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THE BEST HIKES IN ALL STATES

Each and every state offers its own special slice of majesty, and if you aren’t doing everything you can to see them all in their glory, you’re …

France's first black general once fought a cavalry squadron by himself — and emerged unscathed

General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was covering the retreat of his 30 dragoons and light infantry across a bridge in the Italian village of Klausen when his horse was shot out from beneath him.<p>With his aide-de-camp severely wounded, Dumas found himself alone on the narrow bridge as an entire Austrian …

World History

A Hiker’s Guide to Zion National Park

with the weather warming up and nature in full bloom, there’s no better time to take a hike — as if there is ever a bad time. Zion National Park, …

Asheville Is the Coolest City You've Never Been To

Or maybe you have! But we still like the city a whole lot. Asheville native Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain and the Civil War epic Varina (April), tells us where to go.<p>Take the Air<p>There are many people who have been in Asheville, North Carolina, awhile who complain constantly about the …

Tennessee Bucket List-Worthy Waterfalls

Warmer weather is fast approaching and a flurry of activity is about to commence. If you want some solitude, to be awed by natural magnitude, hike …

10 Attainable and Amazing Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene …

Amazing 10 Most Dangerous Hiking Trails in the World : Travel

Dangerous holes and rotten planks held aloft by tiny pieces of rusted cable stretch as far as you can see. Somewhere below you lies an immense body …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

Here 14 fabulous loop hikes in America

Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience.<p>With fresh views at every step, none of your time or energy is wasted.<p>The circular …

Hiking

11 Most Impressive Waterfalls in the U.S.

Once you’ve seen one great waterfall, you have to see them all. These cascading beauties come in all varieties: tall, skinny, massive, and …

Hiking

The Best View in Every U.S. State, Mapped

When traveling to a new destination, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get as you look out across the skyline and take in the city sights. …

College Sports

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study Geography

It’s getting close to semester finals and in my ELL Geography class, I usually have this read this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from …

There's No Way Out

Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.<p>Last week, which brought the release of Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i>, was rough for the White House. But this week has been worse still, and the damage has been almost entirely inflicted by the president …

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p><i>Originally appeared</i> …

National Parks

Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And Sword Wielding Badass

From motorcycle adventurer to Nazi hunter to surfer, Mad Jack Churchill lived quite the life.The post Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And …

Churchill

US students aren’t bad at math—they’re just not motivated

It’s no secret that young Americans perform poorly on math and science tests, especially compared to their peers in countries like Singapore, Korea and China, where math scores are among the highest in the world. Now, a working paper surfaces a fundamental reason for that weak performance: American …

Education

6 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit South Dakota

When it comes to the United States, there are definitely certain states that get all the love. Everyone wants to visit California and New...The post …

National Parks

The best hiking trails near 12 U.S. cities

Get outside before winter hits<p>Autumn is in full swing throughout the U.S., and the cooler weather is a welcome change from the hot days of summer. It’s an ideal time to be outside, whether you’re enjoying the fall foliage or perusing a botanical garden or sculpture park.<p>But just because you live in …

Columbus Day has been controversial since it was established, and its history is even more gruesome than you realize

<b>• Some locales around the US have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.</b><p><b>• Observance of the holiday in North America dates back to colonial times.</b><p>• <b>The general public has become increasingly aware of the dark side of Christopher Columbus's legacy, causing controversy.</b><p>Columbus Day has …

Ga. Teacher Told 6th-Graders to Create a ‘Colorful’ Nazi Mascot as Homework Assignment

Who comes up with these ideas? With whom do they hash these out or look them over? Because any reasonable person could have seen this one coming from …

Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.<p>Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by two …

National Parks

9 incredible places in Colorado you’ve probably never heard of

COLORADO IS AN endless source of inspiration, full of places that have become legends both for the activities they make possible as well as their …

Hiking

Don’t Miss Out on Denver

<b></b>With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, there’s really no excuse not to get outside and have some fun in Denver. From delicious craft beer …

Craft Beer

A Colorado trail where each waterfall is more spectacular than the last

This is not a story about the Rocky Mountain National Park most people know.<p>There is no entrance through a busy town.<p>There are no shuttle buses …

An economist explains why education won’t save us from being replaced by robots

In 1964, a group of professors, activists, and scientists put together a report that warned US President Lyndon B. Johnson of three impending threats, including a “Cybernation Revolution” that would put massive numbers of people out of work. The committee included a list of recommendations for …

Computer Science

10 Magical Villages in Mexico You've Been Missing Out On

Beyond the usual suspects like Cabo and Playa del Carmen, Mexico is home to many culturally rich places, complete with hidden gems you’ll be …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

<i>College is supposed to help young people prepare for the future. But as headlines warn that automation and technology may change—or end—work as we know it, parents, students, and universities are grappling with a new question: How do you educate a new generation for a world we can’t even imagine?</i><p>A …

College & University

They might keep their jobs, but they won’t keep their reputations

<b>Richard Burr; John McCain (Getty/Win McNamee/Alex Wong/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It’s official: Republicans have become an all-or-nothing party committed to going down with Trump’s ship<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>June 17, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Republicans have gotten away with pretense after pretense for …

Donald Trump