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5 Alternatives to the Most Crowded National Parks

Summer. It’s one of the best times to travel. Which is why many of our best places are horribly overcrowded during the warmer months. Fear not, we’ve scoured the atlas to find replacements that are at least as spectacular as their more popular cousins.<p>Skip: Grand Canyon<p>Go Here Instead: Canyon de …

These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

I'm a Trainer, and This Is My Favorite Exercise For Strength Training and Weight Loss

People are always looking for the most effective exercises they can do to tone their body, trim inches, get stronger, and lose weight. I'm a personal trainer, and through the years, I've found time and time again that planks help people accomplish all of these goals, as long as they're performed …

Workouts

Build a chat app in the terminal using Python

<b>Pusher</b>, our weekly sponsor, makes communication and collaboration APIs that power apps all over the world, supported by easy to integrate SDKs for …

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

4 Amazon Private Labels You Need to Know About

You live and die by Amazon. You've been a Prime member for years, you know all about that secret $2 section, you head to Amazon Handmade whenever you …

11 Ways to Make Iced Coffee Taste Even Better

One of the best things about warmer weather: iced coffee. (And barbecues, of course.) But before you go wild on seasonal latte concoctions from your …

Coffee

6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit

You’ve spotted geysers in Yellowstone, hiked to waterfalls in Yosemite, and pedaled the Cades Cove Loop in the Smoky Mountains. Good for you. That means it’s time to visit some of America’s lesser-known national parks—places that draw smaller crowds but are equally astounding. At these hidden gems, …

Can the world's most ambitious rewilding project restore Patagonia's beauty?

During an elegant dinner in the wilds of Patagonia, Kris Tompkins suddenly remembered the fresh guanaco carcass down the road. She rose from the table and drove us to the nearby grasslands of Patagonia national park, gushing about the possibility of staying up all night with a torch in hope of …

Conservation

The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

This Crazy Innovative Camping Gear is 42% Off

As a company, BioLite lies at the nucleus of the three-circle Venn diagram of camping, tech and energy. Its products, perhaps most notably the …

Cafelat Robot Manual Espresso Coffee Maker Hits Kickstarter

Coffee drinkers that like their coffee strong may be interested in a new manual espresso machine created by Cafelat. The Cafelat Robot has created to …

5 Easy DIY Life Hacks to Make Common Projects Less Annoying

You wouldn’t hire a professional carpenter to come to your house to hang a simple picture frame, right? And calling a plumber to repair a little …

Growing azaleas and rhododendrons is tricky. Choosing the right cultivar can help.

I have always wanted to grow some rhododendrons in my garden, but many of my friends have discouraged me from trying because of how hard they are to grow. Can you provide some tips on how to successfully grow these plants?<p><i>— Jack Hurley, Rogers Park</i><p>Azaleas and rhododendrons are best known for showy …

The 8 Best Plant-Based Proteins

You don't have to go out of your way each day to consume heaps of meat and poultry in order to feel satiated. In fact, there's a wide variety of …

Nutrition

Data Science vs Machine Learning vs Data Analytics vs Business Analytics

This article gives a broad overview of data science and the various fields within it, including business analytics, data analytics, business …

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

12 Birds You Want in Your Yard

While birders may be delighted to see any new bird in their yard, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they can do. …

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

30 Dreamy Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

(Image credit: Caesarstone)<p>As the weather gets warmer, cooking alfresco is so much better than staying cooped up inside your kitchen. Dinner parties …

Lowe's

Need to fill low spots in a lawn? Here's when and how to do it | NOLA.com

<b>A question for Dan Gill:</b> I was wondering if you could give me some pointers about spreading fill over my lawn. I have some low areas that I need to …

13 Easy Ways to Super-Charge Your Creativity

Creativity loves a brain at rest.<p>Any creative, whether a designer, entrepreneur, thought leader or other, can tell you creativity works best when the mind is at rest. You let your mind relax and wander and it starts connecting the dots in new and valuable ways.<p>This is now backed by new research, …

15 Prompts to Enhance Your Creativity and Your Life

Each of us is infinitely creative. But you might not realize that you are. Because on some days, maybe on most days, you simply don’t connect to your …

Creativity

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Prepare Your Soil

How to Prepare Soil for a Vegetable Garden<p>Soil supplies plants with water, nutrients, and mechanical support. It may be tempting to postpone some of …

Gardening

Meet Bosch EasyCut 12: A Miniature Chainsaw you can Use Indoors

Chainsaws are pretty handy when you need to cut into thick wood without much effort. It’s a great tool for cutting wood outdoors, but generally not …

Woodworking