• Myths About College Majors

    14 hours ago.

    With the first round of early applications off to college, high school seniors will next feel the pressure to choose a college major. But does making this decision early even matter?  And furthermore, does your college major truly predict the…

  • TIO NZ: Martinborough to Wellington

    2 days ago.

    In the very first story we posted for this trip, we mentioned how Maori lore describes New Zealand's North Island as a great fish that got plucked from the sea. Today, the mouth of that fish is Wellington, compact and as…

  • TIO NZ: Hawke's Bay, Napier & Hastings

    3 days ago.

    We now know for sure where Little Bo Peep's charges got off to. Only several days into New Zealand and there is absolutely no doubt. Sheep salted the landscape, 50 shades of green, as we continued on our Kiwi adventure…

  • TIO New Zealand: North Island, So Far

    5 days ago.

    In Aotearoa, in the Maori's "land of the long white cloud," the adventure began for us on New Zealand's North Island, according to legend, "the fish pulled from the sea by the trickster demigod Maui." And what a catch it…

  • 7 Reasons to Remain Single

    1 week ago.

    Choosing to remain single does not mean choosing to be unromantic. It could be a very evolved choice. We are curating this story from the Huff Post, who curated it from The School of Life. Anyone who lives alone and…

  • TIO, LA: Skirball Center, Celebrating Diversity

    2 weeks ago.

    The visit to the Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center was an afterthought. After all, the award-winning space was designed as a play area largely for families and kiddos. The truth is this magical, make-believe space, the result of a collaboration…

  • TIO LA: Chagall at LA County Museum

    2 weeks ago.

    The German art critic Karl With, who published a life of Marc Chagall in 1923, began his book with two definitions: "Chagall is Russian" and "Chagall is an eastern Jew (Ostjude)." The author went on: "One part of him is…

  • Your Sleep & Daylight Savings Time

    2 weeks ago.

    Daylight savings ends Sunday morning. That means at 1 a.m. it will be midnight. It might also mean your sleep schedule is disrupted. And that means trouble. Writing for the New York Times' Smarter Living, Tim Herrara talks about "Feeling…

  • That Word Is On The Tip Of Your Tongue – But

    2 weeks ago.

    Been there. Done that. Mid-thought, mid-sentence, suddenly the word on the tip of the tongue just won't drop off. In this story for Smarter Living in The New York Times, Tim Herrara assures us that these momentary hiccups are not…

  • Halloween: A History

    2 weeks ago.

    It's not all about pumpkins, costumes and candy – though more candy is sold for Halloween than any other time of the year. (The estimate from The National Confectioners Association is well over 500 million pounds annually.) Early days of the holiday…

  • Halloween Goes International

    2 weeks ago.

    According to Brian Handwerk in Nat Geo, Halloween is no longer an American holiday.  The spookfest is going global. Halloween is spreading around the globe like a zombie outbreak. From Germany to Japan, young adults are embracing the holiday—particularly its…

  • TIO Left Coast So Far: Oysters & Wyeth, A Pearl

    2 weeks ago.

    On our road trip to the Left Coast, so far we have enjoyed fabulous food (earth-to-plate at Seattle's wonderful Terra Plata; oysters harvested a few yards away at a roadside restaurant in Hama Hama, Washington), also food for thought, including…

  • Unbundling Of The Home: Amazon, Tesla & Apple

    3 weeks ago.

    You could be on your iPhone or iPad reading this story, but you might also be at home at your desk. It’s a winter evening and it just got dark and cold in your office. But you are tired and…

  • Tall Tales/TIO Denver: "The Body of an American," A Review

    3 weeks ago.

    "The Body of an American" is now up at Denver’s Curious Theatre Company through December 9, 2017. Tickets here. Our Denver theater critic, award-winning author Mark Stevens, reviews the production. “The Body of an American,” by Dan O’Brien, is about war…

  • Best Friend Handbook: S.O.S. Mother Earth

    3 weeks ago.

    My friend Katherine Stuart writes a wonderful blog,”Best Friend Handbook,” everything from fashion and beauty tips to nutrition and recipes – including recipes for success. In this special case, in light of recent, dark moves by the EPA and the current…

  • Rhiannon Giddens Writing Next "Hamilton"?

    4 weeks ago.

    The headline in Katherine Brooks' the Huffington Post article read: "Banjo Player From North Carolina Is Writing The Next 'Hamilton': Newly dubbed MacArthur 'Genius' Rhiannon Giddens wants to bring one of the most overlooked moments in American history to the…