Sarah Luttman

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Live Off The Grid With This Crazy Self-Powered Pod

Wind. Solar. Rain collection. And room for two to get away.<p>We all have our fantasies about lighting a match to our careers and going off grid. But they come to a grinding halt as soon as we tally the logistical hassle and financial toll of building a house in the middle of nowhere.<p>Which is exactly …

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Google now lets you view custom maps in the main Android Maps app

Google has taken another small step to integrating its custom maps feature into its main Maps app. User-created maps can now be viewed in the Android Maps app, but can't, unfortunately, be edited. Creating and editing maps can only be done via the web or in the standalone My Maps app. Here, users …

How Counseling About Work Reduces Depression

Depression is a nimble beast that can creep into pretty much every aspect of life, including work. That takes a toll on a personal level, but there are also organizational effects. According to Debra Lerner,the director of the Tufts Medical Center Program on Health, Work and Productivity, …

The Miracle of Minneapolis

No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its secret?<p>If the American dream has not quite shattered as the Millennial generation has come of age, it has certainly scattered. Living affordably and trying to climb higher than your parents did were once considered …

Urban Design

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

Lifetime Achievement Award for Sylvia Earle

Changing Planet<p>For decades, she has been diving beneath the ocean’s surface to bring back discoveries and an important alternative perspective to the rest of her land-loving species.<p>Breaking cultural barriers as well as world records and new scientific ground, National Geographic …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

Rebooting YouTube

Susan Wojcicki built Google into a $55 billion advertising giant. Now she’s running YouTube. Her job: Do it again.<p>When Susan Wojcicki took over YouTube in February, she received almost as much unsolicited advice as there are YouTube videos. One open letter not-so-subtly pleaded with Wojcicki, “So …

Google Docs Gives Us A First Taste Of Google’s New Design Language

Last month, Google debuted a new design language they’re calling Material Design. It won’t roll out in full until the release of their next Android OS (called Android L). But today, you can spot some its principles manifesting in an update to Google Drive, along with its companion sites Docs, …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Getting hot and steamy in Northern California

California is blessed with an abundance of geothermic activity and its mineral waters have been appreciated by those who have lived here for thousands of years. Over time, infrastructure has developed around many sites and as a result you’ll find resorts throughout the state with very different …

Hot Springs

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

Google expands along San Francisco's Embarcadero

Technology giant Google is once again snapping up more real estate for its employees.<p>The company has inked a deal to purchase 188 The Embarcadero, a eight-floor building with views of the San Francisco Bay, and has leased space at the 1 Market St. building two blocks away, according to a report …

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

<i>Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes.</i><p>Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike.<p><b>1. Test drive your backpack and shoes.</b><br>The two pieces of gear that can make you the most …

Where Rent Can Cost More Than 60% of Your Paycheck

In some markets, renting trumps buying by a tiny margin. Maybe you’re not ready to buy or maybe you don’t think you can. But did you know that there are markets in the U.S. where rent can cost as much as 60% of your paycheck?<p>Wowsers!<p>According to FHA guidelines, your monthly housing costs shouldn’t …

Canada's wild side: the Great Bear Rainforest

For wildlife spotters, it's the score of a lifetime: a creamy white kermode bear roaming its home in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Not a polar bear, but an offshoot of the black bear, there are only about 400 kermodes (which can stand up to six feet tall) in the wild; and only one …

Google’s Skybox Releases Stunning Images From New Satellite

Skybox, the satellite mapping company Google bought for a cool $500 million in cash, just released the first images taken from SkySat-2. These shots of Bangor, Maine, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, were taken within 48 hours of the satellite’s launch on July 8.<p>Orbiting Earth at 4.3 miles per second, …

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

First smartphone 'kill switch' law signed in Minnesota

On July 1st, 2015, it will be illegal to sell a smartphone in Minnesota without antitheft software preinstalled. That's because Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton just signed the first so-called "kill switch" bill into law. The idea is that if smartphone owners can always remotely disable and wipe …

Watch What Happens When You Ask Models To Make Malaria Sexy

It’s the oldest trick in the book: Use sex and humor to sell something. But in this case, it gets a sobering–and hilarious–twist.<p>The typical PSA takes a “sadvertising” approach and tells a tragic story, hoping audiences will be moved enough to actually do something to help.<p>This ad for Save the …

Making it to the 1 percent is more common than you think

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