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This Is Everything We Want from Mountain Bike Clothing

Here’s an understatement: road cycling and mountain biking are are distinct from one another. Both involve pedaling bikes, but somehow one took a …

Mountain Biking

Why Writing Helps You Figure Out What You Believe

Where do you stand on the current political environment or the latest hot button issue? What’s your opinion on where your country is headed? What do …

How Brands Can Use Platforms to Innovate and Drive Growth

At Cannes Lions, BBH founder Sir John Hegarty noted that the festival had lost its creative North Star. “I keep hearing conversations about …

Innovation

EarthCruiser makes ultra-capable off-grid motorhomes out of Mercedes' most rugged

In the United States, EarthCruisers come built on Mitsubishi Fusos or pickup trucks. Over in the company's original stomping grounds of Australia, …

Motorhomes

How (and What) to Pack for Your First Bikepacking Trip

A few months back, I did a four-day, 500-mile, self-supported bike trip across New Mexico. The most common question people asked of me afterward: How did you carry everything?<p>On the face of it, bikepacking is the essence of simplicity: Grab your camping gear, strap it on your bike, and head off …

Bikepacking

Step by Step

<b>Adidas Outdoor Terrex Tivid 1/2 Zip Fleece ($59)</b><p>A lightweight pullover helps counter unpredictable weather. We like fleece for its low cost, breath­ability, and performance when wet.<p><b>Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15 ($120)</b><p>Vest-inspired packs fit better, bounce less, and provide easier access to your …

Backpacking

Missing hiker found safe ate berries and bees to survive

COUGAR, Wash. — An Ohio man who was missing on Mount St. Helens was found Wednesday on a flank of the peak nearly a week after he set out on a day …

Hiking

Check Out What Happens When the Wind Hits the Ceiling of this Beach Bar

Design by K-Studio | Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis Designed by architecture firm K-Studio, <i>Barbouni</i>, a beach restaurant at the Costa Navarino Resort …

Architecture

Are You Vision-Oriented or Execution-Oriented?

We all know “cats people” and “dogs people.” It’s not that one cannot be ‘OK’ with both cats and dogs, but secretly there is usually a preference …

Lego

We need to stop glorifying innovation. Here's why.

There are dangers to prioritizing innovation above all else, and it’s important to point them out.<p>We’ve trained multiple generations of people to believe that their best bet for a career is to invent something new, to create an idea, or to start their own business. Yet this can be destructive, …

Innovation

Co-housing not just for "liberals and outcasts" says Studio Weave

Co-living could help solve some of the UK's biggest social problems, from loneliness to the ageing population, according to research by London …

Housing

The End Really Is Near: Here's a Play-By-Play of the Coming Economic Collapse as Predicted by 5 Economists

Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see itSince June, 2009, the pit of one of …

Economics

Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks on any platform

Put those sticky notes back in your desk drawer. Our picks for the best to-do apps can help you manage tasks, stay on top of to-do lists, remind you of upcoming events, and even collaborate on projects with colleagues. All of our picks do a good job of covering the basics, but each approaches …

Apps

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

Jeff Bezos

Save the Town Ski Hill

Winter in the mountains, it turns out, is long and cold and dark. But before the advent of commuter jets, heated sidewalks, and timeshares, it was …

Skiing

2 Percent of the Population Embraces These 11 Mindsets. There's 1 Reason That is Holding Everyone Else Back.

Sometimes, all you have to do is take a calculated leap.<p>We've all been told before to 'get out of our comfort zone", to "not let life pass us by," and most definitely to 'follow our dreams', right (that's my personal, overused favorite)? Once upon a time, those bits of advice weren't ubiquitous of …

Self-improvement

World's Ten Most Liveable Cities, Not One American

Of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, not one of them is in these 50 states.<p>According to the Global Liveability Index, a measurement of the world’s best cities to call home, not a single U.S. city was good enough to make the cut. Canada had three cities, by comparison, including Calgary …

Top 10

"Architects have a role to play in addressing school violence" says AIA

The American Institute of Architects has revealed plans for a series of initiatives that will use "the power of design" to tackle gun violence in US …

Washington D.C.

Surfer's Monster, 80-Foot Wave Came from a Hidden, Underwater Canyon

An astonishing video that circulated on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 13) shows a surreal and stomach-dropping scene: An azure wave, streaked with vertical …

Aquatic Sports

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

New Owner of Utah Ski Resort Proposes Massive Expansion

With just three chairlifts and 140 acres of mostly moderate terrain, Nordic Valley, a 50-year-old ski resort tucked into the Wasatch Mountains near …

Skiing

Watch: What are the key features to look for when buying your next bike?

Next up: Watch: The difference between budget and premium clothing explained<p>5<p><b>Our top tips on shopping for a road bike costing between £1000 and</i> …

Road Bikes

4 reasons why you should try 'social trading' — and learn from the best

One of the most prominent developments in the financial industry in recent years is ‘social trading,’ spurred by the fintech revolution. Moving trading practices from professional brokers into the hands of individual traders created a fertile breeding ground for the invention of new trading …

Trading

This Paddle Boarder Accidentally Crashed a Humpback Whale Migration Party (Video)

The most spectacular moments are those you can’t prepare for.<p>A paddle boarder with a GoPro captured the incredible moment his board unexpectedly …

Humpback Whales

BAM Ranks the 20 Best Master of Architecture Programs in the World in 2018

Spain-based platform Best Architecture Masters (BAM) has revealed its inaugural ranking of the best postgraduate architecture programs in the world. …

Architecture

12 incredible backpacking trips around Oregon

<b>Distance:</b> 38.3 miles <b><br>Difficulty:</b> Difficult <b><br>Season:</b> Summer <b><br>Permit:</b> Wilderness permit required between May 15 and Oct. 15, free at trailheads<p>One of …

Hiking

Inside a Pedestrian-First ‘Superblock’

A short film reveals the inner workings of Barcelona’s celebrated—and controversial—street revamps.<p>Excess traffic, unmitigated pollution, a lack of green space: These problems aren’t unique to Barcelona. But the city’s answer is.<p>Superblocks—40-acre, tic-tac-toe sections of the street grid that the …

Urban Design

Raising Private Money to Build Your Real Estate Empire

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>Building a real estate business can be one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom and in this interview with Matt Faircloth, he shares with viewers how to raise private money to build a real estate empire. To watch the full video, click …

Real Estate

Top 9 Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails with Waterfalls

As the weather continues to treat us with warmer and warmer temperatures, we’ve been busy finding ways to stay cool. Enjoying the mist on Smoky …

Hiking

12 of the best essential oil diffusers for relaxing with aromatherapy

Everyone, including you, needs some time to relax and re-focus the mind, body, and soul as a good part of good mental health and peace of mind for a …

Essential Oils