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Woman Tries Life Hack Seen On Facebook, Almost Burns Down House

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weird News

Life hacks don't always make things easier, as Suzanne Dale found out to her cost. The 66-year-old British woman saw a tip on Facebook that claimed to...

Finding Zen in a Catskills Bonfire

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joseph Satto

Flashback to the early 80's. I'm eleven years old, living in a non-descript Long Island suburb with a simple chore; rake and bag a half acres' worth...

Fire Rages In One Of Chicago's Tallest Skyscrapers, Injuring 1

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime

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The Article I Never Wanted to Write

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Dragos Bratasanu

Will We Ever Understand That People Are The Most Important Thing in the World? I woke up before 6 AM. I took a deep breath before beginning my morni...

Everything's Big About Universal Orlando's Opening-in-2016 Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Jim Hill | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For nearly 30 years now -- ever since King Kong Encounter was first added to Universal Studios Hollywood's tram tour back in June of 1986 and that 7 ton, 30 foot-tall animatronic figure began blasting tourists with his banana breath -- theme park goers have been going ape for this massive movie monster.

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

Earn a #SmokeyBearHug in #FirePreventionMonth

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Smokey Bear

Since October is #FirePreventionMonth, I'd like to ask you to take one small action to help prevent wildfires. I'm not asking you to stop lightning -- nobody can do that! I'm asking you to step in and help prevent human caused wildfires, since nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans.

5 Points on the State of Free Speech in the U.S. and Abroad

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The problem is that, to a large degree, it seems that American intellectuals -- particularly those in academia -- have fallen out of love with freedom of speech.

2 Firefighters Killed In Kansas City Blaze

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

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5 New Ways to Make S'mores

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Well, guess what--since the last time you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, the rustic s'more has gone haute.

The Fire Next Time: The Precious Opportunity of Climate Change

David_Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green

We are in the process of burning ourselves and many of the beings on Earth right out of existence. Overwhelming. Unbelievable. Wildly inconvenient. We...

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Planned Parenthood Fire Was Arson, Authorities Say

AP | Sara Bondioli | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small fire that damaged a Planned Parenthood facility in Southern California was apparently...

The 'New Normal' In Washington State

The Stranger | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green

"I could show you what it looked like before the fire." Shane Horton pulls out his tablet in the smoke-filled parking lot of Hank's supermarket,...

The US Embassy Moscow Fire of 1977

ADST | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

Diplomats working in the USSR had to contend with a wide range of difficulties -- poor bilateral relations, KGB surveillance, tough living conditions, Russian winters. For those serving in 1977, you could add one more thing to that list -- a massive fire.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Family Safe After House Fire Thanks To Heroic Dog's Warning

AP | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — A Spanish Springs family has been forced out of their home after a house fire, but authorities say no one was hurt ...

A Dozen Things 'The New Yorker' Gets Wrong about Free Speech (And Why It Matters)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The article likens free speech advocates (like me, I assume) to "gun nuts," claims that campus speech codes have mostly been repealed (which is completely false), then bizarrely questions if people can believe in a diversity of belief. Those of us who are big fans of the concept of pluralism found the latter particularly mystifying.

Russia's Moskva River Catches Fire, Spews Black Smoke Over Moscow

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

An oil slick on the Moskva River in Moscow caught fire Wednesday afternoon, sending a plume of heavy black smoke skyward in the southern part of the c...

How Was Your Fire, Honey?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL! a volunteer firefighter's memoir "How often do you get a fire call?" people ask all the time....

The Slow Burn

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger lists 18 definitions for fire as a noun. It lists another 15 for it as a transiti...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A 'Horrible Accident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a "horrible acc...

Fire Safety: 'Dumb Stuff' That Typically Smart People Actually Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL!, a volunteer firefighter's memoir The blue minivan was a huge ball of fire when our pumper tr...

What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

You can tell a lot about a person by the way she builds a campfire. The fastidious stack the wood perfectly crisscross. People who won't let anyone ...