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The 8 Hardest Permits To Get

With just 20 people allowed per day at the Wave, this is exactly what it should look like.<p><b>In the movie version of Into the Wild,</b> Chris McCandless is …

5 Types of Extreme Camping Everyone Should Try

Tired of the same-old camping routine? Make your next camping experience more adventurous–and memorable–by reenacting the past, testing your survival …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Photo: The gem-like river of Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge is located in Slovenia, near the village of Podhom. It's also known as Bled Gorge, and the river that flows through it is the …

Who Does Your Dog Think You Are?

I have a small wooden plaque in my kitchen that reads, "My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am." I suppose that when people read it they see it like a bumper sticker. Curious and meaningless. But to me, it's profound.<p>I have a sweet little Shih Tzu named Murphy. I don't want to be …

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You’ve all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet – are you yawning yet? Many …

A SEAL's Perspective: 5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t hedge their bets against the odds and zig while the rest of the flock chooses to zag. But having the courage and audacity to enter into an unknown market, create a brand new …

Entrepreneurship

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

10 Questions With Desert Dawg

<b>About the only criticism you can level at Genghis Khan,</b> an Australian cattle dog who blogs under the pen name Desert Dawg, is that he doesn’t write …

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreport that depression costs 200 million lost workdays each year …

DIY: Crocheted and Knit Dishcloths and Washcloths to Help Kick Your Paper Towel Habit

Fun and easy to make, dishcloths and washcloths can be whipped together in a few hours from scrap yarn you may have lying around the house. We can …

Knitting

National Geographic Travel

Liberty Bottle Works Stands Up for Employees, Tells Customer to Take a Hike

<b>Back around Thanksgiving, my family no doubt got tired</b> of hearing me ranting about the toxic spillover of Black Friday into Thanksgiving itself. …

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

<i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, …

Papua New Guinea

Death Penalty For Mentally Disabled Revisited By Supreme Court

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>How should states decide if someone convicted of a crime has an intellectual disability, when the answer …

Book Review: 'Make Every Shot Count' by J. Scott Olmsted

I believe we suffer from an overdose of shooting and hunting books, so when I took this one out of the box I emitted little shrieks of disgust and …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Load Adjustments: How To Make A Backpack Carry Its Own Weight

<i>Photo by Jeff Wilson, Illustrations by Mike Sudal</i><p>Years ago, trying to hastily pack out a mule deer buck from Idaho's backcountry in one trip, I …

The Obamacare Death Spiral

For people with high incomes, rising insurance rates are a hassle. But for the struggling young, they’re a real problem. Here’s how the whole thing …

National Geographic Travel

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

Coachella Valley

8 Weird Facts About Death Valley (and Why You Need to See it to Believe it)

Death Valley is synonymous with extremes: extremely hot, extremely arid, extremely mystical. But despite the legendary crossing of the first emigrants to cross death valley in 1849, Death Valley still draws millions of tourists every year, all attracted to this geographic rogue. Pure Adventures is …

National Parks

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: National Parks

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Angela Anderson of Angela Travels. Her photo was taken on an impromptu weekend trip to Yellowstone National Park.<p>"After painting the Lower Falls from a postcard image when I was 12, I finally was able to see it in person. As the sunrise lit up the …

Britain's Largest Cave, Gaping Gill, Is Magical And You Can Explore It

Ever since discovering the magic of Son Doong, the world's largest cave, we've realized that everyone loves a good cave.<p>Gaping Gill, located in North Yorkshire, England, is Britain's largest cave and it's open to explorers. Spelunking dreams do come true.<p>According to the Daily Mail, cavers can make …