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6 Inspiring Books on Self-Love You Need to Know About

There's so much noise in the world that can distract us from focusing on the infinite love we need to have for ourselves. Being the best version of …

The Fallen Woman

She shrank away,<br>down grey blighted streets,<br>where the red-bricked terraces<br>shrank back in surprise;<br>and all the signs on shops<br>looked aged and …

Mental Disorders

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

14 Essential Pieces of Backpacking Cooking Gear

All-in-one cookset<p><i>GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset, $95</i><p>With a nesting 2-liter saucepan, nonstick frying pan, detachable handle, lid with …

Camping

Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

Shopping

Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

There are lots of obvious things you need when backpacking with dogs. Maybe a dog backpack (I highly recommend THESE by Groundbird Gear), a leash …

Medicine in your backyard: How Indigenous peoples have used medicinal plants

You may not need a trip to your local pharmacy to find the medicine you need for aches, pains or trouble sleeping.<p>Medicine is all around us. For …

Snowshoeing

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Consciousness

Mountain Goats on Your Trail? They Like You, and Your Urine

A few years ago, employees at Glacier National Park in Montana noticed that mountain goats were hanging out — even sleeping — far away from cliffs, and spending much of their time near humans. Researchers who investigated this atypical behavior determined that where there were people, there were …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

The AMC Huts: How do They Actually Work?

The Huts. <b>The</b> Huts. Everyone knows and talks about <b>“The Huts.”</b> You read about them during your pre-trail research and you hear about them every time …

10 images that prove the Gore Lake Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in the US

I WANTED to backpack somewhere unreachable by car, to hike an unknown trail — and not have to drive too far from Denver. The Gore Lake Trail near …

Hiking

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

Your Emotions Are a Social Construct

Our feelings aren’t baked-in, research suggests.<p>Throughout the day, you experience a variety of emotions. Anger, when someone cuts you off on the highway; fear, should you happen across a snake on your morning run; sadness, well, most nights when watching the news. The emotions come and go …

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Backpacking

10 Utterly Unique Books That Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

Scientists assumed that patriarchy was only natural. Bonobos proved them wrong

My favorite exhibit at California’s San Diego zoo is the bonobo enclosure. Not because this is a ridiculously randy species (seriously, any age or sex will suffice). Not even because they, alongside chimpanzees, are the species most closely related to humans. But because they live in what some …

San Diego Zoo

Drones will begin delivering blood and medicine in the US

After launching in Rwanda, Zipline brings its fleet of medical drones to three US states<p>A startup that uses drones to deliver medicine and blood to remote areas of Rwanda is launching a similar program in the US. California-based Zipline will bring its drone delivery program to rural and remote …

Liberia after Ebola: 'The human suffering changed me'

Three years on, a reporter and Ebola survivor speaks to some of the Liberians who were affected by the 2014 outbreak.<p><b>Monrovia, Liberia -</b> The storm in Liberia began three years ago this summer. The word Ebola had first passed from radio to ear across the country in spring. In June, the disease was …

Disease

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Books

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

Arthritis is the price for our ancestors surviving the Ice Age, say scientists

For the 10 million Britons suffering from arthritis, it may be cold comfort to know that they might not be alive today at all, were it not for their aching limbs.<p>Researchers in the US have discovered that a gene mutation which increases the risk of arthritis evolved in the Ice Age to help protect …

Traveling family raises the roof on this brilliant off-grid bus conversion (Video)

For many of us, the idea of a whole family travelling together seems like something reserved for a precious few weeks during the year, when there's …

As Trump moves to privatize America's national parks, visitor costs may rise

America’s national parks need a staggering $11.5bn worth of overdue road and infrastructure repairs. But with the proposed National Park Service budget slashed by almost $400m, the Trump administration says it will turn to privatizing public park services to address those deferred maintenance costs.<p>…

National Parks

Student's zero-waste architecture is grown with 'mushroom sausages'

Long-time readers will know that we are mushroom fanatics. We've covered how fungi can help create healthier, drought-resistant gardens, create …

MDMA Mimics a Genetic Disorder Called 'Cocktail Party Syndrome'

Williams syndrome is often called the opposite of autism—so researchers believe MDMA could help people on the autism spectrum.<p>For introverts, New Englanders, and other taciturn types, opening up to new people, or even our oldest friends, can be a challenge. But people with a genetic disorder called …

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

How the 5,000-year-old monument aligns with the sun.<p>The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the monument opens toward the point on the …

Astronomy

The Mereological Fallacy Revisited

Understanding Of A Classic Logical Fallacy Is Needed Now More Then Ever<p><i>Authors note: I am reposting a piece I wrote some time ago discussing the</i> …

Critical Thinking

World's smallest garden is a self-watering pot made from a repurposed glass bottle

<b>BYOB, add water, insert Urban Leaf device, and enjoy growing some of your own food in a small space.</b><p>Forgive me if I'm speaking to the choir a bit …

How to Become More Self-Aware, According to Research

You probably know more than a few people who are just clueless about themselves.<p>They make the same errors over and over but never seem to notice. …

Self-awareness