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Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.<p>For President Trump, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal …

Ronald Reagan

Drop Everything and Buy a $383 Round-trip Flight to Italy or Greece (Video)

Celebrate a new year of travel by booking a cheap flight to Italy or Greece this winter. Flights are on sale starting at $383 round-trip.<p><i>Thrifty</i> …

The Best Sailing Apps of the Year

<b>We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at</b></b> …

Sailing

Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay

Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied.<p>That just …

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: <i>"</i>A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.<i>"</i> That language and that idea were clearly important to the Founding Fathers.<p>But why?<p>The Second …

Second Amendment

How to Heave To a Sailboat

Start by practicing on a day with a good, steady wind, but not too much wind for the first time.<p>First, follow the basic steps to see how your boat …

How to Use Plex to Build a Seamless Media Library

Whether it's music or movies, my content is all over the place. From rare films I have on DVD to music that's been trapped in iTunes for the better …

Get the best from your autopilot

Pip Hare explains how to get the best from your autopilot<p>Cruising sailors tend to under-utilise autopilots, usually simply turning them on and …

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff for Busy Weeknights and Lazy Cooks

One-Pot Weeknight Beef Stroganoff<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided <br>8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch …

Mushrooms

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

<b>We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn't.</b>You cannot …

Sailing

You Want Serious Coffee at Home? You’re Overlooking One Crucial Ingredient

So, you’ve gone and bought yourself a neat little pour-over kit, a fancy hand grinder and an $80-a-kilo bag of single-origin/estate beans. Your local …

The problem with Mason jars

<b>And how to improve them.</b><p>The Mason jar is a mainstay in every zero-waste, plastic-free, home-cooking, tree-hugging household these days. Beloved by …

Medicaid and hospitals pick up the bill for the majority of gunshot victims

And the price of that care is staggering: The average annual cost per admission for a firearm assault injury is $20,989, more than twice that of a typical hospital stay.<p>These findings anchor one of the most comprehensive studies of the cost of gunshot hospitalization in the United States to date, …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

A traditional Turkish gulet allows a lot of freedom and flexibility.<p>The summertime appeal of Greece—languid Mediterreanean lunches, charming white-washed villages, hidden swimming coves—can undoubtedly be spoiled by the crowds. But if you look beyond the well- trodden spots (and know how to …

Six weeks in Thailand or six days in Switzerland? How long £500 will last in 32 different countries

British holidaymakers could enjoy nearly six weeks in Thailand, and four weeks in Mexico or Jamaica, with a budget of just £500 per person, a new survey has suggested.<p>The same amount of spending money (when used to purchase three meals, four soft drinks, two beers, a coffee, and two journeys on …

Human Geography

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>Updated on December 28, 2017</i><p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J.</i> …

Political Science

Celebrating Six Months of Open Access, plus The Met on Google BigQuery

It's been six months since The Met launched its Open Access initiative, which made available all 375,000+ images of public-domain works in The Met …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Five map and compass skills every outdoorsman should master

How to master the art of finding your way home.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> fieldandstream.com.<p>In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, as you may remember, Johnny Depp’s character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, navigates with a magic compass whose needle points toward the object of the heart’s desire. …

Maps

Eager To Burst His Own Bubble, A Techie Made Apps To Randomize His Life

<i>This week, the podcast and show</i> Invisibilia <i>examines the nature of reality, with a Silicon Valley techie who created apps to randomize his life, a psychologist who trains herself to experience the world like dogs do and a wildlife biologist who thinks bears aren't dangerous.</i><p>In San Francisco, the …

San Francisco

Monocle's View From Nowhere

An airplane is the perfect, and perhaps the only, place to actually read <i>Monocle,</i> the globe-trotting lifestyle magazine founded in 2007 by Tyler …

The THR 100: Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful People in Entertainment

The second annual ranking brings new blood (Sony's Tony Vinciquerra), stars who also produce (welcome, Reese!) and two Jenkinses (Barry and Patty), …

This Cartographer Turned Roman Roads Into a Modern Subway Map

The Roman Empire didn’t have a subway map — or subways, for that matter. But it did have extensive roads: 55,000 miles of them, built over 700 years, …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Maps

5 Things my Two-Year Sailing Journey Taught Me About Life

In 2014 Kitiara Pasco set off on a 2-year trans ocean journey with her partner. Not knowing how to sail, she faced challenges and has inspired others …

Cooking with a Solar Oven aboard

We’re in the tropics. There is a lot of sun. We can cook with the sun. It makes sense, right? Still, you don’t see a lot of solar ovens on boats- and …

$$$: Cost of Cruising the Eastern Caribbean - An Island Exploration

There are many cruisers who will not share their costs because cruising, just like life on land, is an individual lifestyle choice and everyone’s …