Jeanbry Torres

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27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Travel<p>Explore a unique urban landscape known for its distinct architectural design.<p><b>Site:</b> The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh<p><b>Location:</b> Scotland<p><b>Year designated:</b> 1995<p><b>Category:</b> Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (ii)(iv)<p><b>Reason for Designation:</b> The contrast between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, each of …

Scotland

How beauty might have evolved for pleasure, not function

Maybe it’s not all about natural selection<p>Evolutionary biology tells us this story: everything evolved to make us better at reproducing. Everything has a function — and decoration is no exception. The peacock’s elaborate tail seems useless, but actually it tells us how genetically superior the bird …

Beekeepers’ nuisance could offer solution to our plastic problem

Plastic bags are a bane of modern life. As you read this, nearly two million of them are being used around the world right now. By the time the year …

30 Cities Where People Under 30 Want to Live Right Now

<i>This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>Millennials will go to extreme lengths to live in expensive cities instead of languishing in the …

Cost of Living

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 64 – Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1854)

This account of one man’s rejection of American society has influenced generations of free thinkers<p>On Independence Day 1845, an idealistic young American (Thoreau was just 28) turned his back on what he saw as his country’s depressing materialism, its commercial and industrial soullessness and took …

Literature

America’s Dangerous Love for Special Ops

As the North Korean Army slashed its way down the Korean Peninsula in 1950, 15-man units inflitrated South Korean lines to ambush convoys and demolish bridges. America sought to respond in kind, forming Ranger units with skills like low-altitude parachuting and sabotage. Americans fell in love with …

Train Like an Ancient Hindu Warrior: The Steel Mace Workout | The Art of Manliness

The Great Gama: undefeated wrestler, owner of a heroic mustache, and mace trainer.<p><i>This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of</i> …