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Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom

Barron Shannon left prison for the fourth time in less than a decade on a Greyhound bus. He had some photos and letters from home in a Manila envelope, a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a few dollars from the state of Illinois in his pocket. He was clad in prison-issued black sweatpants and a …

A Foodies Guide to Camping | family camping

<i>This guest post was written by Claire Fischer, editor of the FlipKey Blog, a vacation rental company. Claire loves to travel, eat, and share her</i> …

Prisoners Saved A Female Guard From Sexual Assault

According to the <i>New York Daily News,</i> a group of inmates at New York City’s notorious Rikers Island prison jumped to the defense of a female …

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Tax preparers usually need a TurboTax discount code to get a great deal on the software for tax season. However, millions of TurboTax users can file …

Some key figures about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program

The Houston-based Prison Entrepreneurship Program began operations in 2004 and operates now in the Cleveland Correctional Facility in Cleveland, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Personality Traits You Should Cultivate in Yourself

Who we are will make a big difference. The way in which we treat other people matters. The indecency or decency which fills our minds and hearts matters.<p>Who we are will make a big difference. The way in which we treat other people matters. The indecency or decency which fills our minds and hearts …

Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate

This past year, the number of inmates executed in America was the lowest in two decades at 35, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.<p>But death penalty states are having increasing difficulty obtaining the drugs they have used to execute inmates because pharmaceutical companies refuse to …

This Chart Shows How Insanely Expensive Death-Penalty Cases Are

When the American legal system decides to pursue a capital offense, taxpayers can suffer — to the tune of about $1 million.<p>A new study from Seattle University analyzed 147 aggravated first-degree murder cases since 1997 in Washington state, separating the data into two categories: when prosecutors …

Washington State

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

Best anti-aging foods: What to eat to look younger

What we eat can cut the risk of developing chronic diseases that make us old before our time: high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Abundant scientific research has shown how important food is to healthy aging.<p>What is meant by "anti-aging"? It's not a vague beauty term, it's markers are …

Toronto Man Finds Woman with Same Name As Ex for Free Trip Around the World

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has …

Marriott International

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

3 escaped inmates back in custody in Alabama

Three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail over the weekend are now all back in custody, authorities said.<p>Armed robbery suspect Justin Terrell Gordon was captured about 100 miles north of the Choctaw County jail on Saturday evening after breaking out along with cellmates Gemayel Culbert …

Locked Behind Prejudice: Questions from a (Hopeful) Ally

This is a real question for people out there in the aftermath of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, as someone who's trying to be a good ally. I've been moving through the web combatting with individuals who seem to think that racism and inequality are gone. What do you think accounts for …

What Have We Become?

<i>"A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it."</i> -- William Penn<p>The iconic images of recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri -- after the police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen -- have left Americans of all ilks wondering: <i>Is this</i> …

300 Arrests After 2 Days of Eric Garner Protests, More Demonstrations Planned

Pepper Spray Used, as Protesters Throw Trash Cans, Barricades at Police<p>More than 300 people have been arrested in New York City during a series of large and unruly protests in the two days following a grand jury’s decision Wednesday to not indict a white police officer in the death of Eric Garner, …

Justice

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?<p>I've written travel advice books, a survival guide …

Hunter Gatherers

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

National Parks

Deputy Who Killed 19-Year-Old Samantha Ramsey Won't Be Indicted

A Kentucky deputy who witnesses say jumped onto the roof of a 19-year-old girl's car and opened fire on her will not be indicted in the girl's death.<p>Samantha Ramsey was killed by Boone County deputy Tyler Brockman as she left a party in April. Now, a Boone County grand jury has decided not to …

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …

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Denver Broncos fan missing for five days simply went for a walk, police say

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.<p>Paul Kitterman, 53, was found safe Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colorado, about 110 miles south of Denver's Sports Authority …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.