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20 Quick Weight Loss Exercises — You’ll Lose 15 Pounds In 2 weeks

Your goal weight may seem far off, but don’t sweat it. “The more you weigh, the more calories you burn during easier workouts, like brisk walking,” …

Release Your Tight Back and Hips With 4 Mobility Exercises

<b>Think full body massage without the big price tag</b>. This exercise facilitates a great release of the hips and low back while opening up the thoracic …

Here’s What Happened When I Learned To Shut My Mouth

I talk — a lot. I was talking by 18 months old, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say up until I take my final breath. With an English and counseling …

Explore America's Epic Railroad-Turned-Trail System

Historic bridges, tunnels and small towns are dotted along America's 31,000-mile trail system created from a web of rail lines.<p>The Rails-to-Trails …

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

iOS 11: How to scan documents with the Notes app

Apple has been improving its Notes app each year, and this time around one of the main updates is the ability to scan documents within the app in iOS 11. Follow along after the break for a look at how this useful feature works.<p>Apple has done a nice job implementing document scanning seamlessly into …

Apps

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture

The ancient needles are surprisingly similar to painkilling drugs.<p>If you think the average migraine is bad, imagine having one that lasts a <i>week</i>. Then …

Off-Grid Survival Axe

Price: $77 | Buy | LinkOriginally known as the L’il Trucker, this awesome tool is now past the crowdfunding stage and available on Amazon. The …

Off-grid

BioLite Releases Fifth-Year-Anniversary Birthday Bundle for the Off-Grid Camper

Way back in 2013, we introduced our readers to the Biolite CampStove as one of our top picks for basic camping essentials. At the time, Biolite was …

Industrial Country Market aka Quirky Country Market (Off the grid!) in Columbus, Texas

<b>Remember folks…you heard it here first 🙂 … Today’s epic adventure took me to the</b> <b>Quirky Country Market</b><b>. The business was initially named Industrial</b> …

5 Reasons I Choose Concealed Carry Over Open Carry

Image source: Wikipedia<p>Make no mistake, I believe in the right of self-protection and the right to carry a firearm. While there are occasions when I …

Self Defense

Understanding sunburn, sunscreen and SPF this summer

This story was originally published by OFFGRID. Words by Patrick McCarthy.The sun is an incredible force of nature its heat, light and gravitational …

The Only EDC Fire Starter That Works In The Wind And Rain

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Ask any survival instructor for their favorite fire-starting method, and you may get an answer that’s pretty far out there. …

Off-grid

The Great Gluten Panic, Part 1 - Organic Gardening

In the February-March issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, I discuss the health benefits of eating whole-wheat foods. But I also stress that wheat …

The simple lifestyle secrets of “Blue Zones” superagers

Check out this story by Kristina Johnson, adapted from The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner:<p><b>The Live-Longer Lifestyle Plan That Really Works</b><i><br>You</i> …

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

Adventure<p>These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the …

Is coconut oil healthy or not? There’s a lot of misinformation out there

<b>(OlegD via Shutterstock)</b><p>If there’s one thing we’ve learned in recent decades, it’s that fat is not just fat<p>Jill Richardson<p>June 25, 2017 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Is coconut oil:<p>good for you<br>• bad for you<br>• neither good nor bad<br>• scientists don't know<p>The subject of this …

Nutrition

Grilled Corn with Soy Sauce and Mirin Recipe - Chowhound

Fresh ears of corn are one of summer’s easiest veggies to throw on the grill, and a slathering of butter and salt is naturally the quickest road to …

Cooking

The 10 Best Abs Exercises for Beginners

Just because you’re new to working out (and your abdominals are hiding behind a layer of fat) doesn’t mean you need to be relegated to your …

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

Happiness

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women

For women in business and beyond, it was an I-told-you-so day.<p>The twin spectacles Tuesday — an Uber board member’s wisecrack about women talking too much, and Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, being interrupted for the second time in a week by her male colleagues — triggered an …

Women's News

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

15 Veggie Ribbon Salads to Eat All Summer Long

If you want to add maximum color to your summer meals while taking advantage of the best in-season produce, look no further than veggie ribbon salads. More substantial than spiralized produce, vegetable ribbons stand up to heartier ingredients and dressings, so you can eat well but still walk away …

How to Find Awesome Music from Around the World on Spotify

No matter where music comes from, it has the power to make you feel, make you think, and make you dance. If you use Spotify, broadening your musical …

Spotify

20 Ingenious Ways to Decorate With Plants Straight From Joanna Gaines

When Joanna Gaines combines two of her favorite things — plants and interior design — the results are astounding. This HGTV star has a knack for creatively sprinkling greenery throughout whatever she's working on, be it a <b>Fixer Upper</b> reno, her own farmhouse, or the displays at Magnolia. Given …

Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer

Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool. Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able to monitor and backup files inside of any folder you point it to. That can include your desktop, your entire documents folder, or other more specific …

Apps

The First Batch of 2018 Colors of the Year Are Here

Normally, we have to wait a little longer for Color of the Year announcements, which hues that brands and companies predict will be big in the coming …

Home Decorating

The Fastest Way to Lose Fat? This 4-Minute, Science-Backed Exercise

Boost your heart health, blast calories, and maximize your weight-loss potential in just four minutes. Seriously! How? With Tabata — the style of high-intensity interval training that is proven to get you fitter faster.<p>Tabata is not as much a "workout" as it is a method of how to work out. It's 20 …