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Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Excursion one-day-only train ride through the Great Smoky …

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

Magnificent white humpback whale filmed off coast of Australia (video)

<b>One of only a few white whales known to the world, watch this gorgeous creature as he swims near Sydney on his way to Antarctica.</b><p>Call me Ishmael? …

7 New Thrillers You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

1<p><i>Fierce Kingdom</i>, by Gin Phillips<p>As Joan and her four-year-old son are leaving the zoo, they witness a mass shooting at the exit and realize the …

The 25 Must-Read Books Hitting Bookshelves This Fall

If there's one thing we can say for sure, it's that Summer always comes to an end way too quickly. The good news, though, is that along with leather jackets and knee-high boots come some of the most highly anticipated books of the year. From Jennifer Egan to Matthew Weiner (yes, <i>that</i> Matthew …

Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash

"It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close," said the hiker who took the video.<p>This footage is definitely amooseing.<p>A man hiking in Sweden on Friday night captured the above video of a rare white moose, fulfilling a lifelong dream.<p>Hans Nilsson Nilsson was hiking in Varmland County …

MOOSE

Mysterious Island Experiment Could Help Us Colonize Other Planets

Ascension Island<p>A 150-year-old effort on the remote Ascension Island in the Atlantic may help us green Mars. Can it also help us save Earth?<p>Touching down here feels like landing on Mars.<p>Clay-colored lava rocks form football field-sized craters visible from my airplane window. Residences near the …

The 10 Best Books To Read This May

From ukelele covers to priest-daddys<p>For the last many months, we've been kicking off our book recommendations by reminding you that the weather's been crappy, so you might as well stay inside and read a book. And while that was undeniably true (ugh, April, why'd you have to be so gray?), it was …

10 Books With The Best Twist Endings

It’s lit<p>When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something …

Wiz Khalifa Proves His Crossover Chops with New Remix of The Chainsmokers' 'Closer'

You no longer have to imagine what a Wiz Khalifa and The Chainsmokers song would sound like.<p>The rapper released his remixed version of the EDM duo’s …

Music

7 Recipes to Make Using Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken

We all have that one day a <b>week</b> where maybe cooking is not on the agenda so we go to the grocery store and pick up a tasty rotisserie chicken. And hey I'm not judgin cause I do the same thing. However instead of just eating a boring chicken I have come up with 7 Ways You Can Use Up That Chicken to …

Kristen Stewart Reminisces on How Donald Trump Obsessed Over Her in Hilarious SNL Monologue

During her opening monologue for this week's <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Kristen Stewart reminded us that Donald Trump's habit of starting dumpster fires on Twitter is nothing new. Apparently the President had a bit of a fixation on the <i>Twilight</i> actress and her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson four years ago …

Listen to Michelle Branch's First New Song in Years, "Hopeless Romantic"

Listen. Listen to me. Are you listening? I need you to listen because I have something very important to tell you about Michelle Branch, patron saint of early-2000s post-Alanis angst: <i>She's making new music.</i><p>I know. It's a lot to process. Take your time.<p>But, yes, this is really happening:<p>You probably …

New Singles

Premature Baby Hippo is Totally Killing It, Thanks to Some Pool Noodles

She’s gonna be standing in no time!<p>Last Tuesday, a baby hippo was born at the Cincinnati Zoo six weeks early. Too weak to stand or even take a …

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

It can make you more grateful—and generous.<p>You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help …

This Dad Recorded a Hilarious Confessional Video About His Daughter's Visit Home from College

Take notes, kiddos.<p>One of the best parts of college is getting to go home for a nice, long winter break — unless you happen to be the parent of someone who's in college, in which case, that nice, long winter break can actually be pretty stressful.<p>In a Facebook video that went massively viral this …

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

Elephant gets revenge by farting on another elephant's head

There is no revenge greater than a wet fart to the face.<p>At the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand there is a constant battle between elephants over a …

'Making a Murderer' One Year Later: Everything You Need to Know

Inside what's happened with Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey and the case that's fascinated America since Nexflix debuted its true-crime hit<p>This weekend …

Crime

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

Sleep

11 Reasons Why the Nikon D810 is the Best Landscape Photography Camera

If you’re a landscape photography enthusiast and want to equip yourself with the ideal camera for that kind of work, there’s plenty of options that …

Cameras

This Is Why Your Wee Smells After Eating Asparagus

Only 40% of people can smell it.<p>If you smell a distinct whiff when you wee after eating asparagus, blame your genes.<p>A new study has identified the …

These are the 20 best-selling books of the year

A great place to look if you want to read the next "Kane and Abel" or "Bossypants" is to check out which books made it onto Amazon's best-seller list.<p>…

The worst kind of insomnia: How to manage early-morning awakening

There are simple, and sometimes surprising, ways to beat that awful feeling of waking up at 4 in the morning and not being able to fall back to sleep. For some, the answer could be watching television at night differently.<p>Psychologists call this early morning awakening. Everyone experiences this …

Sleep

Charmander and friends come to life in artist's Pokémon renderings

Gotta 3D design 'em all.<p>Joshua Dunlop, a freelance concept artist based in London, has created incredibly lifelike images of three classic …

Massive Turtle Has No Idea How Awesome He Is

The giant creature, estimated to measure between 5 and 6.5 feet long, befriended some boaters in New Zealand on Tuesday.<p>Now that’s a BIG turtle.<p>This giant leatherback joined some boaters off Mangawhai, New Zealand on Tuesday ― and as the clip posted on Facebook by Pippa Partington shows, the big …

New Zealand

Is Chanson Douce the next Gone Girl? This author's book on a killer nanny is next year's must-read

The baby is dead,” begins Leila Slimani’s novel. “It only took a few seconds. The doctor offered assurance that it didn’t suffer. They zipped up the limp body, found lying amongst the toys, in a grey bag. The little girl, however, was still breathing when they got there.”<p>As far as first pages go, …

Top 10 Ways to Make Sure that Black Friday or Cyber Monday Bargain Is Actually a Deal

Black Friday may be over, but the holiday shopping season has just begun, and Cyber Monday is looming. But before you spend your money—or even if you …

How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist

Living with the power of choice<p><i>This post contains major plot spoilers about Arrival.</i><p>In one of the final scenes of <i>Arrival</i>, the new first-contact science fiction film with a focus on linguistics, Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) explains why she got divorced. “He said I made the wrong choice,” the …