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10 Awesome Treks an Average Person Can Do

Hiking. Trekking. Tramping. It’s called many things depending on where you hail from. While some may think it’s necessary to live near the mountains …

Hiking

The 10 Best Car Camping Spots in America

There's no better way to ease kids into the great outdoors than with a summer camping trip.<p>No matter how avid a backpacker you were before kids, …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

The 7 Best Hiking Trails In Colorado

A spectacularly diverse terrain propels hiking to the top of favorite outdoor activities in Colorado. From alpine lakes and waterfalls to dense …

Hiking

25 Places in Colorado You’ll Want to Camp

Colorado is one state that you absolutely need to add to to your camping bucket list. Home to the Rocky Mountains, pristine alpine lakes, starry …

These 9 Hiking Trails In Idaho Are Completely Out Of This World

When someone in Idaho tells you to take a hike, don’t be offended! Hiking and backpacking are not only fantastic mood-boosters (it’s true — science …

8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Hiking

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

10 Best Spots for Trailer & Yurt Camping

AutoCamp Russian River, Guerneville, CA<p>Who said you can’t camp and enjoy the California wine country at the same time? Autocamp (<i>Airstream from</i> …

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Cite this Article

The giant sequoias are less than 300 miles north of LA.<p>(Photo: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images )<p>The area in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains became Sequoia National Park in 1890, the result of conservationists who fought against loggers and ranchers who cut down the sequoias in the latter …

Los Angeles

Why Aren’t My Vitamin D Supplements Raising My Vitamin D Levels?

For most of my adult life, I’ve been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. I take a vitamin D supplement every morning, yet I still never seem to have …

Wellness

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Fitness

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Self-improvement

10 gifts camping enthusiasts have probably never seen before

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Camping is by nature a reductive experience; you leave behind most of the trappings of daily life — from the flatscreen TV to the …

Have scientists discovered a natural way to boost muscle regeneration?

Painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin are often a part of an athlete’s post-exercise regimen after intense workouts. Sore muscles, aches and …

Medicine

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option as Tehnot spotted. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription.<p>This setting is quite buried as Apple …

Apple Music

How to tether your iPad to your phone

With just a few taps you can connect your iPad to your iPhone or Android device, turning it into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.<p>Using an iPhone<p>If you know how to select a Wi-Fi network on your iPad, you already know how to turn your iPhone into a hotspot thanks to Instant Hotspot, a feature Apple added …

Portable

How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS and third-party apps

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

EduTech: The best camera calculator apps for iPhone and iPad

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Scientists Find Evidence That Aspirin And Ibuprofen Don't Actually Help Spinal Pain

They're no better than a placebo.<p>Back pain is an ailment most of us will suffer at some point in our lives. But while we might be tempted to reach …

The Grand Adventure: The North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The last few months of meticulous preparation had led us up to this point. It was a trip of over 4 years in the making for us, as we could never find …

Hiking

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

Using A Computer In The Classroom Makes You Do Worse On Tests

If somehow you’re reading this post when you should be watching and listening to the teacher in front of you, stop now. That computer activity could be harming your exam performance, according to new research.<p>Three economists at West Point studied the effect of laptop and tablet use during an …

The Conversation Placebo

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. “Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years,” I always explain, “and then be finished off by a mammoth or a microbe.” Thanks to a century of …

Health Care