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Guide to Beginner Rock Climbing Essentials

From the bottom of a cliff, rock climbing seems an improbable, if not downright insane, pursuit. The stakes are too high, the ropes too thin, the …

Knowledge Base - Types of Surveys

Types of Surveys<p>Surveys can be divided into two broad categories: the <b>questionnaire</b> and the <b>interview</b>. Questionnaires are usually paper-and-pencil …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly2 days agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Eat For Health |

The Australian Dietary GuidelinesRead more<p>Detailed information about the <i>Australian Dietary Guidelines</i><p>Brochures, posters and more...Read more<p>Resources …

Man's Guide to Cowboy Boots | The Art of Manliness

The Western-style riding boot is somewhere between folk art, pop culture, and functional clothing.<p>Actors have worn them, and so have Presidents — and …

The Dish on Puerto Vallarta

The scene: A beautiful woman sips a fruity drink out of a coconut, lounging on a picture-perfect beach with a pink hotel in the background. The words “<i>Puerto Vallarta“</i> are scrawled across the strangely muted image, immortalized forever in the postcards of yesteryear. Take me there, I always thought.<p>…

Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I created these cheat sheets to help you show a …

Shades Of Emotion – Creating Characters

The best writing comes from choosing precise words that say exactly what you mean. When you want to describe your character’s emotional state, there …

Dispatch from a desperate planet: Historic Climate Summit leaves terrifying questions unresolved

<b>President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>After a dizzying day at the United Nations, a Salon reporter details successes, failures and mounting fears<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 24, 2014 4:36pm (UTC)<p>Here's what it's like trying to get into the headquarters of the United Nations when more than 120 …

If a Tar-Sands Project Fails in the Forest…

Back in March, I wrote about the Keystone XL "it's not about the pipe," saying that any rejection of new tar sands pipelines serves the purpose of …

Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

<b>Amazing</b> <b>—</b> incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary<p><b>Anger</b> <b>—</b> enrage, infuriate, …

Icebreaker

The winter of 2006 was snowless until it unleashed one of the biggest snowstorms in the city’s history. It snowed all day and night. I woke the following morning in my apartment on Eleventh Street and traipsed to the café on the corner to have coffee and look at the snow. A man was shovelling just …

Small luxuries generate big money

Last month, Kim Hye-eun, a 38-year-old office worker, visited a dermatologist to receive some skin care treatments. After all, she thought, “it’s …

Tripping in South Korea: Raw fish, hot sauce and hard liquor

<i>Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their adventures – those times when, far from what's familiar, you must improvise in the midst of a wild travel moment. They are the stories you can't wait to tell when you get home.</i><p>I celebrated my last birthday in South Korea. Unfortunately, the …

Important Infrequently Used Words To Know

<i>Paul V. Hartman</i><p>(The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis)<p><b>A</b><p><b>alacrity</b> a-LACK-ra-tee <i></i> cheerful willingness and promptness <b><br>anathema</b> a-NATH-a-ma <i></i> a thing or …

The 50 most important English proverbs

"Two wrongs don't make a right."<p>Tweet This! When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.<p>"The pen is …

20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an …

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Harvest is peak season for wine tourism in Northern California, although some of the tectonically anxious may worry about visiting this year after …

Drought Problems? Just Have an Earthquake

Folks in Napa and its surrounding areas are still cleaning up after the earthquake that struck the region two weeks ago. The piles of toppled barrels …

5 Things a Bridesmaid Should Not Do | Brides

Being asked to be a bridesmaid in your friend or relative's wedding is an honor. When you accept the invitation, you take on a certain amount of responsibility along with it. If you don't have the time, can't afford it, or don't want to make the commitment to your friend, you shouldn't. It's okay …

Why frustated second sons and medieval Anglo-Scottish border violence (partly) explain US healthcare costs

2014-09-15T12:41:38.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Everyone knows that Americans spend more on healthcare than many other rich nations yet often end up with …

Who won the macro economic debate in Scotland?

With the Scottish referendum still in the balance, this blog comments on the key macro economic issues in the campaign, hopefully with as little bias …

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Square raises money amid upheaval in payments market

Payments start-up Square is raising at least $100m in a funding round that valued the group at $6bn, up from a $5bn valuation earlier this year, …

And off we went on a trip to South Korea…

As the clock ticked for the term two final exam, an unmistakable sense of anticipation filled up the examination room and hallways. The busiest term …

Apple's Smartwatch Is Cool, But The Classic Wrist Watch Isn't Going Anywhere

Watches have been around for more than 500 years, surviving wars and technological revolutions. We may have advanced past the mechanics of the classic wristwatch, but we're still a long way from trading our Rolexes for smartwatches.<p>"The Apple Watch ... won't have a dramatic impact on the Swiss …