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The best hiking GPS devices of 2018

Losing yourself in nature can be a gratifying, enlightening experience — that is until you literally lose yourself in nature. Going off the beaten …

‘Every second counts.’ Cities turn to cyclists to save lives

When actress Carrie Fisher suffered cardiac arrest near the end of a flight to Los Angeles just before Christmas, some of the first emergency medical crews to arrive on the scene were on two wheels: medics on bicycles who helped resuscitate the “Star Wars” star.<p>The Los Angeles Fire Department’s …

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

Government

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Trump and the ‘hideous monstrosity’ that was 2016

<b>In the future, Americans —</b> assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the HELL?”<p>They will have a point. Over the past few decades, we here at the Year in Review have reviewed some pretty disturbing years. For example, there was 2000, when the outcome of a presidential …

Hillary Clinton

Rare 'Thunderstorm Asthma' Kills Six in Melbourne, Australia

Six people have died and five others remained on life support after a rare condition known as "thunderstorm asthma" struck Melbourne, Australia, officials said Sunday.<p>The sixth victim died in a hospital on Saturday night from medical complications stemming from a wild thunderstorm that struck …

Is It Worth Paying $369 For the New Apple Watch?

For that matter, is any wearable fitness tracker worth the spend?<p>At the Apple event early in September, the tech company made it clear that its …

New roll of honour uncovers stories of lost SAS heroes of the Second World War

A 13-year project to document and commemorate every member of the SAS killed in the Second World War has for the first time confirmed identities of 13 lost members of the secretive, elite unit.<p>The 800-page roll of honour for the SAS and its forerunner, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), contains …

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Pilot out of hospital after fighter jet crashed near Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A veteran pilot has been released from the hospital after he was hurt when a fighter jet went down after completing an exercise with a military weapons school at an Air Force base near Las Vegas, officials say.<p>The pilot had just finished a combat training exercise when …

15 Small New England Towns You Need to Visit ASAP

Sit back, relax and watch the boats drift on by.<p>New England basically invented the idea of the charming all-American town. Visit these 15 to learn more about our country's history, explore the local hotspots and fall in love with the landscapes of small-town America.

32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympic History

From record besting...to gender testing.<p>The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring …

Why the Battle of the Somme was the bloodiest day in British military history

It’s the bloodiest day in British military history; one of the deadliest days of all time.<p>The First Day of the Battle of the Somme.<p>“It was hell let loose, brother,” said one survivor, in an archive recording. “Hell let loose.”<p>At 7:28 a.m. on July 1, 1916, hundreds of whistles sounded, and the first …

25 Moments That Changed America

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The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

The 6 most secretive units in military history

Secrecy is one of the best currencies in war, so it's sometimes best for commanders to keep their best assets hidden from the enemy and the public. While the military has admitted that most of the units on this list existed at some point, a lot of their missions were classified for decades before …

Military

This Airline is Offering 2-for-1 Plane Tickets

Emirates really wants to help Americans take a vacation.<p>According to multiple sources, Americans are notorious for leaving a lot of paid vacation …

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Review: SanDisk’s new Connect Wireless Stick is one of the easiest ways to expand your iPhone’s storage

Apple doesn’t make it easy to expand the storage of its mobile devices. This becomes a big issue when you start shooting HD videos and downloading Retina apps. Most people (especially 16GB device owners) wind up filling their devices to the point that they don’t have enough space to install …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

11 legendary heroes of the US Marine Corps

Marine Corps history is steeped in heroism that dates back to the Corps' first formation on Nov. 10, 1775. In the over 240 years since they were originally established, thousands of heroes have emerged. Here are 11 that became true legends:

Military

Anyone who's worried about a bear market should see these 3 charts

Given the abysmal start to the year, the defining question is whether this is another painful but temporary correction, or the start of a bear market. For now, I still lean toward the former.<p>That said the coordinated slowdown in global manufacturing, decline in earnings and deterioration in credit …

Financial Markets

In case there was any doubt Apple is working on the next major computing platform ...

This week, the Financial Times reported that Apple hired Doug Bowman, a researcher and professor at Virginia Tech who specializes in virtual reality. No one knows exactly what Bowman will be doing at Apple, but it's not difficult to figure out what kinds of projects he'll be focusing on based on …

Augmented Reality

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

You never really know where life’s excursions are going to take you. From moose hunting in the Yukon and scuba diving in Bonaire to skiing Colorado’s …

Victorinox AirBoss Mach 9: For The Modern Day Survivalist

<i>The following article has been sponsored by Victorinox</i><p>For a reliable and useful tool, Victorinox Swiss Army is the go-to brand. The makers of the …

GarageBand for iOS makes creating music almost too easy

Oh, you thought Apple's new recording app was the company's only music-related news today? Not quite. Apple also pulled back the curtain on a new version of GarageBand for iOS — 2.1, if you're keeping count — and with it comes the ability to craft decent EDM, Dubstep, and even Funk tracks with …

Most powerful special forces in the world

In a world where everyday news is full of terrorist attacks and organised crime, special forces have an unavoidable role in any nation's …

Military