn one thing: everybody loves 'em. Or, at least taking pictures of them. But not all sunsets are created equal. Like, the one out your bathroom window? Not so hot. Unless you've got a killer view in the first place.<p>With that in …

Drug Lord El Chapo Guzmán's First Year In Prison: U.S. Extradition Request And A Folksy Documentary

This Sunday, February 22, marks the first anniversary of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera’s spectacular arrest in Mexico. Two recent developments stand out in the world’s most notorious kingpin’s first year behind bars: the alleged extradition request by the U.S. government and the …

Mexico

The 11 Best BBQ Cities in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile</i><p>Few styles of food are more satisfying and primal than barbecue. Meat and fire tend to do that sort of thing. And while we've pointed out the best barbecue spots in the country before, we've never sat down over a pound of brisket and hashed …

5 Things About Rich People that the Middle Class Doesn't Understand

Poor and middle class people often feel resentment towards the rich – after working like a beaver for several decades and finding yourself not better …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Up Your Cake Game

Let's face it: yoga and kale are wonderful, but what's life without the much-deserved splurge? In case you need an excuse to (temporarily) fall off the wagon, here are our eight favorite cake recipes.<p><b>VISUAL EFFECT</b><p>Our eye-popping checkerboard cake is easier to make than it looks--think boxed cake …