John Kammerer

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Selecting the Best Ultralight Tent Shelter

Choosing the best ultralight tent or shelter for you is an important decision, and our goal is to make that choice easier. Whether you've been …

10 Best Outdoor Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and …

Jackson Hole

Winter Survival Fire Lighting Skills - Why Don't We Teach Them?

The latest issue of the Appalachia Journal arrived last night and I immediately turned to the Accidents Section to read the analysis of this autumn’s …

Best Of The Best... 'Top Gear' Of The Year

It’s the end of 2014, and as is our annual traditional it is a time to look back at the best gear we tested this year. Of the hundreds of products …

Obama: Pakistan attack shows Taliban 'depravity'

The school attack that left more than one hundred children dead in Pakistan demonstrates the "depravity" of the terrorists responsible, President Barack Obama said in a statement Tuesday.<p>Condemning the school siege in Peshawar, Obama said that "By targeting students and teachers in this heinous …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.<p>Warheads in the nation's stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which …

Stienstra: Bay Area outdoor bests (pics)

Right here in the greater Bay Area, we have the best of the outdoors. The question is, what is the best of the best?<p>You could search across America and not find a metropolitan area with more year-round, world-class adventures of all kinds. Other great metro regions include Seattle (Washington), …

ReserveAmerica Camping - Find available campsites - appPicker

Looking for a campground for a future camping trip, or need to find a campsite now, for tonight? Use ReserveAmerica's mobile app to search for …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Why millennials pulled a disappearing act on Election Day

Younger voters aren’t disengaged. Their faith in our institutions is at an all-time low, and with good reason<p>Alan Smith<p>November 8, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>As pundits predicted (Nate Silver really has taken the drama out of election returns) the Republicans swept …

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Immediately Is An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

SquareOne, an email startup that launched its iOS app for organizing messages earlier this year, has now pivoted to become Immediately, an email app designed with the needs of sales reps in mind. The new app, which is currently live on the web and on iPhone, is an email client application offering …

Review sites like Yelp can now legally manipulate reviews for cash. But should they?

<i>Update:</i><p><i>In a statement to VentureBeat, Yelp denies filtering reviews to allow a more positive or negative slant depending on whether or not a business is a customer of Yelp. In addition, Yelp says that the court decision mentioned below does not state that such a practice would be permissible, but</i> …

The Benefits of Taking a Break

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Incessant work on behalf of clients can be flat-out exhausting.<p>That fatigue can leave professionals tired, uncreative, and lacking the inspiration to put together unique and innovative ideas and campaigns. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded …

Creativity

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

China's immense Miao Room cavern is announced as the world's largest cave chamber.<p>China's immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world's biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported on Sunday. (Related: "China's …

Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

In English, the 22-year-old woman's name means life. She's afraid to let us use it for the safety of the hostages that ISIS still holds. She was taken with thousands of other women and children, but she escaped, and now they're searching for her. Her nickname is Dudu.<p>We meet her and her four …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

With an eye on China, the U.S. and Japan grow closer

Pacifist Japan is stepping out of its usual shrinking-violet role to take a more prominent military stance, to the delight of its U.S. ally. Others, namely neighbors and many of its own people, are much less giddy.<p>Standing before the American and Japanese flags in Tokyo last week, the Pentagon's …

How Making 1 Percent Improvements for Everything Adds Up

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won …

Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone

As far as websites go, the Pirate Bay is nothing to gawk at. The peer-to-peer file sharing site is pure function, no fuss. You want Adobe Photoshop for free? You go to Pirate Bay, usually on your desktop or laptop.<p>But you no longer have to feel chained to a computer interface as Pirate Bay just …

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?<p>Compared to the following expedition-style events that test real adventure skills -- orienteering, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking, kayaking, endurance …

Lumosity vs. Elevate: Battle of the brain-training apps

Let's face it, Candy Crush probably isn't doing much to keep your brain sharp. If you can pry yourself away from it and other mindless games, your smartphone might actually be able to help you read better, react quicker, and remember people's names, all with the help of brain-training apps Lumosity …

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One Thing Americans Should Know About Iraq

What do Americans know about Iraq? The answer, I think, begins -- and pretty much ends -- with the conviction that Iraq is a country riven by sectarian hatred, which defines every aspect of daily life.<p>Sectarianism is clearly stoking the current violence, yet, to ignore that not too long ago, Iraq …

Proposed device would instantly display the number of calories in any food

Although there are already devices that can tell you approximately how many calories are in your food, they typically require you to manually input …