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The Best Adventure Books of 2013

This was a good year for club-chair adventurers. From airplane hijackers to kidnappings to a renegade Colorado River descent, these tales transported us into troubled Africa, into the wild skies of the 1970s, and down raging Western floodwaters. We didn’t rank them—we couldn’t; they are all …

Robot Suits Could Make An MMA League Blood-Free

Which, you know, good.<p>Have you ever watched a mixed martial arts bout and thought, _This could use weapons, and also Iron Man. _Congratulations, crazy person with the imagination of a small child: Unified Weapons Master has you covered, and the results are actually blood-free.<p>A series of …

What to Do When You Just Don't Feel Like Working

If you've <i>never</i> had a day when you didn't have the energy or motivation to work on that thing you were supposed to be doing, tell us your secret. For …

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.<p>In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. “Homeless No More Survival Pods” have …

Homelessness

These are 11 of the Oldest Things in the World

The Welwistchia is primitive conifer living only in parts of coastal Namibia and Angola where moisture from the sea meet<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rachel Sussman<p>1 …

Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting My First Apartment

Every time you rent an apartment, you learn something new that you did wrong the time before. There are many types of landlords, maintenance people, …

Real Estate

Jack London on the Life That Lives | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below is taken from the beginning of the preface to Jack London’s book,</i> The Cruise of the Snark<i>, a non-fiction work which</i> …

The Reasons You Might Want to Buy a Rangefinder Cameras

Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

An Oscar-Nominated Director Makes A 360-Degree Immersive Film

_Zero Point _is a documentary from Danfung Dennis on how virtual reality has, and will, change our lives--and it's being produced entirely for Oculus Rift.<p>I'm floating toward the space station, the curvature of Earth visible below me. I'm pulled as if by tractor beam, but with enough time to turn …

Foreign agency reportedly spied on US law firm with NSA's knowledge

According to the latest top-secret document leak from Edward Snowden, the NSA may have been involved in spying on an American law firm that was representing the Indonesian government while in trade talks with the US. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that the NSA did not conduct the surveillance directly, …

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Texas' Wendy Davis backs some later-term abortion restrictions

HOUSTON —<p>Wendy Davis, the Texas gubernatorial candidate who garnered national attention for an 11-hour filibuster last year against state abortion restrictions, this week said she would support certain qualified restrictions.<p>The state senator from Fort Worth said during an appearance in Houston …

Obama: Freedom of religion is national security issue

WASHINGTON — President Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday to declare freedom of religion a major part of American foreign policy.<p>Saying countries that assure religious freedom tend to be more peaceful, Obama told a bipartisan crowd "nations that do not uphold these rights sow the …

Man Survives a Year Lost at Sea

An emaciated Mexican man claiming to have spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean washed up on a remote atoll near the Marshall Islands on Thursday. Dressed in only a pair of ragged underpants and aboard a 24-foot fiberglass boat, the man gave his name as Jose Ivan or Jose Salvador …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Grooming Trends for 2014 - Ape to Gentleman

Gentlemen’s Tonic, the upbeat Mayfair men’s grooming haunt have just revealed their Top 5 Male Grooming Trends for 2014. From grey hair to …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …