Alyssa McCaskey

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I Heart My City: Ashley’s Paris

<b>Ashley Fleckenstein</b> is an American (a Michigander to be more specific) photographer and travel blogger who spent an extended amount of time in Paris before embarking on a trip to explore the world. Even though her wanderlust has led her to Asia (at least until her money runs out), Ashley’s heart …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

Printer concept trades your bulky inkjet for a Stack of paper

Few people have set out to reinvent desktop printers (at least in ways that don't involve shrinking them). But Mugi Yamamoto has a fresh take on how the office mainstays should work; he's trading the bulk of conventional units for a compact device that sits atop a pile of paper and "eats" its way …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

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Only in Riviera Maya: the top 5 things you can’t find anywhere else

On my perpetual quest to find the rare and one-off, I gave myself a monumental challenge. Would it be possible to find one-of-a-kind attractions in …

Classrooms Under the Sea: Manned Submersibles as Ocean Teaching Tools

<i>Young Explorer Erika Bergman is sharing the thrill of diving in a submersible with classrooms and onlookers all over the world. With external and internal cameras mounted on her sub, viewers will experience a new vantage point as Erika pilots through the deep coral reefs of Curacao and Honduras.</i> …

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

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Remember Laura Ashley? Say Hello to the Brand's First Hotel! Plus, 5 More Fashion Hotels to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

Ladies, if you grew up in the '80s or '90s, dig deep into the reaches of your mall memories and tell me—do you remember how much you loved Laura Ashley? As shabby chic before Shabby Chic, Laura Ashley was the go-to fashion and lifestyle label for London's posh Sloane Rangers (the U.K. version of …

5 No-Oven Recipes When It's Too Hot to Cook

<b>Don't feel like turning on your oven when the temperature rises? We don't blame you. From small appetizers to pair with wine (for evenings in with the AC on) to refreshing dishes for alfresco dinner parties, these no-oven-required recipes are sure to cool you down this summer.</b><p><b>Summertime</b> …

This Sexy Bedhead Look on Suki Waterhouse Is SO Your New Weekend Hairstyle. Here's How to Get the Look

We spend a lot of time talking about updos around here (and, hey, no complaints from me! I love a good updo!), but sometimes, you just want to let your hair down. And have it look smokin' hot.<p>Which leads me to this weekend's hair inspiration, the lovely Suki Waterhouse. Here's how you can re-create …

9 Ways to Not Destroy Your Diet at a Wedding

Weddings are packed with romance and fun, but they're also full of lots of high-calorie drinks and food. If you have to hit more than one wedding this summer, you want to have a...

15 Things That Guys Are Insecure About

1. "My arms. Pale, too thin. Arms are something you can work on, and the fact that I haven't after 28 years is like….sad."<p>2. "Previous boyfriends. If it's getting more serious, I worry about how I stack up compared with the ex in a lot of ways."<p>3. "I have a friend who's extremely insecure even when …

5 Reasons Pretty Teeth Are Also Good for Your Health

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but it's your <i>mouth,</i> ladies, that can impact your health more than you might think! Here's how.<p><b>1: Healthy teeth may help you lose weight.</b> Flossing your pearly whites helps keep gingitivitis—inflammation, and irritation of the gums—at bay. Because …

50 Rides of a Lifetime

We asked readers and staff to name their all-time favorite places to pedal. The result (in no particular order): classic destinations, must-do events, and two-wheeled adventures that should be on every cyclist's bucket list.<p><b>1. The Cobbles of Belgium.</b><br>Cyclists like to suffer, and the mystical mecca …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Here’s the Ramen Burger, on Sale at Smorgasburg This Saturday

Ramen blogger turned chef Keizo Shimamoto recently returned to the U.S. to open Bassanova Ramen on Mott Street, but when that didn’t quite work out, …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

Shop Like the Pros and Order Your Beef Online

These days, you can purchase nearly anything online. Beef is no exception. From traditional mail-order companies like Omaha Steaks to farm-direct …

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Mike Huckabee: "A job is the universal need of every human. When the jobs disappear, what happens to the people who want work and can't find it? Have …

The Biggest Thing Out Of Thailand: An Elephant Orchestra

The Thai Elephant Orchestra is, remarkably, just what it sounds like. At a conservation center in Thailand, made for former work animals with nowhere to go, a group of elephants has been assembled and trained to play enormous percussion instruments, holding mallets in their trunks and sometimes …