Mike Schaarschmidt

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Read This List of Books to Succeed in Business and Life

If you want to get ahead in business and life, one of the best things you can do is adopt a habit of reading every day. Researchers consistently find that it's a good practice for health and longevity, not to mention the fact that business giants such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffet and Mark Cuban are …

University of Washington

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

Sweet Potatoes

Best Bike Pumps - 16 Best Floor and Mini-Pumps

Gold Standard<p><b>Silca Pista Floor Pump</b><br>100th anniversary pump with signature Silca quality and modern upgrades.<br>$125 | Backcountry<p>Great Value<p><b>BikeTube Air Handler</b><br>High-performing floor pump that automatically adapts to valve types.<br>$49 | BikeTube<p>Awesome All-Arounder<p><b>Topeak JoeBlow Sport III</b><br>Inexpensive, easy …

The Crazy Amount America Spends On Higher Education, In One Chart

As college students head back to campus for the new academic year, high tuition levels will doubtless be on everyone’s mind. The rising price of college has led progressives to call for a more European-style higher education system, where the government picks up a bigger share of the bill for …

Food & Dining

The Hard Shell Rooftop Tent Explorers Want — At a Steep Discount

The truth about the great outdoors is that it’s inherently uncomfortable. The bugs bite, the sun burns, the air chills and almost every task requires …

RVs

Honey, I Swept the Floor!

Closing the Whirlpool’s door with an exaggerated swagger, Christopher rolled down his oxford sleeves and said, “Just unloaded the dishwasher!”<p>I stared at him. I had loaded the dishwasher that same day without feeling the need to tell anyone.<p>Earlier he had washed the windows. Each time he walked …

Parenting

The Puberty Book Embraced by Preteens, Parents, and Sex Educators Alike

Since its publication 20 years ago, The Care and Keeping of You has taught young girls about their bodies in a uniquely forthright and approachable way.<p>I first learned about periods from a cartoon. Just before I started middle school, my mom handed me a large white book with three cartoon girls on …

Puberty

10 Foods Athletes Should Add to Their Grocery Lists

We tapped top nutritionists to find out which items they think athletes should include on their grocery runs. Some fuel workouts, others aid in recovery, and a few make for nutrition-forward instant dinners for when time is short.<p>Camu Powder<p>The Amazonian fruit has more vitamin C than any other food …

Shalane Flanagan's Favorite Post-Run Meal

In <i>Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow</i>,out August 14, Olympian and world-class distance runner Shalane Flanagan and nutrition coach Elyse Kopecky are back with more quick, nourishing recipes guided by the duo’s simple principle: Eat a variety of real food, and don’t obsess about fat and calories. Their …

Dakboard v2 Wall Display

Nearly all of us use digital tools to manage our busy lives. It only makes sense to replace our traditional wall-hanging calendars with something …

This New Smart Fitness Machine Will Change How You Lift Weights

Anyone can hop on an elliptical or treadmill and workout, but when it comes to lifting weights and knowing what exercises to do and how much weight …

Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer – $11,750 USD

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Camping<p>The Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer is a new offering from the highly-regarded Colorado-based …

Andrew Sullivan and the New Power Dynamics of "White People"

Mari Uyehara on how the New York Times hiring of Sarah Jeong turned out to be a modern race Roschach test.<p>It was something of a great irony that Andrew Sullivan, one of <i>New York Magazine</i>'s brave warriors against political correctness, took issue with Sarah Jeong, the latest hire to the <i>New York Times</i> …

The Confirmation Wars Are Over

Partisanship won out—and the contagion is spreading.<p>I have never lost a public debate more completely than I have lost the debate over judicial confirmations. For many years, across administrations of both parties, I clung to the increasingly minority view that each judicial nominee ought not be a …

Political Science

Hitch Hotel Camper

Designed and built in the USA from lightweight fiberglass and T6 aluminum, the Hitch Hotel is the world's first expandable wheel free trailer. The …

My Absolute Favorite Rugged Pants (That Aren’t Jeans) Are Back in Stock With New Colors

I mention my affinity for the Western Rise AT Slim Rivet pants every opportunity I get. People ask about them, sure, but I also tend to bring up …

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Investing

Speedvagen’s Handcrafted Bikes Are Getting Us Excited About Steel

You’re not going to see any Speedvagen bikes in the pro peloton when (or if) you tune in to watch le Tour. And you’re almost certainly not going to …

The New Ochs und Junior Day/Night Is Mesmerizing

Ochs und Junior have distinguished themselves as possibly the most innovative concern in modern complicated watchmaking, designing timepieces whose …

For $19, This rOtring Is Last Mechanical Pencil You’ll Ever Have to Buy

Most pencils absolutely suck in much the same way umbrellas do: they break, they look stupid and they’re easily lost. Wooden pencils are mostly …

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and reengage with mainstream culture.<p>It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention …

Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer with This Personal Air Cooler

Summer’s here, so you have to be prepared to face a few heat waves. While air conditioners can help you keep cool, they're not typically …

Portable

President Trump Is What Happens After Republicans Spend Decades Rebranding Knowledge as Elitism and Ignorance as Bliss

Thursday morning, after hearing that Donald Trump got huffy with Justin Trudeau over Canada “burning down” the White House in the War of 1812, I sent …

Donald Trump

40,000 People on Amazon Are Obsessed with These $25 Sheets

They might be onto something.<p>Sheets are one of those things that you know you need, but don’t necessarily want to spend a ton of money on. But anyone who has skimped on a new set knows you run the risk of ending up with scratchy linens that can ruin your rest. So, what's a budget-conscious, …

Opinion: Here’s What’s at the Core of Road Rage Toward Cyclists

The German couple was out to see America by bicycle. It was day two of their big adventure, a perfect springtime afternoon. We met by chance on U.S. …

Cycling

Small Beer Lager

During the 1700's in Britain, beer was often safer to drink than water. But to avoid constant impairment, the Brits brewed beer between 0.5 - 2.8% …

The GOP made two rotten policy bets

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>Republicans told us the most important reason to elect — and continue to support! — President Trump was the appointment of one Supreme Court justice and some lower federal court …

Entrepreneurship

Cell phone battery inventor claims massive breakthrough -- possible game-changer on car batteries

The scientist who invented the battery used in almost every cell phone in the world has authored a new paper claiming to have made a huge leap …

7 Core Moves for Killer Climbing

Build a rock solid platform to keep your power high when the road gets steep.<p><b>The following is excerpted from Climb!by Selene Yeager—your guide to train for, conquer, and ultimately fall in love with hills. You can purchase a copy here, then go crush some elevation.</b><p>You can have legs as strong as …

Workouts

Why NFL's Ban On Player Protests Invokes First Amendment Concerns But Canceling 'Roseanne' Does Not

Yesterday, the ABC television network canceled Roseanne Barr’s sitcom “Roseanne” in response to the entertainer’s Twitter rant, in which she compared one of former U.S. president Barack Obama’s advisers, who is African-American, to an ape. Since then, some conservative commentators have questioned …