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11

Jun

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.Classic American hiking trails

Certain trails in the U.S. enjoy a high profile because of their overall length, remoteness, amazing scenery or historical significance. These classics of the American hiking scene draw much-deserved attention from both casual hikers and boot-and-beard-wearing hard-core trekkers. These headline-stealers might not have the same place in your heart as the local path, but they certainly are among the most attractive trekking routes that anyone can set foot on.
Classic American hiking trails

21

Nov

Why a shoelace Kickstarter is going viralThe shoelace Bluelace Project reached its $25,000 Kickstarter goal in a mere 10 hours.

Why a shoelace Kickstarter is going viral
The shoelace Bluelace Project reached its $25,000 Kickstarter goal in a mere 10 hours.

14

Nov

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrivedScientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrived
Scientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

31

Jul

Yes, America could change. So why don’t we?A former editor of the International Herald Tribune argues that Americans need a firmer grip on global realities – and their notion of exceptionality.

Yes, America could change. So why don’t we?
A former editor of the International Herald Tribune argues that Americans need a firmer grip on global realities – and their notion of exceptionality.

31

May


 Two-thirds of Americans not ‘very happy’  



On an upside, fewer Americans report their work is frustrating compared to when the last happiness survey was taken in 2011.
On an upside, fewer Americans report their work is frustrating compared to when the last happiness survey was taken in 2011.

28

Apr

America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners
As of 2012, the U.S. employs more than119,000 people in solar jobs, an increase of 13 percent over 2011.

America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners

As of 2012, the U.S. employs more than119,000 people in solar jobs, an increase of 13 percent over 2011.

25

Apr

10 most well-read cities in America
Amazon.com lists Alexandria, Va. as the leading city for book sales in their annual ranking.

10 most well-read cities in America

Amazon.com lists Alexandria, Va. as the leading city for book sales in their annual ranking.

04

Mar


 The changing palate of America  



Immigration continues to shape America’s palate as demonstrated in our food blogger’s family and the wider world online.
Immigration continues to shape America’s palate as demonstrated in our food blogger’s family and the wider world online.

14

Jan


 Pinnacles National Monument declared America’s newest national park 



'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.
'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.

15

Oct

It’s cat vs. dog: What’s America’s favorite pet?Cast your vote in America’s Pet Debate to decide whether the U.S. is a cat nation or a dog nation.

It’s cat vs. dog: What’s America’s favorite pet?
Cast your vote in America’s Pet Debate to decide whether the U.S. is a cat nation or a dog nation.