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The 13 most tolerant and fun cities where everyone under 30 wants to live right now

These days most millennials will consider a broad range of factors when considering a city to reside in, including living costs, how liberal a city is, the employment opportunities, as well as more fun aspects, such as what the nightlife's like.<p>Recognising this, apartment hunting website Nestpick …

Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous

If you're like most Americans, you don't have a 529 college savings plan.<p>If you're like most Americans, you don't even know what it is.<p>All the more reason to keep reading.<p>That's because, with the new tax law, Republicans have made important changes to 529 plans that will affect millions of …

College & University

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2017

Our favorite memoirs, criticism, and narrative nonfiction, presented in no particular order.

Books

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Review: Tanya Talaga's Seven Fallen Feathers, Lydia Kwa's Oracle Bone and Guillaume Morissette's The Original Face

<b>Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City</b><p><i>By Tanya Talaga</i><p><i>House of Anansi, 376 pages, $22.95</i><p><i>Seven Fallen Feathers</i> is journalist Tanya Talaga's investigation into the deaths of seven Indigenous teenagers, all of whom died in Thunder Bay after being sent there to receive …

Recall of more than 663,000 dishwashers for fire risk includes Bosch, Thermador

Own a dishwasher at home? If so, it may be worth it to double check the manufacturer and model number. BSH Home Appliances, the manufacturer of Bosch …

After the Equifax breach, here’s how to freeze your credit to protect your identity

Consumers affected by the Equifax data breach are scrambling for ways to protect their financial lives. Some are considering Equifax's own credit-monitoring service. Others suggest freezing your credit as a better option to such services. But what does freezing your credit entail, and how easy is …

Identity Theft

12 of South America's Most Epic Hikes You've Never Heard of

You may have heard of Patagonia’s W Trek in Torres del Paine and odds are you’ve even completed the Inca Trail to Peru’s Machu Picchu, but South …

How to make your iPhone and Android pictures look better

Whether you have an iPhone 7 Plus, a Galaxy S8 or a Google Pixel, here are 3 tips to make your photos look better.<p>No matter if you have the high-end Samsung Galaxy S8, the budget Alcatel Idol 5S or even an old iPhone 6, chances are you take photos with your phone. And whether your phone has the …

Mobile Photography

Where to Travel in the Mediterranean (Without the Crowds)

While much of the Mediterranean turns into a big, sun-soaked party come summer, this remote Croatian island lies quietly outside the fray—with sloping vineyards, seafood by the boatload, and crystal coves you’ll have almost to yourself.<p>It’s a late-summer afternoon in the Croatian city of Split as I …

Clothing

The 25 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

Don't fret. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary nondegree certificate, or even just a high-school diploma.<p>According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 25 highest-paying jobs that you don't need a …

Employment

Celebrate July Fourth with Photos of Protests That Made America Great

Not even America can keep America down.<p>America is not, and never will be, complete. It is a process, a collaboration between people who do not share the same views and sometimes hate each other. It is the idea that these people can live together, and help one another, and realize the dreams …

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor review – courage in abundance

When screenwriter and novelist Cory Taylor discovered that the cancer she’d been suffering from for a decade was no longer treatable, she began writing a book chronicling her thoughts on death: “You do reflect on your past when you’re dying… You have the urge to relate the story of your life for …

Books

Southwest Airlines is having a 72-hour sale with fares below $100 round-trip

Southwest Airlines is having a 72-hour sale with one-way flights starting as low as $49.<p>The sale fares are tied to flight distance, so the $49 one-way flights are being offered on Southwest's shortest routes, with fares increasing to $79, $99, or $129 each way for longer flights.<p>According to the …

Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

Conservation photographer Paul Nicklen has spent more than two decades documenting the ice and wildlife in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth — the Arctic and the Antarctic.<p>It's a risky business: Nicklen often finds himself immersed in frigid waters, just a camera's length away from …

Time I

The Photographer Who Shoots Wildlife in European Cities

Bristol, UK-based Sam Hobson is a wildlife photographer with a difference from others: he primarily shoots wildlife that he can find in and around</i> …

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.<p>Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.<p>It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce …

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

President Trump's full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, to be released Tuesday, calls for a $9.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, spending cut to education. The cuts would be spread across K-12 and aid to higher education, according to documents released by the White House.<p>None of this can be …

Higher Education

NIH Study Aims To Unravel The Illness Known As 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'

In July 2012, a science reporter for <i>The Washington Post,</i> Brian Vastag, was in Wisconsin visiting his family when a high fever hit. He became instantly bedridden with flu-like symptoms that never went away.<p>"It didn't feel like anything I'd ever had before. ... The things that distinguished it were …

Pain

Take a peek at the country's most beautiful national monuments

Here's what a national monument looks like<p><i>What's a national monument, and why is the president reviewing them? Find out here.</i><p>Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument<p>The Bureau of Land Management describes Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument as an outdoor laboratory that offers a "unique …

National Parks

10 Unusual Things To Do In Paris

Related: Paris<p>Next time you go to Paris, why not do something a little different. Forget the Eiffel Tower, romantic walks along the Seine and visits …

Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'

As we head into the 100th day of the Trump presidency, NPR Ed has our regular weekly education roundup to keep you in the loop.<p><b>Attorneys General speak out on behalf of student borrowers</b><p>Twenty state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week sent a letter criticizing Education …

Education

How Two Georgia Tech Students Came Up With The Common App For Internships

I deeply sympathize with students looking for internships, especially now that I'm an intern at NPR. Gathering all the materials to apply is usually time-consuming and stressful. Indeed, the folder "Internships Summer 2016" on my laptop contains 23 different cover letters and 23 versions of my …

College & University

10 Hidden Gems of Irish Literature

In Patrick McCabe’s dark phantasmagoria set in early sixties small town Ireland <i>The Butcher Boy</i>, probably the most pitch black Irish “comedy” you’re …

Books

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

São Paulo

6 Hikes That Will Take You Around the World

These trails will take you to destinations you've never seen before.<p>Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail isn’t the only scenic hike worth traveling and trekking …

Hiking

Japanese Street Style: Woodblock Patterns, Colors and Pink Hair

THE LOOK<p>Mark Hartman, 35, a photographer and director from Brooklyn, recently spent three weeks in Japan, chasing a lifelong fascination with the country’s culture. Along the way, he paused to document the idiosyncratic street styles he encountered in Tokyo, Kyoto, Naga and Naoshima, a small island …

Japan

Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

I read it like a memoir. Like autobiography. Which, ideally, is the way it's supposed to be read, I suppose, but is also a dangerous way to let it into your head. The way it will mess with you most fully and inhabit your dreams. <i>The Twenty Days Of Turin</i> is a novel. There's no truth to it at all. But …

Books