Laura Anderson

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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

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The Earth's Oceans Have Never Been Higher

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The story of climate change is largely a story about what's happening to the ocean. Most of the …

10 Foodie Adventures You Need To Take This Lifetime

Culinary tourism is one of the best ways to dig in and experience a foreign culture. From learning to cook dumplings in Shanghai, to tapas tours of Madrid, focusing on food allows travelers to connect with locals, try new flavors and expand their cooking repertoire.<p>Here are 10 foodie-centric tours …

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5 ways fundamentalists misinterpret the Bible

Christian extremists choose to read the good book literally — unless it supports crazy ideas like environmentalism<p>Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e. the earth was created in seven literal days) reading of the Bible was …

401(k)s are a sham

Duped by a DIY retirement dream, the elderly now face staggeringly low living standards<p>“For retirement, the answer is 4-0-1-k,” proclaimed Tyler Mathisen, then editor of Money magazine in 1996. “I feel sure that someday, like a financial Little-Engine-That-Could, it will pull me over the …

Red Bull Accelerates Music Startups With Red Bull Amplifier

With its new accelerator, Red Bull Amplifier, the brand looks to connect promising music startups with a musically inclined audience.<p>Amid the growing array of brands now eager to prove their value in consumers’ lives by positioning themselves as “enablers,” Red Bull, with its advertising promise …

Kickstarting: Molly Crabapple Versus The Establishment

On the eve of her new show about the world’s financial collapse, Molly Crabapple talks about the modern artist’s hustle.<p>“There’s this idea that it’s great to be a poor artist,” Molly Crabapple tells Co.Create from her Manhattan loft. “It’s bullshit.”<p>The whole starving artist thing–that you don’t …

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How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

3 reasons GOP wants to keep unemployment high

Above all else, Republicans need Americans economically fearful — and susceptible to regressive lies<p>Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say “no" to every idea for boosting it — even last week’s almost absurdly modest proposal by President Obama to …

The Fastest Way to Get Back in Shape After Not Working Out for Three Months

You heard about the interval workouts that helped your friend lose her baby weight before she finished maternity leave and the high-intensity DVDs …

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Get Unstuck: The 4 Keys to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut

Exercise slumps, relationship ruts, and overall mental funks happen to the best of us. But while getting stuck is inevitable, staying there isn't. …

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