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14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

This New Wind Turbine Could Power Japan for 50 Years After One Typhoon

The technology marks a big step toward energy independence for Japan, which currently imports 84 percent of its power<p>A typical typhoon produces wind speeds between 98 and 120 m.p.h. and usually leaves behind a trail of destruction. But a Japanese engineer has plans to harness a typhoon’s incredible …

What could wreck Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars isn’t science, technology, or money—it’s ethics

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is doing great things on Earth. All the while, however, he is dreaming about living on Mars. Yesterday (Sept. 27), he laid out his most detailed plan to colonize the red planet. When Mars travel becomes commonplace, he thinks a ticket will cost as little …

Elon Musk

Smoking Leaves Permanent ‘Footprint’ On Human DNA, Study Finds

A study found that smoking can damage the DNA, permanently altering nearly 7,000 genes that can contribute to the development of smoking-related …

A Conversation with Appalachian Trail Record Holder Karl Meltzer

I called Karl Meltzer last Thursday, four days before he broke his friend and rival Scott Jurek's year-old Appalachian Trail speed record. It was 6:30 p.m. ET on a weekday, and the 48-year-old Utahn <b></b>known as Speedgoat Karl was somewhere south of Hot Springs, North Carolina, with more than two …

Not Seeing Deer? Here's Why

Every year as the rut winds to an end, we outdoor writers begin compartmentalizing the reasons for the tough hunting—and the strategies you should be …

Hunting

8 Habits of the Most Successful People That Lazy People Lack

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

personaldevelopment

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health