Ellie Kleinhans

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The Essential Guide to Pooping Anywhere Outside

There’s an unwritten rule that all campfire conversations eventually lead to a round-robin of bathroom disaster stories. During an interview with Tim Ferriss at SXSW this year (which was, up to this point, about the creative process and not at all about pooping), Cheryl Strayed, the renowned author …

Tim Ferriss

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

20 of Scotland’s best hikes, from one-day walks and family trips to epic adventures

Few countries can match Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. Get your walking boots ready for these 20 greatest hikes, including best coastal walk, top …

Scotland

Neuroscience Reveals What Buddha's Brain Looks Like (and How You Can Have it Too)

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Little Known Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read articles on Hack Spirit before, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat …

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

​Why You Need to Start Doing 'Frog Pumps' For Your Glutes​ | Men’s Health

Frogs rock well-developed legs and thighs and the fact that they are tasty should be no surprise. Though it might seem like pseudo-science to say if it works for a frog it will work for you, a froggier approach to bridging may be exactly what you need to spark new glute gains.<p>Bret Contreras, …

What Happened When I Started Meditating Before Every Run

In an effort to begin my runs feeling relaxed and not just end them that way, I started doing just three minutes of guided mediation before every run …

Meditation

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

Japan

11 Incredibly Scenic National Parks in Canada

Though there’s more than 3.8 million square miles of land in Canada, the majority of its citizens live near its southern border, which means there’s …

12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

The Fastest Way to Become a Bad-Ass Rope Skipper<p>Portable and Effective<p>Jump rope training can benefit everyone. You can use it for long periods at a …

8 Bucket-List Hikes That Will Transform You

Hiking is a unique and special activity that usually guarantees pretty scenery, well-earned endorphins, and even some spiritual goodness. It will …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Hiking

12 of the most spectacular hikes in California

Mt. Whitney<p>Michael Shainblum<p>If you don’t have time for the John Muir trail you can still summit Mt. Whitney since the peak is accessible via a …

Hiking

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

by Austin Campbell September 15, 2016 3 Comments<p>Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you …

8 Day Hike & Craft Brewery Parings to Conquer in Vancouver

As the weather gets hotter, our thirst for a cool and crisp beer grows stronger. BC is home to dozens of incredible craft breweries that offer …

Hiking

Camping Near Yosemite National Park

As one of California’s most popular natural attractions, Yosemite National Park draws more than 3.5 million guests each year. Many of these visitors choose to camp overnight, so the campgrounds inside the park fill quickly. If you are unable to book a campground inside Yosemite, there are several …

RVs

California’s 3 least visited National Parks are some of the raddest places in the US. Here’s why.

1. Lassen Volcanic National Park<p>Five hours north of the San Francisco Bay, hell awaits you. Well, Bumpass Hell. Smoldering mud pots, belching sulfur …

National Parks

The Strength Training Workout Every Runner Needs

By Mallory Creveling for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Kicking off a new running routine -- whether you're chasing your first or fifth finish line -- can sometimes feel downright <i>hard</i>. But tacking on more and more training runs won't necessarily make those miles breeze by. There's another way to …

Workouts

30 Must-Do Adventures in California

It's no secret that California is home to some incredible outdoor destinations. From the serrated ridge lines of the High Sierra to the gargantuan …

Hiking

'Life's like mountaineering – never look down': the wisdom of Sir Edmund Hillary

If standing on top of the world's highest mountain isn't enough to give you good perspective, we don't know what is. Sir Edmund Hillary – who would have celebrated his 97th birthday today – was one of the first people to reach the top of Mount Everest, and he had worldly wisdom by the …

Make a Simple and Modern Outdoor Planter

Every outdoor living space needs some greenery to liven up the place, but sometimes space can be limited or lacking opportunity to plant your pretty …

Woodworking

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Apps

The Netflix Travel Movies You Need to Watch Right Now

If you’re trying to decide the location for your next travel adventure or simply need an evening flick-fix as a salve for life’s woes, these travel …

National Parks

Get a Better Butt With This 30-Day Squat Challenge

With summer in full swing, you probably don't want to spend any of your precious downtime in the gym, but you still want to feel fit and strong, right? (Right.) Enter this perfect 30-day squat challenge, handcrafted with love for <i>Glamour</i> by Reebok trainer Alexia Clark (pictured above). You can do …

Workouts

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …