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Amazing Experiences Around the World That You Can Only Do in the Winter

Perhaps it's the shorter days, colder temperatures, and the need to get bundled up in eight layers before leaving the house, but people seem to …

Amazing

Mix and Mold Your Own Bath Bombs

After completing this project you will have about 15 natural bath bombs to keep for yourself of share with others. This recipe is perfect for beginners interested in making their own bath bombs. You will discover how simple and fun it can be to create your own bath bombs and learn the basics to …

11 Tea Lattes for Fancy Brunches or Chilly Fall Mornings

Nothing hits the spot like a flavorful, creamy drink when you first wake up in the morning. But if you don’t drink coffee, hot, iced, or nitro, it can be a little harder trying to figure out what to pour into your mug. Enter the tea latte. Made with herbal or caffeinated leaves and topped with …

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

Road Trips

Street Artist Turns Buildings into Gigantic Butterfly Specimen Cases

France-based street artist Mantra transforms multi-story buildings into gigantic butterfly specimen cases in a series of clever, trick-of-the-eye 3D murals. The enormous, hyper-realistic butterflies appear to be set within wooden-framed boxes, recessed into the side of each building. Long shadows …

Street Art

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 16, 2017)

A deadly ambush in Niger dominated the news this week after claiming the lives of four American service members and four Nigerien soldiers. Details of the episode are scarce and conflicting but reports say that the “Pentagon is trying to determine whether American forces diverted from their routine …

The new midcentury modern

To meet demand, developers are bringing back the ‘midcentury’ home<p>The most iconic image of midcentury American architecture is arguably Julius Shulman’s photo of the glass-walled Case Study No. 22 house in Los Angeles, which appears to float weightlessly, almost magically above the city. The appeal …

Mid-Century modern

George Michael Doc 'Freedom': 9 Things We Learned

Revealing new film on late superstar singer highlights thrills and perils of music industry and widespread success<p>Though most listeners know George …

George Michael

Birth of a White Supremacist

This summer, after a loose coalition of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Confederate apologists announced that they would hold a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, promotional flyers began to circulate on the Internet. The flyers included a list of names: the self-proclaimed thought leaders who …

Racism

What Happens When Robots Act Just Like Humans

Love in the Time of Robots<p><b>Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using</b> …

Robots

Can Rent the Runway ever become the Spotify of fashion?

If you believe Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway, her company is a major disruptor in fashion. It rents out designer clothes from some 500 different brands to subscribers who pay a monthly fee, allowing them to borrow a high-end wardrobe for much less than it would cost to actually buy. The …

Spotify

10 of the Most Terrifying Movie Trailers of All Time

Nothing can make the horrors of your life feel trivial quite like a good slice-and-dice horror movie. So to celebrate the Halloween season, we …

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

How Fire Has Shaped California’s Wine Industry

The wildfires in Napa and Sonoma are only the most recent fires to hurt the state’s wineries.<p>For 10 long days Jeff Morgan did not know the fate of one of his vineyards in Sonoma County.<p>Morgan, the co-owner of Covenant Wines in Berkeley, had spent part of Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Kenwood-area …

Wine

Kiwi Coffin Club Throws Glitter on the Idea of Dying

A growing number of New Zealand senior citizens are taking matters of death into their own hands through paint, song, and dance.<p>The show must go on! Or must it? The members of New Zealand’s quirky Coffin Clubs don’t think so. The clubs—which consist of Kiwi senior citizens who seek comfort, …

New Zealand

Explore Your Favorite Movie Worlds Through Beautiful, Hand-Painted Maps

See the geography and plots of Star Wars, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings and more laid out from start to finish on these hand-painted maps.<p>Illustrating everything that happens in an action adventure movie like <i>Star Trek</i> on one page is like playing Tetris, according to artist Andrew DeGraff, who …

Star Trek

Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron

Is France’s new president a political miracle, or a mirage that is already fading away? By Emmanuel Carrère<p>The man does not perspire. I discovered that on 12 September, on the island of Saint Martin, a French territory in the Caribbean that had been devastated a few days earlier by Hurricane Irma. …

France

Inside the Quest to Become the Greatest Lumberjack in the World

The Joy of Ax:<p>Inside the Quest to Become the Greatest Lumberjack in the World<p>What professional lumberjacks can teach us about fitness, performance under pressure, and the evolving nature of manhood in 2017<p>he greatest American lumberjack is telling a tale—a tale about where he comes from, a tale …

Knives

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Equality

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.<p>One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as concrete.<p>“I know a guy who …

Consumer Reports

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Introverts

Being Muslim in the NBA

A roundtable of current and former basketball players discuss religion and career<p>There is a new private room in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the faculty at Harvard Business School, but she was taking a temporary leave, her small box of an office filled with boxes. As she talked about her …

Psychology

Everyone’s Mad at Google and Sundar Pichai Has to Fix It

The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. On one side of the room, a …

Google

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in …

Opioid Crisis

Before media firestorms, decades of assaults

One common trait shared by recent high-profile sexual assault scandals is that it took a major media event for many of the women to come forward with …

Feminism

The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago

Tarana Burke was watching as #MeToo became an Internet phenomenon Sunday. Soon, she started to panic. By the time celebrities were tweeting #MeToo, encouraging every woman who had survived sexual harassment or assault to do the same, Burke knew she had to do something. She didn’t know where to …

Feminism

What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.

Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as a …

Jeff Bezos

Is Ikigai the New Hygge?

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Ikigai