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30 Reasons The Great Smoky Mountains Should Top Your Family Vacation List

There’s a reason Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited park in the nation. With 800 miles of trails, lush forests, waterfalls, and …

Hiking

5 Essential RV Hose Tips

There are probably plenty of other RV-related topics that you would rather talk about than sewer dumping. However, if you are going to take advantage …

RVs

RVers! It's time to 'sanitize' your RV Black Tanks!

If RVing is the best thing that has happened and is happening to your life right now, for sure sanitizing your trailer, especially the tanks are some …

RVs

Deals: iKlips miReader 4K

Between trying to expand the memory of your iOS devices, handle and organize your photos and videos between cameras and other devices, and keep your iPhone and/or iPad charged, you can end up with a pile of dongles and adapters if you aren’t careful. The iKlips miReader from Adam Elements can take …

The Science Behind Leptin for Weight Loss

Leptin is a polypeptide hormone that is produced by adipose (fat) cells in your body. The leptin hormone sends signals to your brain to decrease your …

Nutrition

Bug-Sprayed Clothing Really Does Keep Ticks Away

A new CDC-led study published today in the <i>Journal of Medical Entomology</i> suggests it might be a great time to invest in a new fashion trend: bug …

Disease

The best headphones

Headphones are everywhere, invading our ears in a conquering horde. And like hordes, they come in every style, color, and configuration you can …

Audiophile

These Innovative Apps Can Make Your Device the Best Personal Assistant Ever

Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if it helps you do better work, faster.<p>Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if …

Apps

The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science

Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science<p><b>This week is Dementia Action</b> …

Dementia

18 Everyday Things You Never Knew Even Had A Purpose

You probably don’t think much about the items you use every day.<p>After all, you’re using them every day—they get pretty boring after a while, and they …

Biomechanics

Reducing Fall Risk in Older Adults

While medical advances have allowed adults to live longer, there is still a high number of deaths among older adults from falls. While the elderly …

Public Health

11 Great Deals Under $30 at REI’s Anniversary Sale

Quality gear doesn't have to be expensive. These are our favorite budget-friendly products on sale at REI from May 18 through May 28.<p><b>REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite ($7; 31 percent off)</b><p>An essential item for hikers and travelers alike, this synthetic towel features a waffle texture which helps it absorb …

Backpacking

Nonfiction Book Review: The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby, Author Putnam Publishing Group $22.95 (257p) ISBN 978-0-87477-911-0

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge<p><b>Jeremy Narby, Author</b> Putnam Publishing Group $22.95 (257p) ISBN 978-0-87477-911-0<p>More By and …

Books

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

Native Americans

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is …

Note-Taking

Scientists are figuring out why fasting helps people live longer — and they say a pill may one day trigger the same benefits

Giving your gut a break now and then can deliver huge health benefits.<p>Calorie restriction, a practice adopted by people from Silicon Valley biohackers to Buddhist monks, has been found to have a long list of positive effects. Periodic fasting can help people ward off diseases like diabetes, high …

Holistic Medicine

An Overland Camper for $38K

We see a lot of trucks pass through our for sale sections, and I’d be lying if I said we didn’t browse through most of them to see what new hotness …

RVs

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Wi-Fi

Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain

The quality of communication between the parts the brain that process and make sense of vision could be vital for mental health.<p>So concluded a brain …

Mental Health

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

iPhone battery dead again? 7 surprising ways you're draining power

It's easy to blame Apple for your low iPhone battery — but before you draft that complaint to CEO Tim Cook, think about taking a second look at your settings. You may be draining your power without even realizing it.<p>So, before you panic about finding available outlets or stocking up on portable …

Batteries

Interactive Map Shows the Seizure of Over 1.5 Billion Acres of Native American Land Between 1776 and 1887

From time to time, Americans will talk about the mass killing, treaty-breaking, impoverishment, and forced removal or assimilation of Native peoples …

Native Americans

How to Travel Across America and Camp for Free

A low flame crackled over Mount Shasta. In the distance, its snow-capped peak gleamed in defiance, more than 14,000 feet above the California summer …

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream Sleeping Pad

Domestic RV Refrigerator Not Cooling: Troubleshooting Guide

Your domestic refrigerator not cooling no matter what? Check out this article for troubleshooting and repair instruction.

20 Foods That Will Clean Your Arteries Naturally And Protect You From Heart Attacks

It is a fact that heart disease is a number one killer.<p>One of the main causes for heart attack and stroke are clogged arteries which can interrupt …

Holistic Medicine

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

Winter And The Sea Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the ocean in the Winter time for a chance to win a Canon 20D DSLR Camera, a blog …

Baltic Sea