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Road Trip: 3 Days in Northern Michigan

How to get comfortably lost at the tip of the Mitt.<p>This 500-mile road trip starts in Traverse City and ends in Copper Harbor, bridging Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, while visiting three out of five Great Lakes.<p>The trip: Three days, 500 miles<p>Getting there:<p>Fly into <b>Cherry Capital Airport …

Hiking

9 Common Things You Didn't Realize Are Signs Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

If you have several ongoing habits that take up a lot of your time, or thoughts and worries that seem strange or cause you a lot of stress, it may be …

Mental Health

We Asked Celeb Physicist Brian Cox About Flat Earth Conspiracies, the Multiverse, and Ghosts

There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favor of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus—as a …

Physics

This May Be Stanley Kubrick Himself Explaining the End of 2001: A Space Odyssey

A video has surfaced which appears to feature Stanley Kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968's <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. Allow us to explain.<p>Much …

Science Fiction

Woman Swept Away by Wave 1.5 Years Ago Recently Found Unconscious on Nearby Beach, Wearing the Same Clothes as When She Disappeared

Indonesian media has been buzzing with news of a woman declared missing over one and a half years ago, after being swept away by a large wave, who …

Crime

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Google Earth

Jon Stewart Delivers Fiery Address to President Trump: ‘We Will Prevail’

‘Clearly, we’re not going to be able to negotiate or shame you into decency,’ Stewart said on pal Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show.’<p>Jon Stewart began …

Stephen Colbert

9 Literary Ghost Stories To Read Around The Campfire

For years after college, my friends and I would spend every Fourth of July in the woods of Maine, with nothing but grilled food, good beer, and ghost …

Books

Joe Bob Briggs back from the dead for final Friday the 13th horror marathon

Friday the 13th just got even spookier. The year’s scariest day just added a legendary leader of the horror world to its schedule, as Shudder is …

Horror

Taylor's radical new acoustic guitar design proves that a centuries-old musical instrument can be high-tech

Taylor<p><b>Taylor Guitars has been in business since the early 1970s.</b>• <b><br>It has always defined itself by a culture of innovation in a world where acoustic</b> …

Guitar

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to Catch This Sweet Event Alongside Rare Saturn Views

Much like its namesake, the event is a real treat.<p>Hot on the heels of the Summer Solstice, June’s waxing moon will reach its full lunar phase in the …

Astronomy

The Essential Reading List: Dystopian

Every month in 2018, we’re offering an essential reading list by genre. Those we’ve put together so far include:<p>This month, we’re covering one of the …

Literature

Michigan woman may have served ex-lover's remains at barbecue

DETROIT — If you've ever seen the end of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes," then you have an idea of what may have happened to a Michigan man in 2014.<p>In a new television documentary, authorities allege that a serial killer and her husband chopped up and killed her former lover and then served his …

Crime

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

This off-grid, prefab tiny cabin in Michigan fits a family of five

When designer Jorie Burns set her sights on owning a second home near Lake Michigan, she decided to take a chance with the more affordable options …

Lake Michigan

Mark Twain Claimed He Got His Pen Name From a Riverboat Captain. He May Have Actually Gotten It in a Saloon

Powerful gravity drew young men west during the Civil War, especially after the armies began drafting to fill their ranks. One of the thousands who …

New helicopter video confirms Hawaii is basically Mordor now

Peter Jackson’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy relied heavily on CGI to turn Mordor into hell on Earth, complete with a lava-spewing volcano and rivers of …

Coastlines

When to use a hyphen, an en dash or an em dash | Articles | Writing & Editing

As experienced writers and editors, many <i>PR Daily</i> readers harbor a dislike for the hyphen.<p>It’s a punctuation mark that’s supposed to help writers …

How an anxious, lost raccoon conquered a Minnesota skyscraper — and our hearts

The internet sensation of the past 24 hours, explained.<p>Every once in a while, a story comes around that reminds us of the sheer power of grit and determination. This time, it is a raccoon that climbed a UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota.<p>The saga of MPR Raccoon — or #MPRraccoon, as it became …

Chris Hardwick Responds to Ex's Abuse Allegations: 'At No Time Did I Sexually Assault' Chloe Dykstra

<i>Talking Dead</i> host Chris Hardwick has issued a statement, denying allegations of abuse leveled by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.<p>Dykstra, an actress and …

Fleetwood Mac Announce First Show With Revamped Band, Tease Heartbreakers And Crowded House Songs

The legendary rock band will hit the road with new members Mike Campbell and Neil Finn this fall.<p>Fleetwood Mac will hit the road for a major North …

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict."<p>Amid the outpouring of praise and admiration for Anthony Bourdain after his apparent suicide in France on June 8, a few outspoken members of the addiction recovery community zoomed in on his “demons,” and scorned his drinking on the …

Drug Addiction

Nick Offerman: My 5 Favorite Dad-Rock Songs

Meet Nick Offerman, and you might expect to hear growling Libertarian rants, or manly odes to the glories of outdoor living and Scotch, or perhaps …

Comedy

Top Gun star Kelly McGillis spotted walking near her home as sequel starts filming 32 years after the original

ACTRESS Kelly McGillis was today spotted near her home as the Top Gun sequel began filming 32 years after the original.<p>Tom Cruise will reprise his …

VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

13 new trailers you should watch this week

I’m not a big horror fan, but there’s a certain kind of horror movie that uses the genre’s tropes to tell a story — and isn’t necessarily all that scary — that I sometimes really love. <i>The Witch</i> is one. And the other week I got around to seeing <i>A Quiet Place</i>, which is another that definitely works …

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

Pop star David Cassidy said he lied about dementia, drinking

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death.<p>Cassidy, 67, who shot to fame in the 1970s TV show "The Partridge …

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review – dino-flaws galore in series headed for extinction

The new Jurassic World is a messy menagerie of dino-related quirks and twists, a boisterous but muddled franchise-iteration which reshuffles all the old constituent plot points. But, infuriatingly, we don’t get much of that legendary Jurassic hero and style-guru of the moment – Jeff Goldblum.<p>But we …

Jurassic World