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The Top 10 Hiking Gear Must-Haves

If you're planning a hike, check out the packing list that kept Lee going:<p><b>CamelBak M.U.L.E.®</b>, $100, CamelBak.com<br>Hydration packs are essentially backpacks built to carry water, with an attached tube thats like a big straw. In the Grand Canyon, there are only a few H20 stops, says Lee, so she had to …

Good Stress: There Is Such a Thing

In a recent Ohio State University study, mice that experienced brief but intense stress were better able to fight the flu. And a smattering of research has linked acute short-term stress to a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's.<p>The reason? Stress jolts you into repair …

The Best Post-Workout Snack Ideas

While soy, whey, and casein are all high-quality sources of protein on their own, each contain different levels of amino acids, and are digested at different rates. When you eat them all at once, though, you get each protein’s unique benefit and prolong the effects, says Paul Reidy, lead …

Stop Food Cravings--for Good

<b>When you crave:</b> Creamy (peanut butter, risotto, mac 'n' cheese) <b><br>Chew this:</b> Sugar-free Jell-O, hummus, or for dinner, a bowl of velvety soup<p><b>When you crave:</b> Greasy (fries, pizza, burgers) <b><br>Chew this:</b> Baked sweet-potato fries or thin-crust pizza with veggies. Choose 90% or higher lean beef--your mouth …

7 Home Remedies That Work

Natural Remedies: Eat This, Cure That!<p>Your pantry is full of powerful healers. Try these food cures before popping a pill<p>Levi Brown<p>Food is good natural medicine, and not just in the self-medicating-with-chocolate way. "Not only are whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals, but they're also loaded …

The Self-Esteem Booster That Doesn't Work | Women's Health

<b>What WILL Work</b><br>The better option: coming up with specific, personalized statements about attributes or qualities that you have and pride yourself on—which Winch calls self-affirmations. You won’t reject the statements because you came up with them yourself and really do believe them, he says.<p>So …

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

Nutrition

10 Annoying Sounds People Need to Stop Making

<b>By James Harbeck</b><p>Teenagers aren't the only people who make annoying speech sounds. You do, too. Everyone does.<p>You probably don't make all of these …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Yoga

The Bizarre Art of Binding Books in Human Skin

Helpful as its developments are, the field of modern medicine can be macabre, sickening, and even downright strange. We’ve left the leeches and holy …

Why Sex Can Make You Look Younger... And Even Hotter

When we complain to our dermatologists about having dull complexions or suffering from adult acne, the last thing we expect them to prescribe is sex. But it turns out getting "busy" has benefits beyond the bedroom (or wherever you choose to get it in).<p>Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant clinical …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Why You Should Still Make the Salad Dressing from Scratch

Making salad dressing from scratch is nearly as fast and easy as shaking up a store-bought bottle, and the taste is <i>exponentially</i> better than even the …

Healthy Eating

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

39 Hidden Mickeys in Disney Animated Movies

Mickey Mouse has been the central mascot of the Walt Disney Corporation since his creation in 1928. The iconic cartoon character has seen many …

Walt Disney Company
Frank Lloyd Wright

Tono Mirai's "Earth Houses": Contemporary Homes Made from The Earth

They say your home is your "third skin," after your clothes and your actual skin. Our second and third "skins," just like our actual skin, have a …

In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts

Apple’s “Designed in California” ad inadvertently demonstrates the most fundamental problem of the personal electronics age, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it.<p>“This is it. This is what matters. The experience of a product.”<p>These are the opening words of Apple’s heartstring-tugging “Designed …

Fun-Da-Mental

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

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10 Hotels With Very Specific Amenities

1. Breakfast with a giraffe<p>At Kenya's Giraffe Manor, breakfasts aren't continental—they're monumental! The property's eight Rothschild giraffes are …

Thousands Of Species Found In Lake Vostok Ice

In one of the most isolated places on Earth, sealed off for 15 million years, life teems. Some of it may be animal life.<p>A new study of Antarctica's largest sealed lake has found it contains genetic material from thousands of species of bacteria, fungi and other microscopic life.<p>The diverse critters …

How to Clean Your House in 5 Minutes

Pull your place together in no time.<p>Last-minute guests arriving any minute? Here are quick and easy tricks to conquer chaos and pull your home together in no time.

Easy Meals and Easy Recipes

Cedric Angeles<p>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p><b>The Situation:</b><br>Important Business Dinner<p><b>Perfect Meal to Make:</b><br>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p>The right meal (and the proper presentation) shows you're sophisticated and serious about your career, and that you have creativity and flair. Sealing fish …