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Bill Gates Names 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

It's something of a tradition. Every summer, philanthropist/Microsoft founder Bill Gates recommends five books to read during the slow summer months. …

This Four-Ingredient Topping Will Enhance the Flavor of (Almost) Anything

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.<p>Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to …

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Hiking

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Eli Roth's The House with a Clock in Its Walls ticks up the strange scares in first trailer

There's no denying that Eli Roth is a specialist in horror, but his previous films like <i>Hostel</i>, <i>Cabin Fever</i>, and <i>The Green Inferno</i> may be a little too …

America’s Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

12 Pieces of Cold Weather Gear Every Cyclist Needs

Unfortunately for superstitious cyclists, the groundhog saw his shadow earlier this month, which means we haven’t seen the last of winter. But …

5 OF THE BEST LONG DISTANCE HIKING TRAILS IN THE UK

There’s certainly no shortage of great long distance hiking trails in the UK. In fact, if we go by the typical definition of a long distance trail (a …

10 Attainable and Amazing Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene …

What Your Daily Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

From what you eat in the morning to how often you wash the sheets you sleep in.<p>Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? …

6 Can’t-Miss Hikes in Asheville, North Carolina

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the Appalachian Mountains, chances are you’ve heard of Asheville. Asheville is a large city in North Carolina that …

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider asked professors at Harvard to share the single book they think every student should read in 2018.<p>The professors include Nobel laureates, …

Harvard

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

12 Cycling Apparel Brands You Should Know

In the world of athletic equipment, cycling apparel is in a class all its own. Not only does it bear the same responsibilities as your sportswear …

How Long Does It Take to Hike Mount Monadnock?

Climbing to the top of New Hampshire's famous peak<p>Mount Monadnock, a 3,165-foot-tall mountain in southwestern New Hampshire, is among the most-hiked …

How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow” …

MIT

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York's Wild Side

<i>The following is a guest post courtesy of Erik Schlimmer, a Founding Member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route. Have a story to share? Submit</i> …

This Is Possibly the Best Outdoor Shirt Ever

I’ve been a late convert to fancy synthetic top layers in the backcountry. Yes, I know “cotton kills,” which is why I’ve always had synthetic layers …

The Gear Joe McConaughy Used for His AT Speed Record

When ultrarunner and speed hiker Joe McConaughy, trail name Stringbean, set out on the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail in mid-July, his goal was to break the trail’s unsupported fastest known time (FKT). On August 31, or 45 days, 12 hours, and 15 minutes later, he did just that, crushing the previous …

Just 26 Pure Eclipse Jokes

WARNING: Do not stare directly into these jokes.<p><b>1. How does the man in the moon cut his hair?</b><p>Eclipse it.<p><b>2. What do you call it when you fall in love on Aug. 21, 2017?</b><p>A total eclipse of the heart.<p><b>3. What do you call the moon's online content?</b><p>E-clips.<p><b>4. What does a blogger from 2010 call a full link</b> …

How to Make Camping in Scorching Hot Weather Enjoyable

Extreme weather is quickly becoming the new normal. In Phoenix last week, it was too hot for some airliners to fly. A woman hiking in Death Valley suffered third-degree burns to her bare feet.<p>Here’s what you need to know to adapt.<p>Clothing<p>The basic idea is to keep the sun and bugs off while allowing …

Camping

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Self-help

14 apps to play with Dad

<b>(AP)</b><p>Whatever Dad’s into — from sports to science — we have an app he and the kids can play together<p>Jeff Haynes • Christine Elgersma • Frannie Ucciferri • Ingrid Simone<p>June 25, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>Looking for a fun way to share time with Dad? You …

NAHBS 2017: Carl Strong shows distilled titanium and steel frames, consumer road map

“The process of purchasing a [Carl Strong] is educational… There is a certain level of ownership in it. It isn’t just a bike that I build for them. …

Customer Service

Cotic fattens up their hardtail with updated Reynolds steel SolarisMAX, updated Soul too…

Just like they had done for their Flare and Rocket full suspensions trail bikes last summer, Cotic has now given their fast carving mountain hardtail …

It's blooming spring! 22 great UK walks

Shake off the winter blues and enjoy longer, warmer days on one of these great country walks – all with pub stops – chosen by top British nature writers<p><b>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops</b><p><b>Length: 5 miles<br>Time: 2 hours<br>Start/finish: Nettlecombe (OS Explorer 117)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: The Marquis of</b> …

Hiking

Apply now to bring the Specialized Riding for Focus Cycling Program to a school near you

We all know that feel when you finish a ride. You feel better physically, your mind is clear, you’re alert and ready to tackle what comes next. It …

5 Beginner-Friendly Ultramarathons On The East Coast

Are you a marathoner looking to change things up and challenge yourself with some added miles? Perhaps you should try an ultra. No really, you should …