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Wise Words: Why Your Life Is Not a Journey

A YouTube user named Dumma Dan took a famous recording from British philosopher Alan Watts and matched it to footage from Terrence Malick’s …

5 spots to check out in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

1. Lonesome Pine Overlook<p>This 6.7-mile (round-trip) hike is on the more strenuous side, but you’ll be rewarded with almost complete solitude once you …

Why Olympic National Park Is One Of The Finest Examples Of ‘America’s Best Idea’

I was five. The shadows of the forest danced around me and I shuddered in fear. The darkness was unlike anything I’d felt before; deep and unforgiving. My old man threw another log on the glowing embers of the campfire. Sparks flew upward, into the black. My dad quietly sang an few notes of …

The Other Machu Picchu: Why Choquequirao Is The Real Lost City Of The Incas

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru's party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime after midnight, and by the time the sun pokes over the Andes, the fabled "Lost City of the Incas" looks less like one of the great wonders of the …

South America

'I couldn't find a way to continue living - so I cycled round the world'

Juliana Buhring is not your average 34-year-old; the author of two books, an ultra-endurance athlete, and a world-record holder, she has already accomplished more than most can dream of achieving in a lifetime.<p>But it’s not always been such an uplifting story. She has also experienced more trauma …

Eastern Europe

Use this training method to add muscle size and make your biggest gains yet

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between training for strength and training for siz<b>e</b>?<p>If you said, “strength training involves stimulating the …

Exercise

4 ways your workout should change after 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you can be as strong as <i>ever</i>. This is the message behind <i>Fitness After 40</i> ($19; amazon.com), a practical guide by orthopedic surgeon and mobility …

Exercise

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2015 | Inc.com

If you follow my column, you know I'm a huge fan of TED. Billed as the nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," TED's short presentations can teach you a lot about the current state of business and technology and where we're heading as a society. They also inspire continued …

Public Speaking

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

Relationships