Louis Giller

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Kingdom Death: Monster is the Everest of board games

Its graphic art style and wider universe detract from the masterful gameplay<p><b>This article is absolutely NSFW.</b><p>On my kitchen table was the ass end of a giant demon bird. I was inspecting its empty orifice, comparing it to a photo on my iPad. The directions said that I had to glue a tiny lump of human …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Sit-Ups and Planks Aren't Enough to Build a Strong Core

If you can hold a plank for ages and crack walnuts with infinite sit-ups, you’ve got good core strength. But a strong core is more than brute-forcing …

Workouts

All JetBlue Flights Are 20% Cheaper With This Special Discount Code

Hot deal celebrates the airline's arrival to its 100th city.<p>On Monday, JetBlue and American Airlines launched the first commercial flights to Havana, …

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

National Parks

What Can I Start Today That Will Benefit Me for a Lifetime?

ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE SKILLS IN OUR ECONOMY IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY RARE. IF YOU MASTER THIS SKILL, YOU’LL ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS. — Cal …

Natural Light Glamour Photography by Dante Monteverde

<b>Dante Monteverde</b> aka djtirro is a talented 30-year-old self-taught photographer and dj, who was born in Allentown, PA and currently based in Miami, …

President Obama's Bill Maher Interview Was a Vigorous Defense of Science, Facts, and Reality

Bill Maher finally got his wish: A sit down with the most powerful man on the planet for his HBO show <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i>. And a surprisingly …

The Solar Energy Paradox: Why Solar Is Booming and Companies Are Going Out of Business

There may not be a business with a higher potential than the solar industry has today. The sun provides enough energy to the earth every hour to power everything that consumes energy for an entire year, and if we can capture just a fraction of that potential, it would change the world. And that …

Solar Power

Could you become a ski instructor?

<i>Abigail Butcher is a ski and travel journalist. She spontaneously decided to train as a ski instructor in a nine-week Gap Year course with the Warren Smith Ski Academy on the Zermatt glacier this summer. Read her first blog, second blog and third blog here.</i><p>They say pride comes before a fall. And …

Insider's Guide to Acadia National Park

Maine’s rocky coastline, rolling mountains and dense wilderness all converge in the northeast corner of the state to create the serene yet vibrant …

National Parks

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

12 Best American-Made Backpacks For Men

MIS Backpack<p>A tactical gear junkie favorite, this MIS (Make It Simple) Backpack adheres to military specifications with a water-resistant …

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. Using exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been …

Global Warming

Ask a Thru-Hiker: Should I Hike in Boots or Trail Runners?

2.8K<p>SHARES<p>Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 class covers everything you need to plan and finish the …

Backpacking

Best Apps For Busy Men | Men's Health

The 8 Greatest Apps For Incredibly Busy Guys<p>Swipe these and take back lost time<p>Shutterstock<p>Ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle your to-do list?<p>Use these insanely helpful apps to take control of your calendar, streamline your inbox, and consume more information in half the …

5 Essential Gear Articles for Long-Distance Backpackers - The Trek

<b>Gear</b>. It’s is one of the favorite topics of thru-hikers, backpackers, and general trail enthusiasts. Appalachian Trials is no different, and over the …

Backpacking

You need to read these books, 21st century environmentalists

Some people travel to better understand the world. Others read to get a better sense of the planet Earth. Author and environmentalist Ken Ilgunas did …

Magic Mushroom Drug Lifts Depression in Human Trial

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has …

Magic Mushrooms

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Simple, Humane Mousetrap Made from Soda Bottle

We love this capture and release mousetrap, made from little more than a 2 liter soda bottle, wire, two chunks of wood, and some hardware. The video shows you the trap in action and then runs through the simple steps of putting it all together. The basic of the build are outlined below.<p>Besides the …

Alcohol

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

10 Indoor DIY Projects for Backpackers

Backpacking

When the International Space Station Goes Kaput in 2024, What Comes Next?

Bigelow's BEAM (the big bump at center-right) will soon provide 2% of ISS's living space. Image source: Bigelow Aerospace.<p>Moving day is fast approaching. Sometime in 2023 or 2024, the Russians have said they will abandon the International Space Station. Assuming they carry through on this plan, …

Space Exploration

No Bake Hippy Balls the Hiking Snack of Champions

by Elisa Rispoli April 14, 2016<p>Planning a day hike with the family? Here’s a delicious and nutritious treat that will help keep your family …

This Device Turns Plastic Waste Into Safe, Edible Mushrooms

Genius.<p>Researchers have come up with an awesome way to address that rather serious plastic problem we’ve got going on - a device that turns plastic …

The Incredible NASA Astrophysicist Teaching Kids All About Science

NASA’s Dr Amy Mainzer is on a new mission – but it’s not into space, yet.<p>Having developed a young curiosity for space science into a phenomenal career in the field – including as the principal investigator on a major project to study asteroids – Dr Mainzer has a new goal of educating children in …

Middle School

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …