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In July, we've covered everything from how to get the best deals on Amazon Prime Day to tips on creating and publishing an e-book and we previewed the new website with Netflix's Phil Rosenthal on Talking ...


3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist:


Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down ...


How Slack's search finally got good:




Ready for Vacation? Here's the Best Tech for Trip Planning:


Flipping through printed travel guides and paper maps is passé. Tech tools are far more efficient at keeping your plans organized and easily accessible. As a frequent traveler, I always turn to a few ...


"You can't make this stuff up!" Montana Highway Patrol reacts to kangaroo-caused crash:


Two women were taken to a hospital with what minor injuries after a rollover crash involving a kangaroo west of Dodson along the Hi-Line. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Finley told MTN News that ...


Booking With Airbnb? Here's Your Survival Guide:




See inside this Montana man's collection of 16,000 shed antlers :


Jim Phillips picked up his first antler in 1958 when he was 10 years old, discovering the weathered set of elk antlers along a creek. A few days later he found two more, and from those early days his ...


9 clever ways to re-purpose your old cell phone:


A smartphone is really just a computer. It's smaller, of course, and many things are less convenient than a regular desktop. But smartphones have powerful features, and once you've upgraded to a better ...


Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall-and Those Fighting to Reverse It:


From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing ...


42: The answer to life, the universe and everything:


Douglas Adams said it was the answer to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. He meant it as a joke, but a new book shows how the number 42 has played a significant role in history ...


Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food:


Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday ...


Video: The Other Side of the Doors: Pat Williams - The Early Butte Years & Beyond:


Former 9-term Congressman PAT WILLIAMS discusses his early years in Butte, his personal & political upbringing, his years in the Montana Legislature and in Washington with John Melcher and his successful ...


Goldman Sachs Says Curing Diseases May Not Be Economically Viable:


A leaked report has stated what many in the health industry have whispered privately; there is a lot less money in curing people than in long-term management of disease. The issue is brought into focus ...


The return of Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang:


In the 1968 classic "Bullitt," Steve McQueen gave every future James Bond and Jason Bourne a driving lesson. Audiences felt as though they were riding shotgun. It was Hollywood's first major car chase ...


Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone's supervolcano tick:


We all know about the supervolcano boiling underneath Yellowstone - but, until now, we didn't know what was fueling the cauldron. This week, scientists revealed that they were able to model the behavior ...


Stay Out of Trouble When Traveling Abroad With These Apps:




A new use for Viagra - reducing colorectal cancer risk:


A new study is reporting that small daily doses of Viagra reduced the number of polyps by half in animal models predisposed to develop colorectal cancer. This intriguing off-label use adds a possible ...


Elon Musk Tried To Buy "The Onion," And Now They're Owning Him On Twitter:




The 10 most critical problems in the world, according to millennials:


For the third year in a row, millennials who participated in the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Survey 2017 believe climate change is the most serious issue affecting the world today. Nearly ...


"Shift Happens" 2018:


Did You Know? I used to use this slideshow - "Shift Happens" originally done by high school students in Denver when I gave a speech. I'd let it run and then talk about whatever topic I'd been asked ...


What a Life he Led - Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet - From the Greatful Dead to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) :


When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was Barlow--whether you were a world-famous avatar ...


The latest trend in Silicon Valley: shunning technology :


Faced with a deluge of text messages, social media updates, e-mails and other distracting alerts, tech executives, entrepreneurs and rank-and-file workers in Silicon Valley are trying to limit their use ...


How to answer a call from a telemarketer - Priceless:




A little alcohol may keep brains 'clean':




An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness:


You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought. According to two papers published in the journal Cell in January, long ago, ...


How a hungry, hardy bacteria eats toxic metals and excretes gold nuggets:


If the goose that laid the golden egg had a real-life counterpart, it would be C. metallidurans. This hardy little bacterium consumes toxic metals and excretes tiny gold nuggets, but how and why it does ...


Police Blotter Flathead County Sheriff's and Kalispell Police Reports - Chicken Going For a Walkabout:




Elon Musk - 60 Minutes:


"Elon Musk is either a visionary trying to make humans a multiplanetary species or a trapped alien just trying get back home." SilkSatin Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGb72XU6qdE Many ...


Thoughts on the New Year from Robert Kennedy:


At the dawn of a new year; we look back on what was, what could have been, then ask ourselves, where do we go from here? Though, we may have faced troubled times; overcoming adversity only makes ...


Technology, the smartphone and the battle for our soul:


As I eased into the new year, I thought about a man I met last year. He asked two questions: What does it mean to be a human? What do we truly desire in a life? Andrew Sullivan, former editor of The ...

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