What It's Like to Live Through a Historic Flood

Right now, the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama are dealing with severe, "historic" flooding, thanks to the latest wave of bad weather. It's the kind of news typically framed as regional, a freak incident in far-off middle America. But I tend to take these stories a little personally because 20 years ago this… » 4/30/14 1:40pm 4/30/14 1:40pm

Useful Information: How to Break a Car Window Using Only a Headrest

Would you know what to do if you were ever trapped inside a car that was submerged in water? It's a terrifying concept, but, as the recent deadly floods in Beijing demonstrate, not entirely uncommon. It turns out that you have the perfect tool to smash open your window in your very vehicle: the front seat headrests.… » 7/25/12 4:45pm 7/25/12 4:45pm