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Gen X catastrophe in the making: 7 things to know about America’s coming inheritance explosion

America may soon look a lot more like “Downton Abbey” than the Land of Opportunity<p>Economic inequality, you’ve likely noticed, is off the charts. Inheritances and gifts have always played a big role in the distribution of wealth, accounting for about a quarter of total household wealth in the U.S. …

Picture Books for Little Hoons

Being a car guy (or car girl) doesn’t stop when your little one takes his or her first breath. Being a well-rested car guy? Well, that’s something …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

How engineers learned then vs. now

The learning method for engineers has been ameliorated in our modern era<p>How engineers learn in the 21st century is drastically different from how …

1949 Gmünd Porsche shows the birth of an icon

The Austrian village of Gmünd is more than just difficult to pronounce; it's also the birthplace of the Porsche brand. Before the company ever started building sports cars at its current home base near Stuttgart, the fledgling business completed several vehicles in the tiny town in Southern …

A long drive alone saved my life

Welcoming the loneliness of the long-distance driver.<p>It's quite possible my 1992 Miata—faded reddish paint, worn driver's seat, cloudy plastic rear window and all—saved my life. Not in the way that cars are supposed to, with airbags deploying and crumple zones crumpling and lots of drama. It was …

Jerky

Add Fire To Your Fries

Every man must try this spicy Spanish potato dish.<p>You gotta love the Spanish. They've given us bullfighting, chorizo sausage, and Penelope Cruz. And when it comes to bar food, do they serve plain ol’ French fries with ketchup? Hell, no. They dish out spicy patatas bravas, “fierce potatoes.” It’s …

27 Healthy Versions Of Your Kids' Favorite Foods

You're not lying about the vegetables in these recipes. You're just withholding information.

The Presidents on the Presidents: How They Judge One Another

The two men could hardly have been more different. One the fatherless son of a single mother, the other a scion of the most important American …

People Think You're Good At Art If You're A Weirdo

If people don't get what you're doing, it's as simple a fix as cutting off your ear. (Please do not do this.)<p>We're still sussing out the link between artistic talent and weirdness, but here's one thing we know: if people <i>think</i> you're a little off, they're more likely to appreciate your art. …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Paul Ryan is wrong: Wealthiest Americans are not “makers,” they’re mercenary takers

Richest Americans are takers: Only place money is trickling from these job-creating “makers” is in their pockets<p>The top individuals on the 2013 Forbes 400 list are generally believed to be makers of great companies or concepts. They are the role models of Paul Ryan, who laments, "We're going to a …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

37 Super Bowl Snacks Better Than Hot Wings

Eating wings until you feel satisfied is hard and annoying. You know it's true. Here's how to better feed your buffalo sauce addiction.

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Love Strawberries? Here’s How To Grow Your Own

18 Comments Print Email<p>If you’d like to get your kiddos interested in gardening, growing strawberries is just the ticket! They bear juicy, red fruit …

Gardening

Homemade Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tots get a major overhaul in this recipe for made-from-scratch tater tots featuring Parmesan and garlic (and only three other ingredients!).<p>Okay, sure, tater tots aren't exactly the most highbrow of foods. But, just because they aren't the fanciest doesn't mean they aren't delicious. We all …

How to defeat Big Brother

In 2013, we learned the terrifying scope of modern surveillance. Now it’s time to fight back<p>"Visibility is a trap."<p>It can be safely argued that those four words, written by the French philosopher Michel Foucault in his discussion of the "panopticon," were never more true than they were this year. …

The IT Department Is Dead. Long Live the IT Department

Evernote CEO Phil Libin sounds like a lot of tech executives when he advocates for treating employees well. It's not just a nice thing to do, he …

Republican Party Tweet About Racism Goes Horribly Wrong

And sparked the #RacismEndedWhen hashtag.

Vaccinations have prevented at least 103 million cases of contagious disease since 1924

Vaccinations have been credited with some of humanity's greatest technological triumphs over disease, including drastically reducing polio around the globe and almost eliminating smallpox entirely. But how many people have been spared life-threatening infections thanks to the introduction of …

Americans Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can take our word for it. Americans don't trust each other anymore.<p>We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events.<p>For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the …

CraigsList Find: The perfect Volvo 240 ad

Volvo’s bricklike 240 have gained something of a reputation as a utilitarian vehicle for the sophisticated individual, going so far as to become an …

Bob Dylan – review

"Show us your welding, Bobby!" called a raucous voice from the stalls as Mr Zimmerman's first set ground to a close, and I use the term advisedly; Bob Dylan never quite lilts to a close. It could have been meant either as a supreme compliment or not. The welding of the material was wonderful, its …

End the 1 percent’s free ride: Taxing land would solve America’s biggest problems

Want a real overhaul of the tax code? Here’s an elegant way to reduce inequality and mitigate poverty — in one tax<p>Appealing to the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe the tax code is so complex that it needs “major changes or a complete overhaul,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max …