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From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

High Blood Pressure

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

14 photographs that prove Yosemite is America's greatest national park

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Rhode Island

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.<p>His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack Obama should fill the seat in an election …

Antonin Scalia

Maximalist Camping in the Western Cascades

The rain is falling relentlessly in the Western Cascades and I’m in a van careening through the hairpin turns of a mountain road. The soggy …

Camping

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

Slow Cookers

22 experiences to have in Colorado before you die

1. Hike through a golden tunnel of quaking aspen at Kenosha Pass<p>Take Highway 285 out of Denver, stop when you get to the top and witness the alchemy …

Hiking

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

Car Camping Done Right

The rice was starting to stick to the pot. I lowered the flame on the blowtorch-like burner and rummaged for something to give it a stir. It had been …

camping adventures!

i wanted to share more from our camping trip last weekend! i’ve said this before, but camping is near and dear to my heart because i grew up going …

Outdoors Gear

Logitech’s Circle is a slick, portable home-monitoring camera that captures everything

Consumer electronics and accessories maker Logitech has launched a slick new home-monitoring video camera that’s as much about snapping priceless family moments as it is about recording intruders.<p>Though you may be more familiar with Logitech for its PC peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, it is …

At Silicon Valley Bank, risky tech start-ups are lucrative business

Few banks are as close to the industries they serve as Silicon Valley Bank is to the technology world.<p>An industry mainstay since the 1980s, the bank veers far from the course of conventional financial institutions.<p>Part lender, part consultant, part cheerleader and part investor, Silicon Valley Bank …

Silicon Valley

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

The Ten Trail Running Essentials

<i>Our Cascadia week would not be complete without hearing from the trail master himself, Scott Jurek.</i> While recently sharing stories of lost trail …

Backpacking

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

French Fries

Take A Hike: 30 Most Jaw-Dropping Hiking Trails Around the Globe

Need a vacation? Experience nature and leave your everyday stress behind with an epic hiking trail. Whether you’re a skilled backpacker or an average …

Hiking

The Art Of Annoyance: How To Build Success Through Persistence

My nature is somewhere in between an introvert and extrovert. As a kid I was very shy, but I could also be a loud mouth and a leader among my friends. I guess when I was comfortable, I was an extrovert and when uncomfortable, I was an introvert. I was also very laid back, something I used to think …

Entrepreneurship

10 Secrets to Make You a Faster, Stronger, and Happier Runner

Last month, 400 runners from all over the world converged in Colorado for the start of the TransRockies Trail Run, a three- or six-day stage race over the mountains from Buena Vista to Vail. The course spans 120 miles and gains nearly 20,000 feet of vertical, much of it above 10,000 feet.<p>Since its …

Running

Trail Run Project Launches Comprehensive Interactive Trail Database

Trail Run Project is a new interactive map and information guide service with data and input seeded by runners. The above screen shot is an example …

Trail Running

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

Happiness

Your Perfect Half Marathon

Marathons

Five new running shoes that aim to go the extra mile

A day before the 30th anniversary of the L.A. Marathon is no time to change your shoes — if you are running. But a couple of days later, when the experience is fresh in your mind and your body starts healing, the planning for No. 31 should begin. This review of innovative shoes, which will appeal …

Meet GT Dave, the King of Kombucha | Inc.com

Within five minutes of meeting me, GT Dave, creator of the wildly popular fermented probiotic beverage GT's Kombucha, tells me the story of his conception:<p>Late one night, his father rolled over and made love to his mother "in the lotus position, of all positions," he says. GT's meticulously coifed …

Immune System

The Perfect Running Interval

<i>High-intensity interval sessions are key for boosting fitness. Here’s how to work them into your training.</i><p>While endurance buffs often revel in long, …

A Runner’s Strength Workout That Can Be Done Anywhere

Out of town or short on time? Squeeze in this power-building routine.<p><i>I travel quite a bit for work, and I’m able to get in my runs. But I’d love to figure out a convenient way to get in regular strength training. Do you have any ideas for runners on the road? Thank you! ~Linda</i><p>Kudos to your …

Workouts