Laura Riggs

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50 States of Glorious Hiking Destinations

There are very few things that can compare with the thrill of hiking. From the fresh air and scenic views to the natural appreciation that can come from rambling through a trail, spending time in the great outdoors not only enhances your health and improves your mood, but it's also the gateway to …

Hiking

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Photos From Pamplona Capture The Danger And Drama Of The Annual Running Of The Bulls

In the first days of Spain's San Fermin festival, not everyone's prayers to the saint were answered.<p>During Tuesday's running of the bulls, the festival's most famous attraction, three people were gored and eight others were injured.<p>Two Americans, ages 27 and 38, and one Briton, also 38, were gored …

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

Wellness

Suki and Immy Waterhouse, Chloë Grace and Trevor Duke-Moretz, and More Stylish Siblings in Spring's Graphic Looks

Our favorite flag to wave for 2015? Born-in-the-USA gingham and plaid, which designers are embracing every which way. We paired up some siblings to show off the trend’s many facets.

Siblings

How Coca-Cola Used Clever Bottle Design To Outsell Competitors

Packaging design matters. It’s not just that people want to buy a sleek, cool package. It’s that factors such as the size and shape of a product can influence how much consumers want it, according to University of Chicago psychologist Sian Beilock.<p>“Subtle changes in the placement or packaging of …

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

Space Travel

Lorde Singing 'I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya' From 'South Park' Is The Most Meta Thing You Will See All Day

The most recent episode of "South Park" included a joke about Lorde actually being 45-year-old geologist Randy Marsh. Despite her caricature (which included a full mustache), the real Lorde expressed her love for the episode. "This is actually surprisingly cute -- and from what I can tell also has …

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By Austin Mann<p><i>As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.</i><p><i>The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive</i> …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

How Do Planets Form?

A nearby planetary system contains two baby planets that may refine astronomers' theories about how solar systems come to be.<p>In the past half-decade, we’ve learned about thousands of planets throughout the galaxy, but we still don’t really know what turns young, spinning baby stars into stable …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Bruce Lee

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

How to Parlay Your Value Proposition Into a Powerful Personal Brand | Inc.com

For personal branding expert Glen Carlson, creating one's brand is much easier than most entrepreneurs make it out to be. Carlson teaches entrepreneurs how to develop their personal image and use it to improve their business and themselves.<p>I sat down with Carlson to talk about what they teach at …

Business Strategy

Photographer Profiles the Generation Moving Back in With Parents After College

The boomeranging Millennials: It's the generation that just keeps coming back.<p>Photographer Damon Casarez was sleeping on his parents couch after …