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REI has a whole suite of apps to help you navigate the great outdoors

With more than 145 retail stores and a website filled with the latest and greatest equipment, REI is the largest outdoor gear retailer in the U.S. …

Apps

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Mindfulness

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

Make Your Own Vinyl Screen Protector for Less Than a Nickel

Whether you have a screen protector because your device scratches easily or you just hate seeing your greasy fingerprints, the cost always seems a …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

An iPhone app changed my outlook on life for the better

I've never personally struggled with depression. Like most Americans, I've known people who struggle with it, including close friends and family members.<p>The World Health Organization actually predicts that by 2030, depression will affect more people in the world than any other disease. That's just …

Apps

The benefits of realising you’re just a brain

<i>Our hopes, loves and very existence are just elaborate functions of a complicated mass of grey tissue. Accepting that can be hard, but</i> …

American Philosophy

5 Signs You Need New Running Shoes

Your running kicks aren’t built to last forever. Find out when your pair needs to go or if they still have some solid mileage left in them<p>Running shoe materials and designs are getting more advanced, but they’re still man-made products with distinct lifespans.<p>“These new shoes are just like any …

The Year’s Best Fitness Tips

Enhance your workouts with cutting-edge research and insight from experts

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

The Noguchi Filing System Keeps Paper Documents Organized On Its Own

As much as many of us would love to go paperless, it's just not possible for everyone. For those of us still struggling with paper files, the Noguchi …

How to Build an Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler Instructions

Tolkien Reveals True Meaning Of Lord Of The Rings In Unearthed Recordings

(Video Link)<p>A recently unearthed audio recording from the "Hobbit Dinner", which took place in Rotterdam in 1958, finds Tolkien reading excerpts from</i> …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Productivity

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

National Parks

Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of hedged response involving the vastness of the universe and statistical probabilities that you’d expect from a diligent scientist.<p>I’ve asked this question recently of a few …