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What Really Happened to Your Taxes While Obama Was President

How much did taxes actually increase?<p>With Donald Trump and the Republicans set to take the reins of government, Washington’s economic priorities are …

President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

London Underground
Coffee

72 Hours in San Francisco

Just so we’re clear, it’s not San Fran or ‘Frisco. It’s San Francisco. Or, if you prefer brevity, then SF works. The city of notorious microclimates …

50 Stunning Hotels You Can Actually Afford

<i>This post was originally published on December 30, 2015.</i><p>Now is the time to say goodbye to hotel FOMO forever. How so? We've come up with a list of …

Bobby Fisher Was a Genius and a Jerk

Days before he was due in Iceland for the world chess championship in 1972, Fischer was still concocting reasons not to go. Brad Darrach captured …

Xerox

Watch Frank Zappa & John Belushi Jam on SNL

Frank Zappa appeared as a musical guest on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> in December 1976, performing several tunes. The most interesting was "Purple Lagoon," …

Frank Zappa

12 Agents More Badass Than Bond

As James Bond shoots, punches and bombs his way through his 24th adventure, "Spectre," he remains the prototype of the no-nonsense agent who can take a beating as well as give it and kill without remorse to accomplish his assignment. He also doesn't always follow orders and frustrates his superiors …

The Upwardly Mobile Barista

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class?
<p>Mary Hamm was in pain, though it was hard to tell. She bustled around the Starbucks, pouring drinks, restocking pastries, and …

College & University

Big Words Can Come in Small Packages

Thousands of terms in the great word hoard of English inevitably fall by the wayside, becoming forgotten or mere curiosities. Some people reflexively call any words not familiar to them "big words."<p>And others of us bristle at hearing what sounds like jargon. We often consider such English as …

“Saturday Night Live’s” edgiest night: The inside story of Richard Pryor’s brilliant evening

Lorne Michaels battled to bring Pryor to “SNL.” That night produced classic bits, and long-simmering racial tension<p>Between 1973 and 1975, Richard Pryor managed the ambiguously impressive feat of sowing different forms of havoc across the three major TV networks. In 1973, while working on Lily …

Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days

The scriptwriter on Hitchcock's last, unfinished film, David Freeman had a front row seat as the aging, pain-wracked director raged against the dying …

A rare look inside Budapest’s Yellow Star Houses

Exploring the buildings that housed Jews for a brief time during the Holocaust offers a window on a tumultuous period.

European Travel

Baking bad: With a growing global population, is using chemicals instead of ingredients the future of cooking?

The postman, Spike, raises an eyebrow.<p>“Another special delivery for you,” he says, handing me a packet of white powder and eyeing my yellow Hazchem …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Sync your iOS Photo Stream with Flickr, Dropbox or anything else

I have at least three apps set to auto-upload my iPhone photos whenever I reach a Wi-Fi connection. That’s three apps running in the background and using bandwidth to send my pictures up to the cloud, and they all run in addition to Apple’s own Photo Stream.<p>There’s nothing really wrong with this …

Apps

Inside The A. Lange & Söhne Academy Training Course

We recently had the opportunity to spent some time with German manufacture A. Lange & Söhne, who allowed us to participate in their two-day Academy …

Watches

Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

Brad’s War

In World War Z, Brad Pitt’s first attempt to build himself an action franchise, he would try to save the world from zombie domination. But amid delays, on-set drama, and rumors that the budget had ballooned above $200 million and that Pitt had clashed with director Marc Forster, Hollywood began to …