Mike Carlson

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Canada’s Pelee Island on Lake Erie a sight to truly behold

I recently took the Jet Express from Port Clinton to Pelee Island in Ontario for dinner and a wine tasting.<p>It was my fourth excursion on the …

Wine Tasting

The 5 Best Stretches for People Who Sit All Day Long

If you have time for working out or athletic endeavors, you have to make time to stretch. In New York City, you can now visit Stretch*d, a veritable …

Text Messaging

How to Keep Your Joints Healthy

The complete guide to keeping your joints functional and pain free.<p>Put down that dumbbell and listen up: Muscles aren’t everything.<p>“It’s your joints that make the whole body tick,” says Douglas Comeau, D.O., director of the Boston University Sports Medicine Fellowship. But like any mechanical …

Pain

Your Guide to the 10 Chile Peppers Most Likely to Show Up in a Recipe

Become a pro at picking the right pepper.<p>I was recently preparing fish tacos for dinner, and the recipe called for serrano chiles, chipotle chiles in …

Cooking

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Grab 1 Kettlebell and Try This Trainer's Full-Body Strength Workout

If you've never used a kettlebell before, now's the perfect time to get started! Multi-certified trainer Vishal Kumar has created a great workout that just requires one kettlebell, and it's a full-body session, so you don't have to worry about any area being neglected.<p>"Use a moderate weight and …

Workouts

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

This Brew Train Serves Craft Beers and Scenic Views of the Colorado Wilderness

It also stops for a party in San Juan National Forest.<p>If you’re a fan of craft beer and nature, there’s a Colorado train ride that was made for you — …

The One-Ingredient Upgrade Your Caprese Salad Needs

<b>Place the tomatoes and mozzarella on a platter.</b> Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella on a platter in an alternating pattern.<p><b>Top with the basil leaves.</b> …

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need – Page 10

Accurate Miter Saw Cuts<p>Clamp this small Baltic birch table to your miter saw when you want to cut a few short pieces to an exact length. The slot in …

How to Drill Better, Cleaner Pocket Holes

Pocket hole joinery has a lot going for it. An affordable jig makes the process fool-proof, it comes together in less than a few minutes, and the …

10 Mainstream Movies With as Much Nudity as Actual Porn

NSFW, obviously.<p>Looking for a movie that's <i>almost</i> porn, but technically <i>not</i>? Here are 10 movies that will get you turned on with their almost nonstop nudity. And yet, they're still totally mainstream with great plots and talented actors. Consider it sex with a side of sophistication.

Quinoa with Parmesan, Corn, and Spinach

In a medium, lidded saucepan, combine quinoa, stock, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 15 …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Critical Thinking

Zucchini & Summer Squash Gratin with Parmesan & Fresh Thyme

All You Need Is a Stability Ball For This Killer 4-Move Ab Workout

Ab day doesn't have to be all about crunches, and in fact, it shouldn't. Targeting one area of your body won't help you achieve your desired results as much as incorporating your entire body will. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams shared her favorite ab exercises in a video on …

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

5 Streaming Sites for People Who Want More Than Netflix

When it comes to streaming video services, Netflix clearly looms large over its competitors, accounting for more than one-third of all peak-time …

How To Access Netflix's Hidden Portal To Request TV Shows & Movies

Ever wonder how you can go ahead and request your favorite TV shows or films on Netflix? Well, the answer has been unveiled, as per a …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Sonoma County

Best Over-the-Range Microwaves From Consumer Reports' Tests

Over-the-range (OTR) microwave ovens are a good choice if you have limited counter space and prefer a microwave with a finish that matches the rest …

Microwaves

Got Knee, Back or Neck Pain? Here's How Pilates Can Help

Pain can make a sunny day seem like a dark and stormy one. But Pilates can help alleviate joint pain by targeting the smaller synergist muscles as …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

5 Effective Exercises for Weight Loss and Fitness

What do you want from your workouts? If you really think about it, you probably want a workout that's short, effective, easy to follow, and fun. Or …

Using the Points Transfer Calculator to Plan Your Next Award

A couple years ago I created the “Award Maximizer” to help you search for the cost of an award ticket across several different loyalty program. The …

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an …

Exercises to Beat Your Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

Pain