Dave Nixen

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Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

<b>The official history of Earth has a new chapter - and we are in it.</b><p>Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.<p>They are calling it the Meghalayan Age, the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations …

Climate Change

Blanket your house with Wi-Fi for $129

Whew! I'm glad that's over. Prime Day, I mean. I don't know about you, but I'm suffering from Amazon fatigue. (That said, if you want one last stab at super-cheap Amazon gear, here's how to get it.)<p>Today, let's talk about the Wi-Fi in your home. If it's not as good as you think it could or should …

Wi-Fi

How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

Single-family rental units have never been easier to buy

Online platforms like Roofstock, OwnAmerica bring institutional tools to mom and pop landlords<p>Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley was browsing through his company’s website while on a flight to New York when his neighbor leaned over and asked what he was looking at. Beasley explained that Roofstock is an …

Real Estate

Why You Need to Visit Maui's Remote Upcountry

Surfing Goat Dairy<p>As you navigate windy roads heading toward Haleakala National Park, a popular tourist destination climbing 10,000 feet above sea …

National Parks

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80 Year Old Man | Inc.com

From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80 year old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I couldn't help but notice a common thread--how these principles relate to our …

Self-help

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

Trump, Treasonous Traitor

Put aside whatever suspicions you may have about whether Donald Trump will be directly implicated in the Russia investigation.<p>Trump is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime against this country. It is his failure to defend.<p>The …

Donald Trump

A First Time Ever Offer for a 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

The 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar was meant to compete in a Group B rally. While it was banned from the race before it ever had a chance, the car did …

Porsche

These are the best coolers you can buy this summer

From tailgating to summer barbecues, a dependable cooler is an awfully nice thing to have on hand, and these days, you've got more options than ever. That's largely thanks to a new crop of high-end "rotomolded" coolers that promise significantly better insulation than traditional coolers -- albeit …

Solar Panels

Amazon Has a $17 Dent Puller That Might Save You a $200 Trip to The Auto Body Shop

<b>From BGR:</b><br>If you have a tiny ding in a door or anywhere else on your car, there’s a good change you can take care of it without an expensive trip to …

Genius

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

BBQ

Boys Will Be Boys, Treason Will Be Treason, A Traitor Will Be A Traitor

If we are going to save our republic it is important that Americans come to terms with what has been obvious to some of us since late 2016, the fact …

Donald Trump

Off-Grid Guest House

Overlooking a ranch on the coast of California, the Off-Grid Guest House preserves the integrity of the natural surroundings with an integrated …

Architecture

The $247 trillion global debt bomb

The untold story of the world economy — so far at least — is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war and the overhang of global debt, estimated at a staggering $247 trillion. That’s “trillion” with a “t.” The numbers are so large as to be almost …

Economy

Pop-top camper van fits in your garage and sleeps a family

A camper and a daily driver in one<p>If there’s one thing the U.S. camper market is missing, it’s a compact camper that fits in your garage, can function as a daily driver, and still sleep a family for short weekend camping trips. We need a modern-day Volkswagen Westphalia or possibly for Volkswagen …

RVs

The world's No 1. travel experience is this cooking class in Italy

More millennials are spending money on travel experiences over buying things, and research shows these experiences bring more happiness.<p>So what is …

Italy

Locals-Only: An Italian Winemaker on How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Rome

In the immortal words of the late Anthony Bourdain, "It's easy to fall in love with Rome." Upon touching down in the Italian capital city, I feel the …

Italy

Here’s a Simple Hack That Will Turn a Boring Photo into an Awesome One (VIDEO)

This tip from boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is simple and effective. What do you do to make a boring photo into an awesome one? Put something …

Photography

Here’s everything you can do to stop robocalls

Answering a phone call only to have some random stranger yelling and threatening you because you supposedly owe the IRS money is confusing and frustrating. Robocalls aren't only annoying, but they ultimately scam people who don't know any better out of money.<p>While it's not possible to entirely end …

Identity Theft

How to Keep Avocados From Going Bad (Seriously!)

The perfectly ripe avocado has a short lifespan—here’s how to prolong it.<p>It’s the rare trip to the grocery store when I’ll find an ideal avocado with …

Food

This Lightroom Trick Will Let You Change The Color of Objects In Your Images

<i>Thinking outside of the box with a Lightroom trick like this can yield some powerful techniques for adjusting your images</i><p>Lightroom is an interesting …

Tutorials

The Money Apps Our Personal Finance Writer Swears By

As a personal finance writer, I’m constantly testing out new money apps and programs, on the hunt for the most helpful and easy-to-use tools. And …

Personal Finance

Nine epic hiking trails to tackle before you die

What turns a humble hike into something bucket list-worthy? Location, location, location. Some of the best hiking trails in the world are destinations in and of themselves.<p>From sandy desert basins to moss-draped mountain peaks, these hiking trails are extreme in unique ways that deliver …

South America

5 WORST Travel Trailer Brands to AVOID Purchasing in 2018

Purchasing an RV is a big buying decision in a person's life. With so many options available, it’s easy to end up picking one of the worst RV brands. …

Travel Trailers

How to Remove Scratches from Glasses in One Easy Fix

If eyewear is part of your daily life, you know how irritating it can be when you get a scratch on your lens that you just can’t un-see. While …

Cleaning

Democracy Isn't Perfect, But It Will Still Prevail

I spent much of my early adult life on American warships around the world defending democracy against one of its great 20th century enemies: global …

Political Science

Emergency Gear that Should Live in Your Daypack

You’re on a day hike and you’ve packed your water, snack, map, and field guide to local ornithology. You’re all set, right? Wrong. We’re not doomsday preppers or worrywarts by any means, but shit happens when you’re in the woods. Be next-level prepared with these emergency-minded day essentials you …

Camping