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Solo Travel: What to Know Before Traveling By Yourself

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo by Dougal Waters/Getty Images<p><b>If you've booked a trip by yourself, keep these tips in mind before and during your journey--they'll help you have a safer, happier solo trip.</b><p>Solo travel used to be an anomaly, but now it's so common that some hotels even have …

Solo Travel

John Leguizamo: “Latinos are starving to see themselves onscreen”

<b>John Leguizamo in "Fugly!"</b><p>Leguizamo on “Fugly!”, filming fake orgasms, and how he struggled with suicidal thoughts as a teen<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>November 7, 2014 11:58pm (UTC)<p>A sweet film with a sour title, "Fugly!"--from writer/comedian John Leguizamo--plays into many of the themes of love, fame and …

Hollywood’s diversity sham: How TV and movies save face by casting minority extras

<b>Jeff Daniels and Sam Waterston in "The Newsroom" (HBO)</b><p>Working on a TV set, I looked around and realized: Nearly all the minorities are in the background<p>RH Greene<p>November 8, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>In the spring of 2001, I got hired for one of my weirder media-related jobs. A documentarian by trade, I was …

Psycho: the film that frightened me most | Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan wraps up our Halloween series by reluctantly remembering an unwise solo outing to the cinema when he lived alone on the sixth floor of a strange Parisien apartment block<p>I saw Psycho when I was 21, and it had a permanently disruptive effect on my psyche. It terrified me in part because …

Trending Urban: Reinventing the City

In 1982 I left New York City for a long stint in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was about to host the World’s Fair in an attempt to increase its global profile, still smarting from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s dismissive opinion of it as a “scruffy little city on the Tennessee River.” Which it was.<p>Today this …

Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’

The pace of population growth is so quick that even draconian restrictions of childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave the world with too many people for the planet to sustain, according to a study.<p>Rather than reducing the number of people, cutting the consumption of natural …

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …

The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

At Least 3.5 Million Americans Have Now Had Their Health Insurance Policies Canceled Thanks To Obamacare

The National Guard via flickr<p>Americans see potential for winners and losers under health law, causing anxiety and confusion<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama's health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

What bookies don’t want you to know about NFL underdogs

When the Denver Broncos lined up against the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend, the question for gamblers wasn’t whether the Broncos would win, but rather by how many points they would pummel the lowly Jaguars. Bookmakers predicted that this margin, known as the “spread”, would be 28 points—the …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Donald Glover

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

War

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

A city under construction — and destruction — is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is a collection of 19th-century photographs of one of the world's most beloved cities as it transitioned from medieval architectural hodgepodge …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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