Top 10 Times The Apocalypse Nearly Took Place

Humanity has been extremely lucky to get this far. Considering how incredibly fortunate we have been in many ways, it’s easy to come up with ideas for why we have not yet found intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. However, there have been multiple occasions when the human race was almost confronted with an apocalyptic situation.   10 Bonilla Observation 1883 Photo credit: Jose Bonilla … Continue reading Top 10 Times The Apocalypse Nearly Took Place

The Happiest States in the U.S.

by Cailey Rizzo For the sixth time, Hawaii was named the happiest state in the country, according to a Gallup poll. Alaska was ranked the second-happiest state in the country for the third consecutive year, and Colorado was ranked in the top 10 happiest states for the ninth year in a row—the only other state besides Hawaii to do so. West Virginia and Kentucky, for … Continue reading The Happiest States in the U.S.

What it’s like to stay at a remote Icelandic resort where an all-inclusive, four-day stay can cost you up to $11,000

Heli-skiing in Iceland.Trevor Morrow Last year, a whopping 1.7 million people visited Iceland. In fact, the number of Americans alone who visited the country outnumbered Iceland’s own population. Now, two million visitors are expected by the end of 2017.With so many tourists Instagramming their Icelandic hot-spring soaks, professional travel writer Trevor Morrow, who runs the blog “Trevor Morrow Travel: Dude-Approved Travel, Food, and Gear,” knew he needed to experience a different kind … Continue reading What it’s like to stay at a remote Icelandic resort where an all-inclusive, four-day stay can cost you up to $11,000

Have You Ever Visited Disneyland? All Of The Rides At Disneyland Ranked From Best To Worst

There’s so much to take in at the original Disney park—it can be completely overwhelming. Whether you’re not sure if you should grab a FastPass or simply want to know the current standings of your favorites, we’ve pitted every bonafide ride against each other for the ultimate ranking of Disneyland attractions. (All forms of transportation—Disneyland Railroad and Monorail included—are omitted, too, so you can get to the … Continue reading Have You Ever Visited Disneyland? All Of The Rides At Disneyland Ranked From Best To Worst

A Perfect Day In San Francisco

Although a single day might not seem like much elsewhere, it’s enough time to make a scene and make a difference in San Francisco. This boomtown knows how to get things done, from gay rights to social media startups, and in just one perfect day by the San Francisco bay, you can wax poetic in North Beach, start a food revolution at the Ferry Building, go wild … Continue reading A Perfect Day In San Francisco

10 Ways Prisons Torture Inmates In Modern Times

10 Scalding Showers Photo credit: Florida Department of Corrections, local10.com In 2012, prison authorities boiled Darren Rainey to death when they forced him to take a two-hour shower in scalding water that was 82 degrees Celsius (180 °F). The water, hot enough to cook a cup of overpriced ramen from the prison commissary, burned over 90 percent of Rainey’s body. As staff members pulled Rainey’s … Continue reading 10 Ways Prisons Torture Inmates In Modern Times

Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years

The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other. I believe this, and I believe that people who do not … Continue reading Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years

10 Ancient Wonders As You Have Never Seen Them

  There were originally seven wonders of the ancient world but now only one remains. Fortunately there are some very good replicas around the world or other objects based on the originals so we can actually get a real life look at what most of them would have looked like. In looking at these pictures it certainly becomes clear why they were considered the great … Continue reading 10 Ancient Wonders As You Have Never Seen Them

10 Real-Life Hidden Treasures You Could Still Find

Everyone wants to find a hidden treasure. Just imagine walking around in the woods and stumbling across a treasure chest of money. Pirates hid them all the time, sunken ships hold endless amounts of wealth under the sea, and some people are giving away their life savings just for the fun of it. Treasures are hidden all around us, and all we have to do … Continue reading 10 Real-Life Hidden Treasures You Could Still Find

8 heads of state under 40: Meet the world’s youngest leaders

The world’s youngest leaders hail from across the globe — from democracies, monarchies, and dictatorships in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. While seven of the eight leaders are men, the youngest — Vanessa D’Ambrosio, the 28-year-old captain regent of San Marino — is a woman. Meet the world’s eight heads of state under 40:  8. Volodymyr Groysman, 39, is Ukraine’s youngest … Continue reading 8 heads of state under 40: Meet the world’s youngest leaders