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A Caretaker and a Killer: How Hunters Can Save the Wilderness

Stereotypes of gun-toting brutes and tree-hugging hippies miss the basic facts about who is protecting nature—and why.<p>Fourteen years ago, I stood in the snow, struggling to digest what I had heard. A group of us, gathered to learn about monitoring and protecting wildlife habitat, had just …

How to Choose A Bottle of Wine, A Satirical Wine Buying Guide

Wine Folly, a wine education site whose work we’ve written about in the past, has created, “How to Choose A Bottle of Wine”, a satirical guide that …

The Mechanical Magic of Internally Geared Hubs

From the outside, internally geared hubs seem simple, but complicated works are inside. Here’s what makes Shimano’s Alfine hub turn.<p>Here are just five reasons why internally geared hubs like the Shimano Alfine deserve some awe and recognition.<p><b>1. Gear System</b><br>An interlocking set of gears, called a …

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How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

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The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sebastian Sandersius, a co-founder of</i> <i>Bison Made.</i><p>Like so many honest moments captured by Norman Rockwell, his …

Where Plastic Goes

Tracking where the waste ends up<p>In the U.S. most used plastics are never collected for recycling. Of the roughly 10 percent that is, easily sortable items like bottles tend to be recycled domestically, while most everything else gets exported, typically to countries that can sort it cheaply by …

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An Infographic Guide to Wedding Roles

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Wedding Roles from Great Speech Writing helps clarify the complicated and misunderstood traditions behind who does what …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Winter<p>The silver lining to no early spring? Deeply discounted winter essentials.<p>21 Photos12 hours agoView More<p>Music<p><i>Amen</i> is out today.<p>By Alex Wong12 …

Africa’s wildlife in the raw

Ethiopia may not have the luxury safari lodges of its southern neighbours, but wildlife viewing here is an unbridled adventure that is big on nature and short on flashy tours.<p>Think of an East African wilderness adventure, and Kenya and Tanzania often spring to mind. Ethiopia – with its hidden cliff …

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words that describe buildings or rooms and parts of buildings - synonyms and related words

Related words<p>appointed adjective<p>a building or room that is beautifully appointed, well appointed etc has everything you need and is decorated very …

The Dish on Puerto Vallarta

The scene: A beautiful woman sips a fruity drink out of a coconut, lounging on a picture-perfect beach with a pink hotel in the background. The words “<i>Puerto Vallarta“</i> are scrawled across the strangely muted image, immortalized forever in the postcards of yesteryear. Take me there, I always thought.<p>…

Icebreaker

The winter of 2006 was snowless until it unleashed one of the biggest snowstorms in the city’s history. It snowed all day and night. I woke the following morning in my apartment on Eleventh Street and traipsed to the café on the corner to have coffee and look at the snow. A man was shovelling just …

What my dog Buddy gave me – I didn’t realize until too late

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide</i>.<p>In the week between Christmas and New Year, you can find yourself with nothing much to do. That's how it was for us when our skiing holiday was cut short after my husband hurt …

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Can Your Language Influence Your Spending, Eating, and Smoking Habits?

An absurd-sounding claim leads to a surprising finding<p>Yes, I know. That headline. It looks like the most egregious form of causal inference. Americans don't save money because of ... our grammar? How utterly absurd. But bear with me.<p>In the 1930s, linguists proposed that the way we read, write, and …

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Yosemite wildfire 80% contained as illicit marijuana grove eyed as cause

Cause of state's third-largest wildfire still under investigation as town fire chief says blaze was most likely 'human-caused'<p>Firefighters have contained 80% of the Rim fire with help from granite cliffs and lakes which slowed its advance into Yosemite national park.<p>The blaze had scorched 368 …

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Arizona students take on both sides of the gun debate after Parkland<p>'Welcome to the revolution': Students across the country rally for gun control …

14 Fun Photos of Personality-Filled Frogs

Is that tiny frog holding a leaf like an umbrella, to shield himself from the rain? Yes, and it's just one of several amazing shots by photographers who feature the tailless amphibians in their photos. Photographer Penkdix Paime shot the tiny tree frog in his neighbor's backyard in Jember, East …

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An island of sweet surprises: Maui for honeymooners

A Hawaiian honeymoon has all the storybook ingredients to make couples swoon: sherbet-colored sunsets, songbird serenades and palm-tree hammocks shimmying in the trade winds. But the island of Maui has more than a few surprises up its aloha-shirted sleeve, with something unique to offer every type …

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