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The Star That Still Won't Shine: The Incredible, Unprecedented but Unseen Greatness of Mike Trout

<i>This story appears in the July 16, 2018, issue of Sports Illustrated. For more great storytelling and in-depth analysis, subscribe to the</i> …

Baseball

The 50 people changing the way we travel

Sir David Attenborough<p>At the time he joined the BBC as a trainee in 1952, Attenborough had only seen one TV show. He went on, of course, to present …

Bear Grylls

Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains---and What We Can Learn From Them

Sharon remembers the first day it happened, in 1952. She was 5 years old and blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of blindman’s bluff. But when she whipped off the scarf, panic set in. The house, the street, even the mountains were in the wrong …

The Brain

The Entire History of Steel

From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's greatest alloy.<p>The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars.<p>Billions of years before humans walked the …

Pearl Harbor

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Mario,<p>If you’re reading this, it means you’ve arrived in America. It’s 1955, you’re just 15 years old and it’s been nine days since you boarded …

Motorsport

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

31 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help You Level Up

The inspiration you need to keep going and keep growing.<p>If you're like me, you use the start of a new year to set intentions and tap into the inspiration needed to realize those intentions. But what about the middle of the year? What about the time when that energy fades while your head is down and …

Motivation

The Island Where You Need to Dive and the Watch to Pack

Gear to Get You There<p>Though just 122 square miles, Malta packs 7,000 years of history into three tiny islands. Set in the middle of the …

Scuba Diving

An Open Letter About Female Coaches

I<p>Iwant to tell you a little something about my parents.<p>I grew up just outside of Barcelona, a child of two highly successful professionals. My father …

San Antonio

Why Cinco de Mayo Is Celebrated

Behind the color and music of Cinco de Mayo lies the Battle of Puebla, the 1862 victory of the Mexican people fighting to be free from colonial domination.<p>Parades, brightly colored dresses, sizzling street food, festive music, and laughter fills the streets every May 5, a date circled in …

Paradise overlooked: The best islands you’ve probably never heard of

Marettimo, Italy<p>One of Italy's best-kept secrets, the island of Marettimo is a quiet paradise off Sicily's western tip. This sleepy island has …

These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain.<p>The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the …

Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

If the world seemed a little bit sluggish this morning – if the birds weren’t singing as sweetly, or the sun hung a bit lower in the sky – it might …

San Andreas

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Jimmy Kimmel Is Seriously Funny

When a health scare with his infant son thrust him into the red-hot center of the health-care debate last spring, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the previously no-personal-politics zone of his show and articulated a position that wasn't exactly liberal or conservative so much as sensible and decent. In …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

How to choose an island in the Bahamas

Travel anywhere in the Bahamas and you'll find pristine beaches with crystal-clear water lapping at their shores. While gorgeous strips of sand ring every island of this 700-island archipelago, the destination is a multifaceted one that offers a variety of distinctly Bahamian experiences for every …

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is …

Motivation

A Pearl Harbor survivor spent decades trying to forget it. Then one man got him talking

He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn't slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years.<p>Dwight Lockwood, reed-thin in shorts and flip-flops, darted behind the …

Great Depression

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Research explains how music affects your productivity.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day …

Flute