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THE GOLD RUSH IS STILL ON

Every year, members of the Gold Prospectors Association of America pack up their RVs in search of adventure, friendship, and a bucketful of pay dirt.
BEHIND THE MUZAK

For nearly a century, background music has transformed the way we experience public spaces. Now, companies have a new mission: to brand every quiet moment of your day.
DELICIOUS STARTS HERE

Depending on your point of view, sourdough mothers, a fermented mix of water and yeast, are either the ultimate matriarchs — they can create offspring loaves every day for hundreds of years — or actually more like babies: if you don't nurture them regularly, they will die.
DECEPTION SPRINGS ETERNAL

Natural springs are abundant in Maine, and everyone wants a piece of the action: from upstart purveyors of raw water to corporations like Nestlé. But is all water created equal? It depends on who you believe.
CRYSTAL RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME

A new generation has gravitated toward crystals in hopes of finding on-trend spiritual solace. But for the veteran dealers and collectors at the country’s biggest gems and minerals showcase, a beautiful rock has timeless appeal.
WHO IS JOHN FRUM?

One day in 1900 or 1940, or at some point in between, a man whose name was John Frum — although he might not have been a man, and his name might not have been John Frum — arrived on Tanna island, in an archipelago that was then called the New Hebrides but is now called the Republic of Vanuatu.
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