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10 Ways Road Tripping Was Different In The '90s

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Let's face it: you don't hang onto a D.A.R.E t-shirt from 1996 because it's still in style. It's all about the nostalgia. And the same goes for your memories of road trips in the '90s -- sure, new technology in cars, stereos, and maps have made just …

Library Studies

6 Totally Unromantic Truths About Valentine's Day Spending

Sure, people celebrate Valentine's Day to show how much they love that very special someone in their lives. But that's not the only reason people …

Relationships

8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

Google Maps

What Every Country in the European Union Is Best At

By: Kate Peregrina<p><i>Credit: All images by Thrillist/Jennifer Bui</i><p>The European Union has 28 member countries, and much like snowflakes, they're all special in their own way. You already know what each country is worst at. Well, every country excels at something, too -- and to that end, we found one …

Europe

Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …

Infographics

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Yosemite Free Climbers Successfully Scale Summit While Documenting the Journey Through Social Media

When Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson set out to scale one of the world's most challenging cliff faces, outdoor photographer Corey Rich was there to document the journey with breathtaking photos and social media posts. And when the pair of climbers successfully completed their mission on …

Social Media

Adorable Baby Sister Joins Famous Toddler and Puppy for Daily Naps

In the eight or so months since we last checked in Theo and Beau, the adorable best friends who take daily naps together, a lot has changed for the boy and his pup. Beau turned 3, the Shyba family celebrated Theo's one-year adoptaversary, and the famous duo became a trio! With the birth of little …

Cute Animals

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

Creative Mom Paints Fantastic Designs on Her Sons' Lunch Napkins for Past 8 Years

Brooklyn-based sculptor Nina Levy started drawing on her sons' lunch napkins and unwittingly touched off an adorable ritual that would span years. Levy has been sending her children, 12-year-old Archer and 8-year-old Ansel, to school with amazingly detailed napkins for the past eight years.<p>She …

Pre-kindergarten

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

<b>(CNN) —</b> From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.<p>When looking at the amount of kinetic energy produced in the average metro station at rush hour, or even on …

Tom Brady Does Brain Exercises So He Can Go To Sleep At 9 PM And Wake Up Without An Alarm

The main takeaway from the article: Brady plans every detail of his life so he can play football as long as possible, and he'll do anything he can to get an edge.<p>He diets all year round, takes scheduled naps in the offseason, never misses a workout, eats what his teammates call "birdseed," and does …

Tom Brady

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

Photographer Has Identity Stolen, Gets Her Revenge with a Covert Photo Project

In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at San Francisco gallery SF Camerawork when her wallet was stolen. Not long after, the unauthorized charges …

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act.<p>That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.<p>The doll's much-heralded creator, Nickolay Lamm, has just unveiled "Lammily …

Fashion Week

Trunkster's No-Zipper Suitcase Has A Surprise Feature You Have To See

Looking for a sleeker, more efficient suitcase? Check out Trunkster.<p>The company, which makes zipper-free luggage with "intelligent features," launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday and far surpassed its goal of $50,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Trunkster had raised over $120,000. Once you see …

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.<p>So what'll it be: Dayton or San Francisco?<p>Alright, so that's not the most common choice for young people getting …

The recipe for a lasting relationship? Just two basic traits

A new study forty years in the making has given scientists an ability to predict which relationships will last and which ones will fail based on two essential personality traits: kindness and generosity.<p>Coming as a surprise to no one, psychologist John Gottman has found in studying thousands of …

Southwest Airlines: Top stock of 2014

Even for the high-flying airline sector, Southwest (LUV)is in a class of its own.<p>The stock has soared 110% this year, making it the best performer in the S&P 500.<p>The reason is simple: an improving economy and industry consolidation have led to packed planes and record profits for all airlines. …

Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the most valuable company in the world. Nobody else comes close.<p>It is worth more than $670 billion. Stop and think about just how iNormous that is for a second.<p>Apple (AAPL) has a $260 billion market value lead over key rival Microsoft (MSFT) and is worth $300 billion more than Google …

Polish woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

<b>A Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a mortuary after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.</b><p>Officials say Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, was declared dead after an examination by the family doctor.<p>However, mortuary staff were astonished to notice …

Crime

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

25 Items That Are Cheaper At Whole Foods

The grocery has a reputation for being more expensive than traditional supermarkets, which could be contributing to its current sales decline.<p>But it turns out the specialty grocer has a few hidden deals.<p>Earlier this year, the product review site Cheapism.com compiled a list of 25 items that are …

Whole Foods

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Talia Ralph -- host of Heritage Radio's weekly Pizza Party -- brings us the best way to heat up leftover pizza. Which is an excellent reason to order</i> …

Kitchens

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

<i>A:</i><p>As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines. Should your itinerary be delayed, …

Flying

What Would Happen Tomorrow if Coffee Were Banned?

<i>What would happen tomorrow if coffee were banned?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Daniel McLaury, Aspiring</i> …

Coffee

Man offers free world trip to any Elizabeth Gallagher | CNN Travel

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

Healthy Eating

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

<i>Photo Credit: Viva Tropical</i><p>Sometimes life isn't what we expected it would be, you've spent your entire existence wondering which suburban neighborhood in your Connecticut town would host the house of your dreams, that would come complete with a fine backyard, a dog and two kids. You've always …

Central America