Eric Rifkin

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John Muir Quotes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside And Go Hiking

John Muir Practically Invented Hiking<p>John Muir spent much of his life advocating for wilderness and writing about his outdoor adventures. We have his …

Training

Train like a professional athlete for long climbs with a heavy pack<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>6922<p>6.9K<p>SHARES<p><i>This story originally appeared in</i> …

5 North Carolina Day Hikes You Should Do

Hiking in North Carolina Rocks!<p>So often people think of the west as a hiking mecca. When really, some of the best hiking in the country is located in …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Einstein's weirdest prediction is true, and will soon radically transform our understanding of the universe

NASA<p>Have no doubt: Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, are real and undulating across the universe at incredible speed — …

18 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to North Carolina

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER the country make annual pilgrimages to the Outer Banks, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and all the cool little towns across North …

The best hiking apps

We all get cabin fever now and then, and there’s nothing quite like a hike in the woods or a camping trip to shed the desk-job blues. It’s time to …

Apps

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover from all the lightsaber fights, superhero flights of fancy, Western revivals and "bear …

How to Chisel the Sexiest Muscle on the Male Physique

A shredded serratus—the muscle group that runs from your pec to your shoulder blade—screams fit. Here are the 6 best exercises to define it<p>The serratus anterior muscle may be the sexiest muscle on the male physique. This is the muscle group on the side of your rib cage that resembles shark gills …

Extreme Sports

The Hardest Upper-Body Circuit You Will Ever Do—and You Don’t Even Need Weights

You may not need equipment, but you will need a ton of willpower and stamina<p>Thirty minutes. That’s all I’m asking for. If you can give me that, you’re going to get the best upper-body workout of your life.<p>But here’s the deal: You can’t just go through the motions. Or start strong, and then taper …

Workouts

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Workouts

Hiking up Mount Fuji

This is the most classic adventure you can have in Japan. Here's how best to climb this elusive peak and snaffle the most precious views<p>Fuji is …

Japan

Build The James Bond Body

James Bond epitomizes “cool.”<p>He’s the consummate gentleman. He’s calm under pressure. (That’s an understatement, by the way.) And he’s one a good-looking dude.<p>But let’s a take a second to breakdown the “James Bond” physique:<p>Does he have massive biceps? No.<p>Does he bench 300lbs? Hell no.<p>Yet does he …

Exercise

The Urban Nine-to-Fiver’s Guide to Finding Nature - REI Co-op Journal

Most of us have just a few precious weeks of vacation each year to devote to playing in the wilderness. Rather than spend 50 weeks annually feeling …

How To Climb Mt. Whitney

As the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney stands at 14,505 feet tall. Easy accessibility makes it a prime destination for …

Hiking

12 mountains everybody should climb

Whether you're a first-time climber or searching for your next high-altitude challenge, don't overlook these 'classic' peaks...<p>1. Toubkal,</b> …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The ‘Agility-Cardio’ Workout That Torches Fat Fast

Use this cutting-edge interval routine to build a better a body<p>Lots of fit guys <i>look</i> like athletes. But too many runners and gym rats spend their time training in just one direction. So they don’t actually <i>move</i> like athletes.<p>This agility-cardio circuit will help you change that. It’s a lung-busting …

Exercise

11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

Exercise

How to Look Good Naked

18<p>SHARES<p>No one's actually a <i>fan</i> of shedding their clothes in front of someone else. As if sex wasn't stressful enough, your first time (or multiple …

Photos of dogs on camping trips will make you want to go hiking

Goes to show the even dogs can feel some #wanderlust too! Over on Instagram, one account is quickly becoming famous for showing photos of dogs that …

4 Quick Tests That Only Truly Fit Men Can Pass

Most guys think they push themselves in the gym. These tests will show you where your limit really is and help you exceed it<p>There are fitness challenges—and then there are mental crucibles from Gym Jones.<p>The following 4 tests have been known to make men sweat waterfalls, collapse from exhaustion, …

Exercise

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

10 Exercises That Burn the Most Calories

A lot of people will tell you to “just exercise” if you’re trying to lose weight. However, the type of exercise you choose has a huge impact on how …

Hoverboard creators partner with NASA to develop tractor beam

Arx Pax has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA to help create a tractor beam.<p>You may remember hearing about Arx Pax when they decided to …