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Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 06.25.2015 | New York
Ellen Cantarow

A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. Experts say a disaster as great as or greater than Fukushima could be triggered by a potential gas explosion at the nuclear complex.

Please Don't Ban My Concrete Block Smashing Physics Demo From Schools

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

By now you've probably seen the viral video below of a concrete block smashing Physics demo gone wrong. I am assuming that you are about to walk down to my office, email me, or draft a law telling me that I can never perform such a dangerous demonstration in my classroom ever again. Please don't. You shouldn't. Here's why.

When Inclusion Is Exclusion: Radical Ecclesiology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

For many Christians, being inclusive has become synonymous with being a Christian. In fear of losing what they think or claim is church, groups have formed within congregations and denominations to push for full inclusion.

Caring, Partnership Help Polluted Nations

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Jenifer Joy Madden

If you live in the U.S. or another country with strong rules for keeping the air and water clean, it's likely your neighbors don't have radiation poisoning or barrels of pesticide festering in the backyard. Those in low- and middle-income countries are not so fortunate.

Ski Safety: Tips to Protect Skiers and Riders on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

However, safety on the mountain goes beyond the basics of the Responsibility Code. There are as many aspects to safety while skiing and snowboarding as there are types of snow. Here are a few ways to be safe on the slopes this winter.

Stuck Dog Rescued From Gate

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.22.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

A dog was found frightened and trapped in a gate by a man in India. The dog was stuck in the gate by his waist, unable to pull his hind legs through.

World's Most Terrifying Ski Slopes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out of your mind.

Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dane Steele Green

Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.

Gone Girl

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

It's every parent's worst nightmare. But there are steps every mom and dad can take to make it less likely that their child will engage in risky behavior fueled by alcohol.

Are Cruise Lines Doing Enough to Protect You?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

What are cruise lines trying to avoid? A proposed law called the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. Among other things, the bill would compel cruise lines to offer customers a clear, upfront summary of the restrictive terms and conditions in cruise contracts.

How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?

Extreme Weather Producing Anthrax

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

The extreme weather the Midwest and Plain states have experienced so far this year has brought about another severe consequence: anthrax.

True Story: I Fell in Love With a Felon

Ravishly | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

Zangeif got in a work-release program. This meant that he was allowed to work while in jail. At every shift, I drove to his restaurant and had sneaky makeout sessions with him. I'd be lying if I said that his sentence provided no additional thrill -- defiance is hot.

Insanely Dangerous Hikes Around the Country

The Active Times | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Not only is weather a threatening factor, but also wildlife. If you plan on going on one of these 14 dangerous hikes, research, research, research. There is no such thing as being over prepared when you could potentially be put in a life-or-death situation.

The Least Dangerous Countries for Tourists

The Active Times | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Countries have different notions of what constitutes a crime, different social standards that affect which crimes get reported by victims to police, and differing levels of confidence in police that may discourage victims from reporting a crime altogether.

The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have a confession. I have been up all night feeling sickened. I am sickened with worry about the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their school-Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria.

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

Why the Insane Danger of Posting on Craigslist Hit Way Too Close to Home for Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beware everyone. There are truly evil people out there waiting to harm others for merchandise. In many cases, there is little value for human life in the pursuit of money or things. Keep this knowledge with you as you post on sites like Craigslist. So stay safe.

Elaine Stritch Wrestles Happiness to the Ground at the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...

Uh Oh, That's My Wife Sailing Through the Air

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

Horses are beautiful. They are majestic. They are amongst the most incredible athletes on the planet. But, they are also very dangerous.

Why Do Firefighters Take Such Risky Jobs?

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Lisa Wade

Nineteen firefighters died in Arizona on Sunday. It is a stark reminder that firefighters put their lives on the line to protect other people's property and lives. Why do they choose to take such dangerous work?

The Life and Not-So Crazy Times of a Travel Writer

Sanjay Surana | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Here are 10 things that I would like to, though never will, read in a travel writer's or blogger's bio.

PHOTOS: Too Dangerous Today, Bucket List Tomorrow

The Active Times | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

When we look at the U.S. State Department's Travel Advisory list, we see limitless potential for amazing adventures, including skiing the Middle East, desert treks to remote indigenous villages and lazing on white sand beaches across Africa. Based on our research of these dangerous locations, we've come up with the list of the hottest destinations of the future.

Fumigating? Four Easy Steps to Take Before You Tent

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Chances are, at least one house in your 'hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren't funny.

Danger and Opportunity: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif While we all recognize that the root causes of poverty are complex and there are no silver bullets, there's still a lot President Obama can do in his second term to move the needle.