Ariel Montanez

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Entrepreneurship Taught Me I Suck At These 10 Things!

Being a entrepreneur isn’t something I grew up wanting to become. I’m not sure growing up I even knew what an entrepreneur was. I did know my dad …

Watch Gisele lose it during the Rio Olympics opening ceremony (and other musical highlights)

Percussion thumped as if in perpetual motion inside Maracana Stadium in Rio for the opening of the 2016 Olympics.<p>But would Brazil have it any other way?<p>While athletes from around the world entered the arena as part of the Parade of Nations, drummers and bell-shakers dressed in vibrant-colored …

Remembering Bob Dylan and John Lennon’s Drugged-Out Limo Ride

By May 1966, John Lennon and Bob Dylan had become the only serious candidates for the newly conceived “Spokesman of a Generation” title. At the …

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

8 Masculine Colours To Redefine Your Man Cave

Here’s our top pick of colours you need to be fearlessly diving into this year, as predicted by the colour connoisseurs, Pantone.<p>2016 sees a year …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

20 Smart Apps For Enterpreneurs To Use

Running a successful business is hard, especially if you don’t have the right tools at hand. Razor sharp time management skills and keeping your …

The 10 most inhumane laws courtesy of Southern Republicans

“Southern hospitality” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to lawmakers in Mississippi and Texas<p>Alex Henderson<p>March 26, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>The extreme right has been in a state of maximum anxiety during the Barack Obama era. Between growing acceptance for same-sex marriage, the implementation …

Rights & Freedoms

Jesus would hate you all — and you didn’t build that: The truth about the ultra-rich and their New York Times apologists

<b>(AP/Reuters/Nam Y. Huh/Joe Mitchell/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>Conservatives are fighting a war on poverty, which really means a war on poor people — and a defense of the rich<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 26, 2015 6:59pm (UTC)<p>There they go again. Conservatives are back again with their “war on poverty,” which is to …

Income Inequality

When the South Wasn’t a Fan of States’ Rights

The strange, often forgotten, history of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.<p>Whenever I lecture to non-academic audiences about the Civil War era, someone is bound to insist that the South fought for states’ rights rather than the long-term survival of slavery. In an extreme version of this view, …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

Venezuela crisis deepens as Maduro seeks support abroad

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll …

Venezuela

Army opens grueling Ranger jobs to women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army will allow as many as 60 women to participate in the next Ranger course, allowing women for the first time to compete in …

Military

Elon Musk's Next Plan: Millions of Tesla Electric Cars and Factories On Three Continents

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, in Detroit to urge automakers to increase their investment in electric cars, said his company could build as many as 2 million cars by 2025, which would require factories in China, Europe and a second U.S. location, most likely on the East Coast.<p>Such production would be …

The left strikes back! Democrats are making actual populist policy proposals

<b>Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi (AP/Charles Dharapak/Carolyn Kaster/Reutesr/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Obama’s community college plan plus House Democrats’ 1% tax hikes transcend the pinched politics of the possible<p>Joan Walsh<p>January 13, 2015 6:20pm (UTC)<p>I wrote last week …

Middle-class

10 Professional Development Resources for 2015

<i>‘Great teachers create great students!’</i><p>As the teachers are the most inspiring and the motivating key factor in students’ learning and achievement; …

Democrats’ new plan to fight inequality is pretty good — but makes one big mistake

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Why House Democrats’ plan to tax Wall Street and help the middle class is being held under by the “submerged state”<p>Elias Isquith<p>January 12, 2015 7:20pm (UTC)<p>I know that beggars can’t be choosers, and that ours is a time when economic liberalism shuffles meekly through the …

Middle-class

5 Cheap Gas Factoids That'll Get Your Motor Running

One way to appreciate the way gas price have plunged is to simply gas up. Depending on what you drive and where you live, filling up the tank is …

Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic.<p>Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, …

Saudi Arabia

Chevy Bolt EV concept hints at the future of affordable electric cars

Those rumors of GM developing its own affordable electric car? Yep, they're true. Chevrolet has unveiled the Bolt EV concept, its vision of a vehicle that can deliver 200 miles of all-electric driving for about $30,000 after tax credits. It's not as slick as a Tesla Model S, but it promises an …

Incoming Texas governor’s office reassures conservatives he doesn’t want to give poor people health care

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>Contrary to earlier reports, Greg Abbott has no plans to expand Medicaid<p>Luke Brinker<p>January 12, 2015 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Last week brought news of a potential Obamacare shocker: According to Texas insiders, Greg Abbott, the state's stridently conservative governor-elect, was open to …

Health Care

Nanowire-Coated Fabric Keeps You Warm So Your House Won’t Have To

The high-tech alternative to throwing on an extra sweater<p>Instead of turning up the thermostat up this winter, why not just throw on some nanowire-coated clothing to stay toasty?<p>According to the International Energy Agency, indoor heating accounts for almost half of total global energy usage, mainly …

Stanford University

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law’s many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, “What Obamacare Doesn’t Do.”<p>Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that <i>60 Minutes</i> itself didn’t …