Last week, I shadowed (and swam with) Olympian Jessica Hardy, a gold-medal swimmer, at her practice in Los Angeles. This is what I learned about what it takes to make it to the Games.
If you don’t agree, go ahead and re-rank them yourself.
Get in a United State of mind!
“I hate America. I really hate America. Write it down again: I hate America.”
“We had a lot of fun,” said a pretty pumped astronaut about his experience traveling around the World 2,700 times and covering more than 71 million miles.
AKA your new bucket list.
Les Américains ne peuvent pas être bons partout.
La différence principale ? Beaucoup de cheveux gris.
From sea to shining sea? Or your house to the post office?
People gathered across the country Thursday for a national moment of silence to pay tribute to Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on Saturday.
Here’s what American military members and Iraq War veterans are saying on the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper about the tense situation in Iraq.
Someone has to profit from your parking ticket!
Thank you, Landon.
Behind every great man is a great woman. Duh.
Storms in Mexico caused flooding that knocked over the 20-foot border fence just west of Nogales, Arizona. Another section of the fence was also destroyed just east of the city, where someone cut a section large enough for a car fit in.
There’s a reason why they call L.A. the “City of Angels.”
Red, white, and where are you?
For the first time, sexual orientation has been included in a major survey by the Centers for Disease Control.
There’s no such thing as “Irish” potatoes?!
“The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the U.S. Embassy has been asked to leave Germany.”
Take off your runners, slip on your housecoat, and read this list. Inspired by the Tumblr, What’s Different In Canada.
America and Australia are great nations. United? Unstoppable!
Here’s hoping these people are actually just really committed to sarcasm.
FORTUNE Magazine has scientifically figured out what the greatest things in America are… Can you guess?!
If you can’t handle the burn, go back to Iceland. Via Reddit’s subreddit ‘Murica.
“I don’t know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home man.”
Just because America isn’t a person doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get it a card.
United States of Being the Best.