Mount Everest: The Incredible Cost of Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain

Since 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, explorers and adventures from around the globe have set their sights on the world’s tallest mountain.

At 29,035 feet, Mount Everest has claimed the lives of almost 300 people since 1923 when George Mallory and Andrew Irvine perished on the mountain. The climbing seasons were suspended in 2014 after an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpas and again in 2015 after an earthquake triggered an avalanche killing 19 people at Everest Base Camp.

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Wildside – A Book About Those Who Chose Nature

It’s almost as hard to succinctly define the book Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers as it is to summarize the kind of people you will meet in its pages.

We’ll start with the book, though. Wildside, published in 2016 by the Berlin-based publishing and creative agency Gestalten (or, more formally, Die Gestalten Verlag), is similar to many of the other artistic volumes the company has released over the past few decades in that design plays as big a role as content.

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Norton Point Sunglasses Are Cleaning Up Oceans and Saving the World

Fish are not known to particularly appreciate plastic; still, we keep inundating them with it. Thankfully, Norton Point has found a way to not only clean up ocean plastic but also repurpose it into something useful: great sunglasses. And they use profits to fund earth-friendly research.

ocean plastic the plastic bank

The rich, diverse, colorful, sometimes terrifying ocean life must contend with eight million metric tons of plastic dumped into oceans each year. It’s killing them at a staggering rate and experts predict that by 2050, a mere 33 years from now, the oceans will be more plastic than fish.

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Solar Paper: The Epic 5-Ounce, Sun-Harnessing Gadget Charger

The horror of a dead cellphone without an outlet near– it’s a nightmare you can be free from if you would just harness the sun! The YOLK Solar Paper can help you do that.

YOLK CEO SungUn Chang

YOLK is the brainchild of a designer: SungUn Chang. The Korean company is actually headquartered in Chicago where Chang completed grad school. Her first foray into solar energy was the Solarade, which was the world’s smallest 5 Watt solar charger.

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8 of the most expensive real estate developments in American history

A rendering of Hudson Yards, a new neighborhood planned for Manhattan’s far west side.Related Companies

With an estimated cost of $20 billion , New York City’s Hudson Yards neighborhood is set to become the most expensive private real estate development in American history.

When construction is complete in 2024, it will include all types of buildings, from luxury condos to boutiques to offices.

Elsewhere in the US, there are several similar projects — some of which cost billions.

Take a look at a few below.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The City Center in Las Vegas (from left to right: Mandarin Oriental, The Crystals, Aria, the Veer Tower, and Vdara).Wikipedia Commons

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the City Center features 16.7 million-square-feet of casinos, high-end shops, hotels, and luxury condos.

Construction on the estimated $8.5 billion project (which includes five towers) started in 2006, and the development opened three years later.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines goes sarcastic in response to Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions

While travellers are clearly unhappy over the restrictions that came out of the blue, Royal Jordanian Airlines has taken a mirthful take on the issue.

Travelling to the United States was already becoming tough for people from certain countries under the Trump administration. Now to make things tougher, a latest flying mandate restricts the travellers flying from the Middle East and North Africa from carrying their electronic devices on board. In the wake of this travel restriction, one can’t help but wonder how would the travellers now make their 12-hour long journey pleasurable.

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4 of the most comfortable pairs of headphones you can buy

You might not think about it but comfort is one of the biggest factors you should consider before buying headphones.

Audio quality is important, but not if the headphones you’re wearing are uncomfortable, or painful.

These four headphones both sound great and deliver excellent comfort. If your current headphones have been hurting your head, it’s time to upgrade.

Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35

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The entire Insider Picks team recently explained which headphones we use on a daily basis and why we like them.

One of my teammates — an avid traveler — recommended the QuietComfort 35 headphones from Bose. He praised their noise cancelling and audio quality, but made a bold claim about their comfort.

He claims they’re comfortable enough to sleep in. On a plane. If that’s not a glowing endorsement of a pair of headphones, I don’t know what is.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, $349, available at Amazon

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