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Gear to Upgrade Your Car Camping Experience

Not everyone likes to load up their backpack with all of their gear and hike into the backcountry. In fact, many love to stay in a more accessible …

6 Essential Weather Report Details Every Camper and Backpacker Should Know Before Heading Into the Elements

You probably already know how to read temperature and precipitation forecasts. Those are the ones you check every morning to decide which jacket to grab as you're heading out the door.<p>But when you're heading out into the backcountry to brave the elements, it's important to pay more attention to the …

Why Won't the UK Legalize Ketamine as an Antidepressant?

People have been taking the dissociative anesthetic as a treatment for mental health illnesses for years, but there are specific roadblocks holding it back from widespread medicinal use.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>"It saved my life," says Tiffany Snow. "I would recommend it to anyone …

Mental Health

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Relationships

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

Former SEAL retains right to carry handgun while with his 3-year-old daughter

From <i>Higbie v. Higbie</i> (Conn. Super. Ct. Apr. 15, 2016), a family court case stemming from a divorce:<p>The parties . . . have one child; Mackenzie, age three. . . .The plaintiff/father (age 32) is a former Navy SEAL. At the time of the parties’ marriage in 2008, he was on active duty. He was twice …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Daily Meditation: Yom Kippur

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a passage from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's <i>Letters to the Next Generation:</i> …

Energy | Off The Grid

Articles in Energy<p>An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. …

How It Feels To Be An Atheist In A Highly Religious Society

Death threats, ostracism, and imprisonment in a psychiatric facility: Being an atheist can be dangerous.<p>"The day I decided to declare my atheism and discuss it publicly was the end of an era of my life. Some of my friends from the pre-atheism-declaration era won't accept me any more. I now have …

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2 hours ago<p>You can skimp on a good pillow when camping. But don’t.<p>2 hours ago<p>Sitka branched outside of its hunting market with the Train, Travel, and …

Camping

The Strange Death & Rebirth of God.

Science has long been gaining ground in a several hundred-year battle with religion that began with the dawn of modernity and is still not …

Taking Solar to the Next Level

<i>Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory</i><p>Google grabbed headlines last month with a tool that makes it easier than ever before to go solar. Project Sunroof allows its users to determine exactly how much solar power could be generated at their address, how much it would cost, and even which local …

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Report: Curb Carbon Emissions or Grow Money Trees

Transitioning to clean energy is like saving for retirement: Invest a little now, and you’ll earn bigger dividends than investing a lot more …

Sustainable Business

The green investments that can put you in the black

As Community Energy Fortnight beings, investors can check out the renewable schemes offering returns of up to 13%<p>Richard Body is an energy pioneer. The IT consultant is a director of the Torrs Hydro scheme in New Mills, Derbyshire, which was one of the first community-owned hydroelectric schemes to …

Solar Power Windows Ready For Production

Solar power windows that can generate electricity from sunshine will soon be available from two companies. The cost more but pay for themselves in 1 …

University Student Fed Up With Campus Rent Built His Own Tiny House & Now Lives Off The Grid

I'm in!<p>The tiny house movement continues to grow and for good reason. Whether it be couples converting their trucks into three story homes or former …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: artificial leaves and green roofs

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Silicon Valley is a hotbed for technology, but it will soon be known for green building as well. Last week architects unveiled plans to build the world's …

Green Roofs

Solar Thermal Electric Plants: Enabling a reliable grid

Solar Novus Blog<p>Solar CEO Unfazed by Solar Tariff<p>The Clock is Ticking on The Other ITC<p>Studying the Impact of the Solar Eclipse on Solar Power<p>The US …

Once cutting edge, solar power becoming as commonplace as commuting

Five solar projects sprouting along the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 3 are not the largest in the state, but they are among the most visible and …

Should you install thermodynamic panels on your home?

They are touted as a free source of clean, unlimited energy to heat your water but the first independent test suggests they are not as efficient as thought<p>Thermodynamic panels have been touted as “a free source of natural, clean and inexhaustible energy providing 100% of your hot water needs, 365 …

IKEA's Modular Better Shelter Housing Unit is a solar-powered emergency home for refugees

1/7<p>Better Shelter Housing Unit<p>The refugee crisis has finally captured the world's attention, but IKEA has been helping people on the ground for …

Islam Is What You Wear

I was scrolling along on Instagram yesterday, randomly clicking through people in an attempt to find new makeup hacks, nice outfits, someone with a …

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Solitaire and Minesweeper were created to trick you into learning things about computers

It turns out that both games were reportedly designed to teach people the skills they would need to use these newfangled personal computers.<p>Take Solitaire for instance, which was rolled out in 1990. Sure, it was convenient that it was a game that could be played with one person, but the real …