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The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

Stocks React Like Junkies As Bernanke Yanks Away Low Rates

It’s the damnedest turnaround in the markets I’ve ever seen. For four years the Fed chairman adds monetary reserves to the system, and drives common stock prices from a sickening low of about 6600 on the Dow (down from 14,100 in October, 2007) above 15,000, and maintained interest rates so low that …

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke - The Brains Behind QE

Ben Bernanke introduced a first round of quantitative easing during the worst of the financial crisis, as global markets tumbled and liquidity was sucked out of the system. Quantitative easing is an unorthodox application of monetary policy by which a central bank, in this case the Federal Reserve, …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s …

Make Volunteering Part of Summer Vacation Plans

But even if your summer travel plans don't veer far from the beach, pool or park, you can still give a little something back wherever you are, even if it's just for a short time.<p>Looking for a way to add a little fun to your summer vacation?<p>Take a few hours and volunteer.<p>Before you stop reading, …

Volunteering

Best Trips 2013

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

National Parks

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …