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These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Self-help

The Ambition Collision

<b>What is this midlife crisis</b> among the 30-year-olds I know? Millennial women — at least those who reside in professional bubbles — seem to have it …

American Philosophy

How Concrete Cemented Its Place in History

The Undercover Economist explains why this ancient building material came to dominate the world today—and why that could be a problem in the future.<p>Editor's Note: This article has been adapted from “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.”<p>About 15 years ago, poor families in the Coahuila …

Five Ways to Make Friends While Traveling Solo - Passport & Plates

I had always wanted to travel solo. I’d done plenty of trips with family and friends and figured this was the logical next step. This past August, I …

How to Be Honest When the Truth Feels Risky

If we’re being honest, I lie all the time. I lie about why I’m late, why I’m bailing, where I’m going, what I was doing when I didn’t pick up the …

Kristen Bell

How the sandwich consumed Britain

The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner. By Sam Knight<p>The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so …

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

On the plate, the egg looks like an eye plucked from a baby dragon. The yolk is the green-black of smoked glass, with a gray, nearly calcified halo, trapped in an oval of wobbling amber and emitting the faintest whiff of brimstone.<p>So begins the $285, 19-course tasting menu at Benu in San Francisco. …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

How Leonardo da Vinci engineered the world’s most famous painting<p>Leonardo da Vinci liked to think that he was as good at engineering as he was at painting, and though this was not actually the case (<i>nobody</i> was as good at engineering as he was at painting), the basis for his creativity was an …

Mona Lisa

51 Regional American Breakfast Foods You Should Know

Breakfast your way across the USA<p>It's morning in America, and all across the country people are rising, shining, and settling into the first meal of …

29 of the Toughest Interview Questions With Answers

Preparing for a job interview means being ready to answer the basic interview questions that almost every hiring manager asks – but it also means …

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Books

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Game of Thrones Costume Designer Michele Clapton Explains the Details You Missed

All the Easter eggs from her Emmy-bait shows GoT and The Crown.<p>Every tiny detail on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is important. Fans know it, and that's why they pay attention to everything, from Sansa's hairstyles to characters' split-second facial expressions. But one of the most reliably theory-generating (and …

The Agony and the Anxiety of The New York Times

Despite a historic run, unease is now gripping the paper as a large-scale reorganization (physical, personnel, and psychic) looms. “The mood at the paper is poisonous in a way I’ve never seen it in the past 15 years,” as one editor put it.<p>The first six months of the Trump administration have been …

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

Christopher Columbus

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Benj Pasek

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Apps

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

9 Awesome Travel Gadgets That Got Their Start on Kickstarter

The creators of these campaigns aim to make trips less of a hassle for everyone.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traveling can be a hassle, with packing, unpacking, security checks and delayed flights. This year, a number of gadgets designed to make your travels easier …

Crowd Funding

The World's Most Tourist-friendly Countries

Tourist service infrastructure doesn’t sound very exciting, but a country’s readiness to greet visitors can make or break a vacation.<p>In the World …

Tourism

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

High Noon’s Secret Backstory

In this adaptation from his new book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic (Bloomsbury), Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Glenn Frankel reveals how power and politics shaped—and almost scuttled—a cinematic landmark.<p>It is one of Hollywood’s most iconic images: a …

George W. Bush Regrets Poncho Battle That Made Him 'Trending'

But he "can't remember" saying the inauguration was "some weird s**t."<p>George W. Bush knows he looked a bit ridiculous battling a rain poncho in bad weather on Donald Trump’s inauguration day.<p>“I wish I got the rain poncho on a little more cleanly,” said the former president, referring to his epic …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

Scott Pelley, Lester Holt, David Muir: The Unprecedented Joint Interview

For this week’s cover story, David Muir, Scott Pelley, and Lester Holt sat down last week in New York with <i>Variety</i> senior TV editor Brian Steinberg …

Psychologists Explain Why Ikea Is a Relationship Death-Trap

<b>In honor of Valentine’s Day, Science of Us is spending this week talking about love — specifically, what happens when it goes wrong. If you ever</b> …

Psychology