Michael Martini

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Ask a Thru-Hiker: Take a Long Hike Without Quitting Your Job

1K<p>SHARES<p><i>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</i> …

This Iceland Drone Tour is the Second Best Thing to Actually Visiting

If Iceland isn't already on your bucket list, you're going to want to check out this video.<p>Most of us have heard our friends (or friends of friends …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

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About those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics | Charles J. Chaput

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>Archbishop Charles Chaput writes about the revelation of anti-Catholic emails leaked from the Clinton election …

More than half the people in the world live in the sphere of influence

Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia.<p>You may have seen it: the satellite map showed, quite simply, that "more people live inside this circle, than outside of it".<p>THE POPULATION EPICENTER<p>We are in …

These Are Some of the Best Drone Photos in the World

"...after the drone came out from the clouds the view was spectacular and got me completely astonished and, without brea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francesco …

Drones

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

The Lopsided Geography of Wikipedia

Founder Jimmy Wales discusses the barriers to the encyclopedia’s expansion.<p>Think about how often, in the course of a week, you visit Wikipedia. Maybe you’re searching for basic information about a topic, or getting sucked into a wiki-hole where you meant to study up on the “Brexit” but somehow find …

Why You Should Read G.K. Chesterton (Even When It's Hard)

Matt Nelson, a prolific Chestertonian, provides a delightful overview of G.K. Chesterton's genius as he shares three things he's learned about …

Here’s the amazingly simple path to incredible homemade bagels

Let’s be frank. Most of us do not live in New York. Most of us probably wouldn’t want to live in New York, save for one reason: the bagels.<p>Pretty much the rest of America is woefully underserved when it comes to bagels. Our neighborhood sources tend to be grocery stores or chains — or downright …

Breakfast

Obama Administration Says Non-Profit Status ‘Going to Be an Issue’ for Religious Schools

Is the Obama administration about to wage war on religious schools?<p>One of the more startling portions of oral arguments today at the Supreme Court …

The Mass for Millennials: It is Right and Just

If you have ever learned a second language, you know that some concepts do not translate perfectly. I have always loved discovering those words and …

The Decolonial Atlas

Your guide to reading the world

<i>Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries.</i><p>“I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says …

Books

Why I Am a Catholic

The difficulty of explaining “why I am a Catholic” is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true. I …

Fortress Europe

Sveriges Radio har i samarbete med EBU följt ett 70-tal syriska flyktingars försök att ta sig till säkerhet från kriget - till det som kommit att …

100 print infographics that summarize 2015 – part 1

After starting yesterday with the first half of our favorite 100 interactive maps of 2015, it’s time to turn our attention to the print infographics …

100 outstanding interactive maps of 2015 – part 1

Welcome to the first part of this post with 100 interactive maps that stood out in 2015, among the hundreds we featured every week on our Digital …

The flow towards Europe

Europe is experiencing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Based on data from the United Nations, we clarify the scale of the crisis.

Cement and pig consumption reveal China's huge changes

<b>When China's President Xi Jinping visits the US this week, it will be a meeting of the world's two biggest economies. Yet, compared with America, China's economic expansion has happened at breakneck speed.</b><p>It has sparked mass urbanisation and led to tens of millions of rural workers heading to the …

Mapping how the United States generates its electricity

<b>analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events.

United States

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool

Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you …

Stuff in Space

Stuff in Space<p>Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL.<p>The website updates daily with orbit data from …

Space

Is Africa bigger than North America?

<b>Yes!</b> In fact, North America, including United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland, could easily fit inside Africa with plenty of room left to add …

Musical Map: Cities of the World

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

This Triduum, Pray for Those Fomenting Hatred Against Christians in Indiana

Honestly, did anyone expect the situation to get this bad in Indiana?Every single day seems to bring worse news.The situation of the O’Connor family …

Four Key Differences Between the Classic Civil Rights Movement and the New Left’s Campaign Against “Discrimination”

In the ugly controversy over Indiana’s RFRA law, we have once again heard some proponents of gay rights present their movement as an heir to the …

Bishop Robert Barron on Palm Sunday and the Kingship of Christ

As we near the beginning of Holy Week, Bishop Robert Barron offers his reflections on Palm Sunday and why the Kingship of Christ matters.