Chris Irwin

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The Best National Parks No One Talks About

When people think of the National Park Service, they think of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. But there are 417 sites across the country …

National Parks

Why These Awesome Multi-Sport Vacations Should Be Your Next Trip

I am a big fan of active travel, which combines two of the things that are best in our lives, exercise and exploration. Because I love road cycling, I’m an especially big fan of cycling trips and I try to do one every year. I even chose a cycling trip for my wedding anniversary a few years back, in …

Hot Springs

22 Jokes That Any Grammar Nerd Would Appreciate

Today I will be as useless as the "g" in lasagna.

Comedy Central

SOG's PowerLitre multitool packs up light and tight

Washington-based knife specialist SOG has added to its extensive lineup of multitools with a lightweight and versatile implement built to handle a …

Vietnam War

The Best Workouts That Don't Require Any Equipment, According to Personal Trainers

Airports. Conferences. Deserted islands? You just never know when—and where—you might need to get in a quick sweat.<p>Here's some quick physics fun: A body at rest tends to stay at rest. That's the fitness version of Newton's First Law, and it means that humans will find literally <i>any</i> excuse to not …

Workouts

5 Things You Should Never Say to an Anxious Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was 5 years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed …

Self-help

5 Ways to Use Your Bike to Burn More Belly Fat

These riding tips can help slim down the spare tire that can seriously hurt your health<p>Belly fat is bad news. While researchers debate the real health risks of a higher body mass index (BMI) or carrying a few extra pounds, everyone agrees that carrying too much weight around your waist is largely …

Fitness

DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor

Now, there’s not a lot you can’t do.<p>With the latest release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Blackmagic Design has radically made over its editing suite to create one of the best video-editing systems at any price -- even against mainstream options like Premiere Pro CC and Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It now …

Exploring Isle Royale, the Lower 48's Least-Visited National Park

The morning sunfills our tent with light, and the warm rays have never been more welcome. Yesterday, our first full day of hiking, was a rough one. …

National Parks

Watch a Comedian Hilariously Say What Every Parent Thinks at Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort may indeed be the most magical place on earth, but it might also be the place where the most mental breakdowns happen …

Walt Disney Company

Exploring Jungle Luxury in Costa Rica and a stay at Manuel Antonio's Tulemar Resort

By Glenn Harris Jul. 28th, 2018<p>Article written by Alyssa Johnson and Glenn Harris<p>For those who have never been, Costa Rica is one of the world’s most …

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

This Trick Stopped My Kids’ Dinner Complaints

This trick only takes a few minutes, and you can try it tonight on your own picky eaters.<p>Let’s be honest: feeding kids is hard for all parents—even …

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Roth IRA

Sorry Bernie Bros But Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist

As the American left embraces a platform that continues to look more and more like a socialist’s dream, it is common for those on the right to counter with the example of Venezuela as the nightmare of socialism in reality. A common response from the left is that socialism (or democratic socialism) …

Socialism

Ready to ditch your old flash drive? Don't just erase and recycle

When it's time to donate or ditch an old flash-memory drive that stored sensitive information, deleting those files isn't enough. The safest way to wipe the slate clean is actually to encrypt it -- and that's not as hard as it sounds.<p>The computer industry’s migration from hard drives to flash …

Flash Drives

This is the greatest anti-slavery speech uttered by an American

The message of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech on the contradiction of America’s just ideals and unjust realities endures<p><i>On the Fourth of July, 1852, America celebrated its freedom, as it does every Independence Day. Frederick Douglass, America’s most famous anti-slavery activist and fugitive</i> …

Frederick Douglass

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

30+ Times People Were Caught Living In 3018 While We Still Live In 2018

There has always been a fascination with the future. It’s been the premise of movies, T.V shows and songs. In some of our imaginations the future is …

Inventions

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>NordVPN<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General …

GDPR

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

16 Of The Best Tents You Can Get On Amazon

Nearly any kind of tent you could want to buy for your camping adventure, including a dome, cabin, screened, bivy, backpacking, and even a Mylar emergency tent!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on</i> …

Camping

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

The 8 Winners of This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest Will Completely Blow You Away

After reviewing 48,000 submissions from photographers from around the globe, the photo editors at <b>Smithsonian</b> magazine narrowed its 60 photo contest finalists down to eight well-deserving winners. Contestants had the opportunity to submit their work in the following categories: Natural World, the …

How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the …

This Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Is a Meal Prep Miracle

Making a big batch of pulled chicken to have on hand for the week is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Take this sesame chicken, for …