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20 Awesome Chants That Will Radically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Chanting is a spiritual discipline believed to improve listening skills, heightened energy and more sensitivity toward others. The practice gained popularity when an album of Gregorian chants by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Damingo in Spain became a best seller. Chants can express devotion, …

Hinduism

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

Sneak Preview: The Jade Museum's Sparkling New Home in Costa Rica

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Sneak Preview of the New Jade Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica<p>The Jade Museum has been one of the top must-see cultural institutions in San Jose, Costa Rica for years. And now, it's likely going to surge even higher on the list of things to do in that Central American nation, as the …

Costa Rica

Screaming Down a Bavarian Hillside on a Luge

It's important to balance a bus tour itinerary with both serious sightseeing and flat-out fun and exhilaration. And in Bavaria, that means a mountain luge ride (<i>Sommerrodelbahn</i>). We give a careful safety talk and, invariably, someone still drags their elbow on the side of the course and takes home …

Luge

Best Towns Tournament 2014: Results

Well, here it is. The moment you've all been waiting for. Duluth, MN, took down Provo, UT, Sunday night to earn the title of <i>Outside</i>'s Best Town 2014. We'll be following up with coverage of both towns in print and online this September, so look out for our Best Towns special—and maybe start planning …

Grand Rapids