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A Look at the Holidays in Detroit

Detroit is so often only represented as empty buildings and desolate areas that I wanted to share some of the beautiful holiday sights here in downtown right now.<p>There is an ice rink in Campus Martius.<p>The DTE Holiday Tree, a 60-foot tall Michigan-grown Norway Spruce, is lit.<p>The "Menorah in the D" …

Astronauts on the International Space Station Can Now Enjoy Espresso

If the only thing keeping you from joining the space program was a lack of decent coffee outside Earth’s orbit, you no longer have that excuse.<p>This …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books

39 Classic Books Every Modern Gentleman Should Read

The only way to do that, to learn how to make sense of the world with your mind, is to consider a lot of different thoughts. By and large, the best of those thoughts can be found in books that have stood the test of time.<p>We have compiled a list of classics that can teach you how to think — about …

Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup founders are constantly looking for the best innovations and research to advance their businesses.<p>When it comes to finding bright talent and some of the best technologies, startup owners might have to start looking overseas for …

This Smart Skin-Scanning App Could Save Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can do a lot of amazing things with a smartphone. Fetch a cab. Deposit a check. Identify a leaf (watch out for poison ivy!). Find love. Now you can do something with your trusty handset that isn’t just cool, it could save your life: …

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

When it comes to travel, the list of things you "absolutely must have" gets longer and longer with each passing year. My wife and I are in the middle of a year+ trip, and had we done this in the 80s, we would have packed some clothes, a world atlas, a 35mm camera, a Swiss Army knife, and a few …

The 18 Most Innovative Cities On Earth

Cities might be humanity's greatest invention — if you listen to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, author of "Triumph of the City."<p>"So much of what humankind has achieved over the past three millennia has come out of the remarkable collaborative creations that come out of cities," he said in an …

Isola Tiberina Is The Most Magical Ancient Island You'll Ever Visit

Did you know there was an island right in the middle of Rome? It has <i>quite</i> an enchanting history.<p>Legends abound regarding Isola Tiberina's origins -- the most common one holds that the ancient Romans summoned it into existence when they threw the crops of their evil ruler, Tarquin the Proud, into …

5 Reasons to Get Off Your Butt at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When an entrepreneur is burning the candle at both ends to launch a startup, sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and stress might be the three things of highest concern as far as personal health. But there’s a silent threat lurking on the …

Fixed, An App That Just Raised $1.2 Million, Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks. Hegarty knew how to contest tickets, but he realized that his friends didn't and often just paid the fine.<p>"I'm a stickler for protesting all my parking tickets," he told Business …

Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with our community manager in the Netherlands, and sending an email …

The "horns" of Torres del Paine National Park rise violently out of the pampas and stretch up to the sky. Photo by @magnumji http://instagram.com/p/q9SFQwIMYP/

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

Archaeology

The Ernest Hemingway Cocktail You’ve Never Heard Of

The best way to celebrate Ernest Hemingway's birthday is with a cocktail.<p>Ernest Hemingway came into this world 115 years ago today, beginning a …

William Louis Sonntag, N.A. (1822-1898), American          

William Louis Sonntag, N.A. (1822-1898), American<p><i>Italian Landscape with Classical Ruins</i>, 19th century<p>Oil on canvas<p>La Salle University Art Museum

A hidden alley in Trastevere, Rome just around the corner from the bustling Piazza Santa Maria. Photo by @jcampbell167 http://instagram.com/p/qrngIfoMWd/

11 Photos That Prove Fog Isn't A Ruiner

Everyone hopes for a sunny summer, but sometimes there's nothing better than a little cloud cover.<p>Not all of us are lucky enough to have Karl the Fog for occasional coverage like they do in San Francisco, but here are some cities shrouded in fog that look pretty darn beautiful themselves!<p><b>1. The sun</b> …

Unbelievable Pictures Of Wildlife From The BBC's Photographer Of The Year Competition

There are 50 images in the new category that were pre-selected by a jury from over 41,000 entries. The five photos with the most votes in this category, along with other winners from the competition, will be announced later this year at an awards ceremony.<p>Take a look at some of our favorite images …

Floyd Mayweather on UFC's Ronda Rousey: 'I don't even know who he is'

The UFC female bantamweight champ has said she could take Mayweather in a fight.<p>Back in March, Ronda Rousey indicated she would have a shot against …

Boxing

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

Young adults 'bearing brunt of recession', says leading thinktank

Britain's young workers have suffered above average falls in pay, have found it harder to find a job, and in many cases have been forced to stay living with their parents, according to a leading thinktank that conducted research into official figures from 2008.<p>The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) …

The Portable Beer Tap

Crowdsourced beer dispenser gives you access to any brew ever made, fresh on your kitchen counter—and maybe even beyond<p>Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, …

Portable

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Cancer

Coffee drinkers beware: Those beans may be older than you think

Coffee drinkers beware: Your blend may be older than you think.<p>Coffee-bean stockpiles are getting older, on average, which may not be good for you in …

Harry Potter is back in new J.K. Rowling story

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray.<p>J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new …

Ireland Does 'Most Good' Among Countries (U.S. Not So Much)

We've seen "good" hotels and "good" airports, but what about destinations with a "good" conscience?<p>The new Good Country Index aims to "measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race." Nations were ranked in seven categories, from "culture" to "planet and …

40% of unemployed workers are millennials

The jobs market is improving, according to government data released Thursday, but millennials are still left out in the cold. They’re suffering more …