Lucas Benoit

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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

10 Things 'Back To The Future 2' Got Right About Today's Tech

While "Back to the Future: Part 2" <i>slightly</i> overestimated where we'd be in 2015 — flying cars and hover boards aren't readily available after all — there's a surprising number of things that the film predicted that either already exist or are close enough that in two years it wouldn't be surprising …

It's Incredible How Much Money America Gives To Egypt

The recent military coup in Egypt has prompted a renewed debate about American aid to the country. Sens. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, have both called for cutting off aid, while the White House has said it's in no hurry to end the aid.<p>We've taken a step …

The Pixar Theory - Every Pixar Movie Is Connected

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.<p>Before we go further, I should let you know that The Pixar Theory is now a published …

Colorado’s oil and gas boom is polluting the state’s air

The oil and gas industry isn’t just polluting the water in Colorado. It’s also fouling the air.<p>The 50,000 oil and gas wells in the state are …

Oil & Gas Industry

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Salsa

Intro<p>When the light is golden and hazy I take my time walking down our street to look beyond Ballard and over Queen Anne hill to see the tip of the …

arugula, potato and green bean salad

I wasn’t kidding last week when I said that I have staged an intervention with myself and am trying my hardest to cook more things at home that can …

leek, chard and corn flatbread

We are at the beach this week and even though there was a point when we were trying to pile the toddler, his 55 favorite toys including a full-sized …

The Best Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

5<p><i>5 / 5 (4 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>6 Freestyle Points 295 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>30 minutes<p>I …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

How Beliefs in Extraterrestrials and Intelligent Design Are Similar

According to the popular series <i>Ancient Aliens</i>, on H2 (a spinoff of the History channel), extraterrestrial intelligences visited Earth in the distant …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie -- Govt. To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying Your Eligibility

If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the <i>Washington Post</i> discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the <i>Federal Register</i> the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify …

20 Sweatshirts You Need In Your Life Immediately

If you work in an office that's WAY over-air-conditioned in the summer, it's time to start making a serious statement about it.

Origami-Inspired Furniture Snaps Together With Magnets

Aside from putting together those IKEA bookcases, when was the last time you were involved in the making of your home’s furnishings? The Playtime …

Carbon Test Determines Whether A Piece Of Ivory Is Legal Or Illegal

The test is based on the spike in radioactive carbon in the Earth's atmosphere during the Cold War.<p>One way poachers get the big elephants they want is by shooting a baby elephant, first. The young animal won't have a lot of ivory on it, but the kill draws in the mother, whom the poachers then …

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Disney Quotes That Should Have Been Your Yearbook Quote

The most important moment in everyone’s high school career is that moment when you finally get to choose an epic yearbook quote. (We’re not the only …

Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds

1 / 9<p>FILE - This Oct. 26, 2010 file photo shows a marijuana plant flourishing under grow lights at a warehouse in Denver. It took 50 years for …

Spectacular Images of the Antarctic

Renowned Italian photographer Enzo Barracco is celebrated primarily for his work in the fashion industry. Last year, he broke from that mold, packed …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

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How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

On the road in America: travelling in the US without a car

Travelling in the US without your own wheels doesn’t have to be a form of purgatory. Beat writer, Jack Kerouac, unwitting inventor of the modern American road trip, never owned a car or a driver’s license. Aside from the odd brief (and presumably illegal) turn behind the wheel of someone else’s …

The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …