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The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much …

World Health Organization

Most wanted travel gadgets

How many of us travellers have had the ‘It would be nice to have a <insert gadget here>’ moment? A poncho when it’s raining, an extra battery for your smartphone, the wishlist goes on. Here's a list of some gadgets that you might not have thought to pack for your next trip, but they'll be …

How to pack for your trip

Whether you’re off on a European city break or an Antarctic expedition, a well-packed bag can make or break a trip. To take a little stress out of stuffing that suitcase, we’ve selected seven handy guides from our book, How to Pack for Any Trip, to help you pack right for your trip type.<p><b>Where are</b> …

What to pack: hiking through Patagonia

Patagonian treks are all about preparing for the elements. ‘I thought it would be summer down here,’ is a phrase that’s echoed off those majestic granite spires of Torres del Paine for decades now.<p>While the months of December through February are considered Austral summer, taking that fact too …

How to Brush Paint Scale Models

How to Layer Up for the Trail

Whether you’re heading out for a simple day hike or traveling to the far side of the planet to trek an iconic trail, knowing how to dress is a …

Backpacking

My favorite backpacking cameras

Through the years I have used many cameras on the trail, and several of them I have written reviews on. I thought for fun I would include a few …

SA-Russia relations threaten to mushroom like nuclear hit

South Africans under the Zuma regime face an ever-deepening alliance with an increasingly muscular Russia, writes Jessica van Onselen

<em>Outside</em> Gives Us the Best New Gear for Under $50

The 2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer show may be long over at this point, but there are still things to be said about what we saw there. Case in point,</i> …

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

A Woman's Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook

For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s <i>Wild</i>, this is the definitive …

7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Spend Time Alone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working …

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might …

Backpacking

Pocket Spacecraft hopes to launch personalized moon missions

A Kickstarter project wants to open up lunar exploration to regular people around the world through a fleet of tiny, flat spacecraft.<p>Chances are, most of us will never have the opportunity to walk on the moon, but we might have the opportunity to send a tiny spacecraft in our stead. A Kickstarter …

Research Strategies

• <b>Author:</b> William Badke<p>Writing research papers does not have to be the painful experience many people make it out to be. It is possible to develop significant skills in order to make the writing process much easier than you think. In <i>Research Strategies</i>, author William Badke offers a clear, simple, …

Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT - Book Three

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel A. Reed<p>In 2005, the SAT implemented major revisions, including: New reading sections Analogies removed Multiple-Choice Grammar and Usage Questions Modified Reading Questions. Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies. …

Writing Tools

• <b>Author:</b> Roy Peter Clark<p><b>A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools.</b><p>Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching …

The End of Illness

• <b>Author:</b> David B. Agus<p>Can we live robustly until our last breath?<p>Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>The End of Illness</i>, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and …

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking - Concepts and Tools

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Paul & Linda Elder<p>This miniature guide, which has sold more than half a million copies, is widely used in teaching and learning, in personal and professional life. It distills the essence of critical thinking into a 24-page, pocket-sized guide. It introduces the interrelated complex …

The One Sentence You Need to Say to Everyone You Meet

Gravity exists on many levels, both physical and emotional. There is a force in the universe that literally weighs things down.<p>In order to counter …

Spirituality

A Guide To Evaluate Your Priorities & Set Goals

Setting goals isn’t something you should do because it’s a new year. Goals should be continuously created as you think of them and revised quarterly if not after changes and other impactful moments. Goals do not all have to be new crazy far off ideas. Most of them should be reflections to improve …