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The Hand Hatchet

How much handle do you really need? Gränsfor’s hand hatchet has a 9.5-inch shaft, weighs 1.3 pounds, and can take down small trees if circumstances demand you build an emergency cabin or suspension bridge across a wild gorge. It’s small enough to fit under your car seat, big enough to get the job …

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.<p>And scientists need your help to test it out.<p>A research team from the<p>University of MichiganandYale Universityhas released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, jet-lag conquering …

How to Contemporary Dance

Eric Wilkerson, aka "Contemporary Eric", and his assistant demonstrate fifteen easy to learn contemporary dance moves.

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

After 2.5m downloads of its first PirateBrowser, filesharing site still attacking 'domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking'<p>The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working …

How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life

What do you write down? For most of us, writing consists of emails, task lists, and perhaps the odd work project. However, making time to write down …

Watch the amazing change when this woman with cerebral palsy smokes pot

Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers …

America's Safest City Is Only 300 Feet From One Of The Most Violent Cities In The World

El Paso, Texas was the safest city in the U.S. in 2010.<p>Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande river, had the highest murder rate in the world in 2010.<p>This incredible division emerged thanks to a confluence of global forces, according to Michael Casey's new book, "The Unfair Trade<i>.</i>" These include the …

Seasoned Tourists Share Their Best Travel Tips

So we teamed up with CNN to solicit advice from its seasoned iReporters as part of our Ways to Travel Better campaign—and posed some questions to get them going.<p>What's your secret to navigating a crowded airport? How about a tip for nabbing a table at the hottest restaurant in town? Do you have a …

Being Liberal

Archaeologists' discovery puts Buddha's birth 300 years earlier

When Professor Robin Coningham's youngest son Gus was five, he was asked at school what his father did. "He works for the Buddha," said the boy. Which led to a bit of confusion, recalls Coningham.<p>But it turns out Gus was not that far off the mark. Last week it emerged that a team led by Coningham, …

Culture is critical to company success and business transformation, but good luck taking advantage of it

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A 2013 Booz&Co study, Culture’s Role in Enabling Organizational Change by DeAnne Aguirre, Rutger von Post, and Micah Alpern, …

12-Year-Old Discovers All U.S. Presidents Are Direct Descendents Of King John Of England

What do Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and the other past U.S. presidents have in common? Besides holding the coveted title of …

Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Now Imports From Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox

Quip, a new word processing app with an impressive pedigree (co-created by ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and the father of Google Apps Engine, Kevin Gibbs), has seen hundreds of thousands of documents created, and millions of messages generated, since its launch in July of this year. Today, Quip is …

Fluential’s voice recognition tech lets your device understand you better than humans (exclusive)

Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri.<p>Today the company announced it has closed $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.<p>Fluential has developed voice recognition technology that makes it possible for your device to …

Amazon scores more films for Prime service

SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon on Thursday unveiled a deal with film studio A24 to give its Prime members more programming.<p>The arrangement is an exclusive one for Amazon that brings all of its current and coming titles to those subscribed to Amazon's $79-a-year delivery service.<p>"We are always looking for …

Life is Like That: How Letting Go Lets You See the Next Opportunity

You wanted that job – you thought you were the best candidate. You interviewed like a pro. You had letters of recommendation. You know the industry. …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

Free Hand Pocket Holes (Kreg Jig)

The Hidden Way to Cheaply Fly Around the World

For your next big trip, what if you could take advantage of a single airline ticket to check several destinations off your travel wish list for a fraction of the time and expense of seeing them one at a time?<p>I recently talked with Jenny McIver, a Round-the-World (RTW) travel pro to get the lowdown …

Why India Is The World's Fastest-Growing Wellness Tourism Destination (PHOTOS)

Even before the Beatles went on their famous pilgrimage to Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1969, India has been a popular travel destination for American tourists seeking serenity and spiritual growth. But in recent years, wellness travel to India has exploded.<p>Mia Farrow, Steve Jobs, and …

Get the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck: 3 Ways | Inc.com

For many companies, marketing seems like the department of magic. CEOs understand the concept of sales, and there is little confusion about operations or finance. But marketing remains an enigma. When it works, everyone is excited. The business grows mystically. When it fails, few can explain. …

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Dr. Yang Yang

A Nat Geo Photographer's Favorite Canada Places

Photographer Catherine Karnow got to know Canada while shooting for our Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime package. Here are the places she fell in love with.<p><b>Saturday Market on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia</b><p>On Salt Spring Island, the Saturday Market, which has been called the "mother of all …

Jason Good - 365

Investors see legal marijuana as growth industry

It looks like any other business conference — lots of suits, name badges, a long line to the buffet — except that the 700 people who each paid $599 to be in this conference hall south of Seattle are in an industry unlike any other: marijuana.<p>The people at this meeting aren’t Cheech and Chong. …

Cannabis

Letting Go Feels Like the Answer for Everything

Just relax. Let it go. Don’t worry about it.<p>I’ve heard and read that advice a thousand times over, but it never made sense to me before. I knew what …

Meditation

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …