Nicole Conklin

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The world’s longest trail will be completed next year with nearly 15,000 miles of paths — here’s what it looks like

The Great Trail, an extensive network of paths that spans the country from north to south and east to west, is set to be complete by the end of 2017, the year of Canada's 150th anniversary. The project has been in progress since 1992, and will connect a whopping 14,828 miles of hiking and biking …

National Parks

Packing It Out: Thru-Hiking Food And Logistics

We are going to hike the PCT. Wait, how many miles? How many days? How much food? How many miles without water? How many calories per day? Resupply …

Hiking

Storm chaser's time-lapse tornado video is as gorgeous as it is terrifying

Storms chasers are a special breed of people. Upon a storm warning the natural reaction for most of us might be, "ACK, take cover." Not for storms …

Time-lapse Photography

30 Recipes So Perfect You'll Almost Hate Them

The following collection of recipes has some of our personal favorites as well as the most popular recipes we have on POPSUGAR Food. We've included breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dinner, and desserts so no matter what you're in the mood to make, you're guaranteed to find something!

Cooking

18 gorgeous views you’ll only see in South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands

IT’S A SHAME how the Midwest gets pigeonholed as “flyover country.” Many people probably picture endless farmland crisscrossed by rural roads with …

America’s Profound Gender Anxiety

Outrage over transgender bathroom use is just the beginning of a long conflict over what it means to be men and women.<p>In April, the state of Mississippi did something unusual. It made the definition of man and woman a matter of law: “Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable …

LGBTQI

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never …

Workouts

Classic chocolate microwave mug cake recipe

Classic chocolate cake is everyone’s guilty pleasure. The good thing about this one is that you can make it in less than three minutes in a microwave.<p>Mug cakes simply involve mixing ingredients in a mug, popping it into the microwave and then watching a perfectly risen cake come out in under three …

15 DIY Recipes That Are Even Better Than Takeout

No cartons allowed.

Recipes

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

It's just that simple.<p>Healthy eating is a skill that not all of us have mastered. If it's not your forte, allow us to let you in on a little secret: it's all about the meal planning. Dedicating a little time to stocking your fridge with healthy foods that you like to eat makes it a no-brainer next …

Best Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment Systems

What are the best water filter and purification options for backpacking? We put that question to 565 backpackers in a recent survey on …

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Spinach Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>One-Pot Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti</b><br>1 lb. uncooked spaghetti<br>1 (12.8-oz.) package cooked spicy Italian sausage, thinly sliced<br>1 large onion, thinly …

Periodic Table of Dumbbell Exercises

Dumbbells are a fantastic choice for any home gym. They are perfect for building strength and muscle, but are also excellent for cardio exercise and …

Sierra Madre Nube 2.0 Hammock Tent

After more than a few bad experiences with suspended tents, the folks at Sierra Madre Research figured they could build a better one themselves. …

Prototypes

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

America’s former CIA chief: ‘If we don’t handle China well, it will be catastrophic’

General Michael Hayden oversaw the NSA’s bulk surveillance programme and helped turn the CIA into a militarised force carrying out drone attacks. Why does he now think the obsession with counter-terrorism obscures more serious threats?<p>General Michael Hayden – the former chief of the US’s two most …

Surveillance

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

28 Ways We Sabotage Our Happiness (And How to Stop)

<b>“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>Life can be frustrating. Things don’t always go according to plan.<p>People let …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2015

We began our 2015 Best Towns competition with a bracket of 64 favorites, then let you vote until one dream burg emerged. Here, we present the 16 finalists—the places you say are the top spots in the country to work, run, eat, sail, paddle, drink, ride, and climb. The winner? A southern gem that …

Muscle Building Foods - List of Post & Pre Workout Foods That Help in Bodybuilding

Nutrition plays a major role in muscle building. You should maintain a good diet regime for increasing your muscle mass with ease. Muscle building …

15 Survival Gadgets For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You've never wanted to go outside more than now.

Outdoors

Winter Cabin Camping Essentials: What You Need to Survive

Winter Cabin Camping Essentials: What You Need to Survive Armed with the best winter gear imaginable, one of Gear Institutes intrepid testers heads …

Cabins

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

As another exciting week passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all corners of the internet for links to helpful tutorials, special …

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

What's for Dinner: 6 Pasta Dishes So Easy, They Almost Cook Themselves

<i>Hey, Kim here! While I'm on vacation, please welcome one of my all-time favorite food bloggers to Glamour Living. Fair warning: You're going to be hungry before the end of this post! xx</i><p>Hi, ladies! So excited to be bringing some of my favorite recipe ideas over to <i>Glamour</i>! Before we dive headfirst …

Smoky Mountains National Park; Gorgeous and Plenty to Do

Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited parks in the United States. It is found in both North Carolina and Tennessee and is famous …