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Video: Timelapse over the American West

Shot in Wyoming, Utah, and South Dakota, this fantastic video features some beautiful timelapse images from the American West. The landscapes are …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Yogic Breathing: The Physiology of Pranayama

<i>By Angela Wilson, MA, RYT</i><p>Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.-- Thich Nhat Hạnh, <i>Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices</i><p>Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice in the study of yoga. As one of the limbs of Patanjali's eight-limbed …

This Bicycle Desk Generates Enough Energy To Charge Your Computer While You Work

Developed by a two-man team called Pedal Power, the Big Rig is a bicycle desk that generates an electrical current as you pedal.<p>The energy generated by pedaling is enough to power your computer, charge your phone, and perform other office-related tasks. Plus, the design is stable enough that you …

Dark Chasm

Upper Body Workout: Sculpt Sexier Arms in 15 Minutes

Exercise 1 Plank-Up<p>Place your forearms on the floor, elbows under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your back flat, straighten your right arm and place your palm flat on the floor, directly under your shoulder, then repeat with your left arm so you're in a pushup position</b> …

Cheat Sheet: How to Keep Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. I shop impulsively for vegetables. I wander through the Union Square Greenmarket at lunchtime and find myself …

7 Ways to get a Jump on Your Ski Season Prep

Every year after that first run, you say you’ll be better prepared next year. Every year you put it off; except for this year. This year, you have …

Exercise

The 5 Best Lake Getaways

With sites like VRBO.com, it’s easier than ever to rent a sweet place on a spectacular body of water. These five classic lakes offer the perfect blend of isolation and comfort.<p>Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire<p>There are over 275 islands and 20 beaches to explore within spring-fed Lake Winnie’s …

National Parks

Bicycle Portraits

162 Portraits<p>Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler have published the best 162 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their two-year journey around South Africa. Divided over three books, each contains 54 stories, and also two essays each by local South …

Africa

How to Write a Travel Blog

<b>Know your audience.</b> If you’re blogging to keep your mom updated on your whereabouts, then it’s fine to include everything you ate and when you last showered, but if you’re trying to appeal to a broader audience, you’re going to have to focus on more interesting experiences. Show them something they …

Writing

Vertical Reflections

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're …

Yoga May Boost Arousal

“High blood pressure and high blood sugar, both symptoms of metabolic syndrome, can interfere with circulation, which means that blood flow is compromised to <i>all</i> organs, including pelvic organs,” says Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of <i>Natural Sex</i> Boosters, who was not involved with the study. “A yoga …

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Working Out

Whether it's because of the way we're built, the way we've been raised or some other reason, we tend to fall into these exercise traps. Here's what …

Women's Health

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do …

Ohio State University