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Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct

Amazon unveiled its own plans to compete in the user-generated video market with the launch of a new service called Amazon Video Direct in a surprise announcement this morning. This service, explains the company, allows creators to upload their own videos to Amazon’s Prime Video and generate …

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These Healthcare Apps Keep Us On Our Best Behavior

David Rose Contributor<p>David Rose is the chief executive officer at Ditto Labs; the author of Enchanted Objects; an MIT Media Lab researcher and a tech-humanist.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Communicating Through Touch<p>For too long, healthcare technology has focused reactively on treating the …

Photographer reconnects with nature with images that would make Ansel Adams smile

Alex Burke ditches digital for the more deliberate process of large-format film.<p>In the whirl of today's digital world, with the ability to take …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

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4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Help Lose Weight

<i>by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS</i><p>While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around--whether it was in the rock climbing section, the camping gear aisle, or the paddling area--<i>every single person</i> in the store was in shape. That's saying a lot, …

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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit

Introduction: How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit<p>About: Viva La Pluto More About AngryJosh99 »<p><b>Introduction</b><p>In this …

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

This time last year, I quit everything to attempt a six-month backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail. I’d learned of the AT only a few years …