TJ Burr

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2 Expert Climbers Die After 1,000-Foot Fall From Yosemite’s El Capitan

Klein and Wells on El Capitan’s Heart Ledge in 2012. Photo: Jason Wells/Climbing.com<p><b>Two expert climbers attempting El Capitan in Yosemite National</b> …

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Add This Basic Thing to Your Life

Forming one new habit and sticking with it could sharpen your cerebral skills.<p>If you want to be able to think fast on stay on your toes mentally, one of the keys may be physically spending time on your feet.<p>A new review of existing research into connections between regular exercise and thinking and …

The Brain

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

The third is overwhelmingly the most popular -- and has nothing to do with money.<p>If you laid a timeline of human existence across a 100-yard football …

Everest mountaineer Charlotte Fox dies aged 61 after falling down stairs at home | Outdoor & Extreme | South China Morning Post

Everest mountaineer Charlotte Fox has died aged 61 following a fall down a staircase at her home in Telluride, Colorado.<p>Fox was a survivor of a …

Mountaineering

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, …

First-ever water symposium aims to bridge gap and bring all sides together

<i>Editor's Note: 'Our Colorado' stories help natives and newcomers navigate the challenges related to our rapidly growing state, including real estate</i> …

Two regular people explain how they became millionaires in their 30s

By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn't easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. Tips abound on how you can accumulate wealth through saving and smart investments, but unless you're putting away a <i>lot</i> of cash, a seven-figure net worth at such a young age can seem like …

How to Keep Your Taxes Down in Retirement

Unlike working people, retirees have a lot of options to determine how much they'll pay in taxes. Knowing which income buckets to pull from can mean …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Hedge Words and Inflation Words: Prune Them From Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by editor Jessi Rita Hoffman (@JRHwords).As writers, we all know wordiness is something to avoid: never say in ten words what …

4 podcasts all self-publishing writers should listen to

f you’re looking for advice on how to be an indie author, podcasts are an incredible resource. If you’re not already a podcast addict then you’re …

Infographic: The Book Reviewer’s Hierarchy of Needs

[Enter your self-published book into the Self-Published Book Awards!]In his article “Critical Thinking” in the March/April 2018 issue of <i>Writer’s</i> …

Climber who fell 500ft from mountain plans to get back out on the hills when recovered

A CLIMBER who miraculously survived a 500ft fall from a mountain says he cannot wait to get back out on the hills.<p>Scott Baxter plummeted down the …

Why China and Nepal Are Battling Over Mt. Everest

The peak of Mount Everest isn’t just the top of the world — it’s the border between Nepal and China.<p>For decades, the two countries have struggled to …

Climber had to abandon dying partner on ‘Killer Mountain’

A French mountaineer who was pulled from Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain” in a daring late-night rescue operation has described her agony at leaving her …

This Is How To Use Mindfulness To Make Better Decisions

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But …

1 Big Reason It's Dumb to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement Age

If you don't understand these two simple rules, you could be setting your spouse up for hard times.<p>It might surprise you, but entire armies of Social …

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calmness and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world …

Mindfulness

8 Things a Parent Should Never Say to Their Child

Threatening violence or the loss of love might seem like obvious no-nos, but there are more subtle phrases just as damaging.<p>In the absence of any …

Parenting

A Capitalization Cheat Sheet

Capitalization is a bewilderingly complex issue, with many rules and exceptions. This post outlines the basic, most common guidelines for …

Death on Mexico’s Orizaba

Local officials report one death and multiple rescues on the 18,619’/5675m Mexican volcano, Pico de Orizaba, last week. The conditions had been …

Climber dies, others rescued on Mexico's highest peak

Mexican officials say they've mobilized rescue efforts in recent days for at least nine climbers on Mexico's tallest mountain. Among them is a U.S. climber who died.<p>Regional civil defense coordinator Jose Luis Palma says six other climbers have been rescued and searchers are trying to get two more …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

A Beginner’s Guide to Making a Living as a Writer

There are tons of writing jobs available. You just have to know where to find them.<p>By Amy Morin<p>After I published my article about how I turned my …

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively …

Himalayan Autumn Updates

Autumn continues to be exciting in the climbing world with the 2017 Piolet d’Or awards, new routes on very remote and technical peaks plus valiant …

Ultralight, a Means to an End

In the world of backpacking the term “Ultralight” gets thrown around like a badge of honor. I’ve never had the unfortunate indignity of hauling a …

How Long $1 Million Will Last in Retirement in Every State

Anywhere between 12 and 26 years, depending on the state.<p>10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is …

South Dakota

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