Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]

Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]

(Christmas music) – So much snow, so many sweaters, so many patterns, a lot of eggnog, a tree. – [Narrator] This holiday season you’re probably gonna watch an iconic holiday movie. In fact, it’s the third most popular holiday tradition in America, after decorating the tree and decorating the house. So whether it’s Ralphie inRead More Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]

Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus is all over America. There are statues in his honor. Streets and cities are named after him. He’s got his own national holiday– complete with parades. For centuries, Columbus has been celebrated as the “brave explorer” who “discovered” the “New World.” “We celebrate Columbus Day.” “The anniversary of that day in 1492, whenRead More Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained

Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained

Everything in Star Wars has a story. Every character, every weapon, every planet, every ship. It has one of the most involved taxonomies of any movie universe ever: There are visual dictionaries, museums, a wiki site — all dedicated to the origins of the characters. There are rules for what belongs in this universe. ItRead More Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained

The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s $2 million hidden treasure

The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s $2 million hidden treasure

This is the moment Estelle and I began to question our sanity. There’s definitely a promising cave down there. I don’t know if it’s a bear den or a mountain lion den. We’re right about here just outside of Yellowstone National Park. And we’re looking for a tiny box about the size of a happyRead More The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s $2 million hidden treasure

The unseen face of meth use

The unseen face of meth use

“Methamphetamine –” “This is what i do to motivate myself, a little bit.” “A drug that was also known for a while as redneck cocaine. “A little bit … Rrrah.” Dr. Perry Halkitis: “Believed to be only used by hicks in rural areas. They use it, but so do gay men in urban centers.” Courtney:Read More The unseen face of meth use

Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

It’s more expensive to live in Hong Kong than anywhere in the world. Hong Kong has been ranked the least affordable housing market in the world eight years in a row and by a long shot. Housing prices are now almost 20 times more than annual income. That means that a household making $50,000 USDRead More Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

The (mostly) true story of hobo graffiti

It ranges from elaborate murals … to crude scribbles on bathroom walls. Leaving your name, or “tag,” on things that aren’t yours is an age-old practice in bragging rights – just to say, “I was here.” And the more intricate the tag or more challenging the spot, the better. But, this story isn’t about theRead More The (mostly) true story of hobo graffiti

Inside North Korea’s bubble in Japan

It’s graduation day at a children’s school in Tokyo. From the metro station it’s just ten blocks to their school, but these children aren’t totally safe. Old men from their community have to stand at every corner to make sure that these kids aren’t harassed or bullied. It’s happened before. In fact, there’s been aRead More Inside North Korea’s bubble in Japan

The diet that helps fight climate change

The diet that helps fight climate change

I have to admit that when it comes to food, I’m a total sucker. Whether it’s sugar or grease or carbs, pretty much bring it on! And I spend a lot of time in Montana, so for me, that medium rare, grass fed ribeye steak? Pretty much as good as it gets. I know. IRead More The diet that helps fight climate change

Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s neglected neighborhoods

If you go to a Google map of Rio de Janeiro and put it into 3D mode, you can see what the city looks like as it was designed by urban planners. But you will also notice parts of the city that don’t look like the rest. See the difference? The people who live inRead More Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s neglected neighborhoods