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The ultimate Arizona road trip

WHILE Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, there is much more to experience in its 114,000 square miles: Busy cities and desolate washes, low …

How to go ultralight backpacking—the right way

Bring these basics.<p>Summer is a great time to get outside for a day hike. Since it’s warm, and you’re not planning on camping overnight, you only need to carry a minimal amount of gear.<p>If you’re going on a jaunt through some flat conservation land, you’ll require little if any equipment. But for …

Backpacking

How much money you need to make to live comfortably in the 25 biggest cities in America

Nonetheless, a good rule of thumb is to <b>live by the</b> <b>50-30-20 plan</b>. That is, spending 50% of your income on necessities (like housing and food) and 30% on discretionary items (like travel and entertainment), and saving the remaining 20%.<p>However, cost of living and wages vary from city to city, so …

Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2018 | Investopedia

Most dividend-paying stocks do so on a quarterly basis, but you can find equities that will pay you each month. If you reinvest dividends, you can …

Investing

How Free Trade Changed the Enlightenment World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Montreal Impact eager to face Toronto FC before big crowd

Ticket sales for the MLS Eastern Conference final are creeping toward the 60,000 mark and the Montreal Impact are starting to get excited.<p>The opening match of the two-game, total-goals series on Nov. 22 in the domed Olympic Stadium has become a hot ticket as the Impact prepare to face rival Toronto …

The world’s longest trail will be completed next year with nearly 15,000 miles of paths — here’s what it looks like

The Great Trail, an extensive network of paths that spans the country from north to south and east to west, is set to be complete by the end of 2017, the year of Canada's 150th anniversary. The project has been in progress since 1992, and will connect a whopping 14,828 miles of hiking and biking …

Canada

Highway 101 Road Trip: The Oregon Coast

I never appreciated what existed north of my home state of California. A land of incredible vistas, black sand beaches, and abundant wildlife. The …

The Beginner's Guide To Starting The Ketogenic Diet

<i>I just</i> <i>need to clear my mind. I want to be a better friend. Better wife. Better person. I want to be healthier.</i> There are a million reasons we run, …

Nutrition

6 cities where you can own a home for under $1,000 a month

You don’t have to make a ton of money to afford a decent home in some cities.<p>Pittsburgh is the most affordable metro area in America for those hoping …

Labor Economics

The 20 Cheapest U.S. Cities for Renters

Tired of paying NYC prices for an apartment?<p>If you’re looking for the cheapest cities to rent a home, you’ll need to do some serious research. Not …

UPS, FedEx and Amazon gather flight data to prove drone safety

<i>(Reuters)</i> – United Parcel Service’s launch this week of drone test flights simulating emergency medical-supply deliveries highlights a race for data to prove such deliveries can be performed safely.<p>UPS’s medical emergency at the Children’s Island summer camp off the Massachusetts coast was …

FAA

Study: Donald Trump’s trade policies could cost 4 million jobs

For most of the US presidential campaign, the candidates have focused on the harm free trade agreements have done, especially to American manufacturing. One widely cited study by three leading trade economists found that the growth of China’s manufacturing sector cost the US about a million jobs …

Turns Out Running Doesn't Wreck Your Knees After All

Rock on, runners.<p>People who don’t enjoy running for exercise might console themselves with a few of the less-than-flattering aspects of the practice: Say, for example, that running can lead to knee pain such as “runner’s knee,” which happens when there’s inflammation where the knee cap meets the …

Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City

This afternoon, pedestrians and cyclists will take over a 60-block swath of downtown Manhattan. Where cars usually rule, street musicians will …

7 Quinoa Breakfast Bakes Way Better Than a Boring Bowl of Cereal

Whether early-morning meals are actually good for you is a hotly debated issue, but the fact remains that we love breakfast food. One of our …

Breakfast

Runner Spends Entire Pregnancy Training To Qualify For The Olympics

This runner got unexpectedly pregnant, and trained for the Olympic trials anyway<p>Yesterday, elite athletes from all over the country flocked to the …

Pregnancy

Amazon Inspires Teacher Collaboration With Free Lesson Plan Bank

The education market has long been focused on learning resources for students — and rightfully so. The goal of education is to provide students with …

German shipper fined $1M for Great Lakes pollution cover-up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A German company that operates a cargo ship that was detained outside the Lake Superior port of Duluth last winter has pleaded …

Lake Superior

Re-Creators of the Lost Ark

The long-awaited Ark Encounter theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from God about a worldwide flood will debut in Williamstown, Kentucky this Thursday. The Christian group behind the 510 foot-long wooden ark says it will demonstrate that the stories of the Bible are true. Its …

Donald Trump Is an Incoherent Leftist When It Comes to Free Trade

The Republican candidate's big economy speech showed just how strange his ideas are—and how he could enrage the GOP if he ever followed through on them.<p>On Tuesday, Donald Trump stood before a backdrop of compacted aluminum in Monessen, Pennsylvania, and did what he does best: explain to people why …

New College Grad? Here Are 10 of the Best Cities For You

Armed with a degree, recent college graduates often feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment—immediately followed by a tremendous sense of unease. …

Why you should stop drinking low-fat milk

You may want to sit down for this one, skim milk drinkers. A new study suggests suggests people who consume full-fat dairy weigh less and are less …

The 20 most expensive US cities for renters

Zumper, a residential real-estate rental website, recently released its National Rent Report, which analyzes more than 1 million active one- and two-bedroom listings across the US to determine the most expensive cities in the country for renters.<p>For the second time in six months, six of the top 20 …

Real Estate

26 of the craziest hot dogs you can buy during this year's baseball season

Baseball season is here and with it comes stadiums full of unique, caloric delights that are bound to encase your heart in a meaty shell of delicious …

What Teachers Need to Know about Periscope

December 15, 2015<br>Periscope is Twitter’s live streaming app. Since its release last March, Periscope gained a sweeping popularity among teachers and …

Social Media

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Here's why rent is still rising in cities where it's cheaper to own

Rents are high and rising across much of the nation, at least in the places where many people live.<p>That's not surprising. What's fascinating is the flip side—the changes happening in homeownership.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau has just released data from its regular five-year American Community Survey.<p>The …

How to Build a Simple Advent Calendar in JavaScript

Advent is the period of waiting and preparing for Christmas which begins four Sundays before Christmas eve. The passing of Advent time is …