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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

Why Do Flammable and Inflammable Mean the Same Thing?

Understand the wrong definition of inflammable and you might end up with more than an embarrassing situation while talking to your English …

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

Golden Globes Red Carpet 2015 Photos: See All The Stunning Gowns Of The Night

Ladies and gentleman, award season is upon us!<p>We kick off our favorite time of year with the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards.<p>Hollywood's biggest stars descended upon Los Angeles on Sunday night, dressed to the nines in haute-couture gowns, glamorous jewels and just about everything in between. …

4 Ways To Improve Your Life Today

It is easy in life to become sidetracked or distracted by things which aren't important, are out of your control, stress you out or make you unhappy. When this happens, there is the need to pause to refocus your energies and care for your own wellbeing.<p>Time to reflect, exercise, eat well and rest …

Self-improvement

7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life

Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.<p>Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world’s best blueprint for a healthy life. Not only do Japanese men …

15 Things Every Couple MUST Discuss Before Getting Married

I've been writing an advice column in some shape or form for close to 10 years now, and I can say with confidence that at least 75 percent of the letters I receive from married people are about issues that could have been avoided if the couples had better communicated their expectations about …

Fertility Treatment

You Can Retire Rich Without High Risk

It takes money to make money,” or so the saying goes. In lottery states, the advertising often sounds like this: “You can’t win if you don’t play.”<p>Both are common-sense statements, and both are horribly wrong when it comes to retirement investing. It’s truly important to understand just how much …

Retirement: 5 Things You're Doing Wrong

You work hard, you try to save. Why does retirement seem so out of reach?<p>The problem is psychological. You probably save more than most, but do you know it’s enough? You also probably have a good idea of what you need to retire, but are you sure?<p>That lack of certainty is what feeds the feeling that …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

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The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

“Special Forces” Innovation: How DARPA Attacks Problems

Artwork: Monika Grzymala, The River, 2012, Handmade cotton rag paper, fishing line and wire, weaving material of local plants<p>Over the past 50 years, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has produced an unparalleled number of breakthroughs. Arguably, it has the …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

A Return to Taiwan (video)

Return to Taiwan from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.<p>This is a departure for me of sorts, as I usually cover international music. The trip to Taiwan promised a great deal of culture and concerts, but Hurricane Soulik blew that second element away. Still, there is so much that is fascinating about Taiwan's …

The 6 Most Humiliating Public Failures by Celebrity Psychics

The frustrating thing about psychics, mediums, and fortune tellers is that they're still able to make a pretty goddamned comfortable living, even in …

The Simpsons (Classic): “Bart’s Comet”

<b>“Bart’s Comet” (season 6, episode 14; originally aired 2/5/1995)</b><p>For an episode about the threat of an asteroid smashing into Springfield and …

Comedy

The Quarterback Curve

What the newest class of star quarterbacks needs to master on its way to becoming Tom Brady or Peyton Manning<p>Jim Mora’s “Playoffs?! Playoffs?!” rant …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.

Weddings

Dropbox Giving Users 1GB of Extra Space Just By Linking To Mailbox

Cloud storage service Dropbox has revealed a nice little easter egg that is gives users 1GB of additional space for free. All that’s required to take advantage of this offer is to link your Mailbox account with Dropbox.<p>We’re told that once Mailbox’s iOS app is installed, just go to the Settings …

Flexible Travel Date Airfare Search Takes A Hit

I've often extolled the virtues of flexible travel date airfare search. The number of available seats at the lowest possible fare fluctuates minute by minute as customers book or release reservations, as the airlines adjust the number of seats available in each "fare bucket," and as they add or …

Search One and Done on Kayak? Not So Fast, Hotel Study says

Want a hotel room but can’t be bothered to search the multiple reservation sites? The new breed of comparison sites, such as Trivago, Kayak and …

30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop’

Our latest film, from Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg, tells the story of the most important summer job in basketball history<p>Welcome back to our 30 …

Arnold Palmer

R.I.P. Haji of Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill!

Haji, an actress best known for her work with Russ Meyer in the 1960s and ‘70s, has died at the age of 67. The news was first announced by fellow …

Dolls