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Here's how much you need to earn to live comfortably in 15 major US cities while still saving money

Using the Economic Policy Institute's family budget calculator, which accounts for two parents and two kids, research engine FindTheHome created a cost of living index to compare over 600 US metros.<p>They then analyzed the data in 15 major cities to determine a suggested take-home household income to …

Personal Finance

Tiny homes: A revolutionary design craze

With space at a premium and affordable housing scarce, some architects are thinking small when designing domestic space. Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore sizes them up.<p>Imagine a house in which – at the flick of a button – your bed descends from the ceiling, your dining table pops out from the floor …

San Francisco

Octopuses ‘are aliens’, scientists decide after DNA study

Not to freak you out or anything, but scientists have just revealed that octopuses are so weird they’re basically aliens.<p>The first full genome …

This New Student-Designed Super-Resilient Home Is The Beach House Of The Flooded Future

We need to redesign our coastal housing for stormier days ahead, and it’s going to look something like this.<p>When Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, waters flooded over Hoboken, New Jersey, a commuter city across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan. With half the city stranded, the National Guard …

10 cities that love craft beer the most

Craft beer may be getting more popular across the country, but there are places where residents are almost drowning in the stuff.<p>The U.S. has gained …

Beer

Earth's Population Will Reach 11 Billion Just in Time for the Entire Universe to Start Fizzling Out

As <b>science</b> has already warned us, twice this month alone, children are coming for you and your livelihood and will spare no drastic measure in …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day

If one of your New Year's resolutions involves working out and getting outdoors, consider going on a First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The hikes scheduled at state parks in all 50 states are designed to expose more people to these lesser-known gems -- without going it alone.<p>Now in its fourth year as a …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Designing with so many trees these days I am swimming in images of trees everywhere

Designing with so many trees these days I am swimming in images of trees everywhere. Less furniture + more Nature = feng shui prosperous bliss energy!

National Geographic Travel

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

Hiking

Expansive Greenhouse with Waterfall Planned for Singapore Airport

Construction has just begun on architect Moshe Safdie's lush, expansive greenhouse space at Singapore's principal airport. Measuring over 1.4 million square feet, the garden space, known as <i>Jewel Changi Airport</i>, will feature winding nature trails as well as recreation and dining areas. At the center …

Skyscrapers
Creativity

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it yet."<p>Lucas …

How One Man Hacked His Way Out Of Homelessness

A DIY workshop helped Marc Roth find a job. Now he's helping others overcome poverty.<p>In November 2011, Marc Roth spent the last of his savings on new work clothes. Two months after moving to San Francisco in search of a sales-engineering job, he had finally secured employment, and a six-figure …

Rapid Hammock Next Generation Camping Hammock Designed For Ease, Strength And Portability (video)

Backpackers, adventurers and hikers that enjoying using hammocks whilst out and about may be interested in a new design created called Erik Pancy at …

Camping

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

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind