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‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

16 Incredible Desert Hikes in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is just a few hours’ drive from Los Angeles, and there are plenty of reasons to make the trip. Perhaps the biggest attraction is the …

Hiking

Studying the Arctic Wildlife of Russia's Wrangel Island

High in the Russian Far East, in the Arctic Ocean, lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem. Wrangel, about the same size as Yellowstone National Park, is home to musk oxen, Arctic foxes, polar bears, and several other species of land mammals, and is …

Wildlife

Benefits Of Amazon Prime Membership: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Amazon Prime is only getting better. While Amazon recently raised the price of the much-loved service, it has also been slowly adding awesome new features to help make the increased price worth it. In fact, there are currently a ton of benefits to Amazon Prime — and you might find many of them …

Tech Trends

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

Native Americans

This man is planning to ride every one of the USA’s Backcountry Discovery Routes this year

Across the United States is a vast network of what are known as Backcountry Discovery Routes. The motorbike trails criss-cross the nation taking in spectacular landscapes from California to West Virginia, through mountains, deserts, and everything in between.<p>Now, one rider has taken it upon himself …

Hiking

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

A new program developed by a research team focuses on diet, exercise, and sleep as the keys to lowering your blood pressure without using drugs.<p>For …

Diabetes

Crudo by Olivia Laing review – a shimmering experimental novel

Can you impersonate someone who faked for a living? Who cares? Laing can blur the edges<p>A writer makes things up. In making things up, a greater truth is revealed. This is the premise of much fiction that nostalgically grasps for a certainty that feels as modern as taxidermy. “You couldn’t make it …

Books

Here are 15 privacy settings you should change from defaults, from Linkedin to cellphones to smart TVs

The Washington Post rounds up 15 privacy defaults that no one in their right mind would want to leave as-is, and provides direct links to change 'em …

Privacy

Top Best Canadian Road Trips

<b>Canada Day road trip routes</b> <i><br>It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, and as Canadians, we’re lucky to have such a wide range of travel opportunities in our own</i> …

Hiking

Hotel We Love: Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR

A rebooted motor lodge offers classic, homey Pacific Northwest style on a pop art bender.

Pop Art

Shampoo Bars Are the Travel Hack You Didn’t Know You Needed

And yes, to add icing to this already delicious packing cake, these shampoo bars are great for the environment, too.<p>In a viral video produced by <i>ATTN</i>, …

Travel

The Best Abs Workout: GQ’s Definitive Guide to Getting a Ripped Stomach

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

Insiders Swear By This Google Hack Every Time They Travel

Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating, but coordinating the logistics can be a pain if you're not prepared. Bustling airports, unfamiliar …

Google Maps

How To Make Lots Of Money During The Next Downturn

During the last downturn, I lost about 35% of my net worth. I don’t plan on doing that again.Losing 35% is not as bad as the S&P 500 losing ~60% …

Investing

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Cannabis

The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far)

The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far)

Swimming Pools

How to Plan a Weekend Getaway to Amazing Death Valley

Death Valley is one of the starkest landscapes in California, a geological wonderland of exposed rock and scarce vegetation. Travelers and …

National Parks

10 Jaw-Dropping California Hikes You Can’t Miss

Growing up in California, it’s easy to take how beautiful the state is for granted. But the longer I’ve been living away from home (11 years now, …

Hiking

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

1,200-Calorie Low-Carb Diet Meal Plan

Low-carb diets can help you lose weight, especially in the first weeks. The amount of carbohydrates you will eat depends on the plan you choose to …

Nutrition

Cave Loop and Slot Canyon Trail Moderate

If you’re hiking in New Mexico and you’re looking for a taste of adventure in spectacular, otherworldly scenery, the Cave Loop and Slot Trail in the …

Hiking

One $99 box can speed up your home internet and slash $120 off your cable bill

Want to make your cable company really angry while simultaneously making yourself really happy? One simple box can make both of those things happen. …

Wi-Fi

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: The Complete Guide

The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado has an impressive title. It boasts the highest known density of archaeological …

National Parks

Rooftop Tents and the Love-Hate Paradox

Sleeping on top of your car might seem kind of silly. But rooftop tents continue to gain popularity. In just a few short years, they went from a …

Camping

Full Body Kettlebell at Home (or Anywhere) Circuit Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>General Fitness<p>Workout Type<p>Full Body<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>3<p>Time Per Workout15-60 …

Exercise

7-Day Meal Plan for a Healthy Gut: 1,200 Calories

A healthy gut is a hot topic these days. Words like probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, microbiome, microbiota and gut bacteria are making their …

Healthy Eating

Rethink Your Survival Kit: One Expert Explains Why

The founder of Endure Survival shares the essential items he thinks you should carry with you on every wilderness outing.<b>If there’s one thing you</b> …

'The Staircase' Is Netflix's Best Drama, and Also a True-Crime Documentary

It's a slow-TV approach to true crime, and it's astoundingly engrossing.<p>Netflix shows are almost always too long, and <i>The Staricase</i>, the streaming …

TV

Eat Your Way through the Evergreen State: What to Eat in Washington

Washington state is known for its fresh coastal seafood, eastern vineyards and, of course, abundant coffee shops. But it’s also home to a diverse …

Ice Cream