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September 9, 2021 - How 9/11 Changed the World, Best Guacamole, and the New G-Wagen

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September 9, 2021 - The Diversion - Here are our favorite things we’ve been learning, watching, listening to, and eating this week.

“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.”

Kanye West


What We Didn’t Know on 9/11

Fred Kaplan was at the twin towers that day. It was obvious that the world would change — but he never imagined how.


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How Ice Cream Became the Ultimate American Comfort Food

From Prohibition comfort to wartime morale booster, ice cream has played a surprisingly significant role in the country’s history.
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20 Remodels That Transform Blah Bathrooms

Need a little bathroom inspiration? Look no further than these impressive renovations culled from our archives.
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Cool Material

The Enduring Appeal of the Iconic Zippo Lighter

Almost a century after its founding, Zippo continues to thrive. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons.
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Still Life in 1960s New York

In the 60s and 70s, German-born photographer Evelyn Hofer pointed her lens at New York City’s people and places.
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6 Habits That Help Successful People Maximize Their Time

Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day, but it's what we do with those 1440 minutes that separates the successful from the stagnant. If you want to edge out the competition, hit your goals and achieve more than the week should allow, these following clock hacks should help.


Drake: Certified Lover Boy

Despite mixed reviews, Drake’s sixth album is worth a listen. It's a very familiar journey through the life, mind, and heart of Drake.

Bon Appetit

Your New Favorite Tailgate Dish: The Best Guacamole

You’ll never hear us turn down freshly-made guacamole with crispy, crunchy tortilla chips. This easy guacamole recipe is a classic that’s best made in a Mexican mortar and pestle called a molcajete, but a bowl and a potato masher or fork works fine as well.


All 169 Seinfeld Episodes, Ranked From Worst to Best

Following years of speculation about when and where the historic sitcom would arrive online, it is finally available to stream. But with 169 episodes in the Seinfeld archive, it’s understandable if you’re intimidated by the idea of entering the vault without a guide.

The Verge

Introducing the Electric G-Wagen Concept for the Future

Officially known as the Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz was light on details about the electric SUV while showing it off at the 2021 IAA Mobility show in Munich.

September 9

This Day in History

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Cameras focused on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans—including Ed Sullivan—thought unfit for a family show.

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