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Great Summer Hiking in Banff National Park

<i>This piece was written in partnership with – recommendations and opinions are Modern Hiker’s.</i><p>Now is the perfect time to visit Canada’s …

#TheLIST: Spring's Hottest Breakout Novels

Meet 24 debut authors you need to know.<p>Whether you're planning a weekend escape or scheduling a little more "me" time this spring, you're no doubt craving some fresh reads, too. We've rounded up this season's hottest debut novels, because as you're buzzing around spring cleaning, you'll probably …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent. Here are eight little-known havens to soak up seascapes, fishing villages, and local lore.<p>> Pico (Azores/Portugal)<p>The Azores are quietly luring adventurers for hiking, climbing, and biking. Those in the know beeline to Pico, the chain’s …

Taiwan orders parents to limit children's time with electronic games

Parents in Taiwan face hefty fines if they let their offspring spend too long gaping at televisions or playing video games<p>Parents in Taiwan are now legally obliged to stop their children spending too much time using "electronic products" such as video games and televisions.<p>Under rules passed last …


Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …


10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

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Artist Documents The Inside Of A Women's Jail Through Raw And Disturbing Comic Series

In June 2014, comic artist Elana Pritchard was arrested for violating a court order. For two months, she served time for her violation in the women’s division of the Los Angeles County jail system, first at Century Regional Detention Facility and then at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. As an …

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4 Sky Events This Week: Inner Planets Dance While Saturn Dazzles

The moon rides above Saturn, while bright Venus points to faint Mercury.<p>An eclipse of a volcanic moon by the king of planets, Jupiter, will thrill stargazers this week, as Earth's moon rides above the ringed world, Saturn.<p><b>Moon meets Maiden.</b> On Tuesday, January 13, early birds will enjoy a …

Must-Have Hiking Gear Inspired by Wild, Starring Reese Witherspoon

Today's the day we've been waiting for: <i>Wild</i>, starring Reese Witherspoon, is finally hitting theaters.<p>The film is an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed<b>’</b>s …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …