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Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood

Climate change could temporarily make Alaska the new Florida

Detroit isn't looking so bad, either<p>Without coordinated global action, climate change will inevitably render places across the world uninhabitable. The good news: maybe Alaska won't be so cold for a while.<p>In a new article for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer A. Kingson quotes experts who give jarring, …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Google Docs

Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed."<p>He topped them.<p>Williams became one of the world's most successful entertainers, an actor and comedian whose energy …

The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest

Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.<p>Last fall, Kirt Emery was on his motorcycle, cruising up the 99 freeway over the mountains from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield, …

Two more mysterious holes discovered in remote Siberia

Researchers want to investigate two more mysterious holes found by reindeer herders in the Siberian wilderness<p>Researchers investigating a mysterious hole in the remote Siberian tundra might be busy over the next few weeks.<p>Two more formations, which are similar in appearance to the first, have been …

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably | Inc.com

It's common knowledge that most entrepreneurs fail at some point. Sometimes it's a colossal failure that results in a startup closing its doors.<p>Other times, it's just a little hiccup that makes for a great story. Regardless of the severity of the failure, many successful individuals have had just …

Bill Gates

Back to Basics: How to Use Photoshop’s Cool Content Aware Scale Tool

Photoshop’s Content Aware Scale tool doesn’t get much headline time thanks to other popular features like Content Aware Move and, of course, the …