The Golden Age of Comics might have brought the medium to the mainstream. However, the 2010s made comics bigger and much more lucrative. Thanks to the success of comic book movies — mainly the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the audience for comics has grown substantially. More so, it’s never been easier to stay up to date with comics, thanks to digital releases. And that’s before we even mention the steady rise of webcomics. It was a banner decade for comics, which makes distilling the best ones all that more difficult. Nonetheless, we’re going to try anyway.
Here’s a fun Irish saying you may not have heard before — there are only two kinds of people in this world, the Irish and those who wish they were. Luckily on March 17th, everyone is an honorary Irishman for St. Patrick’s Day and there are a ton of tasty ways to mark the occasion. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for an excuse to get creative in the kitchen, consider making some of these fun desserts served with an Irish twist. From cookies to cake and everything in between, there is something for everyone of any skill set to make. Here are seven recipes you can make to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
What may have once been perceived as a source of entertainment for children or nerds, anime is now embraced as a genre of animation and storytelling that pretty much anyone can enjoy. While anime has been around for decades, the 2010s were pivotal in reaching a global audience. This global reach is thanks to the surge of streaming services, such as Crunchyroll and FunimationNow, that offer anime as soon as it premieres in Japan. Streaming has made it much easier to gain access to anime, thus exposing it to newer audiences. With that said, there were many incredible anime shows and movies released in the 2010s. This selection of anime helped to turn heads and increase its popularity on a mainstream scale.
Each year on March 17, Americans across the country come together to celebrate another culture’s holiday: St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday, which is based on an Irish legend and the patron saint of Ireland, is all about celebrating the Irish spirit. And while it’s most vibrantly celebrated throughout Ireland, there are plenty of American cities that get in on the tradition.
In fact, many U.S. cities with large Irish populations have created new St. Patrick’s Day traditions of their very own. With more than 31 million people with Irish ancestry living in America, there are even more Irish-Americans than residents of Ireland! That alone is a reason to grab a pint and celebrate.
And if you’re looking for a celebration, you don’t have to look far. Plenty of U.S. cities throw huge parties on St. Patrick’s Day, with annual parades, charity runs, and pub crawls happening from coast to coast. From green rivers to green beer, you can find a lively St. Patty’s Day celebration just about anywhere.
But if you’re looking to celebrate somewhere steeped in tradition and Irish heritage, these are the best cities you can visit.
When you think about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, there’s likely one beverage that immediately comes to mind: beer. No party on March 17 is complete unless you’re toasting with a glass of dark, deep Irish beer. And there’s one beer in particular that people love to crack open on this Irish holiday. Guinness, the beer brewed right in Ireland, is synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day.
Guinness is the go-to choice for some of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. It’s particularly popular in cities with large Irish-American populations, like Boston and Chicago, with nearly 13 million pints of Guinness being poured on this holiday alone. But interestingly, Guinness actually isn’t the most popular beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Plenty of partygoers choose Samuel Adams – or even Budweiser and Heineken – instead.
Regardless of whether you’re sipping an Irish-made Guinness or another brew, beer is still the number one drink of choice for any St. Patty’s celebration. And if you’d like to celebrate with a different kind of beer, there are plenty of Irish options you can try.
Check out these top beers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with something tasty that’s inspired by Ireland’s favorite flavors.
Cancer is a scary and unpredictable disease. One of the most severe and common forms is breast cancer, which one in eight women will be diagnosed with in their lifetime. While there is no definitive way to prevent or cure this condition, there are ways to lessen your chances of developing it. One thing you can do is cook with ingredients that have been researched and linked to cancer prevention. Eating certain foods is not an absolute cure or method to prevent developing cancer, though it will create a healthy lifestyle which is the best thing you can do to fight this condition. Here are five food recipes that may help fight breast cancer.
When you’re living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can make even the simplest everyday tasks more difficult. And one necessary but important chore that can be harder to complete is cooking. This small part of your daily routine typically involves a lot of energy that you don’t have as a COPD patient. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to eat regularly, it can worsen your symptoms and overall health. You need to eat properly in order to get essential nutrients and vitamins into your body. That’s why learning quick and easy recipes is so important for COPD sufferers. Here are seven different healthy recipes that are easy for people living with COPD to make.
Looking for love is no easy task. In fact, it’s downright frustrating. It’s tough to find the time to meet new people during your busy daily life – between work and your packed calendar, there’s little room for anything else. And it’s even harder to connect with people in today’s smartphone-focused world.
That’s why online dating is so popular. Dating apps are the preferred way to make connections and find potential partners, especially among millennials. But not all dating apps are created equal. Some do generate long-term relationships and even successful marriages. Others can’t do the same.
So, which dating apps are actually worth your time? Here are the apps people are flocking to, the most popular dating apps available right now.
As more people travel for work and pleasure, hotels are trying to cater to travelers who demand more than just the usual amenities. Gone are the days of upscale hotels trying to satisfy diners with bland on-site restaurants. Now, hotel chains are wooing Michelin-star chefs like Eric Frechon and Jason Atherton by giving them free rein over state-of-the-art kitchens, knowing that it will attract more than just hotel guests. These restaurants are often designed by brilliant minds, like Philippe Starck, and feature bold new dishes served in an elegant setting. Gone are the days when convenience was the only appeal of the on-site hotel restaurant. If you’re interested in traveling with food in mind, here are some of the best hotel restaurants in the world.
The 2010s was busy decade. It was so busy that we often forget that it also happened to be a culture-shifting era for in film, too. Horror movies came back in a big way. As did action movies, period pieces, biopics and, of course, superheroes. Hollywood didn’t make it easy for us to narrow the decade down to its 10 best, but that’s not their problem. Today, we’re going to take a look at the best movies from the 2010s.
Living with psoriasis means you have to carefully manage your health. Psoriasis is a lifelong condition without a cure. And though it can disappear for periods of time, psoriasis can also flare up and be triggered if you aren’t careful. Each flare can bring itchy skin, redness, and plaques in different areas of the body.
So, when you have psoriasis, it’s important to reduce potential triggers to manage your condition. One of the most common triggers can be what you’re eating and drinking. Certain foods can cause flares, while others may be able to help your overall health.
A healthy, balanced diet may be able to help you manage your psoriasis. Although there’s no scientific proof that following a certain diet will help this condition, eating well can only benefit your body. And if you choose certain recipes, with anti-inflammatory ingredients, you may find some help for your psoriasis and its symptoms.
Here are seven recipes that may be able to help you positively manage your psoriasis.
The 2010s were a momentous decade for indie games. The rise of digital storefronts and mobile gaming made it easier for anybody to get their hands on games of all shapes and sizes. With the increased access for consumers, smaller indie developers no longer needed the support of publishers to reach an audience. While this access brought more eyes and money to indie games, it also exposed gamers to some of the most ambitious and innovative games of the decade. When AAA titles stuck to the tried and true, indie games were leaving a lasting mark on the art of artform itself.
The 2010s was a transformative decade for music. Genres collided, artists redefined their image and world records were shattered over and over again. The difference in music from the start and the end of the decade is drastic, and gives us a good hint of what’s to come in the ‘20s. If there’s one thing all of these songs have in common, it’s the undeniable impact each had on a cultural moment. Certain artists had huge milestones in their career, which has earned them some well-deserved recognition on this list. Here are the 10 best songs from the 2010s.
The cost behind that cheap t-shirt you found at the mall is greater than you think. Fast fashion retailers have harmful practices that exploit their workers, the environment and the consumer. Sustainable brands want to end these toxic business models by selling high quality and ethically made fashion. Sustainable fashion is when brands take environmental and social impacts into consideration when creating their product. They’ll make genuine efforts and do things like lower their water consumption, treat their workers well and limit their carbon footprint compared to the average retailer. Here are five fashion brands you can check out for a guilt-free shopping experience.
The 2010s were an incredible decade for TV shows. Just about every possible genre saw a hit TV show, from horror to the supernatural to dramas to sitcoms and comedies. And thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of streaming, it became even easier to catch popular TV shows on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and so much more.
But although there were many, many TV shows airing during this decade, some were far bigger standouts than others. Certain shows became central to pop culture – who can forget tuning in to HBO on Sunday nights for Game of Thrones, or gripping the edge of the couch during certain episodes of Breaking Bad? The most popular shows of the 2010s were riveting and engaging, heart-wrenching and hilarious. And though many of them ended along with the decade, you can still “tune in” online and watch every episode of the biggest hits today.
Whether you’re looking for a classic TV show to binge watch or want to catch up on the culturally relevant hits of the past decade, these are the series from the 2010s that you need to watch.
Visiting popular local bars is fun. But there’s something more exciting – and far more secretive – that you might be able to explore. The next time you’re headed out to sip cocktails and enjoy a bit of ambiance, you should consider stopping by a speakeasy.
First popularized during the Prohibition era of 1920 to 1933, speakeasies are still around today. They were originally secret hideaways that allowed patrons to drink alcohol without being caught. In today’s modern world, they’re exclusive bars that are hidden away in some of the world’s best-known cities.
If you relish a bit of adventure and elegance with your cocktail of choice, it’s time to explore the speakeasies and hidden bars of your own city. Most cities have speakeasies – but because they’re so exclusive, they tend to cater to an elite crowd. However, there are some bars that want to keep their location a secret because they want to create an ambience that’s only possible with a smaller number of patrons.
Certain secret speakeasies are truly the best in the world because they’ve crafted such a unique experience for the few that manage to learn the code, pick the right brick, or find the hidden door. If you’re looking for an unforgettable night out with ambience and amazing cocktails, you should check out these world-class secret speakeasies.
Actors and people who work in the theater are known to be a superstitious bunch. They might be professionals, but they’re always worried that something might go awry. When things do go wrong, performers often suspect the worst. Add in most actors’ propensity towards theatricality, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for deliciously spooky ghost stories that get passed down by generations of performers.
That’s why many theaters around the world are considered by insiders to be haunted. From mysterious happenings behind the scenes to spooky frights that take place on and off stage, some seriously unsettling occurrences can happen once the lights dim inside a theater.
If you’re intrigued by the supernatural and love a good ghost story, these theaters will probably give you shivers. Here are some of the most haunted theaters in the world.
A lot can happen in a decade — especially in the video game industry. Over the course of the 2010s, the industry has seen the fall of giants, the dawn of free-to-play games, and the dominance of digital downloads, just to name a few. Despite all these shifts, the one constant is the quality of games. With so many incredible releases from the past decade, it’s a tough ask to narrow them down to a single list. After much deliberation, we came up with the best 10 games to encapsulate the 2010s.
Reality TV may be one of today’s most popular guilty pleasures. But sometimes, even your favorite reality series can be a lot of drama, bad behavior, and terrible choices. Turning on the TV – whether you’re tuning in to your favorite shows or the nightly news – can seriously stress anyone out.
But not everything on TV brings bad news and stress. You can tune in and restore your faith in humanity. You just need to watch the right reality TV shows. There are shows that are refreshingly drama-free, and many even highlight the best parts of humanity.
Here are some of the best good-natured reality TV shows that’ll help take your mind off everything else.
Disney has finally given the people what they want — a streaming platform dedicated to all of the company’s shows and movies. The catalogue is huge and, with a growing list of Disney+ originals rolling out, there are a lot of options to choose from. Understandably, many people are excited about the popular movie franchises and classic Disney movies and TV shows available to stream. For the first time, fans can watch a lot of forgotten gems that have been flying under the radar. Here are some underrated selections to watch during your next Disney+ binge session.