Ethan Koppel

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6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Streaming

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

Travel

Drifters Take Note: This Couple Has Crucial Advice For Long-Term Travelers

Once upon a time I got in a van in Bozeman, Montana and drove it to Ecuador. Actually, that’s not fair. It wasn’t <i>quite</i> that simple. That trip took eight months, amounted to just over 12,000 miles, and entailed me and three other artists photographing families, travelers, and individuals we met …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Greyhound Nomads: the culture of aimless adventure

I remember sitting in a hot bus terminal in Alice Springs, being tight-lipped and refusing to speak to my then boyfriend. I had left our travel …

Triton Artificial Gills, Underwater Breathing Apparatus (video)

If you are looking to swim underwater for short amounts of time at relatively shallow depths, you may be interested in a new device called Triton …

This Is How People With Full-Time Jobs Can Travel The World

Since I first snuck off as a teenager to work as a beer model (long story) in Vietnam, I’ve been lucky enough to travel widely across many different …

All My 111 Possessions...

At the age of 29, I now own fewer possessions than I’ve ever owned in my entire life. After years of downsizing I have achieved one of my …

Minimalism

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Other Essential Tools to Carry With You in the Backcountry

Other Essential Tools to Carry With You in the Backcountry Resident knife and tool nerd, Nick LeFort, has a few recommendations on some tools that …

16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

Binge-Watching

The Whip FR-II could be that "stealth snowboard" you've been seeking

Using the company's earlier The Whip FR-117 as a jumping-off point, the FR-II is designed primarily as a freestyle board for use in groomed, …

WATCH: This Travel Video “My Girlfriend Took Me Backpacking” is the Ultimate #RelationshipGoals

Bill Murray had said so himself:<p><i>“If you have someone that you think is ‘The One,’ don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s make a</i> …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

Central America

Kazakhstan’s Oscar Entry ‘Stranger’: A Western About The Past That Reflects The Present

<i>Stranger</i> marks director Yermak Tursonov’s third film from his native country Kazakhstan to be submitted to the Oscars, his 2009 title <i>Kelin</i> was the …

Kazakhstan is building a cheaper version of China's Great Firewall

Authoritarian country to begin intercepting encrypted traffic in January<p>The Kazakhstan government is creating its own version of China's Great Firewall, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, in an effort to intercept encrypted web and mobile data that passes through its borders. A press release from the …

The 6 Best Outdoor Clothing Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Part of the reason companies like Patagonia and Arc’teryx are so successful is because they were started by people who wanted to make the best clothing for their own adventures. Today, that same entrepreneurial spirit lives on with a new handful of boutique brands. Here are six we recommend keeping …

Traveling Is the Hardest Therapy I've Ever Had

<i>Some of them are jealous. Others tell me I'm lucky. Optimists say that my life is a dream. Realists say that I should have different ambitions. I am told that I am brave, that I shouldn't travel while I have debts. They say a big bunch of blah, blah. I would love to tell you that my life is a</i> …

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact of life in the 21st century that active shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States. In other parts of the world, …

Self Defense

Bushcraft master teaches true survival skills

Somewhere deep in the Porcupine Hills — emphasis on <i>somewhere —</i> I gather sticks and stones to build a fire. I’m hungry. Cold. And need some shelter. I …

Bushcraft

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe more comfortable out of my comfort zone than in it.<p>All my life, I dreamed of traveling, I hungered for the big world waiting for me out there so when I finished school at 18, the only thing I knew for sure was that I …

Backpacking

5 Thoughts That Consume Your Mind While Backpacking - The Trek

There is no denying that hikes of all lengths provide us with ample time to refresh our minds, explore our consciences, and lose ourselves in thought.<p>…

16 Travel Gear to Look Out for This Black Friday - WildJunket

Finding the perfect gift for your favorite traveler can be difficult and time consuming. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top picks for travel gear and …

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I spent 8 years seeing the world by myself — Here's my best advice for traveling alone

As most of you know I'm a big proponent of solo travel, as I think it provides a fresh perspective on travel and yourself while also allowing you ultimate freedom over your itinerary.<p>I've recently partnered with the travel website and guidebook publisher Rough Guides to put together my list of …

Travel

adidas ZX Flux Mountaineering Pack "White" • KicksOnFire.com

The ZX Flux had a great run during the Summer months and it looks like they will continue to go strong as the year wraps up. We have previewed the …

Shoes