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What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

Gifts For The Outdoorsmen | Cool Material

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Cycling

What to Do if You Get Lost While Hiking

Getting lost while hiking is one of the worst feelings in the world. The combination of fear, confusion, and loneliness can be overwhelming and often …

Hiking

9 Essential Apps for Storms and Emergencies

Apps to Help You in a Disaster<p>1. ubAlert<p>2. Official FEMA App<p>3. Pocket First Aid and CPR<p>4. ReUnite<p>5. Life360 Family Finder<p>6. !Emergency!<p>7. Wild Edibles<p>…

7 Tips to Survive Cold-Weather Camping

Winter camping can be fun, but it can also be just plain cold. Plan ahead to make your cold-weather camping trip comfortable and memorable.<p>It's cold. It's snowing. And it's a great time for a camping trip.<p>The moon makes the snow-draped forest glow, and the retreat of the summertime campers means …

The Most Cringe-Worthy Autocorrect FAILS Of The Month

Another month, another set of seriously cringe-worthy autocorrect fails.<p>Check out the 15 best texting mishaps November 2013 had to offer below and head over to Damn You, Autocorrect for more.<p>Warning, <b>contains NSFW language</b>.

Shoppers Beware: Toxic Chemicals Found in 150 Consumer Products

Products with chemical hazards remain widely available in stores. Shoppers need to take caution this holiday season.<p>Although major retailers such as …

What's Good About Bad English?

"Variation in our language, she argues, is a natural and very human process, whether it happens across geographic area or generations, socioeconomic lines or ethnic groups."<p>The July/August <i>Yale Alumni Magazine</i> includes a piece entitled "Why 'Bad' English Isn't." Describing the work of Raffaella …

'Center of the universe': Experts warn against  too many kid photos - TODAY.com

Chances are you’ll see a lot of kid photos on Christmas cards this holiday season.<p>With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras, children find themselves the stars of their own photo shoots.<p>Marcus Mok / Today<p>Focusing the camera on children too frequently might make them feel …

Mobile Photography

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The reality behind Europe's response to climate change

British cities -- unlike their counterparts on the mainland -- are taking the lead in making plans to curb and handle the impact of climate change. …

Why farming subsidies still distort advantages and cause food insecurity

Archaic subsidy rules that short-change poor countries must be addressed to avoid a pathetic compromise at world trade talks<p>For developing countries, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite all the talk of global power shifts and the rise of emerging economies, the …

Africa's best hope of combating climate change is to share knowledge

Until now, information has been fragmented and difficult to find for those who really need it. A new online platform to share knowledge and build innovative solutions could change all that<p>Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and Africa is the most vulnerable continent to its …

Beyond Shellfish, Ocean Acidification is Bad for People (Op-Ed)

<i>Lisa Suatoni is a senior scientist in the Oceans Program at NRDC. This Op-Ed was adapted from a post to the NRDC blog</i> Switchboard<i>. Suatoni</i> …

onEarth Stories

A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales

Every summer and fall, endangered North Atlantic right whales congregate in the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to gorge on …

Whales

Why I'm eating my words on veganism – again

Al Gore has gone vegan, a diet I was once sceptical about. Now I believe it is meat-eating that is more environmentally damaging<p>He did it quietly, and the decision is the better for that: Al Gore, according to reports in the US press, has gone vegan.<p>Certain things could be said about other aspects …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Photography

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

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