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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 …

7 Lazy Ways to Lose More Weight

Seriously, it's never been so easy to slim down.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight is hard work. Sometimes the gym is just so far away, and that box of doughnuts is just so right there. But here's some good news for the …

Lightweight, Ultralight, Backpacking and Hiking

6 Comments<p>/<p>The vast inventory at a REI Sale can be overwhelming. I've done a bunch of research to help you select the best lightweight gear at the …

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Middle-earth Looks Stunningly Like Tolkien's Old Hometown... And HOW Did We Never Notice?!

We already knew New Zealand -- and its Hobbit-inspired airline video -- were an 'LOTR' junkie's paradise. But England? Nobody told us the <i>real</i> Middle-earth was across the pond all along.<p>As Cracked reports, many venues from "The Lord of the Rings" look strikingly like the area surrounding Birmingham, …

The evolution of Taylor Swift, as told by her song lyrics about cars

In announcing <i>1989</i>, Taylor Swift declared that she was done with country music, explaining that it was her “very first documented, official pop …

British Style Award Nominees 2014

Ever since the appearance of a certain gigantic rock on Amal Clooney's (née Alamuddin) finger, the style world has been paying rapt attention to, erm, everything she puts on. She just collected what's sure to be the first of many official fashion nods, with her name landing on the nominee list for …

#theLIST: 10 Gorgeous Holiday Hair Ideas

Cheers to being the standout star of every party this season with these red carpet hairstyles.<p>Cheers to being the standout star of every party this season with these red carpet hairstyles.

Model Scandals: Drugs, Divorce, and Justin Bieber

<b>The Naomi Diaries</b><br>After pleading guilty to assaulting her housekeeper, supermodel Naomi Campbell showed up to her mandatory community service in New York in furs, sequins, and hats. Campbell documented her experience with Steven Klein for *W’*s June 2007 issue. “What do they expect me to do—walk in …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

New Zealand to hold 2016 referendum on scrapping union jack national flag

New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with the prime minister, John Key, hoping to drop the British union jack design in favour of a silver fern.<p>Key announced a schedule on Wednesday for New Zealanders to vote on the contentious issue, saying it was time …

Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear

The police department overseeing the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old has spent tens of thousands of dollars replenishing their stocks of teargas, “less lethal” ammunition and riot gear in advance of a potential revival in demonstrations.<p>St Louis County …

Hockey great Gordie Howe suffers a stroke

Hockey great Gordie Howe suffered a stroke this week, his son said Tuesday night.<p>"It has affected his entire right side," Marty Howe said. "We are all on our way to Texas to see Gordie. He is not looking good but don't give up on him yet."<p>Howe, 86, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. …

Lava flow inches closer to homes in Hawaiian community; evacuations possible

With a natural disaster playing out in slow motion as lava from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island inches towards homes and businesses in Pahoa, officials are preparing to begin evacuations.<p>The 2,000-degree river of molten rock is advancing on up to 12 homes and businesses, Darryl Oliviera, …