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44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a …

Cubs find a way to keep team and fan-favorite David Ross around after retirement

The veteran catcher was a beloved member of the 2016 championship team<p>David Ross was a notable member of the Cubs' curse-breaking World Series …

Governor Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail across New York state

By 2020 you’ll be able to walk, run, and bike your way across New York state on one continuous trail<p>Imagine a trail that connects the metropolises, small towns, historic landmarks, and parks of New York state—and know that it’s not far off. Today Governor Cuomo announced the Empire State Trail, a …

Detroit Lions player has doubled his money in 8 years by investing 70% of his NFL salary

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin is in the fourth year of his five-year, $23.5 million contract. But by living on just 30% of that salary and investing the other 70%, Quin has managed to double his money in eight years.<p>In a fantastic story from Michael Rothstein of ESPN, Quin said his frugal …

Tom Morello: “The Top Song That Inspired My Playing and Tone”

Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello says one song inspired him more than any other to become more experimental in his playing and tone, including …

Guitar

The Legendary Rifle That Fought World War II

The M1 Garand armed a nation and helped to win a world war.<p>In January 1945, just months before Germany's unconditional surrender in World War Two, George S. Patton famously declared the M1 Garand as "the greatest battle implement ever devised."<p>The accolade is well-deserved. This semi-automatic …

ImmunoGen: Why This Neglected $1 Biotech Stock Is A Strong Buy Now

ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is a clinical stage biotech company that is focused on cancer therapeutics. It has developed an antibody-drug conjugate or …

7 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

How to Regrow Your Groceries<p>Learn how to grow green onions in a pot and more<p>Updated June 13, 2018<p>The idea of regrowing your groceries sounds too good …

Gardening

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

A self-made millionaire shares the money lesson his grandmother taught him over a meal at McDonald's when he was 7

The self-made millionaire and author of "The Automatic Millionaire" told the personal finance site Grow that as a kid his family "talked about investing all the time." That's likely related to the fact that his father was a stockbroker and financial adviser.<p>However, one of the most impactful money …

An idea that should die after 2016: the universal basic income

The universal basic income — a universal payment to every adult, designed to support a basic living standard regardless of whether the recipient works — has never been a broadly popular idea.<p>But it has become subject of fascination for policy wonks across the ideological spectrum because of the …

'TRAUMATIZED CITY': More Than 50 People Shot In Chicago During Christmas Holiday

City on track to top murder toll of New York and Los Angeles combined.<p>Chicago continued its horrifying parade of violence over the Christmas holiday with 57 shootings and at least 12 dead.<p>Several surviving victims were seriously or critically injured and battling for their lives, the Chicago …

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

<b>Protesters in Times Square against climate change in New York, September 21, 2014. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)</b><p>These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p>Mary Wood • Charles W. Woodward • IV • Michael C. Blumm<p>December 25, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published</i> …

Climate

Military helping kids follow Santa's fabled flight

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Children from around the world are calling the North American Aerospace Defense Command to ask where Santa is, and …

Two friends walked from Mexico to Canada and picked up every piece of rubbish they saw along the way

Seth Orme, 26, and Paul Twedt, 30, have carried everything from beer bottles and cigarette butts to discarded mattresses for stretches of up to 100 …

Scientists Have Identified That Mysterious, Metallic Sound Coming From The Mariana Trench

We've never heard anything like it.<p>After months of speculation, scientists have finally identified the most likely source of a creepy audio recording …

Whales

A 627-year-old 'blood miracle' failed to occur, heralding disaster for 2017

The dried blood of Saint Januarius failed to liquefy in a ceremony in Naples, Italy, on Saturday, according to a report in Italy's La Stampa, heralding disaster for next year.<p>Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, the abbot of the chapel, said: "We must not think about disasters and calamities. We are men …

Kenta Maeda pitches to young fan while disguised as an old man, destroys him

Because there hasn’t been an appropriate amount of pointless, fun posts on <b>Dodgers Digest</b> recently, here’s <b>Kenta Maeda</b> on a Japanese variety show …

Investors eye Trump's 'Buy American' mantra

Donald Trump gave investors a road map to the administration.<p>The President-elect tweeted that the two simple rules of his administration are to buy …

Red Hot Chili Peppers review – funk indestructibles rock their socks off

Their days of doing drugs and dressing their genitals with socks mercifully long gone, LA funk-rock indestructibles Red Hot Chili Peppers have become the kind of generations-spanning band to attract both parents and their teenage kids to shows. They ought to have long since descended into total …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Wishlist: Outdoorsman’s Holiday Gift Guide

Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife<p>Nothing beats the combination of affordability and functionality when it comes to outdoor gear. And for years Opinel has …

Watch a man play and shoot a guitar made from a shotgun

<b>Shovels, microwaves, games consoles, skateboards… People will make guitars out of anything these days - including, it seems, shotguns.</b><p>In the video …

Here’s what legendary Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis is really like, from people who served with him

As it turns out, according to a number of those who served with him, the more than 3 million civilian and military personnel of DoD can expect a well-read history buff with a strategic mind, a senior man who is not above talking to even the most junior personnel, and a sometimes gruff, opinionated …

GameStop employee on the sold-out NES Classic: 'Nintendo is dropping the ball'

Nintendo's $60 NES Classic Edition console is adorable, affordable, and a genuinely great gift this holiday season. There's only one problem: It's nearly impossible to find.<p>That's understandable: It's just $60, it's got 30 classic NES games (from "Super Mario Bros." to "The Legend of Zelda", and …

Microsoft Declares 39-Cent Cash Dividend (MSFT) | Investopedia

With the stock still trading near all-time highs, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) decided to share some of its earnings success with shareholders.<p>The …

Happy Birthday Jaco Pastorius: Isolated Bass On ‘Domingo’ In 1981

Today would have been renowned bassist <b>Jaco Pastorius’</b> 65th birthday. The virtuoso master of his instrument was only 35 years old when he tragically …

When in Doubt, Minor Pentatonic

0<p>SHARES<p>According to Sean Daniel, crippling loneliness is the cornerstone of any good blues musician. But so is the minor pentatonic scale!<p>In fact, …

This New Mega-Trail Could Open a Mysterious Region to Trekkers

Linking almost a thousand miles of forest and mountains, the trail will offer hikers tough terrain in a little-known corner of the world.<p>Paul Stephens had hiked and bushwhacked for hours up the old Soviet trail through dense beech and pine forest. He was looking for the pass that connects the …

This Tool Takes the Hassle Out of Starting a Campfire

The Sparkr and Sparkr Mini from Power Practical use plasma energy to quickly and easily start a campfire, anytime and anywhere.

Energy