Matt Kates

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Finding Solitude In the Era of Perpetual Connection

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. …

Primer: How To Live Out Of Your Car

Let’s face it, we’ve all romanticized about life on the open road. Whether you’re an avid Kerouac reader, traveling surfer searching for the perfect …

Here Are the 4 Water Filters to Cover Most Backcountry Adventures

Backpacking solo? Traveling with a friend or two? Camping near lakes? Or hard to reach streams? There’s literally a water filtration system for all …

Camping

The Art of Living

Living is more than just a state of being. This incredible philosopher shares how to make the most of life.<p>I often share columns with quotes because there are so many powerful people with powerful things to say. In the process of exploring for great wisdom, I stumbled across a man from Africa named …

Early Warnings Of A Stock Slip

Sometimes, avalanches begin with the dislodgement of a single pebble. Equity investors are now wondering if the underpinnings of the bull market are …

How Would Your Life Look if You Lived Fearlessly?

No matter how scared we may be.<p>Fear holds us all back, both personally and professionally. As we get older we seek comfort, or status quo, and we are willing to compromise ourselves to keep it. The more comfortable we are, the more likely we are to accept things that are just not right. This …

Chest Triceps Workout!

I wanted to give you all a bit of a different workout today, because I don’t want you all to think that when you go to the gym you have to be there …

HPE Will Now Sell 'Blockchain 2.0' for Cars, Banks and Planes

Hewlett Packard Enterprise already helps big companies with cloud computing, data centers and the Internet of Things. Now, for the first time, it …

year-old self — and anyone can use his advice for success

All this month across Virgin.com we're focusing on youth, with the aim to empower young people to follow their dreams and engage with society in a positive way - plus we're hoping to learn a thing or two from them along the way.<p>This topic got me reflecting on a letter I wrote last year, to a …

Richard Branson

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

The 5-day Upper-body Pump Challenge: Build mass in your back and biceps on day 2

<b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Whether you're feeling like your upper-body strength is lacking, or you're just looking to stack on some lean …

Republican tax bill includes big break for startup employees

House Republicans may win some new fans in Silicon Valley, with a new tax proposal that would help employees of highly valued startups that have not …

The Happy Camper: Complete Guide to Winter Camping

<b>My latest book was just released:</b> <i>Complete Guide to Winter Camping</i>. It’s book number 16 for me. I’m quite thrilled about it all; even more so since …

A Van, A Forest, A Road Trip–What Could Go Wrong?

They drove into the woods in a van with suspect wiring, the night black among the trees, the passing landscape a blind country. At their last stop, …

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

10 Questions To Ask On Tinder To See If You're Compatible So You Don't Waste Your Time

When you're meeting up in person with someone you only chatted with for a little while on a dating app, the chances of you wasting your time go up …

Addicted to Failure: Three Billionaires on How to Win the Game of Life

This curated post is authored by Charles Chu, Founder, TheThe post Addicted to Failure: Three Billionaires on How to Win the Game of Life appeared …

Self-improvement

42 Best cabin getaways

When you're looking to unplug from the world and be with family and friends, a relaxing trip into nature can be just what you need.<p>Not everyone is up to the task of roughing it outdoors à la Bear Grylls, however. Some travellers want pampering via a warm and cozy lodge, others like the feel of a …

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.<p>Spending a lot of time working on imbalances and doing …

Seven Things You Need to Layer Properly

Fall is, without question, the best time of year to go backpacking. If you can squeeze in a trip before it gets too cold, you’ll be rewarded with crisp air, gorgeous views, and a lot less sweat—triple bonus. <br>You probably already know that layering is the key to staying happy when you’re in the …

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Financial Services

How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology reality

If you think technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming …

The Financial Asset Bubble Is Ending; Time To Re-Examine Your Risk Allocation

<b>Third-Quarter Review</b><p>After a brief correction during July and August, the equity markets rallied sharply in September and extended the S&P 500's rally …

The 5 Best Upper Body Exercises That You Are Not Doing!

While there are a number of great upper body exercises out there that will surely help you reach your goals, such as:<p><i>Dips, bench presses, pull-ups,</i> …

Muscle

7 Apple Cider Vinegar Facts To Know Before You Drink It

Losing weight the healthy way usually comes down to eating a healthy and balanced diet and incorporating calorie- and fat-burning workouts into your …

Weight Loss

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.<p>Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has become perhaps the most prolific purveyor of high-quality space porn in history. From its kaleidoscopic deep field shots, which contain multitudes of galaxies, to …

Bitcoin Pioneer Says New Coin to Work on Many Blockchains

Jeff Garzik, one of a handful of key developers who helped build the underlying software for bitcoin that is known as blockchain, has seen its …

Cryptocurrency

Anti-aging stem cell treatment proves successful in early human trials

The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the …

Anti-aging

Magnetic particles could lead to an entirely new form of data storage

New research has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data — one …

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …