Best of the Best Lists: Week of Friday, August 8
This week, the internet gifted us with yet another crop of lists with which to procrastinate. Our favorites covered everything from fashion and fitness to travel and college students who think PBR stands for piggyback ride.
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o can add "Style Icon" to her rapidly expanding résumé with her Best Dressed debut. Also honored: Neil Patrick Harris, Prince William, and St. Vincent.
Low on free time? Consider moving to Bloomington, Indiana. The city ranked highest for work-life balance based on weekly hours worked, commute time, income, and cost of living.
From Blacksmith, a Queen-themed coffee shop in Texas, to Hawaii’s Beach Bum Café, which roasts one cup of coffee at a time, this list showcases the must-stop java shop in all 50 states.
Move over, San Diego. The title of America’s Favorite Zoo goes to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and its stunning geodesic dome.
The food is merely an afterthought at these 100 restaurants, which look out on views of oceans, mountains, and downtown skylines.
The next generation of teetotalers will be coming out of Brigham Young University, which took the time to tweet about the hardest drink available on campus: fat-free chocolate milk.
Who is the fittest male athlete in sports? Based on strength, speed, endurance, and agility, the editors at Sports Illustrated say it’s a certain basketball player from Akron, Ohio.
You can’t truly get away from it all if you’re bringing other people with you. Go it alone at these capsule hotels, yoga retreats, and other sanctuaries for the solo traveler.
Traveling from Kansas City to Wellington, New Zealand? That’s going to cost you a cool $23,000. With airfare prices this high, you might want to look into a rowboat.
With Japanese animation legend (and Oscar winner) Hayao Miyazaki flirting with retirement, there’s no better time to check out his impressive oeuvre. Luckily, IGN is here to help.