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Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Travel Photography

50 Years Ago, Led Zeppelin Held Its First Rehearsal: ‘The Whole Room Just Exploded’

Sometime during the week of Aug. 12, 1968, the band that would take over the world as Led Zeppelin held its first rehearsal in a small room in London.<p>…

Tom Cruise

Video Of Surfer Breaking World’s Biggest Wave Record Is Terrifying

A Brazilian surfer broke the world record for the highest wave ever surfed during a session in Portugal.<p>Video of the wave is terrifying.<p>Rodrigo Koxa, …

Extreme Sports

Incredible moment ignites Rooney’s MLS career

That moment. Yes, that moment, will be remembered forever by fans of D.C. United and most of the supporters across Major League Soccer.<p>Wayne Rooney …

Soccer

A crackdown on the 'gaviotas' who cut into the border line

They are known as <i>gaviotas —</i> gulls — and they are the bane of thousands of long-suffering border crossers who line up every day at the San Ysidro and …

Commuting

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable, According to Podiatrists

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re heading on — a relaxing and quiet beach getaway or a week-long exploration of a few European cities — walking …

Backpacking

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see it<p>Max Cea<p>August 12, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Since June, 2009, the pit of one of the biggest recessions in American history, the U.S. economy has been growing, slowly but steadily. …

Economics

Airline Worker Steals Empty Plane From Seattle Airport, Crashes and Dies

An airline employee stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and flew it for an hour with military jets chasing …

Airplanes

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.<p>Dewayne Johnson's lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases …

San Francisco

Mohammed bin Salman Is Weak, Weak, Weak

Saudi Arabia has started a crisis with Canada because it doesn't want to admit its own failings.<p>When I pulled my Hyundai out of the driveway two …

Saudi Arabia

I tried cannabis drink powders to relieve my anxiety, pain, and fatigue—here’s what happened

Cannabis has never been my thing. Even though I live in Los Angeles, where it’s easier to get a medical marijuana card than a driver’s license, I …

Cannabis

Thousands of Druze protest against Israel's Jewish nation law

An estimated 150,000 expected to take part in demonstrations calling for equal rights for all Israeli citizens.<p>A rally against a "discriminatory" law that declares Israel the exclusive homeland of Jewish people has gotten under way in Tel Aviv.<p>Druze community members, who organised the event, …

Israel

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

When watering a plant is the biggest mistake you can make

Summer’s heat hit early and hit hard. Plants are crunchy and dry, especially in the inland valleys. Pests seem as desperate for our produce as we are. In the hot days of summer, it is important to care for yourself while you care for your garden. Here are 26 ways to do just that:<p><b>1.</b> Garden early in …

Gardening

People Over 40 Shouldn't Work More Than 3 Days a Week, Study Says (Video)

Let’s be honest: nobody is really a fan of the five-day work week. But if you want a reason to work less, science has your back. If you’re over the …

The Brain

What Goes on Outside Trump Rallies Is an American Nightmare

The real action at these events happens away from the stage, where protesters decry Trump and his supporters heap abuse on them.<p>The coral of Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds entrance arcs against an ominously graying Tuesday evening sky. Everyone waits for Donald Trump outside, even though it …

Protest

Angry Louisiana cops strangle man to death after he asks to see his arrest warrant

Armando Frank, 44, refused to get off his tractor when stopped by police. He demanded to see an arrest warrant. But the cops arresting him didn't …

Crime

'Russian spy' found working at US embassy in Moscow for more than a decade

A Russian woman worked as a spy inside the United States embassy in Moscow for over a decade before she was discovered, it has been reported.<p>The woman, who had her security clearance revoked in the summer of 2017, had access to the secret service’s intranet and email systems, according to The …

Secret Service

Most Vitamin Pills Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

Forget multivitamins.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and - of course - take your vitamins. Or …

Wellness

Roofer fined £300 for carrying sandwich wrappers and crisp packets in his van

A white van man has been hit with a £300 fine after sandwich wrappers and crisp packets were found inside his work van.<p>Roofer Stewart Gosling, 43, was punished with the on-the-spot penalty after a stash of waste he kept in a plastic commercial waste bag was found in the back of his vehicle.<p>Waltham …

East London

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, "Small Fry" — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father.<p>This is the first time Brennan-Jobs has written in depth about her father, who …

Steve Jobs

Soldiers patrol the streets of Harare as Mnangagwa promises inquiry into election violence that left three dead in Zimbabwe

Britain has urged the Zimbabwean government to remove its troops from the streets of Harare after at least six people were killed in post-election violence between security forces and opposition supporters.<p>The intervention came as opposition leader Nelson Chamisa again claimed that he had won the …

Africa

The Dirty Truth About San Francisco's Sidewalks

Is the city really drowning in filth?<p>The Great San Francisco Poop Crisis officially entered a new stage on July 13, when, in one of her first interviews following her swearing in, Mayor London Breed observed, “I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here.”<p>That …

Homelessness

Scientists Claim to Have Solved the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Spoiler: it isn't a time portal.<p>British oceanographers from the University of Southampton believe the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been busted. After an investigation lasting decades, they’ve concluded that ships are being sucked into the ocean by "rogue waves" over 30 metres in height.<p>The …

Bermuda

BMW Slashes Subscription Service Prices

Earlier this year BMW announced the launch of its first monthly subscription program which would allow interested parties to gain access to a host of …

Financial Services

I Used San Francisco’s Multi-Million-Dollar Open Houses as My Own Buffet

And was only mildly humiliated in the process.<p>According to the California Association of Realtors, the median home price in San Francisco is $1,620,000, or roughly the cost of a moderately fast private airplane. Over the past two decades, an influx of tech workers has accelerated demand while the …

Real Estate

Coolingstyle Portable Air Conditioner

A new portable air-conditioner has been created by the development team at Coolingstyle, designed to provide an energy-saving whisper quiet indoor or …

Crowd Funding

Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Show Comments<p>Check out more cartoons<p>Cartoons | Get the latest political cartoons straight to your inbox<p>Thank You<p>Trending on Townhall Media<p>Bearing Arms<p>…

Political Cartoons

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Maps