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13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

Adventure<p>These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the …

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France Will Have To Abolish The Financial Transactions Tax To Gain The City After Brexit

France is touting Paris as an alternative to London for financial firms post-Brexit. To be honest, despite their making attempts, this looks unlikely to work very well. For it’s not just about corporation and income tax where there are reasons not to want to be there. We also can’t make the obvious …

How Air Pollution Is Being Turned Into Ink

The soot that comes out of a tailpipe is being used to create art.<p>Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt. The specks settling on him were from pollution in the surrounding air.<p>Byproducts from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline …

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Research shows that the iconic green Statue of Liberty was actually once red in color

The Statue of Liberty’s unusual color is so well known that people often refer to that blue-green hue as simply Liberty Green. Yet the world’s most famous statue did not always look that way and over the course of her first thirty years would have changed color several times.<p>Gifted by France to the …

Your Favorite Athlete's Favorite Smoothie

It’s frothy-drink season. And while you may be tempted to throw whatever you’ve got lying around into a blender, anyone who has ever choked down a gritty glass of wilted veggies knows there’s more to it than that. We enlisted three athletes to share their best liquid performance boosters.<p>Recovery …

Native Americans Sue Frackers Over Manmade Earthquakes

Environmental advocate Erin Brockovich is helping the Pawnee Nation take on oil and gas companies in Oklahoma.<p>Oklahoma has become one of the world’s most notorious earthquake hubs. In fact, in 2014 for the first time, the number of magnitude 3 or greater quakes in the state surpassed California’s …

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—Traveler's network of editors and writers has rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe. Think something …

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Deafening Blasts Kill These Ocean Animals For Miles

A new study found that seismic surveys used to search for off-shore oil and gas deposits devastate the zooplankton in its path.<p>As the Trump Administration puts forth plans to revive off-shore drilling, some of the smallest members of the ocean food chain could be in big trouble.<p>To find oil and gas …

French Restaurants Are Telling You to Eat Your Vegetables

There's a new, lighter cuisine coming out of some of the country's top kitchens.<p>While most people associate French food with traditional favorites like foie gras, croissants, and cassoulets, there has been a recent shift among certain chefs toward a more seasonal, vegetable-focused way of cooking. …

Sustaining a Lifetime Passion for Your Sport

We all want to have long and healthy relationships with our athletic pursuits, so we take care of our bodies through proper training, sleep, nutrition, and mobility. And while that’s all important—vital, even—few of us pay as much attention to how we nurture our minds. For example, how do we …

The Three Books That Taught Me How to Survive

Survival doesn’t have to be this ridiculous overblown thing you obsess over: the best way to prepare for it is to build a solid base of fundamental outdoor skills, then to remain calm and confident if you ever do find yourself lost in the woods. Also: it helps to have something sharp with you.<p>Here …

9 Luggage Tags We Love

This summer, do away with the obligatory airline-provided luggage tag (that inevitably gets lost or crumpled along the way) and instead invest in one that will stay with you longterm. As it turns out, there's plenty of options out there: from personalized twists by Louis Vuitton to all-American …

Want To Be Successful? Break These Ten Bad Habits

Dear Liz,<p>I graduated with my MBA in December and was lucky enough to get hired in February.<p>I’m excited about my job, which is going well so far.<p>Little by little I’m learning the job description. I feel more confident every week.<p>I want to use this job as a springboard to a more responsible position …

7 Interview Tips That Defy Convention

There is so much interview advice online and out in the world, but ultimately much of it boils down to the same five to seven bullet points of advice, reframed and repackaged, finishing with the thank you note email every time. Here are a few pieces of unconventional (and a couple of conventional) …

'It's Hard To Find Qualified Applicants' -- Another Business Lie

Dear Liz,<p>I am an HR Manager for a growing consulting firm.<p>I agree with you that it’s not hard to find talented people, even for a small firm like ours, if you have a great culture and pay reasonable salaries.<p>I have never had a hard time finding great people to hire, even though our small firm …

The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World

Every country in the world has something to offer—think local cuisine, groundbreaking architecture, and much, much more. But beauty is a hard thing to quantify, which is why we let the World Economic Forum do much of the work for us: Every year, the foundation releases their Travel & Tourism …

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iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A New Secret

Apple is about to supersize the iPhone. But the iPhone 8’s huge 5.8-inch display is only one area which is going to be bigger than ever before…<p>New data from MacRumors (verified by BGR) has revealed Apple is set to also give the iPhone 8 a larger screen resolution than any previous iPhone. In fact …

10 Homes With Clever Storage Solutions

Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected.<p>Each day, we accumulate more and more possessions, all of which need to be stored away somehow. This is an even bigger challenge as families expand and sections of the home need to be set aside for …

Seven of North America's Best Hot Springs

I’ve gone on many a wayward search for the perfect hot spring. Some can be tough to find, but after driving down unmarked, barely passable roads for miles, I almost always discover what I came for: a natural hot tub, surrounded by river rocks, without a soul in sight. Here’s a cheat sheet to seven …

The 25 Most Wish-Listed Destinations of 2017

If, at the end of every year, you find yourself saying, "Next year, we'll go there," you're not alone: Our travel wish-list is as long as it is diverse, and it just keeps growing. During last year's Readers' Choice Awards, there were a few select places you marked as the next ones to visit, from …

Why It Matters Who Females Choose to Have Sex With

Warning: Graphic duck sex.<p>Charles Darwin made Victorians splutter into their tea when he wrote <i>The Descent of Man</i>, subtitled “selection in relation to sex.” In it, he not only claimed that animals and birds select their mates according to what he called “the taste for the beautiful.” He also …

How Travel Leads to Stronger Romantic Relationships

Travel is at once a never-ending source of new experiences and memories, but also a testing ground for a relationship's strength.<p>Last year, a flight delay almost ended my marriage.<p>My wife and I were en route to a West Coast wedding when a storm diverted us from our layover in D.C. to an unexpected …

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.<p>In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps.<p>In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, …

Where to go in August for wildlife and nature

From hordes of wildebeest in the Masai Mara to singing humpbacks in Tonga, Iceland’s expansive lava fields to the ecological wonder that is Madagascar, opportunities to experience wildlife and nature in August are larger than life!<p>Check out these four epic adventures to see Mother Nature at her …

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10 Best U.S. States for Road Trips

A whopping 79 percent of Americans are planning to hit the highway this summer for a road trip, according to AAA, and the options for where to go are nearly endless across our 50 states. But some places lend themselves to road trips better than others, thanks to low gas prices, summer weather, high …

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Ten Bike-Commuting Essentials

Just because you ride to work doesn’t mean you have to be a sweaty bike nerd.<p>Peak Designs Everyday Sling Pack ($150)<p>Peak Designs’ Everyday Sling pack fits far more than its trim silhouette suggests. For photographers it accommodates a full-size camera body and two lenses. The rest of us can tote a …

22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can often be overwhelming, with no shortage of things to learn before you go. Where should you eat? Where should you stay? What do you tip? More so than this service information, though, is a sense of cultural understanding that's hard to put your finger …

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NASA Finds 219 Possible Planets, Including 10 'Earths'

The worlds are part of the final census from the Kepler telescope, which found a total of more than 4,000 planet candidates over four years.<p>NASA just added 219 possible planets to its growing catalogue of worlds beyond our solar system, including 10 that are potentially temperate, rocky worlds like …

The Ultimate West Virginia Road Trip

Discover 500 miles of stunning vistas, outdoor adventures, and quaint towns on this surprising ride.<p>Ramble through rugged mountains and historic small towns on a roughly 500-mile scenic loop through some of West Virginia’s wildest terrain. Sample some of the best views, outdoor adventures, …

10 Foods Athletes Should Add to Their Grocery Lists

We tapped top nutritionists to find out which items they think athletes should include on their grocery runs. Some fuel workouts, others aid in recovery, and a few make for nutrition-forward instant dinners for when time is short.<p>Camu Powder<p>The Amazonian fruit has more vitamin C than any other food …