opinion Adam Graham The Detroit News Published 9:47 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 America loves a winner, and "Jeopardy!" is giving us one. James Holzhauer, a Las Vegas sports gambler — talk about a job title — has been ripping up the syndicated game show for more than three weeks. He has come from out of nowhere to become the new quiz show king, earning more than $1.14 million in winnings to date, and shows no signs of slowing down. Not since Ken Jennings in 2004 has a "Jeopardy!" contestant gone on such a remarkable run; unless your aunt or a friend from college was on the show, you probably can't name another contestant who has been on "Jeopardy!" in the last 15 years. That's fine, that's the way it's supposed to be: the show is bigger than the contestants. But every so often, it's not. And that's what we're getting now. Holzhauer is giving us someone to root for, at a time when our biggest heroes are wearing … [Read more...] about Graham: ‘Jeopardy’s’ wizard reinventing the game
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In a lost gully above the Rhine Valley, I am waist-deep in powdery off-piste with only wisps of cloud for company. The lack of a crowd seems at odds with the usual clamour of the European ski stampede. In recent years a blitz of express gondolas, expanded ski resorts and mountain festivals have taken winter sports into new territory. But what if you found somewhere where you had the piste to yourself? That place is Malbun in Liechtenstein, an Alpine village shrouded in quirky history. There’s also a compelling argument to visit the country this year because it’s celebrating its 300th anniversary, a jubilee pegged to its switch from Alpine monarchy to imperial principality in 1719. The town, 90 minutes’ drive from Zurich, is hidden at the end of a dead-end valley and made up of a scattering of half-timbered houses and little else. Among the year-round population of 20 there’s also a small, if bewildering, community of Dominican Republic … [Read more...] about Why Liechtenstein should be your next ski destination
Do you have what it takes to live through a wilderness emergency? Get the skills—and get home alive—with expert advice, skills, and real-life survival case studies from our experts. Author: Edited by Corey Buhay Publish date: Nov 8, 2018 Level 1: Surviving the First Hour Lightning. Flash floods. Falls. To advance in this game, you first must survive the immediate threats. Here’s how to think fast, avoid panic, and make the right decisions in the critical first hour. It Happened to Me: Struck by Lightning Mary Chandler, 29, and three friends got caught in a lightning storm on a Colorado Fourteener in 2015. Where’s Will? I woke up on the side of Mt. Bierstadt, soaked, shaking, and buzzing with electricity. I could smell burning hair, and my hiking partners—including my fiancé Will—were gone. It was a beautiful June morning, and I’d wanted to make the most of it. Will and our friends Jonathan and Matt decided to … [Read more...] about Could You Survive?