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The 10 Most Iconic Bike Trails in the World - Green Transportation

For cycling enthusiasts, there is nothing like riding on the open road and witnessing magnificent sights as you ride across the country. Fortunately, …

Cycling

Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my 3.5 years involved with the Episcopal Campus Ministry, 2.5 of which have been as the coordinator, I have seen this lived out. As a group, we do our …

Mary Magdalene

Cut Your Own Wood Slabs With a DIY Band Saw Mill

Reuse large tree branches and stumps by cutting them into smaller pieces.<p>Don't let old tree stumps and branches go to waste. You can reuse quality wood by milling it into workable sizes to build table tops and more. Hauling heavy large pieces of wood to a mill isn't always possible, but John Heisz …

A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men

You probably admire someone in your life for the love they have for Jesus. You hear it in their voice, see it in their smile, and feel it in their …

How to clean your bike in seven minutes

When you return home from a tough old slog over the hills and dales, often the last thing you want to do when you get in is clean your bike.<p>However, …

Thoroughbreds

Vanguard - Ready to retire? Don't rush your Social Security start date

For most Americans, Social Security is a big part of their retirement income<p>An estimated 91% of Americans aged 65 or older receive Social Security …

Retirement

5 Workshop Tours to Inspire Your Next Build

These workshops may be dreamy, but they're still within reach of most DIYers.<p>We're always looking for innovative ways to organize our workshops, as well as to gain a peek at what tools our favorite makers use. Check out the the following workshop tours from a few popular DIYers and woodworkers, and …

Woodworking

The Raleigh Roker Comp is the funnest bike we've ever ridden

Most of my cycling friends live in a perpetual state of want, and if you're like them, you always want a new bike, or at least think about owning a new bike, no matter how wonderful your bike may be. You might even find yourself staring at other people's bikes.<p>How many bikes can you realistically …

McMahon
Sandpaper

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

Happiness

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

Public Speaking

The #1 Predictor of Divorce — and How to Fix It

After four decades of research, the world's foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn't stay together.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying …

Use the Mortise and Tenon Woodworking Joint for Building Rock Solid Furniture

There's a reason the mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years—it can be carved using basic woodworking tools and it'll last for ages.<p>The mortise and tenon woodworking joint has been used around the world for thousands of years—for good reason. It's considered one of the …

“This Sinner, Antonin Scalia …” and Why We Are Here

A deep appreciation of Fr. Paul Scalia's remarkable homily at his father's funeral<p>His voice was soft and soothing, composed without losing warmth. …

Antonin Scalia

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Mindfulness

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Staten Island

How to Love Your Body into Weight Loss | Women's Health

That might be one reason why recent research published in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i>shows that women who think they're overweight—regardless of whether they are or not—are more likely to gain weight in the future.<p>“Every day [people criticize] their bodies and say all of these unkind words …

5 Things a Beginning Woodworker Should Know

Woodworking is a hobby that anyone can pickup. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get started.<p>All you need is a plan and a few basic tools to start woodworking. When starting out it's easy to think you need some fancy power tools before you begin building, but that's simply not true.<p>You …

Woodworking

Build a Crosscut Sled And Up Your Table Saw Game

Crosscut sleds are must-have jig for anyone with a table saw. Here's how to build them.<p>Building a few custom jigs to guide your cuts will unlock the potential of your table saw, and the most important may be the crosscut sled. A crosscut sled provides a stable platform for you to make straight, …

Woodworking

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Silicon Valley

The 7 Biggest Complaints Of Long-Married Couples

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>After 30 or 40 years of marriage, you can't blame some couples for settling into not-so-constructive patterns. You get married young, you share joy, pain, stress, and family, and gradually you might realize you fight often, rarely have sex, and feel far apart even when you're in the …

New York City

8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back

Sometimes simpler is better. That’s certainly the case with these old-fashioned pies, which have been unjustly relegated to the back of the recipe …

Ubco Utility Bike

UBCO Utility Bike is a new rugged, off-road motorcycle developed by a group of New Zealanders that were trying to create an innovative product. Well, …

Power Tools

When You're Feeling Down, Remember These 15 Tips for Peace and Happiness

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Are you feeling down, or stressed out from life in general? Are you just feeling like everything is kind of <i>blah</i>?<p>Maybe you're even beating yourself up about it. After all, your life is probably pretty good, so what do you have to feel bad about?<p>Whoa there. …

Happiness

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

How technology will transform retirement

For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives?<p>As people live …

Retirement

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles.

I don’t care who you are, there are moments in life where you just feel stuck; as though you were never moving in the first place. Those moments can …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art