How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at You

by Judith Matloff Judith Matloff is a veteran war correspondent who teaches conflict reporting at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has pioneered safety training seminars for journalists, specifically women, helping hundreds of people feel confident to face an increasingly dangerous world. Her stories about war and violence have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the Economist, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Below, Judith shares 5 key insights from her new book, How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at … Continue reading How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at You

How To Escape a Submerged Car Using Science

CASPAR BENSON The best tool for surviving a slowly sinking car is probably a glass breaker—but science is a close second. BY DAISY HERNANDEZ AND JOHN GALVIN For more than a century, Popular Mechanics has provided life-saving advice for outlasting storms, surviving outdoors, and preparing for disaster. Find out how to survive anything right here. Bridges collapse, roads flood, and GPS errors can mistakenly send you careening into a lake. A sudden and unexpected immersion of water can quickly turn your car into a suffocating death trap. According to The University of Manitoba’s Gordon Giesbrecht, who trains law enforcement officers and others on underwater-vehicle escape, you’ve got … Continue reading How To Escape a Submerged Car Using Science

Better Martial Arts Through Psychology: A Concise Guide to Improving Your Techniques

by David F. Clark Black Belt Magazine Drilling will take you and your students a long way toward becoming better martial arts technicians, but it’s not all you need. The psychological guidelines presented here are essential to efficient learning. How many side kicks have you performed? How many thousands of punches have you thrown? Why did you do so many? While simultaneously pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a black belt, I found psychology’s answers to many of my martial arts questions. One reason for repeating a technique many times comes from physiological learning theories. When you perform … Continue reading Better Martial Arts Through Psychology: A Concise Guide to Improving Your Techniques

Catastrophes and calms

Evolution is extraordinarily creative in the wake of a cataclysm. How does life keep steadily ticking over in between? Renée A Duckworth is an associate professor at the University of Arizona and an associate editor at The American Naturalist. She is interested in ecology and evolutionary biology, with a particular focus on understanding how behaviour evolves. Edited by Sally Davies In certain places around the world – in the Badlands near Drumheller in Alberta, Canada, in the Geulhemmergroeve tunnels in the Netherlands, or in the Hell Creek formation in eastern Montana – you can touch a thin line of rock, and know … Continue reading Catastrophes and calms

NORMAL HAS FAILED. BE AS WEIRD AS YOU LIKE.

by Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this planet up until this point. If we keep moving in this direction we will go the way of the dinosaur in the not-too distant future and take most terrestrial life with us. Maybe even all of it. The imperfect and immature nature of our newly evolved capacity for language and abstract thought, combined with our … Continue reading NORMAL HAS FAILED. BE AS WEIRD AS YOU LIKE.

How to Cut Your Own Hair

After years of practice, it’s a skill I’ll never let go of. by ADAM HARRIS Magic shave powder smells like sulfur, a fetid perfume. They call it Magic because it keeps the razor bumps away. Black men have used it for more than a century to keep the coarse hair jutting from their faces from curling back into their skin. You whip it to a froth in a cup, slather it on your face, and wipe it clean with a butter knife. My granddad used the Magic that comes in the red-and-white can—extra strength. He lived in a single-story ranch-style shotgun … Continue reading How to Cut Your Own Hair

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM BURGLARS, ACCORDING TO BURGLARS

And then fact-checked by a security expert, because we don’t trust nobody  by Ian Lecklitner The burglary numbers show that burglars love to burgle in December, when people are either away for the holidays and/or hoarding expensive, stealable gifts in their homes. In an attempt to help you protect your abode from these Christmas-killing scoundrels, I decided to ask some retired and imprisoned burglars what precautions they might suggest someone take to defend their precious goods from people like them. It went horribly!  Several outright refused to speak with me; one informed me that I “have no idea” about “that life”; another … Continue reading HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM BURGLARS, ACCORDING TO BURGLARS

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

Future map of the United States by Gordon- Michael Scallion  MATRIX INSTITUTE by Jim Dobson  When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have imagined how quickly our world was changing. Our lives are in a constant state of flux, the political situation aside, our earth is rapidly changing. Between the increase of bizarre weather patterns hitting the earth, and recent major volcanic activity, now more than ever our focus is on our planets future. In the early 1980’s, spiritual visionaries and futurists provided clues to our changing planet. Often dismissed as crazy prophets, their thoughts … Continue reading The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

Bad food will kill you: Poor diet number one cause of death, chronic disease worldwide

by: Edsel Cook (Natural News) Many preppers may not realize that the greatest threat to their survival isn’t a natural disaster or malevolent humans. It is an unhealthy diet, the leading cause of early death and chronic diseases. Researchers from The Global Burden of Disease Study evaluated the risk factors for premature deaths. They observed the diets of people in 195 countries from 1990 until 2017. The researchers paid particular attention to the presence and levels of 15 different types of food and nutrients in a diet. Published in the journal The Lancet, their findings showed that a bad diet causes more early deaths and diseases than … Continue reading Bad food will kill you: Poor diet number one cause of death, chronic disease worldwide

The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

Numerous critics have called for the ban of the infamous instruction manual for violent civil disobedience. by Matt Davis The Anarchist Cookbook provides instructions for making bombs, drugs, and operating firearms; naturally, this makes it rather controversial. Concerned citizens, anarchists themselves, and many others have called for the ban of the book, but most liberal democracies have refused to do so. Whether you think dangerous literature should be banned or whether banning books is an inherently anti-democratic position, knowing and understanding why the Anarchist Cookbook draws so much criticism can be valuable. It’s difficult to find a book more eclectic, violent, provocative, and incendiary … Continue reading The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook