Darin Welch

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Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …

19 photos that show just how stunning US national parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …

National Parks

Keep your hands safe in the outdoors with these adventure gloves

A good pair of gloves are an often-overlooked piece of outdoor gear. Sure, when the temperature drops we wear them to help keep our hands warm, but …

Save big on this affordable camping gear for modern outdoor lovers

Spring is finally here, and now is a great time to score some deals on camping essentials in preparation for the warmer weather. Before you head into …

How to Make Perfect Rice

Making rice from scratch is so easy you're sure to stick with it.<p>Rice Basics: Method 1<p>The most common way to make rice is with 2 parts liquid to 1 …

The Autohome Air Top Tent Sets Up In Less Than 10 Seconds

Camping fact: The faster the tent gets set up, the sooner the outdoor fun can begin. And with the Autohome Air Top, a sleek Italian-made rooftop car …

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

An embarrassingly simple email trick completely changed the way I handle my inbox

I'm good at lots of things, from eating lunch at exactly noon every day, to writing article introductions that make me look cocky, to downloading productivity apps and then quickly abandoning them.<p>You see, I love organization, and timelines, and spreadsheets. So, if I read an article that tells me …

Productivity

Meet Relive, a startup that uses data to turn your outdoor activities into 3D animated videos

Relive, a Dutch startup that has been flying a little under the tech media radar until now, might just be onto something. Inspired by its founders’ experience during a cycling trip whilst on holiday in Tenerife early last year, the company turns activity data, such as that garnered from devices …

The 10 most scenic hiking trails in the world

From the epic Pacific Crest Trail to Nepal's breathtakingly-beautiful Annapurna Circuit, our local experts share the best hiking trails to pack your bags for.

The 9 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

It's your mobile home away from home, so make sure it's a good one.<p>There's nothing like a home away from home, and a great tent is a key part of a successful campout or hike into the backcountry. We've gathered a range of our favorite tents, from small and lightweight ones that are easy to carry …

Camping

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of …

If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things

Working effectively in a team takes different skills than working alone.<p>Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with …

15 Healthyish Snacks That Will Actually Fill You Up

Tasty stuff to have on-the-go or prep ahead of time.

Mount Rainier Climbing Gear List | REI Co-op Journal

Standing 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is an icon in the Pacific Northwest that attracts close to 10,000 climbers each year. Striving …

Mountaineering

7 Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes That Don't Taste Like Cardboard

There are some pretty scary facts about bakery muffins (some have more sugar than a fat slice of cake!), so we prefer to bake them ourselves. But to …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you’re just dabbling or a video wizard, you can …

Review: A smart coffee mug that maintains your ideal temperature

Some tech companies are focused on global problems like reversing climate change or providing internet access to developing areas. Others, meanwhile, …

Best Bites: Crock pot Hawaiian chicken

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>Say goodbye to bland grilled chicken and boring chicken roast. Instead, up …

Cooking

7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

All doable, all delicious.

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

Safely Use Any Bag as a Camera Bag

Camera bags are great for protecting your gear, but if you aren’t a professional photographer spending cash on a dedicated bag can be excessive. …

Cameras

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

How to Create Infographics Using PowerPoint or Keynote [Infographic]

Give your inner designer a chance to shine by creating your own infographics.<p>That's right: By using tools you likely already have, you can create …

Best of CES: Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Surround 3D Audio Experience

On the final day of CES I took a trip to Sennheiser’s booth to check out what’s new. The company showed off its Ambeo Smart Surround headphones, …

Switchmate Introduces Smaller, Faster Smart Home Light Switch Converters.

Switchmate is dramatically expanding the company’s line of incredibly simple smart devices for home automation and security developed for …

Home Automation

Breville the Barista Express? - 2 Colors

EARLY MORNING SURPRISE GARBAGE TRUCK WAKES YOU UP? Drink coffee.LATE NIGHT LAST MINUTE KUNG-FU MOVIE MARATHON? Drink coffee.TERRIBLY COOKED BREAKFAST …

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

18 New Year's Resolutions Every Married Couple Should Make Together

New year, new marriage. Well, sort of. Whether you just got hitched in 2016 or are coming up on your 10-year anniversary, it’s never too early (or too late) to start working on your relationship and building toward a healthier, happier future together. But exactly what goals should you set, and …