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How Hugh Hefner became Hef: From sexually repressed upbringing to renowned Playboy

Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles after spending most of his life there in a silk robe, grew up in the 1920s on a quiet Chicago street lit with gas lamps. Horse-drawn wagons delivered milk and ice. Trains whistled in the distance.<p>“One of the loveliest sounds in …

Great Depression

Grab Your Girls: It's Time to Plan a Trip to the Most Fun City in America

Fall is only just beginning, but if you find yourself in need of a fun getaway already, you're in luck. A new study conducted by WalletHub has …

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

New York City

13 Clever Ways to Show Off Your Travel Photos

The photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip to India have all been uploaded, shared and liked by everyone you know on Facebook and Instagram, but …

Introduction: Los Angeles to Rome via Argentina and Spain on SkyTeam

It’s time for my next trip report, a short one that will detail my trip to Italy last month. Let’s just say I took the scenic route… An ambitious …

Los Angeles

New Yoga Trips, From Cambodia to Colorado

Yoga has left the studio as traveling yogis hit the road, guiding practice before more exotic backdrops on rivers, at full moon celebrations and in the great outdoors.<p>During one December departure, the river cruise company Aqua Expeditions will turn its Mekong River ship in Cambodia into a floating …

Yoga

Carrots carrots carrots! Amid the biggest glut in 25 years, we ask chefs for their best recipes

Blame it on the Russians.<p>Australian carrot growers are reporting a glut of the popular orange vegetables, with one supplier describing it as the biggest carrot oversupply in 25 years.<p>Alice Gorman from Queensland carrot growers Kalfresh, in an interview with the ABC, placed the blame on optimal …

Carrots

15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Fall

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Store Your Summer Clothes the Right Way

It may not be rocket science, but listen: There’s a lot more to storing your summer clothes than just simply <i>putting them away.</i> While we wish we could …

Watch an army of robots efficiently sorting hundreds of thousands of packages

These robots are sorting out packages faster than you can say delivery.<p>A video showing an army of tiny little yellow robots sorting out packages in a …

Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

This is crazy.<p>There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has …

Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>.<p>Prior to the surgery, the robot was oriented …

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

Your company has been running just fine, growing at acceptable rates- and seemingly continuing to expand for decades now- all without a true social media presence. Why shake things up if they’re moving along just fine, right?<p><b>One word: success.</b><p>And I’m talking more than just “moving along just fine” …

Public Relations

Molecular 'time machine' shows chance's role in evolution - Futurity

Studying the many ways an ancient protein could have evolved reveals how much chance played into life as we know it—and how it could have gone …

Inside the sex doll factory making custom-designed robots that talk and orgasm

Pictures have been released that reveal the scary lifelikeness of the latest sex robots being created in the US.<p>However, many people are concerned …

Japan's latest robot is a puppy that sniffs out stinky feet

The Japanese take body odor very seriously. So much so, in fact, that companies in Japan host seminars on "smell harassment." Impeccable hygiene also extends to the home, where people are expected to take off their shoes upon entering. Naturally, the tech-savvy nation has come up with a number of …

Someone invented an artificially intelligent sex robot

Wait, what?<p>Yes. You did read that headline correctly. The world has gone crazy.<p>Apparently, artificially intelligent, lifelike robots who will please …

Scientists Create Cotton That Naturally Glows in the Dark

And it didn't require any genetic engineering.<p>Today’s new “smart” materials range in purpose — a new polymer resin self-heals holes in space …

Eaze raises another $27M as money piles into cannabis tech

Eaze, the company sometimes dubbed "Uber for pot," has raised another $27 million, the latest example of investors being willing to put big bucks …

Cannabis

Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea<p>Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living …

Cryptocurrency

Rich People From These Nations Hide the Most Offshore Wealth

Pinpointing the inequality between rich and poor is notoriously difficult because the data is so squishy, and new research shows just how hard that …

German police in widespread raids on 'visa marriages'

Authorities have said that they know of at least 70 cases stemming from the same criminal gang. Nigerian men are suspected of paying for fake …

Dubai’s Crazy New Floating Underwater Resort Is Inspired by Venice

Dubai — already home to the world’s biggest indoor theme park and on the way to opening the world’s longest zip line — is getting another …

Zip-lines

Want to Learn QuickBooks for Free? These 11 Places Will Make You a Money Expert | Inc.com

If you ask a random person to name the first accounting software that comes to mind, QuickBooks will likely be their answer.<p>Intuit's QuickBooks took the business world by storm, rocketing to stardom (especially in small business circles) and landing squarely on the pedestal reserved for all …

Small Business

A biotech CEO who sold a company for $14 billion shares his best career advice

Hung's the CEO of Axovant, a company that has a shot to launch the first new Alzheimer's drug in 15 years. Before joining the company in April, Hung founded Medivation, a cancer drugmaker based San Francisco that Pfizer bought for $14 billion in August 2016.<p>Business Insider asked Hung for his best …

Biotechnology

The 10 Best Apps for Last Minute Travel

Download these apps to be prepared for your next spontaneous getaway.<p>If you’re feeling spontaneous and want to head out of town for a last minute …

$99 International Flights Are Coming to Four More U.S. Cities

Thinking of booking your next vacation? Why not head abroad with one of these inexpensive flight deals.<p>Seriously cheap airfares are coming to four …