Erika Cee

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This nifty travel budget calculator is a digital nomad's wet dream

If you’re a digital nomad at heart and you often suffer from irrepressible episodes of wanderlust, you know how important it is to plan your budget in advance. But in case you’re too lazy to calculate your expenses, there’s now a website that will do it for you.<p>The Earth Awaits is a free tool that …

Beyond Burr and Hamilton: The 7 Best Books on Rivalries

The right kind of rivalry can push us to our limits and force us to perform at our very best. The wrong kind of rivalry can end in a beheading. It’s all about managing the right balance of competition, antagonism, and tenacity, and adding in maybe just a dash of maliciousness. The following books …

10 of the Best New Songs to Listen to in September

Regina Spektor, Against Me!, Mykki Blanco, and an ELLE.com exclusive premiere.<p>Summer has slipped by faster than Katie Ledecky, but there's a lot to look forward to even if the Song of the Summer season is drawing to a close.<p>As September rolls in, it's a good time to update your outfits and your …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Grown-Up Versions of Childhood Monsters by Futurehaircut | Monday Insta Illustrator

Imagination has its dark side.<p>The term "childlike imagination" usually conjurs adorable images of children battling pirates or exploring invented landscapes, but illustrator Jimmy D'Amico, aka Futurehaircut, reminds us that kids can also be gross and whimsical. His grotesque take on the animal …

A Beautiful Stop-Motion Film That Presents a Touching Theory As to Why the Sea Is Blue

Filmmaker Vincent Peone has created a beautiful short film that utilizes stop-motion and an underwater soundtrack to bring his vision to life. …

Ask It If I'll Ever Have A Girlfriend: Giant Ouija Board Rug And Coffee Table Now Available (For A Small Fortune)

This is the Ouija board rug and coffee table imagined by Dave Delisle of Dave's Geek Ideas. It is now available as a custom commission from Tom Spina …

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19 Illuminating Science Podcasts

This week I dig in to some of my favorite podcasts about science. Note that several of these shows last less than 10 minutes, allowing us to learn a …

Washing Machines

16 Podcasts to Help You Make Sense of the 2016 Elections

For the next 15 months or so, we’ll all be inundated with news and chatter surrounding the 2016 presidential race. Whether you’re hungry for in-depth …

Stuck Inside? Enjoy the Great Outdoors with These Podcasts

The podcast world, to make a sweeping generalization, is run by a bunch of nerds. To clarify: these are awesome nerds, the kind we aspire to be, who …

Zagat

Prohibition agents destroying perfectly good booze will make you cry

Destroying booze<p>This content may be disturbing to some readers.<p>1929<p>On Jan. 16, 1920, after years of campaigning and controversy, the 18th Amendment …

18 Reasons Every Woman Should Follow Poet Rupi Kaur On Instagram

"our backs / tell stories / no books have / the spine to / carry"

Luna Lanterns: Beautiful, Realistic Moon Lamps

Luna Lanterns (currently an already funded Indiegogo campaign) are moon-shaped lamps for the home. They come in seven different sizes from 3.2-inches …

Richard Dawkins Explains Why There Was Never a First Human Being

Last year, right before publishing his illustrated children's book <i>The Magic of Reality</i>, Richard Dawkins appeared at <i>The New Yorker Festival</i> and walked …

39 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We admit it: There are some (or more like, many) mornings where it's everything we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal …

Breakfast

Alice & The Queen - The Luck Of The Draw

Alice & The Queen by Kellabell9<p>Someone once presented the theory that Alice and the Queen of Hearts are simply two sides of the same card, one …

Purity by Jonathan Franzen, review: 'furiously funny'

This <b>novel</b> contains multitudes: love, murder, marital terrorism, embarrassing sex, nasty sex, solo sex, the Stasi, internet leaks, missing nuclear weapons, missing fathers, overbearing mothers and a variety of interesting bowel disorders. What you won’t find much of is purity. Just as <b>Franzen’s</b> …

Revealed: What MPs are reading on their summer holidays - and what it tells us

George Osborne picks biography of Henry Kissinger; Alex Salmond takes Paul Mason's latest; Andy Burnham chooses Winners, by Alastair Campbell<p>He is politics' arch power broker, a modern-day Machiavelli who knows how to work the system better than anyone else.<p>So goes the caricature of Henry …

The World We Live In: An Extraordinary Reality-Check

The chilling human story behind an almost-statistic.<p><i>“You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you,”</i> James Baldwin told Margaret Mead in their magnificently prescient 1970 conversation on race. <i>“If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.”</i> And yet the most pernicious …

Harper Lee's 'Watchmen' Infused With Religious Symbolism

(RNS) Harper Lee’s “new” book “Go Set a Watchman” is infused with religious life and Christian moral argument, from its title to its final words.<p>It’s also a book with splashes of humor, enough Victorian poetry references to send readers scrambling for a Norton Anthology, and Bible allusions as the …

48 Pictures That Prove Iceland Is Actually Another Planet

Your bucket list just got a whole lot longer.

Could This Be What the World’s First Truly Green City Looks Like?

Sure you’ve heard of green architecture, but what about a building made entirely from plants? A new proposal by Dutch experiential designer and …

Zero Waste

South Korea Ingeniously Uses Solar Panels To Cover Bike Lane To Attain Solar Power And Shade Bikers

Over the past five years, the solar energy community has seen major innovation in solar panels. First, the new solar panels are efficiently made to …

Bike Lanes

Inside D.C.’s first cat cafe, where you can cuddle by the hour

By Maura Judkis<p>, Reporter<p>You probably won’t get a chance to pet Olivia. The gray-and-white spotted kitty is the current favorite at Crumbs & Whiskers, the Georgetown cat cafe that opens Saturday. But because Olivia is so friendly — making her way from lap to lap, purring and mewing and begging for …

Pets

‘Coda’, A Beautiful Short Animated Film in Which Death Pursues a Drunken Man’s Evasive Soul

In “Coda“, a beautiful animated film by and maps and plans, Death pursues the evasive soul of a drunken man and shows him as much as he wants to see …