Emily Latimer

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The 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The Best Tourist Attractions You Haven't Heard of Yet

The former West is buzzy thanks to Bikini Berlin, a new cool-kid shopping center full of local high-design brands such as Gestalten. Next door, …

The 24 Best Literary Debuts Of 2015

Here are the most exciting new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in 2015 (ranked in no particular order).

Books

Can you spot the contraband items in these eight luggage scans?

Have you got what it takes to man an airport X-ray machine? Test your abilities here<p>Do you think you've got what it takes to work in airport security, starring at X-rays of passenger's luggage in an effort to spot any items that shouldn't be taken onto planes?<p>Simulscan, an Italian firm that trains …

Flying

Donald Trump leads an insane white cult — and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works

GOP front-runner leads cult of personality centered around white alienation, racial resentment and authoritarianism<p>Donald Trump is the front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. He leads his closest rival, Ted Cruz, by a substantial margin. Trump’s proto-fascism, xenophobia and …

Political Science

2015 Was The Year President Obama Gave Zero F**ks

President Barack Obama has thrown more shade, hushed more critics and been bolder in 2015 than he has in any of his previous years in office.<p>It all started during his sixth State of the Union address in January. Obama was talking about the country’s economic growth when he said, "I have no more …

Barack Obama

How U.S. Interventions Dismembered the Middle East

<b>Despite everything, hawks are still pushing President Obama to send ground troops to Syria. He would be wise to reject their advice.</b><p>For the last few decades in the Middle East, the policy of western powers -- led by the United States -- has been to ensure the flow of oil; maintain stable and secure …

Middle East

YouTube exec explains what makes a video go viral

This was way back in 2009: A quirky video called JK Wedding Entrance Dance went so viral that the hit TV show "The Office" parodied it in one of its most popular episodes (you know, the one where Jim and Pam finally got married).<p>Since then, YouTube's relationship with mass media has completely …

Advertising

An Instagram star with more than 150,000 followers quit his office job to travel around the world

A man plays a guitar in Lisbon, Portugal — one of Hinton's many travel stops.Allan Edward Hinton<p>Allan Edward Hinton has always been fueled by wanderlust. He traveled far and wide in his late teens and early 20s, but after an eight-year stint in London, he was ready to start exploring again.<p>Hinton …

Travel

See ISIS up close: Vivid context for Paris attacks in this chilling Frontline documentary

“ISIS in Afghanistan” goes deep in training grounds where teens are trained for suicide missions<p>Anyone wondering about horrors that took place in Paris and the bloodthirsty style of the Islamic State should consider watching a Frontline documentary that premieres Tuesday on PBS. “ISIS in …

Terrorism

5 Reasons Why Glass-Steagall Matters

The Glass-Steagall Act came up as a major point of disagreement between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate. The Act, which was originally enacted in 1933, separated risky trading and investment from traditional banking activities like business …

Middle-class

The Most Overpriced Items On The Menu, According To Chefs

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Andrew Zimmer/Thrillist (Edited)</i><p>Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle of wine. You don't have to be a well-heeled foodie to know that you're overpaying for certain items on a restaurant's menu -- you just need to have bought groceries. Like once, ever. Truth be …

Tap Water
Hung Up

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

The world's most epic facts – in pictures

Did you know if all the dead came back to life there’d be 101 billion zombies? That there are only 4000 tigers left in the wild? That some species of bamboo grow 91 cms in a single day? Adam Frost shares thrilling facts

Non-fiction

Furry faces: The 2015 US National Beard and Moustache Championships, in pics - Telegraph

How ISIS monitors and restricts internet access in the 'caliphate'

ISIS keeps tight controls on all aspects of life in its self-declared Islamic "caliphate," the swath of territory it has seized across Iraq and Syria over the past 18 months.<p>To help keep the population in line, the militants have been increasingly limiting civilian access to outside …

Café

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point by reading MBA, I have a little bit of a multi-tasking problem.<p>My family enjoys watching me flit from one thing to another …

Dessert

Chicago is going to pay gun owners $100 each to turn in their guns

Under the new program, churches and neighborhood community organizations can apply to hold their own buyback events (with police help), as opposed to previous buybacks which were single, city-run events.<p>"We're going to try everything we can to bring a level of security and safety throughout the …

Guns

Incorrect

Are you brave, or are you more of a Gilderoy?

Comic Books

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

Why Newfoundland Should Be on Your Summer Bucket List

Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth. Here's why we think Newfoundland should be at the top of everyone's bucket list:<p><b>The Beauty is Unmatched</b><p>Find yourself …

National Parks

3 Ways to Save When Planning Your Summer Vacation

With summer finally on the horizon, many people will no doubt be poring over airline and booking sites for decent deals on the destination of their choice. But whether you prefer Florida's palms and nightlife or the culture of European capitals, you'll probably have a hard time finding good deals …

Flying

Understanding the Islamic State

Islamic State Militants in Raqqa, Syria<p>The rise of the Islamic State (IS) has fundamentally altered the reality of the contemporary Middle East. Part radical jihadists and part revolutionary government, IS, in the space of eighteen months, appears to have carved out a territorial domain comparable …

Middle East

What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives

Several of the world’s center-right parties have modernized in ways the GOP hasn’t.<p>Stephen Harper in Canada. Tony Abbott in Australia. John Key in New Zealand. And now, impressively reelected, a second-term David Cameron in the United Kingdom.<p>Center-right leaders are in charge of every one of …

Political Science

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Information Systems

The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/abrinsky</i><p>Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of …

Art Deco

United will give air miles for donations to Nepal quake relief

United Airlines wants you to give to Nepal relief -- and will reward you for doing making a contribution.<p>The company announced Monday that it will give away up to 5 million air miles to MileagePlus members who donate to help the earthquake-stricken nation, according to a statement. Airlines in the …

Natural Disasters

The Best Views at 5 National Parks in Utah Are Blocked by Pollution

The National Park Service is pressing Utah environmental regulars to crack down on emissions at two coal-fired power plants to improve air quality …