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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

24 French Pharmacy Products That People Actually Swear By

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The 10 Best Bedroom Colors According to Interior Designers

Time for a fresh coat!<p>Picking a paint color for your bedroom can feel nearly impossible: It sets the tone for the space that's supposed to best represent you. If you've spent way too much time browsing paint samples and need a little guidance, we sought advice from 10 top interior designers. …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

A stunning tiny house hotel in Oregon provides a low-risk way to try micro-living for less than $150 a night

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in a tiny house, a new resort nestled in the Oregon forest might provide exactly the weekend getaway you're looking for. Welcome to the Tiny House Village.<p>The resort contains five, roughly 200-square-feet homes — each with a distinct personality — …

Kitchen Gadgets

The VICE Guide to Austin

Make Austin weird again. A local's guide to the ATX.<p>Welcome to Austin! We don't know what the fuck is going on either!<p>The "Keep Austin Weird" bumper stickers pretty much only show up on sorority girls' 4Runners now, and a more common one these days is "Welcome to Austin, Please Don't Move Here." …

Texas

40 of the world's best cruise holidays

Cruises are no longer the preserve of affluent pensioners. Now there’s yoga, goth bands, wildlife watching, Star Wars parties and zombies – although not all on the same boat<p><b>BEST FOR ADVENTURE</b><p><b>1 Greenland’s fjords</b><p>Several great cruises have started recently, touring the fjords and ice floes of …

Americans won't tolerate firearm deaths forever

It is really quite simple: Guns are designed for killing. The more guns there are, the more people get killed.<p>That's not just simple logic. It's simple fact.<p>The United States has only 4.5% of the world's population but has 41.5% of its civilian-owned guns. The U.S. has by far the highest gun …

Guns

Anatomy of a Gummy Bear