Maggie Chen

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Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

National Parks

Why content marketing isn’t SEO – and why SEO isn’t just content

It seems like it's getting harder to find people willing to talk about the virtues of good, solid search engine optimisation; the core technical …

Marketing

It’s time for the Moneyball of destination marketing

Destination marketers are rising up. Or as some of them put it: geeking up.<p>They’re daring to bypass their ad agencies and parse big data to figure …

Marketing

These 9 Companies Offer 100% Healthcare Coverage

Full employer-covered insurance plans seem like a relic from long ago. Even with the Affordable Care Act, more and more of the U.S. workforce is …

Health Care

Do Startups Need Customer Relationship Management (CRM)?

The product has been built. The domain name has been purchased. The app is under construction. Sales have started coming in. People have started …

5 Steps to a Better Morning Routine

Routines are described as sets of behaviors that are regularly repeated, usually in the same time and place. They're steeped in habit, vigorously reiterated throughout the course of our lives. Most of our routines have been part of our daily rituals for years, if not decades.<p>The quality of our …

If Asian Americans saw white Americans the way white Americans see black Americans

White Americans often use Asian Americans as examples of the “model minority,” a reference to the perception that they are high achievers relative to other American ethnic groups.<p>Anil Dash, an Indian American and co-founder of social media analytics company ThinkUp, put out a series of tweets …

Demographics

Taste test: 29 hot sauce bottles, ranked

We've put ourselves through a fair number of taste tests to find you the best of the best. There was that time we filled a room with 264 donuts to …

Spiralized Potato Breakfast Pie with Avocado and Fried Eggs

Apparently I’m on a potato and fried egg kick. Can you blame me?People often ask me, “How do yoy come up with so many spiralized recipes? Is it hard? …

Eggs

This Comedian Created Hysterical "Yelp" Reviews of Newborn Babies

"Tons of hidden costs and fees. If I could give it zero stars I would."<p>Nowadays, there seems to be a forum of online reviews for virtually everything, except for what is arguably the biggest "purchase" of your life: your baby. That's why Raquel DApice, writer of the The Ugly Volvoand co-founder of …

Pregnancy

Tropical Mango Spring Rolls with Avocado-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

This post is brought to you by Dark Horse Wine.Finally! My friends and I resurrected our long-lost girls’ night last week. It was glorious. We have a …

Mango

My Startup Failed

<i>This post was originally published on my Medium blog.</i><p><i>“Hi, I’m Jason from Critica.</i>” That is how I introduced myself for the past year and a half. My …

Motivation

FitCoin: A New Cryptocurrency You Earn by Working Out

Last year, we saw cryptocurrencies break into mainstream news media with the launch of the ‘Coinye West‘ Bitcoin. The currency, originally slated for release in January last year, was shuttered after the Kanye West decided it was a copyright infringement to have his face on the promotional material …

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

<i>By Jason Larkins, Contributor</i><p>There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get started, but the reality is there are investments that allow you to start with as little as a $10 per month contribution, or a one-time deposit of $25.<p>While saving for a comfortable …

Investing

10 Camping Essentials Under $10 Each

Camping is a fun pastime for the entire family and a great way to spend time outside. Of course, buying gear can quickly get expensive. To help you …

15 ridiculously adventurous things to do on your travels (and where to do them)

THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME TRAVELERS don’t look out over an ocean or a mountain range and think to themselves, “Oh, that’s nice. Well, time to head …

The 50 Most Innovative Companies In The World

That designation comes care of Boston Consulting Group, the elite consultancy.<p>Since last year's list, Google climbed over Samsung to take the second spot, sliding the South Korean manufacturer into third.<p>Three companies vaulted into the top 50: The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi landed at No. 37, …

Boston Consulting Group

There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment

The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to their cells for 14 months.<p>Governmental …

United States

12 Totally Useless Travel Gadgets

<i>By Elina Bolokhova for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Never know what to buy the savvy traveler in your life? Or maybe you're heading out on the road yourself and need one more useless travel gadget to stuff into your already over-packed suitcase? Here's a list of 12 travel items that are certain to make someone's …

Air Purifiers

10 cities running out of water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of Bakersfield, Calif., has been in a state of exceptional …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Breakfast

The war in Gaza as seen from space: Astronaut shares wrenching photo

German astronaut Alexander Gerst would like you get a fresh perspective on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — one from 250 miles up, to be exact.<p>Gerst, deployed on the International Space Station, took a startling nighttime picture from his perch in orbit of the …

The 50 Best Celebrity Bob & Lob Haircuts

The timeless cut can be styled so many different ways.<p>Lobs and bobs are short, sophisticated, and surprisingly low maintenance. Click through our favorite short hair inspirations from timeless (Katie Holmes, Miranda Kerr) and elegant (Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lopez) to cool and edgy (Selena …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed …