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7 Bucket List Destinations to Visit While You Still Can

<b>THE GREAT BARRIER REEF:</b> 2016 was the year that we learned of catastrophic coral bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Tragically, almost a …

Work in the City? Here’s How to Work Smarter (Not Longer)

App this, instant that. Plugged-in city life is unquestionably efficient for getting places and getting things—and as soon as humanly possible. But …

Essential Winter Tech for Staying Warm When the Weather’s Frightful

<b>1. BLUETOOTH BEANIE:</b> Don't choose between keeping your head toasty and playing your tunes (and ditch that headphones-over-hat look for good) with BE …

Clothing

2017 Highlights to Look Forward to (and Help You Forget 2016 Ever Happened)

<b>1. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:</b> The first reason to get psyched about 2017 is some seriously cool cosmic activity. The upcoming total solar eclipse (that's …

Exoplanets

10 Inspiring TED Talks to Kick Off 2017

2016 was (to use a technical term) a doozy. But, hey: new year, new possibilities. Make the most of <i>your</i> new beginnings in 2017 with these 10 …

TED Talks

8 Subscription Box Services That Will Change Your Life

<b>VINYL ME, PLEASE:</b> There's way more to music than what you can stream. If you're looking for some kicking new tunes that you can actually touch, Vinyl …

Cheese

5 Dining Apps You Should Be Using Right Now

The brunching bohemians in the video above aren’t exaggerating—diner paralysis is a real thing. You’ve got some extra time on your hands and money in …

8 Space City Concepts That Are Out of This World

<b>1. THE STANFORD TORUS:</b> NASA put a man on the moon in 1969—so it makes sense that by the 1970s its engineers' imaginations extended to entire space …

Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 solar roof option likely, Zipcar offers free cars on election night

<b>According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla will likely offer an optional solar roof for the Model 3.</b> When a Twitter user mentioned people might be misinterpreting Tesla's message about the Model 3's made-in-house glass to mean it'll have solar panels in the roof, Musk replied, "We will probably offer that …

Urban Innovations Making Cities Smarter than Ever

Cities—they’re just like us. As they grow, develop, and become more diverse, they also get smarter. We’ve rounded up cool apps and advances in urban …

6 Weird ‘n’ Wacky Cars That We Wish Were Zipcars

So Zipcar offers different kinds of cars to get around in—you already know that. But what if there were a special line of cars for the more eccentric …

Pack Like a Pro for Your Next Road Trip

There’s nothing we love more than a good road trip—the allure of the open road, the endless playlists, the chance to rope in your besties as …

The Strangers Project: Anonymous Stories from the Road

Six years ago I was backpacking through the mountains with an unlikely group of friends. At the beginning of the trip, all of us wished we were in a …

First Time Voter? 6 Things You Need To Know.

So it’s your first time (or first time in a while) voting in a general election, and this year you want your voice to be heard. You’ve been following …

This Year’s Google Science Fair Winners Are Designing the Future City

Every year, Google invites teens from around the world to submit their solutions to an environmental, health, or resource challenge. Participants …

The Ultimate Guide to the Art of Epic Tailgating

You may think hosting an epic tailgate is as simple as showing up with a grill and some snacks, but think again: getting your tailgate game right is</i> …

Explore These 7 Haunted Highways at Your Own Risk

<b>CLINTON ROAD, NEW JERSEY:</b> It might only be an hour's drive from Manhattan, but when you're on the isolated, way-too-quiet stretch of Clinton Road, …

Ghost Towns

Shark Tank Inventions That Will Shape the Way We Live

Ringing into its eighth season, <i>Shark Tank</i> puts aspiring entrepreneurs in front of ultra-successful business titans. Elevator pitches can result in …

Gardening

Travel-Friendly Fitness Gear That Actually Helps You Stay Fit On the Road

You’ve been making your inner Olympian proud by working out consistently, but now you’ve got an upcoming trip somewhere that is—<i>gasp!</i>—threatening to …

Fitness

A Look Inside 6 Awesomely Futuristic Apartments

<b>ORI:</b> Furniture that stays in one place? That's <i>so</i> 2016. Ori—built on the premise that the teeming cities of the future need responsive and dynamic …

Housing

9 Things to Do on Halloween Besides Beg for Candy

<b>1. THE MASSACRE: 24 HOURS OF HORROR FILMS MADNESS, CHICAGO (10/22-10/23):</b> Know your Argentos from your Cravens? If you're a bona fide horror movie …

Halloween

6 of the Most Stunning and Sustainable LEED Certified Buildings

<b>THE BROAD, LOS ANGELES:</b> Opened just one year ago, The Broad has it all: looks (its soaring edifice resembles a sheer glacial wall); a world-class …

Environment

8 Apps That Make College Life Way Easier

Like the video shows, you probably don’t need advice on your first kiss or how to mend a broken heart—but there are definitely ways to make college …

College & University

Print’s Not Dead: The Most Iconic Indie Bookstores

<b>CITY LIGHTS BOOKS, SAN FRANCISCO:</b> It's no accident that City Lights is one of the best-regarded indie bookstores in the U.S. It was founded by iconic …

Books

6 of the Best Augmented Reality Games That Aren’t Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has only been around for a couple of months, but if you’re a dedicated player, we can bet your life has changed…a lot. For starters, you …

Augmented Reality

The Most Promising New Start-ups That Will Shape City Living

By 2030, we could see as many as two-thirds of the global population living in cities. While that can be great for strengthening vibrant communities, …

Startups

Cut Down on Chemicals with These 7 Green Cosmetics & Beauty Brands

So, you’ve heard of farm-to-table. But what about farm-to-face?<p>The premise is as follows: These days we care about the provenance of the food we eat, …

Beauty

9 Sci-Fi Films and Books That Accurately Predicted Today’s Tech

When the world was driving around in VW buses, the Jetsons sped along in flying cars. When teenagers were picking up on the brand-new technology of …

Science Fiction

The Smallest (But Coolest) Museums in the U.S.

<b>CITY RELIQUARY, BROOKLYN</b>: Combine your grandparents' attic with a treasure chest—and pack the contents of both inside a hipster apartment—and you've …

Museums

Zipcar announces a bike-sharing services for college campuses

As Uber began offering rides in self-driving cars to select customers on Wednesday, car-sharing company Zipcar is looking to another type of transportation: bikes.<p>Zipcar recently announced its plans to team up with Zagster, a campus bike sharing company, to bring bike-sharing services to 15 college …

College & University