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The Scapula: How It Can Make or Break You

<b>Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Jordan and Pippen. Cheech and Chong.</b> You could have one without the other, but things just …

What’s the Difference Between a Romanian Deadlift, American Deadlift, Stiff Legged Deadlift, and Straight Leg Deadlift?

Deadlifting oozes strength and functionality. There’s something to bending over, grabbing a hold of heavy weight, and standing up with it that makes …

Biomechanics

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

Regular Cardio Will Make You Fat

Here's what you need to know...<p>When using cardio while dieting, begin by doing the minimum necessary for fat loss, not the maximum.<br>• The most effective …

Exercise

The 8 Biggest Fitness Myths I've Ever Heard

There is no shortage of opinions on the best ways to lose weight and get into shape. Over my career I have heard some fitness myths over and over …

How to Build a Core of Steel

You’ve read a lot about how important it is to have a strong core.<p>But you’ve come across plenty of different opinions about the best way to get …

Why I don’t take pictures when I travel

The mother giraffe reached to the top of the tree, pulled off a leafy branch, and then bent down to give it to her child. We sat dead silent in the …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …

Trolltunga, Norway Is The Scariest Instagram Spot On Earth

We've seen a lot of scary spots in Norway, but this is the hands-down scariest. It's called Trolltunga, and it's the edge of a cliff. Waaay back in the ice age, glacial water froze a hunk of this mountain and caused it to break off, leaving what locals call "the troll's tongue."<p>Crazy hikers make …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Red Sea

Your lifestyle has already been designed

Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist.<p>Being a traveler is sort of like being a part of a Newtonian law: A traveler in motion stays in motion, yada yada yada. While being a tourist is sort of like intentionally plopping …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

Cute

Seven Worst Rental-Car Rip-Offs (and How to Beat Them)

Just about every segment of the travel industry is rife with rip-offs, but the folks who rent cars have risen gouging to an art form. The worst rip-offs are the extras that you often need for your trip and can't obtain through alternative sources. Other bad ones include unconscionably high prices …

Travel Industry

11 beautifully untranslatable words from other cultures

THE RELATIONSHIP between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart …

Language

Abandoned Land of Oz Theme Park Reopens for Two Days

Put on your ruby slippers, we’re off to see the Wizard. October 5 and 6, Oz-lovers of all ages can visit Beech Mountain, North Carolina to see the …

Walt Disney Company

Colorado Ski Towns Get Ready For Legal, Recreational Marijuana For The Upcoming Season

Forget the shot-skis, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado ski towns are bracing for pot-skis.<p>Ski towns including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride appear ready to bank on recreational marijuana shops for their 2014 seasons, when adults age 21 and up can …

Can Phobias Be Cured in Our Sleep?

The brain can be trained to overcome fear during sleep, new research suggests.<p><b>You may think you're doing nothing at night, but to your brain, sleep means finally having some spare time to take stock of the day's events. Freed from the distractions of recording new experiences, a deeply sleeping</b> …

10 Tips for Nervous Flyers

Fear of flying is a common affection that cripples countless travelers. Air travel is, after all, the process of tearing through the sky in a winged tube at 600 miles per hour, thousands of feet above solid ground. So to help us keep our natural human anxieties in check, we turned to Dr. Margaret …

Self-help

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Classic Zion

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Colorado Droughts, Wildfires, and Floods, Oh My!

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Clouds over Boulder. Photo: Jennifer Pitt<p>September 16–The view from my window this morning in Boulder, Colorado, is gloomy. Clouds hover over the mountains, reminding me of the storm we have weathered, and the dismal conditions here on the ground.<p>Torrential rains swept through …

Zhangjiajie National Park In China Has Awesome Twisty Roads

Zhangjiajie National Park in the northern Hunan Province of China is full of wonders.<p>First, there's dense green forest that is visually stunning and looks incredibly fun to explore.<p>Then there are the quartz-sandstone pillars -- renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountains" because they are said to have …

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