Jim Leahy

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20 epic hiking spots in southern British Columbia

WHEN YOU LOOK at a map of southern BC you see a lot wrinkles. Those are mountains, and where you find mountains you find meadows, valleys, …

Living abroad – A Canadian’s guide to working, studying, volunteering or retiring in a foreign country

Two types of private health-care insurance are available to expatriates. <b>Supplemental insurance</b> provides added benefits to those covered by a …

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

Meet the Woman on the Verge of Visiting Every Nation in the World

<i>Editor's note: Cassandra De Pecol is currently on a journey around the world. If all goes to plan, she will be the "first documented woman to visit</i> …

Mac Evernote users can now quickly switch to OneNote

Microsoft wants Mac users to ditch Evernote, so it’s bringing its Evernote-to-OneNote migration tool over to Apple’s platform. This means our guide …

How to Create a Playlist of Your Favorite Podcasts

The Podcasts app on iPhone allows you to listen to all of your favorite podcasts in one simple app. There are podcasts on literally every topic imaginable, from creativity to tech and beyond. But those podcasts pile up if you aren’t an avid weekly listener. One way to make sure you don’t miss …

Podcasting

15 plants that will purify the air in your home

1/<p>1. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)<p>Boston ferns rank as one of the best plant air purifiers and they also release an abundant amount of moisture …

Plants

Best road bike tyres: what you should look for

Are the tyres on your road bike looking a bit tired? Maybe you’ve have a few flats or you’re just looking to try something new?Tyres are the cheapest …

Road Bikes

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Are you on track to actually retire?<p>Savings benchmarks based on age and income can offer a quick assessment — but you shouldn't entirely base your plan on them.<p>To pull out a few examples, JPMorgan Asset Management's 2016 Guide to Retirement reports that someone age 40 with an annual household …

Retirement

What's the best three- to four-day backpacking route in Utah?

<i>A:</i><p>A reputation for miles of salt flats—159 to be exact—might deceive any traveler from thinking much else exists in Utah besides buoyant lakes and world-class skiing. But south of Salt Lake City are a whopping five national parks (Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef) and a national …

Hiking

Why Retirement Is a Flawed Concept

steven moore FOR HBR<p>Every day there’s another article about how all of our retirements are doomed. Public pension promises in the U.S. vastly exceed their ability to pay. We now need nearly $400,000 at age 65 just to cover health care costs. And retirement itself increases your risk of depression …

A packing list and tips for the Inca Trail

It's the trip of the lifetime and you've finally booked your airfare and tour: You're going to trek the Inca Trail.<p>After the adrenaline rush from …

Couple Build 704 Sq. Ft. Cabin That ‘Fits Like a Glove’

This couple decided to build their own custom designed 704 sq. ft. cabin to simplify their lives.<p>They wanted to cut their bills, become more energy …

Tiny House Movement

Survival Skills: How To Desalinate Water in the Field

Last week, I received a call from some friends who provide survival training for a branch of the Department of Justice. They were mid-experiment, …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

31 Days to a Clutter Free Life: The Ground Rules (Day 1)

The older I get, the more STUFF I seem to accumulate, and the more desperately I long to live a life free of clutter. While I don’t think I will ever …

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

Amazing Folding Shower for Small Bathrooms

You’ve seen a lot of unusual indoor designs here on Freshome, including ones that can considerably decrease their volume for an easier storage. …

35 Items In Your Wardrobe is All You Need: 7 Steps

My interpretation of a "minimalist wardrobe" was recently challenged when my girlfriend Jenn Mapp told me about her 35 items. I have known her for years (pre toddler and infant, pre house), and have always thought of her as a "fashionista" in the best sense of the word. I rarely saw her wear the …

A beginner’s guide to one bag living

by Jessica Dang <i>rss | t | f | g+</i><p>For many aspiring minimalists, the golden grail is One Bag Living, or what I like to call ‘OBL’. It’s a lifestyle that …

Minimalism

20 Money Saving Tips For Cheaper Camping

RVing may be relatively affordable compared to other forms of travel, but that doesn't mean you can't learn the secret to frugal RVing.20 Money …

RVs

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Why the new Apple TV will kill your Xbox or Playstation

A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.<p>In an exhaustive report …

App Store

Electric Skateboards

How to Train Like a Sailor

Team Abu Dhabi sailed its way to victory on June 22 to wrap up the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race around the world—and it wasn’t by happenstance. Nor was it because of superior boat design or technical advantage. For the first time in the race’s nearly 40-year history, each of the seven teams raced a …

Abu Dhabi

Backpacking Food Ideas: Be Prepared for a Long Trip

Backpacking can be considered an art among hikers and campers. Most trekkers tend to pack almost always the same types of foods, either dehydrated or …

18 Five-Minute Decluttering Tips to Start Conquering Your Mess

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” <b>– Albert Einstein</b><p>I’ve …

6 Handy Fire Starting Tools

November 24, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 2 Comments<p>A fire can be critical to survival when you need to combat hypothermia, purify water, or signal a …

Handy