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The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

Watch A Rare, Hilarious Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

"What everybody is well advised to do is to not write about your own life."<p>In a newly discovered lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut in 1970, the author kicks off his talk with a joke that’d make more sense in a stand up routine:<p>"I left Indianapolis following puberty [...] I learned to walk around …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

It’s been a rough week, so have a video of Colbert and Chance The Rapper recreating the Arthur intro

Congratulations: You’ve now survived the first week of the first Donald Trump presidency. (Just 207 more to go!) And while things have not been …

Stephen Colbert

How to invest for the Age of Trump

Investing for the Age of Trump presents some special considerations for financial advisors.<p>For one, there's the risk of a 3 a.m. Donald Trump tweet that torpedoes one of your favorite stocks.<p>Never before have advisors faced the kind of power the new president can wield over financial markets and …

10 Tips For Traveling With One Backpack

<b>Authored by Andrew McGuire</b><p>Traveling with one backpack is a skill to be learned and perfected. Even the most seasoned travelers fight the urge to over …

Camping

What a Sensory Isolation Tank Taught Me About My Brain

“Take off your clothes, step into the pod and shut the top. And be really careful not to get any of the salt in your eyes.” Those were the instructions I was given recently just before I entered a sensory isolation tank in Seattle. Finally, I would have my chance to see what it would be like to be …

‘The Big Short’ author Michael Lewis says this is where you should put your money

Michael Lewis understandably has some strong feelings about Wall Street. But the best-selling author of the books “Liar’s Poker,” “Flash Boys,” …

Donald Trump

The 12 best podcasts of 2016, according to Apple

This year's list includes Malcolm Gladwell, a retired Navy SEAL, and shows about mystery and murder. In its list, Apple said true-crime shows, politics, and radio dramas were particularly hot in 2016.<p>Here are the top 12 podcasts Apple said were the best in 2016, along with the company's comment:

Anna Faris

The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe and More: Photographs by John Loengard

Louis Armstrong at his neighborhood barbershop in Queens. Louis Armstrong gets a beer and a haircut. New York City, 1965<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John Loengard<p>1 …

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

How Einstein and Edison Solved Problems in Their Sleep

There's a scientific way you can use your half-asleep brain to solve problems.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Eat. Sleep. Solve problems. Repeat. You probably spend a large part of your waking hours tackling …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Watch Mysterious First Look at New Season of ‘Twin Peaks’

It’s been almost 25 years since the last new episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s <i>Twin Peaks</i>, but the iconic murder-mystery series will finally …

Rolling Stone’s Best Photos of 2015

Sam Smith<p>Prince<p>Tinashe<p>Kid Rock<p>February 26th, 2015<p>Imagine Dragons<p>Julian Lennon<p>T-Pain<p>Ringo Starr<p>Frances Bean Cobain<p>Manny Pacquiao<p>Steve Aoki<p>Joan …

Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time — there's one movie that beats 'Star Wars'

So it's a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. For this list, we looked at domestic box-office grosses adjusted for inflation to see what old movies would have made in today's dollars, as calculated by Box Office Mojo. So there's no "Avatar" on this list.<p>The original …

Box Office

Roald Dahl on How Illness Emboldens Creativity: A Moving Letter to His Bedridden Mentor

“I doubt I would have written a line … unless some minor tragedy had sort of twisted my mind out of the normal rut.”<p>My daily rhythms of reading and writing were recently derailed by a temporary but acute illness that stopped, unceremoniously and without apology, the music to which mind and matter …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

Florida's original water parks: the springs

ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK — In the summer of 1539, the conquistador Hernando de Soto and several hundred men lumbered up the Florida peninsula …

21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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Booze as muse: writers and alcohol, from Ernest Hemingway to Patricia Highsmith

Nobel laureates Faulkner, O’Neill, Hemingway and Steinbeck were alcoholics, as were Brendan Behan, Dylan Thomas, Jean Rhys and many more. Anne …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015

James Nachtwey: "The Nepalese mountain people were stoic and accepting when dealing with the destruction of their villa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>James Nachtwey …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

5 Things Smart Business People Never Say

These sayings are extremely common. They're also dangerous.<p>If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

5 Essentials for Outdoor Adventure Seekers

There’s nothing like leaving the busy city lights behind to find your next great adventure. Whether hitting the hiking trails at a nearby park or cycling through the countryside, a healthy dose of wanderlust is good for the soul. From lightweight, packable jackets—like the versatile ThermoBall by …

The book that inspired Aziz Ansari's 'Master of None' shows how having too many options is screwing us up

1/<p>Whenever you choose one thing, you're also choosing not to do other things that could be just as good.<p>Spencer Platt / Getty Images<p>One of the …

10 time-management tips from Ernest Hemingway

<i>"Never sit a table when you can stand at the bar."</i><p>Standing keeps you in a state of readiness—to make connections, observations, or even a hasty retreat, should one be necessary.<p><i>"Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love."</i><p>Whether choosing travel companions or colleagues, surround yourself …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …