Kim Miller Stenlake

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10 Tips For The Beginner Traveler

For the past two years I’ve lived and worked in over a dozen countries, spending most of the year as a digital nomad living out of a backpack. It’s awesome. I talk to a lot of people back home that have never traveled, and have lots of questions about the basics. I compiled these into 10 tips to …

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There's a magically easy way to get more space on your iPhone

Running out of storage is one of the worst things that can happen to your iPhone. And if you have a 16GB model, you probably run into the problem all too often.<p>We've already highlighted several clever ways to recover storage space on your iPhone. But nothing is quite as easy as a trick that's been …

11 Airline Secrets From an Airline Insider

<b>Ever wonder why your seats have to be in the "upright and locked position"? Why your windows have to be open during take-off and landing? What the flight attendants real job is?</b><p>Well, I'm about to tell you. I worked in the airline industry for a number of years, both as an International Flight …

13 Sleep Lessons From A Landmark British Sleep Report

New findings reveal alarming data about Britons' sleep and this group of experts is calling for change.<p>A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a third of Americans don't get enough sleep. And now, a British report finds that no one is faring any better …

There Are WAY Better Methods To Board Airplanes

Sadly, the vast majority of airlines don't use them.<p>There are few things more frustrating when traveling by air than waiting patiently for your "zone" to be called at the gate, walking down the jetway like a boss, and then, inexplicably, being met by a sudden and immovable line in the plane's …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

What’s Behind NASA’s Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars?

Our best guess: flowing water, and the potential for alien life.<p><i>Update, 9/28/15:</i> NASA Discovers Liquid Water On Mars (!!!)<p><i>Original story below:</i><p>NASA …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Woman with no flight experience crash lands plane with help from controller

The steady instructions of an air traffic controller in the Spanish city of Sevilla helped to save the life of a woman who had never flown a plane …

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How to hack your hotel room's (very common) problems

Staying at hotels is either a rare treat or a pain for those who have to do business on the road, but regardless of your attitude to them, there are …

Watch How This Family Produces 6,000 Pounds of Food In Their Small Yard

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

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A librarian found a copy of the original 'Star Wars' script, and it settles one of the biggest fan debates of the film

According to CBC— the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. — while trying to digitize the University of New Brunswick Library's science-fiction collection, librarian Kristian Brown stumbled upon an early draft of the "Star Wars" script.<p>The script, marked as a "fourth draft," is dated March 15, 1976, well …

This Is the Absolute Best Time to Book a Flight

Timing is everything.<p>We all know that flights get more expensive as the departure date gets closer, and flights are full enough these days that …

The Best Way to Fly New York to London

Several airlines have attempted success at operating an all-business class route or an entire premium class airline. Remember EOS, MaxJet, and SilverJet? MGM Grand, and Midwest Express with its all first-class planes and warm cookies baked on board? Or Singapore Airlines' 18-hour non-stops between …

What not to wear on the plane

Shorts. High heels. Cologne.<p>Even if you’re just an occasional air traveler, you probably know better than to wear any of those on board. Heavy …

Sustainable farming will be next 'revolution in agriculture' - ABC Rural - ABC News

It reduces costs and improves the environment, and one acclaimed CSIRO agronomist says sustainable farming practices are the next "revolution in …

23 fiction books you'll want to read -- and share -- this summer

Fiction<p>In the Country<p><b>Stories</b><p><b>Mia Alvar</b><p>Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95<p>The nine short stories in this debut collection follow Filipinos living in their native country and abroad, all in search of a place to call home. (June)<p>Saint Mazie<p><b>Jami Attenberg</b><p>Grand Central, $25<p>The author of "The Middlesteins" returns …

Watch Tom Hardy Shut Down A Journalist’s Sexist Question About ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Much has been made about the feminism of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>, whether it be whargarbling calls to boycott it or the “Feminist Mad Max” meme. At least the stars and director of the film seem to have the right attitude, as evidenced by their reactions to ham-fisted questions posed to them in …

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening …

Understanding Your Food Cravings So You Can Eat Healthier

Skin ages faster in space, a new study looking at mice proves

While beauty creams on Earth often claim to have "antigravity" effects on the skin, a weightless environment may actually cause premature aging of …

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How To Fly First Class For Cheap | Investopedia

Nowadays, it’s a lot harder to fly at the front of the plane without paying serious money. Want to fly in first or business class seats without …

Map shows how far you can get from London by train in under 22 hours

‘Isochrone’ maps created by Vienna University PhD student show how long it takes to travel from 28 European cities to any point in Europe<p>How well-connected is the European rail system? The answer to that question is very, and here are the maps to prove it. Peter Kerpedjiev, a PhD student at the …

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Is the Game of Thrones Finale Title a Massive Spoiler or Just an Inside Joke?

HBO waited until unusually late in the year to announce the title for the final episode of Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones,</i> and now we know why. The title, “Mother’s Mercy,” may not mean anything to some of you; but for book readers or people who were unfortunately spoiled by headlines last season, the …

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

My podcast, The Sewers of Paris, is all about the entertainment that's changed the lives of gay men. And my guest this week is Charlie Logan, founder of a series of massive queer geek parties in Seattle. Sci-fi and fantasy has always dominated every phase of Charlie's life, from his childhood in a …

Simon Pegg: 'Still a nerd and proud' after 'dumbing down' of cinema comments

Simon Pegg has admitted comments he made criticising the “dumbing down” and “infantilisation” of cinema “came off as a huge generalisation by an A-grade asshorn” in a new blog post.<p>Pegg, the self-confessed “poster child” for geek culture who has become known worldwide for turns in the Mission: …

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The 45 best films about business

Student comes up with an idea for an International Flag of Earth

A student has come up with an international flag of earth and we think it’s pretty cool.<p>Made up of seven white rings in an interlocking pattern on a …

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Fantasy cannot build its imaginary worlds in short fiction

Recently Damien Walter wrote about the tyranny of fantasy serial mega-novels. He suggested that fantasy novels now tend toward the enormous because of market forces — because everybody in the publishing and television industries is looking for the next Game of Thrones,anda new author who can open a …

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