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The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

Do Exercises Aimed at Increasing Neuroplasticity Work?

<i>Do exercises aimed at increasing neuroplasticity work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Neuroscientist, author of MindSET Your Manners, on Quora:</b><p>For a long time scientists …

2 Numbers That Will Make You a Better Rower

Would you ever just walk up to a barbell and attempt to lift it without knowing how much weight was on it? Would you just start swinging a kettlebell …

How to Buy Hiking and Backpacking Boots: Secrets from a Footwear Manager

How to Buy Hiking and Backpacking Boots: Secrets from a Footwear Manager<p>Updated on November 12, 2015<p>Though the secrets of the footwear industry …

How to Choose the Perfect Hiking Boot | Shopswell

This is a list of some of the best selling hiking boots in the market. There is a range of styles and so I’m including helpful videos to make it …

Backpacking

Cheap Places to Travel Around The World on just $10 a day!

Did you know it’s possible to <b>travel on as little as $10 a day</b> in some parts of the world? Well, if you get creative with your travel destinations, it …

Learn How to Do Bruce Lee's Dragon Flag Advanced Core Exercise

One of the most advanced core exercises you can do is credited to the martial arts master, Bruce Lee. Called the dragon flag, this extremely …

Going to work on an egg can cut stroke risk

Eating an egg for breakfast could cut the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a new study.<p>Scientists looked at research conducted over more than 30 years and involving nearly 300,000 participants and found that consuming one egg a day reduced the risk of a stroke by 12 per cent.<p>The study also …

Eggs

5 Essential Nutrition Tips to Gain Energy, Feel Good, and Look Better Than Ever

You know the drill: Eat less sugar and you'll be less fat. Eat more protein and your muscles will be fuller and firmer. Eat more bean-curd salads and …

Groin and Inner Thigh Muscle Stretches

Groin and Inner Thigh Muscle Stretches<p>The adductor muscle group, more commonly referred to as the "groin" is a set of 5 muscles that bring your leg …

Pain

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

What Your Entire Daily Calorie Intake Looks Like at 8 Popular Fast Food Chains

According to the FDA, NHS and Health Canada; the average adult should consume approximately 2000 – 2500 calories per day. This is a general guideline …

Food

How to Accelerate the Removal of Alcohol for Better Performance, Muscle & Leanness | Poliquin Article

Drinking alcohol can be great fun, but the day after can make you consider swearing it off FOREVER. That’s why having a few EFFECTIVE strategies for …

This Workout from The 21-Day Bulk Will Force Your Back to Grow

Want to know what's so great about <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i>? You can slow things down a little bit and chill out. Key words: <i>A little bit</i>. <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i> is …

Introducing the toughest 400m race in the world, where competitors run up a ski jump

If somebody challenged you to run 400 metres, you’d most likely have no trouble – but what if those 400 metres were up a ski jump? Yep, us neither.<p>That's the challenge on offer at the Red Bull 400, quite possibly the toughest 400m race in existence, now in its seventh year.<p>The Red Bull 400 series …

German Volume Training: How to Pack on Muscle Mass

Adding supersets and circuits to a training program allows you to perform more reps (i.e., greater volume) to build muscle. However, one training …

Cycling Training Tips: Your Blood Lactate Level

Learning your blood lactate level is relatively easy, and can really help you hone in your training<p>Chances are you've heard cyclists say they're "training at ninety percent of max heart rate," or some similar figure. Sounds kind of impressive, doesn't it? After all, athletes like to do everything …

How Fixing Your Feet Can Improve Your Workout

When was the last time you thought about your feet? They’re likely not at the top of your priority list, but your feet are the foundation for …

The Need for Speed: Why You Should Go All-Out

Whether you’re a race regular, new to running, or an avid walker, speed training could be the ticket to easier workouts, even as you rack up mileage. …

Muscle

Three Surprising Ways To Raise Testosterone for A Better Body & Life | Poliquin Article

Did you know your testosterone level can predict how fat you’ll be and how much muscle you’ll have?<p>Or that it predicts your chance of winning a race, …

Neuroscience

Packing for a Cruise

The Disney Cruise Line BlogPacking for a cruise may seem like a daunting task, but in reality it not all that different from packing for any land …

Swimwear

Scientists Identify The Protein That Could Prevent Tumor Growth in Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is an ongoing concern for women of a variety of ages. Those that have been exposed to the Human Papillomavirus are the most …

Cancer

Consequences of Weight Cycling: An Increase in Disease Risk?

1. Anson RM, Guo Z, de Cabo R, Iyun T, Rios M, Hagepanos A, Ingram DK, Lane MA, Mattson MP. Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of …

10 Household Expenses You Can Eliminate Right Now

Paying bills is never fun, but it's even less exciting when those monthly expenses: a) keep you from enjoying the cultural events and great restaurants your city has to offer; or b) leave you eating noodles for the last few days before every payday. But you don't necessarily have to sacrifice the …

14 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers (PHOTOS)

When I was a teenager, my family went on one of those bus tours of Europe, where we saw everything--we took 15-minute photo stops in front of landmarks from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Amsterdam Central Train Station. But now looking back, I realize we really saw nothing.<p>While monuments should …

European Travel

Hanli Prinsloo: 'My favourite dive spot is the kelp forests around Cape Town'

Hanli Prinsloo, 37, is a South African freediver and ocean conservation adventurer. She also leads a freediving tour to Mozambique. After a successful career in competitive freediving, Hanli founded I AM WATER to share ocean experiences and awareness. She lives between Cape Town and California.<p>If …

10 tips for writing travel articles

1: Have a clear storyline<p>A trip is not a story in itself, it’s just a series of events. Some of these events will be interesting (you made it up …