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15 GREAT PHONE APPS FOR WALKERS AND HIKERS

The fast-growing world of apps offers a host of useful aids for walkers and hikers. We do love maps. They are wonderful, tactile items. Like a …

Apps

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Excursion one-day-only train ride through the Great Smoky …

Hiking

16 travel destinations for people who want to get away from the crowds

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your list.<p>Forget the crowds and hype of places like Vegas, L.A., and Cancun, because these hidden gems are much more your style. Some actually cater to …

Hiking

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Books

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

The New Bodybuilding Workout: Gain massive upper-body muscle on day 1

Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want a body like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno? Chances are, if you’ve spent a decent amount of time in the gym, …

Exercise

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting