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90s Bands: 10 Forgotten Greats Worth Rediscovering

Ah, <b>the 90s</b>, a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts and the most left-field indie acts were courted by the majors. In some …

Universal Music

Search And Destroy: 11 Rare Singles From Great Lost Punks

Longevity barely registered in punk’s original manifesto. Genre firebrands <b>Sex Pistols</b> notoriously declared “we’re not into music, we’re into chaos”, …

Heating Up: 20 Hot New Thrillers to Read This Spring

Philip Kerr<p>Philip Kerr’s bestselling Bernie Gunther series continues with <i>Greeks Bearing Gifts</i>. In this latest installment, readers find Gunther in 1956 Munich, operating under the alias “Christoph Ganz.” He’s hit a bit of a dead end in his career but finds his life reinvigorated when he takes a job …

Books

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

General Hospital

How The Sound Of Country Music Changed

Evolution follows a familiar pattern in plenty of popular music genres. Fearless newcomers or agile established stars with credibility to burn veer from the dominant aesthetic, adopting approaches to music-making that come off as savvy correctives to what everyone's used to hearing. And if what …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

10 of the Best STEM Gifts for Kids in 2017

<i>This article features affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase, Curiosity will get a share of the sales, which helps fund the work that we</i> …

Compact Planetary System An 'Amazing New Laboratory'

Surely this is one of the most congested spots in space.<p>About 232 trillion miles from Earth, a tiny star—TRAPPIST-1a—clinches seven cramped worlds.<p>The innermost planet—TRAPPIST-1b—orbits in only a day-and-a-half. The furthermost planet—TRAPPIST-1h—is only six million miles out.<p>Says Lisa …

16 Best Colognes for Every Type of Guy

No matter your wallet size<p>On the list of classic and well-received gifts, colognes rank pretty high. Regardless of the recipient's interests, everyone likes to smell good. Or maybe you're restocking for yourself and want to change things up a bit. Either way, there's something out there to suite …

Beauty

The Best Fitness Gear Of 2017

We tested the latest shoes, watches, T-shirts, sunglasses, and more. Here’s what’s worth buying<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>The buzzword in fitness gear this year is specialization. Upstart brands are engineering new kinds of …

Shopping

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Alleviate some holiday stress by prepping your Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres ahead of time. By the time your guests arrive for dinner, all you'll have …

Ten female artists you should know about

In honour of the late art historian Linda Nochlin, we’ve put together a list of 10 women artists from around the world that should be on your radar.<p>“In the field of art history,” wrote academic Linda Nochlin in 1971, “the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as <i>the</i> viewpoint of the …

Art

The History of Five Uniquely American Sandwiches

Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or toasted? Mayo or mustard? White or …

Last-Minute Trips to Catch the Fall Foliage

An Indian summer on both coasts has kept leaves on the trees later than usual, and since the possibility of foliage-ending snow is never far from our …

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Travel

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account Reinhold Niebuhr? Here’s what we know.

<i>A version of this story was first published Oct. 24.</i><p>Former FBI chief James B. Comey has changed his Twitter name from theologian Reinhold Niebuhr to his own name and changed his Twitter handle from @FormerBu to @Comey.<p>Comey ended a months-long Twitter tease Oct. 24 when he confirmed that he is the …

Donald Trump

23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

Here's what the world looked like in color, over 100 years ago.<p>In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière made history by transforming the monochromatic world of photography into vibrant color with their new invention, the Autochrome Lumière.<p>In the years before this invention, color was usually …

GOP pushes 2 top Cabinet picks through to full Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

The Best Fitness Apps for Home Workouts

This post has been updated to reflect our selections for 2016. For our 2015 suggestions, see here. For our 2014 suggestions, see here. And, for a …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

10 best ski towns to visit this winter

Where to ski and where to stay in 2017-2018<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 but has been updated with new towns and the latest information for this winter.</i><p>Each winter, skiers and snowboarders are faced with the same dilemma: Where should they ski this year? For the …

Skiing

Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question (2016)

Food and relationships still matter.<p><i>This column is now a tradition. Many of the questions are real.</i><p><b>Are green beans still good for you if they’re smothered in cream-of-mushroom soup and fried onions?</b><p>Any dish that contains green beans is healthy. I was once at a county fair where they were selling …

Cooking

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …

Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Marijuana Card Holders

A federal ban on the sale of guns to holders of medical marijuana cards doesn't violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who said she tried to …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …