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20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to survive, to …

Happiness

Challenge Yourself With This Trainer's No-Equipment Ab Workout — It's a "Tough One"

Are you up for a challenge? Personal trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is here to fire up your abs like never before. She shared an advanced bodyweight ab workout on Instagram that's "not for beginners," according to her caption. The workout features five killer moves that require zero …

Exercise

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The 12 Most Beautiful Places in Colorado

Towering, snow-capped mountains, waterfall hikes, natural hot springs tucked into valleys, golden galaxies of aspen trees in the fall—Colorado puts …

Hot Springs

Chase rainbows in Convict Lake, site of a Wild West shootout and a cozy resort

<b>Why:</b> Cathedral-like mountains ring this lake, which got its name from a bloody shootout involving prison escapees in 1871. But that’s over now. What remains is this deep, walled-in glacial lake that gives up some of the most beautiful trout you’ve ever seen, when the season kicks in on the last …

Los Angeles

Chasing Lightning: Landscape Photography Tutorial

July 2nd, 2015 – The weather was forecast to be dreadful. Warm and sweaty and with a chance of tornadoes. All geared up, I leapt at the chance to see …

Landscape Photography

Why I’m Giving Up Trail Runners for Hiking Boots

About 12 years or so ago I bumped into an older middle-aged couple on the John Muir Trail whose amazing, crazy-strong legs changed how I viewed …

The Most Jaw-Dropping Natural Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect natural swimming hole. …

50 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Actions spring from thoughts -- the right thoughts.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want to get fit, or gain a new path, or in some way take your life in a new direction.<p>To do that, sometimes all you need is a little push, a little nudge. A little …

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

8 Quick Food Swaps To Improve Your Diet - Women's Running

<i>Photo: Jon Davis</i><p><i>*Courtesy of Triathlete.com</i><p>One of the simplest changes you can make to any diet is to reduce reliance on processed, packaged foods— …

Gavin Heffernan Shows You Can Shoot the Milky Way in Light Polluted L.A. (Awesome Photos and Timelapse)

If you enjoyed the article, we'd really appreciate a shout out!<p>This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

The Pentax K-3 II: Pixel Shifting, GPS, Compass, and Star Tracking

Ricoh today announced its new Pentax K-3 II DSLR, the successor to the K-3 of 2013. The camera packs a number of new features, including pixel …

Shoot Your Own Frozen Flower Photos!

Spring is upon us. And it’s bringing a <i>ton</i> of flowers.<p>Now the only question is: whatcha gonna do with all those blooming beauties?<p>Ooh, we know! You …

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The Extreme Speed Workout

Unleash incredible speed with this workout plan<p>In any race, there comes a point when you have to shift into fifth gear. You need to pass an opponent, push through a wall, or fly to the finish line.<p>Your ability to unleash incredible speed at pivotal moments like these can transform your</b> …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Panoramic Photography

Green Smoothie With Avocado Recipe on Food52

• 1 banana, peeled and then frozen<br>• 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) mango<br>• 1/2 small or medium avocado<br>• 1 cup spinach<br>• 1 1/4 cups almond milk (soy, oat, rice, or hemp milk are also fine)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>Place all smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend till very smooth and creamy. Add a little …

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

5 rad adventures 2 hours (or less) from LA

Los Angeles is a metropolis of millions, but it’s also basecamp for multitudes of rad adventures. Here are my five favorite, go-to spots for outdoor …

Hiking

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

How To Tape Your Hands - Invictus Fitness

<b>How To Tape Your Hands</b><br>Written by Calvin Sun<br>(This article was originally published on June 2, 2009 – a good reminder for our newer athletes.)<p>Every …

CrossFit

The 5 sickest terrain parks in Utah

This might be where you’ll find some of the driest, fluffiest powder in the states, but Greatest Snow on Earth or not, some days are just made for …

Extreme Sports