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25

Jul

What was the purpose of these giant, concrete arrows?
Dotting the American landscape — from San Francisco to New York — are a series of 70-foot concrete arrows.

23

Jul

8 exotic destinations that are part of the U.S.
If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.
10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

21

Jul

12 U.S. places where your visit could double the population

10

Jul

8 insanely popular sports that are rarely played in the U.S.

04

Jul

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?Among the requirements for naturalization — when a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen — is the famous civics test. Test your patriotic proficiency with these questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services.

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
Among the requirements for naturalization — when a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen — is the famous civics test. Test your patriotic proficiency with these questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services.

19

Jun

10 unforgettable folk art environments
For the unconventional bucket list, these far-out installations and visionary environments across the U.S. are a must.

11

Jun

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.Classic American hiking trails

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.
Classic American hiking trails

06

Jun

Why Danes are happier at work than AmericansWorking less is better for health, well-being and even productivity. So why are Americans still working so many hours?

Why Danes are happier at work than Americans
Working less is better for health, well-being and even productivity. So why are Americans still working so many hours?

03

Jun

What is ‘unpopulation geography’?This map project looks at where human beings aren’t — and brings some interesting data to light.

What is ‘unpopulation geography’?
This map project looks at where human beings aren’t — and brings some interesting data to light.