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How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

Empowered Living Mind Body Spirit Life Coaching

website<p>https://www.empoweredliving.com.au/single-post/2016/07/21/Divine-Chaos-and-the-Birth-of-UniverSOUL-Consciousness<p>Empowered Living Mind Body …

Quentin Tarantino Names the Best Character He's Ever Written

Who would you pick as Quentin Tarantino's best character? He's the guy who wrote all the misters of "Reservoir Dogs," the lovebirds (plus Floyd, who smoked the second page of the letter) of "True Romance," the $5 shake-loving criminals of "Pulp Fiction," plus everyone in "Natural Born Killers," …

Pulp Fiction

Elie Wiesel: A Life in Pictures

Literary Prizes

e.e. cummings: perhaps the only poet you need to read

Photo: World-Telegram/Walter Albertin/Wikimedia Commons<p>My first encounter with the writings of e.e. cummings, certainly one of the 20th century’s …

Literature

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

This incredible 16-year-old artist is taking over Instagram

Not everyone can take their dreams and make them into something concrete. Artist Dimitra Milan is one of those people who can. She often draws …

Bedtime relaxing stretch routine

When I was cleared to work out after Liv’ s birth, I couldn’t wait to get back into sweaty interval training. Finding my personal max and soaked in …

Yoga

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world leads from dense rain forests over steep passes, to high pastures below glacier-clad peaks. Although only 125 miles long, the trek is tough as it involves an ascent of more than 7,000 metres and remote and rugged …

Hiking

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Seal Team 6 member to receive Medal of Honor

In the darkness of a single-room building in Afghanistan, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. had little time to react: A fellow Navy SEAL had just been shot in the head during a hostage rescue mission, and it wasn't clear who else in the room wanted to kill the American team.<p>Byers burst in …

"Einstein Would Be Beaming"--Scientists React to Gravitational Waves Discovery

The biggest news in physics in quite awhile—the discovery of gravitational waves rippling through spacetime—has scientists overjoyed around the world.<p>…

With a deft snip, potential treatment emerges for deadly childhood Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Using cells from patients with<p>Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease that affects one in 5,000 boys, UCLA scientists have devised a strategy for creating "corrected" stem cells that could restore tissue under attack by the deadly muscle-wasting disorder.<p>A gene-editing procedure described by …

Genetics

GOP congressman releases lengthy, 5-paragraph statement denouncing Beyoncé's new video

"Beyoncé may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation," King said.<p>Beyoncé released her new video, "Formation," ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show during which she performed the song.<p>The video featured a number of …

Justice

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Here's the productivity formula one Wharton professor uses to outwork almost everyone in his field

In 2009, 27-year-old behavioral scientist Adam Grant became an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.<p>Within two years, he became the youngest professor to receive tenure at the school; within five years, he became the school's youngest full professor with …

3D Pencil Illustrations Express The Struggle Between My Job and My Passion

I am Jerameel Lu, 24, a hobbyist from the Philippines. I am a Civil Engineer by profession, but Art is my passion.<p>For now, Art is just my hobby: I’m …

A US senator hilariously live-tweeted her jury duty, then actually got selected to serve

So she did what many tech-savvy Americans with a sense of humor would: live-tweet her experience.<p>And the 62-year-old McCaskill sent out some rich material, if courtroom humor is your thing.<p>Then, something unexpected happened: McCaskill got selected to serve on the jury in what she said is a civil …

New Music From Ray LaMontagne, Lucius, A Bowie Cover From Glen Hansard, More

It's our first show with new music in 2016! After nearly two months of best-of's, holiday and Sweet 16 specials, we get back to doing what we do best and love most: playing great new music. On this week's <i>All Songs Considered</i>, we share a new song by Tiny Desk alum AURORA, one of Bob's favorite …

New Singles

20 practical tips for understanding your mind

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it's helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I'm far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.<p>Probably most importantly, it has helped me …

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh*t

No one cares if I write.<p>No one's waiting for me to publish my next essay. No one's waiting for me to overcome my low self-esteem or manage my depression and anxiety or move through my fears or stop doubting myself or get a good night's sleep and drink enough water and caffeinate sufficiently to sit …

5 Restaurant Trends That'll Change the Way You Dine Out in 2016

For American restaurant culture, 2015 was the year of enthusiastic nautical decor (boat ropes, life-sized buoys, wooden ship's wheels, we could go on), many a smoked dish (finishing everything from briny olives to mashed potatoes over an smoldering flame) and even more uber-elaborate cocktails …

7 Things Everyone Should Learn Before They Die

<b>“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~Vincent Van Gogh</b><p>I attended an interesting event a few nights ago. It featured ten speakers who …

Vincent Van Gogh

Adele '25' Review: Track-By-Track Review Of 'Hello' Singer's New Album - The Follow Up To The 30-Million Selling '21'

The wait is finally over. Adele's '25' is released on Friday 20 November and we're among the first people on the planet lucky enough to hear the …

The Best Way to Drink Coffee That Could Help You Live Longer

If that first cup of coffee in the morning feels like a lifesaver, you’ll be pleased to find out that it actually could literally be keeping you …

A Walk