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The 30 Most Gorgeous Roads in America

Roll through stunning miles on some of the most popular rides in the country.<p>1 of 30<p>Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina to Virginia<p>This 469-mile roller coaster from Cherokee, North Carolina to Rockfish Gap, Virginia, undulates past sweeping forested vistas as you pedal the Blue Ridge from Shenandoah …

Hiking

Marriott Confirms Date for New Program and Award Chart Launch

Mark your calendars for August 18! That’s the date Marriott’s new combined loyalty program will launch, and when you’ll finally be able to book award …

Hospitality

7 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B, also known as Original Medicare or Traditional Medicare, cover a large portion of your medical expenses after you turn …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

11 Great Deals Under $30 at REI’s Anniversary Sale

Quality gear doesn't have to be expensive. These are our favorite budget-friendly products on sale at REI from May 18 through May 28.<p><b>REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite ($7; 31 percent off)</b><p>An essential item for hikers and travelers alike, this synthetic towel features a waffle texture which helps it absorb …

10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, ranging from barren deserts and vast canyons to lush forests and …

National Parks

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Social Media

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary, and work history sections must all …

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5-Minute Cure for Procrastination

You need just 5 minutes to stop putting off your biggest, scariest goals.<p>Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Time Management

10 Amazing Winter Hikes In Colorado's Front Range

Winter is a great time to hike a trail along the Front Range in Colorado. While the mountains stay socked in with snow, it’s not unusual to have 60 …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

Equifax to offer free program to lock and unlock credit files for life

Equifax says it will allow customers to lock and unlock access to their credit files for free -- and for life -- in what is the latest mea culpa from the company amid an ongoing cybersecurity scandal.<p>The development was announced on Wednesday via a Wall Street Journal op-ed penned byinterimCEO …

Identity Theft

Hotel Review: Hotel Orto de Medici, Florence, Italy

For our three nights in Florence, Italy, we opted for a boutique non-chain hotel. I asked for suggestions, researched blogs and read many Tripadvisor …

4 vaccines you should get if you’re over 60

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Did you know that as you age, your immunity to the diseases you’ve been vaccinated …

50 Day Hikes to See the Best of America's Natural Wonders

A state-by-state guide to hikes that promise jaw-dropping vistas, stunning waterfalls, and just-challenging-enough terrain.<p><i>This story originally</i> …

7 healthiest fruits to add to your diet

Fruit can sometimes get a bad rap for being high in sugar. But these seven fruits are full of nutritional benefits, so indulge away!<p>Fruit is everyone’s favorite healthy sweet. Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and water, all add to it being the bomb. Though fruit sometimes gets a bad rap …

Nutrition

When you should hold onto your frequent flyer points and when you should use them

You’ve worked hard to earn those airline rewards points, traveling the globe, going to boring conferences, splurging on clothing, forcing your friends to Venmo you back for those three rounds of French 76s you put on your credit card back in November.<p>But think carefully before blowing your point …

Frequent-flyer Programs

How to Build the Ultimate Trail Mix

Trail mix is perhaps the ideal outdoor snack. But the packaged stuff tends to be loaded with unhealthy added ingredients like sugar, salt, and oil.<p>To keep the fuel nutrient-dense, skip the stuff wrapped in plastic and make your own instead. It’s an easy way to avoid junk calories and unnecessary …

Russia could soon control a U.S. oil company

Russia is on the verge of taking control of a US oil company.<p>In a crazy twist of international events, Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft might end up owning Citgo, a US energy company based in Houston, Texas.<p>This isn't a direct takeover. Instead, it hinges on the ability of Venezuela's …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

National Parks

Does Altitude Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack?

Last November, 54-year-old Conrad Anker had a heart attack at 20,000 feet while climbing in Nepal. He was roped to an ice wall at the time of the attack and had to rappel down to base camp before a helicopter could take him to the hospital. Speaking with <i>National Geographic</i> after the incident (he …

5 Proven Strategies for Coping With Stage Fright

Don't let the sound of your heart pounding in your ears drown out your message.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your breath speeds up, your pulse races. Your throat tightens as your palms sweat. You feel sick to your stomach, and when you speak, your hands and knees …

Public Speaking

Controversial new blood pressure guidelines aren't one-size-fits-all

<b>(CNN) —</b> New guidelines tackle a question many older adults on blood pressure medication face: How low should you go? But finding the right blood pressure might not be so straightforward.<p>The latest guidelines, released yesterday by two physicians' groups, have already drawn criticism for how high …

Medicine

The 1 yoga pose to do every single day

You don't have to be able to do a handstand or pretzel to enjoy the benefits of yoga. It is a great practice to enhance your flexibility, stretch your muscles and help you focus on your breathing. Bonus: Its meditative qualities can help you relax and unwind before or after a busy day.<p>Vow to do …