Christina Christensen

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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 …

Backpacking Gear Tips: 20 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Drop Weight (Without Breaking the Bank)

July 18, 2016<p>To many new backpackers, time spent on the trail can seem like a chore. You load up your heavy backpack with 40 pounds of gear until …

Brain Games Free Your Mind and Improve Your Focus and Memory

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>These Brain Games Free Your Mind and Improve Your Focus and …

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10 Best Treks in the World

The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they’re sure to challenge you physically and mentally, stretching your limit and amplifying …

Make These Books Your Next Beach Reads

What if this year, instead of tossing an easy, breezy book in your beach bag, you spent your downtime with something a little more substantive? Here, <i>Glamour's</i> philanthropic...

Dynamic Abs Unique and Challenging Moves for Your Core

If you're tired of the same old crunches or other ab exercises, there's good news. There are a variety of dynamic, challenging exercises that will …

Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental U.S.

(credit: Randy Yagi)<p>Most every trail in America has its own unique set of natural beauty and spectacular vistas. But some are much more special than …

50 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes

When it comes to summer cooking, there are two things I always do: fill my plate with as many fresh, seasonal veggies as possible and keep things as …

Two years of Islamic State: where are we now?

Today marks two years to the day since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s so-called caliphate.<p>Taking advantage of the war in Syria and the instability and sectarian divisions in neighbouring Iraq, the extremist group swept through huge swathes of both countries …

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Know Before You Owe Mountains Of Student Loan Debt

Each year millions of students take out thousands upon thousands of dollars in student loans and other financial aid to help pay for a college …

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

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The 18-Minute Workout That Hits Every Last Muscle In Your Body

It’s called the Total-Body Muscle Tremor, and it lives up to its name<p>Metabolic resistance training is one of the best ways to get lean—especially if you follow a 50-10 circuit.<p>The Total-Body Muscle Tremor, shown in the video above, does just that. You have 6 movements that work your whole body. …

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Here's What Personal Trainers Actually Eat After A Workout

Get some delicious snack and meal ideas from pros who get just as hangry as you.

3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it's probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you're bored.<p>"The human body wasn't designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional movement," says Dan John, a fitness coach in Burlingame, …

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The Three Best Core Exercises For Runners

There are lots of core exercises out there. Doing any of them is better than doing none of them. But some are definitely better for runners than …

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7 real-world places you can travel to with just a book

SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD to travel. Maybe you just got back from a big trip that you spent all of your money on and you still have the bug, or …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

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5 Books That Will Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

I am a huge advocate for reading. I think it is a lost art, and yet when we find a book we love, we advocate for it and tell everyone about it because of the impact it has had on our lives.<p>The truth is, we don't read enough anymore.<p>No matter what your goals are in life, or what you are striving to …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

The 10 Biggest Running Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you're a fitness runner or a sub-three-hour marathoner, you’ve probably committed one or more of the ten crimes listed below. But don't worry, these errors are easy to correct. We recruited renowned coaches Dr. Jason Karp, and Dr. Matt Moran to keep you running happy and injury-free.<p>#10: …

These Five-Ingredient Protein Bites Will Be Great For Your Fitness

Pump it up!<p>Yields: 16-18 balls<p>2/3 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats, plus extra for rolling<p>1½ Tbsp. honey<p>1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips, plus extra for rolling<p>1/4 cup flaxseeds (optional)<p>Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.<p>Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the …

What My Dad's Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.<p>Three months before I was born, my father was on his way home from a tennis game in Beirut when Muslim militants abducted him at gunpoint. As he was thrown in the back of a car and ripped from his life, one of the terrorists leaned down to …

Eat Chic: 12 Deliciously Healthy Recipes by Food Bloggers

In honor of National Women's Health Week, meet your new favorite non-guilty pleasures.<p>You don't have to sacrifice great taste for great health. In honor of National Women's Health Week, which kicked off Sunday, we've rounded up some of the best healthy dishes to keep your taste buds and your body …

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The Minimalism Checklist

The average home in the U.S. contains about three hundred thousand items. What on earth? What are we even doing with all that stuff?If your house …

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

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19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

“Get them to say no”: Expert lessons in influence from the most persuasive professions on earth

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” Russian playwright Anton Chekov might have been right that we can’t go it alone, but we’re also right to be skeptical of others.<p>The great skills required of a con artist, politician, or salesperson are also the skills of great …

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Time

Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."<p>This is a great lesson to remember when we're at war with ourselves; when we know what we should be doing but can't seem to help putting it off.<p>Maybe we put if off for an hour. Maybe …