Ernest Golden

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How I Flew to 13 Countries in First Class Without Buying Tickets

How to fly around the world for free with travel hacking and manufactured spend<p>In the last 2 years, I've flown to at least 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all in first or business class.<p>Here's the catch: I never bought tickets to any of those places.<p>So how did I manage to do this?<p>…

Ho Chi Minh City

Road Trip: Forgotten Florida

Stroll along through the "real Florida" and glimpse an older, simpler Sunshine State.<p>An easygoing cruise down the long underbelly of the Florida peninsula hearkens back to an older, simpler Sunshine State. This quieter coast with a slower pace preserves tourism 1950s style and what Floridians …

8 Essential Travel Secrets to Know Before Your Next Trip

No matter where you’re planning on going for your next vacation, if getting there involves a flight and you don’t happen to have a private jet at your disposal, the joy of embarking on a new adventure can often be overshadowed by the stress and frustration of the ride there. If it’s truly about the …

Safaris: your game, your rules – an independent tour of Botswana

You don’t have to go on an expensive, organised safari. Nicky Holford put together her own tour of Botswana, camping out in national parks, and had the trip of a lifetime for a fraction of the cost<p>A thin sheet of canvas separates me from the hunting ground of Botswana’s greatest predators. Lying in …

South Africa

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

15 Ideas to Try in Your Garden This Year

In the garden more than any room in the house, no two years — no two days — are ever the same. Plants grow and die, it rains or doesn’t, and wildlife …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Wildlife

North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN inquiry

North Korea's leadership is committing systematic and appalling human rights abuses against its own citizens on a scale unparalleled in the modern world, crimes against humanity with strong resemblances to those committed by the Nazis, a United Nations inquiry has concluded.<p>The UN's commission on …

Brent sentence, not Sherman outburst, is where outrage truly belongs

Josh Brent pretty much got a slap on the wrist Friday for being responsible for killing somebody. Maybe if Richard Sherman had announced the verdict, …

Newtown School Shooting Charity Is Missing $70,000

A co-founder of a Tennessee-based charity to support the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting told the Associated Press that she …

Pakistani Teen Aitizaz Hasan To Be Awarded Highest Honour, After He Sacrificed Life To Tackle Suicide Bomber

Pakistan's prime minister has promised the highest civil award for bravery to a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to save his school from a suicide …

Breast ironing in Cameroon: empowering girls to speak out

Elizabeth Mbu kept her secret for 16 years. Aged 11, her mother kneaded her naked, developing breasts with a hot stone twice a week to stop them growing. "Each time I cried as it was really painful," she says. "I didn't understand what was going on, but it was very difficult to speak about." Her …

Heartwarming Photos of a New Baby Gorilla and Her Doting Grandmother

Recently, the San Francisco Zoo welcomed a new member to their family and she's as cute as can be. Though her mother Nneka is doing fine, the adorable 5-month-old gorilla named Kabibe (or “little lady” in Swahili) is being carefully cared for by her grandmother named Bawang who has assumed the role …

These Urinals Turn Pee Into Fertilizer For Local Food

Amsterdam’s urine alone can fertilize 10,000 football fields’ worth of plants. Drink some water, quick!<p>Peeing in public isn’t usually a government-sanctioned activity. But a few weeks ago, Dutch officials lined up some not-so-private urinals in an Amsterdam park and invited local men to come and, …

Homestyle Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings.<p>The quintessential winter comfort food.<p>And formerly one of our favorite meals to dine on back in the day when we used to eat at …

Waitress in anti-gay receipt flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors

A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip is reportedly issuing refunds to those who gave donations.<p>Dayna Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 …

Associated Press News

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.<p>The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Pope Francis embraces disfigured man

Pope praised for his compassion after kissing man suffering from tumorous disease<p><b>In pictures: Pope Francis, the people's pontiff</b><p>The moment <b>Pope Francis</b> kissed a man suffering from a rare disfiguring disease has drawn comparisons with his namesake, St Francis of Assisi, who was famously said to have …

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

Two Australian coal mines alone will emit more greenhouse gases than 52 countries

Climate-change debates often focus on how to cut the carbon spew of particular countries—China and the US above all. But another way to do such carbon accounting is to look at individual fossil-fuel projects. All it takes is single massive coal mine to outstrip the CO2 emissions of many …

Fossil Fuels

Goldman Sachs Facing Probe Over Currency Trading

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is being investigated over its currency trading activities, the biggest U.S. investment bank said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.<p>Goldman is cooperating with the regulatory probe and a host of others, including one into its commodities trading, …

Printables

Triumph Bonneville Custom by Ton Up Garage

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Triumph<p>The modern Triumph Bonneville, released in 2001 to much critical acclaim, is based …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …