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The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.

Over the last five years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? More than 300,000 people took the survey in 2016—see what …

United States

What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film 'What the Health'

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, <i>What the Health</i>, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and …

Nutrition

10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2017

YFN Lucci, Declan McKenna, Jessie Reyez, Knox Fortune and more<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, …

Culture

Aquariums, golf courses, IMAX theaters: Visit these airports for a layover like no other

Airports can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, what with the serpentine security lines, hours-long flight delays and mediocre pretzels. But there are quite a few airports out there that you wouldn’t curse in the event of a delay. Some, in fact, that you may want to book a trip through just to …

Airports

How to Catch Up on Fall TV’s Returning Favorites

We may be smack in the middle of August, and you may still be making your way through <i>Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later</i>, but don’t kid …

TV

Showcase: Peaking

Standout moments in the lives of waves (and the surfers who ride them)<p><b>Brendon Gibbens, Ericeira, Portugal. Photo: Ellis</b><p><b>Rob Machado, San Diego,</b> …

Western Australia

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Architecture

TV’s Most Memorable Couches

From the big orange one on Nickelodeon to the big orange one on Friends to the big orange one on The Simpsons.

TV

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other …

Psychology

Cue the Carrots! Strike up the Squash!

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments, and played the first notes of a Bach chorale, “Nun freut euch, Gottes Kinder all.”<p>The conductor stopped them. The snake …

Orchestras

The Story Behind That Famous Photo of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon

Though Elvis Presley's music has largely been responsible for sustaining fans' burning love for the 40 years that have passed since his Aug. 16, …

Elvis Presley

‘It’s fun to be scared’: Life and mortality at the carnival

If you believe a narrative that Americans are nihilistic ids who are test-piloting themselves toward their own inevitable doom, then there is probably hard evidence to be found at county fairs, like this one in rural Virginia, where a bunch of us are dangling in metal cages off a ride called the …

Ohio State Fair

There's So Much Meaning Hidden in Sansa Stark's Fashion Evolution

Sansa Stark

This Is the Biggest Home Trend for Fall 2017

You heard it here first, folks. From dark, brooding walls to luxe, tailored appliances, one thing is certain on the home front this season: Matte …

Brine of the Times

Pickles make us human. That may sound a little overzealous, but we're not ashamed. We're totally obsessed with all things pickle. And we're not …

Recipes

The 74 Most Incredible Looks From the Outside Lands Festival

Stylish AF.<p>View Gallery 74 Photos<p>NextThe Most Fire Street Style Looks From NYC's Panorama Music Festival<p>Skip Ad

Education

25 Indie Films and Festival Favorites to See This Season, From ‘mother!’ to ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Plus: New films from del Toro, Anderson, Dayton & Faris, Allen, Sorkin, Linklater, and many more.<p><i>All this week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual</i> …

October 27

10 Inventions That Shaped The Workplace

From cubicles to comfy chairs, these innovations had a lasting impact on office life.<p>1. Otis Elevator, 1857<p>The Otis Elevator Company installed the first public version of its newfangled invention inside New York department store E.V. Haughwout, which helped convince people it was safe to use.<p><b>The</b> …

The Workplace

7 Summer Cookbooks We're Loving - Turntable Kitchen

Summertime and the living’s easy… I love cookbooks any time of year, but in the summer, I find myself devouring them every chance I get. One of the …

Food

Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away

He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever<p>In Paris at the dawn of the …

Art

The 7 top places to own a home in America — if you’re not rich

Want to buy a home but feel shut out by high prices? With the average home in the U.S. costing around $200,000, saving up for the typical 20% down …

Real Estate

Five Things You Must Not Do During Totality At The Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse is almost upon us, and millions will be flocking to the path of totality.<p>Although there are many great activities to do before, after and during, here are the top things you must not do during those moments of darkness.<p><b>1.)</b> <b>Do not waste your time photographing it</b>. Totality …

Pictures of the Week 8.10.17

Searching for Civility

A Google Memo and the Summer of Hate<p>While much of the world gripped armchairs in white-knuckled horror as nuclear tensions escalated between the U.S. and North Korea, last week <b>Silicon Valley</b> was melting down over an incendiary Google Memo.<p>After an engineer named <b>James Damore</b> argued that biology …

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking this weekend, but something big is poised to interrupt your view: the moon.<p>The moon will be about 80 percent …

Astronomy

Are long hours the secret to success? Here’s how to maximize your productivity to get ahead at work.

Superbowl-winning football coach Jon Gruden used to wake up every morning at 3:17 a.m. to the Notre Dame fight song. Even when that clock “expired of …

Time Management

What Music Do Americans Love the Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps

Detailed maps reveal the contours of American music fandom.

Maps

Your kitchen sponge could have more bacteria than a toilet seat

Five of the ten most abundant bacteria species are categorized as potential pathogens.<p>They are often damp, continuously introduced to new microbial cells, and are one of the biggest reservoirs of active bacteria in your whole house. And they aren’t even located in your bathroom.<p>We are talking about …

Biology

How to follow the 'Leave No Trace' principles on your next camping trip

The seven "Leave No Trace" (LNT) principles were formed by the Leave No Trace organization as a set of guidelines meant to educate campers and …

Travel