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10 Best Outdoor Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and …

Want To Solve The World's Most Heated Disagreements? Bring Your Wallet

Conflict between Palestinians and Israelis or Republicans and Democrats appears intractable in part because of one fundamental bias: We misunderstand the other group's motives.<p>When Republicans attack Democrats, Democrats think they're motivated by hate, but Republicans believe they're motivated by …

Dezeen's top 10 gadgets of 2014

Dezeen's design editor Dan Howarth picks 10 of his favourite gadgets from this year, including a fish that steers its own tank and a vaginal activity …

How “Jaws” ruined everything for great white sharks

How politicians in Australia are using the Spielberg classic to turn tragic accidents into political crusades<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 26, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>If there's one thing we've learned from the "Interview" fiasco, it's this: Beware the power of movies.<p>And it's not just stoner flicks about …

If the Senate issued a report on America’s drone program

<b>(AP/Isaac Brekken/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt)</b><p>Our country’s civil rights abuses are hardly confined to our treatment of suspected terrorists<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>December 26, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

On Tour With The Head and the Heart, Indie Rock’s Next Big Thing

Riding along with The Head and the Heart, the Seattle band that’s not quite folk, not quite rock, but definitely the verge of going huge by doing it …

Collectors’ Anthology Showcases Ornate, Centuries-Old Mechanisms

Photographer Roberto Bigano strikingly showcases the ornate designs of antique mechanisms and tools in a trio of books from publisher Cesati & Cesati. Published with both avid collectors and amateur admirers in mind, <i>LOCKS – A Collection of Masterpieces</i>, <i>DOORKNOCKERS – A Collection of Iron …