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Aldous Huxley Tells Mike Wallace What Will Destroy Democracy: Overpopulation, Drugs & Insidious Technology (1958)

Overpopulation, manipulative politics, imbalances of societal power, addictive drugs, even more addictive technologies: these and other developments …

Literature

Vegetarians 'less healthy' than meat eaters - and experts claim they know why

Vegetarians are less healthy and happy than meat-eaters, according to a controversial study.<p>By and large, vegetarians are viewed as healthier. …

Mental Health

10 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a region full of fantastic trails. With over 600 miles of trails, you’ll want to make sure you have …

Hiking

Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route (XWA)

The Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route (XWA) is a 685 mile, mostly off-road bikepacking route from the Pacific Ocean to the Washington/Idaho …

Trump Says He Stopped ‘Assault’ On Saying Merry Christmas, So Here’s All The Times Obama Said Merry Christmas

Donald Trump claims that he led the charge in the fight to make it okay to say Merry Christmas again.<p>Who exactly he is fighting against is not clear, …

Donald Trump

2015 920 Disc - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle

What Do Sikhs Believe?

Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world. The Sikh religion is also one of the newest and has only been in existence for about 500 years. …

Hinduism

Trek Émonda ALR 4 review

Almost three years ago, Trek launched what it claimed to be the world’s lightest production bike, the incredible carbon Émonda SLR. The Émonda ALR is …

Selling

This couple hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with baby in tow

Ellie Quirin is now the youngest to ever thru-hike the famous trail.<p>This year, about 2,652 hikers hope to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and …

Hiking

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Meditation

Mercy by Jon Cowherd on Apple Music

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A Guide to Kings Canyon National Park

Best known for its groves of Sequoia trees, Kings Canyon National Park spans a significant portion of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. …

National Parks

The Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, by The Dalai Lama

Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties of cyclic …

Meditation

15 Quotes From the Father of Modern Zen That Will Open Your Mind

Ever heard of Hakuin Ekaku? If not, then you’re in for a major treat of wisdom today.<p>Ekaku lived in Japan in the 1700s and is considered one of the …

48 Hours in Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia, has long been on the radar of outdoors enthusiasts, and for very good reasons. McAfee Knob, one of the most stunning and most …

Hiking

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Karma

Karma and rebirth are often treated as Buddhism’s cultural baggage: a set of Indian beliefs that—either because the Buddha wasn’t thinking carefully, …

Spirituality

The 4 Main Spiritual Practices Of Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism<p>Ever since I read a book by the Dalai Lama I have been hooked on Tibetan Buddhism. I even spent a year as a Buddhist monk 2003/2004. …

Trek delights 'cross fans with free race streaming

Long-suffering American cyclocross fans got a reprieve from the world of shady online streams and VPN trickery when Trek announced Friday that it …

Road Bikes

Hiking the High Sierra Trail – An Overview

Lesser known than the famous John Muir Trail, the <b>High Sierra Trail</b> (HST) is in many ways just as historically significant as it’s longer and more …

Hiking

A Bikepacking Lesson

In early August, five friends set out to complete the Turino-Nice Rally, a 654 kilometer gravel route from Turino, Italy to Nice, France. Before …

Bikepacking

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers picturesque streets you need to explore

The post Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers picturesque streets you need to explore appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comStep …

How Zen Buddhism Helped Olympian Anthony Ervin Turn His Life Around

There’s nothing more satisfying to watch than a good sports comeback story. For fans who tuned in to the Olympics Friday night, witnessing American …

Meditation

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

National Parks

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Woodworking

Vegan Backpacking Meal Plan: 3-4 Day Minimalist Style

Last week we covered vegan backpacking tips and tricks to optimize your outdoor performance. This week I present a sample 3-4 day minimalist vegan …

Minimalism

The Right Paint Color Can Boost Your Home Value

It’s no secret that before putting a house on sale, many homeowners try to boost the value of their property by removing clutter, tidying up the …

The True Story of What Happened When A Plane Loaded with 6,000 Pounds of Pot Crashed in Yosemite