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10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

And gear to help you conquer all

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

The Best Summer Music Festivals in Europe

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The summer season is kicking into high gear for much of the world, and that means sunshine, exposed toes, and the blissful sound of live music washing over open-air crowds.<p>If you’re hoping to follow your ears to your next vacation destination, but haven’t yet found a …

KATSU Shows You How to Make a Graffiti Drone

The notorious graffiti artist's latest innovation could lift vandalism to new heights, but not everyone in the community is itching to get one.<p>Last month, the notorious graffiti artist KATSU caught a tag that had, until then, been pretty much unimaginable. Using a modified drone equipped with a …

9 pieces of LA street art you never realized are (probably) priceless

I remember a time when street art and high art were mutually exclusive. When “tagging” and “graffiti” made you a hooligan, no matter how good the art …

Edward Snowden: Rand Paul’s ‘Filibuster’ Is a ‘Sea Change’

<b>Q: What’re your thoughts on Rand Paul’s filibuster against the renewal of the Patriot Act?</b><p>A: It represents a sea change from a few years ago, when …

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The secret to building startup buzz online

There’s a lot being published these days about how to break into noisy digital environments and capture the interest of people whose attention spans are shorter than ever.<p>Yes, you can achieve this goal with things like paid Facebook ads and sponsored tweets. You can do it by pushing content on …

FBI says researcher may have adjusted airplane controls from in-flight entertainment system

The researcher disagrees with much of the affidavit<p>A security researcher told the FBI in February he was able to commandeer a plane's control system mid-flight, according to a warrant application filed last month. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was banned from all United Airlines flights in April …

In-flight Entertainment

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

Los Angeles may be a few hundred miles south of Silicon Valley, but it’s a hub brimming with up-and-coming tech startups.<p>We’ve compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city’s tech …

Los Angeles

The 6 newest boutique hotel chains you'll want to try

By<p>Staying in a full-service hotel can make guests feel as if they’re in a luxury bubble, as just about every need can be fulfilled 24 hours a day. …

NSA thinks it can keep spying without compromising your security

American police and spies love the idea of back door access to encrypted data that lets them snoop on suspicious types, but many will tell you that they're wildly optimistic. Even if you don't mind the implication that the government has a right to spy on anyone, this could easily introduce a flaw …

The only way to see this incredible museum in Mexico is by scuba diving

The Museo Subacuático de Arte, located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Riviera Maya, is the world's largest underwater museum.<p>Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, MUSA offers incredible displays hidden 28 feet below the ocean's surface. That means that the only way it can be …

Sculpture

Tesla’s $3,500 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy!

The wait is over! Tesla announced a home battery and utility-scale battery that will power future homes.<p>Powerwall is a home battery that charges …

Report shows U.S. officials struggled to assess usefulness of post-9/11 warrantless surveillance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says U.S. intelligence officials struggled to assess its usefulness.<p>The Obama administration released portions of the 2009 report on the program, which authorized the National …

Surveillance

America's Prettiest Beach Campsites (PHOTOS)

When making summer beach plans, sometimes all one really wants is an ultra simple warm-weather escape: sand, water, sun. Enter: these 12 sublime seaside camping spots, where visitors fall asleep to the sound of the surf and awaken to scenery to rival any five-star hotel. Even better? Each option …

Sea Turtles

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Capitalism, meet your "crafty" conscience.<p>Etsy is now the largest certified socially-responsible company, or B Corporation, to go public in the U.S.<p>It began life as a public company on Thursday with a bang: Etsy shares closed at $30 a share, a whopping 88% surge from its initial public offering …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

Hiking

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Flying

Particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider off to a smooth restart

After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smasher that discovered the Higgs boson is back in action – and ready for bigger challenges. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, successfully sent two beams of particles in opposite directions around …

Aliens could be huge, says scientist

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Our fascination with aliens is, I fear, closely correlated to our ignorance about them.<p>We speculate, we dream, we make movies. At heart, though, we have no idea whether our microwaves, our plastic bags, …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Hiking