Ed Flores

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App of the Month: FastSeas Weather Routing

It’s the question of the ages: Should I stay, or should I go? To offer a bit of clarity into this, at least as far as passage planning goes, is …

Weather

What every sailor should know how to do

Don’t head out to sea without knowing what to do when emergencies—both small and large—arise. To achieve this goal, Sailing Magazine details six …

Sailing

Test Sails on the Jeanneau 440 and 490

Every 10 years or so, a new wrinkle in boat design or layout comes along that alters the way in which we perceive cruising boats. Way back when (OK, …

A Recovering Puerto Rico Stars In Hurray For The Riff Raff's 'Pa'lante' Video

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017. Almost nine months later, some citizens remain without power or water, and a larger portion of the population still feels traumatized and abandoned.<p>Those less-than-effective relief efforts have inspired artists, musicians and …

Caribbean

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they’re all elements of one massive tale of corruption.<p>The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of.<p>There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Fuel System Maintenance

In the pantheon of sailing saints, nestled between St. L. Francis Herreshoff and Father Joshua Slocum, I propose that we canonize Rudolf Diesel as …

A Cartoon History of Colonialism in Puerto Rico

‘My sexual education was limited to imagination, Google, the great novels of the mid-twentieth century, and the horny men who wrote them’<p>If you were …

Puerto Rico

Returning to Vieques

<i>Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands in the Caribbean last September. Six months later, how are they recovering? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in</i> <i>Vieques (below), St. Martin</i><i>, St. John, Dominica and San Juan, P.R.</i><i>.</i><p>The ceiling fan spun lazily overhead. I’d fallen asleep to the …

Re-Thinking Alzheimer’s Research by Looking to Our Ancestors

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

Dementia

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.<p>If you are worried about the world becoming less and less stable with each passing month, about democracies around the world coming under assault from strongmen and would-be strongmen, about society succumbing to its worst …

Trump Isn’t Just Incompetent and His Agenda Isn’t Just Bad. It’s Evil.

Evil is a popular topic in Hollywood, from <i>The Evil Dead</i> franchise to Dr. Evil in the <i>Austin Powers</i> movies. But evil makes only the occasional cameo in …

Why You Should Sail the Grenadines

Ever since publishing <i>A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles</i> in 1966, I have been telling anyone who would listen that summer is the best time of …

What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing a clock. Counting backward by sevens. Rattling off words that begin with "F'' before a minute's up.They may not sound like …

Tips from the Boatyard: Gelcoat cracks

For more than 35 years, Practical Sailor has been taking the guesswork out of boat and gear buying with bold, independent boat tests, and …

How to Clean Your Camera lens: Tips and Tricks

A dirty lens is not your friend. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman is going to show you how to clean your camera lens and share with you my …

How Trump Made Special Elections Great Again

Off-year contests are often snoozefests, but last year voters turned out in droves.<p>For the past couple of months, Congress has been caught up in an unsettling guessing game: Who will be the next lawmaker dethroned by allegations of sexual misconduct? A half-dozen members have either stepped down …

As 2017 ends, Republicans struggle to counter a Democratic wave

The clock is ticking on the Republican majority in Congress: The GOP has just over 10 months to avoid a rout in 2018.<p>Republicans could do it. They have time and several important factors on their side: a good economy, low crime rates, achievements of significance to the party’s …

Republicans

Jobs lay at the heart of the president’s campaign but, while employment has continued its Obama-era upward trend, the figures mask lurking structural issues<p>Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! That was Donald Trump’s promise to America when he was elected president last November. So as we approach the end of Trump’s …

Economics

There's a comeuppance ahead for Christians who have traded faith for power

This Advent season, while watching Donald Trump in front of a garishly green-and-red banner which proclaims “Make America Great Again,” take the …

Sexsomnia: What is sleep sex?

Sexsomnia or sleep sex occurs when an individual engages in sexual acts while asleep.<p>Most available research has found that sexsomnia episodes occur …

8 Camera Accessories Every Amateur Photographer Needs

<b>* 8 essential accessories for aspiring photographers</b> <b><br>* Tools to elevate your photo experience</b> <b><br>* Key purchases for care and storage of photos and</b> …

How to control your background with a 70 - 200 telephoto lens

Patrick Hall from Fstoppers.com talks about his favorite lens, the 70 to 200. Many people might consider this a sports lens, but Patrick wants to …

This Documentary Shows What It's Like To Live In the Dark In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

It’s been more than three months since the powerful storm, Hurricane Maria, devastatingly struck Puerto Rico, and many still remain without power.<p>MORE: How this Puerto Rican Chef Helped Employees After Hurricane Maria<p>“From one day to the next we were left with nothing," says <b>Arlene Rivera</b>.<p>The …

This Is What Happens If You Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach, According to Doctors

We've been there: a bad headache hits and we're apt to reach for some meds — only to remember we haven't eaten anything lately and it's not wise to take pills on an empty stomach. But is it really such a big deal?<p>Stomach upset is among the most commonly reported side effects of ibuprofen. "The FDA …

Medicine

How to Rebuild Puerto Rico

1. Round One<p>Fear hit Orlando Gonzalez only after the storm had already been battering his grandmother’s house for more than 12 hours. It wasn’t the …

More People May Die from the Flu Each Year Than We Thought

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have you rethinking your decision to shrug off a flu shot this year.<p>A large, …

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

Finer Points: The Boom Vang

You may have at one point asked yourself: I've rarely ever used by boomvang, do I really need it? The obvious answer is yes, but do you really know …

Sailing

Most Innovative: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

The Boat of the Year judges do not award a Most Innovative prize every year. It takes something particularly inventive and original that catches …

Sailing

Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964<p>On the right is my father, cigar in hand, talking to his lifelong friend Fidel Castro, a fellow communist revolutionary. The angle makes it look like my father is holding out his cigar to me, but that’s not the case. It was …

Cuba