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The Pros and Cons of Hiking with Trekking Poles

The Question<p>Have you ever used trekking poles while hiking? If you have, did you notice any difference in your experience on the trail? If you …

Backpacking

Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us

As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the underwater world in such a way is simply not possible.<p>Nevertheless, even …

recognise

Humpback whale ‘saves’ marine biologist from tiger shark

Marine biologist, Nan Hauser, says a humpback whale protected her from a 15-foot tiger shark during a recent dive in the Cook Islands.

Fish

This tiny wild cat species is exploding the internet with its cuteness

Imagine the cutest cat imaginable. Now imagine harder. It's still not as cute as this cat.<p>BBC One's upcoming documentary <i>Big Cats</i> revealed a segment …

Big Cats

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

Hiking

'Supermoon' to give stargazers spectacular night sky show

A spectacular 'supermoon' will brighten up the night sky across the UK later today as it moves closer to Earth.<p>The full moon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual to stargazers on Sunday evening.<p>Traditionally known as the Cold Moon, the full moon will be visible at …

Capturing ecology 2017 photo competition - winners in pictures

The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, Capturing Ecology. Taken by international ecologists and students, the winning images will be exhibited at the society’s joint annual meeting in Ghent in December

Ecology

10 Affordable Beach Getaways to Cure Your Winter Blues

Book these now.<p>For people who live in areas with an actual winter, there’s no more gratifying time to escape.<p>Unfortunately, warm vacation …

Dominican Republic

Men, Meet Your New Hero: Greg!

Over the past few months, a lot of men have been crushed by revelations that their heroes are actually very bad people. (Some women were crushed, too, but most women were spared, owing to their preëxisting distrust of the male sex.) Where could the crushed men turn? As soon as they picked a new …

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Self-help

10 Things Mentally Strong People Always Do When Things Get Rough

To be able to laugh in difficult times only requires a shift in perspective.<p><i>How do you keep yourself calm when things are going against you in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

TED Talks

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work. In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared with roughly 20 years ago, people are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Close to 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to …

Employee Engagement

Winners of the BigPicture wildlife images competition 2017 – in pictures

The fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition aims to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and encourages people to protect and conserve it. Thousands of entries were received for the competition held by the California Academy of Sciences, and here are the winners, …

Diversity

California's Greatest Beaches

You could lay down a towel and read a book almost anywhere in California. But if you feel like getting a little more active—surfing, trail running, mussel harvesting—we’ve picked eight beaches that are worth pulling over for, listed from north to south.<p>Patrick’s Point State Park<p>Trinidad<p>Patrick’s …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

MIT startup offers camouflage solar panels that will match any roof

Sistine Solar wants to help sustainability-minded homeowners who also care about aesthetics<p>No one would argue for the aesthetic beauty of the average solar panel—the dark, gridded rectangles blend into rooftops about as well as a penguin at a peacock party. But one MIT-born startup is hoping to …

Best Float Trips in the Ozarks

Fifteen years ago, if you told me there were two--let alone 40--amazing paddling trips in the Ozarks worth visiting from afar, I would have replied: …

Hiking

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

Leadership

These Majestic Photos Capture a Disappearing Way of Life

In 2001, California-based photographer Oliver Klink embarked on a project to document the disappearing traditions and customs across Asia as …

Black & White Photography

Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad<p>A group of scimitar-horned oryx, an antelope declared extinct in the wild, have been reintroduced to their original home on the edge of the Sahara desert.<p>Fourteen …

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

How to Book the Cheapest Flights (Based on Recent Travel Trends)

There’s a lot of conflicting travel advice online for finding the cheapest flights, and a lot of advice which is repeated so often it’s now general …

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

Best Backpacking Backpacks

Best Backpacking Backpacks Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWith so many choices available to adventurers, finding the <b>best backpacking</b> …

World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France

France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday.<p>The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the “unprecedented” new road on Thursday, which is covered by solar panels and stretches for more than half mile …

France