Vacation

Want The Biggest Bang For Your Vacation Buck? Be A Size Queen & Choose Quantity Over Quality

You’ve got about one month left, people — one month to plan, pay for, and embark on that last-minute vacation. The question is: should you? I’m not being facetious. Not all vacations are built the same. Some are truly relaxing. Others…

AutoZone

In Case You Missed It: AutoZone Slapped With $185 Million Fine For Discrimination (And It Won’t Appeal)

Where there’s smoke, people say, there’s fire. And in the case of corporations, where there’s one kind of discrimination, there’s probably more. As proof, look no further than AutoZone, which scores a dismal 15 out of 100 points on HRC’s Corporate…

Canary app for iPhone

Dude. Dude. DUDE. Are You Too Drunk Or Stoned To Drive? Canary App Can Tell You

Since the debut of the iPhone in 2007, startups have been dreaming of ways to help drivers determine whether they’re too drunk or high to get behind the wheel. Their methods have often relied on dongles that plug into a headphone…

Map of literary road trips by Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez

Looking For That Once-In-A-Lifetime Vacation? Follow One Of These 12 Great Literary Roadtrips

Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez at Atlas Obscura have put together a gorgeous, interactive map of 12 great American literary roadtrips. From A Walk Across America to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, they’ve detailed each author’s route and…

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Did The EEOC Make LGBT Protections The Law Of The Land In America?

Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a ruling that could help end workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans — including those in the auto industry. The ruling stemmed from a complaint against U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, which was…

'Silly Dog' by Wikimedia user Allen Watkin

How Should You Remove Pets From A Stranger’s Locked Car?

I love my dogs. Given a choice between curling up with them and napping away the afternoon or taking a Maserati Quattroporte out for a spin with Hugh Jackman — complete with makeout stops at scenic overlooks — I would have have a very hard…

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Homophobe Fired By Ford Last Year Finally Sues For Damages (And Is Probably Doomed To Lose)

Earlier this year, we told you about Thomas Banks, a product engineer employed by Rapid Global Business Solutions who had been contracted to work for Ford Motor Company. Things went fine for about three years, but then last summer, Banks read an article on Ford’s…

Trans-friendly companies (via HRC, Business Insider)

Ford, Toyota Among The Most Trans-Friendly Companies In The U.S.

The HRC’s Corporate Equality Index gives us a good idea of how LGBT-friendly a company may (or may not) be. These days, those that come up short usually stumble on the “T” part of the acronym. Statistics bear that out:…

“Economy Class Cabin Hexagon” seating configuration by Zodiac Seats France

This Is The Worst Idea For Airplane Seating Ever — And It’s Patented

A company called Zodiac Seats France has patented what is perhaps the dumbest — or at least the most unpleasant — airplane seating configuration of all time. Wired has the scoop. The goal of the design is “to increase cabin density…

2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ

2015 Chevrolet Silverado: A Very Versatile Love

We’re halfway through the year, and you know what that means: 2016 models will be rolling into showrooms faster than Sarah Palin can sign a resignation letter. It also means that you may be able to score deals on 2015 models…