Alex Nicole

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The Norwegian plan to gift Finland a mountain

If you judge countries purely by their mountainous terrain, Finland is a bit of a loser. Halti, Finland's tallest, is around 1,324 meters, or about 4,340 feet, making it a "one-thousander" as it is over a thousand meters above sea level. That may sound impressive, but bear in mind that the tallest …

Happy Anniversary, you no longer have a job.

It’s been almost a year to the day since I accepted a job at Lonely Planet/NC2 Media and picked my life up to move across the country to Nashville. …

Own a Vizio Smart TV? It’s Watching You

TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do. But one of the most popular brands has a feature that it’s not advertising: …

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>Simon Head<p>February 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans”<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace …

Move Over Munich: A World Record Beer Garden Opens in the U.S.

Think “craft beer” and hot spots like Bend, Oregon, Fort Collins, Colorado or pretty much all of Vermont come to mind. But down in North Carolina, Raleigh has been quietly carving out a top spot in the still growing craft beer industry. Things are not likely to remain quiet for long, however, …

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Chicago Blackhawks parade 2013: Time, TV schedule, route and more for Stanley Cup parade

Thunderstorms could threaten crowds teeming the city on Friday.<p>Chicago is used to hosting Stanley Cup parades, as their 2010 iteration drew an estimated three million people crowding the streets to celebrate the Blackhawks victory. Friday could be slightly dampened, but here is your information on …

Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

Italy's highest court has overturned a murder conviction in the case of Amanda Knox.<p>The court's decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kercher two years earlier. The verdict was overturned in 2011. But a year later, the Court …

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Empathetic -in'

In a recent exchange ("Pinker on Palin's 'nucular'", 10/5/2008; "Pinker contra Nunberg re nuclear/nucular", 10/17/2008; "Nucular riposte", …

Interview with ex-Lonely Planet author Alex Leviton

What does it mean to be a travel writer? We sit down with Lonely Planet author Alex Leviton to find out.<p>How did you break into the travel writing …