Melissa Daniels

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4 Books Sure to Inspire a Backpacking Adventure!

<i>13 Little Blue Envelopes</i>by Maureen Johnson<p>This was one of the first backpacking adventures I read. This one follows Ginny after her Aunt leaves her …

Books

The beginner’s guide to backpacking gear

Summer has arrived and with it, the inevitable urge to get out into the wilderness. One of the burning questions many weekend warriors tend to ask …

Backpacking

Raise the bar: a beginner's guide to lifting weights

Want to give yourself a boost, physically and mentally? Follow this full-body workout<p>If you want to get stronger in body and mind, this beginner’s full-body workout is a good place to start. Our bodies want to be fit and strong, fast and powerful. It is just that in our modern-day lives, in which …

Resistance Training

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

27 Nonfiction Books By Women Everyone Should Read This Year

Memoirs, essay collections and other bits of nonfiction we're very excited about in 2017.<p>New year, new books. At least, that’s what we wrote back in December, when we were just starting to add titles to our 2017 reading lists.<p>Now that we’re nine days into the new year, our to-read list has only …

Why You Should Crack an Egg Into Your Coffee Grounds

I remember watching my grandmother make us <b>egg coffee</b> when we’d visit her summertime cabin home on the orange-tinged shores of Lake Esquagama, Minnesota. She’d crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it until thoroughly blended, then mix the egg into dry coffee grounds (we were a Hills Bros. family, …

These 11 Books Will Tempt You to Stay Inside All October Long

Already done with your September reading list? Well, you're in luck, because there are plenty of new books hitting shelves in October. From love stories to memoirs, there is something entertaining for everyone. Obsessed with <b>Fixer Upper</b> stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines? Well, they have a new book …

Harry Potter

Slow-Cooker Soups

Whether you need to warm your bones on a cold winter day or sustenance to cure what ails you, soups are a go-to. We've compiled some of our tastiest …

6 Trips to Take Before You Get Married (Video)

Amazing solo vacations to take before you tie the knot.<p>The world is filled with incredible honeymoon destinations and spots for a romantic getaway, …

7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes and Swimming Holes Just Outside of Nashville

Cascading water, plunge-worthy swimming holes and wooded trails may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Nashville. But …

Trails

11 Perfect Beach Reads

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Perfect Beach Reads<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

The Most Effective Ways to Improve Body Composition<p>Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time<p>Fat loss is simple, but improving body composition – …

15 Mule Cocktail Recipes That Will Cool You Down in the Warm Weather

A Moscow Mule cocktail is simplicity at its finest. A little vodka, some lime and a lot of ginger beer is all it takes to get the perfect summer sip. But summer is all about trying new things, and that includes stepping up your cocktail game by trying new ingredients and mixtures to create a combo …

Cocktails

20 Surreal Places to Travel In America Even The Locals May Not Have Explored

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your …

21 Recipes That Prove Zucchini Is the Most Versatile Veggie on the Planet

While there are plenty of Summer squash and zucchini recipes to last you through the season, you're bound to get tired of your go-to recipes at some point. These creative uses for zucchini prove that the green veggie is the most versatile one on the planet, and there's <i>so</i> much more you can do beyond …

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

Trails

The Timeless workout program: 5 routines where old school and new school collide

james michelfelder<p>james michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45-60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timelesswas inspired by old-school bodybuilding. Benching, deadlifting, …

Exercise

5 Foil-Pack Recipes to Fire Up on Your Grill

Since the sun started setting closer to 9pm, we’ve been packing our weekends with outdoor activities. There’s just something about being outside that energizes our creativity, and we admit that we are darn lucky having both the mountains and the beach in our backyard. Whether it’s north, east, west …

Recipes

What to do with ground chicken? Make chicken parm burgers and Buffalo meatballs!

Ground chicken is lean, delicious, and great to have on hand for a quick meal. Try it in these recipes, which are sure to be a hit with your family!<p>Chicken Parmesan Burgers<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY<p>30-Minute Easy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY

This 6-Move Workout Will Give You The Sexiest Arms Ever Without Lifting A Thing

No weights, no prob.<p>The next time you slip on something sleeveless and wish you'd worked your arms at the gym, you can R-E-L-A-X and firm them up on the spot with this yoga-inspired four-minute circuit from certified fitness trainer Alex Silver-Fagan. Bonus: No dumbbells required.<p><i>Alex is wearing a</i></i> …

This App Is Basically the Google Doc of the Outdoor World—And It Makes Trip Prep Way Easier

My wife and I were a wreck the first time we took our kids camping. She was worried about bears and venomous snakes. I was worried I was going to forget the marshmallows for the s’mores. And the fuel for the stove. There’s so much pressure to get that first camping trip right, because if you forget …

13 Healthy Pizza Recipes You Will Want to Make Immediately

People love pizza, and we mean LOVE it. We get the obsession — it's bread plus cheese, after all, which is just about the most perfect marriage we can think of. If you think being healthy (or vegan or gluten-free or low-carb) means a life without pizza, we are here to prove you wrong.

Gluten-Free

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 7-day meal plan.<p>The …

Must-Do Road Trips to Make Summer 2016 Unforgettable

There’s a palpable excitement that fills the air as summer approaches. The season promises long sunny days, get-togethers fueled by barbecue and …

Is it really THAT easy? Hunky fitness guru reveals how YOU can shed weight and tone up without giving up carbs or fatty foods and doing just 15 minutes of exercise

A London-born fitness guru who boasts more than one million followers on Instagram promises that he can help people to lose weight and get trim and …

14 Healthy Recipes for Grilled Fish to Kick Off Warm Weather

It might seem like you were just grocery shopping for winter salads, but now it’s time to break out the grill for healthy warm-weather noms. This is where fish comes into play. It’s nutritious, versatile and pretty much begs to be thrown on the grill. You already have plenty of grilled skewer …

Cooking

Vacation Planner, Travel Planning, Tips & Savings

Why You Need This Healthy Green Smoothie in Your Life ASAP

Break out your blenders, ladies and gentlemen. It's officially juicing season. And those who drink their breakfast on the regular know that, for the …

Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>​<p>​<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …