Matthew Tam

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5 Note Taking Platforms That Could Change Your Life

Work moves impossibly fast these days.<p>You're a creative professional: You open up your browser to find a quick stat or nugget of information, and all of a sudden the juices of your brain are flowing and you're opening tabs left and right. Before you know it, said tabs become impressively small in …

The Only 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You'll Need This Summer

Sweet summertime has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than pausing that gym membership, saving a little cash and taking your workouts outside?<p>There are so many bodyweight-based exercise moves you can combine to create workout circuits that are challenging and effective anywhere and …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

One man, one G-Wagen, 215 countries!

„Otto“ and G-Class Edition 35Gunther Holtorf zeigt Otto's Interieur Gunther Holtorf showing Otto's interior1991: Otto in Guinea 1991: Otto in …

How to Choose Rainwear

Did you ever wander into an REI outerwear section and feel like you’re lost in a wilderness of nylon and polyester? Understanding some key terms and …

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

Microsoft HoloLens hands on: It’s early, but it’s already nifty

Image copyright Kif Leswing/Gigaom.I was able to try out HoloLens at Microsoft’s headquarters on Wednesday. HoloLens is a virtual reality headset …

Is it time to admit that CrossFit is too dangerous?

CrossFit. Pretty sure I’m never doing that. I don’t need what it gives. I don’t need to fork out double my monthly beer allowance to truck out to a …

CrossFit

Shipping Container Home Infused With Sustainable Features

Casa Incubo is a modern home designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos, located in Costa Rica. It was built using eight shipping containers and this …

Costa Rica

11 Powerful Life Lessons I Learned From Camping in the Woods

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>I spent a year working as a backpacking instructor and ecology educator shortly after college. In other words, I got …

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

No time? No equipment? No space? No problem. This travel-friendly, CrossFit-inspired workout will blast fat and sculpt muscle in minutes. No excuses!<p>Vacations generally present a number of fitness obstacles, and summer ones are no exception. For starters, there never seems to be enough room in your …

Workouts

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

5 Packing Tips for a Cold Weather Getaway

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be packing suitcases and driving or flying to visit family. But let's face it: packing for cold winter weather is no easy task. Here are five packing tips to maximize space when headed for cooler temps.<p>1. Invest in quality clothing<p>Functional …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …

8 Tricks To Stump Pickpockets Every Time

There are few travel scenarios worse than having your belongings taken off your back (or shoulders, or pockets, or wherever).<p>Pickpockets operate at their worst in what also happen to be some of the most-visited cities abroad -- and as an American, you're a pickpocket's walking jackpot.<p>The good …

The Key Factors That Affect Jet Lag

It would be great if there was some catch-all but perhaps the best way to beating jet lag is to know all the different elements that affect it.<p>If you truly wanted to be the master of jet lag, you'd also have to be the master of light, diet, level of activity and caffeine intake. Some of these …

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

Source: <i>©Tourismus Salzburg GmbH</i><p>The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.<p>To give …

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The Best Places to Work in 2014

In today’s job market, there are all kinds of opportunities for adventurous souls if you know where to look. That’s the point of our seventh annual Best Places to Work project. The 100 amazing companies on the 2014 list made it through a year-long vetting process overseen by our independent …

The 13 Toughest Races in the World

Patagonian Expedition Race<p>The popularity of road marathons and obstacle racing has skyrocketed over the past few years. But what happens when you take away the road, the cheerful volunteers handing out energy gels, and most of your sanity? You get some of the gnarliest races out there, where …

Assets Management

No matter your age, we've developed a balanced investment strategy to help you achieve the shape of your life—and maintain it for years to come.<p>The Payoff<p><i>Train with purpose, pack your calendar with challenging events, and something remarkable happens: Fitness ceases to be a chore and becomes part</i> …

The High-Fat Diet for Runners

In 1879, more than a century before ultra-endurance races became a thing, Arctic explorer Frederick Schwatka and 12 Inuit companions embarked on a record-setting 3,200-mile sled journey across the frozen tundra. To fuel themselves during the next 11 months, the men killed and ate reindeer, musk …

Nutrition

The Skydiving CEO Who Cheated Death

I came to Squaw Valley in August 2010 to be president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and quickly befriended mountain athlete J.T. Holmes. J.T. is predominantly known for BASE jumping, wingsuiting, and big mountain skiing, but when we skied together, I’d tell him how I really wanted to get …

Athletes, Listen Up: You Should Be Eating Fewer Carbs When Training

Endurance athletes know the benefits of carbohydrates. We feast on them before long efforts and carefully plan mid-workout gels and sports-drink swigs. Extensive research over the last fifty years continues to endorse the practice of carbohydrate loading to maximize glycogen storage—and performance.<p>…

Nutrition

Top 10 Ancient Highways

Travel to the Past Down These Countries’ Ancient Roads<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Old North Trail, North America</b> <br>The Blackfeet Indians traveled along the Old North Trail, which originally stretched nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) from Canada to Mexico, running …

Hong Kong

How Can I Stay Fit While Flying?

<i>A:</i><p>For starters, you could hire Nike to redesign your private plane for you. The athletics company joined forces with aviation design firm Teague to develop "The Athlete's Plane," a concept fit for a (theoretical) pro basketball team. It includes extra-large, fully reclining seats; compression …

5 Ways to Never Pay for Travel Again

<i>By: Jason Steele</i><p>Traveling for free doesn't have to involve couch surfing, dumpster diving, or stowing away in the wheel well of a 747. It doesn't even have to involve credit card fraud.<p>No, there's a kind of free travel where you enjoy business-class flights, luxury hotel suites, and champagne …

How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you're not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay connected to friends and family while traveling--without paying more than you have to.<p><b>UNLOCK YOUR GSM PHONE</b><p>Not all cell phones will work in every …