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Widow of fallen officer pens open letter to Nike on Kaepernick campaign — it's a must-read

A police officer’s widow penned an open letter to Nike that’s gone viral, telling her raw, personal story and expressing her disgust with the new …

Why your ice maker is making hollow ice cubes and how to fix it

Have you ever wondered why some ice cubes come out hollow? Of course you have. It's frustrating.<p>Not only do hollow cubes melt almost instantly and shatter when they hit the bottom of your glass, but your ice maker is functioning properly otherwise. The ice bin is seemingly full but all of the ice …

Water

7 Common Mistakes DIYers Make with Electrical Projects

If you’re going to handle any electrical projects yourself, you need to keep these in mind.<p>Knowing the difference is huge when understanding …

Home Improvement

11 Best Duck Hunting Kayaks: Compare & Save (2018)

Duck hunting by kayak is becoming more and more popular each season. Small watercraft have always been an invaluable tool when hunting for waterfowl, …

Kayaking

The 13 Best Noir Films to Stream When You're Looking for Something Dark

When noir films were introduced to audiences in the early 1940s, they were captivated by cynical tales of cities rife with steady corruption, easy …

To Feed Your Spiritual Life, Binge on These 5 YouTube Channels

Believers today can benefit from a host of modern tools to access and understand the biblical text. Smartphones enable Bible reading with unique …

3 Reasons Why So Many Millennials Love Socialism

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 03, 2018 8:46 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>It’s true that …

A Photographer’s Tips For Getting Perfect Photos Of The Night Sky

Look, we’ve all done it. Seen something beautiful in the sky — a particularly large, full moon, a meteor shower on a weekend camping trip, intergalactic aliens bent on stealing our water supply hurtling towards Earth — and pulled out our phones, excited to share this moment with our inner circle …

Water

The New Gwen Stefani Is A Lot Like The Old One

Stefani has always been a study in contrasts: a sexy tomboy; a rock star who loves her man and her manicures. So why are we still surprised every time she tells us who she is?<p><b>In 1995, No Doubt</b> were asked to perform alongside Primus and Fishbone at a <i>Roe v. Wade</i> anniversary show. It was the latest …

Crows Are Officially More Badass Than Ravens, Citizen Scientists Report

Crows and ravens are hard to tell apart, but basically, the common raven is bigger than the American and Northwestern crow. So, you might think that …

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

The Zebra

Theo Fleury challenged me to a fight in the parking lot of the United Center. I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it was 20 years ago. …

10 World War II Books Every American Should Read

Opinion<p>Posted: Jun 11, 2018 12:15 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>From the D-Day …

Remembrance Day

50 Bad Jokes That You Can’t Help but Laugh At

Some bad jokes only deserve eye rolls and groans. But somehow, these manage to still be funny.<p>Who’s there?<p>Interrupting cow.<p>Interrupting c–<p>MOO!<p>We had …

A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage

Long before his extravagantly bearded profile appeared on postage stamps and commemorative coins, John Muir was a struggling travel writer. Muir, revered today as the founder of the Sierra Club and an early advocate for national parks, was largely unknown to America’s reading public in 1879 when he …

National Parks

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

Once the weather starts heating up, we’re finally able to fire up our grills. But even if you have one of the best grills on the market, there are still a few grilling accessories you should invest in whether you’re a novice or a grill master.<p>If you want to level up your grilling game this summer, …

BBQ

Outdoor Camping Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing camping and tents in nature in this photo contest with chances to win a Goal …

Camping

The pros and cons of dating every Myers-Briggs personality type

Look, I'm not here to tell you who to date.<p>Attraction is an incredibly subjective matter. What entices one person bores another. What repulses you might get the next average Joe all hot and bothered. What you're looking for as an ENFJ might be entirely different from what your hippy ENFJ coworker …

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Future of Food<p>Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the …

Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone.<p>OK, so these “burner phones,” as they’re often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, …

Batteries

Brace Yourselves: Democrats Could Totally Self-Destruct If Trump Wins A Nobel Peace Prize

The Korean War is coming to an end. It’s the conclusion of the last major chapter of the Cold War. Both sides said there’s an agreement on a peace …

DIY Dictionary: Robertson Screw

Most of us call Robertson screws “square drive” or “socket head” screws. They were invented by Canadian traveling salesman Peter Robertson around …

Take the Most Beautiful Train Ride in the U.S. for $97

If you want to see the best of the west coast, take a train.<p>Disembarking from Seattle, Washington and running all the way to Los Angeles, California, …

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Luxe on a Dime: 14 High/Low Hacks for Using Marble Scraps, from the Remodelista Archives

Lately one high/low hack has been popping up everywhere we look: using bits and pieces of discarded or leftover marble around the house for a luxe …

Hacking

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

A Gallery of 50 Rare Continuity Star Wars Polaroids Taken From the Set of ‘Return of the Jedi’

Polaroid was once one of the most trusted brand names on any film set — in the years before affordable digital cameras Polaroid instant film was a …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Saltwater Reef Aquarium Fish: Captive Care of Shrimpgobies and Snapping Shrimp

<b>Captive Care</b><br>The Shrimpgobies (family Gobiidae) are easy to keep. Their relatively small sizes and less active lifestyles mean you can keep them in …

25 Dad Jokes That Are All Funny, No Filler

Jokes are funny, but dad jokes are funnier.

Jokes

CNET remembers Toys R Us, 'the world's greatest toy store'

It's time to pour one out for Toys R Us. This week, the bankrupt company announced it's shutting its doors for good in the US and UK.<p>While the brand may live on -- Radio Shack and The Sharper Image come to mind -- we may never again wander through the company's giant warehouses full of toys. Even …