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A Photographer's Quest to Document America's Vanishing Roadside Rest Stops

Ryann Ford | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Ryann Ford

For the past five years, I've driven all over the country documenting America's rest stops. With drive-thrus and gas stations at nearly every exit, rest areas are losing the fight and are vanishing in nearly every state. Shortly after moving to Texas from California seven years ago, I was struck by a recurring sight - the humble rest stop. The more of these roadside parks I saw, the more inspired I became - there were tables shaded by faux oil rigs, teepees and wagon wheels, and geometric shapes echoing classic mid-century design.

Dry Your Hair Faster... With A Spray

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 05.23.2014 | Style

What if we told you there was a magical hair serum that could cut down drying time? Well, this product might be a possibility. The Daily Mail test...

LOOK: White Sands Goes Girly

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.24.2012 | Miami

It was all feminine, all the time at White Sands' Swim Week runway show. From ruffles to ruching to florals to sequins, taking in the Australian l...

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.