Leif Johnson

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7 Reasons Tulum Should Be Your Magical Next Trip

THIS is paradise. 🌴<p>By now you’ve almost certainly heard of Tulum, that leafy green wonderland on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Tulum is eco-friendly and trendy: It’s known for postcard-perfect ruins that sit right on the ocean, hip yoga retreats and a buzzy, upscale restaurant scene<p>But true travelers …

Riviera Maya

This guy has traveled to over 80 countries — here's the one money-saving travel hack he swears by

Experienced traveler and Quora user Konrad Waliszewski answered with one tip: <b>alternative travel route hacking</b>.<p>Waliszewski is the founder and CEO of TripScout, a travel app that provides users with city guides and maps. He's also traveled to over 80 countries and has his own travel blog, …

7 Mistakes Photographers Make When Setting Up a Portfolio Website

It's no secret that if you want to succeed in the photography business these days, you need a killer website. You need an online presence that not …

Web Design

Why Olympic National Park Is One Of The Finest Examples Of ‘America’s Best Idea’

I was five. The shadows of the forest danced around me and I shuddered in fear. The darkness was unlike anything I’d felt before; deep and unforgiving. My old man threw another log on the glowing embers of the campfire. Sparks flew upward, into the black. My dad quietly sang an few notes of …

A camera bag that’s ready for adventure: PRVKE 21 by WANDRD

The quest for the perfect camera bag is one every avid photographer will ultimately find himself on. And what should be a simple search can turn into …

Why This Exercise Scientist Wants You to Have 3 Shots Of Espresso Before Your Workout

This may be the one time we recommend performance-enhancing drugs<p>Doping typically isn’t endorsed by guys with Ph.D.s. But Samuele Marcora, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Kent, advocates a safe drug that literally makes exercise easier and more fun.<p>It’s caffeine.<p>The stimulant alters how …

NASA: Sea Level Rise Is Going To Get Much Worse

Start swimming<p>Eleven of the fifteen largest cities in the world are located on the coast. The tenuous barrier between land and sea was a boon for humanity in the past, providing access to ports around the globe, building lifelines of trade between countries, and raising triumphs of steel and …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come.<p>Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the tilt of the moon's orbit, total eclipses don't …

Social Media

Tips For a Weekend Road Trip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More.</i><p>Have you ever found yourself on a Wednesday afternoon at work wishing you could be camped out in …

Dramatic Photos of Ocean Waves As Seen Through the Eyes of a Buddhist Monk

©<i>Syoin Kajii, from the series NAMI</i><p>©<i>Syoin Kajii, from the series NAMI</i><p>Niigata-based photographer Syoin Kajii’s series <i>Nami</i> shows a fascinating amount of …

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing …

Treating Chronic Pain With Meditation

In some cases, the holistic practice could replace narcotics. Integrating meditation into regular treatment could significantly cut healthcare costs.<p>Sarah Kehoe tried Aleve for her back pain. She tried stretching. She tried yoga. She tried forgetting about it. She tried pain patches. She tried …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

Baking

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Landscape Photography

How to Front Squat

The front squat has always been a staple exercise in Olympic weightlifting programs, as it serves as the base for the catch position in a clean. …

Workouts

Training the Core: 4 Exercises That Take It To The Next Level

Everyone wants a six-pack. It may in fact be the most sought after physical trait in history. <b>What most people don’t realize, however, is that a</b> …

Negatives: You're Doing Them Wrong

Here's what you need to know...<p>A popular idea is that the eccentric or negative portion of a lift works mainly by causing more muscle micro-trauma, …

Muscle

How much time should you take between sets? Understanding ATP

On heavy lifting days, it’s wise to take your time between each set. It’s not uncommon for coaches to have you pair up with a fellow athlete of …

Muscle

Military-Style Training: Is Running With a Weight Vest Effective?

<b>One way to change up your cardio training is by taking a note from the military and adding weight to your locomotion.</b> Using weighted vests or …

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks on National …

Winter in Montana

National Parks

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

December 2013

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

1,000+ Rhinos Poached in 2013: Highest in Modern History

Increasing demand for the animals' horns drove the slaughter, report says.<p>For South Africa's white rhinos, 2013 was perhaps the worst year in modern history.<p><b>One thousand and four animals were killed by poachers, the highest since record keeping began in the early 1900s, according to the South</b> …

A Documentary About Plastic Pollution in the Atlantic Ocean

IF EVERYONE READING THIS DONATED $2 - $5 OUR PROJECT WOULD BE FUNDED!<p>Take the PLASTIC CHALLENGE!<p>70 Degrees West Phase III: Sargasso Sea, will …