Samantha Schwarz

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16 Of The Best Tents You Can Get On Amazon

Nearly any kind of tent you could want to buy for your camping adventure, including a dome, cabin, screened, bivy, backpacking, and even a Mylar emergency tent!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on</i> …

Camping

Top 10 Best Dog Water Bottles & Water Dispensers 2018

I consider myself a seasoned dog owner. My oldest pup is nine now and we got him when he was just over three. My other two are more recent additions …

France gives 'Make our Planet Great Again' grants to US scientists

France has backed up statements that it's willing to reward America's climate researchers now that the US has backed out of the Paris global warming accord. President Emmanuel Macron handed out 13 of 18 "Make our Planet Great Again" grants worth millions of euros to US-based scientists. "You will …

Endangered species are most at risk in East Asia and the Pacific - here's why

There are about 918 endangered species in the wider East Asia and Pacific region alone<p>188 of these species are located in Indonesia<p>Madagascar is the …

How Do We Find Meaning in Life?

Human beings certainly gravitate to religion and it seems we all have an tendency to believe in some sort of karma. Your mind may <i>require</i> meaning. …

Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump's travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the …

Immigration

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

Backpacking

INFJ: Least Likely to be Who You Think They Are

INFJs are one of the hardest of all types to type. The reason for this is because of their ability to blend in with the environment they are in at …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

National Parks

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Hard Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

A new imaging study shows that intense exercise boosts two critical neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — resulting in …

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

This is the most affordable time to visit 24 of the world's most expensive destinations

TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals determined the best time to visit some of the most expensive places in the world by looking at the average weekly rate of a two-bedroom rental at different times of the year.<p>In some cases, the difference between traveling during peak season and the more affordable …

Newport Beach

There's a big problem with the way we study psychedelic drugs

Now, thanks to a few high-profile efforts, some researchers are starting to study them again. But there's a problem.<p>As anthropologist and science historian Nicolas Langlitz of the New School for Social Research in New York writes in an opinion piece for Aeon Magazine, the placebo-controlled trial, …

5 simple habits that have strengthened all of my relationships

Also, as much as I personally love habits, I know that many people associate habit-change with having to make a lot of effort.<p>But habits don't have to take a lot of time or energy to form, and they can help us with <i>any</i> aspect of our lives. I have to admit, even now, after spending years thinking …

Maple Oatmeal Pie Recipe on Food52

• 1 crust for a 9" pie<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1/2 cup sugar<br>• 2 tablespoons flour<br>• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1/4 cup pure Grade B maple syrup<br>• 3/4 cup light corn syrup<br>• 2 tablespoons butter, melted<br>• 1 cup quick-cook oats<p>Preheat oven to 350F.<br>• Place pie crust into a glass pie tin.<br>• In a large bowl, whisk together …

Pie

Psychiatry

Articles on Psychiatry<p>I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

What the Dalai Lama said when he was asked whether we should pray for Paris

<b>Following the terror attack which left more than 100 people dead on the streets of Paris last week, one of the first reactions of many people, as in</b> …