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4 Ways To Find Cheap Flights

Airfare is often the biggest travel expense, and though you can often avoid high costs by redeeming miles or points, this isn’t always a possibility. Whether your rewards account balances are low, you’re battling airline blackout dates or you simply want to earn miles on a paid ticket, it helps to …

Flying

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from Little House on the Prairie, Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

Hudson Valley

7 global warming 'skeptics' who are massively missing the point

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are on the rise. That's one thing even the climate change skeptics can't challenge.<p>And most climate experts agree that CO2 emissions from humans is increasing Earth's overall temperatures at a faster rate than at any other time in recorded history.<p>However, …

How to Poison a Nuclear Reactor

The most famous disaster in the history of nuclear power was the result of many small problems—but perhaps the most important problem was the …

How Do You Find Plutonium? Go To Nuclear Inspector School

No names. No pictures. No direct conversation.<p>And don't touch the plutonium.<p>Those were the ground rules before NPR was allowed a rare opportunity to see nuclear inspectors learning their craft. The inspectors came from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the world's nuclear watchdog.<p>This week, …

Here's what it takes to be an astronaut

Chris Hadfield had wanted to be an astronaut for as long as he can remember - a dream that seemed out of reach for a young boy growing up on a corn farm in a country with no astronaut program. But he stuck to it. Hadfield spent his time learning mechanics on tractors and old cars, and later trained …

Chris Hadfield

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking | Women's Health

Still, it's often what women are gaining—not losing—that keeps them coming back. "There's something very healing about the physical forward motion," says Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record-setting long-distance hiker who completed a thru-hike of the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) in 46 days …

Off the Grid, But Still Online

A photographer spent two months with people who live off the grid but still log in every once in a while.<p>For the last 61 days I've been traveling throughout California while living out of my Corolla, collecting stories from people living off the grid.<p>The people I've met have abandoned the chase of …

Scientist who urged government to sue climate skeptics gets millions from taxpayers

A key signatory of a petition calling for government to sue companies that question climate change has pulled the letter from his institute's website amid revelations his family reaped $500,000 in salary and benefits last year from the government-funded organization.<p>The controversy started after …

This is why they’re deniers: The science that goes deep into the anti-climate-change brain

<b>(AP/Reuters/Joshua Lott/David Becker/Chris Keane/John Minchillo)</b><p>Climate change is obviously a real concern. So how do deniers close their minds to reality? A scientist explains<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>October 7, 2015 4:42pm (UTC)<p>Over the past two decades, the phenomenon of climate denial has come into focus …

Costa Rica

Cracks appear on China's new Yuntaishan glass walkway | CNN Travel

China

Canadian backpacker beaten to death in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

A woman who was found beaten to death in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park over the weekend has been identified as a backpacker from Quebec, Canada.<p>According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Audrey Carey told her relatives she was embarking on an adventure and decided she would go to for the first …

Norwegian Air aims to sell $69 flights to Europe from the US by 2017

The airline Norwegian Air ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 (£45) as early as 2017 by flying from US airports that have low fees, its chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, said.<p>Europe’s third-largest budget airline was considering flights to Edinburgh, in Scotland and Bergen, in Norway …

Aviation

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

Climate Change

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Clean Energy

Near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, wildlife bounces back

A new survey of wildlife populations in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone has found that many mammal species -- including elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, lynx and wolves -- seem to be thriving.<p>The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, hint that when it comes to …

Wildlife

There's an elite club that you can only join if you've traveled to over 100 countries

This international society of jet setters may only have one entry requirement, but it's a tough one: TCC members must have visited at least 100 countries.<p>According to the US Department of State, there are 195 sovereign nations on earth — that's quite a few stamps for your passport.<p>However, the TCC …

Prince Edward Island

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Frugal Living

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Crucial Food Chain Bacteria Altered by Climate Change

<i>By Emma Howard, The Guardian</i>Climate change will have irreversible and unprecedented impacts on crucial ocean microorganisms that could trigger …

Biology

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a …

Furniture

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

This Is What Will Happen To You When You Do Meditation

By cultivating this one small habit of meditation, you’ll experience tremendous benefits. See what will happen to you when you do meditation every …

Meditation

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

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8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

Startups

Kobe Bryant and Shaq share regrets over their feud

"I was an idiot when I was a kid."<p>Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal have had a famous feud since playing together on the Lakers. Even recently, Kobe's taken friendly verbal shots at Shaq. But next Monday on Shaq's podcast "The Big Podcast With Shaq," Kobe will be a special guest, and it seems like …

Kobe Bryant