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The Most Beautiful Places in America

They don't call her America the Beautiful for nothing. The U.S. has more national parks than states (plus over 10,000 state parks), as well as plenty …

The 20 Best Podcasts of 2017

Whether you want to make sense of Trump's America or pretend it's not happening entirely, online broadcasting's got your back.<p>We're now nearing the end of 2017, and trying to make sense of the daily news has become a skill unto itself. The post-<i>Serial</i> transformation of podcasting from niche to …

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

Dream Van Test Drive: the Outside Van Rainmaker

The 4×4 Sprinter is bad ass.We’re obsessed with buying a van to build into a mobile adventure rig. Recently we visited the folks at Outside Van in …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Could You Survive Stranded in Your Vehicle for 10 Days? - Preparing for shtf

SYDNEY – “A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the …

Of the Top Ten Books Americans Want Banned, Eight Feature Diversity

To grapple with why so many Americans are bent on banning books that have non-white or LGBTQ characters, I spoke with the manager of the reader services department of the New York Public Library.<p>A children's book about gay penguins. A comic about an Iranian girl in the midst of political upheaval. …

Feature: Why I edited a novel on an iPad (and why I Kickstarted it afterwards)

After noting that I planned and wrote a novel on my MacBook Pro 17, it might surprise you to learn that I did much of the editing on my iPad.<p>I began the editing on my Macs – the Pro when I was at home, the Air when I was elsewhere. At that point, I still wanted to be in Scrivener in case structural …

Wilton BASH Unbreakable Sledge Hammer

Posted in Gear<p>We constantly encounter demolition tools that claim they are the “unbreakable,” but many of these manufacturers are just blowing smoke. …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

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Waking Up Podcast #2 — Why Don’t I Criticize Israel?

AUDIO TRANSCRIPT <b>[Note:</b> This is a verbatim transcript of a spoken podcast. However, I have added notes like this one to clarify controversial</b> …

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

How to Debate a Christian Apologist

Recently there seems to have been a rash of debates between atheists and Christian apologists. Of course, we had the much-ballyhooed debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on creationism versus evolution ("Ham on Nye"), which only served the purpose of giving Ham's ridiculous beliefs attention they …

Mrs. McJudgerson at the Mall

I recently took my three youngest kids for lunch at the food court in the local mall. My toddler had a meltdown and was doing that high-pitched screaming that makes your ears bleed. Yes, I think you know the sound.<p>As I was trying to manage a stressful moment, an elderly woman looked over at us and …

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Burning down the house that Levi's built

By Kai Ryssdal<p>April 08, 2014 | 3:41 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/08/business/burning-down-house-levis-built/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

This Ex-Muslim Started a Tumblr for Women Who Have Abandoned the Hijab

I talked to Hiba Krisht about the 15 years she spent wearing the Muslim head covering against her will and how Islam can hypersexualize women.<p><i>Hiba Krisht. All screenshots courtesy of interview subject</i><p>A little over a year ago, Hiba Krisht started writing about her experiences as an ex-Muslim and …

Kicking Addiction by Going from Heroin to Methadone to Ibogaine

After 20 years of taking methadone and dabbling with heroin, David Graham Scott kicked the habit with the aid of a powerful psychedelic. Now sober, he just made a film, <i>Iboga Nights</i>, that documents the experience of addicts in similar spots.<p><i>Sid takes Ibogaine in</i> Iboga Nights<i>, a film by David</i> …

A Night Out with the Foreign Tourist Police in Thailand's Seediest City

In 2002 Pattaya, Thailand invited foreigners to assist them, at first for translation and as an informal tourist information service, but its scope has since been widened to include real law enforcement.<p><i>Photos by Aaron Joel Santos</i><p>Thailand’s most sinful city, Pattaya is famous for getting men a …

The Highs and Lows of Breaking Your Bones

Forty percent of you will end up with a broken bone at some point in your life. So I thought I'd help you prepare for this exciting time by sharing some of the ups and downs I've experienced since being forced to take up crutches, because, having...<p>People break bones every day. In the US, 6.8 …

US Congressman Opens Climate Change Denial Conference with Rant Against Water Fluoridation

The elderly crowd at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas loved it, but lobbyists for the oil and gas industry can't be happy with such a goofy display.<p>Here at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, an aging crowd has gathered for the largest climate change skeptic conference in the world. Sponsored …

Obama's New Drug Policy Strategy Is Too Little, Too Late

Continuing to hype the evils of marijuana legalization in the face of all available evidence coming out of Colorado and Washington is silly.<p><i>The president is still better at clutching babies than setting drug policy. Photo via Flickr user Charles McCain</i><p>It's been a busy week for drug policy reformers …

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Dear Black People: Cut White Gays Some Slack

A recent editorial on TIME.com suggested that white gay men are stealing black culture. What the writer fails to understand is that much of modern black pop culture is stolen from gay people—specifically, everything about Beyonce.<p><i>Photo via Wikipedia Creative Commons</i><p><i>Welcome to another edition of</i> …

Somalia Hunger Crisis 'Very Ominous' As More Than 850,000 People Face Starvation: UN (How To Help)

More than 850,000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and are grappling with "crisis and emergency conditions," the United Nations announced on Tuesday.<p>Though Somalia doesn’t face the famine conditions that claimed 260,000 lives three years ago -- and the country has made stability …