What You Need to Know This Year

Last year, after 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest, many predicted an end to commercial climbing on the mountain. They were wrong. But as climbers converge on Base Camp this April, these five questions are sure to generate controversy. 1. Is There a Safe Way Through the Icefall? For the first 28 years of Everest exploration, starting in 1922, the Nepalese side of the mountain was off-limits; climbers launched their attempts from the Tibetan side. Once the Nepalese government opened the Read more [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Eurail Pass

Anyone who has spent time traversing Europe knows: The continent's countryside is the kind of charming that feels like it was plucked from a storybook. Since 1959, the Eurail Pass has treated travelers between Europe's biggest urban destinations to this scenic landscape via railway. But, in the last two decades, it’s faced some stiff competition from budget airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet—no sprawling vistas, but when you're spending half the time in transit at a comparable rate to Read more [...]

Should Raiders Spend Big on Randall Cobb or Draft Kevin White to Fill WR Need?

The Oakland Raiders have a glaring need at wide receiver heading into the offseason. Who should the Raiders target at wide receiver? Should they look at free agency or the draft? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Analysts Chris Simms and Matt Miller discuss the Raiders' need at wide receiver in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Tori Richard + Matson = aloha shirts you need

Have you looked at the Eugene Savage murals on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i and thought, “That would make a great aloha shirt”? Well, yes, they would! Tori Richard created this statement aloha shirt using  Savage’s 1940 mural Pomp and Circumstance, under license from Matson. Doesn’t it look good on the handsome Rick Rickard, who is on the museum’s physical facilities staff and is also a musician about town with his band Kuaehelani (that’s his middle name). Part Read more [...]

Why You Need to Be Eating Gourmet Nut Butter

Gourmet nut butters are having a moment. According to data collected by consumer research company Mintel, the nut butter category grew 34 percent between 2008 and 2013. Why? Well, it might have something to do with the new high-fat-low-carb diet cult (read: Paleo). “People are realizing that nuts are healthy and that fats can fit into a healthy, active lifestyle,” says Justin Gold, founder of Justin’s, one of the first companies to produce gourmet, all-natural nut butters. Read more [...]

Social Security Q&A: I’m confused about the Spousal Benefit. What Do I Need to Watch out for?

Social Security may be your largest or one of your largest assets. How you manage it, by deciding which benefits to collect and when, can make an absolutely huge difference to your lifetime benefits. And those with the highest past covered earnings have the most to gain from maximizing their [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Hackers only need to get it right once; we need to get it right every time

GUEST POSTImage Credit: ShutterstockHackers need to find one weak point to steal valuable information, while you must account for every possible vulnerability across your entire infrastructure. We must band together, think like a bad guy and take action to protect what matters. Recent high visibility hacks, such as those at Target and Neiman Marcus, are powerful reminders that we need to outpace our adversaries and prepare for what might come. However, fighting crime is a losing battle if the adversary Read more [...]