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7 Beginner Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photos

When I was growing up, I spent several summers living with my father on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. As a teenager, I didn’t have an …

Landscape Photography

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

Men shared the biggest hurdles they overcame to be successful at dating

But as it turns out, making some simple changes can help men become more successful in the dating arena.<p>This week on Reddit, a group of men shared the hurdles they had to overcome before they could become successful at dating. Here are some of the best responses.

How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

NFL teams are firing their head coaches too quickly

When teams can their coaches on Black Monday, they usually embark on a run of perpetual losing instead of immediate success.<p>One of the most overhyped days in sports will happen Monday, when likely at least half a dozen teams will fire their head coach and begin the melodramatic process of searching …

Screw the Gym! Do This Lower-Body Workout Anytime, Anywhere

This iso squat challenge will hammer your glutes and quads for as long as you can take it<p>This iso squat ladder challenge pits you against gravity.<p>By adding an extended pause during the toughest part of the squat—the bottom—you intensify the exercise without adding weights. The isometric hold …

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

The Hardest Upper-Body Circuit You Will Ever Do—and You Don’t Even Need Weights

You may not need equipment, but you will need a ton of willpower and stamina<p>Thirty minutes. That’s all I’m asking for. If you can give me that, you’re going to get the best upper-body workout of your life.<p>But here’s the deal: You can’t just go through the motions. Or start strong, and then taper …

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

The 3 Tips That Will Help You Burn More Fat during Your Workout

They’re so extremely simple that you’ll wish you had known about them years ago<p>It’s time for an important gut check. It’s easy, I promise. Just wrap a tape measure around your waist, halfway between your ribs and hips. Look at the number. Is it less than half your height in inches?<p>It should …

Exercise

"I Almost Cheated on My Husband." Why This Story Is More Common Than You'd Think

"I almost cheated on my husband." That's the title of a post a 28-year-old Reddit user wrote this week. Her situation isn't what you might think: "I've been with my husband for six years, married 3.5. I love him and adore him with all my heart," she writes. "I would never hurt him, and he is …

How Donald Trump can be beat, according to GOP

AP Photo/LM Otero<p>Real-estate mogul Donald Trump's Republican rivals aren't quite sure what they should do to defeat him.<p>The reality-television star has defied all of the conventional rules of political discourse.<p>Gaffes, all-out assaults on his opponents and the media, and supposedly offensive …

The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

<i>By: Andrew Villagomez</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/s__i</i><p>Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on …

Junk Food Fitness Experts Won’t Eat

If we had to put money on it, those in the former group enjoy fitness because it has helped them lose weight, while those watching the second-hand …

Boston’s crazy, snowy winter is inches away from beating an all-time record

…Here’s what climate change has to do with it<p>At the tail end of a season that's seen four major blizzards in less than a month and nearly nine feet of cumulative snowfall, Boston is less than two inches away from its snowiest winter on record.<p>[embedtweet id="572985096342536192"]<p>According to the …

Telluride, CO

Set in a box canyon and surrounded by protected wilderness, Telluride is like an island of charm and outdoor recreation in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. With a long cowboy, outlaw and mining history, Telluride retains its Old West charms with colorful Victorian architecture, …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …