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The 10 Best Car Camping Spots in America

There's no better way to ease kids into the great outdoors than with a summer camping trip.<p>No matter how avid a backpacker you were before kids, …

Ever Wanted A Secret Hidden Door? This Company Makes Them

Listen, what you choose to hide behind your home's doors is absolutely your business, so if you opt to install a secret hidden door in your humble …

How to Make a Portable Bench Vise

Instead of permanently mounting my 6-in. vise to a work-bench, I attached it to scrap plywood so I can clamp it wherever I need it. Stack two pieces …

11 Great Deals Under $30 at REI’s Anniversary Sale

Quality gear doesn't have to be expensive. These are our favorite budget-friendly products on sale at REI from May 18 through May 28.<p><b>REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite ($7; 31 percent off)</b><p>An essential item for hikers and travelers alike, this synthetic towel features a waffle texture which helps it absorb …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Stay Full and Lose Weight With These 9 Protein-Packed Smoothie Ingredients

If warmer weather inspires you to trade your hot oatmeal or veggie omelet for a cold and creamy smoothie, it's important not to just throw ingredients in the blender and hope for the best. Too much fruit will spike your insulin and make you hungry soon after, so be sure to aim for 15 to 30 grams of …

Healthy Eating

Delicious Side Dishes That’ll Steal the Show at Your Next Potluck

Guaranteed to please.<p>When it comes to any potluck, the side dishes can make all the difference between a ho-hum supper and a real crowd-pleasing …

Cooking

Stressed out? These are the supplements experts recommend

Not to add another worry to your already-full plate, but chronic stress has been shown to play a significant role in the development of disease. …

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

Management

This Repair Tape Is Your New Home Repair Secret Weapon

A quick fix that lasts and lasts.<p>Look out duct tape; FiberFix Repair Wrap is the handyman’s secret weapon every homeowner deserves to know about.<p>Originally designed for the military, this tape is said to be 100 times stronger than duct tape, making it the perfect long-term solution to the kinds of …

35 Free DIY Pergola Plans & Ideas That You Can Build in Your Garden

If you have a garden in your backyard, you know you’ve imagined sitting around in your garden under the shade while chatting with your family and …

Every one of America’s 57,636 wind turbines, mapped

California's Kern County, home to the city of Bakersfield, bills itself as the “Wind Capital of the West.” But a Washington Post analysis of a massive new U.S. Geological Survey database of over 57,000 commercial wind turbines suggests that the county is being overly modest: It is, in fact, the …

Renewable Energy

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Psychology

If These Totally Real Tweets About Parenthood Don't Make You Laugh, You're Probably Not A Parent

"Sorry for what I said while I was raising children."

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Dear Stepsons, I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know

Dear Stepsons,<p>I guess it shouldn't surprise me that not everyone thinks stepparents are the best thing (I know that, sometimes, you don't either). I also confess that I've had moments when assuming I could be a good stepmom was the absolute wrong step. You're both grown and out of the house now, so …

Parenting

Testing a $35 Superzoom Phone Lens Against a $7,000 DSLR Kit

Have you seen those ridiculous ads for smartphone clip-on lenses that promise impossible results? Casey Neistat recently came across one on Facebook …

Trump signs executive order pushing work requirements for the poor

President Donald Trump is now setting his sights on overhauling the nation's safety net programs.<p>Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to promote employment for those on public assistance.<p>The president called for enforcing work requirements that are already in the law …

Income Inequality

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

How to Get Free Lumber for All of Your DIY Projects

How to Find Free Lumber<p>Tips for Finding Free Lumber<p>Updated November 21, 2016<p>Getting free lumber might seem like an impossible feat, but with a plan …

The Ideal Date Idea For Each Myers-Briggs Type

Whether you're single or in a relationship, a fresh new idea for date night still probably seems appealing. But amongst the seemingly endless ideas …

A Gentleman’s Guide to Giving Women Compliments

“You have the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen,” a man once told me after sidling up to me at a bar on a sweltering summer night in my twenties. …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel<p>This road trip encompasses several top attractions and myriad new ways to absorb all the local flavors.<p>Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes …

European Travel

18 Date Night Ideas That'll Actually Have You Making Time for Each Other

Raise your hand if your romantic relationship has lost its mojo. Eliza Morrow’s arm is up and waving. The Austin, TX, mom of Chloe, 7, and Eli, 3, …

Relationships

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Nonstop New Mexico: A Winter Flyfishing Road Trip

The case for angling and camping in the snow-covered backcountry.<p>I usually don’t drink before noon, but my fifth day of waking to freezing temps sent …

Fishing

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for …

Entrepreneurship

What You Should Gift Your Significant Other, Based on Their Myers-Briggs Type

Finding the perfect gift for your significant other is no small feat.<p>As the holidays approach, the pressure to find something that’s going to …

10 Things That Will Put Hair on Your Chest | The Art of Manliness

When I was a boy, whenever there was a food or activity that I didn’t want to partake of or participate in, my dad, like most dads in America, would …