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How to ski the Big Sky resort

How to ski the Big Sky resort

Wild, untamed, and home to some of the gnarliest lines you can ski from a chairlift. Such is the lore of Montana’s Big Sky Resort, which had piqued my interest — as a big-mountain snowboarder and adventurer — for more than a decade. I came to Montana to find what seems to be rapidly disappearing …

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20-year-old WI cheddar for sale

20-year-old WI cheddar for sale

In the wintertime, it’s always a good idea to stock up on emergency food in case of a sudden blizzard. Few foods are more comforting than cheese, and now you can purchase 500 pounds of 20-year-old cheddar. Wisconsin cheesemaker Tony Hook is now ready to sell his 20-year aged cheddar at $209 a pound. Half …

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How to experience Sámi culture

How to experience Sámi culture

Geographically, Arctic Europe makes up the majority of the land traditionally inhabited by Europe’s only indigenous people: the Sámi. A Finno-Ugric people, the Sámis have historically lived off the land by hunting wild reindeer and fish and later herding reindeer. They have lived in Northern Europe for thousands of years, before it was colonized and …

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Best places to scuba dive this year

Best places to scuba dive this year

If you’re an avid scuba diver, you may be looking ahead to this new year and planning your next big adventure. But 2020 is a new decade, and you may feel like the significance of that fact calls for a different type of underwater experience. Maybe it’s diving that puts environmental concerns upfront. Perhaps you …

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Dog saves sheep from Australian fire

Dog saves sheep from Australian fire

Animals are really stepping it up during the Australian bushfires. First, it was wombats sheltering fellow animals in their burrows, and now it’s this border collie who helped save her owner’s farm livestock. Patsy, the six-year-old border collie and kelpie mix, guided a flock of sheep away from a fire danger zone. View this post …

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What to do in Boston’s Little Italy

What to do in Boston’s Little Italy

It sounds like something a drunk Red Sox fan would scream outside Yankee Stadium to incite a riot. “The best Little Italy is in Boston” isn’t just an inflammatory remark meant to piss off New Yorkers — it’s a sentiment familiar to many who have visited the small neighborhood in Boston’s North End and enjoyed …

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Worst cities for bed bugs

Worst cities for bed bugs

“Don’t let the bedbugs bite” is a saying so cliche it’s almost lost all meaning, but that doesn’t mean bed bugs aren’t a real issue in many cities across the US. Indeed, according to a ranking of the top 50 US cities for bed bugs by pest control company Orkin, the bed bugs are biting …

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First US case of Chinese coronavirus

First US case of Chinese coronavirus

The first US case of the human coronavirus has been reported in Washington state, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The deadly virus, which has already killed six people in China, afflicts victims with fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia. According to the CDC and Washington state officials, the afflicted man …

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The best places to travel in March

The best places to travel in March

Even if you don’t have a spring break to plan, March is still one of the most glorious travel months of the year. The freeze is starting to thaw in much of the country while warmer destinations haven’t gotten so hot you need to shower three times a day. Baseball starts up again, March Madness …

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David Attenborough documentary

David Attenborough documentary

The newest documentary from legendary British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough is coming out soon, and it’s not exactly a feel-good movie. The environmentalist and voice behind “Blue Planet,” “Planet Earth,” and “Seven Worlds, One Planet,” among many others, is urging the world to take action against the climate emergency in his upcoming documentary, “David …

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