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The Best College in Every State

Well, almost. Sorry, Alaska and New …

New Mexico

The best Greek island for every kind of traveler

With some 6,000 islands within its borders, Greece has a lot to offer travelers of all stripes. Whether you're in search of wild parties, family-friendly activities, or just a place where you can relax and unwind, you're sure to be able to find it on one of Greece's stunning islands.<p>While each …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

PokéMon Go Is Reportedly Helping People With Their Depression

Gotta catch 'em all.<p>Since Pokémon Go started dominating our lives last week, it's had some surprising impacts. People are feeling strange sensations …

Pokémon Go

This 27-Year-Old Founder Is Transforming High-Fashion Into A Billion-Dollar Tech Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American household spends roughly $1,700 on clothes each year. While global powerhouses like H&M, Zara and Forever 21 have mastered the fast fashion space, opening up a surplus of storefronts across several key international markets, the …

Innovation

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

Honda co-develops first hybrid car motor free of heavy rare earth metals | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Honda Motor Co has co-developed the world’s first hybrid car motor without using heavy rare earth metals, which it says will reduce its dependence on the expensive materials mainly supplied by China.<p>A unit for the i-DCD drive motor, the world's first electric motor for …

Rare Earth

Have you given Pokémon Go full access to everything in your Google account?

Users who signed up to play the game’s iOS app were scared to find it had been granted ‘full access’ to Google - but the company says that sounds worse than it is<p>Gamers who have downloaded the Pokémon Go augmented reality game were given a scare on Monday, after noticing that the app had apparently …

Pokémon

5 Amazing California Parks to Visit This Summer

We love Yosemite as much as the next guy, but this time of year, it can feel more like Disneyland than a national park. Fortunately, outdoor lovers …

Harvard Researchers Hail Cost-Effective Battery That Could Store Surplus Wind and Solar Power

The dream of a home battery—cheap, durable, safe and as big as you like—that could store solar or wind power is a step nearer reality.<p>High-capacity …

10 IKEA Hacks You Can Do In a Weekend

From the ultra easy (just a coat of spray paint) to the more complex (drilling in a new base) these projects all have one thing in common: they take …

Hacking

Here's what's coming next to the smash-hit ‘Pokémon Go’ smartphone game

But developer Niantic, which spun out of Google/Alphabet in late 2015, is already thinking about what's next in the weeks and months to come, says CEO John Hanke.<p>All in all, it sounds like "Pokémon Go" is getting some deeper gameplay mechanics that will encourage players to stick around longer.<p>And …

This Silicon Valley Actor Made One of the Strangest and Most Beautiful Films of the Summer

Matt Ross steps behind the camera to helm the hilarious and poignant Captain Fantastic.<p>This year is shaping up to be one of the best movie years in quite some time, with smart, idiosyncratic offerings like <i>Swiss Army Man</i>, <i>The Lobster</i>, and <i>Green Room</i> making a strong argument that, in this great age of …

Baja's Magical Village: Todos Santos, Mexico Lures Those Who Love Sun and Solitude

The quiet coastal town of Todos Santos lies about an hour's drive northwest from Cabo San Lucas. Over the years, this state-designated "pueblo …

Mexico

9 fried chicken recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

When it comes to comfort food, sometimes nothing beats fried chicken. There are few things more beautiful than a delicately seasoned piece of poultry, delicately seasoned and lightly dredged with a dusting of flour, baptized in a pool of sizzling fat to crisp, golden perfection.<p>Fried chicken isn't …

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Tiny New Zealand town with 'too many jobs' launches drive to recruit outsiders

Kaitangata, in South Island, offers attractively priced house and land packages in hope of tempting city-dwellers to relocate<p>A tiny New Zealand town has a unique problem – too many jobs, too many affordable houses and not enough people to fill them.<p>So the 800 residents of picturesque Kaitangata, in …

VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think

Watch to learn how diet affects the brain.<p>It's no secret that what you eat affects your body. But as a new video produced by TED-Ed points out, diet …

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Here's a fun, festive fruit salad recipe that's perfect for 4th of July!<p>If you've been reading for a while, you'll know I love to play with this recipe and make different versions of it, depending on what ingredients I have on hand.<p>It's always a favorite at Summer parties. Oh, and don't skip the …

Baby potatoes baked in parchment with thyme and black olive butter

SERVES<p>6 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter, softened<br>• 35g pitted black olives, finely chopped<br>• 1 small clove garlic, crushed<br>• Squeeze of lemon juice<br>• 540g baby waxy potatoes (they should be really small, halve them if not)<br>• 6 sprigs of thyme<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.<p>Mash the butter and …

8 Warm-Up Exercises You Aren't Doing But Totally Should

These are the moves everyone should be doing.<p>Warming up before a workout is key for reducing injury. Personal trainer and nutritionist Albert Matheny says that warming up "helps make sure you don't load your joints, tendons, and ligaments too much, too soon." So we asked Matheny, founder of SoHo …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Places to stop for food on drives between the Bay Area and Yosemite

Sorry. Typical fast-food fare from one of those chain restaurants you find at nearly every highway exit in America isn't the right nourishment for heading to the top of Half Dome, or for refueling after a big hike. What you need is something heartier, fresher, more substantial or unique.<p>With the …

Ice Cream

Revealed: the cheapest (and priciest) cities in the world to buy beer

Bratislava is the cheapest city in the world to enjoy a beer, with the average bottle in the Slovakian capital available for £1.14, almost six times less than in the costliest city.<p>The three cities selling beer at the lowest prices are all in eastern Europe, with Kiev (£1.15) and last year's winner …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

These 16 Golden Milk Recipes Are the Tastiest Health Hack Ever

If you haven’t heard, turmeric is having a golden moment. The yellow spice has been dominating our Pinterest and Instagram feeds, and for good reason! This spice has been recognized for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to reduce inflammation (the root of all disease), heal …

Stanford Start-Up Amprius Aims to Mass Produce High-Energy Lithium Ion Batteries

For years, researchers around the world have worked to increase the amount of energy that can be stored in a lithium-ion battery. While many designs …

Clean Energy

Refusing to Forgive Is Terrible for You, According to Science

How learning to let go of resentment can reduce your risk.<p>It appears that there are more benefits to "letting it go" than you might realize.<p>All of us get hurt from time to time--but when we forgive, we often feel better about ourselves. As it turns out, recent scientific research indicates …

Mental Disorders