Ian Brigmann

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61 of the Best Things in Life That Aren't Available to Buy

The best things in life don't require a credit card — it's all about having authentic experiences. A priceless possession or feeling is something …

National park tips: Come here to watch bears fishing

Because it's pricey and remote and access is limited, Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve got just 37,818 visitors in 2015. But what a setting!<p>Anglers love it in June, August and September. And if you score a booking in July, you'll commune with wild brown bears grabbing at salmon, wandering …

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

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Chimborazo: A poor-man's Everest

Print<p>Related<p>Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth - everyone knows this. But few people realize its geometric supremacy is true only when …

Johnny Depp stars as Donald Trump in surprise, bonkers Funny or Die biopic

On Wednesday, a comb-over-clad Johnny Depp blessed the Internet in an original, surprise Donald Trump biopic titled <i>Funny or Die Presents Donald</i> …

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19 beautiful off-the-grid destinations that are actually worth the trek

We've put together a collection of 19 travel destinations that are harder to reach, but provide you with one-of-a-kind experiences and some of the world's most dramatic scenery.<p>From a hidden beach in Mexico to lakes nestled in the Sahara Desert, here are 19 off-the-grid destinations to add to your …

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Bolivians celebrate growing economy as they make wishes at Alasitas festival

Yearly event sees throngs of attendees spend money on miniatures and counterfeit money in hopes that their purchases will bring good fortune<p>The streets of La Paz were strewn with money on Sunday, as Bolivia celebrated its rising affluence and indigenous pride with an orgy of wishful consumption at …

Paul Krugman: Children are dying in Flint because “small-government extremists” don’t want to give money to “Those People”

<b>Paul Krugman at The Commonwealth Club (Commonwealth Club/Creative Commons License)</b><p>It’s “typical of the (literally) poisonous interaction between ideology and race”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>January 25, 2016 12:43pm (UTC)<p>In his column Monday, the New York Times' Paul Krugman argued that the burgeoning …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

The best ways to see Alaska's national parks

Alaska is a state of superlatives, so it's fitting that the state's eight national parks contain the nation's highest peak, the largest landmass, and some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas in the world.<p>Next year marks the centennial of the national parks, so there's no better time to …

New vulnerability lets attackers hijack Chrysler vehicles remotely

A new vulnerability in the Uconnect system gives attackers frightening remote powers over Chrysler vehicles, revealed in a <i>Wired</i> exclusive report. In a live demo, attackers used the vulnerability to cut out a Jeep Cherokee's transmission and brakes and, when the car is in reverse, commandeer the …

How To Have Peace When You're Falling To Pieces

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

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China accuses trading firms of manipulating stocks

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities accused securities firms of manipulating stock prices during China's market plunge and launched a crackdown Monday against …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Everything to Know About Greece's Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

GOP austerity is a disaster of Greek proportions: Sam Brownback, Bobby Jindal & the economic scam of the century

<b>(Reuters/Brian Snyder/AP/Orlin Wagner/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>America isn’t Greece, but we can see in Kansas and Louisiana the disastrous consequences of Greek-style austerity<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>July 2, 2015 5:45pm (UTC)<p>The nation of Greece may be the cradle of democracy but these days it's getting …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

American Glamping: Three Great Finds

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Lodge in nature without sacrificing comfort.<p>> Treehouse Point B&B (Fall City, Washington)<p><b>Backdrop:</b> The western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, beside the Raging River.<p><b>Best for:</b> Couples seeking lofty hideaways and Wi-Fi–free nights.<p><b>Creature comforts:</b> Six hand-built wooden …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

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Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn’t even see the frustrated progressive wave that will nominate Bernie Sanders

<b>In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen.</b> …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

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11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

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We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

23 Underrated Vacation Spots Around The World To Visit Before You Die

♫ A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew! ♫<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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