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7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

Meditation

Rush Limbaugh: Left has a 'fear and hatred of Christianity'

On Monday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said the left in America has a fear and hatred of Christianity, which drives much of what is …

Rush Limbaugh

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

This man says everything you’ve ever wanted to say to an opossum

Ah, the noble opossum. Beloved by all as they roam free in our gardens and dumpsters.<p>Okay, we kid. Everyone—except perhaps the lady behind the …

Ass slap rap (Bit cheeky)

Look at what our obsession with white meat has done to chickens

Chicken is the most commonly eaten animal in this country, surpassing beef or pork. And with dietary recommendations that Americans eat less red meat, the obsession with chicken—which has lasted more than 30 years already—shows no sign of stopping.<p>Maintaining that appetite, though, is already …

Agriculture

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The Case for Strength Training and Diet for Weight Loss | Men's Health

On average, the 10,500 middle-aged men the study tracked gained just over 1 inch in waist circumference. (To put that in practical terms, 1 inch is the distance between 2 holes on your belt.) For each 20-minute increase in daily strength training, the average gain declined by a quarter-inch.<p>“I’m …

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tubes

VSSLs (say "vessel") are cylinders stashed with smaller cylinders stashed with everything you might need to survive and present yourself as …

Florida by Water: Go Canoe Camping

Follow in the paddle strokes of the Calusa Indians and other Florida explorers, settlers, and adventurers on a backcountry canoe camping adventure.<p>Florida's first "highways" were the coastal routes and inner waterways traveled by the Calusa Indians. These early Floridians hollowed out cypress logs …

Canoeing

Marijuana Is Now Officially Legal in Alaska

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7 Brutally Honest Reasons You'll Never Be Successful

It’s frustrating isn’t it?<p>You’ve set big goals for your life. Your dreams are admirable.<p>But you’re not getting anywhere.<p>What’s the problem?<p>You’re not …

Motivation

12 Weird Backpacking Tips from a Thru-Hiker

There’s a lot of things you can’t buy at REI that will help make your week long backpack or thru-hike a lot more enjoyable. Below are a few tips for …

Backpacking

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

<b>Updated April 2018</b><br>Our experts perused the market for our new review, including 14 of the best models. The <b>Arc'teryx Bora 63</b> remains our Editors' …

Backpacking

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, …

Chicago reservation apps offer access to exclusive restaurants

Tired of waiting forever to eat at a high-end restaurant? There's an app for that.<p>As diners grow more inclined to squeeze their way into restaurants that have made a name for shutting people out, companies have responded with a handful of websites and apps promising to secure their users the most …

How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

The Internet of Things is coming to a city near you.<p>That's not a tagline for the latest summer blockbuster or an ad for a swanky coffee shop chain: …

America's worst national parks

It’s always fun to come up with rankings for the “best of” travel – and within the majesty of America’s national park system, there is always a spirited competition between the likes of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and the Tetons, all of which I’ve enjoyed visiting multiple times.<p>But enough of …

It's society, not biology, that is making men more suicidal

Around thirteen men in the UK will kill themselves today, and the male suicide rate is at a 14-year high. Is it time to accept that society has become dangerously hostile to men, asks Mike Snelle<p>"'It's all in your head' has the same appeal as 'It’s all in the genes’", wrote <b>Louis Menand in the New</b> …

Depression

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

National Parks

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Scientists develop comparative search engine that helps to predict human gene function

Importantly, their method does not require that scientists have prior information about gene function, said Meyer, who is also the Mrs. George A. …

Your Secret Weapon for Bigger Muscles

Hammer every last muscle fiber with this resistance band workout

Best Hiking Boots for Men of 2018

<b>Updated March 2018</b><br>While snow is still on the ground in many of the top hiking destinations of the Northern Hemisphere, it is time to start thinking …

25 ways to save money when you travel

Travel isn’t the cheapest hobby – but be savvy and you can conserve your cash. Here are our top wallet-friendly tips on where to go and how much …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein