Rachel Shuman

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The Case of the Missing Booksellers Has Left Many in Hong Kong Fearing for Freedom

Causeway Bay is Hong Kong’s busiest, brashest retail district — think gilded Gucci storefronts, perfume clouds, and many, many mainland Chinese …

Hong Kong

Yesterday's nudes: Playboy will stop publishing images of fully naked women

'It’s just passé.'<p><i>Playboy</i> magazine will stop publishing images of fully nude women next year as part of a redesign aimed at appealing to new readers. According to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>, the magazine will still feature a Playmate of the Month, but the pictures will be "PG-13," with …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Army Ranger School Now Open to Women Permanently

Less than a month after two women successfully completed Army Ranger School, the U.S. Army said Wednesday that the program would be open to all …

Military

As women finish Ranger course, military faces new pressure on gender barriers

The graduation this week of two female soldiers from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School has put new pressure on the U.S. military to make women eligible to serve across its combat ranks, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>The historic achievement by the two women, who are expected to …

Military

Second Tourist Diagnosed With Plague After Visiting Yosemite

A second tourist has been diagnosed with plague after visiting Yosemite National Park in California, state officials announced Tuesday.<p>A patient from …

Environmental Health

Easy Annotate: A Very Good PDF App for Teachers

August 16, 2015<br>Easy Annotate is a very good side-by side PDF editor. It enables users to easily annotate and link two PDFs at the same time. Easy …

Jeff Bezos, Orwellian overlord: Why his defense of Amazon’s “bruising” workplace culture is so hard to swallow

The in-depth New York Times report on the punishing culture inside Amazon has even Jeff Bezos rushing to spin<p>Employees crying at their desks. Repeated all-nighters. Workers pushed out when they had medical problems or family emergencies. Annual firings deemed “purposeful Darwinism.” According to …

Employment

Finally, the definitive bucket list: The Temples of Angkor, Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu lead the places you MUST see, say Lonely Planet's adventure experts

• <b>Travel website Lonely Planet has revealed the places that every traveller should visit</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled by travel experts and writers who rated</b> …

Two Women Make History by Passing Army's Elite Ranger School

For the first time ever, two women have successfully completed the Army's elite Ranger school, one of the toughest combat training courses in the world, the Army said Monday.<p>The female soldiers weren't identified beyond being described as West Point-trained officers. They were among 96 soldiers who …

Military

Google Founder Announces Alphabet, the Tech Conglomerate Dystopian Novels Are Made Of

Imagine that Google is part of an even bigger company.<p>On Monday, Google announced that Google itself would no longer be a massive tech giant that dominates Silicon Valley. Instead, Google will be part of a much <i>larger</i> tech behemoth that will quadruple-dominate Silicon Valley, and they call that …

Silicon Valley

Arizona Cardinals Hire First Woman to Coach in NFL History

A step in the right direction for the NFL.<p>During the NFL owners' meetings in March, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians gave an interesting quote about the possibility of female coaches in professional football: "The minute they can prove they can make a player better, they’ll be hired." For most in …

NFL

Let’s Get Out of Here: 8 Cool Summer Getaways Within Reach

Summer in the city can be paradise: barbecues in the park, rooftop parties with friends, outdoor dinners that linger late into the evening. But there …

17 Things I Learned On The Pacific Crest Trail

Having <b>never</b> been overnight backpacking before in my life, you would be correct in assuming that there was (and definitely still is) a lot about the …

New- A Treasure Trove of Historical Footage Is Now Provided for Free on YouTube

July 23, 2015<br>Here is a great piece of news we discovered today through Larry Ferlazzo. The Associated Press and British Movietone announced the …

10 Tips for a Perfect Wine Tasting Trip

1. Book in Advance<p>Last minute inquiries can lead to disappointment! Wineries have limited availability, and while there are walk-in tasting rooms, …

Wineries

21 holidays that will make you a better person

Mind<p>Zen in Switzerland<p>Set in two acres of secluded pastures, Hidden Dragon is a six-bedroom chalet built in accordance with ancient Shinto and feng shui principles. On a week-long yoga retreat, I followed a strict ayurvedic diet, practised meditation, took barefoot walks along Alpine streams and …

Running of the Bulls

Ernest Hemingway

New tastes for Canada’s classic rail

As the Rocky Mountaineer travels through some of the world’s most remote wilderness, passengers can pair Michelin-star quality cuisine with the stunning views.<p>In a tiny, 2m-wide kitchen in the shadows of the rugged, snow-capped Canadian Rockies, French-born chef Jean Pierre Guerin was pan-searing a …

Trains

More Cities Looking to New Surveillance System of ‘Orwellian Proportions’ That Uses an Overhead Blimp to Take Pictures Every Second

A new type of surveillance system of “Orwellian proportions” being developed by a private U.S. firm could be coming to a city or town near you.<p>Persistent Surveillance Systems is designed to record what happens across entire cities and towns in order to monitor for any criminal activity that might …

Surveillance

For the First Time Ever, a Woman Will Appear on the $10 Bill

You can even help decide which woman the bill will feature.<p><i>USA Today</i> reports the U.S. Treasury Department plans to select a woman as the new face of the $10. Finally!<p>The bill won't officially roll out until 2020. So which woman did they pick for this honor? No one, as of yet. Treasury Secretary …

Alexander Hamilton

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Hidden Gems

Some of these gems are off the beaten track; others are only now rising to prominence, but these national parks, monuments, historic places and …

National Parks

Summer Climbing: An Epic Road Trip to K2

Sometimes getting to the mountain is half of the adventure. Case in point, ExWeb is reporting that one climbing team elected to travel overland to K2 …

Mountaineering

25 Moments That Changed America

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Ancient History

Game Of Thrones Filming Locations In Real Life

This infographic by travel agency Lawrence of Morocco reveals the true locations used in the hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones. The main headquarters …

TV Series

Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim Hike

There’s no question about it, the rim-to-rim hike in Grand Canyon National Park is a classic bucket list adventure. But it’s no stroll through the …

The 10 most visited cities in the world

The index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world by looking at the number of international visitors that are predicted to visit the cities in 2015.<p>This year, Asian cities dominated the list, along with a few European cities.<p>Here are the 10 most popular cities in the …

Tourism