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A Beginner’s Guide To Backcountry Hiking Prep

from the Appalachian Trail in the East, to the Pacific Crest Trail in the West, and countless miles in-between, some of the best backcountry hiking …

National Parks

Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

From: EatingWell.com, July 2018<p>Spaghetti squash stuffed with ground turkey taco filling, pico de gallo and chopped avocado is a fun alternative on …

Food

14 Smart Ways to Save Tons of Money at Target—Every Time You Shop

<i>This article originally appeared on Time. For more articles like this, visit time.com.</i><p>Each product we feature has been independently selected and …

Shopping

A $15 Way to Aid Your Ailing Houseplants

Have you ever peeled back the leaves on a bunch of homegrown kale to discover hundreds of scaly little bugs? Those are aphids and the sight of them …

Free Shipping

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

Plants

The 30 most beautiful places in the US

From breathtaking natural wonders to architectural marvels built by humans, America is a beautiful place with no shortage of gorgeous destinations to visit.<p>Based on travel rankings from INSIDER and other publications, as well as travel sites such as TripAdvisor, we rounded up the most beautiful …

National Parks

3 Best Day Trips from Dublin

Where to eat, drink, sleep, and what to do—in Belfast, County Clare, and County Wicklow.<p>Ireland is full of rich history, warm hospitality, and diverse natural wonders—and thanks to its relatively compact size, it’s easy to get a feel for many of its highlights, even if you’ve only got a few days to …

Ireland

These Are The Winners Of The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards chosen by readers. These are their picks for the best of the year.<p>FICTION: <i>Little Fires</i> …

Books

Are you a plant addict? Here's a quiz to answer that question

Are you a plant addict?<p>Sure you are! But how much of a plant addict are you?<p>Take this quiz and find out!<p>Give yourself one point for each "yes" …

Plants

12-Year-Old's Rare Disease Is Turning Him to Stone: He'll Be 'Entombed Within Himself,' Says Mom

On a hot summer day in late June, Jaiden Rogers looks like every other 12-year-old boy avoiding the blistering heat. Sitting on a chair in the living …

Living Rooms

Pollinator Gardens: 8 Easy Steps to Design a Landscape with Native Plants

When it comes to pollinator gardens, not all are created equal. In fact, we were surprised to learn that many plants advertised as “pollinator …

Gardening

25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By

Do you hear that? It's the sound of your beach bag begging you to stuff it with the Summer's best new books. June already blessed us with a ton of great reads, so it's time to take a peek at what's been arriving on shelves in July. Need a spine-tingling thriller? How about a breezy romance or some …

Books

How to Get Plants for Free At Your Local Library

Do you dream of fragrant green herbs sprouting on your kitchen windowsill? Cherry tomatoes ripening on the vine just outside your door? If you've got …

Gardening

Be On the Lookout for This Hydrangea Fungus

Call the paramedics! Alert the media! Start a “Go Fund Me” page on Facebook! Hold a nightly vigil with candles! Your hydrangea’s leaves have spots on …

grumpy

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

13. WASHINGTON SUMMERLAND TRAIL<p>Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, United States<br>Distance: 8.4 miles<br>Best Time to Go: June to August<p>In …

Hiking

How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

Shutterstock<p><b>The best thing about running is that it's a sport anyone can get into.</b>• <b><br>But getting started can be intimidating.</b>• <b><br>These tips from a coach who</b> …

Marathons

I Drank A Gallon Of Water A Day For Better Skin — & Here's What Happened

<i>This story was originally published June 22, 2016.</i><p>I'm a fairly healthy person — I do what I can to feel good, while still enjoying my life. I wake up …

Skin Care

Stock a Healthy Pantry: 66 Items to Keep On-Hand & 10 Easy Recipes to Make with Them

A quick, easy, good-for-you dinner is as close as your cabinet. With the right staples on hand, all you need to do is pick up one or two fresh …

Food

Here’s What Happens When You Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day, Every Day

I heard drinking water would help me have more energy, stay focused and more. It's worth a shot!<p>I’m a professional chef, which means I’m on my feet …

Mayo Clinic

9 common 'healthy' choices that are actually sabotaging your diet

1/<p>Healthy Mistake #1: Not eating enough<p>While eating less seems like a logical method of weight maintenance or weight loss, not eating enough can …

Nutrition

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight Fast, According To Nutritionists

Crunch, plank and mountain climb till the sun sets and you still may never have the defined waist of your dreams. Exercise is only part of the …

Nutrition

Feeling Bloated? Eat These 12 Foods to Flatten Your Belly

Whether you're preparing for a beach day, a special event, or you just want to feel your best, incorporating certain foods into your diet can make all the difference when it comes to banishing bloat. To prevent a balloon-like belly, you'll want to limit or avoid dairy products, sugary foods, excess …

Nutrition

What Is the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Diet?

The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet is a relatively new, food-based approach to eliminating unwanted inflammation in a person’s body. It’s a diet …

Immune System

Steer Clear of These 3 Popular Foods, Says a Thyroid Expert

If you're not familiar with thyroid disorders, it's likely that someone close to you is. According to MindBodyGreen, some experts believe 30% of …

Wellness

6 inflammation-causing foods no one talks about

There’s a five-alarm fire sounding these days about inflammation, and with good reason. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and acne are just some of …

Wellness

8 plants to help naturally deter garden slugs

Use nature to ward off these slimy garden pests.<p><b>When planning how to get rid of slugs in your garden and what preventative steps you need to take to deter pests in the first place, it's important to consider the organic, natural methods before turning to harsh chemicals and pesticides.</b><p>These …

Gardening

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

Motivation

Diet switch sparks gut bug revolution in just 24 hours

IT TAKES just 24 hours to change the balance of power in your gut.<p>Switching to a diet based exclusively on animals or plants triggers rapid changes …

Wellness

15 Money Saving Tips For The Newly Frugal

If you’re new to frugal living, it can seem overwhelming to digest all of the ways you can slash your expenses. Here are 19 easily digestible money …

Personal Finance

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothies To Have In The Morning For A Flat Stomach

There’s no reason to run out of the house each morning without first eating a solid breakfast. Aside from feeling hangry, an empty belly can lead to …

Nutrition