Steven Freilich

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The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of

These backpacking trips in the United States deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition — but no one knows yet. Ditch the …

Hiking

5 Best Bear Sprays and Mace | How to Use Bear Spray 101

5 Best Bear Sprays and How to Use<p><i>A guide to backpacking with bear spray repellents (mace), how to use, and best models.</i><p><i>credit: nps.org</i><p>Most people are …

Self Defense

Study after study shows ex-prisoners would be better off without intense supervision

By Jennifer L. DoleacTwo-thirds of those released from prison are re-arrested within three years. This incarceration cycle hurts families and …

Crime

Migrants Are on the Rise Around the World, and Myths About Them Are Shaping Attitudes

Immigrants have often delivered economic benefits to the countries taking them in, but they have also upended the politics of the industrialized world — where the native-born often exaggerate their numbers and their needs.

Myths

Why the Supreme Court’s decision in Ohio v. Amex will fatten the wealthy’s wallet (at the expense of the middle class)

By Aaron KleinThe Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision to side with American Express over Ohio, sixteen other states, and the United States, further …

Robin Hood

7 Most Durable Lightweight Backpacks of 2018

Ultralight and lightweight backpacks have become a lot tougher and harder to rip up over the past few years. The widespread use of Dyneema Composite …

Backpacking

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

Gardening

As more Dems reject corporate PAC money, a Texas Senate candidate's PAC-free campaign pays off

WASHINGTON – Rep. Beto O’Rourke said his frustration with fundraising finally boiled over when he was scolded for his vote on a 2014 farm bill amendment.<p>A consultantadmonished the Texas Democrat and said he owed an explanation, not to his constituents, but to a big-money, special interest group …

U.S. Politics

Bernie Sanders won't endorse own son's US House candidacy

If Bernie Sanders doesn’t receive a Father’s Day card on Sunday, the reason might not be hard to figure out.<p>The U.S. senator from Vermont has declined to endorse his son Levi Sanders, 49, a candidate for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, according to reports.<p>“He’s on his own,” the elder Sanders …

Low-Maintenance Perennials for Your Southern Garden

No green thumb required<p>Who wants to fuss with annuals when you can tend a garden of lovely perennials? Perennials are great foundation plants for …

The $1.4 Trillion U.S. ‘Surplus’ That Trump’s Not Talking About

The U.S. has a surplus of $20 billion with China and $1.4 trillion with the rest of the world.<p>That’s not a normal trade balance, of course, where the …

The End Of The Jewish People Is Here

This weekend, the Jewish people came under threat. I don’t mean the people themselves so much as the idea that there is a single unified Jewish …

Gardening 101: Hostas

Hosta, <i>Hosta:</i> “Plantain Lily”<p>My introduction to hostas came when I was the new owner of a 1920s brick row house in Queens, New York. Spring arrived …

Gardening

Don’t Die In The Woods – The World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>Don’t Die In The Woods claim that this is the “World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent”, …

Africa’s 3 deadly deficits: Education, electricity, and taxes

By Indermit Gill, Kenan KarakülahIn 2016, per capita income growth in sub-Saharan Africa turned negative for the first time in the 2000s. Thanks to …

Economic Development

Hit the Road With Atlanta-based sCAMPer Van

After 20 years in the radio and music industry, David Clapper switched gears. With a longtime friend and fellow traveler, he started the journey in …

Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.<p>Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world's nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per …

The 30 essential vegan restaurants in Los Angeles

When it comes to the best vegan food in Los Angeles, the competition is stiff, to say the least. L.A. has the United States’ most thriving vegan food …

Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

The Camino de Santiago is the perfect beginner's long-distance trail. Just under 500 miles, the camino takes you through the heart of Spain walking …

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet.<p>The new research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global …

Agriculture

25 of Latin America's best outdoor adventures

1: Boat or 4WD in the Pantanal, Brazil<p>Ignore that the public face of the Brazilian Pantanal is the piranha, and just dive (figuratively speaking) …

Hikes for Everyone in Bend, Oregon

When we first started this blog, my hope was to inspire others to get outdoors more. For some it’s easy, they love the outdoors and can go on any …

Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2018

What’s the best ultralight backpack? We interviewed thru-hikers and put several models to the test to find some of the top lightweight hiking …

The big myth about America's pension crisis - CNNMoney

America’s pension crisis is growing — and a lot of people are pointing fingers.<p>Public pension funds don't have nearly enough money to pay for the benefits promised to government workers.<p>The shortfall across the United States grew by $295 billion between 2015 and 2016, according to a recent report …

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy

Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown.<p>The findings, medical experts say, should change the way doctors treat lung cancer: Patients …

Cancer

Is inequality good or bad for the economy?

The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening in most countries. Economists are analyzing the potential consequences, among them pundits at …

14 of the best places to eat vegan food in Brighton

For as long as I can remember Brighton has had a well-deserved reputation as the place to go in the UK for vegetarian food. Nowhere else can match …

The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation

<b>What are the most common myths and stereotypes about what Indians eat?</b><p>The biggest myth, of course, is that India is a largely vegetarian country.<p>But that's not the case at all. Past "non-serious" estimates have suggested that more than a third of Indians ate vegetarian food.<p>If you go by three …