Matthew Gray

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25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Hiking

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

Leadership

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.<p>A study by Oregon State University researchers …

Ecology

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

Hiking

Hikers rally against proposed Ridge Road extension

Plans are moving forward to expand a major road Pasco County, and some aren't happy about it. There is now even legal action.<p><b>Change would expand road</b> …

Orlando

15 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK + KINGS CANYON

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are home to natural giants and some of the most beautiful scenery America has to offer. These …

National Parks

How legal marijuana could save California’s wildlife from toxic pesticides

On 1 January, Proposition 64 was welcomed with open arms and Happy New Year blunts by many Californians.<p>To bring in the new year, the state had …

Cannabis

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth?

A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a start<p>Scientific insight is a powerful thing, but will it ever override the human lust for health, prosperity and, saddest of all, …

Animals

Tiger Safari in Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India

If you have traveled extensively in India, then most likely you have already heard of Kanha National Park. Also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, it is …

National Parks

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

Weekend Workshop: How to Build a DIY Pallet Wood Beer Carrier | Digital Trends

If you’re just getting into woodworking, this pallet wood beer carrier is a fantastic project to cut your teeth on. In addition to having a rugged …

Woodworking

Data science jobs make the big bucks, and these tools can help you get one

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Data Science

Get $400 off the Google Pixel 2 XL from Best Buy today only

It looks like “loyal” Nexus owners aren’t the only ones getting a discount on a new Pixel phone today.<p>Best Buy is now offering $400 off the Pixel 2 …

Mobile Technology

This DIY game console is as much fun to build as it is to play

Glued to the couch, controller in hand, the average teen morphs into an extra from The Walking Dead for about six hours each week. But that’s okay; there are worse ways to kill time than playing PUBG. Besides, gaming has some positives too: it’s been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, ward off …

Retrogaming

24 Amazing Travel Places of Colorado’s National Parks : Trends

ONLY IN COLORADO does the world look like this. Canyons so narrow they see no sunlight, red rock formations springing out of dusty plateaus, ancient …

National Parks

New cordless drill test reveals four Best Buys

<b>We’ve put 15 of the bestselling cordless drill-drivers and combi drills head to head, and uncovered four new Best Buys and two Don’t Buys.</b><p>Ranging …

Woodworking

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

The Great Plains of the central United States—America’s Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 billion bushels …

Climate Change

10 Smart Travel Accessories for Staying Safe on Solo Trips

Taking a solo trip might truly be one of the best things a woman can do. It’s incredibly brave to set out to explore a faraway land on your own and …

Two Feet

Kangaroo strikes back against hunter with headbutt that breaks his jaw

A hunter who had a kangaroo in his gun's crosshairs had his jaw broken when the animal launched a pre-emptive strike.<p>Joshua Hayden, 19, was out with …

Animal Rights

SpaceX is launching its broadband satellites into orbit this weekend

Following the success of its Falcon Heavy launch, SpaceX is gearing up for its next mission: sending satellites into orbit so they can beam down internet access to earth.<p>The company isn’t making a lot of noise about it just now, but from this letter it sent to the Federal Communications Commission …

Space Exploration

Tools I wish I had known about when I started coding

In the tech world, there are thousands of tools that people will tell you to use. How are you supposed to know where to start?<p>As somebody who started …

Web Development

Nintendo Switch Game Sale: Eshop Deals From Now Until Feb. 22

A bunch of new titles arrived on Switch this week, including Platinum's critically acclaimed action game Bayonetta 2. If you're still looking for something new to play on the console, however, a new batch of deals are also now available on the Eshop, and they include discounts on some good …

Gaming

Top 10 Best 2-Person Tents for 2018

(ALPS Mountaineering)<p>Whether you’re backpacking through remote wilderness amongst bears and mountain lions, or just camping out in the back yard with …

Backpacking

How to Beat Cold Conditions While Winter Camping

For most of us, winter is just another season that brings new opportunities for outdoor adventure. But, it is still true that you have to take extra …

Camping

Physicists create new form of light

Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so that their light beams cross. Notice anything peculiar? The rather …

Quantum Mechanics

Feeling Overwhelmed: My Search for Gear

That overwhelming feeling<p>Saying you’re going to do something is easy, actually doing it is as difficult as you are willing to make it. The easiest …

Hiking

Is ‘alien UFO’ seen near Area 51 a firing range used to test top-secret weapons?

The merest mention of a strange sighting at a secret military test base is enough to set internet conspiracy theorists aquiver.<p>Now UFO hunters are …

Paranormal

Grand Teton National Park

<b>Location: Wyoming<br>Established: February 26, 1929<br>Size: 309,994 acres</b><p>The peaks of the Teton Range, regal and imposing as they stand nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. Unencumbered by foothills, they rise through steep coniferous forest …

National Parks

The 10 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in Tennessee

Surrounded by no fewer than three national forests to the south and east (plus the Great Smoky Mountains) Tennessee is a backpacker’s paradise, with …

Hiking

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership