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3 Vegan Recipes Worth a Trip to the Farmers’ Market—From Crossroads Chef Tal Ronnen

As the months of dining on warm-weather salads and early-autumn soups come to an end, the shorter days and colder nights are sparking cravings for heartier (read as: heavier) comfort foods. And yet just one trip to the farmers’ market is all it takes to feel the call of the season’s healthiest …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

23 Pieces of Essential Gear for the Serious Hiker

Any experienced hiker knows that a good (or bad) piece of gear can have a huge impact on a trip. The off-brand tent that seemed like an awesome deal …

Backpacking

13 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

10 Home Goods Under $100 That Will Seriously Upgrade Your Place

Here's some home goods that won't break the bank, but will upgrade your pad nicely.<p>1.) Fresh Luxury Sheets ($99)<p>Don't be the chump with the cheapo …

Wall Art

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

Best New Year's resolution apps for Android for 2018

Fitness doesn't have to mean going to the gym anymore, and that's because of the great fitness apps available on our phones. Now you can bring the …

Want to Go Stargazing? Know the Stars of Early Summer

Early summer is an "in-between" time in the skies. The realm of the galaxies has moved off to the west, but the summer Milky Way has not yet arrived. …

Astronomy

Baked Zucchini Recipes For When You've Had Enough Zoodles

<b>Zucchini is one versatile vegetable (okay, it's technically a fruit, but we treat it as a vegetable). You might love it for slaw, maybe you pickle it, but what about zucchini casserole and sausage-stuffed zucchini? Yes, we've got the best baked zucchini recipes right here!​</b><p>Stuffed Zucchini with …

America's Best 20 Hikes

1. Hanging Lake, CO<p>Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more.<p>Photo: Nicola Easterby<p>2. The Enchantments, WA<p>Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more.<p>Photo: Mikaela Tangeman<p>3. Angel's Landing, UT<p>Distance: 5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

Out Of Coffee? Eat These 10 Foods For Energy Instead

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Gina Vaynshteyn for Thrive Market</i><p>Like most people who struggle to stay awake during the day, I absolutely need a cup of coffee to get me going -- and stay going.<p>Caffeine is fine in moderation, and an addict probably shouldn't eliminate it cold turkey, but …

Nutrition

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

Meditation In 12 Steps

Meditation

5 Kale Smoothies You Need to Try

You might like these more than kale chips<p>Kale is having a moment—and for good reason: The crazy-versatile green is an awesome source of vitamins A, C, and K. What’s more, it’s loaded with fiber and iron, and (no, we’re not done) it’s super-low in calories, too.<p>You can use it to make chips, salads, …

Healthy Eating

How To Build The Only Five Campfires You'll Ever Need

The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you'll be able to cook food, scare off …

17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …

Cooking

How to Make Stock, a True Kitchen Staple

Stock is a kitchen staple, a base ingredient. You can buy it in boxes or cans, or even those insidious little bouillon cubes. But really, you should …

Mixing Booze and Pot Greatly Increases the Amount of THC in Your Blood

Although marijuana and alcohol are frequently used together, there has been little research into how the two substances react. A new study reported …

Cannabis

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons and Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. Known as the last of the "Five Good Emperors," Aurelius was not born into power, but rather was adopted (his biological father died when he was three years old). Historians refer to him as a kind ruler who was incredibly loyal to his duty to serve …

7 Things You Never Knew Were In Your Wine

Sulfites, tannins, resveratrol—if you’ve read anything about wine, you’ve probably come across at least one of these terms. But what does all the …

Washington State

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

Food

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories

You can't give it your all every day...right?

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

The 15 Best Rock Documentaries of All Time

8. The Last Waltz (1978, Martin Scorsese)<p>The all-star farewell show for The Band came during the depths of the industry’s (and the filmmaker’s) white …

Jimi Hendrix