Katie Firanek

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5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash that kills 4 in her family

KUTTAWA, Ky. (AP) — Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures when she saw a light in the …

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Girl, 7, Who Walked Away from Plane Crash Had Survival Skills: Family

The 7-year-old girl who walked away from a small plane crash in western Kentucky that killed four members of her family used survival skills passed down by her father to find her way to safety, relatives told NBC News.<p>Sailor Gutzler was the sole survivor after her family's Piper twin-engine …

Exclusive Video: Scaling the Unscalable Wall at Yosemite

An accomplishment 3,000 feet and 55 years in the making.<p>After 19 days, 3,000 feet, and more blood and skin than they’d likely care to think about, …

Best of Montana in Winter: Outdoor Recreation

Check out the five must-do local activities for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Montana.<p><b>First Tracks Guided Experience, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky</b><p>The ultimate insider experience at Big Sky Resort is First Tracks. The draw: Get on the mountain before the lifts open to the public and make the “first …

Exploring the Lake District by electric bike

With its electric cars, bike-friendly buses, boats, trains and trails, the Lake District is also one of the best places for a great green …

The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Carry-on travel is the ultimate way to travel.<p>It makes everything so much easier. You don't need to worry about lost luggage because you'll have all …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

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El Capitan in #Yosemite #NationalPark (#California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as #alpenglow, and it commonly occurs @YosemiteNPS during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb. #nofilter

Yosemite climb: Climbers reach top of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in pictures - Telegraph

After 19 days of battling the hardest, longest free climb in the world, Tommy Caldwell (@tommycaldwell) and Kevin Jorgeson (@kjorgeson) embrace at the end of the difficulties of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan. Photo by CRP team member: @blighguy @bigupclimbing #DawnWall @novusselect

5 of the Most Bizarre Alcoholic Drinks in the World

There's no denying humankind's passion for alcohol. Residue discovered in ancient pottery suggests that people were fermenting beverages as early as 10,000 B.C. It's not hard to imagine how one of our ancestors may have discovered the intoxicating effects of a decomposed batch of grapes left in a …

Food Trends We Hope Don't Make It All The Way Through 2015

The thing about food trends is that we're over them. There's nothing more annoying than a cupcake, there's no one more annoying than a foodie. If a food is trendy, then by nature we've had enough of it. We never want to put another Brussels sprout in our mouths again, especially if it's accompanied …

6 Food-of-the-Month Gifts You'll Want for Yourself

<i>Kerry Acker</i><p>Already dreading the post-holiday blues? Stave off the depression with a gift that keeps on coming, month after month. We've homed in on six of our current favorite food-of-the-month subscriptions, to help you find that perfect gift for those almost-impossible-to-please food and drink …

Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful

This is an ode to all students who have ever gotten B's, C's, D's (and sometimes even failed). It's a declaration to the kids who calculated the …

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Family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets rights to her cells, 62 years after they were taken

While 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks laid in a hospital bed, dying of cervical cancer, doctors took two samples of the tumor cells growing inside her. 62 years later, those cells are still growing and have served as the foundation for countless experiments, including vaccine development and drug …