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10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Books

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Air Travel

Corn Silk Has A Way Cooler Purpose Than You Ever Realized

Sex. It's for sex.<p>Corn silk is the bane of any corn lover’s existence. The husk is tricky to yank off the cob, and the silk sticks to it like glue, which makes eating your summer fresh corn a messy experience. Have you ever wondered why it’s there, anyway?<p>The folks behind the video series “How Does …

Cooking

This bag will change the way you travel

Going on vacation has its perks — new sights, flavors and cultures among them — but nothing sucks more than schlepping around lots of luggage every step of the way.<p>Now a new backpack-meets-duffle-meets-carry on — a flashy 20-feature product that launched Tuesday on Kickstarter and crushed its …

5 things to eat, drink, do this weekend

<b>1. Drink at Chicago Craft Beer Fest</b><p>Get your suds on at the fifth annual Chicago Craft Beer Fest in Lincoln Park, featuring 80 craft beers from more than 40 national and local breweries. Secure the $35 advance ticket ($40 at the door, if they’re available — the fest is capped at 2,500 attendees each …

AMC’s Struggles May Be A Sign That Peak TV Is Ending

AMC is offering voluntary buyouts this month to 200 employees, according to <i>Deadline</i>, and the company expects to shed around 10 to 15 percent of its workforce. The reason offered by <i>Deadline</i> is AMC’s need to meet spending goals, after slipping ratings for the sixth season of <i>The Walking Dead</i>. …

What Your Small Daily Habits Can Say About You, According To Science

<b>Often</b>, it is the habits that we perform without thinking that can say a lot about us.<p><b>Website</b> IFLScience.com has recently published an article that …

Honda and SoftBank partner to turn Asimo into KITT from Knight Rider

Car and tech companies continue to partner up, but Honda and SoftBank’s newly-announced union is a little different from most. Rather than working on self-driving cars, or a more connected vehicle, Honda and SoftBank are working on making an artificial intelligence that can actually talk to and …

Robotics

McDonald's let the internet design burgers and regretted it immediately

Learning that the internet is a terrible place is a formative moment in one's life.<p>It's a lesson McDonald's learned following the cancellation of …

Etsy’s New Headquarters Will Fill You With Envy

The e-marketplace has a splashy new home that aims to open people’s eyes to more inventive–and environmentally friendly–design.<p>Etsy started out in 2005 as a small online marketplace for makers and DIYers, but the company has turned into an e-commerce behemoth that’s enabled housewives to knit their …

7 Affordable, Romantic Weekend Getaways

There's love in the air in Hawaii.<p>A vacation can give your relationship a well-needed lift while a newlywed weekend vacation can help you start your …

Shift your expectations, Apple Car introduction target reportedly slips back to 2021

Project Titan news, the name given to Apple’s electric vehicle project, has been relatively quiet lately despite the expected introduction in 2020 inching closer by the day. That may be because the introduction target for Apple Car has moved back one year to 2021. Included in a profile of three …

Electric Vehicles

U.S. House of Representatives sends letter to Niantic CEO over Pokémon Go’s cellular data usage

Earlier today, we detailed the $3 billion value that Pokémon Go represents to Apple, while we also noted of the effects the game is having on distracted driving and calls placed to emergency officials. Now, the United States Congress has started to look into the data usage of the game. No, not data …

Pokémon

Canada 150 proved to be a big draw for tourism coast to coast

FREDERICTON — Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017 but it was the tourism industry that got to collect the presents.<p>Tourism operators from …

Travel Like an Editor: Alexis Parente's Miami Swim Week Diary

From paddleboarding classes with Flagpole Swim to sipping water straight from a coconut, <i>InStyle</i> Fashion Assistant Alexis Parante gives us a …

South Beach

This might be the most detailed map of the human brain we've ever seen

Imagine that the first map you ever saw of the United States was simply a rough outline of the country's borders with only about half the state …

The Brain

9 reasons a trip to Thailand is like medicine for your soul

WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE a couple weeks’ worth of vacation days a year, you have to make them count. Every minute spent recuperating from the stresses of …

Getting United compensation for delayed flights

Today’s question comes from reader Jeff, who writes in about getting compensation for delayed flights on United Airlines<p>Do you know where to send the …

Flying

Science Says Couples Who Drink Together Stay Together

Love sipping scotch together? Or do you both stick to soda when socializing? Either way, it might be helping your relationship. According to a new …

Bill calls for airlines to seat families together

Times have been good for the airline industry, but perhaps not so much for families who fly.<p>Strong demand for air travel and fees for seat upgrades, entertainment, snacks and checked bags have generated record profits for most major U.S. carriers.<p>But one of the downsides of this financial windfall …

Flying

Learning the language of wine will transform the way you taste it

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of love. “Eros” characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example, and “storge” described the affectionate kind of love that, say, parents feel toward their offspring. Words give the world meaning. Every time we learn …

Flavors

10 FOODS MADE IN CHINA THAT ARE FILLED WITH PLASTIC, PESTICIDES AND CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS

It has become a well-known fact that much of the food found in America is imported from China. Why would one need to buy food from China when we have …

19 Instagram Travel Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Take note before your next trip.

26 Healthy and Portable Mason Jar Meals

The Greatist Team<p>Only a few years ago, mason jars were pretty much strictly for canning. Now, most likely thanks to social media, they’re as trendy …

A Burger And A Shake, Nothing Else All Day - Gain 50 Pounds A Year!

Photo by William Anderson<p>A new Smashburger opened in my home town this month to great fanfare, and a quick look at what they served was almost enough to stop my heart.<p>The "BBQ Bacon and Cheddar Smashburger, Big", pictured above, is 1050 calories! And the "Chocolate Oreo Shake" is 950! Together they …

Sex, lies, on videotape: The Girlfriend Experience is mindblowing TV

Riley Keough gives a star-making performance in The Girlfriend Experience, adapted from Steven Soderbergh’s movie into a complex, steely and utterly original TV upgrade<p>Related: Amazon streams two new TV pilots – one that's great and one that's terrible<p>You can’t fault The Girlfriend Experience’s …

31 great TV shows you can stream right now

Summer is officially here, which means it's the perfect time to stream new and old favorites, try something unexpected, or fully commit to a long …