Michael F. Steger

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Vienna, Austria

One of Europe’s most beautifully preserved historic capitals, Vienna is a destination every traveler should aim to see at least once. Situated at the …

European Travel

Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island (Video)

Long ignored by U.S. travelers, this French island is finally enjoying its moment in the sun.<p>The park ranger Robert Régina and I were hiking along a …

France

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

HOLY FUCKING SHIT THAT REALLY HAPPENED

People Are Stockpiling Special 'Radiation Blocking' Pills to Guard Against Nuclear Apocalypse

But here's what you would actually need.<p>Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships – or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong …

How To: How Hackers Use Hidden Data on Airline Boarding Passes to Hack Flights

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the …

White Hat

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.

What mattered and what didn’t in Trump’s first year.<p>On January 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump began his inaugural address, a cold rain began to fall.<p>A few hours later, Trump claimed the rain had not begun to fall.<p>“The crowd was unbelievable today,” Trump crowed to revelers at the Liberty …

Donald Trump

The only investment you’ll ever make that matters

I was having a conversation with a young investor yesterday when I mentioned in passing my view that the latest clue that the market cycle is ending …

Investing

The Announcement Airlines Don't Make Before You Fly (But Should)

If airlines had to reveal as much about themselves as passengers do before each flight, your boarding preamble would sound something like this<p>Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. At this time, we'd like to begin the social experiment we call our boarding process.<p>Many of you are preparing to rush to …

The best travel discoveries of 2017 – chosen by Guardian writers

This year the Guardian Travel team enjoyed a Hooghly in India, meditated in Bali and hitched a wagon in the Wye valley – among other unforgettable experiences<p><b>Belmonte Calabro, Calabria, Italy</b><p>In the summer, we drove from Naples through Campania and Calabria, then took the ferry to Sicily. Along the …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

Survivorship bias everywhere - Independently Financed

Survivorship bias is one of those rare ideas that is at once instantly accessible and incredibly powerful. The classic explanation of survivorship …

Top Destinations and Travel Trends for 2018

Connecting with locals, discovering unique culinary experiences and holistic wellness are some of the top motivations for travel in 2018.<p>The recently …

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as …

Exponential Finance Conference

Mexico guide: Most popular destinations and why you should go

Step back in time in the vibrant city of Guanajuato.<p>It's 8am at One and Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico, and I'm feeling a little guilty for leaving …

What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe

By putting their faith in Donald Trump, the Tories are blind to the truth about our alliance with America<p>Theresa May is reviled for her weakness. But, as so often, cliches deceive. No British prime minister has found the strength to condemn an American president as she condemned Donald Trump since …

Moody’s for first time warns cities to address climate change or face credit downgrades

Coastal communities from Maine to California have been put on notice from one of the top credit rating agencies: Start preparing for climate change …

The Ultimate Guide to Moloka‘i

Moloka‘i has a mere 7,500 residents, nearly half of them native Hawaiians. With wonderfully few tourist hubs, it presents an unspoiled paradise. Tour …

CNN stars Blitzer, Cooper, Amanpour and others fire back at Trump in day of rage

President Trump has made CNN one of his favorite punching bags on Twitter, calling the network “fake news,” “garbage journalism” and “the worst.” He has tweeted a video clip of him in a WWE wrestling match tackling a figure with a CNN logo superimposed on the head. He has retweeted — and then …

Donald Trump

I Hate Sports, But Love Watching Trump Be Enraged By Black Millionaires Who Tell Him Where To Get Off

I do not like sports. There are lots of other things I hate more—cancer, genocide, lite jazz—but ultimately, they’re all separated by a matter of …

Man Spends Black Friday Paying For $10K Worth Of Toys For Local Kids

“I love this community and I am trying to provide back to it,” he said.<p>A New Jersey man spent this Black Friday putting together a great surprise for dozens of local families.<p>The man, identified only as Charlie K., told CBS 3 that he woke up Friday morning planning to shop for his son when a bright …

Mesmerizing NASA Video of Planet Earth Shows How All Natural Disasters Are Linked Together

NASA has released its most detailed depiction of worldwide particle movement, offering a uniquely intricate look at the atmospheric factors that …

A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos And Scientists Watched It Happen

It's the first time humans have seen this in the wild.<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a …

Please cut the crap about red states subsidizing blue states

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that many state governments are concerned that the Republican tax plan will hurt them:<p>Of primary concern is the Senate’s …

Go further west: Exploring West Iceland and the Westfjords

If some parts of Iceland feel overcrowded with tourists, the western regions of the country offer off-the-beaten-track adventures. DW's Elizabeth …

Top 5 Energy Efficient Home Improvements and their Costs – Green Home Ideas

Are your ready to make your home greener and more energy-efficient? If so, consider the following five home improvement upgrades that can be …

Calculators

The sweet taste of a Brazilian super berry

There is growing global demand for acaí, an Amazonian berry with super powers so great that if grown sustainably, it can protect the rainforest while …

Forestry
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