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The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

Dear Once Upon a Time: Please Stop With the Magical Rape

<i>Once Upon a Time</i> is, for the most part, a pretty harmless show. It’s about a group of fairytale characters who are taken away from the Enchanted …

The 25 Best TV Shows of Fall 2017

Here's everything to binge for the rest of the year.<p>From superheroes to alternate realities to anime, we’re living in a time where what was once …

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.<p>Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as …

Self-help

Buy Or Sell? Week 1 Fantasy Football Breakout Stars

This was one of the weirdest opening fantasy football weekends I can remember.<p>Not only did Alex Smith destroy Tom Brady on opening night, but the Jaguars and Rams defenses were two of the best fantasy plays of the entire weekend.<p>The Jaguars and the Rams!<p>Meanwhile, top picks Le’Veon Bell, David …

Fantasy Football

This Gorgeous Game of Thrones Fan Video Compiles Seven Seasons of Hints About Jon Snow's Lineage

<i>Game of Thrones</i> hit us with a (relatively expected) whammy in the season finale, finally revealing the full truth about Jon Snow’s parentage. …

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

How to Prep for Totality with New Eclipse Safari Mobile App

The Great American Solar Eclipse is only a month away! The last time a total solar eclipse crossed from one coast to the other of the continental …

Astronomy

Watch a Rare Video of Nirvana Rocking Out at Radio Shack in 1988

Before Nirvana hit it big, the band gave a rousing performance at their local Radio Shack. In 1988, the band played a set at the electronics store's …

20 Years of Nonstop Mars Coverage: NASA Red Planet Efforts Detailed (Video)

The agency's robotic emissaries have been studying the Red Planet nonstop since July 4, 1997, when the Pathfinder mission touched down. The landing …

A Familiar Scifi Set-Up Gets a Killer Twist in Short Film They Will All Die in Space

A space ship filled with humans slumbering in cryogenic chambers encounters catastrophic troubles in deep space. We’ve all seen that in movies …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Gardening

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Leadership

See our solar system like you've never seen it before

Book Excerpt: Otherworlds<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson.</i><p><i>Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top right of each image to enlarge.</i><p><i>Excerpted from Otherworlds by Michael Benson, published by Abrams</i> …

Astronomy

The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016: Maths, Physics, Chemistry

This list of fabulous science reads will inspire you to stay strong in your resolution to read (more) books this year<p>Are you still working on your New Year’s Eve resolutions? Especially that resolution where you pledged to read (more) books this year? I certainly hope so!<p>This is the last of my best …

Books

How to Disagree With Your Coworkers Without Getting Into an Argument

Your coworker complains that your loud phone calls are distracting him, and you fire back that he’s always late to meetings. Or you try to tell your …

Things Bones McCoy Is Not, Ranked

Leonard McCoy is famous for many things. Mostly announcing that someone is dead and insulting Spock in ways that seem awfully xenophobic for <i>Star …

Watch Rare 'Star Trek' Home Movies

Billy Blackburn was a frequent background actor on the original <i>Star Trek</i> series. He played tons of parts, from the Gorn captain to Lieutenant …