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Our Bicycles, Ourselves

We love to ride. The camaraderie of riding in a peloton, or the solo inspiration of riding and day dreaming, keeps us on our bikes for hours. We adjust our diets to get leaner. We drink fluids loaded with carbohydrates. Even the clothes we wear are designed to highlight our slim bodies, while …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

The 5 Best U.S. Road Trips

Route 66 (photo: Karlis Dambrans)If you’re a keen traveler, retired, taking a gap year or just feeling adventurous, this summer is the perfect time …

Hiking

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …

Fitness

Camping Food Ideas: Packing It In - Real Food

Let's face it: gourmet backpacking is an oxymoron. When you're bereft of running water, four-burner stove, refrigerator and Cuisinart, when …

Camping

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 …

Hiking

The 14 Best Family Summer Vacations to Take in 2017

Whether you're looking for a city getaway or an outdoor adventure, here's where to go. Bonus: Your kids will have fun, too.<p>Let's face it: Before we know it, our kids will be teens or tweens and they won’t want to travel with Mom and Dad anymore. Which is exactly why it’s important to take family …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

10 Boring Investments That Are Surprisingly Profitable

It may seem fun to invest in companies that excite you. But there are few things more exciting than seeing share prices rise, even if the companies …

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Happiness

Buzz Aldrin: 'My First Experiment on the Moon Was a Failure'

If you want to do something significant, something noble, something that perhaps has never been done before, you must be willing to fail. And don’t …

10 Awkward Party Games From The Early 1900s

Did you ever stop to wonder what people did to entertain themselves at parties with friends before stereos, TVs, and the Internet? <i>Party Fun:</i> …

How to activate Dev Mode on your Xbox One | On MSFT

Properly unveiled during Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference, Developer Mode (or Dev Mode) on Xbox One is a special mode that allows app and game …

Software

How Learning From Mistakes Can Lead to Success Infographic

<b>How Learning From Mistakes Can Lead to Success Infographic</b>Failing doesn’t always mean you’re out of the game. Sometimes you have to look at the …

Motivation
Steve Jobs

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

The Evolution Of The White House Spin Machine

America’s youngest president, Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), who succeeded William McKinley after his assassination. Roosevelt was a popular …

Theodore Roosevelt

4 Ways to Improve Your Business PowerPoint Using Film Techniques

Filmmaking probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your business PowerPoint, but the two have much more in common than …

How to Set Your Millennial Employees Up for Great Success

This generation of Millennials, they can be a little difficult, right?<p>I’ve hired them, I work with them, my children are them, so I’ve seen firsthand …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Self-improvement

Goals Are Best Achieved By Sticking To Routines

It is common knowledge that persistence and perseverance are important ingredients for success in almost any field. Whether we seek it in our careers …

Self-improvement

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …

Be More Successful: 8 Steps to Find and Leverage Your True Strengths

We all hope to improve on our weaknesses, but sometimes the best approach is to do a lot more of what you already do best.<p>Are you as successful as you would like to be? (Depending on how you define success, of course.)<p>If you're like most people, the answer is, "Probably not." Not because you're …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Habit in Just 20 Seconds a Day

Spring is just about here, and we have a hunch that some of your most promising New Year’s resolutions may have fallen by the wayside by now. (We’re just as guilty!) It happens to the best of us — forming healthy new habits can seem seriously impossible sometimes! But how about giving it another …

Self-improvement

6 easy-to-start habits that could help you build wealth

<i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or ... complaining about your boss.<p><i>Related: 10 Powerful Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire</i><p>Other habits, …

Self-improvement

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than Bank of America Corporation

Like several other major U.S. banks, <b>Bank of America</b> has battled back from the financial crisis, and is just now focusing on its dividend again. However, even after an increase in 2014, the bank pays just $0.05 per quarter, far from the $0.64 quarterly payout of 2007, and translating to a yield of …

Investing

5 tips to pay off huge student loans, from graduates who have done it

Seven out of 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had an average student loan debt of $28,950, according to the most recent numbers crunched by the Institute for college Access & Success.<p>In her second edition release of CliffsNotes Graduation Debt, author Reyna Gobel …

Personal Finance

The Giant Achievement Method [and free worksheet]

Robin Sharma walks you through a procrastination-destroying, confidence-unleashing, results-awakening methodology that will generate explosive …

Methodology