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Fun Games to Play After Thanksgiving Dinner

Want a game to play after Thanksgiving dinner but don't know what to play? Are you maxed out when it comes to Monopoly? Bored stiff by Scrabble? All …

Board Games

4 Utterly Transporting Trips You Can Do In A Weekend From Los Angeles

<i>Photo courtesy of All Roads</i><p>Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.<p>Two of the …

‘South Park’ Decided To Bring Attention To Yaoi, And The Internet Reacted Accordingly

On Monday, the folks at <i>South Park</i> asked fans to submit “romantic” artwork of Tweek and Craig, as this week’s episode would revolve around Asian Students drawing “yaoi” of the boys. Not familiar with yaoi? Let Wendy describe it to you while honoring <i>South Park’s</i> Asian American students in front of …

Home tracking firm Zillow demonstrates the Apple effect on housing prices in San Francisco & San Jose

It’s long been taken as read that high tech company salaries push up housing costs in the surrounding areas, but the <i>WSJ</i> commissioned home tracking company Zillow to provide some hard data. By tracking the increase in values of homes owned by Apple employees, it was able to prove that home values in …

Housing

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

A NASA Experiment Is Going to Light Up the Sky With Beautifully Colored Clouds Tonight

If you’re on the east coast tonight, keep an eye on the sky between 7pm and 9pm: NASA is launching a test of some new tech that will include …

15 Healthy Foods to Buy at Costco

Those who think that eating healthfully means spending big bucks and shopping at specialty stores and organic markets hasn't been to Costco lately. A recent spin through the aisles turned up a surprising number of wholesome offerings, making a lot of good food accessible and affordable to a lot of …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Netflix Knows How Long It Takes for You to Get Hooked on a Show

While you’re binge-watching your way through past seasons of your favorite TV shows, Netflix is collecting lots and lots of data about your viewing …

25 Things You Should Know About Denver

Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is known for sweeping views and for its wide array of outdoor activities. But before all that …

A ridiculously rich guy actually built Bruce Wayne’s underground Batcave – and it’s amazing

Readers… some things in life just aren’t fair. Case in point: some obnoxiously wealthy guy in Australia has a Batcave and you don’t.<p>Australian …

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Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before …

Donald Trump

5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Aren't Visiting -- But Should!

<i>Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Flickr: Tim Wilson)</i><p>Living in the heart of America's Heartland lends itself to wonderful exploratory road trips. From Great Plains to arid Badlands, Great Lakes to Ozark Mountains, the Midwest is far more than flat land filled with corn, beans, and hogs - it's a …

Hot Springs

Toronto's Harry Potter Bar Has Clues Only Wizards Will Recognize

Mischief managed.<p>To a muggle, The Lockhart bar looks like any other charming hipster establishment.<p>But to a Hogwarts expert, it's <i>so</i> much more.<p>The bar, which opened last week in Toronto, makes no mention of Harry Potter on its website, on its menu or in its decor. But true fans will notice all sorts …

Harry Potter

Is Technology Changing How We Fall In Love?

Yes. And no.<p>In this episode of Futuropolis, we tackle the age-old question: what is love? Okay, we don’t actually answer that question, but, we do talk to a sociologist at Tinder, the co-founder of OkCupid, and a sociologist who has studied how the ways through which we find mates has changed over …

Sociology

Croatia's Hotel Adriatic Gives New Meaning to the Term 'Art Hotel'

There are hotels with art, and then there are art hotels. And that buzz term—art hotel—has been tossed around so flippantly lately, it’s easy to …

Uh-oh! Verizon NY's Local Service Network Expenses Were $9.8 Billion From 2009-2014, Not $200 Million.

As Ricky Ricardo might say to Lucile Ball on the classic TV show <i>I Love Lucy</i> -- "Verizon's got a lot of explaining to do, Lucy..."<p><i>Ars Technica</i> reports:<p>A union representing Verizon workers has called for investigations into whether the company is allowing its copper phone and DSL networks to …

The Lodge Opens in Oakland with Lots of Animals on the Wall and To Eat

It's been a year in the making for <b>The Lodge</b> in Oakland, which as of last night is officially open on Piedmont Avenue. Owner <b>Alexis Filipello</b> (Bar Dogwood, Stag's Lunchette, Darling's Elixirs) teamed up with Oaklander <b>Matt Eiseman</b> to bring the meat-focused, cabin-like bar to the area, Tablehopper …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

Paddleboarding

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches your curiosity, your desire for newness, your sense of adventure. You want to explore some place …

National Parks

Kraft Heinz Expands Kraft Singles Recall

The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard.<p>Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many …

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Countless Meticulously-Stippled Dots Form Fantastical Drawings

Los Angeles-based artist Kyle Leonard (aka K.A.L) creates meticulously-detailed drawings with the help of extremely fine-tipped pens. The realistic style is made up of countless tiny dots, which together create a smooth and expertly-blended appearance. “Pointillism is my method of madness,” Leonard …

Drawing

12 Horrendous Airplane Passengers You Meet At 39,000 Feet

Don't be that person.<p>There are behavior rules for life -- and despite what some passengers may think, these rules do NOT disappear once you hit the sky. In fact, there is a higher standard of etiquette for airplanes, considering you're in a tighter-than-tight space with dozens of complete strangers.<p>…

These are the best restaurants in America for foodies, according to OpenTable

OpenTable just released its annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America.<p>The list, which was generated from an analysis of more than five million OpenTable reviews, honors restaurants that are providing the kind of adventurous dining experience that foodies love.<p>"Whether they're …

Los Angeles

What to stream this month on HBO, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix

Streaming options are a bit like the cereal aisle in the grocery store: the more choices there are, the harder it is to choose. Thankfully, we're …