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10+ Epic Photos From Burning Man 2017 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

What started in 1986 as two friends burning an eight-foot statue on a San Francisco beach has grown into an event that sets a 105-feet tall statue on …

Move Over, Mayo: These 20 Aioli Recipes Meet All Your Dipping Needs

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Look, we love ketchup, mayo, mustard, and all your …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.<p>New York City has a reputation of being a liberal place, but the history of New York is much more convoluted and conservative …

The owners of these defiant 'nail houses' in China refuse to give in to developers

But all that new infrastructure and construction requires space, which means residents are sometimes forced to move in order to make room for new projects. Some people refuse to leave their homes, however, often because they consider the compensation they've been offered to be too low.<p>In China, …

The 22 best places in the world for a beach holiday, according to travellers

The travel booking site's annual Flip Flop Report, which was published on June 21, based its findings on responses from UK residents who took part in a global study conducted among 11,115 adults across 24 countries.<p>Locations that made the cut include tropical islands sprinkled with palm trees in …

European Travel

For-Profit Prisons: American Slavery, Under New Management

With U.S. crime down yet prisoners up, and private prisons raking in billions off their labor, it's becoming increasingly clear that American slavery …

Crime

7 Muhammad Ali videos that will remind you he was 'The Greatest' in front of cameras

Just as we said with Muhammad Ali’s greatest knockout, trying to compile the iconic boxer’s best interviews could take a really, really long time.<p>So here’s what we’ve got instead: Seven interviews (including one compilation) that show just how Ali was one of the world’s most magnetic media …

Boxing

19 of the World's Most Incredible Hotel Pools

These vacation destinations will make you want to dive right in.<p>Vacation doesn't truly feel like vacation until you're sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we're not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from …

30 places you should travel to this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're craving a getaway, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.<p>While some places have been …

Ingenious Shirt Uses Recognizable Icons to Help Break Language Barriers When Traveling

Traveling is a fantastic way to learn about the world, but it's made significantly harder when there's a language barrier. ICONSPEAK wants to ease your frustrations with their ingenious solution: a shirt that displays common (and therefore recognizable) icons across the world. Simply point to a …

Tap Water

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Investing

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

Language

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Creativity

Black Power wedding photo goes viral

A couple's wedding photo has gone viral on social media after a chance encounter with New Zealand's Black Power gang.<p>It shows Sarah and Matthew Oke in traditional wedding dress – white gown for her, sober blue suit for him – surrounded by burly, black-clad men with their fists in the air by way of …

6 Ancient Cooking Tools Sri Lankans Can’t Do Without

Every day, Swarna de Mel is up at 5 a.m., pulling tropical herbs from her garden, harvesting dinosaur-egg-sized jackfruit, and cracking coconuts with a hatchet in preparation for curries, spicy <i>sambols</i>, and <i>mallum</i> salads. You’d expect her home to be filled with the smells of exotic spices—cumin, …

Kitchens

Never Forget: Russell Frederick’s Photographs of Proud Black Brooklyn

Russell Frederick’s pictures of Bedford-Stuyvesant show the Brooklyn neighborhood’s thrumming black culture, before the effects of gentrification …

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21 Photos Of Dogs And Kids Being Insanely Cute Together

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Cute

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15 Words You Might Not Know Could Be Used As Verbs

Shakespeare was well known for his linguistic inventiveness, and one of his favorite tricks was taking pre-existing words and reusing them as …

Great Depression

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

Baking Eggs INSIDE Avocados Is Truly A Champion's Breakfast

Because you've probably had enough avocado toast by now.<p>Remember when avocado toast was <i>the</i> trend to eat at breakfast?<p>The next logical step, according to food host Brandi Milloy in the video below from PopSugar Food, is to get rid of the bread and put a bird on it (specifically, an egg).<p>Preheat your …

Breakfast

Is 5-Ingredient Vegan "Yogurt" Really Yogurt?

Naming vegan dishes—particularly those that channel the qualities of a decidedly non-vegan dish—is always a little tricky.<p>On the one hand, using a conventional name, even if the vegan version takes a lot of liberties, can be a useful way of telling people what to expect. No, banana “ice cream” …

Healthy Eating

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Pizza

Pope Francis to issue decree on faith, climate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When the Rev. Gary Padgett plans to speak on the politically charged issue of climate change to a Catholic congregation, he undertakes a delicate process.<p>He said he avoids "talking points," keeps language ambiguous and tries to show how care for what he describes as God's creation …

Mitch McConnell

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

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