Sal T Tripodi

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The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

TV

How 2017 Became The Greatest Year For Superhero Movies Of All Time

With five weeks left until the New Year, 2017 has been quite a mixed bag for films. Some major box office records were set, while some major brands suffered setbacks. In the superhero genre, there was growing concern about whether a year sporting six comic book inspired releases would cause market …

Marvel Universe

6 Of Our Favorite Recipes That Just Happen to Be Vegetarian

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

David Letterman's final Top Ten List was a star-studded affair

David Letterman’s final Top Ten List featured more star wattage than an awards show. For the final <i>Late Show</i>, Letterman enlisted 10 celebrity friends …

Comedy

Photos: The forgotten children of Chon Thanh, Vietnam, found 46 years later

Most stories told by Americans about the Vietnam War conclude with the fall of Saigon, 40 years ago today. This one keeps going.<p>Bob Shirley was 23 when he snapped a few shots of children in Chon Thanh, Vietnam, in 1969, and then put his camera away. “I put the pictures in a box and forgot about …

Vietnam

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

In a room above a mosque, teen girls code their way to a brighter future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every week in the heart of Nima, a slum in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, families congregate at a local mosque. When the time comes, young girls say goodbye to their loved ones and part ways, filing up concrete steps leading up to the floor above.<p>There, inside a large room dotted with …

Nonprofits

You’re Not Fooling Anyone With Your Pretend Laughter

Why do we laugh? The obvious answer is because something is funny. But if we look closer at when and how laughter occurs in ordinary social …

Santa Cruz

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Rocky Mountains

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction

Should a woman’s own 55-year-old mother bear the woman’s (gulp) triplets? Well, it’s happening. Where should society draw the lines here?<p>Welcome to …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …

The Cool Accidental Typography Of Satellite Imagery

Most typefaces are purposefully designed. Not this one. Aerial Bold is a typeface of topography, made up entirely of the accidental letters found in satellite images: buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes that just happen to resemble our ABCs.<p>Created by MIT alumni Joey Lee and Benedikt Groß, …

Typography

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water

There are essentially two elements—calcium and magnesium—in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique.<p>Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other minerals also happen to be ideal for baking crispy-on-outside-chewy-on-the-inside New York-style …

Water

Here Are Four States That Have Tried To Make It Harder To Have An Abortion In The Past Month

That push has stirred some controversy over the past month, especially, as four states have moved to restrict abortion amid intense protests from pro-choice groups.<p>Texas is the state that has garnered the most attention, after State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) participated in a marathon …

Social Security Administration Is Now Accepting Married Gay Couples' Claims

"We are taking claims now from individuals who believe they may be eligible for Social Security benefits," spokesman says.<p>WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration has begun taking claims from married same-sex couples who believe they are eligible for benefits, although the administration …

Read The New Justice Department Guidelines For Snooping On Reporters

Eric Holder's report comes after criticisms over the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records. Update: The White House applauds Holder's report, signals a move away from criminal investigations of leakers.

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Gays And Lesbians Turn Fight To Workplace Discrimination Ban

With new momentum for same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court, gays and lesbians are hoping for progress in another sphere: the workplace. In more than half the country, it's still legal to fire people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.<p>On Wednesday, Senate lawmakers will once …

House Democrats: Path to Citizenship or Bust

House Democrats made it clear on Tuesday that they won't support any major immigration overhaul that does not include a pathway to citizenship.<p>Party …

10 Red State Vs. Blue State Marriage Equality Ruling Covers

How outlets in the most Republican and Democratic states covered the Supreme Court's rulings last week on DOMA and Prop 8.<p>From pages via the Newsuem.

The North Carolina Senate Is Considering A Restrictive Abortion Bill

The bill began as a ban on Sharia law, and was amended in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. "It seems to me that they’re trying to pass under cover of darkness legislation that would not otherwise be passed. They’re trying to pull a Texas," a pro-abortion rights advocate said earlier today …