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Google Tracks Your Location Every Minute Of Your Day, Here’s How To Stop Your Data From Being Collected

Most people believe pausing location services will keep Google from tracking their movement, but that's not enough to stop the data collection.<p>The …

Privacy

328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and A Fervor for Voice Matching Technology

It began not by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by following the money.<p>When the National Security Agency discovered …

Surveillance

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

Ratto: In grand scheme, 49ers suffered a bad loss in preseason opener

In grand scheme, 49ers suffered a bad loss in preseason opener<p>AP<p>A new NFL season is upon us, damn it, and for the next four weeks your nights will be …

Football (U.S.)

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

7 Stunning UNESCO Heritage Sites to Visit in Germany

Germany is an exciting mix of medieval castles, fairytale palaces, big city marvels and stunningly stirring scenery. There is plenty on offer, but at …

Walrus bones provide clues to mystery of lost Viking colony

WASHINGTON – Clues to the mystery of why Viking colonies in Greenland flourished and fell have been found in the DNA of medieval walrus bones housed in more than a dozen European museums.<p>For almost 500 years, the Norse descendants of Erik the Red built churches and manor homes and expanded their …

Archaeology

These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

7 Small Towns in the U.S. to Visit This Summer

Phoenicia, Taos, and Ojai? Been there, done that, already ’grammed it. It’s time to add a new small U.S. town (defined here by having a population of …

National Parks

Nonfiction Book Review: A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken. Atria, $26 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5011-6384-5

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History<p>Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken. Atria, $26 (288p) ISBN …

Book Reviews

The stock market is on pace to hit another, more impactful trillion-dollar milestone

Apple (<b>AAPL</b>) stole the headlines on Thursday when it became the first U.S.-listed company to be valued at more than $1 trillion.<p>“But investors should …

Stock Markets

Report Suggests More Taxpayers Will Owe Tax In 2019 Due To Insufficient Withholding

It’s 2018: Do you know what your tax rate looks like? The Tax Jobs and Cuts Act (TCJA) was signed into law last year, with the promise that most taxpayers would get a tax break. However, the General Accounting Office (GAO) is warning that, unless taxpayers act to adjust their withholding, more than …

Retirement

This week’s must-read books

<b>The Drama Teacher</b> <i><br>Koren Zailckas (fiction, Crown)</i><br>Gracie is an expert con woman, a mother of two who’s skilled at inventing new facades. When a stint …

Books

Easy Tomato and Smoked Feta Tart Recipe

This is one of my new favorite simple, end-of-tomato-season dishes. It's only got about a half dozen main ingredients, but it's the way you treat them that makes it unique. Spicy, sweet, salty, buttery, smoky, and tart—there's an awful lot of stuff going on in here, yet it's the kind of recipe …

Recipes

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Made in America

The 1 Full-Body Strength-Training Move Most People Neglect, According to This Trainer

Ready to meet an all-around smart exercise that offers a laundry list of amazing benefits? Great, let's talk about the viking press, a versatile move that Westin's Global Run Concierge Chris Heuisler says is one people shouldn't neglect. The viking press is essentially a kneeling, twisted-overhead …

Workouts

Palouse Falls State Park: The Complete Guide

Palouse Falls State Park, which is home to Palouse Falls, is located in LaCrosse, Washington, which is not a place most people have probably heard …

Hiking

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

These mutual funds can form the foundation of your retirement portfolio.<p>Trying to decide which mutual funds to choose for your 401(k) can be a …

12 Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See

Conventional archaeology propagates the notion that the further we look back into history, the more archaic the civilizations we see and the more …

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

13. WASHINGTON SUMMERLAND TRAIL<p>Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, United States<br>Distance: 8.4 miles<br>Best Time to Go: June to August<p>In …

The 15 Most Beautiful Day Hikes In The Us

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summer

Former President Barack Obama is making his first trip to Africa since he left the White House last year. So, his annual summer reading list, which he posted on Facebook, is focusing on African literature.<p>"Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home," he wrote in the July 13 post. "I visited for …

Books

These Are the 6 Books Barack Obama Thinks You Should Read This Summer

Former President Barack Obama shared his annual summer reading list — and it’s one you should definitely bookmark.<p>Obama posted the list, which …

Jennifer Garner Started Making This Recipe 'Years Ago' and Now It's Her 'Family's Top Request'

Jennifer Garner is making her love of pizza very well known.<p>Although the actress has experimented with many pizza dough recipes like those from Cooks …

These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America

This summer is slated to be a stellar one for stargazing. Saturn’s rings will be at nearly full tilt, providing quite a show if you have even a small telescope. In July, Mars will be about as close as it ever gets to Earth, meaning it’ll shine even brighter. Add to that the usual smattering of …

4 Anthony Bourdain Dishes We'll Keep in Our Recipe Books Forever

The untimely death of Anthony Bourdain on June 8 brought the culinary world to its collective knees. The TV host, correspondent, and chef inspired and captured “foodies” around the world with his raw, no-holds-barred style of adventure, encouraging most of us to tear down boundaries and get out …

Make Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Sauce Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …