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How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Exercise

America’s Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

Hiking

6 Easy Moves to Help You Sculpt a Stronger Butt

Your glutes comprise one of the largest muscle groups in your body. So yes, a pert derrière looks good in jeans, but strong butt muscles also protect …

Workouts

Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls

Don't let the morbid-sounding name scare you off from this one! Dog Slaughter Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Bluegrass (and …

5 Grand Canyon South Rim Hiking Experiences You Have to See to Believe

A sturdy pair of hiking boots, plenty of water and sense of adventure is all you need to explore one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders on …

23 Ways Hiking Makes You Healthier

Hiking outdoors offers lots of perks like fresh air, nice views, together with the sounds and smells of nature. So next time when somebody suggest …

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

Exercise

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

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This 12-Minute Total-Body Workout Will Make You Feel Really Powerful

Let's be honest: Burpees and mountain climbers are probably two of the most disliked exercises of all time. Of course <i>some</i> people like them, but many …

Exercise

Five Easy Hikes in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite is full of hiking trails, many of them suitable only for the ultra-fit hiker with lots of stamina and determination, but don't let that …

Hiking

Adidas' Waterproof Hybrid Sneaker Hiking Boots Are Built To Tackle The Trails

Bridging the gap between the outdoors and urban life is not an easy thing to do. Labels like Topo Designs, The North Face, and Danner Boots have all …

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Science

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Astronomers just found the first interstellar object from beyond our solar system

New in the Neighborhood<p>This month, scientists were able to confirm for the first time that a visitor from another part of the galaxy has entered our …

Universe

15 Ways to Lead With Effective Communication

Don't let communication be the handicap in your life and in your business. Good communication is a lifetime pursuit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many entrepreneurs become estranged from their teams, turn off partners, and lose deals, all because they lack basic …

Communication Skills

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

Video: Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

The Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in all of the world. This video takes us on that trek, with some impressive …

National Parks

27 stunning photos of our universe

On August 21, you'll be able to stream the "first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years" live on Facebook. If you live in the US, you can also just walk outside and look up — as long as you're wearing a pair of protective glasses, that is.<p>Solar eclipse aside, there's a special sense of …

Cosmology

Wilderness Backpacking Tips to Impress Your Friends [Infographic]

Whether you're going on an overnight hike or a multi-week wilderness adventure, these budget-friendly backpacking tips will help ensure you're ready …

Camping

7 phrases that could mean it's time to end a relationship

"We need to talk" is one that always puts a pit in peoples' stomachs.<p>For me, it's when my boyfriend says "I ate the last of the ice cream."<p>But sometimes dreaded phrases can actually be part of a larger and scarier problem in your relationship.<p>First, let me say that mental abuse or threats of …

Domestic Violence

9 Personality Tests Every Woman Should Take To Learn More About Herself

If you're on a mission to figure yourself out, then you likely already know it's a process that'll take a lifetime. You'll have to travel, and move, …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Chinese Feng Shui Masters

Feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of arranging physical objects to create serenity and balance in a home, also offers lessons for modern …

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No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Book Reviews

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the wilderness, and …