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Famous U.S. Summits: Grand Teton, Wyoming - REI Co-op Journal

Rising 7,000 feet from the valley floor with no foothills in the foreground, Wyoming’s Tetons are one of America’s most dramatic mountain ranges. The …

National Parks

Thai Buddhist monk wants to clean up his country’s religious institutions

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand — Think Buddhist monk, and bodyguards and bomb threats probably don’t spring to mind. But that’s exactly what Phra Buddha Issara is dealing with as he mounts a campaign to overhaul Thailand’s religious institutions.<p>The activist monk has earned plenty of enemies since he …

Human Rights

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …

Rope Skipping Workout to Help Women Lose Belly Fat

Rope Skipping Was Something Women Used to Enjoy<p>Rope skipping is a great exercise however, for many women the last time they skipped rope was back …

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

Chiang Mai

19 places in the US to take your kids before they graduate

IT’S EASY TO GET LAZY and leave your child’s education up to their school. But, let’s be honest here — their education is your responsibility. Make …

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Obesity is a frequently overlooked factor that can contribute to an increased cancer risk, yet less than 10 percent of Americans are …

Jump Rope Workout - The Best Exercise To Lose Belly Fat

OK, so you have been exercising regularly for a while, and you are probably pretty happy with your results.<p>But even after all your disciplined and …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

California

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

Best 10 Foods That Boost Metabolism Naturally

<b>Egg Whites</b><p>Egg white is an easy and affordable answer for how to boost metabolism. Egg white is high in branched-chain amino acids that keep your …

Nutrition

The Best Yoga Workout for Your Abs

Flexibility, relaxation, less stress—even if you've never stepped foot in a yoga studio, you've probably heard all about the mind-body benefits of a …

4 Salads That Will Make You Crave Kale

Be prepared to fall in love with these salads, even if you're not a kale person.<p><b>1. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing</b><p>Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan and a lemony Dijon dressing -- this salad tastes like a healthful, crunchy …

Healthy Eating

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

7 Foods That Boost Weight Loss AND Improve Your Workout

Double up on the benefits (and deliciousness!)<p>Weight loss and your workout go together like the Kardashians and contouring. One without the other just seems wrong! So why not turn to food options that do double duty and help you crush it in both areas? "There are definitely some foods that can help …

The Plank Workout That Will Tone Your Abs, Sculpt Your Tush, and Strengthen Your Arms

Exercise 1 Plank Row and Kickback<p>Start in a plank position with your right hand resting on a dumbbell <b>(A)</b>. Row the weight to your chest <b>(B)</b>; pause, then straighten your elbow until your forearm is parallel to the floor <b>(C)</b>. Pause, then reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep. Complete …

FDA grants 23andMe approval to test for rare genetic condition

A first step toward selling DNA tests again?<p>More than a year after it was ordered to stop selling its DNA testing kit by the Food and Drug Administration, 23andMe has received approval to market a different kind of test. The FDA said today that 23andMe has been approved to sell a test for markers …

Molecular Biology

First Official Super Ultralight (SUL) Backpacking Trip

The short of it, is that my first (intentional) backpacking trip with a base weight (not counting food, water, fuel) of under 5lbs/2.27kg worked out …

DNA Dating: Why I got my relationship genetically tested - MaRS

Toronto startup Instant Chemistry offers genetic testing and matchmaking that can help determine compatibility with a dating partner.

Genetics

Top 10 Benefits of Traveling With Kids

Traveling with two kids, now ages five and three years old, over the past few years through various countries has been nothing short of easy. But the benefits of traveling together as a family far outweigh the stress and headaches that are inevitable with little ones.<p>Here are our top 10 benefits of …

Kids

3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

Shares 18.2K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Just because you’re new to fitness doesn’t mean high-intensity interval training isn’t for you. Otherwise known as HIIT, …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Personal Finance

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

Spices

Bangkok shopping: making the most of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Spanning an incredible 35 acres of shopping, with more than 8000 stalls tucked into dozens of tiny narrow sois (lanes) that pull some 200,000 shoppers, browsers and buskers, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world’s largest.<p>Whether you’re looking for a customised motorcycle helmet, a …

Asia Travel