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Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly

Do people have a right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government? And does the Second Amendment reinforce that right? Donald Trump appeared to be referring to such a right recently, in his muddled comments about "Second Amendment people." But trying to discern the thinking behind Trump’s …

101N Ukiah Orr Hot Springs. 1N Moonstone Grill then Lost Whale Inn in Trinidad. Arcata farm tour. Rte 299 to I5 to Redwood National Park.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We Loved in May

<i>Welcome to our monthly roundup chronicling the best books the B&N SFF stable of bloggers has read over the previous month. Old or new, it doesn’t</i> …

5 Fun and Unusual Airbnb Rentals in Tahoe

It’s time to start planning your summer Tahoe trip, but instead of booking a run-of-the-mill hotel room, why not opt for a tiny house, tipi or comfy …

SF Guide

The best family camping spots in the Southwest U.S.

Pull out your family fun bucket list, because these Southwestern campsites are among some of the most beautiful in the country. Camping in states …

RVs

Glacier National Park: Best Day Hikes

There are over 800 miles of trails in the park, but this inside page will try to narrow it down to the best of the best that you can choose from. …

Hiking

Ranking the Bay Area's top 50 camping spots

When it comes to matters of taste, there are as many opinions as people.<p>When it comes to the matter of rating campgrounds, the public votes with their reservations, bookings and tents.<p>That is why the No. 1-rated campground in the greater Bay Area is the Steep Ravine camping cabins, perched on a …

Top 10 Camping Spots in Southern Idaho

My kids have been asking every week since Christmas when they will be able to go camping. Luckily for my kids, Idaho is one of the best places to …

Duct Tape: 19 Uses For The Ultimate Survival Tool

Duct tape has long been heralded for its many uses around the house, on a boat, and in the car. The inexpensive yet durable bonding item also boasts …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

8 Random Items You Have to Add to Your Survival Kit

<i>These random items aren’t normal things you would find in a survival kit.</i><p>When building a survival kit everyone generally follows the same basic …

Extreme Sports

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Like misfortunes, fantasy novels rarely come singly.<p>Maybe it’s because the great grand-daddy of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote a trilogy with an …

Amazing places in California where you can camp for free

Didn't bother making reservations? Want to avoid crowds? If you're willing to get a little more outdoorsy than an RV at a hookup, the Bureau of Land Management has a lot of options for you this Labor Day.<p>The BLM manages millions of acres of U.S. land — one-eighth of the country's landmass — and …

Labor Day

The Best Camping Spots on the Northern California Coast

With mild temperatures, lesser crowds, and year-round open campgrounds, winter can be an ideal time to go camping along the California coast.Perhaps …

Hiking

Truck Camper Ideas

Outdoor enthusiasts head into DCU for annual camping show

WORCESTER - The annual RV & Camping Show is taking place at the DCU Center exhibition hall this weekend. Pictured, sisters Aria, 3, and Emma, 5, …

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Glamping Essentials to Pimp Your Next Camping Trip

Camping has come a long way in the last few years, with the quality, variety and general design of camping gear being better than ever. If like us, …

This Family Switched to Only Organic Foods for Just Two Weeks and Here Is What Happened

<b>The body needs food, we all know that, but what kind of food is best?</b> Conventional foods are what we’re used to eating, well, a high percentage of us.<p>…

Agriculture

The Top 10 Family Vacation Destinations For the Ultimate Getaway

Planning a family vacation can be overwhelming, from finding dates that work with everyone's busy schedules to settling on a destination that the entire crew can agree on. Just working out the details can leave parents wishing for a break. But thanks to the travel experts at Kayak, you can discover …

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The Rise And Fall Of ‘Pinky And The Brain’

From the moment they were introduced in the <i>Animaniacs</i> story, “Win Big,” Pinky and the Brain became the most important laboratory mice in television history. It was the first time that the lovable, dimwitted Pinky would ask his best friend Brain, “What do you want to do tonight?” The reply, as any …

Warner Bros

Best all-inclusive family resorts in the U.S., according to FamilyVacationCritic.com

Best all-inclusive family resorts in the U.S., according to FamilyVacationCritic.com:<p>Bellagio, Las Vegas<p>Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, N.H.<p>Napili Kai Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii<p>Tyler Place Family Resort, Swanton, Vt.<p>Woodloch Pines, Hawley, Pa.<p>Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland, N.Y.<p>Migis …

[Book Cover Gallery] December Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Here’s the latest of our monthly roundups: The science fiction, fantasy and horror books for books releasing in December 2015.<p>Which ones are <i>you</i> most …

Books

Bill Maher’s moral superiority: Grandstanding on Islam and political correctness while tragedy in Paris unfolds

The “Real Time” host wasted no time lighting into Muslims as news of the Paris attacks was still developing<p>“I’m not demonizing, I’m <i>characterizing,</i>” Bill Maher said of the entire religion of Islam on Friday evening, in what appeared to be complete sincerity. Maher is a professed liberal comedian …

Roughing it in Arcosanti, Arizona, a sci-fi mini city said to have inspired 'Star Wars'

I love cushy resorts with their high-thread-count bed linens and fancy spas, but if you're willing to exchange upscale amenities for a cracked bathroom mirror and cobwebs, you might encounter something extraordinary.<p>That was my experience in February at Arcosanti, the rough-around-the-edges, …

Luke Skywalker

Best Family Hotels 2015: the Smith Hotel Awards winners

<i>Call off the search: these are 2015’s top 10 luxury family hotels, as voted for by you, our hard-to-please panel of travel-loving parents.</i><p>More than …

The 10 Best Sci-fi Movies Based On Classic Literature

5. Starship Troopers (1997)<p>Robert A. Heinlein was a “Big Three” science fiction author with an unusually distinct range of style. Many of his early …

This 81-year-old woman is the last person who speaks her tribe's language, so she's making a dictionary

There are literally thousands of languages in the world — but, unfortunately, there are also countless languages, dialects, words, and phrases lost …

The Evolution of Aquaman

Jason Momoa suggested we all refrain from cracking wise at Aquaman — at least until he debuts his newer, grittier self in <i>Batman v Superman</i>. But it's …