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How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Letting Go of Expectations Before the AT- Reflecting on My NPT Thru-Hike

Hey, folks.<br>It has been awhile.<br>Remember back in September when I hiked the first 30ish miles of the Northville-Placid Trail? And I said I’d finish it …

Ultimate Descent: Paragliding off Everest and Kayaking to the Sea

Pretty crazy expedition… Would that be the ultimate descent for you?<br>« For most people, climbing Mount Everest is the ultimate life adventure and …

Mountaineering

‘Pig supporters not welcome’: Pro-police stores threatened, vandalized, harassed

St. Louis antique store owner Cherri Elder formed positive relationships with police patrolling in the area, so she decided to display an American flag containing a thin blue line — a symbol for police sacrifice — in front of Elder’s Antiques.<p>But the gesture didn’t go over well with …

Customers

Anti-Gun Nonsense: Here Are Three Idiotic Talking Points Being Peddled By The Left After Florida Shooting

Yesterday was horrific. Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, ventured onto campus with an AR-15 …

Dog deemed ‘unadoptable’ joins Texas search-and-rescue efforts in Harvey aftermath

A former shelter dog in North Carolina has been deployed to assist the rescue efforts in Texas during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.<p>Rocket, a …

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A "Mini" Version

When many readers of this site think about taking a thru-hike, I imagine they dream about completing one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

Awe-Inspiring Timelapse Captures a Rare Phenomenon at the Grand Canyon

Filmmaker Harun Mehmedinović captures various areas of the Grand Canyon, both during the day and at night, as clouds drift through its mazes.<p>After capturing the Mojave Desert and a Yellowstone supervolcano as a gorgeous timelapse, filmmaker Harun Mehmedinović has turned his lens on the Grand Canyon …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

This Is Not A Beautiful Hiking Video: A Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike - Mountain Life

In 2016, an adventurer from Vienna, Austria boarded a plane to California to hike the Pacific Crest Trail—a 2650 miles footpath from Mexico to …

Hiking

10 Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …

How To Use a Tilt Shift Lens

Tilt shift lenses are kind of mysterious to many folks. They’re expensive, they’re excruciatingly manual, and what’s with all the knobs on them? …

Tilt-shift

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

How to Stop a Dog from Pulling on Its Leash

When taking a dog for a walk, <i>you</i> should guide the path of the dog —not vice versa. Besides being a minor embarrassment for its human owner, a dog who …

Take A Hyper-Detailed Tour Of The International Space Station

Float through the spaces where our astronauts live and work in beautiful 4k resolution.<p>It's unlikely that many of us will ever have a chance to see inside the International Space Station, which has orbited the Earth carrying astronauts since 1998. A new high definitely video from NASA is your best …

Space Exploration

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Dueñas de su sexualidad. Libros TASCHEN

“<b>Mi teoría es que todas las mujeres son intrínsecamente sexuales. Creo que convertir este hecho en una simple cuestión binaria es una premisa …

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious

In 2011, a university student in Poland named Paweł Zadrożniak hooked up two floppy disk drives and started making music. Five years later, he’s …

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

First to-scale Solar System model built in seven miles of desert

The universe, as Douglas Adams so memorably explained, is big. <i>Really</i> big.<p>But so are the things inside it -- even objects like the Solar System, which …

Here's what would happen to you if you encountered a small black hole

Could you survive being close to a black hole the size of a nickel? Seriously though, how grisly would your death be and what would such a phenomena mean for the future of the Earth?<p>A new video from the folks at Kurz Gesagt posted July 16 tries to answer those questions with some helpful …

Black Holes

California Golden Retriever's Heartwarming Rescue Caught on Camera

After four hours of trying to lure her out from underneath a shipping container, Clarabelle the golden retriever was finally rescued.<p>"You can see in …

9 Things No One Told You About Hunting

Hunters make up many excuses to justify their pastime. However, cruel, unnecessary killing—which is what hunting is—has no justification.<p>1. REAL …

These are the first color 'movies' of Pluto and its biggest moon

Back in April, NASA's New Horizons space probe snapped the first colored images of the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>On Monday, the space agency took it a step further, releasing two color "movies" that reveal the orbital dance between Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The animation not only displays the …

3-D Floors Are The Coolest, Weirdest Things You Can Put In Your Home

From painting ombre staircases to building a pirate ship-inspired bedroom, there are many DIY home projects that we'll probably never do, though we appreciate them tremendously. Our latest obsession? 3-D flooring. And it's just as odd as you think it is.<p>A Dubai-based design company called Imperial …

This cool YouTube feature takes Boeing's awesome stunt video to a whole new level

For airplane makers, events such as 2015 Paris Air Show provide the perfect venue to show off the performance capabilities of their products — not only to airline customers, but also to the general public.<p>Unfortunately, only a small amount of people can actually make it to the show.<p>Which why, last …

This Guy Photographed the ISS from an Airplane at 40,000 Feet

This is impressive: photographer and aspiring astronaut Trevor Mahlmann was sitting in the seat of an airplane at 40,000 feet this past Tuesday when …

Space