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The 33 best jazz albums of 2014

CDs from Herbie Hancock, Jamie Cullum and Dr John are among the best jazz albums of 2014. Updated weekly<p><b>See best jazz albums of 2016</b><p><b>BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2014</b><p><b>Herbie Hancock: The Warner Bros Years [1969-1972] (Warner)</b><p>A boxed-set that covers an extraordinary creative three years, a little island of …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

National Geographic Travel

Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, MacBook Air, and Apple Accessories

Deals continue to be good this week, with Best Buy offering deep discounts on a few iPad Air 2 models and iPad mini 2 models. B&H Photo is discounting some of the new MacBook Air models by $50, and there continue to be steep discounts on older MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.<p>We've got quite a …

A crash in Europe lays bare some of aviation's myths

Officials are still trying to figure out why an Airbus A320 flown by discount airline Germanwings slammed into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 passengers on board.<p>One possible explanation for the crash is that something went wrong with the highly automated jet's computers, but not …


Learn how to tackle Half Dome, cook outdoors and hike in Joshua Tree

YOSEMITE<p>Workshop<p>REI experts will show you how to navigate the cables on Half Dome and make it to the top.<p><b>When, where:</b> 7 p.m. Tuesday at REI in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.<p><b>Admission, info:</b> Free. (909) 646-8360<p>COOKING<p>Presentation<p>Learn recipes, tips and tricks for cooking in the great …


National Geographic Travel

B&W C5 Series 2 Review: Awesome In-ear Upgrade

B&W’s C5 Series 2 offers a number of tweaks and changes to the often-beloved, oft-hated original C5.<p>I was one strongly in the “beloved” camp, listing it as one of my favorite travel headphones, and bringing them with me on many travels.<p>I was nervous to hear B&W adjusted the design and tweaked the …


21 Five-Ingredient Crock Pot Recipes

Using a slow cooker isn't as much of a short cut when the recipe calls for sixteen ingredients you don't have.

Just wing it! Slow-cooker Buffalo wings and 4 more takes on a favorite Super Bowl snack

You’re serious about your game — and your game snacks. And what goes better with trash talking the opponent’s team during the Super Bowl than wings that are as fired up as you are? Below are five smokin' new recipes to try, from a slow-cooker take on the classic Buffalo wings to one that takes its …


96 things you shouldn't miss in 2015

Daring risks, surprising twists and welcome returns – our critics select the cultural highlights of 2015<p><b>January 5</b><p>TV<p><i>Broadchurch (ITV)</i><p>The best TV whodunit in years returns. Rumours that writer Chris Chibnall had plumped for a prequel were unfounded, <b>though very few details are known</b>. The principal …


The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own

Kick off's Music Week with our unranked, incomplete, yet highly tasteful and informative list of the records your music collection requires. How many have you listened to?<p><b>Plus: Listen to the playlist (minus a few albums) on Spotify >></b>

David Bowie

Official Navy SEAL training & fitness app ranks you against the elite

Thinking of joining the U.S. armed forces with the hopes of becoming a candidate for the Navy SEAL program? Or just in fit condition and looking for …


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Some time back I did a seafood version of the honey garlic flavors from crispy honey garlic chicken. It did pretty well. People seem to like the …

50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.<p>Looking to "smarten up" your desktop background? Here's 50 examples of science and technology-themed eye candy that'll satisfy both meanings of the verb.

The 18 most important aircraft of all time

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the …

Podcasts Are Basically The New TV, So Get Ready To Binge Listen

Remember podcasts? Made popular with a lot of help from the first iPod, they allowed us all the novelty of listening to a radio show without fear of going under a bridge and losing our signal. And while they've outlived their namesake "pod" -- the iPod Classic was discontinued earlier this year -- …

10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

The Wishlist: The Outdoorsman's Holiday Gift Guide | HiConsumption

The wilds of the world call to some men more than others, beckoning them to explore far and wide, risking their lives to ascend the highest peaks, …

Martial Arts

Sweet Soy-Glazed BBQ Chicken Recipe

1<p>When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a gas or …

Ti-Click PRO and RTS Pens

The PHX-1 Design Set. The Solid Titanium Pen and Stylus. The PHX Pen. Each and every time the guys behind Big I Design release some sort of writing …

Why Fracking Actually Helps The Environment

No other factor comes close to providing a plausible explanation. Unlike the European Union, the US never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, in which participating countries committed to cut CO2 emissions by roughly 5%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2012. Nor is America's continued emissions reduction a …

Fossil Fuels