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Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

Remember Duck and Cover? What Safety Experts May Have Been Thinking

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

How did safety experts come to feel that hiding under a desk or in a hallway with one's hands over one's head would protect against nuclear catastrophe?