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We must protect the Grand Canyon before time runs out

Americans must prevail on President Obama to establish a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park before we lose this historic chance<p>In 1967, my father took me and eight of my brothers and sisters on a whitewater trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. We camped …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get back to this after taking a few calls.</i><p>…<p>Alright, let’s do this.<p><i>*Few more hours more of pondering*</i><p><i>Screw it.</i><p><b>*Click*</b><p>The first version of …

Entrepreneurship

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Hiking

The Pre-K to Prison Pipeline: Black Preschoolers Labeled 'Violent,' 'Problems,' Suspended Nearly 4 Times More Often Than Whites

With increased public awareness of the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, policing and mass incarceration, more attention is paid to …

Education

Top Korean Barbecue in America's Best Food Cities

Korean Barbecue is in an exciting place in this country. There's a palpable variety and spirit driving the options far beyond run-of-the-mill bulgogi and sesame-drenched sprouts. Today in Chicago, you can grill your own beef liver, tongue, and heart at <b>Chicago Kalbi</b>, where Japanese baseball …

6 Tips For Traveling The World — Even When You're Totally Broke

I slung my first travel backpack over my shoulder the summer of 2003. That backpack later became a suitcase that has gotten smaller and smaller with …

Outdoors

5 under-the-radar summer getaways

With so many people on the move all around the world, why not turn your attention to these understated and peacefully crowd-free destinations? In these calmer getaways, you can meet locals, enjoy regional cuisine, and explore untouched oases.<p>Plan a more peaceful summer escape with our list of 10 …

European Travel

These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest.<p>Here are some you won't want to miss:<p>Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures.<p>Saguaro National Park: An …

National Parks

A high-school student shared the powerful essay about growing up in one of America's 'snobbiest' cities that got her into Stanford

This year, it chose four of the most poignant essays, which cut across issues of money, work, and social class. The Times published them on its site to showcase their raw and honest power.<p>One of the essays comes from Erica Meister, a senior at Northville High School in Northville, Michigan. In it, …

College & University

9 Epic Canadian Adventures To Have In Your Lifetime

There's no denying that Canada is huge, so you'd be forgiven for not quite knowing how to begin exploring it. For one thing, the choices seem …

Canada

Travel Backpacks We Love

A good travel backpack is like a favorite pair of jeans—it never goes out of style, pairs with almost everything, and is comfortable when it matters …

Backpacking

Why Everyone Wants to Move to Melbourne

Before I traveled to <b>Melbourne</b>, I pressed friends who lived there for suggestions and advice. “You’re going to want to move here,” one warned. “Just be aware.”<p>Melbourne’s status as a supremely livable city is well-documented, as is its outstanding café culture.<p>And though the coffee tasted great no …

Australia

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

eCommerce

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National Geographic Travel

Why Women Need Self-Defense Classes of Their Own

After a scary incident of street harassment I wanted to learn how to defend myself, but I kept running into sexism.<p>A couple months ago, as I was biking home around midnight from a friend's house, a man stepped out from between two cars about 50 feet ahead of me. Approaching with arms outstretched, …

Feminism

Fund managers have been piling into these 24 stocks

Credit Suisse analysts tracked what it describes as the large-cap rising stars, or the US large-cap stocks where large-cap fund ownership rose the most during the second quarter.<p>Five financial firms made it onto the list, including Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial and Bank of New York …

Investing

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 36 stocks that should thrive no matter what

But even if the markets and economy as a whole were to turn, there will continue to be growth stories here and there that'll deliver no matter what.<p>These are the secular growth stories.<p>On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley released its annual list of secular growth stocks.<p>"To build this Secular Growth Stocks …

Investing

How To Improve Your Focusing Skills

<b>Nowadays, digital cameras have the ability to autofocus. That is all great but it is not as simple as it sounds. The autofocus in the cameras,</b> …

Cameras

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Travel Photography

This company has a way to stabilize footage from almost any camera

Hyperlapse, but for everything<p>Almost nothing makes a video look worse than shaky footage. I’m not talking about the purposely-added shake you see in <i>Bourne Identity</i> fight scenes — rather, the little bumps and wobbles that DSLRs and phone cameras are so bad at hiding. They're the kind of thing you …

Videography

7 MUST SEE things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

September 4, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Rocky Mountain National Park. Each year, more than 3 million people visit the park …

National Parks

This small, New York City-based restaurant could become the Chipotle of Indian food

But Indian food, despite being absolutely delicious, makes up only a sliver of "ethnic food sales" according to The Washington Post.<p>Enter Indikitch, the Manhattan-based Indian eatery that's causing quite a stir.<p>Based on the fast-casual service model similar to Chipotle, their first location in …

Midtown Manhattan

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

Apps

Do you know when the golden hour is for lower airfares?

The airline industry has changed a lot in the last few years, but one thing has not changed.<p>It is still cheapest to shop for a domestic airfare on …

Detroit

Warren Buffett vs. the greens

The billionaire’s companies are pushing against some green-energy policies, angering liberal Democrats.<p>LAS VEGAS — Another billionaire is angering environmentalists these days: Democratic hero Warren Buffett.<p>For Democrats, the world’s third-richest person is a champion who has advocated higher …

Renewable Energy

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