Michael Alber

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I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Sustainability

Why 'bikepacking' is becoming the latest cycling craze

Stooped over the kitchen table in his semi-detached Somerset home, Laurence McJannet traces a highlighted-yellow line on a map with his index finger; watched by a nearby Tyrannosaurus rex.<p>The map is dog-eared, its rips and wrinkles hinting at heavy use. The dinosaur is six inches tall, made of …

Base Camp Off-Road Trailer

Whether you are looking for a go-to trailer for your regular camping trips or are hoping for something you can use in an emergency situation – the …

1. They Wake Up At The Same Time

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these …

14 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business Today

It may seem easy to think of reasons not to start your business -- but here are plenty of reasons why you should.<p>Thinking about starting a business, but just aren't sure you're ready?<p>You <i>are</i> ready.<p>Here's why.<p><b>1. You do have the money.</b><p>As Growthink founder Dave Lavinsky says, being an entrepreneur is …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

January 2016

These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Are Mindfulness and Meditation the Same?

It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Traveling the World—and Raising Two Kids—in a 2003 Land Rover Defender

Photo: Graeme and Luisa Bell<p>Many of us dream about buying a Land Rover and seeing the world. Graeme and Luisa Bell, along with their two kids, Keelan, 16, and Jessica, 11, actually did it. Since 2009, the family, originally from South Africa, has driven more than 100,000 miles in their 2003 Land …