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10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

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22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

1. Exercise.<p>And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert during the …

Happiness

My Favorite Travel Gear

I flew over 73,000 miles last year. Untold additional miles on trains, in cars, and on boats. Fourteen countries, dozens of cities, and over 217 days on the road.<p>So I travel a lot, and I want all the pieces in my kit to work to perfection. Ideally, they sever multiple functions or are small and …

Gear & Gadgets

DIY Tunisian Crochet Glasses Case

Need a cozy spot to stow your specs? Apparently Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Knittingland did too. So, after watching a Tunisian crochet tutorial video by DROPS Design, she went ahead and gave it a try and wound up making this handsome glasses case.<p>It’s hard to express how gorgeous this is. It’s …

10 of the Most Impressive and Exhausting Hiking Routes

For many, synonymous with the word “crusade” is A few hours walking the Transition, Which is more like A Walk good. But These Stories – no more than …

Hiking

10 New Rules of Lean Eating

Our expert nutritionist shares his advice for melting fat faster—and easier—than ever

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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When travel is your paycheck

They’ve conducted studies about us backpacking hippies, or “experience seekers,” which is the current politically correct term.<p>We’re travelers who …

Living Rooms

'No control': Skydivers' pilot recounts death-defying leap from burning plane

The pilot who escaped a skydiving plane collision by ditching his burning, crippled aircraft with an emergency parachute has a memento of the ordeal — a selfie he took right after his hard landing.<p>The photo shows Matt Fandler's face covered in blood from the shards of glass that flew at him when …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Home loans become a little easier to get

Mortgage lenders are starting to accept lower credit scores and smaller down payments.<p>More people are getting home loans with lower credit scores and smaller down payments.<p>Last month, the average FICO score for a closed home loan was 732, down from 750 a year ago, shows data from mortgage tracker …

Travel Trivia: The Sistine Chapel

Consecrated to the Virgin Mary in 1483, the Vatican’s <b>Sistine Chapel</b> was created by Renaissance men: Sixtus IV and Julius II, popes who commissioned its artworks in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the artists Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, and, most famously, Michelangelo, who …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Cliff Jumping Around The World

People travel for many reasons. Some want to escape, to live life as they never would in their day-to-day existence. Others want to channel who they really are, while still others want to get back in touch with who they once were.<p>These pursuits often lend themselves to activities on vacation that …

Muyambi Muyambi and Molly Burke

Bringing bicycles to the people<p><b>THE PEDAL PUSHERS</b><p>Where most people see a bike, Muyambi Muyambi and Molly Burke see potential. Their organization, Bicycles Against Poverty, uses a microfinance model to distribute bikes in rural Uganda, turning what would be a three-hour walk into a swift spin to …

East Africa

What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

Federal Government Begins First Shutdown In 17 Years

The Federal government headed into its first partial shutdown in 17 years as Congress failed to pass any federal spending bills for fiscal 2014, which began at 12:00 A.M., Tuesday, Oct. 1. The shutdown follows days of rancorous finger-pointing and legislative ping-ponging between the …

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 3

<i>Welcome to day three of the government shutdown; Michael Jackson’s family has lost a lawsuit over his death, and people are still talking about the biker beating video</i><p>It's Thursday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."<br>Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories …

What's the Shutdown Costing Us? Plus 6 More Things You'll Want to Know Today

<i>Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.</i><p>• …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

A Florida Tourism Board Tries to Figure Out How Google Glass Will Change Travel

Florida beaches want to give visitors a hands-free way to capture their vacation.<p>The visitor and convention bureau representing the beaches of Fort …

6 Things Recent Grads Should Spend Money On

In fall 2008, 11.5 million Americans ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college. These students were moving into dorm rooms as Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. And when Bernie Madoff was arrested, they were studying for fall semester finals.<p>Five years later, many members of this group have …

Global Warming Is Very Real

On September 27th, a group of international scientists associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will gather in an old brick …

Climate Change