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Years of research (and the Australian military) helped MSR build a better tent

Previous Next<p>1 of 7<p>While many outdoor gear companies are working to advance the technology we use outside, Mountain Safety Research stands out from …

Weekend Tunes: Iggy & The Stooges - The Passenger

Be seeing you, Anthony.

Suicide warning signs: Here's what to look for when someone needs help

The apparent suicide of fashion icon Kate Spade and chef-turned-TV host Anthony Bourdain is raising awareness about prevention.<p>About 39,500 people died of suicide in 2011. That's more deaths than from murder, prostate cancer or car accidents, according to the American Association of …

Mental Health

The founder of a $3 billion tech company warns: 'Don't go to business school. Everything you're taught in business school is wrong.'

The business world is undergoing a sea change these days as the idea of "ownership" is being replaced by the idea of sharing, says Tien Tzuo, CEO and cofounder of Zuora.<p>For instance, we stream music and movies instead of buying CDs or DVDs; we rent everything from clothes to power tools instead of …

3 Small Fixes that Will Get Dozens of Recruiters Looking at Your LinkedIn

Of course, you have to let people know where to find you in the real world.<p>You can do a lot on LinkedIn to tell the world -- of recruiters, would-be bosses, prospective clients -- who you are and what you do best. You can tell your story in the summary section. You can write articles that display …

Employment

Striking black and white photographs of Venice Beach eccentrics in 1984.

bring back some memories<p>3 June 2018<p>143 notes<p>Venice Beach<br>• California<br>• life<br>• people<br>• portrait<br>• black and …

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

"Best poppers you'll have off your grill! Any left over cheese mixture makes a good spread for crackers while you're waiting."<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces …

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

This Genius Ingredient Makes Everything Taste Better—But You’re Probably Pouring It Down the Drain

Instead of tossing this spicy vinegar mixture, designate it the flavor-packed secret ingredient of all your summer cooking.<p>One of our favorite tricks …

These professions attract the highest number of psychopaths

Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They’re not the “Jack the Ripper” caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, …

Psychology

The Collyer Brothers: Inside the New York City Hoarders' Brownstone After They Were Found Dead in 1947

Homer and Langley Collyer were an extraordinary pair of brothers. They were born into one of New York City’s oldest families (Homer in 1881 and …

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Watch: How Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Has Influenced Cinema

Explore the incredible impact Hitchcock's "Vertigo" had on the art of filmmaking.Alfred Hitchcock has perhaps one of the most renowned filmographies …

Employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target share their worst horror stories — and they'll make you rethink how you act when you shop

Walmart, Target, and Costco employees have seen some pretty gnarly things on the job. Many retail workers, in fact, can probably think up at least one or two less-than-positive incidents they've experienced while working a shift.<p>Oftentimes, customers are at the center of these troubling situations. …

6 secrets for grilling a thick, juicy steak

A thick steak can certainly be intimidating, but it tastes brilliant when it’s cooked correctly. Working with a thicker piece of meat allows you to generously season the outside without turning the meal into a salty mess. The result: a deeply seared, flavorful crust that gives way to a juicy, …

BBQ

Mount St. Helens eruptions: See never-before-published photos from 1980

SALEM, Ore. — When volcanic activity escalated at Mount St. Helens in the spring of 1980, Peggy Short-Nottage and her husband joined sightseers rushing to the mountain.<p>But, instead of hopping in a car and making the drive to southwestern Washington, they hopped in a plane.<p>From the cockpit of their …

Geology

Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “maybe the worst deal ever,” Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering pulling the United States out of the United States Constitution.<p>“I’ve seen a lot of bad deals in my life, but this Constitution is a total mess,” he said. “We need to …

Gmail adds a predictive type feature called Smart Compose

Google today introduced a new feature meant to help users compose and send email faster than ever.<p>The feature, called Smart Compose, tries to understand typed text so that artificial intelligence can suggest words and phrases to finish your sentences. If you like the suggestion, just hit tab to …

Watch 9 Iconic Artists at Work: Vintage Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet, Escher & More

<b>Claude Monet, 1915:</b><p>We've all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there's something special about watching …

How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Still think hiring managers aren’t checking your Facebook or LinkedIn and searching your name in Google? Now might be a good time to reconsider that …

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

Lobster prices high, but dropping as summer approaches

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster prices are high in the U.S. right now, but members of the industry expect them to come down soon as the Canadian catch creeps up and America's summer haul gets going.<p>One-pound lobsters, which Mainers call "chicks," are selling for about $12 per pound to consumers, …

Rhode Island

Listen to the world’s ambient sounds filtered through Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Side Note<p>May—05—2018 02:45PM EST<p>Drew Millard<p>I recently discovered the delightful website Cities and Memory, a project dedicated to compiling field …

You Can Buy a Santa Fe Estate for $10 Million Less Than It’s Worth

Robert Knutson, a founder and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Education Management Corp., took his company public in 1996. A …

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about dinosaurs.<p>But those books can go straight in the trash because finally -- <i>finally</i> -- someone has written a children's …

Kids

After 14 years, I’ve had it. I’m leaving Seattle

Seattle has become a place that is hostile to the middle class.

The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis

For something as straightforward as oral hygiene, it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs. From gum care to whitening to fresh breath, GQ’s Best Stuff rounded up the top pastes in each arena.<p>Consider this list of things that can go awry if you slip up on your oral …

Dentistry

Here's What Keeps Bill Gates Awake at Night (It's Not What You Think)

World's greatest entrepreneur hopes to prevent a global catastrophe that may otherwise be inevitable.<p>Every few weeks, it seems, an asteroid approaches close enough to the Earth that people worry about an extinction-level impact. Ditto with nuclear war; if it's not Iran, it's North Korea, or Donald …