Caroline Wade

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Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

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Patagonia Dreaming: Adventures in Torres del Paine

If anywhere can make you feel like a dwarf before nature, it’s <b>Torres del Paine National Park</b> in Chilean Patagonia.<p>If the rugged Cordillera del Paine mountains are the 600,000-acre park’s backbone, the 9,300-foot granite spires form its heart.<p>Along Torres del Paine’s western edge, massive fingers of …

Hiking

The Wine Guide For People Who Can Never Remember Anything About Wine

<i>Caldera is the newest bottle from Bellus Wines, with a label designed by Cherry Bombe creative director Claudia Wu. A portion of its sales benefit the environmental nonprofit Earth Justice.(Photo: Chad Silver)</i><p><i>By Jordan Salcito as told to Catie L'Heureux</i><p>Choosing which wine to buy for a party depends …

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5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Time to See Yellowstone

Among the National Parks, Yellowstone already stands out with its unique collection of hydrothermal features, wildlife, and vast scenery. However, when the busy season ends, and only the hardiest of locals remain, winter comes in hard and transforms Yellowstone into a snow-covered …

Eight Great Cities for Vegetarians Around the World

By Alix Farr, Editor at Trip.com<p>Intrepid vegetarian travelers will always find a way to eat in whichever country they find themselves, but it's definitely a perk to be in a city where steak isn't considered a health food (did somebody say Buenos Aires?). For non-meat-eaters (and that includes …

Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

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Diet heavy on olive oil cuts breast cancer risk by 62%, study says

The fight against<p>breast cancermay begin in the kitchen. A new study suggests that women can dramatically reduce their risk of the disease by following a version of the Mediterranean diet that goes heavy on extra virgin olive oil.<p>Data from a large, randomized clinical trial show that women who did …

Cancer

Illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas

A collection of digital illustrations created by freelance illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas.<p>Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in …

Artist's Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

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