Nathan Sickman

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The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

El Colapso

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

Does the Loneliest Plant in the World Need Help?

One day in 1895, while walking through the Ngoye Forest in Zululand, southern Africa, a botanist with the oh-so-suitable name of John Medley Wood caught sight of a tree. It sat on a steep slope at the edge of the woods and looked quite unlike its neighbors, with a fattish trunk (actually it had two …

This Forgotten Female Screenwriter Helped Give Hollywood Its Voice

Pickford. Harlow. Valentino. Garbo. A single script by early Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter could make or break any of their careers—and for …

American Revolution

To my kids: Here’s why I couldn’t care less if you go to college

Little loves of mine,<p>Let’s get something straight: I couldn’t care less if you go to college. In fact, there’s actually a part of me that hopes you …

High School

Too young for Tinder, LGBTQI youth find love through Tumblr

When Jessica N. first signed onto Tumblr, he had no idea who he was.<p>Sure, he knew some of the things he liked — Dr. Who, introversion — but at the …

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Science

5 hard truths about quitting your job to travel the world

Traveling long term, and embracing the career uncertainty that accompanies it, is no picnic.<p>I would know. In the fall of 2014, I gave up my cushy job as a magazine editor in New York to embark on a year-long excursion with my begrudging boyfriend.<p>Fast-forward 365 days, and we've explored 15 …