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How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

Elements Gear Guide By Steve Casimiro

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, and rebuilding. And while that traditionally means getting to work on shedding the layers of fat you might have acquired for your long winter of hibernation, it also extends to the spirit, too: Sometimes a new daypack or pair of sunnies is just what it …

The best outdoor adventures in Snowdonia, Wales

Steeped in myth, legend, and history, Snowdonia's beauty rivals that of other mountain ranges all over the world – here's how to experience it on …

Hiking

16 Genius Ways To Keep Your Feet Toasty, According to Lumberjacks

And ice climbers, mountain guides, and winter campers.

Climbing On Mount Denali

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Clever DIY Solution for Sorting Loose Hardware

I'm cheap, so I save all hardware and fasteners that aren't bent out of shape or stripped. As I disassemble one DIY project and prepare to move on to …

Woodworking

DIY Inspiration: Stacked Wood Pallet Desk

If you’ve been around the DIY community for long, you’ve probably seen about a million projects featuring wood recycled from shipping pallets. But, even if you’re pretty sure that you’ve seen everything DIY that a pallet has to offer, you should probably still check out this gorgeous stacked wood …

Elegant Self-Assembly IO Chair From Two-Toned Wood

Daydreaming, reading or relaxing in a cozy chair is a traditional part of life, and IO Chair is right what you need for these goals. Smooth, rounded …

Twisted Wooden Bookshelves

When I first saw these bookshelves, they appeared impossible, like an M.C. Escher painting, or at the very least, they looked very difficult to build. While I wouldn’t consider this shelving set an easy project, with the right tools, it looks like a pretty accessible build. The shelves are made out …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Geographic Travel

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights …

National Geographic Travel

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Gun nuts’ racial duplicity: How Ferguson and Garner undermined their Second Amendment crusade

NRA types claim they’re worried about violence at hands of the state. How’d they respond to recent police killings?<p>Gun extremists, whose grasp of constitutional law and American history is typically as firm as their grasp on empathy and decency, have been telling us for some time that a well-armed …

Climbing On Mount Denali

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

Hiking

How America can fix the racial wealth gap

It’s time<p>One of the most persistent but unaddressed problems in the United States is our massive racial wealth gap. Wealth provides an important cushion from the threat of unemployment, medical emergency or other unforeseen events. Wealth can also help pay for college, the start of a new business …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'

The film "Wild," which opened Wednesday, tells the raw personal journey of Cheryl Strayed, who took off on a 1,000-plus-mile trek presumably to find herself. Where she chose to go, the remote and challenging Pacific Crest Trail, is a thrilling back-country destination little known to most travelers …

Stunning winter hikes

Winter hiking is not an incredibly popular activity. It is usually taken over by snowshoers and cross country skiers. But some people just want to get outside and experience all that the beautiful snow filled mountains have to offer, without the added gear.<p>While most mountains become fairly …

Charting: 10 Ankle Boots For the New Season

Whether flat, platform, studded or see-through—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste.<p>Whether flat, platform, studded or suede—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste. Shop our picks for the chicest booties to try this season. Plus, shop 2015's best ankle boots.<p>Courtesy …

Artist's Quirky Rainbow-Colored House in the Woods

When artist Kat O'Sullivan (a.k.a. Katwise) and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. With the help of their friends, the …

Design