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This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 Slate Is the iPad Pro's Latest Rival

Samsung's ambitious 2-in-1 Windows 10 newcomer is a direct rival to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.<p>4<p>1<p>The ultra-thin Galaxy TabPro S tablet is the result of a close collaboration between Samsung, Intel, and Microsoft. With full Windows 10 on board, the newcomer is part of a …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Most Useful Podcast Ever: How to Breathe Better

Chances are you're breathing wrong. Do it better with these tips from a breathing coach to professional fighters, SWAT team members, and special ops.<p><i>To hear more from the editors of Popular Mechanics, download this week's episode of The Most Useful Podcast ever here, and be sure to subscribe and</i> …

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A Penny for the Hangman

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Savage<p><b>USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In Tom Savage’s chilling novel of suspense, an ambitious reporter is beckoned to an island paradise for the story of a lifetime. But this scoop might just be the death of her.</b> <br>Fifty years ago, on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, two teenagers born to …

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Hyman, M.D.<p>Dr. Hyman's revolutionary weight-loss program, based on the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i>, supercharged for immediate results!<p>The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman's groundbreaking <i>Blood Sugar</i> …

Why You Should Be Fishing With Salmon Roe Year-Round

<i>Photographs by Travis Rothbone</i><p>If you grew up chasing stocked trout like I did, you’ve probably drifted your share of salmon eggs. I always swore by …

Build A 300-MPH Ping-Pong Cannon

Using air rifle technology<p>A world-class table-tennis player can smash the ball at almost 70 miles per hour. From my experience, it is darn difficult to return the ball at such speeds. Imagine a shot delivered more than four times faster—could even the best player hit it? To find out, I designed a …

DIY Air Conditioner Costs Just $8 And Works Perfectly

Here comes summer. Are you ready to beat the heat? Where we live, keeping the house cool is usually a matter of leaving the windows open at night and …

Stay Mosquito Bite-Free All Summer With This Natural Hack

Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime <i>buzz</i>kill.<p>Bug spray and citronella are effective at keeping them away, but according to a video by the San Francisco Globe, there's an even easier, more natural way to get them to leave you …

3 cool things about Gmail 4.0 for iOS

For any Gmail user who owns an iPhone or iPad, there's a decision to be made: Use Apple's stock Mail app, or switch to Google's Gmail app?<p>If you've been on the fence, this may swing the pendulum toward the latter: Gmail 4.0 for iOS brings three welcome new features to iPhones and iPads, most of …

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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Apptitude: Groovebook, the little album that could

There are two shelves in my living room bookcase devoted to family photo albums — weighty faux-leather books with their spines neatly labeled by year and their pages packed with the 4-by-6-inch images of my kids as babies. They’re great. Right up until 2008, after which they are nonexistent. It’s …

Apptitude: Move or die

As many fellow desk jockeys know, sitting is killing us. Countless articles have detailed how it harms our cardiovascular system and makes us gain weight. And as someone who has packed on the pounds since I went from part-time to full-time work, I can ruefully attest to the latter.<p>So I’ve been …

'Anchorman 2' and other favorites are coming to Netflix in December

Prepare for a good, long month of lounging on the couch.<p>Netflix just released its list of streaming titles that will be available after Dec. 1, …

An iOS 8 Review for iPad Users

I’ve been running the beta on and off for a few months now, and I’ve spent the last few weeks on Beta 5 and the GM, so I feel like I’ve got a good enough handle on the OS to write a quick review for launch day. Let’s get one question out of the way right up front: should you upgrade to iOS 8 …

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Evernote Gets Big iOS 8 Update: Web Clipping, Sharing from Other Apps & More

Evernote has been a hugely useful app on iOS and just about any other platform for years now. With yesterday’s update for iOS 8, this excellent app just became a whole lot more useful.<p>The new app extensions feature in iOS 8 means that now you can pull content into Evernote from anywhere in iOS – …

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The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Talk Like TED

• <b>Author:</b> Carmine Gallo<p>Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about …

Search Inside Yourself

• <b>Author:</b> Chade-Meng Tan and Others<p>With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.<p>Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply …

'What Did Robin Williams Have To Be Sad About?' Isn't A Question You Should Be Asking

When the news broke that actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away from an apparent suicide, it left many fans heartbroken. But it also prompted some to ask: "Why?"<p>Why did this happen? What did the legendary funny man have to be sad about? The truthful answer is: We don't have the right to know.<p>…

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

I Quit Sugar

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Wilson<p><b>A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.</b><br>Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar …

The WAY OF THE SEAL UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Divine<p>In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, …

8 Weeks to SEALFIT

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Divine<p><i>8 Weeks to SEALFIT</i> plunges you into more than a workout program. Mark Divine’s stories and assignments will develop your mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual warrior as well as your physical warrior.<p><b>What You Will Learn</b><br>• Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL<br>• Forge an …

The Power of Full Engagement

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz<p>This groundbreaking <i>New York Times</i> bestseller has helped hundreds of thousands of people at work and at home balance stress and recovery and sustain high performance despite crushing workloads and 24/7 demands on their time. “Combines the gritty toughmindedness of …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …