Randy Stump

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What It's Like to Be a White Student at a Historically Black College

A white freshman at Atlanta's Morehouse College explains why it was the only school he applied to.<p>America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were founded as safe spaces for black students long excluded from white institutions, and for years, you couldn’t find a single white kid …

College & University

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

Artist, writer, and thinker James Bridle is an interesting fellow. He coined the term New Aesthetic in 2011. Dronestagram was a three-year project …

Camper van owners can find land to park on with Parkmybnb

Never sleep in a Walmart parking lot again<p>Dreaming of open roads, picturesque scenery, and a simplified life, people around the country are ditching their mortgages for vans, campers, and the like. But while Instagram makes #VanLife seem idyllic, in reality it can be hard to find a place to park …

RVs

The only good thing to come out of Bitcoin is this cat

Bitcoin true believers have long promised a blockchain-based revolution, but the only true thing of value to come out of Satoshi's white paper is …

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Watch the Virtual Reality Recreation of the LSD Trip That Inspired the Whole Earth Catalog

In the spring of 1966, Stewart Brand did 100 micrograms of LSD and sat on top of a roof in San Francisco.<p>Perched there, he looked toward a curved …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

5 things I miss about life in Amsterdam

Life in Amsterdam<p>With King’s Day last month, I couldn’t help but get a little bit melancholic about not living in Amsterdam anymore. I moved away …

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

6 Great Places to Move Abroad

Sometimes simply traveling to a new and unique country just won’t cut it. Whether it’s a week, two weeks, a month, or even a year, sometimes a …

This Surprising Costco Newcomer Has Sold 1,000,000 Times in Less Than 60 Days

We're so curious to try it for ourselves.<p>Up until recently, unless you were making your own, veggie burgers were mostly frozen patties made from soy, …

China bans trading in cryptocurrencies, but is now ranking them

The first government in the world to provide ratings on cryptocurrency is one that has banned its people from using it.<p>Today (May 17), the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), a research unit under the country’s industrial ministry, officially launched its monthly ratings index …

Cryptocurrency

What Determines The Price Of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has lost over half its value in less than 6 months. Shortly before Christmas, it was trading at over $19,000; today, it is just $8,299. Unsurprisingly, Bitcoin investors have been predicting meteoritic rises will recommence any day now. But Bitcoin has so far refused to cooperate, staying …

Bitcoin

This Is The Coolest Thing I've Seen In VR

Paloma Dawkins is a cartoon artist who makes video games, and buddy, those video games are wild. She was in New York City the other day, so she came …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

These LSD-Inspired Paintings Are Wild, Man

Don't let that fool you, they're really good!<p>The first time I ever got stoned, I told my college boyfriend that I <i>finally</i> understood The Beatles. Naturally, he laughed his ass off. Unlike most of us plebes, who get a little high and think we're creative geniuses, Vernon O'Meally turns his …

An Indian railway adventure: the pilgrim train from Hyderabad to Tamil Nadu

There would be plenty of time to become best friends because the first stop was Tiruchirapalli, nearly 1,000km away<p>‘Don’t worry, she’s lighter than a feather,” said the man as he tried to pass his aged mother to me – in the train – up from the tracks. She eyed me suspiciously, decided I wasn’t a …

Tamil Nadu

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

Is ethereum a security? The answer could upend the crypto world

Over the past year, ethereum has vaulted in value. The value of the second-largest cryptocurrency in circulation is around $72 billion, challenging bitcoin in the past year. Needless to say, ethereum has established itself as a key pillar of the crypto market.<p>Its position is now under threat, amid …

Cryptocurrency

Air Canada and WestJet offering ‘secret fares’ through Hopper app

Canada’s two largest airlines are using an airfare prediction app to unload some of their seats via “secret fares” at discounts of up to 35 per cent.<p>Air Canada and WestJet are among the first global airlines to make their flights available for the large discounts, starting Wednesday.<p>Montreal-based …

VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

<i>Go Guess (2018)</i> is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you …

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Lisbon from $440 Round-Trip

Fall in Portugal? Sim por favor.<p>Round-trip flights to Lisbon can cost up to $900 in the summer, only dipping to about $700 once shoulder season begins in the fall. But TAP Portugal and United have flights in the low $400s round-trip between September and early December. Departing from Boston, …

The 17 Millionth Bitcoin Is About to Be Mined: What It Means and Why It Matters

Bitcoin's limited supply is about to get a bit more limited.<p>Barring an unforeseen event, the 17 millionth bitcoin is likely to be mined in the coming …

LEGO opens its latest theme park attraction, the 4,100-piece Creator Expert Roller Coaster

<i>Update 4/26 @ 1PM:</i> LEGO has noted that its VIP Members will be able to purchase the new Creator Expert Roller Coaster on May 16th.<p>Following yesterday’s release of an all-new hospital kit, LEGO is debuting yet another new set, this time focused on bringing some joy to your brick-built city. As an …

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

VR World Creation Engine ‘NeosVR’ to Launch Open Beta May 4th

Developer Tomáš ‘Frooxius’ Mariančík, known for his work on the early Oculus experience <i>SightLine</i>, recently announced that <i>NeosVR</i>, the multiuser VR …

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital<p>I’m on a narrowboat in Leiden, nursing a filthy hangover, watching this antique city floating past, when I’m awoken from my daydream by a strange whirring noise above me. The glass roof of the canal boat is rapidly descending, …

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

This'll inspire you to take your relationship with grilled cheese to the next level.<p>Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts …

Cooking

Why You Should Stay in Hostels

I know what you’re thinking. Hostels are dirty and packed with young people, with bare bones service and amenities. I’m here to introduce you to the …