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23 Camping Desserts: The Ultimate Collection for campers

Just because you are camping, doesn’t mean you have have to deprive yourself of the finer things in life.<p>Like dessert.<p>To tempt your tastebuds and …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

When Bad Wealth Management Happens To Good People

<i>Nucky Thompson: First rule of politics, kiddo: Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.</i><p><i>Jimmy Darmody: You can’t be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore. . . Nucky, all I want is an opportunity.</i><p><i>Nucky: This is America, ain’t it?*</i><p>Fans of the HBO series <i>Boardwalk Empire</i>, will remember when …

National Geographic Magazine

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John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

RVs

Best and Worst Buys at Trader Joe’s

There are plenty of good deals to be had at this low-priced grocery chain, but not everything is a bargain.<p>There are plenty of reasons the …

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

'Creating Global Opportunities' recounts rise of shipping firm Maersk

A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world.<p>It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies to have a truly international supply chain.<p>As …

Shipping

Isla Vista shooting suspect feared police visit would foil attack

Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials said they had several interactions with the suspect in Friday's Isla Vista deadly rampage but that none of them prompted suspicion. Authorities allege the suspect killed six people Friday night near UC Santa Barbara.<p>Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown …

Crime

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

TV

Top 5 Yamaha SR400

It’s one thing to talk about the ‘enduring appeal’ of a motorcycle. It’s quite another for that appeal to translate into solid showroom sales, year after year.<p>There are a handful of bikes that have stayed in production for decades, essentially unchanged—Royal Enfields and Urals spring to mind. But …

Motorcycles

Traveling to Toronto On a Budget

Street art in Kensington Market | Photo credit: Y"amal on Flickr<p>Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to stay in crowded hostels crowded with college kids or live on a diet of macaroni hot dogs. Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing the travel experience. Inexpensive trips can be …

Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse

In 1887, two years after she launched her career with a response to a patronizing chauvinist and two years before she raced around the world in a quest to outpace Jules Verne’s fictional eighty-day itinerary, pioneering Victorian journalist <b>Nellie Bly</b> (May 5, 1864–January 27, 1922) pulled off one of …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

How to buy auto parts without getting screwed

Be a smarter parts shopper.<p>Car owners who call dealerships are often shocked when they learn the cost of replacement parts.<p>A trim piece that costs maybe $5 to make could carry a 5000% premium at the retail counter. Some parts are priced to the moon simply because many consumers don't know any …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Hung Up

Amanda Knox, what really happened: Writing toward the actual story

Looking for the truth? Try fiction. A novel about the lurid case might have more perspective than Italian courts<p>For the last three years, I’ve been working on a novel loosely inspired by the final weeks of Meredith Kercher’s life. If you don’t recognize that name, you probably know that of Amanda …