Joel Pratt

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11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Scientists Just Found a Compound That Kills 98% of a Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Yes!<p>Researchers have discovered a compound in an Antarctic sea sponge that's capable of killing 98 percent of the drug-resistant superbug, …

Biology

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Immune System

Visit These Bucket-List Destinations Before They Vanish

Like drafting a budget or organizing your 401(k), there are some things in life we automatically file into a “later” folder. While your accountant …

The Shot: Raindrops on Fire in Yellowstone

In my long career documenting events for Reuters and many other clients, I occasionally get to witness something that is truly amazing.<p>It happened the other night in Yellowstone National Park, a place I visit four or five times a year. I usually spend my days far away from the crowds and the …

What are the Top Books to Give a Non-Christian?

Seven book recommendations for giving to non-Christians.

Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

With daylight savings right around the corner (March 12), the promise of longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few …

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Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …

Nutrition

9 Foods That Will Fill You Up Without Filling You Out

Here’s how to quiet your growling stomach until the next meal

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Recipes

Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

The first couple of days of reasonably balmy weather, such as we have had, with a hint of a glint from the sun, naturally turns one's thought to the …

Fitness

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

National Parks

Ankle Mobility Exercises to Improve Dorsiflexion

• 774shares<br>• 175<br>• 5<br>• 21<p>Limitations in ankle dorsiflexion can cause quite a few functional and athletic limitations, leading to the desire to perform ankle …

Barber Goes Above and Beyond to Make Boy with Autism Comfortable During Haircut

When Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies’ son Mason was diagnosed with autism, they learned that ordinary activities like getting a haircut can be difficult for those coping with this disorder. Since young Mason deals with sensory overload, it's not easy for him to sit down and feel comfortable when …

UFC fighter takes on The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' and lives

In a matchup that could only be dreamed up — and then realized — on the Internet, one of the most feared characters on "Games of Thrones" went up against one of the brightest stars in UFC.<p>Yes, Gregor Clegane — aka The Mountain — from "Game of Thrones" did a little sparring with UFC featherweight …

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How did Oregon fare in its first week of recreational pot sales? These photos tell the story.

The state of Oregon just had its first week of legal recreational cannabis sales.<p>And from the looks of it, people are in fantastic …

7 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Stronger Legs

<b>When most people hear “leg day," they immediately think of heavy weights and exercise machines.</b> There's no doubt that a heavily loaded barbell or …

Workouts

14 Hollywood Couples Whose Breakups Would Devastate Us

From the editors of ELLE.com, the couples whose love we love.<p>True love is dead—or at least, in mortal peril. On the heels of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's split, another of Hollywood's most famous couples, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, confirmed today that they too are divorcing. Here, 14 …

Miranda Lambert

24 Pushups You Need to Try

How many of these awesome variations have you done before?<p>The <b>pushup</b> is best known as a chest exercise. However, this classic movement can train just every muscle in your body—if you mix it up with the variations shown in the video.<p>Some you’ll recognize, some are brand new, and some are just …

The Truth about Extreme Planking

While record-setting athletes hold planks for hours on end, a new study shows that successful core training means doing more with less<p>You probably don’t know that Tom Hoel held a plank for four hours and 28 minutes on May 22, 2015, setting a world record.<p>You probably don’t know that this is the …

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

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