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April 22, 2015 9:19 PM Kayak the Appalachians and Protect Mother Earth with the Sierra Club

By Rebecca Dameron for Fathom | Founded in 1892, Sierra Club has been protecting and conserving our environment long before global warming and GMOs entered the vernacular. Longtime member and environmental activist Rebecca Dameron believes in the importance of giving back to our environment. She tells her tale as leader of the Sierra Club's Appalachian 22

April 22, 2015 8:27 PM Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes continued today in Yemen; this a day after Saudi Arabia announced it was scaling back the bombing campaign. The strikes are targeting Houthi rebels who control Yemen's capital. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia say the rebels are backed by Iran. Hundreds of civilians have been killed both by the airstrikes and in ground fighting between 32

April 22, 2015 7:04 PM Amazon Has Gotten Into The Hotel-Booking Business

Amazon already lets you invite strangers into your house -- now, it helps you book a getaway of your own. This week, the company launched Amazon Destinations, which allows users to book hotels in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and the Northeast. The site -- which has the tagline, "Hit the road: Book local getaways" -- emphasizes vacation 17

April 22, 2015 5:03 PM Manchester City's rejuvenation efforts start right now

Pep Guardiola has so far managed in six separate Champions League campaigns and has made it to the semifinals with his trousers in tact on each occasion bar this season, when the 6-1 defeat of Julen Lopetegui's bamboozled FC Porto side served to split the Spaniard's trousers. At the beginning of this season, Carlo Ancelotti had managed a total of 130 Champions 32

April 22, 2015 4:24 PM Princess Diana's former vacation home goes up for sale

A South African property formerly owned by Earl Spencer has gone on the market. Tarrystone Estate, located just outside Cape Town, is on the market for $5.93 million. It's not just the mansion's impressive features and spectacular setting that make it such a desirable property, so too does its history. It was at Tarrystone that Princess Diana came to visit 31

April 22, 2015 2:55 PM Berlin students told to plot plane's course through mountains, weeks after Germanwings crash

BERLIN – School authorities in Berlin have come under criticism for making students calculate a plane's course through mountainous terrain weeks after one of the country's worst air disasters. Germanwings Flight 9525 smashed into a mountainside in southeastern France on March 24, killing all 150 people aboard — including 16 school students. Prosecutors 30

April 22, 2015 2:11 PM On This Earth Day, Invest in Family Planning

Last year, I traveled to Bolivia to get a firsthand glimpse of the work of our local Member Association CIES. It's hard to forget the twenty-minute drive from the airport to La Paz's city center. Nestled high above Bolivia's capital city, the airport is located in El Alto, which offers a sweeping view of La Paz below and Bolivia's dramatic mountains 24

April 22, 2015 2:08 PM Passion Pit's 'Kindred' Is A Huge Step Forward For Michael Angelakos

The first song on Passion Pit's new album, "Kindred," takes just 18 seconds to hit the chorus. "You're all I'll ever have," Michael Angelakos sings in his signature high pitch. "It's all I'll ever have," he repeats over and over, somewhere in between a scream and a desperate whine. It's the same sound he developed on his two previous critically-acclaimed 48

April 22, 2015 12:12 PM Gaiman's throne: 'Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances' by Neil Gaiman

"Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances" by Neil Gaiman; William Morrow (352 pages, $26.99) Neil Gaiman's writing is so present, so engaging, that it can send spasms of bone-chilling terror through your body and your reaction would still be, "Please sir, I want some more." His collection of "short fictions and disturbances" - most previously 32

April 22, 2015 11:15 AM How the 'Godfather' of Lagos could shape Nigeria's government

LAGOS (Reuters) - "I am a talent hunter. I put talents in office, I help them," says former Lagos state governor and opposition alliance leader Bola Tinubu, being quite open about his role as one of Nigeria's most powerful political godfathers. "I use the best hand, the best brain, the best experience for the job," he told Reuters after voting this month 63