Every year around this time, Tim Herlihy visits scores of bars, pubs and restaurants across the country, extolling the many virtues of Tullamore D.E.W., the exceptional Irish whiskey with a history dating back nearly two centuries. As the national brand ambassador for the distinguished distillery, it’s this Irishman’s job to share his passion for the potent potable with as many people as possible.
Fake news may be something that we contend with daily, but how often have you yourself repeated a statement without checking whether or not it’s true?
Blind daters Megan and Jason just met in the Epic Limo that’s taking them to dinner downtown at the newly opened Monkey King restaurant. She’s an award-winning interior designer, and he helps run a vacation rental business. So is it only a matter of time until she’s picking out accents to upgrade his properties? Or will a lack of sizzle lead this date to fizzle?
Several of today’s top nonfiction authors aren’t only superb scribes — they’re also among the most profound podcasters in the industry. In fact, many of the minds behind the most popular titles on Blinkist have their own shows where they tear into topics ranging from finance and philosophy to religion and relationships. With so much compelling content out there, it’s clear that today’s most influential authors have a lot more to say than just what’s in their books.
You pull up to the take-out place around the corner, browse your options for a moment, then ask for the daily special plus a side of greens and a cookie for dessert. You fork over some cash, and a seconds later, the friendly cashier hands you your order. “Enjoy your cannabis!” she says with a smile. Welcome to 2018, when a whole new kind of “happy meal” is on the menu in North America.
While it’s not entirely unheard of for a PACIFIC blind dater to end their evening on all fours, it’s rare that both daters begin the night on hands and knees. And even less frequently are farm animals involved. Yet that’s what’s happening tonight, as Ashley and Kyle are about to do yoga with a herd of hooved creatures before going boating on Lake San Marcos.
Pacific Beach’s long-awaited Waterbar opened in time to kick off the New Year just south of Crystal Pier. Filling the 6,700-square-foot void left by the long-standing Joe’s Crab Shack, Waterbar continues the trend of upscale establishments slowly overtaking the coastal community.
Next month marks 15 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, an international effort to map—or sequence—the 3.2 billion pairs of nucleotides that make up our DNA and determine how they each affect our physiology. This ambitious undertaking lasted 13 years, cost more than $2 billion, and involved 20 teams of scientists from half a dozen countries.
Have you ever wished you were taller, leaner, or maybe had a different eye color? Or have you ever wondered what life would be like if you possessed a genius IQ or an olympian’s physique? While it can be fun to fantasize about changing qualities about ourselves, the technology now exists to alter the traits we pass onto our children. Thanks to the astonishing strides made by genetic engineers in recent years, in the near future, it could be common practice for parents to enhance their offspring.
Here’s a fun trick: Go to Google Image Search, type in “future phones,” and adjust the settings so your query only returns results from 2008 and earlier. (This link should save you some time.) You’ll find some pretty wild concepts, few of which look anything like the devices most of us carry around today. And though it might be hard to believe, it’s just as likely we have no idea what the technology of 2028 will look like. Yet that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate.