Ingrid Whittaker

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First American all-black expedition team climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

For many, climbing Africa's highest mountain in Tanzania may seem like an impossible feat. But for one determined group, they never imagined …

Mountaineering

Drone saves missing 65-year-old climber in the Himalayas

Elon Musk's absurdly advanced submarine didn't help during the #ThaiCaveRescue, but let's not write off technology just yet.<p>Scottish climber Rick Allen was saved by a drone after he falling during a solo climb of Broad Peak mountain in the Himalayas, BBC reports. Allen's climbing bag was spotted by …

Mountaineering

Climber Miraculously Survives 300-Foot Fall on Mount St. Helens Thanks to Service Dog

<p><b>Climber Brittany Fintel was climbing Mount St. Helens in Washington over the weekend when a slip left her tumbling over 300-feet down the mountain.</b> …

Climbing

5 reasons why the Rhine region is so romantic

Quaint and sleepy, it's the perfect place for a couples break<p>With its medieval castles, quaint villages and hillside vineyards, the Rhine region is …

European Travel

One of History's Greatest Armies is Built Entirely of Clay

Each of China's famed terra-cotta warriors is unique and features a realistic human face, likely based on some living person of the time.<p>The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is home to one of history’s greatest armies—though it’s one built entirely of clay.<p>The massive host of terra-cotta warriors …

Archaeology

We are a deeply stupid country

My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation.<p>I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a “stupid country” — he offered this opinion on at least nine occasions since he launched his campaign for the presidency — and he should know. As he …

Donald Trump

German castle expropriated from Russian owner

When its wealthy Russian owner suspected of money laundering left the medieval property in disrepair, the state government used a historical …

European Travel

Seattle’s Tallest Observatory Adds Food to Its Outrageous Views

The tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia Tower’s <b>Sky View Observatory</b> downtown, is an entirely fresh experience after a $25 million renovation, including the addition of food and drink to accompany absolutely stunning 360-degree views.<p>New dining options like Pacific lox on an …

Seattle

20 of the world’s hardest mountains to climb

THIS YEAR SAW THE DEADLIEST DAY ever on Mount Everest, with 16 people — all of them Sherpas — killed in a massive avalanche. And while the world’s …

Mountaineering

Mountaineer Rick Allen found by drone after being suspected dead on Broad Peak

Reports on the highly respected Alan Arnette website quote David Roeske "Yesterday just as @fredrikstrang and I were about to leave after a night at …

France restricts access to Mont Blanc amid safety fears

<b>France has issued a decree restricting access to the summit of the country's highest mountain, Mont Blanc.</b><p>As a result of overcrowding and safety risks, climbers will not be allowed on the peak's popular "Royal Route" for the next eight days, officials said.<p>But mountaineers who have already booked …

Mont Blanc

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

History of Science

How Much Does a Financial Advisor Make?

It pays to know how to handle money - literally. If you're good enough to help manage the financial situation of others, you just may be able to …

Retirement

The 9 Best Hotels in Sedona to Book in 2018

Sedona is known for everything from its wine to its wellness; packed tight with red-rock buttes, scenic hiking trails, steep canyons and pine …

Trails

Ways To Keep Your Adult Child From Ruining Your Retirement Savings

<b>By James Nichols, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>The last thing a parent wants to do is see his or her child — no matter the age — go without. That is why many boomer and Gen X parents continue to support their kids financially into adulthood. In fact, in a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 61% of parents …

Retirement

The Tax-Smart Way to Leave Money to Your Heirs and to Charity

From 401(k)s and IRAs to stocks and bonds, your retirement savings accounts are taxed in different ways. So to make the most of your money, it makes …

Retirement

Aging Parents Helping Adult Children Financially: Unhealthy Results

Most of us have heard about kids coming home from college and moving back in with Mom and Dad. That may go on for awhile until Junior gets a job. Motivation to work is not necessarily conferred by one’s college education that parents have paid for, is it? Now that the job market is better than it …

Retirement

Canadian climber dies in fall on Pakistan’s treacherous K2 mountain

MONTREAL — A Montreal firefighter who fell to his death on Pakistan’s treacherous K2 mountain is being remembered as a passionate mountaineer whose …

Mountaineering

Three Problems With Annuities - And How To Fix Them

So let’s start with a disclaimer: I am an actuary, but I don’t have professional experience with annuities as offered by life insurance companies, and I’m more than willing to stand corrected by such professionals.<p>What’s the big deal with employers closing their pension plans and moving employees …

Retirement

This Paver Patio Base Will Save Your Back

Plastic panels eliminate TONS of labor.<p><b>Pavers:</b> The top layer will be the pavers of your choice.<p><b>Paver Base Panel:</b> Lightweight panels spread the load …

Landscaping

10 Steps to Painless Estate Planning

Nobody wants to think about dying. But just a little advanced planning can save your loved ones loads of aggravation.<p>We get it: Nobody wants to …

Retirement

This guy is -- still -- Democrats' best messenger

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been a while since we heard much of anything from Barack Obama -- aka the 44th President of the United States.<p>In a piece for New York magazine headlined "Where is Barack Obama," author Gabriel Debenedetti summed up the Obama absence nicely:<p><i>"How did the most ubiquitous man in America</i> …

Bill Clinton

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat others better, improve physical …

Happiness

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon was the center of a pre-Columbian civilization flourishing in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest from the 9th to the 12th …

Archaeology

'We Will Prevail.' Jon Stewart Takes Over The Late Show to Speak Directly to Trump

Jon Stewart returned to his late show roots on Thursday to give his former <i>Daily Show</i> colleague a break from hosting <i>The Late Show</i> and to address the …

The Late Show

Groundbreaking Solar Roof Panels - Renewable Energy

Instead of mounting large, expensive solar panels on your roof, what if your <i>entire roof itself</i> could generate solar energy for your home? That …

Solar Power

A Barrier-Free Master Bathroom With a Luxurious Feel

CARNEMARK design + build<p><i>Photos by</i> <i>Anice Hoachlander</i><p><b>Master Bathroom at a Glance</b><b><br>Who lives here:</b> A semi-retired couple whose children are grown<b><br>Location:</b> …

Home Improvement

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.<p>When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork. Pulling family and friends close around, working through and coming to terms with grief, and taking care …

Income Tax

There’s a Discount If Your Parents Pay for Your Apartment

Housing developers have offered free parking spaces. They’ve said they’ll pay buyers’ sales taxes. And one U.K. homebuilder is giving discounts to …

Housing

‘It was either me or the cat’: Georgia woman kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats — including how they kill.<p>“They go for your jugular,” the Georgia woman recently told OnlineAthens. “[B]ecause when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple of minutes.”<p>That intel on the wildcat’s attack plan may have been …

Crime