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30 Must-Do Adventures in California

It's no secret that California is home to some incredible outdoor destinations. From the serrated ridge lines of the High Sierra to the gargantuan …

Dear travelers to Australia: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 6 things

1. It’s not always summer in Australia.<p>It’s amazing how many tourists visit Australia believing that it’s always summer here, though in most parts of …

25 Things Solo Travelers Must Do on a Trip

No matter where you’re setting off, here’s the ultimate checklist for a party of one.<p>Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who …

Solo Travel

Travel guide to the best state parks in North Carolina

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (understandably) draws much of the attention in terms of North Carolina’s public lands, but the Tarheel State is …

Neymar Reportedly Seeking Dual Nationality in Boost for Barcelona

Link to Media<p>Barcelona star Neymar is reportedly close to achieving dual-nationality status, which will open up a spot for a non-European footballer in the Blaugrana’s squad.<p>According to ESPN (h/t <i>Sport</i>) the Brazil skipper “is in the process of soliciting dual nationality.” It’s suggested in the …

Soccer

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is making this iPhone fan jealous

It’s been a while since I paid any serious attention to Samsung devices, but at MWC the company caught my eye. The S7, which was announced on Sunday at the company’s Unpacked event doesn’t look all that different from last year, but it’s making me jealous.<p>Samsung’s embrace of building an ecosystem …

Samsung

5 Tips for Tackling Hormonal Acne

We’ve all been there: A huge blemish pops up and lasts for so long that it feels like you’re practically in a relationship. If you find yourself in …

Instead of drivers' licenses as IDs for air travel, how about passports or concealed carry permits?

<b>Driver's licensesand air travel</b><p>Just read Catharine Hamm's "On the Spot" column about air travel and California driver's licenses ["You Have License to Be Frustrated," Feb. 14]. Very simple answer: Require a federally issued passport for all air travel. No cost to states. Uniformity. Leaves states' …

Concealed Carry

10 best beaches in the US and world according to TripAdvisor

With freezing cold temperatures sweeping much of the country, we're sure many of you are dreaming of long days on the beach in the sun. So is the team over at TripAdvisor, which recently announced the best beaches in the United States and the world as part of its 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards.<p>This …

France Wants To Install 1,000 Km Of Solar Roadways Over The Next Five Years

In 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is …

Roads

Here's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atom Bomb

In some ways it’s a shame human beings ever figured out how the sun works. If we hadn’t figured that out, we never would have learned how nuclear …

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Body, Skin and Health on Track Post-NYE

After the party, it's the yoga lobby.<p>The past month of late-night parties, cocktails and cookies has come to a close and now it's time to hit the reset button. No need to spend hours at the gym or start an intense diet, though—just follow these easy tips from top health experts.<p><b>1) Make taking off</b> …

Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste

It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons.<p>A record-setting drought forced growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the Central Valley has permission to light bonfires anymore.<p>But more than trees have withered in California's sun. The …

California

Obama On Global Climate Deal: It's Our Best Chance to Save the Planet

Climate

Uber's New Contract for Drivers Seeks to Restrict Their Right to Sue the Company

Uber Technologies Inc. is asking its drivers nationwide to sign a re-worded contract that restricts their right to sue in an escalation of a battle …

Google's Project Sunroof can assess homes in more states

Solar panels are a huge investment, so something like Project Sunroof that can tell you if they're a good fit for your location is extremely useful. The good news is, the initiative is expanding to more locations across the US. Now, if you have a house in <i>select</i> metro areas in Arizona, California, …

Skies clear for Alberta’s solar-energy industry

The outlook for Alberta's emerging solar-power industry just became a lot sunnier thanks to the provincial climate change policy that pledges to eliminate coal-fired electricity plants by 2030.<p>"The opportunity is huge," says David Kelly, founder and chief executive officer of Calgary-based SkyFire …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. These are the 10 candidates most likely to replace Marissa Mayer if she leaves Yahoo.</b> Analysts at SunTrust have drawn up a shortlist that includes former Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn and CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone.<p><b>2. Here's what the logos for Amazon, Levi's, HBO Go, and more would say</b> …

Government Agencies to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 42 Percent

U.S. federal agencies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025, the White House announced on Monday.<p>The announcement comes one week before nearly 200 countries meet in Paris to negotiate a United Nations climate change pact and eight …

Prince Charles

How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached a total of 1.183 gigawatts — a stellar achievement at the time.<p>Contrast …

Solar Power

Google Launches ‘Project Sunroof’ To Show Where Solar Energy Works Best

How much free power can you get from your roof?<p>In a new video posted today, Google announced a new effort to<p>take over your lifespur further adoption of clean energy. "Project Sunroof" uses data from Google Maps to tell people whether their homes are good candidates for solar panels, and if so, …

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

7 Surprising Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good bring us the libido-boosting foods to try now.<p>Sure, you know that greasy foods like burgers, fries, and pizza make you want to take a nap more than want to take your shirt off. But did you also know there are nutrient-packed foods (other than oysters …

Discovery Brightens Solar’s Future, Energy Costs to Be Cut

Scientists in Switzerland announced a clean-energy breakthrough on Wednesday; a cheaper, solar technology that splits water molecules to create clean-burning hydrogen fuel.<p>The solar panel design will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, but a simple version won't be available for average citizens …

Clean Energy

Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …