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The 10 Best Bakeries in America

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2015 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Sean Cooley/Thrillist You've heard the phrase "like a kid in a candy store," but what's the grown-up equivalent? Like a du...

What Does It Mean to Be a Father in the Digital Age?

Richard Freed | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Richard Freed

I believe it's time to reconsider what it means to be a father in America. Sure, we could look for guidance to the pre-smartphone era. But many 80s and 90s fathers spent far too much time in front of the TV at the expense of their children. Instead, a model that embodies what children need is the nineteenth-century American frontier father.

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest...


Carl Corey | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.

How Campaign Finance Disenfranchises America's Silent Majority of Socialists

The Conversation US | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans.

The Most Incredible Fall Foliage Drives In North America

Architectural Digest | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest. (photo: David Brownell/Alamy) U.S. Route 5A along Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont. (photo: El...

Cities and States Are Leading Fight Against Big Money

Benjamin T. Brickner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Brickner

Last night, voters at opposite ends of the country took a strong step toward reclaiming democracy for ordinary Americans.

The 8 Best Drinking Neighborhoods In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

In theory, ANY neighborhood can be a drinking neighborhood provided you have a few bucks and a flask and/or paper bag. But what separates the truly special, worthy of capitalization Drinking Neighborhoods from the neighborhoods in which you just happen to be drinking?

One Man's Journey Across America in Search of Kindness

trivago | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

On less than $5 a day, former London broker turned author and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, traveled across America with the help of some extraordinarily kind strangers who supported him and even took him into their homes.

The U.S. Needs a New Approach to the Rest of the World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

America is having a tough time finding its footing - not only in the Middle East, but in much of the rest of the world. It almost feels like the U.S. has become a developing nation, at least on the global stage.

U.S. National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

We thought we'd help you out and put together this list of 12 of America's national parks that you need to add to your bucket list. It's at least a start, but it's still a lot to explore in one lifetime, so start making your plans now!

These Are The Best Airlines In The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy Virgin America Condé Nast Traveler readers rate America's airlines, large and small. Who h...

Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards Are Here!

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The breadth of their top-rated experiences was impressive, from elegant castles in the Irish countryside to tented safari camps trailing the Great Migration across the Serengeti.

The Best Donut Shop In Every State

Thrillist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Taste

A new artisanal shop with locally sourced jellies and Nutella bacon glazes seems to open every week now, and it can be hard to determine what's really worth it. That's why we determined the best donut destination in every state in America just for you.

Bernie Sanders Brings Back Integrity

Adam Steel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Adam Steel

While the value of integrity has diminished when it comes to politics, there is one candidate who is brimming with it. The one candidate who has the most consistent, transparent, and honorable record as a public servant is Bernie Sanders.

Why The Martian Is Still on Top of the World

Tony Varona | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Tony Varona

The Martian, in fact, may be the 21st Century's retelling of The Wizard of Oz -- the long-loved American fable that spoke directly to Americans' anxiety and identity, both as a nation and as individuals.

The 5 Best Halloween Cities in America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Carroll, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy The Skirvin Hotel Spend your Halloween in New Orleans, New York City, Salem, and more of the spooki...

The Right Thing to Say About America

René Zografos | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

I strongly believe I can present accurate responses about how people in the world actually think about the country that we have heard is the greatest country on Earth, and not only quick shallow statements because it's the right thing to say.

U.S. Policies Aggravate Pakistan's Dysfunction

Husain Haqqani | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Husain Haqqani

The military and intelligence services that dominate Pakistani national security decision-making have sacrificed their country's progress and prosperity in their relentless pursuit of military parity with India.

Watch James Baldwin Break Down Our Present-Day Race Problem In 1968

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Sometimes, all you need is 60 seconds to break down even the most complicated idea.  Take the above clip, for instance, from a 1968 epi...

The Future of LGBTQ America? Canada.

Nate Warden | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Nate Warden

This is a piece about the future of America, specifically its LGBTQ population. I referenced the Canadian election because it is topically relevant, but also a greater proxy for the Canadian moral compass and the ease with which it rights itself.

4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

Thrillist | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.

Pumpkin Spice Nation

Jesse Lasky | Posted 10.18.2015 | Taste
Jesse Lasky

I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to sp...

Poor Branding Is Not Pakistan's Biggest Problem

Aparna Pande | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

In anticipation of the visit to Washington by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, scheduled for October 21 to 23, Pakistan's public relations machinery has gone into overdrive to build expectations of a new partnership between Pakistan and the United States.

Can We Talk? Some Tough Love Steps to Ending Racism in Our Time

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Ultimately, this is the first important step on the way toward ending racism: recognizing that every person born of any race or background is created in the image and divinity of God, and their lives matter to God and must matter to me.