James Yunker

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A Complete Guide to Volcanoes in Hawaii

Nothing humbles us more than a spectacular performance by Mother Nature. Case-in-point: earlier this month, the Pu'u O'o crater on the Kilauea …

National Parks

The Wedding Design Company

When it comes to having timeless weddings, Backstage Productions is your one-stop shop for everything that will immortalize your forever moment. …

Understanding Turkey's deadly catalog of enemies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tuesday's violent bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport is just the latest in a series of fatal terrorist attacks targeting Turkey.<p>The nation was once praised by western allies as being a democratic model for the Muslim world. But lately violence has surged and increasingly Turkey finds …

Middle East

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

The Wall Street Golden Boy Who Allegedly Fleeced His Friends and Family

Groomed at Groton, Princeton, and Harvard Law, financial expert Andrew Caspersen had the trust of everyone around him. So why, as prosecutors allege, would he start a fraudulent investment that targeted his Wall Street buddies and even his own mother? William D. Cohan delves into the case and the …

Why Didn’t the FBI Stop Omar Mateen?

The face of terrorism is changing. And critics say the bureau has been too slow to catch on.<p>If Omar Mateen was a disciple of “radical Islam,” as Donald Trump angrily described him, and “one of the soldiers of the caliphate,” as the Islamic State approvingly deemed him, he wasn’t a very impressive …

In The Trenches With America’s Fast-Food Workers

By Mark Wilsonlong Read<p><i>The Cheesy Gordita Crunch button. Where the hell is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch button?</i><p>It’s an absurd question that I’m asking …

Taco Bell

As the nation debates the place of Islam, the CIA’s Muslim officers fight terrorism

Shortly after supporters of the Islamic State gunned down 14 people in California last year, the CIA’s deputy director assembled a group of Muslim employees to talk about Islamophobia.<p>The Dec. 2 shootings by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had illustrated the United States’ vulnerability to …

E-Waste Empire

New York City discards millions of pounds of dead electronics each year. We follow its path from shelf to shredder<p>Gadget shopping? Chances are that as soon as you plunk down cash for a new smartphone or 9.7-inch tablet or 4K / 3D / LED flatscreen television, a tiny part of your brain is already …