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10 Camping Essentials Under $10 Each

Camping is a fun pastime for the entire family and a great way to spend time outside. Of course, buying gear can quickly get expensive. To help you …

Insect repellent is 'safe' to use, scientists say

<b>Repellents that contain Deet are safe to use, say scientists who are warning that protection is vital for UK people travelling to tropical destinations, including the World Cup in Brazil.</b><p>Deet protects against diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, passed on by mosquitoes and other insects.<p>Some …

Public Health

Bodyweight Workout For Your Morning Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and …

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The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

SHTF Blog

First of all we need to talk about the difference between a survival kit and a bug-out bag.<p>There are so many definitions and expectations today that …

How to Pack your Bug Out Bag

A Bug Out Bag is something that most of us are familiar with even if most of us do not have one loaded by the door or in the trunk of your car, ready …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

How climate change has shifted spring’s emergence<p>As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug …

The truth about eating insects: Can you eat bugs to survive?

We’ve all watched the scenes on survival television shows when the host chomps into the most disgusting bloated white grub for the sake of …

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

Wallet Survival Kit

Follow up from my post from yesterday on Urban Pocket Survival Kits. Check that out first if you haven't already read it.<p>So, after trying to make an …

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Canoe Rigging 101

<i>The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book NOLS Canoeing, by NOLS senior faculty member and program supervisor Zand Martin. The book is</i> …

Learn How to Canoe

Canoeing down North America’s rivers is as much a part of the land’s history as hiking through its mountains. There’s a reason <b>John Muir</b> and <b>Henry</b> …

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

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8 Steps To Sustainable Meat And Milk

Put down the bologna: "Quality, not quantity" is just one strategy that could make meat available to all while protecting the environment.<p>Meals featuring meats and dairy often come with a side order of guilt these days, because industrial-scale animal husbandry, better known as factory farming, can …

Agriculture

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …

Immune System

The Woman Who Thinks She Can Will Herself Out of Her Body

"Hold on just a second," you're thinking to yourself (I am not a psychic but I occasionally play one in blog posts). "Didn't I already read this article on Popular Science?"<p>No, friend: you read an article written by Douglas Main titled "The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body," which differs …

Tech and Science

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The next flu drug might already be in your medicine cabinet

A group of cheap, common medications could save lives — so why aren't we investigating them?<p>On January 31st, billions around the world rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hualan Chen, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, however, celebrated from her office. Like so many …

How computer-generated fake papers are flooding academia

Like all the best hoaxes, there was a serious point to be made. Three MIT graduate students wanted to expose how dodgy scientific conferences pestered researchers for papers, and accepted any old rubbish sent in, knowing that academics would stump up the hefty, till-ringing registration fees.<p>It …

The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

9 Essentials of the Prehistoric Backcountry Kit

<b>The outdoorsy lifestyle existed before synthetic base layers</b>, REI, or even Fred Beckey. In fact, prehistoric humans spent pretty much <i>all</i> their time …

Have some faith in Christian law school

Before this situation descends utterly into farce, satirists ought to capitalize on the current controversy over Trinity Western University's attempt to found a Christian law school. "Thousands of gays who wouldn't dream of attending an evangelical law school threatened with mandatory celibacy if …

Alkaline diet's scientific basis 'taken out of context'

The alkaline diet touted by Hollywood celebrities for weight loss and to avoid diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis promotes eating more …