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An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

A State-by-State Look at When Guys Get Married

Fatherly | Posted 09.17.2015 | Weddings

Broadly speaking, the more competitive a heterosexual male finds his local dating pool, the earlier he's apt to take a knee. Utah's ratio is nearly even, and states with similar ratios -- or states with fewer women than men -- generally see grooms suiting up closer to their mid-20s.

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Never Get Lost Again With This Basic Trick

Map Happy | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some people are born with a sense of direction and some aren't. I just happen to be born with an excellent one, even if I don't know where most countries are on the map.

Get Lost In These Maps Of Fictional Literary Worlds

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts

If you’re looking for something -- a geographic landmark, your childhood home, a favorite spot near your college campus -- it shouldn’t t...

Watch Obesity Spread Across The Country

Max Galka | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Galka

The word pandemic brings to mind an infectious disease that spreads through the world's population causing a global health crisis. So I found it interesting to see that many scientists are now using the term to describe obesity.

The Global Extremes of Population Density

Max Galka | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Max Galka

Only 5 percent of the world's population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Believe it or not, it's true. There are just as many people living in the small red area as there are living in all the blue areas combined.

Joe Satran

This Map Shows The Real-World Equivalents Of The Seven Kingdoms | Joe Satran | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment

Caution: This post contains minor spoilers from "Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire." Still reeling from Sunday's season 5 finale of "Gam...

The Best Free Offline Maps for Traveling

Map Happy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I'm always happily the person who takes responsibility for knowing where to go or how to get there, even when I don't really know how to get there.

Nick Wing

This Music Festival Knows It Can't Stop People From Doing Drugs, So It's Trying To Keep Them Safe Instead | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

The upcoming Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival, which starts Thursday in Bradley, California, is a drug-free event. But rather than pretend this la...

The Wealthiest Zip Codes In America

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ever wonder where the wealthiest people in America live? Thanks to a new map from data company Experian, you can catch a glimpse. The map mar...

Alissa Scheller

6 Maps That Show How Deeply Segregated Baltimore Is | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

Protests erupted in Baltimore this week following the fatal arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died on April 19 after sustaining a sever...

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Gabriel Arana

538's Nate Silver To Vox: Quit Jacking Our Stuff | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Numbers guru Nate Silver accused news site of repurposing its maps without attribution on Twitter Monday, saying only “about 20%” of the m...

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

Short Film Explores The Unexpected Beauty Of Vintage Maps

Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts

The Los Angeles Review of Books is proud to present a new short documentary from LA-based filmmaker Alec Ernest. "Living History: The John Feathers Ma...

If You Need a Sense of History, Read a Map

Ann Morgan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Stewart culled through scholarly works, diaries of expeditions, local histories, maps, railway guides and government documents to trace how Americans placed names on the land. But it is his insight and ability to comment on our culture that pulls all of this data into a story.

Europe's Only Desert Is Hidden In The Corner Of Spain

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

What's the only continent without a single desert? According to the popular trivia factoid, the answer is "Europe." But that's not strictly true.

Joe Satran

This Map Shows The Most Lucrative Animal Product In Each State | Joe Satran | Posted 02.20.2015 | Taste

Do you live in a beef state, a milk state or...?

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfi...

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

Map Happy | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I wanted to give the tool a try to see how well it would serve as a guide when the Internet has betrayed me. To my surprise, OK Maps is remarkably easy to use. The only major downside I found was that saved maps are well, just maps: raw, downright simple maps.

Joe Satran

2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works | Joe Satran | Posted 01.23.2015 | Taste

There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts.

Maps and Conflict

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

During the Middle Ages maps of the world often placed Jerusalem at the center. This was based on the vulgate, the Latin, translation of Ezekiel 5:5 which Jerome understood to mean Jerusalem as terrae umbilicus, the "navel of the earth."

This Edwardian Board Game Reveals Something Surprising About English Tourism

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.01.2015 | Books

Maps are typically perceived as practical, neutral objects -- the road map in the glove compartment of your car is a faithful representation of the te...

The White Christmases We Used To Know Are A Lie, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

Were Christmases of yore actually more merry and bright? Or were Grandpa's tales of walking uphill both ways through five feet of snow to drag home th...