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19 Excellent Cheap Eats in Detroit

The auto industry culture in Detroit helped drive the evolution of the city's iconic <b>cheap eat</b> — the chili-drenched, mustard and onion-covered Coney dog. While today, the assembly lines are less prominent than they once were, the Motor City still thrives on a steady stream of inexpensive foods from …

Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal …

Apps

A Navy SEAL reveals why you should always carry a high-powered flashlight

Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb reveals why a high-powered flashlight is one of the most important things you can carry. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>BRANDON WEBB:</b><i>My friends and family are always asking me how to be better prepared. The biggest thing I think — advice I can give women</i> …

Swing By Numbers: New Study Unlocks 6 Swing Secrets

GolfTEC tested 30,000 players to find out what makes a great swing great<p>The handicap system does a simple, elegant job of identifying a player's ability. A 20-handicapper, a single-digit golfer, a club champion and a tour player all have different skill levels that lead to different scores. But …

9 Fresh Restaurant Openings to Know

<i>Having a tough time keeping up with all the new dining options? Welcome to the</i> <i>Opening Report</i><i>, a regularly-updated round-up of restaurant openings big and small across metro Detroit (and a few around Southeast Michigan). Visit the</i> <i>spring opening report</i> <i>for an archive of the newcomers from March 2017</i> …

Eat All of These Essential Ann Arbor Burgers

A good, hearty burger is the definitive American comfort food for more than its ability to sate the hungriest of appetites. The countless ways to have a burger — from plain with ketchup and mustard to adorned with cheese, lettuce, and tomato to topped with exotic ingredients — means that there’s …

This Sandbag Is the Strongman Tool You Can Stash In Your Carry-On

The Ultimate Sandbag has been my go-to functional training tool for several years. It’s durable as hell, gives me a way to mimic my Jiu Jitsu- and …

There May Be No Limit to How Long You Can Live

A new review has determined that scientists have underestimated our lifespans<p>You’ve probably heard stories here and there about super-centenarians, i.e. people who live to be 110 or older. And you’ve probably also thought that sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Now, scientists have concluded that …

Albert Einstein

13 delicious and healthy cookbooks we can't cook without

Trying to eat healthier this spring? This compilation of popular healthy and delicious cookbooks can help.<p>If you've dedicated 2018 to cooking and eating healthier, you're going to need to stockpile accessible and easy recipes to keep you going. To help you out, we compiled a list of 13 impressive …

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

South America’s most underrated city?

It has more restaurants listed in the San Pellegrino World 50 list than any city outside of Tokyo – and that includes Paris, London, and New York.<p>With most tourists dashing through Lima on their way to see Peru’s famous Machu Picchu ruins, the country’s capital has long flown under the radar as a …

South America

The lost history of the Freemasons

Conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons. But Scotland’s true Masonic history, while forgotten by many for centuries, remains hidden in plain sight.<p>With its cobblestone paving and Georgian façades, tranquil Hill Street is a haven in Edinburgh’s busy New Town. Compared to the Scottish …

Scotland

5 Ways to Make More Money in 2017 Than You've Ever Made Before

We are in the midst of the holiday season and Christmas is fast approaching. Most people have their minds on things like buying holiday gifts, holiday parties, the big New Year's celebration and other festive events. That's all well and good and everyone likes to have fun, but what are you doing to …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

This pill could make your dog (and maybe you) live longer

<b>(CNN) —</b> See Momo.<p>See Momo run.<p>See Momo run faster, farther and with far more vigor, energy and youthfulness, his owners say, now that he's taking a drug meant for humans with cancer.<p>"It's been remarkable," Paola Anderson said as she watched Momo, her 13-year-old white Pomsky, run around the …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

The Best Tourist-Friendly Vacation Spots for People Who Hate Other Tourists

Knowing which destinations to avoid will save you money and crowd-induced headaches.<p>A few months ago average hotel prices in London and New York City …

Bear pits and heads on spikes: 10 surviving secrets of Shakespeare's London

Shakespeare arrived in London around 1590, aged 26, and stayed for almost a quarter of a century at various addresses in the City and Southwark. He found a timbered metropolis of 200,000 people, ravaged by plague, yet outgrowing its medieval walls. What follows is a selection of the sites, spaces …

Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss Success: 20+ Ways to Meal Prep

Sunday is definitely not a day of rest in my house. It's the day I plan out meals for the week, hit the grocery store, and prep food ahead of time. …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

Science of Running: How to Run Right

<i>A good running style does not guarantee great running performances, but poor running style certainly sabotages them. Every runner should understand</i> …

Here's What You Should Do If You Find A Baby Bird Out Of Its Nest

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Why so grumpy? I just rescued you! Prokaev Vladimir/ShutterstockSeeing a baby bird in distress is never a pleasant …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five

Hey everyone! Here's part five of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two, …

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development," that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The world's most genetically …

Anthropology

The World's Cheapest, Safest Retirement Countries | Investopedia

More people each year choose to retire abroad to find a change of scenery, new experiences and a lower cost of living. Even if staying within a tight …

Retirement