Michael Sloboda

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4 Best Road Trips in the Western United States

The American West is a vast expanse of desert, mountain, and forest connected by long stretches of open road. The first coast-to-coast highway, Route …

National Parks

7 Arizona Hot Springs Are Perfect For A Fall Day

Hot springs in Arizona are a rare and isolated find here. Despite that, our state does have some fantastic little spots that are hidden away from …

Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement

In contemplating retirement, the big question tends to be when to retire? Or, perhaps, how much money do you need to retire? But <i>where to retire</i> can …

Retirement

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Arizona

There tons of great reasons to visit Arizona – the weather, the scenery, and the wide open spaces. But one of the best ways to explore all of that is …

Authors recommend 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Reading material, whether destination-related or just a way to while away the journey, is an essential packing list item. But cozy, well-curated independent bookstores are often trip-worthy in their own right. We asked 11 best-selling writers to tell us which shops are worth a detour for …

Hiking and history are on display on a weekend escape to Prescott, Ariz.

It seemed like a tall order: My wife and I had a four-day window we wanted to fill with history, hiking, good eats, an interesting hotel and pleasant weather. And it had to be somewhere neither of us had visited and within a reasonable day's drive. After eliminating every other town you've ever …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

The Best Waterfall Hikes in Arizona

We know you've heard of Havasu Falls and likely pined for the chance to go, so naturally, it tops this list. But you may not have known just how many …

Hiking

Essential Gear For an Overland Adventure

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>“It’s not about the …

Camping

12 Special Qualities A Man Has That Mean You Should Never Let Him Go

Some men are better than others. Yes, we're all equal human beings, but nevertheless one can easily make the argument that some men are better people …

Relationships

23 Ways Hiking Makes You Healthier

Hiking outdoors offers lots of perks like fresh air, nice views, together with the sounds and smells of nature. So next time when somebody suggest …

Hiking

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Want a Custom Ultralight Backpack? Get the Osprey Levity Instead.

Osprey makes some of the most popular backpacking packs available — it’s the most common brand among Appalachian Trail thru-hikers — but its …

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no longer have pull out a phone, connect the phone to the speaker, look up the music …

Smart Homes

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

The Audiophiliac picks the best receivers and amplifiers

8 Uncommon Cuts of Meat Butchers Wish You Knew About

A visit to my local butcher shop, Sweet Cheeks Meats, in Jackson, Wyoming, is something I look forward to every week. The atmosphere is friendly and …

How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Meal Prep<p>High-Protein Mason Jar Salads<p>How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week<p>Shares<p>Colourful chopped veg and …

Healthy Eating

The amazing ways intermittent fasting changes your body and brain

Stars such as Beyoncé and Hugh Jackman have spoken publicly about following intermittent-fasting plans to get in shape. So how does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson of the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, …

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Havasupai Adventure

An oasis in the desert. A place for you to witness the Grand Canyon walls surrounding you while listening to the sound of rushing water outside your …

Stereophile's Products of 2017 Editors' Choices of 2017

<b>Editors' Choices of 2017</b><p><b>Audiodesksysteme Gläss Pro Vinyl Cleaner</b> ($4199)<br>Without playing a note, the Audiodesksysteme Gläss Pro Vinyl Cleaner rocked …

10 sexy films on Netflix that are basically pornos

<b>Netflix may not feature any actual porn among its thousands of titles, but there are still plenty of films that at times could be mistaken for at</b> …

The worst behaviors of bad bosses, ranked

There are many different ways to be a good boss, but if your goal is to be a bad boss, it’s pretty clear what you have to do.<p>Taking credit for their underlings’ work is the worst of all bad-boss behaviors, according to a new survey of more than 1,200 full-time US workers, conducted by software …

Social Media

Sex On Netflix: Did You Know That Netflix Has A “Steamy” Section?

Did you know that Netflix has 61 different categories of "steamy" movies? Here are 10 of the steamiest selections from Netflix's catalog of "steamy" …

8 Tips for Hiking Havasupai

@TravisBurkePhotographyKEEN ambassador Chelsea Yamase puts her Terradora hiking shoes to the test in the rugged, multi-faceted terrain surrounding …

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

101 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many do you use incorrectly? (If you're like me, more than a handful.)<p>It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and …

Language

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."