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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

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Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

Brad Paisley's Top 5 Targets at the CMAs

Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we’ve seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music …

Country Music

7 Things to Avoid Eating or Drinking While Traveling

Or you'll be sorry...<p><b>Eating the kinds of bizarre foods</b> TV omnivore Andrew Zimmern puts in his mouth each week was once the hapless lot — never the intent — of 19th century adventurers like Sir Richard Burton, who while trekking from Zanzibar into the Congo would have given anything for some good …

Immune System

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

Check your average medicine cabinet, and you're bound to find a jar of Vaseline. But is your trusty petroleum jelly really a "cure-all"? More importantly, is it as harmless as you think? We enlisted New York-based dermatologist Dr. Alan Dattner, founder of HolisticDermatology.com, and celebrity …

9 Disliked Celebrities Who Deserve Another Chance

Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in the fervor that follows certain shunned celebrities. Maybe they've made some mistakes. Maybe they're dealing with personal problems. Or maybe they've done nothing wrong at all and simply lack a likable public persona. Still, they are human beings, and they …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology

Cocaine, Oreos and our rat-like taste for credulous news

The story variously reported this week as “Oreos are equally as addictive as cocaine,” “Wanna a new drug? Try Oreos” and, almost lyrically, “Oreos are as addictive as cocaine to your brain” was picked up by the news media like a fresh doughnut off the tray at the morning meeting. The study, which …

Study: Sleep 'Cleans' Your Brain

Volcano Wine in the Azores

Soon after arriving in the <b>Azores</b> in the 1430s and digging into the rich volcanic soil, Portuguese settlers planted Verdelho wine grapes.<p>Six centuries on, travelers are increasingly exploring the vineyards of the Azores, especially <b>Pico Island</b> (the archipelago’s second largest) with a landscape so …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Most Developers Are Middle-Aged Married Folks, Yet Brogrammers Persist

A few weeks ago the tech world was rightly aghast when some bozos took the stage at Techcrunch Disrupt 2013 to showcase their “Titstare” application. It was but the latest in a series of industry missteps over gender equality, including Pycon’s Donglegate and Klout’s Stanford campus recruiting of …

In Server Sales Push, Dell Comes Out Swinging Against HP’s Moonshot

Computing giant Hewlett-Packard has placed a lot of hope for its efforts at a turnaround in sales of servers on a new product called Project Moonshot.<p>…

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Relationship Rules From Experienced Hollywood Couples

It seems like every day one celebrity is starting a new relationship with another, maybe switching from an actor to an athlete, or breaking up and flying solo. What is most impressive is when a couple makes it longer than most and are still in love after sharing the spotlight. Long-term celebrity …

Sorry Guys, but Samsung Already Had a Gold Phone First

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>is making fun of Samsung this morning for blatantly copying Apple's winning strategy — releasing a …

Road & Track: A High

Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2013<p>Car magazines are a lot like the subject they cover: This year’s models often look shiny and new, but true classics …

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New "Big Ideas" Category

Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New “Big Ideas” Category<p>Inside Flipboard / July 23, 2013<p>Some of the biggest ideas of our time are also the …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> <br>– scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …

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Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

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