Rhett Baker

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Mapping the Brutality of North Korea, and Where the Bodies Are Buried

SEOUL, South Korea — For two years, from a cramped office in central Seoul, activists and volunteers from five countries have been doing something never tried before: creating interactive maps of places where North Korea is thought to have executed and buried prisoners.<p>Over the years, defectors …

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting …

Landscaping

Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech

For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate …

Rights & Freedoms

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest Shadow Brokers hack exposed classified intel that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the …

Therm-A-Rest Slacker Hammock House

Therm-A-Rest is certainly best known for their camping mattresses and pads, but that’s not all the brand has to offer. In fact they also offer a …

Flowering Magnolias: 7 Favorite Trees to Plant

After visiting a place where magnolias grow luxuriantly (such as Cornwall in England), it is natural that on arriving home, the idea of growing one …

Plants

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

Surviv-All Outdoor Knife | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Description</b><p>It’s a wild world out there, and you should always pack for anything. This knife does the trick, correction...all the tricks. Get a hold of its no-slip rubber grip, and use the stainless steel blade to cut through anything. Of course the Surviv-All features a sharpener right on the …

Stainless Steel

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Reversing Paralysis<p>Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries …

Anti-ageing report: how to turn back your genetic clock

The obsession with increasing your lifespan and looking, at the very most, your age, is nothing new. What is new, however, is the science-driven revelation about how to tackle this conundrum effectively. Never mind downing gallons of green tea, nailing the downward-facing dog and slathering your …

This Green Juice Stops Headaches and Migraines in 1 Minute

Every second person suffers from headaches or migraine. These common conditions can vary in intensity and range from mild to severe. Apart from …

MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the <i>real</i> reason for an international crisis.<p>A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last …

Donald Trump

5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

Learning

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Where Trump's real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.<p>Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional …

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7 places in the US you should visit this spring

Springtime is here, and where better to celebrate the change in season than in some of the most beautiful places in America?We’ve put together this …

Hiking

I’m a 42-year-old banker in Mumbai and I am going to climb Mount Everest next month

I was brought up in a middle-class Garhwali family in Baroda, Gujarat. I did what every Indian kid born in the 70s did. I went to school, played cricket, read books, and watched TV. And, as was expected of all kids, I studied hard, got good grades. I qualified as an electrical engineer, completed …

The Woman Creating the World's Largest National Parks (And No, They're Not in the U.S.)

Earlier this month, Kris Tompkins and Michelle Bachelet, the president of Chile, signed an agreement to add 11 million acres to the Chilean National Park system.<p>The one million pledged by Tompkins alone will amount to the largest single private-to-public donation of land in human history; combined …

In Texas, Climbers and Native Americans Find Common Cause on Public Land

Thirty-two miles east of El Paso, the four rocky crests of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site rise above the Chihuahuan Desert like beacons. …

National Park Service Seeks Public Help in Death Valley Fossil Theft

Scientists regularly visit the rocky deserts of Death Valley National Park to record and study fossils that dot the Park’s terrain. During a recent …

Crossroads Cafe

This JT institution is the go-to place for carb-loaded breakfast, dragged-through-the-garden salad and fresh sandwiches that make both omnivores (burgers, Reuben sandwich) and vegans ('Fake Philly' with seitan) happy.

How a Lyft ride started an Everest Base Camp trekking company in Tennessee

Mark and Holly Johnson put Mount Everest Base Camp on their bucket lists years ago, but the dream of making the trek seemed out of reach for the …

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Secretary Of The Interior

Ryan Zinke is the new head of the Department of Interior, an agency that controls the energy industry's access to public lands. He also loves taxidermy!<p>Last year, President Trump plucked Montanan Ryan Zinke from relative obscurity to lead the Department of Interior.<p>A geology major who spent two …

Bryce Canyon National Park

Winter weather has helped sculpt the natural amphitheaters and hoodoos found at Utah’s Bryce Canyon.<p>Image of the day for April 1, …

Hurry to see these Southern California wildflower blooms before they’re gone!

Yes, some of 2017’s more spectacular wildflower displays in the deserts of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona are history – the fields of desert …

Gutting America’s National Treasures Is Unlawful and Unwise

The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama’s proclamation creating Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah when it came under attack from …

Disabled veteran to hike Appalachian Trail to raise money for other vets

Retired Sergeant Major Paul Gaumond enjoys hiking about five to six miles every other day near his home in Asheville, North Carolina.<p>While looking at other trails, Gaumond and his wife came across the Appalachian Trail and decided he was up for the challenge to walk more than 2,100 miles. But he …