Kara Swisher slaps bear, runs off to Alaska After slapping our beloved sweaterbear Owen Thomas for his description of Sheryl Sandberg's "reign of terror" at Facebook , Kara Swisher has left the lower 48 and hopped on a boat bound for Alaska . While bears may seem cuddly, danger may lurk in their embrace . Since we wouldn't want anything bad to happen to our favorite mommyblogger, here are some helpful tips on bear safety from your friends here at Valleywag. (Photo by B Mully)