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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Three worthy sound bars under $200

Buying a cheap sound bar doesn't mean that you have to get one that sucks. Here are our favorite sound bars for under $200.<p>Once upon a time you used to have to pay $400 for a good sound bar, and products that cost less were usually rubbish. Things have changed for the better in the last few years, …

Gear & Gadgets

What to See and Do in Zion National Park

Zion was Utah’s first national park, and thanks to that heritage it remains popular as ever. In fact, the first thing Aly Baltrus, Chief of …

National Parks

5 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Spoil Employees

Boost job satisfaction with long-term benefits that help employees thrive.<p><i>By Maren Elliott, COO, Swift (a POSSIBLE agency)</i><p>With the U.S. jobless rate holding steady at 5.1 percent, the lowest it has been since pre-recession March 2008, candidates can afford to be choosy. Employers that want to stay …

The Workplace

America’s Favorite Mountain Towns 2016

The country's most beloved mountain towns offer scenery out of a storybook, miles of hiking trails, and bewitching wildlife. And that's just the …

Skiing

Value Investing Ends Losing Streak, Beats Growth This Year

After eating the dust of growth stocks for a decade, the value investing strategy has come out ahead this year.<p>Some of the growth stocks that led last year’s returns either experienced altitude sickness or slowed. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shed 2% year to date after gaining 46% in 2015. Facebook …

Investing

America’s Favorite Beach Towns 2016

It's time to finalize those summer plans.<p>Boston restaurateur Brian Piccini has been coming to Provincetown, Massachusetts nearly every summer since …

Travel

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

Personal Finance

Outdoor beer gardens across America

It's no secret we love our patios and rooftops, but there's something special about grabbing a pint (or boot) in a true beer garden in the summer. While some can transport you to Germany with picnic tables and pretzel pairings, others feel like a backyard cookout with grass turf and cornhole. Plus …

Beer

Camping in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Known as much for its majestic beauty as for the fact that it’s one of the biggest protected areas in the Eastern U.S. for black bears, Great Smoky …

How I’m Fixing Your 401(k)

Last month I watched John Oliver berate the 401(k) industry. It was so good! If you haven’t seen it, you should. He spent the majority of the segment …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

San Diego

GE's Immelt Signals End To 7 Decades of Globalization

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, in a speech that may signal an end to seven decades of globalization, said his company is making a “bold pivot” …

Economic Development

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue Pacific, majestic ridges …

Hiking

Blastoff! How to See a Rocket Launch In Person This Summer

Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>How to Catch a Rocket Launch<p>It's not just for the pros: With a little planning and flexibility, anybody can go watch …

Space Exploration

How to turn your mountain bike ride into an overnight adventure | Adventure Sports Network

Want to try something new? Bikepacking combines mountain biking and backpacking for riders who want to take a multi-day pedal off the beaten path. …

Bikepacking

The 10 best beaches for families in America

For those in search of more kid-friendly locales, TripAdvisor's Family Vacation Critic just released its list of the top 10 US beaches for families.<p>The list, which was curated by their team of editors, highlights both specific beaches and more general beach areas that offer safety, cleanliness, and …

La Jolla

The Best Destinations for Mountain Bikers

Local rides are great, but once you’ve bought the gear and mastered how to use it, you might want to travel to see the big world of trail design and riding styles. Here are some of our favorite domestic getaways.<p>Sedona, Arizona<p>Used to be that Moab, Utah, had the corner on the red-rock desert riding …

Hiking

Other people were alcoholics. I just liked a drink – or so I thought

A new documentary tells the story of me and others whose lives were controlled by drinking – but who couldn’t admit the toll it was taking<p>For a long time, for me, one of the best things about the new year and Christmas was that it was a time for socially acceptable drunkenness, an occasion when …

Alcohol

Why interpersonal relations training is important for new managers

The existing body of literature on organizational leadership often focuses on transformational leadership, that is, the leader who “<i>acts in mutual</i> …

How I Started Saving a TON of Money.

I didn’t grow up with best education when it comes to money. I learned how to write a check in the 5th grade and besides that I never learned a …

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Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

How To Use An Index Fund For Retirement

The great thing about index funds is that they are “set it and forget it” investments. But does that make sense for a retirement plan?<p>Absolutely, and for a number of reasons. First, though, you should understand what an index fund really does.<p>An index fund owns a selection of investments, much like …

Investing

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Elon Musk

12 TED talks that will change the way you think about your career

But some of the most valuable advice is the stuff doesn't get repeated ad nauseam, which is why TED put together a playlist showcasing the best unconventional — and counterintuitive — career wisdom ever discussed on their stages.<p>We watched them all. Here's what we learned.

TED Talks

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

A Summer 2015 Reading List For Creative Leaders

The opening months of 2015 brought important and helpful new titles for creative leaders. Among the works providing fresh ideas have been Herminia Ibarra’s <i>Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader</i>, Google VP for People Operations Laszlo Bock’s manifesto, <i>Work Rules!</i>, Tim Leberecht’s similarly …

Red Hat