Meet Three Modern Explorers Who Completely Dodged the 9-to-5

Explorers in the old days wore odd hats and did things for their countries, like discover new lands and sea routes. But nowadays, innovative chefs and daring filmmakers are just as likely to explore and make new discoveries in their fields. National Geographic's Expedition Granted competition seeks to fund one budding… » 7/28/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Fight Your Summer Bummer With a $150 GameStop Gift Card

Late July: that point in the summer when you retreat to your AC and snuggle up with your gaming system because it's. Just. Too. Hot. Video games don't require SPF, and won't necessitate the excavation of tiny granules of sand from your nether regions, thank goodness. But you don't want to play the same old boring… » 7/25/14 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm

From Lust to Love, an Age-Old Story of Automotive Romance

I'm a married man, in love with his wife. Before I was in love with her, though, I was in lust. That love-at-first-sight mumbo jumbo is a farce — it was the initial physical attraction that prompted the first date, which led to love, marriage, and a baby in a baby carriage. This formula is not exclusive to human… » 7/24/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Summer Hybrids That'll Put Jorts to Shame

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Bringing together two great things to create a third, greater thing is not only a solid source of summer fun, it's the origin of many a seasonal staple. Take, for instance, the Arnold Palmer (lemonade + iced tea), or parasailing (parachuting + boating), or hats with tiny, battery-powered fans on the brim (hats +… » 7/22/14 12:00pm 7/22/14 12:00pm

Ask Three Professionals How They Created Their Ideal Careers

Whether you've recently been thrust from the comforts of college into the harsh world of entry-level job listings, or you just woke up to the realization that life is too short to spend it working an unfulfilling job, finding a career that makes the most of your personal skills and satisfies your interests can be… » 7/21/14 11:50am 7/21/14 11:50am

For Nvidia's Big Release, You'll Have to Go on the 'Ultimate Quest'

Is there anything better than the anticipation leading up to the release of a new gaming product? Hardly. This week, the PC gaming hardware gurus at Nvidia are gameifying your anticipation with the launch of Ultimate Quest, an extremely challenging, five-day sci-fi adventure game designed for the most skilled… » 7/18/14 4:00pm 7/18/14 4:00pm

VH1's Dating Naked Makes Blind Dates Less Blind (and More Nude)

Everyone who's dipped a toe — or any other body part — into the dating pool knows it sometimes feels like it would be much easier if all parties dropped their carefully constructed facades and let it all hang out. Perhaps literally. The mad scientists behind Dating Naked, a new series on VH1, intend to test this… » 7/18/14 8:00am 7/18/14 8:00am

About That Time You Traded All Your Possessions for a Unicycle…

Sure, that whole "road less traveled" thing might have sounded great in 10th-grade English class — but so did drum circles, novelty cigarettes, and unflavored gelatin as a hair product. And unfortunately, for grown-ups, making decisions isn't as simple as stubbornly refusing to follow the crowd. I'm sure plenty of you… » 7/17/14 12:00pm 7/17/14 12:00pm

Debate: Drinking on a Mountain vs. Drinking at the Beach

Do you sometimes get argumentative after a few beers? What about way before beers are even introduced into the situation — like when deciding where to drink them? A simple patio or stoop scenario is child's play, after all. It really comes down to beach vs. mountains — and it's up to you to decide which it is. After… » 7/16/14 12:00pm 7/16/14 12:00pm

Look at These Mesmerizing Porsche-Inspired Cinemagraphs

Since Dr. Ferry Porsche rolled the very first 356 prototype out of a garage in Gmünd, Austria, in 1948, every vehicle to bear his family name has been meticulously engineered to give its driver a visceral experience. From classic two-seat sports cars to hybrid supercars, no other manufacturer has so successfully… » 7/15/14 11:59am 7/15/14 11:59am

Verizon's Innovation Centers Are Tackling Issues of the Future, Now

Verizon operates the largest 4G LTE network in America, but it does much more than enable you to IM at lightning speed from your coffee shop of choice. Verizon's Innovation Centers, for example, focus on solving global issues in sustainability, health care, and more. Dan Murphy, Director of Technology at Verizon… » 7/10/14 12:00pm 7/10/14 12:00pm