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The 40 Most Significant Tools and Toys Ever Designed

For 40 years, <i>Outside</i> has tested and ranked gear that allows us to venture farther, go faster, and do both more comfortably. The following products are the ones that truly stood out for their sheer inventiveness and impact.<p><b>DJI Phantom 1 Drone</b><p>Good consumer drones really didn’t exist until the 2013 …

UC Berkeley

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Route 66 might be iconic, but the real story — one of American Indians — has been lost along the way

<i>Beloved destinations often have overlooked histories. Mic dives into how the past shapes what travelers see today.</i><p>When Route 66 opened in 1926, …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

Exercise on Vacation: Essential or Pure Evil?

For the past week or so I’ve been on a family “vacation”—I put vacation in quotes, because who really goes on vacation anymore? It’s 2017, lazybones—nobody unplugs. I spent a half-hour this morning running around my in-laws’ waterside idyll trying to locate Wi-Fi so I could file this column. When I …

New York City

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

The 13 Most Anticipated Films (and One TV Show) at Cannes This Year

Bags have been packed, suits have been dry-cleaned, and helicopters have been rented: It’s time for the film industry to convene on the French …

Clint Eastwood

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to …

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

How hip hop rose from the ashes of the Bronx

The South Bronx became infamous during Game 2 of the 1977 World Series, when newscaster Howard Cosell noticed a nearby abandoned school engulfed in flames and not a fire truck in sight, uttering his legendary phrase, “There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.”<p>The Bronx had been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

12 Restaurants Around the Country Worth the Reservation

For Valentine's Day, or any day.<p>A restaurant does not need a half dozen forks per place setting and a wine list as long as a hardback book to be romantic. That kind of date sounds more like a chore. It wouldn't hurt to throw out tradition and make a reservation that your date will remember for a …

Dining Rooms

The 30 Best Workplaces in Technology

The tech industry has long been famed for its luxe work environments—free lunches, ping pong tables, green juice on tap—but there’s a lot more than …

Romantic Drawings Make Mundane Situations Surreal | Monday Insta Illustrator

Israeli artist Yuval Robichek makes both cute and cutting illustrations of love and life.<p>Romance and relaxation are Israeli illustrator Yuval Robichek's biggest fixations. His poetic observation of the patterns of beach bums lazing in the sand and his daily hygiene routine blend with both cute and …

Rebecca Ferguson says she will play Trump inauguration if she can sing Strange Fruit

British singer says she would appear at the ceremony if she could perform anti-lynching anthem popularized by Billie Holiday<p>Singer Rebecca Ferguson has said she would accept an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January on one condition: she be allowed to sing Strange …

Donald Trump

These Are the Tastiest Vegetarian Recipes We've Ever Made—Try Them Today

So you've gone to the office holiday party, dressed up your home with festive décor, done all the necessary shopping for everyone on your list, and …

The Year in Superfoods: The Good, The Bad, and The Strange

It’s hard to think back to a time when there weren’t superfoods. There have always been health foods, to be sure, but only recently have so many ingredients become super. And for the items added to those magical lists, frenzied popularity seems to follow a select few. Kale is still the superfood …

The best American art of 2016

Njideka Akunyili Crosby mapped the route to somewhere brave and important, while Manus × Machinaintertwined the art and science of dressmaking<p>• More on the best culture of 2016<p><b>Njideka Akunyili Crosby,</b> Norton Museum of Art<p>No more play. If 2016 endures in American history as a year of epochal …

Pulp Fiction

RIP: Photographer Rodney Smith Dies at 68

New York-based fashion and portrait photographer Rodney Smith passed away on December 5th, 2016. He was 68 years old.<p>Smith’s wife Leslie woke up that …

A vegan chain you've never heard of is expanding nationwide — and that should scare McDonald's

Steve Heeley, the CEO of the healthy fast-casual chain Veggie Grill, is betting that its burgers taste as good — or even better — than McDonald's Big Macs.<p>There's one big difference between the two: the former is 100% vegan. Veggie Grill's burgers are made of pea protein, while its "chicken" …

The Year's Biggest Health And Fitness Trends

How many have you tried (or at least heard of)?<p>How many have you tried (or at least heard of)?

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

<i>Over the next few weeks, Vulture will be publishing our critics’ year-end lists. Today, we’re looking at the best TV shows and episodes.</i><p>It’s always …

TV

How Bad Brains Created the Best Funk Metal Album 30 Years Ago

'I Against I' calcified a combination of hard rock and funk into something sexy, heavy, and thoroughly modern.<p>Calling Bad Brains influential to late-20th century rock music is like calling Abraham influential to Western religion. Henry Rollins may have never joined a band if it wasn't for lead …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

This tiny digestive tracker can tell what food gives you gas

One of my favorite things to eat is cheese and egg on a bagel. But while it's delicious, let's just say that afterward we don't get along so well. Is it the egg? The cheese? I could go to the doctor and find out which and why, but the testing process is long and expensive and still might not turn …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Northern Territory

9 Quarterbacks That Could Make Mark in NFL Playoffs

Dak Prescott, Trevor Siemian, Derek Carr and these other players know reputations and careers are made in postseason<p>Quarterbacks become stars during …

NFL

Smart Gifts for Smart People with Smart Homes

The so-called “smart home” has had a sleepy, low-key year in 2016 as it recovered from several years of over promising and under delivering. The fact …

Smart Homes

9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Traveling Solo

I’m a huge proponent of travel, regardless of parameters. Whether domestic or international; via a backpack, or with a big budget, traveling offers …

Secrets Of The Most Productive People: 2016

Ten top performers reveal how they squeeze the most out of every day.<p>1. Kevin Hart<p><b>Actor, Comedian, and Entrepreneur</b><p><i>[Photo: Williams + Hirakawa; Stylist: Ashley North; Groomer: John Clausell]</i><p>On staying busy: “Once you’ve accomplished a goal, you’re all done. And I don’t ever want to be all done.” On …

How To Eat Like A Vegan (Without Actually Becoming One)

Maybe you’ve considered a vegan diet, but can’t imagine a life without burgers, steaks, or hot dogs. Exercise physiologist Marco Borges — the trainer …

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Inner Thigh Workouts

Your inner thighs may not be as outwardly visible as, say, your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, but they’re still a big part of overall lower-body …