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Costco is selling more cars than ever before by offering one key perk

Costco's car business is thriving thanks to a perk that sets it apart from the competition.<p>On Tuesday, Costco announced that its auto program sold more than 520,000 vehicles in 2017. That's a 6% increase over 2016 sales figures, during a year when total sales dropped across the wider auto …

Costco

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new educational mode is a violence-free tour through ancient Egypt

Available today as a free download<p>My favorite part of an <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> game isn’t the epic story, or the thrill of running across the rooftops of a huge, bustling city. It’s definitely not all of the neck stabbing. Instead, the moments that really stick with me are the quieter ones, where I have …

Ancient History

Meet Hercules, One of America’s Early Celebrity Chefs

Heralded for his food, the enslaved cook headed the first presidential kitchen.<p>After a long day in president George Washington’s executive kitchen, …

Mount Vernon

2019 Volvo V60

Swedish automakers Volvo have finally unveiled the new Volvo V60, and boy does it look good. The handsome midsized wagon is built on the same …

Android Auto

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the work …

Humanity

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that …

Education

Dad Builds Kid Awesome Star Wars AT-ST High Chair - Technabob

Man, kids get all of the cool stuff. Check out this amazing AT-ST high chair that Matthew Regonini from Never Not Making built for his kid. I really …

Lego

Five surprising things DNA has revealed about our ancestors

Researchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man”, one of Britain’s oldest skeletons, to unveil what the first inhabitants of what …

Anthropology

Ancient Skeleton Reveals 'Extinct' Caribbean Islanders Were Never Really Wiped Out

Their legacy lives on!<p>They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonised their land took almost everything away from them.<p>A half-century …

Anthropology

The Other Black Wall Streets

On June 1, 1921, white rioters looted and burned the all-black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Okla., known as Black Wall Street. Angry at the …

Black History

J. Edgar Hoover’s war on black artists

For five decades, the U.S. government systematically spied on black artists. Ironically, in some cases they inadvertently helped amplify their voices.<p>…

Literature

Snowfeet

Snowfeet are now so successful they’ve created a brand new sport that bears their name. These special and cool attachments were designed to replace …

Skiing

No one knows why these bees build incredible spiraling hives

Caution: after what you are about to see, you may never be satisfied with run-of-the-mill beehives again. These design-savvy bees weren’t content to …

Ecology

Court Rules Alabama Town's School Segregation Too Racist ... Even For Alabama

A federal appeals court struck down a lower court ruling on Tuesday that allowed an Alabama town to essentially segregate its schools, finding that …

Whitney Houston

How the the Black Panthers helped jumpstart free breakfast programs for kids

Their reputation as radicals made the effort a target of the federal government<p>“Here are the children, tomorrow’s adults,” begins the booming …

Black History

'Maus' cartoonist Art Spiegelman turns 70

He was the first cartoonist ever to win a Pulitzer Prize – for a Holocaust survivor story, the world-renowned comic "Maus." The celebrated graphic …

Typography

Proposed Amelia Earhart Lego set could fly into stores

Inspired by the bestselling kids book "I am Amelia Earhart" by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, this Lego set consists of the iconic pilot and her biplane.<p>If any historical figure deserves her own Lego set, it's the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart. She completed her cross-Atlantic trip in 1932, …

Lego

Report: People of Color Significantly Less Likely to Receive Home Loans in 61 U.S. Cities

On Thursday, Reveal News published a report independently verified by the Associated Press, which found that people of color, especially black and …

Race & Ethnicity

A Photographer Explores Color in Micronesia With People Who Can’t See It

Photo by Sanne De Wilde<p>Pingelap, an atoll in Micronesia, shot in infrared<p>A new photo book explores the meaning of color among a unique population on …

Micronesia

Unlocking Croatia’s Secret to Slow Living

Photo by Kevin Faingnaert<p>The crowded Banje Bach in Dubrovnik<p>To truly immerse yourself in Croatia’s most famous city, slow down, sink in, and stay in …

European Travel

Eating an African Heritage Diet: What It Is and How to Do It

Here’s how changing your diet could alter your life, by looking to the past.<p>The first week of February marks African Heritage and Health Week, …

Nutrition

Black woman who helped create the GPS finally gets some recognition

Inspired by the re-telling of her sorority sister’s engineering success in the now classic film “Hidden Figures”, a Virginia woman named Gladys West …

Black History

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a Judaean man created for a BBC documentary, <i>Son of God</i>, in 2001. This was based on an ancient skull and, using the latest technology (as it was), shows …

Theology

This Etched Leather Moleskine Cover Is a Keeper

Courtesy of Tactile Craftworks / The Grommet<p>Tactile Craftworks’s leather notebook covers feature city maps from the early part of the 19th …

New Orleans

Brought to Mexico in chains, Gaspar Yanga and his followers staged a bloody rebellion

His story is as dramatic as Nat Turner’s, but where’s the recognition?<p><b>Not keeping up</b> <b>with technology</b> is an excellent path to becoming a slave. Happens …

Black History

The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism

Black history month is too often focused on black men<p>Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.<p>This is true …

Black History

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

Creative Writing

Photos: To avoid extermination, Native Americans were forced to assimilate

In the 1890s it was considered progressive to “kill the Indian in him, and save the man”<p>“Assimilate or die.” That was the gist of it. As the 19th …

Indigenous Peoples

RadMini Electric Folding Fat Bike

Rad Power Bikes have completely redesigned their popular electric fat bike for 2018. The RadMini is a rugged electric fat bike that folds away for …

Off-roading