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The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Joshua Tree: where people climb and the cactuses jump

Part of the attraction of Joshua Tree National Park is the contrast in landscape and environment. The park’s landscape exhibits considerable changes …

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

Retirement

The Gear Our Editors Are Buying During Cyber Week

REI's Cyber Week sale ends December 3. We had our editors scour the merchandise to pick out the best stuff—all of it discounted right now at up to 50 percent off.<p>REI Co-op Knit Cap ($15; 40 percent off)<p>REI's knit cap is a simple winter hat that gets the job done. It's super soft but doesn't contain …

Yikes—How Sunscreen Is Killing Coral Reefs

There are plenty of scary things that can happen to you in the great outdoors: avalanches, rockfall, unexpected storms, urgently needing to use the …

Watch: Regular MTB Maintenance Checks You SHOULD Be Doing

These are the regular maintenance checks that you need to be doing! Just a few checks once every few weeks could save you from snapping a spoke or …

How to Repair Your Bike in the Backcountry

What to bring, and how to keep your bike working<p>Photos: Kurt Refsnider<p>The steep trail guides you along a narrow bedrock bench, tires skittering on …

This New Nonprofit Wants to Help You Go Bikepacking

Bikepacking Roots blends route development and advocacy<p>Co-founders Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle were bikepacking in Patagonia when they decided …

There's No Such Thing as a Good Dog

People love to tell me how lucky I am to have a good dog like Wiley. But they’re dead wrong—there was no luck involved. Wiley’s good behavior and good temperament are products of four years of hard work, nothing else. The more people who understand this, the more people there will be who have …

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s …

The best CrossFit WODs to do with a partner

Grab your workout buddy and take on one of these tough WODs designed for two. When choosing weights, make sure if you’re sharing a barbell, …

G.O.P. Health Bill Faces Revolt From Conservative Forces

WASHINGTON — After seven years of waiting longingly to annul President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Republican leaders on Tuesday faced a sudden revolt from the right that threatened their proposal to remake the American health care system.<p>The much-anticipated House plan to repeal the …

The 5 Most Romantic Hikes in the U.S.

There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than getting the endorphins going and working up a sweat. So, in the service of love, we pulled together the most romantic hikes we could find to make sure your V-Day romp is truly breathtaking.<p>Heart Lake<p>Anacortes, Washington<p>This year-round trail lies …

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

National Parks

Hawaii's Crazy War Over Zombie Cats

One Sunday afternoon last November, Michelle Barbieri, a wildlife veterinarian with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, received word of a Hawaiian monk seal in distress in a harbor near Oahu's Waikiki Beach. The animal was “logging,” or drifting aimlessly, rather than chasing …

A Yogi's Guide to the Shoulder Girdle + Its Actions

6.2K<p>SHARES<p>The more weight-bearing, dynamic, and repetitive an exercise is (hey, vinyasa yoga), the more crucial shoulder stability becomes. Learn the …

How to Loosen Up Tight Lats

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Do tight shoulders limit your backbends? When you reach your arms high overhead, do your lower ribs stick out in front? Do you feel a …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we’d say easier, but that’s not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …

What Science Can Teach Us About Flexibility

5.4K<p>SHARES<p>If you're already practicing yoga, you don't need exercise scientists and physiologists to convince you of the benefits of stretching. …

11 Underrated Grammy Nominees You Should Add To Your Playlists

Take a break from Taylor and Kendrick to give some smaller artists love.

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

Anatomy 101: Understand + Prevent Hamstring Injury

30<p>SHARES<p>Create hamstring strength to prevent strain with yoga poses that develop the muscles and tendons.<p>There’s nothing like a good stretch to ease …

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Why You Should Start Doing EMOM Workouts ASAP

It stands for 'Every Minute on the Minute'—and it's one of the best training formulas for getting lean<p>I’ve been working out since I was 14 years old, and I’ve been a fitness professional since 2005. At the age of 33, I have almost 20 years of training experience under my belt, and I’ve officially …

10-Minute Asteya Yoga Sequence

To incorporate saucha into your own life and practice, start with these poses.<p>To incorporate tapas into your own life and practice, start with these …

Yoga

The One Body Part You’re Not Stretching (But Should Be)

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

Holistic Medicine

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Cardio Week 2015! 4-Minute Climb and Chop

Make your fat cells scream for mercy<p>The third workout of Cardio Week 2015 will sculpt your abs and burn away the fat covering them. (For even more ways to sculpt your six pack, check out <b>The Best Abs Exercises Ever</b>.)<p>Here’s how it works: Do mountain climbers for 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 …