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26 Literary Landmarks In America To Visit Before You Die

Literary landmarks abound from sea to shining sea.<p>From museums and historic homes to out-of-the-way bookstores and bars, your literary-themed summer roadtrip just got easier to plan.<p>Retrace Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in the town that provided the setting for the classic tale, …

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

<b>We'll have what they're having.</b><p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)</i><p>There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa …

Nutrition

California: Blue State, Boom State

In January, it was widely reported that California had become the world's seventh largest economy. Among the top ten economies the Golden State (with an estimated 2013 GDP of $2.20 trillion) surpassed Brazil, Italy, and Russia and trailed only the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, France, and the United …

California

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

Letterpress

One Drop Of Blood Can Reveal Almost Every Virus A Person Has Ever Had — NOVA Next

A single drop of blood may contain nearly all the information you need to know about a person’s viral past.<p>The new experimental test, called VirScan, …

Chronic Disease

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Space Travel

America is running out of soil

Roman historian Marcus Cato was a politician, writer, and soldier. He wrote seven volumes on the history of the republic, led Roman armies, and lent …

Farming

Eaarth

• <b>Author:</b> Bill McKibben<p><b>"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." —Barbara Kingsolver</b><p>Twenty years ago, with <i>The End of Nature</i>, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went …

11 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Hurting the Planet

From composting to opting to ride our bikes to work, this planet is our home and we’ve got to treat it kindly. We try to do our part every day, but considering that we’re on the tail end of Earth Month (and <i>especially</i> if you missed Earth Day yesterday!), we thought we’d take it one step further and …

World Wildlife Fund

When He Tweeted This Picture Of Oysters, He Probably Wasn't Expecting This Sort Of Response

People were like, <i>Whaaaaa...</i><p>Some were thinking, <i>What sort of wizardry IS THIS!?</i><p>Others were kinda grossed out.<p>But Steve was there with some pearls of …

Oysters

34 Clean Eating Recipes That Are Perfect For Spring

It's easy to eat healthy when all the pretty green vegetables are in season.

Healthy Eating

Here are all the pretentious literary references “Archer” has ever made

Sterling Archer of FX’s “Archer” is practically a walking AP Literature text book<p>Sterling Archer of FX's "Archer" is practically a walking AP Literature text book. As the world's most well-read secret-service agent, he knows the texts of "Animal Farm" and "Of Mice and Men" -- even the works of …

Literature

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

Self-help

The 30 most popular Vine stars in the world

We collected and ranked the most popular Vine stars in the world based on their number of followers. Most are comedians, while others are musicians or actors.<p>These Vine users have risen from relative obscurity, and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV …

YouTube

41 Paleo Breakfasts That Aren't Eggs

Sneaking in a nutritious breakfast can be hard for just about anyone. And for those sticking to a Paleo diet, the morning meal might seem even more …

Healthy Eating

Plug and Play with DNA Constructs

DNA production is becoming cheaper than ever, propelled down a Moore’s law curve by maturing technologies and cheaper reagents. This new biosynthetic …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around the World

Every culture has its comfort foods--the dishes that do more than just fill your stomach. They play on your senses and remind you of your home and your traditions. So let's take a little culinary journey, shall we? Here's what comfort food looks like around the world.<p><b>Canada: Poutine</b><p>The Canadian …

Cooking

Top 10 Benefits of a Pegan Diet

The government is trying to take a step in the right direction, its finally clear that the situation is dire, the health of the American people is in …

12 Archaeological Finds That Don't Look Like They're From Earth

5. The Mount Owen Moa.<p>flickr | ryanfb<p>Advertisement<p>In the 1980s a group of researchers descended into the caves of Mount Owen in New Zealand. While …

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

Alzheimer's Disease Research

(For the latest research, check out these <b>New Clues That Alzheimer’s May Be in Your Future</b>.)<p>“As someone that’s always been into health and nutrition, I was at once traumatized by the whole experience but felt instantly mobilized to use my penchant for understanding science to dig into the research,” …

With Oil Prices Plunging, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Dumped Exxon Stake

With energy prices plummeting in the fourth quarter of 2014, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway took its leave of one of the world’s biggest oil producers, selling its stake in Exxon Mobil.<p>Berkshire sold a 41 million share stake in Exxon during the October-December period, according to an SEC …

Oil & Gas Industry