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Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?

Around 2 a.m. on May 28, 2017, Kilian Jornet crabbed across Mount Everest’s North Face, alone, delirious, at nearly 27,000 feet, and far off route. He was descending from the 29,029-foot summit, his second trip to the top without supplemental oxygen in seven days. But now he was lost and couldn’t …

Mountaineering

The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem

On the isolated shore of the Savage River, in the backcountry of interior Alaska, there’s a small memorial to a deceased woman named Claire Ackermann. A pile of rocks sits on a metal plaque with an inscription that reads, in part: “To stay put is to exist; to travel is to live.”<p>Three years ago, …

Hiking

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in for $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge …

Tech Trends

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

Amazing places in California where you can camp for free

Didn't bother making reservations? Want to avoid crowds? If you're willing to get a little more outdoorsy than an RV at a hookup, the Bureau of Land Management has a lot of options for you this Labor Day.<p>The BLM manages millions of acres of U.S. land — one-eighth of the country's landmass — and …

12 Creative Road Trips You Didn’t Know You Could Take In The U.S.

With another heavy travel season around the corner, airports will once again become mazes of luggage and large traveling parties. Venturing out for a …

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our <b>Google Home tips and features</b> series.<p>You just got a Google Home, and after unwrapping it and setting it …

Smart Homes

30 Fascinating Early Bands of Future Music Legends

Bruce Springsteen’s Sixties Garage Band the Castiles<p>In a tale later immortalized in his song “The Wish,” the Boss received his first electric guitar …

Los Angeles

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

A look inside midcentury San Francisco restaurants

San Francisco

Revealed: The Secrets Of One Of The World's Dirtiest Banks And Its Powerful Western Protectors

Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. Leaked documents reveal the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating information – while some of the planet's most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in …

When a debt collector threatened to rape a man's wife over a bogus debt, the man devoted a year towards getting his revenge

If you're in the mood to read a thrilling, long-form article about how a man got revenge on a predatory fake payday loan swindler, here's one. It's …

Dutch TV Comedy Perfectly Sums Up America's Gun Problem

Are you or a loved one suffering from "nonsensical rifle addiction?"<p>It’s the NRA ... but not the one you’re thinking of.<p>“Sunday with Lubach,” a Dutch news satire program hosted by comic Arjen Lubach, created a PSA for a problem facing the United States that they’re calling NRA, or Nonsensical Rifle …

8 Knife Skills Every Sportsman Needs to Know

The knife is the most versatile outdoor tool. With a knife you can create the tools to trap and kill fish, birds, and game, and then you can use it …

Hunting

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77

Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped prevent the outbreak of nuclear war.<p>A 44-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, he was a few hours into his shift as the duty officer at Serpukhov-15, the secret command center outside Moscow where the Soviet …

War

How to make new friends as an adult

11 apps to build your real-world social network.<p>In high school and college, you make friends with ease. Between classes, recreational activities, student groups, and on-campus parties, you're constantly exposed to new people with similar interests, with whom you can forge tight-knit bonds. Once you …

Pornhub Reveals the Most Popular Porn Stars of the '70s, '80s, and '90s

In honor of HBO's "The Deuce," we exclusively partnered with Pornhub to find out how many people are searching for 'vintage' porn<p>Our obsession with the past can often guide our desires in the present. We see it in our throwback Instagram filters, vintage fashion trends, and, most recently, the …

Zelle's bank-backed payments app launches September 12th

We've been talking about Zelle, a mobile payments system backed by over 30 major US banks, for over a year now, but the service has yet to release a standalone app. That is, until now. Zelle's app is finally launching on Tuesday, September 12th. It will be available in the App Store and on Google …

FinTech

The definitive guide to Los Angeles doughnut shops

The glow of fluorescent lights, sticky primary-colored Formica, coffee in a glass carafe, Pepto Bismol-colored boxes and a bakery case full of glazed, twisted, frosted doughnuts. There’s something nostalgic about a doughnut shop, whether it’s a big chain, a trendy newcomer with a fancy font and …

Along with the migrating steelhead, Oregon river pool holds life lessons

Everyone on the river calls it “Lee’s pool,” and that alone might be proof one person can make a difference.<p>Decades ago, it was Dynamite Hole. Poachers would set off explosives and kill steelhead by the dozens, fish that had made it upriver from the ocean — past sea lions, fishermen and a dam — but …

The most San Francisco restaurants: The true classics

When we host Bay Area visitors, we occasionally get what can initally seem like a simple request.<p>For example, one time a friend visiting from Seattle asked to dine out at a very "San Francisco" restaurant. He had no preference about the style of food, price range or neighborhood.<p>But to truly pick …

Stop Faking Service Dogs

Here in famously pet-friendly Los Angeles, I encounter dogs that are blatantly not service animals on a daily basis. Recently, during a morning visit to my local café, I laughed when a woman whose tiny dog was thrashing around at the limits of its leash and barking fiercely at other customers …

'I'm Not Racist, I'm Argentine!'

This viral video out of Hollywood raises an interesting question: What does racism look like from one Latino to another?<p>In the video, two Latinos — one, a dark-skinned Mexican street vendor, the other, a lighter-skinned Argentine out walking his dog — confront each other on an LA street. First, the …

Amazon’s Cheap Avocados Are Crushing the Grocery Industry

Rival stocks are crashing as Jeff Bezos slashes prices at Whole Foods.<p>Amazon has wasted no time in making changes to Whole Foods, the organic grocer it just purchased for a cool $13.7 billion. Starting Monday, Whole Foods’ famously high prices on some staple products dropped by as much as 43 …

If 'Megan Leavey' left you wanting to give a military dog a fur-ever home, read this

If the movie "Megan Leavey" made you ponder giving a forever home to a four-legged hero, the good news is that there are programs in place to make that happen. But when it comes to military working dogs, the adoption process is, well, a whole different animal from simply popping by the pound and …

Pets

Top diver’s death casts long shadow over deep beauty of the Blue Hole

The ‘underwater cathedral’ at the edge of the Red Sea is arguably the most perilous diving spot in the world – even for experts such as Dublin-born Stephen Keenan. What lies behind its fearsome reputation?<p>In the bars and cafes of Dahab this summer, one recurring observation has been made among the …

Red Sea

Legalise prostitution? We are being asked to accept industrialised sexual exploitation

Author of Pimp State, Kat Banyard explains how researching her book revealed why we need to end the sex trade - and how to do it<p>Right now, a global push is under way for governments to not only tolerate but actively enable the sex trade. The call is clear: decriminalise brothel keepers, pimps and …

Aesthetics