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From Texas To Panama -- One Pair's Great Retirement Adventure

Two-and-a-half years ago, Peg Fairbairn and April Hess moved, together, from Texas to Panama. Here's their story, in their own words...<p>"I was a schoolteacher for 30 years," Peg begins. "For 20 of those years, I taught hormonally stressed adolescents. When I retired in 2008, I was ready for an …

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off

On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. Its imposing towers and massive gates had …

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

Water, Fire, and Costa Rica's Carbon-Zero Year So Far

Costa Rica's energy utility hasn't burned any fossil fuel this year. None. The country of nearly 4.9 million people ran on nothing but renewable …

So You Have a Table Saw—Here's What Else You Need

We love playing with power tools. But buying a tool isn't the end of the story. To get the most out of your table saw and to keep it in working shape, you'll need a few extras.<p><b>You've just bought a small bench-top</b> table saw and ripped a few boards to width with it. But that barely begins to describe …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

8 Of The Best Exercises For Your Lower Abs

<i>By Amy Marturana for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Traditional core exercises, like crunches or bicycles, are great for sculpting your upper abdominals and obliques. But they barely touch those pesky lower abs -- a trouble spot that's already quite a challenge for many of us.<p>We asked fitness expert and certified …

Workouts

Making Box Joints | Table Saw | Jig | Woodworking

Print<p>Print<p>Making box joints — among the strongest joinery methods for square corners — is quick and accurate on the table saw with an easy-to-make …

Woodworking

27 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises (No Crunches!)

Abdominal exercises to burn fat, flatten your belly, and strengthen your core.

Workouts

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Do you think there is a certain age at which maturity sets in? Could it be 20? 40? 70? In my personal experiences, I've observed that age has little or nothing to do with it. I have met young people who are mature well beyond their years, and I've known older folks who act childish, only thinking …

Self-help

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Microbiology

DIY Wood Cabinet to Stash Your Trash

Need a place to stash that unsightly garbage bin? Dawn Nicole created this one seen above using these plans from Ana White, seen below.<p>If you are handy with a table saw, or can get someone to cut the wood for you, this would be a great project to tackle if your New Year’s resolution is to level up …

Quick Trick for Jointing Boards by Hand

ImageImage: Caption: Keeping your handplane perfectly square along the edge of a board can be tough, but a simple trick makes it easy.Eventually, as …

Woodworking

A 6-Month Escape to Belize

January 30, 2018<p>Off the coast of the Central American nation Belize, it is one of the world’s great treasures. Just below the...<p>January 30, 2018<p>If …

5 Things to Do in Belize Besides Diving

January 30, 2018<p>Off the coast of the Central American nation Belize, it is one of the world’s great treasures. Just below the...<p>January 30, 2018<p>If …

Coast effective: a culinary adventure in Belize

January 30, 2018<p>Off the coast of the Central American nation Belize, it is one of the world’s great treasures. Just below the...<p>January 30, 2018<p>If …

Cave Tubing Belize | Caves Branch

Cave Tubing in Belize is an extraordinary adventure!<p>Caves tell the history of Belize, having been an intricate part of the Maya religion and …

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Belize Holidays 2012

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10 Best Belize Beach Resorts

January 28, 2018<p>We are always asked why Belize Real Estate is a fasten investment than in added countries. It is quite easy...<p>January 26, 2018<p>SMART …

United Airlines Magazines

6 Beginner Ways to Use a Woodworking Router

Any woodworker is well-acquainted with the router's myriad uses. The tool comes in handy for many projects around the house, both functional and …

Woodworking

20 Genius DIY Gifts Found on Pinterest

Instead of baking another batch of cookies, fuel your creative fire with these easy homemade gift ideas—no cooking required<p>As much as we love the …

Brass Tacks Woodworking – Kansas City

As noted in the video below, most furniture is built on an assembly line. This has some appeal if you don’t see yourself keeping it for a long time, as it’s generally not built to last. Brass Tacks woodworking, based in Kansas City, Missouri, takes a much different approach, building quality …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Decoding Creativity – It's In the Genes!

What do Beethoven and the violinist who plays in the subway for a few dollars of tips share? What’s common between Vincent Van Gogh and the …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Cancer

Get Killer Legs with a Simple Exercise

Get Killer Legs with This Ridiculously Simple Exercise<p>A squat variation for sexy stems, improved balance, and greater hip flexibility<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have.</i> …