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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Remember how happy you were as a kid to hear the distant music of the ice cream truck get louder as it drove closer to your block?<p>Residents of New Orleans would get that feeling when they heard the song of local produce vendor Mr. Okra, who drove up and down the streets of the city, hawking his …

Pious

New Orleans: A City In The Grip Of King Cake Madness

A few weeks ago, I ate three pieces of cake on a single day. All in the name of research, of course.<p>You see, it was Jan. 6, otherwise known as Epiphany or Kings Day — and in New Orleans, that signals the start of Carnival season. And that means we eat king cake.<p>Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is, of …

Dessert

New Orleans Hopes 'Gutter Buddies' Will Keep Mardi Gras Beads Out Of Storm Drains

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is not just Fat Tuesday itself, it's a multi-week celebration. It's also a huge mess.<p>The plastic beads, cups, and trinkets that fly from the floats don't all get caught — even by the most enthusiastic crowds. And after a bead has hit the ground it immediately turns from …

Festivals

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Archaeology

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Home Improvement

6 Recipes from Commander's Palace in New Orleans

From red snapper ceviche to coconut flan, these recipes are staples at the staff meal shared by Commander's Palace chefs and waitstaff.

Recipes

Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says

A new study by Amy Whitaker, an assistant professor in visual arts management at New York University, and Roman Kräussl, a professor of finance at …

Artists

Lost Civilization in Grand Canyon Was, Wait, Egyptian?

At 277 miles (445 kilometers) long, up to 18 miles (28 kilometers) wide and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most …

Smithsonian

11 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Better

We have compiled this list of 11 great plants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.<p>There is nothing more annoying …

35 abandoned places in the US and the history behind them

Whether you think they're unsettling or fascinating, photos of abandoned places have a unique appeal.<p>From creepy mental institutions that were closed for malpractice to eerie abandoned theme parks, INSIDER has rounded up 35 of the coolest abandoned places around America and found the fascinating …

Urbanism

Road Trip Challenge: 20 Things to Do During Your Drive

Surviving a long road trip doesn't require a whole lot except for a damn good playlist, <i>plenty</i> of snacks and water, and fun activities along the way. …

Road Trips

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of …

France

The Amazing Story Of The Porsche-Blessed East German Home-Built Porsche 356 Knockoffs

You can’t really ever completely keep a car-lover from the focus of their obsessions. That’s why things like kits for turning Fieros into Ferraris …

Volkswagen

This is the Quickest Way to Ripen an Avocado

<b>“I’m making guacamole, but the avocados are hard as rocks.”</b><p><i>Vivian Tran, via e-mail</i><p><b>The Fix:</b> Place avocados in a brown paper bag with a banana, then …

Recipes

Fake Meats, Ranked by a Devout Non-Vegetarian

<i>With Meatless Week, Thrillist is taking a break from its meaty tendencies to indulge in all things vegetarian and vegan. We'll prod the philosophical</i> …

Vegetarian

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANT PROTEIN – BECAUSE IT BUILDS MUSCLE THE SAME, IF NOT BETTER, THAN MEAT

An often cited “fact” is that vegetarians and vegans will struggle to build muscle because they don’t have enough protein in their diet. Non meat …

Nutrition

The Real Reason Chia Seeds Are So Good for You

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve definitely noticed how chia seeds have been gaining serious street cred as a superfood. And for good reason: …

Chia Seeds

15 Best Vegetarian Sources Of Protein To Keep Hunger At Bay

People like to argue over fats and carbs, but just about everyone agrees that protein is essential. Protein is important for everything from healthy …

Next Spring Grow Your Tomatoes in Hanging Baskets

Learn growing tomatoes in hanging basket if you have a balcony garden, this way they’ll not take much space. Juicy, plump, small, big, round and …

5 Famous Cooks Share How to Make Vegetables Taste Great

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans are failing bitterly to eat their greens: more than 90% of …

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

1. You Can Trade In Unwanted Items for Cash.<p>Amazon accepts a long list of electronics (tablets, phones, cameras, video games, and more), as well …

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

Kroger is taking a direct shot at Amazon and Walmart and making checkout lanes obsolete

Kroger is beating Amazon and Walmart in the race to give shoppers a cashier-free shopping experience.<p>In 2018, the grocery chain is rolling out a new service to 400 stores that will enable shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.<p>Here's how it works: …

Amazon Go

What those new blood pressure guidelines mean for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension.<p>The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood …

CHARTS: See How Much Of GOP Tax Cuts Will Go To The Middle Class

The Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are set to pass as soon as Tuesday night would give most Americans a tax cut next year, according to a new analysis. However, it would by far benefit the richest Americans the most. Meanwhile, many lower- and middle-class Americans would have higher …

Income Inequality

Netflix December 2017: What's New? Black Mirror Season 4, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, More TV Shows, And Movies

With the arrival of the holidays comes a slew of new shows and movies on Netflix. It's a particularly busy month for the streamer, with many holiday specials joining the service, alongside several Netflix originals and a number of new library titles. With popular titles like <i>V for Vendetta</i>, <i>Marvel's</i> …

9 Falafel Recipes That Will Get You Hooked on Mediterranean Meals

Have we mentioned that we love debunking the myth that store-bought is superior to homemade? You guessed it: When it comes to a falafel recipe, …

5 Things You Need to Know About Protein

A nutritionist sets the record straight<p>Protein is an essential macronutrient for your body. It helps keep you fuller longer, and it also helps you build and maintain muscle. But there's a lot people get wrong about protein that can keep you from reaping its benefits. Here, Carolyn Brown, R.D., …

Nutrition

Gmail for iOS is now optimized for the iPhone X’s display

Following updates for the Google Docs suite of apps last week, Google today has pushed an update to Gmail for iOS that brings support for the iPhone X. The update comes after nearly a month of iPhone X availability…<p>This update is good news for hardcore Gmail users with the iPhone X as prior to …

Apps