Darlene Proulx

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The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone

<b>N 47.51575°, W 123.52133°</b>—Amid the panoply of greenery that makes up the Hoh Rainforest, a gap in the old growth forest arises. Well, more accurately …

National Parks

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

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Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

Surf’s Up! Dog Surfing Contest in Pictures

Surfing

The Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres

First person to star as an openly gay character on prime-time TV

The Speaker: Nancy Pelosi

First woman to become Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

The Lawyer: Loretta Lynch

First black woman to become U.S. Attorney General

The Executive: Ursula Burns

First black woman to run a Fortune 500 company

The Bishop: Katharine Jefferts Schori

First woman to be elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

The General: Ann Dunwoody

First woman to rise to four-star general in the U.S. military

The Scientist: Elizabeth Blackburn

First woman to become president of the Salk Institute

The Adviser: Kellyanne Conway

First woman to run a winning presidential campaign

The Inventor: Patricia Bath

First person to invent and demonstrate laserphaco cataract surgery

The Gymnast: Gabby Douglas

First American gymnast to win solo and team all-around gold medals at one Olympics

The Entrepreneur: Michelle Phan

First woman to build a $500 million company from a web series

The Philanthropist: Melinda Gates

First woman to give away more than $40 billion

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Losing weight is tough, but keeping off the weight over time is even harder. The vast majority of people who lose weight gain it back, which is why …

The Best Low-Impact Workouts for Weight Loss

Torch calories fast with high-intensity, low-impact workouts that burn as many calories as running.

4 Simple Ways to Hit Reset on Your Diet After Labor Day

These tweaks will help you slim down all fall.<p>Summer can feel like one looong semi-vacation—and it's easy to fall into the trap of the "anything …

The secret to cooking with your favorite summer produce: Keep it simple.

By Julia Turshen<p>When we sit down to eat this time of year, we should toast farmers rather than cooks. They’ve done the heavy lifting, and their produce, in all its ripe glory, allows us home cooks to do so little and get so much in return. Since I prefer dishes that require minimal effort, summer …

Recipes

The Colorful History of Rosé

<i>Perhaps one of the most misunderstood wines, rosé has struggled to achieve a respected place on the table. In her first book, Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé, author and sommelier Victoria James writes about the history, regions, and producers known for the style. Below is an expanded excerpt on</i> …

22 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

In the United States, the site of a yellow bus bouncing down the road is practically synonymous with school.<p>But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger …

Asia

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

Science Explains Why Stinky Cheese Tastes So Good

I love some good stinky cheese. Stinky cheese can often carry a pungency so strong that consuming it takes on a perverse appeal. I realize this affection can be difficult to rationalize for skeptics.<p>Ask different people how they feel about certain stinky cheeses and you’ll see a wide array of …

Why La Paz Is Now South America's Coolest City

With an impressive food scene and a gorgeous new design-driven hotel, the Bolivian city has become one of South America's most exciting places to …

South America

Building a Positive Mindset One Word at a Time

Here is Falk’s positive word list (you will most likely want to include additional words): abundant, blessings, beauty, creativity, confident, …

Teaching

How to get better at the things you care about

Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether …