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10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

A half-century ago, a top automobile executive named George Romney — yes, Mitt’s father — turned down several big annual bonuses. He did so, he told his company’s board, because he believed that no executive should make more than $225,000 a year (which translates into almost $2 million today).<p>He …

Economics

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Trains

Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harveyhas exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations ofRepublicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Africans in Early America

In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. The story …

Jobs aren’t the solution to America’s problems—they’re the cause

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

How I increased my income by $15,000 in just one year

Two concrete changes in a young woman's life helped her earn $15,000 more in 2016 than she did in 2015. Learn how a job change and salary negotiation …

This case sticks an E Ink screen on the back of your iPhone 7

Now with 100 percent more screen<p>E Ink displays are great when it comes to low-refresh-rate tasks like ebooks or digital signs, but bad for things like cell phone screens, which tend to benefit from modern conveniences like "color" and "moving images."<p>But that hasn’t stopped any number of …

eReaders

Did Cowboys Veterans Let Prescott Down In His Debut?

In any NFL game, one can point to a lot of plays that make the difference. Especially a one-point game where the lead changed hands six times.<p>The …

Classic Blueberry Muffins: Fast, Simple, and None Too Sweet

I've got some strong feelings about blueberry muffins. For starters, I'm not talking about blueberry cupcakes. Trust me, I appreciate dessert-for-breakfast more than anyone (hello, cherry pie), but real muffins are a type of bread. While they should taste sweet enough to feel indulgent, muffins …

The Most Genius Way to Save Money on Groceries Next Year

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Grocery shopping can take a big bite out of your household budget. In fact, a family of four spends up to an average of $1,300 a month on food at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That means families can shell out more than $15,000 a year on …

Personal Finance

The Forgotten Material That Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

South-east Asia

New Study Could Be Your Excuse to Eat That Epic Burger this Memorial Day

If you’re looking for a reason to take part of the long weekend off from rigid healthy eating, here’s your go-ahead: researchers at the University of …

Firing up the grill? Look for this on the label of your steak

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.<p>This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a …

E.coli

Why You Still Love 'Calvin And Hobbes' All These Years Later

There hasn't been a new "Calvin and Hobbes" in more than 20 years, yet in many ways the comic strip remains as popular as ever.<p>Why?<p>"The most meaningful art is able to be enjoyed and understood at every stage of life," explains YouTuber Kristian Williams in a clip posted online last week:<p>"With …

Calvin and Hobbes

Science Nonfiction

<i>Even the best food could use a dash of ones and zeros. Geek out with us as we explore the intersection of food and technology this month.</i><p>We may be …

Bill Nye

17 French Fry Creations That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

Make every day Fryday.

Dinner Tonight: 7 Things to Do With Ground Beef

You've got a pound of ground beef in the freezer: Now what? These six ideas for what to cook with ground beef have you covered for dinner tonight.<p>Take a look in your freezer. You probably see something like a half-gallon or two of ice cream, a bag of frozen peas, and a pound of ground beef. All …

Cooking

12 Books That shaped Elon Musk

Elon Musk is one of the greatest entrepreneurs the world has ever seen. A widely successful man who was smart enough to get into a Physics PhD …

Elon Musk

Farewell, Jon Stewart: The Daily Show's 21 Best Food Moments

Comedian Jon Stewart ends his 16-year run as host of Comedy Central's <i>The Daily Show</i> today. Stewart changed the game for media and politics, but also had a lot of fun with food while he was tackling the hard stuff. Here now, a look back at the 21 best food and restaurant-related segments from <i>The</i> …

Jon Stewart

8 keystone habits that can transform your life

Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit," calls these "keystone habits." They are correlated with other good habits. For example, regular exercise often goes hand-in-hand with better eating habits.<p>Keystone habits don't create a direct cause-and-effect relationship, but they can spark "chain …

Will Power

The single biggest mistake people make when taking a photo with their smartphone

For most of us, it's a natural instinct to pull out our phones and take a picture while holding it vertically since that's the way we normally hold our phone when using it for anything else.<p>But more often than not, that doesn't make for great photos (unless you're using Snapchat, which requires …

Mobile Photography

Can Religion and Science Coexist?

A new book by the evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne tackles arguments that the two institutions are compatible.<p>In May 1988, a 13-year-old girl named Ashley King was admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital by court order. She had a tumor on her leg—an osteogenic sarcoma—that, writes Jerry Coyne in …

University of Chicago

Star Trek Beyond is officially the next Star Trek movie

Director Justin Lin confirmed on Twitter last night that the third installment of the <i>Star Trek</i> series will be called <i>Star Trek Beyond.</i> The announcement includes a picture of the franchise's now familiar delta shield on a retro sleeve patch that takes you right back to the '60s. The film, now in …

Science Fiction

Yosemite Park: Come for the Views, Stay for the Food

Food will never be what draws 293 million visitors to America’s national parks each year. The waterfalls, wildlife, canyons, and forests get full credit. But those people gotta eat, and they’re what the industry calls a “captive audience.” They are in the middle of the wilderness, at the mercy of …

67 great recipes for Fourth of July

Forget the fireworks — have you planned your Fourth of July menu yet? If you're still getting caught up on "True Detective," here are 67 great recipe ideas. From fried chicken to potato salad to brownies, grilled tri-tip, easy beer ice cream and more, we're here to help. Now all you've got to do …

I Replaced Coffee With Natural Energy Boosters for a Week

Can shots of wheatgrass really replace a double-shot of espresso?<p>Once I realized that my coffee habit was amounting to at least five cups a day, it was time for a caffeine overhaul—but rather than go cold turkey, I decided to see if some natural energy boosters could deliver the same jolt as my …

Bill O’Reilly warns Stephen Colbert about “alienating traditional Americans” like Justice Antonin Scalia

“It could be very bad for business,” he said<p>On "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, host Bill O'Reilly took a break from his war on anti-racism to warn Stephen Colbert that if he wants to keep his job on "The Late Show," he better think twice about "alienating traditional Americans" like Antonin …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Hans Tung Contributor<p>Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley<br>• Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?<p>Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they …

Startups

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …