Lucas Stalnaker

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10 Great Pleasure Hikes in the U.S.A.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others.<p>If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the …

Forestry

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

12 ways to improve your running technique

Want to run harder, faster and further without hitting the buffers? We asked legendary trail runner Ryan Sandes to hand out his top tips for taking …

Marathons

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness During High-Elevation Hikes

Congratulations! After years of hiking and climbing at lower altitudes, you’ve decided to climb that high-elevation peak or take the high-country …

Hiking

How to Save the World

As gunshots and bomb blasts ring out, reverberating around the globe (as well as Paris, I’m thinking Columbine and Utoya, Lockerbie, 9/11 and the …

Cross Training Could Help Your Running

In late 2013, I woke up one morning and it felt like a family of over-caffeinated squirrels was nesting in my hip joint. It was a badly torn labrum, …

In Praise of Bernard Lagat

Sports journalist Kenny Moore once wrote a very good profile on Bernard Lagat, the middle-distance superstar who competed for Kenya before becoming a U.S. citizen in 2004. The theme of Moore’s piece was the improbable longevity of Lagat’s running career, which the author described as “exceeding two …

How You Can Smash Any Running Wall | Runner's World

Mention “the wall” to runners, and they’ll likely envision the infamous point around mile 20 of a 26.2-miler when limbs suddenly get heavy, energy tanks, and creeping self-doubt makes crossing the finish line feel like a matter of “if,” not “when.”<p>That is not an experience exclusive to marathoners. …

How to Improve Your Stride Turnover

Your stride turnover, or stride frequency, is how many steps you take during a minute of running. For most runners, stride turnover stays the same at …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>1 of 10<p>Restate Your Goals<p>Deciding between the remote control and your running shoes? It isn’t easy to get out the door without a clear reason to run. "If you can’t answer, Why am I doing this?, you won‘t last long," says …

Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

To say that Florida has a mixed reputation is like saying my president occasionally utters unusual sentences. We have packs of tourists wandering the mega-theme parks of greater Orlando like flocks of flightless birds; locust swarms of spring breakers funnelling beers in Panama City before leaving …

Florida

How To Transform Your Life, Just By Breathing

Everything you need to know about breathwork<p>You’re probably pretty used to taking a deep breath whenever you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, so it should make intuitive sense that there's an entirepractice behind using the breath to calm our minds and ease anxiety, amongst a whole slew of …

Digestion

Reshaping the Future World Economy

The Belt and Road Initiative is intended to improve the infrastructure of overland and maritime routes to drive trade and capital flows between the …

What’s the secret to happiness? The beatitudes, this priest says

Charleston, S.C., Jan 11, 2018 / 12:27 pm (CNA).- A parish priest in South Carolina has developed a beatitude challenge that seeks to combat cultural …

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance

11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our …

Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress

For millennia it’s been understood—though not scientifically documented—that breathing deeply or simply paying attention to breathing can help …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Why I Changed My Mind About Confederate Monuments

Empty pedestals can offer the same lessons about racism and war that the statues do.<p>Six years before it would become the inspiration for bloody protests, the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, was vandalized. The 2011 incident capped off my 11-year residency in the small …

Confederate Monuments

This Course Teaches You Backcountry Navigation Basics From Home

I was taught basic orienteering and map reading by a grizzled Eagle Scout. He was the head of a little archaeology crew I was in, performing a …

Hiking

Capitalism and the Rise of Responsible Growth

IT WOULD BE HARD TO OVERSTATE how much capitalism has transformed the world. In the last couple of decades alone it has given us longer life spans, generated a global online economy, spurred countless innovations, turned China into an economic powerhouse and connected billions of people via social …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Zen

How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

We are at war with science, and now, more than ever, we need to be armed with the facts (real facts, not alternative ones). One of today’s most contentious issues centers around our impact on the climate, specifically, how carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuels is causing the climate to …

Climate Change

How to Make Electricity in a Disused Coal Mine

A coal-mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores …

All of That Pollution in Asia Turns Into Smog in the U.S.

New research has found that the United States’ reductions in air pollution have been stymied by the exponential increase of pollutants coming from …