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The Coming Collapse

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a …

Middle-class

Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital says Official says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit it<p>A mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.<p>The two men were …

Wildlife

The 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Workouts

Camping without the hassle: New service rents you all the gear you need, plus the car

One day in April, I returned from a camping trip — a quick 24 out of the city — and ran a load of laundry. What’s more telling is what I didn’t do.<p>I didn’t hose down a muddy tent, I didn’t soak a shoddily cleaned pot, and I categorically did not empty a cooler or clean out a car. Instead, I relied …

Camping

The Best Camp Stoves of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Camping

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Japan

The 100 Skills That Every Backpacker Should Know

This is the time of year when backpackers everywhere are preparing to set out on an epic summer trip. It could be just a weekend escape to their …

Backpacking

Stressed out? These are the supplements experts recommend

Not to add another worry to your already-full plate, but chronic stress has been shown to play a significant role in the development of disease. …

Wellness

People Are Straight-up Obsessed With These 32 Ridiculously Clever Products On Amazon Prime

One minute a product is just a glimmer in the eye of some clever inventor or designer — then suddenly you look around, you talk with your friends, …

Shopping

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

10 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your 40s-and-Beyond Body

When we pack our diet with vibrant foods loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and essential nutrients, our body will show its appreciation …

Wellness

The Best Wet Weather Gear for Adventures in the Rain

<b>If you love the outdoors you don’t want a short downpour,</b> <b>let alone a week of rain</b> <b>to stop you in your tracks. While rain might be less of an issue</b> …

Backpacking

The Best Solar Chargers for Backpacking

Keep the juice flowing in the backcountry with these lightweight solar chargers.Stay charged with this list of three solar chargers for backpacking.</b> …

Powerbank

Did you solve it? I'm a mathematician, get me out of here!

The solution to today’s escapology problem<p>In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you the following puzzle:<p>Imagine you are in a grid 100 squares long and 100 squares wide. (The grid is fixed to the compass directions: up/down is N/S, and left/right is W/E.) On each square of the grid, there’s an …

Mathematics

Ian McEwan helped his son write an essay about his own novel. His son got a C+

If you're a student who's been assigned to write an essay about an Ian McEwan novel, there's one person you shouldn't ask for help: Ian McEwan.<p>The Man Booker Prize-winning British author, known for his novels "Amsterdam" and "Atonement," told the Daily Mail that he offered to help one student —his …

The Oscars

How to Hike Farther

1. Identify your goal. Whether you’re hiking for a month or a weekend, take time to define what it means to “hike your own hike” and what tradeoffs …

Hiking

The Benefits of Red, Green, and Blue Light Therapy

Bulbs in different colors deliver a rainbow of health benefits that make you feel strong, rested, and focused. Here’s how to activate their …

Sleep

BACKPACKING CHECKLIST

Wondering what you need for a hiking trip? Use this backpacking checklist when planning an overnight hike or tackling a multi-day adventure on an …

Backpacking

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

Reboot Claims to Increase Muscle Mass, Decrease Body Fat and Reignite Your Sex Drive

Be Spunki, the brand behind the Reboot pill for men claims that its new product has…well, a lot of impressive benefits. You read the headline, right? …

Body Fat

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid.<p>Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, they can transmit Lyme to people and, that if …

Disease

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make in an Almost-Empty Peanut Butter Jar

Everybody is familiar with that tricky situation when you get to the bottom of a nut butter jar. You've scooped out all the spoonfuls, but there's …

Healthy Eating

How to Pack Your Backpack…the Right Way

It’s nearly impossible to pack a backpack for a multi-day trip correctly the first time. Inevitably, each packing session turns into a re-shift of …

Backpacking

34 Signs A Married Man is Flirting and Wants to Sleep With You

Click here to see the signs……<p><b>What is it about a married man that is so irresistible?</b><p>It must be something because so many women fall for it. Just this …

Relationships

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

A Science-Approved Plan for Sustainable Fat Loss<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The majority of diets don't work for long. Hunger pangs plague you, …

Nutrition

Triumph and Tragedy

[<i>Eds. note: This story appears in the December issue of</i> Canoe & Kayak<i>, available on newsstands now. The following version has been updated. Doug</i> …

British Columbia

8 Ways to Instantly Become More Charismatic and Influential

It's a fact that charismatic leaders close more deals and gain more respect. These simple steps will instantly increase your magnetism and charm.<p>When a charismatic individual enters the room, people sit up and take notice. Iconic pop star, Pink, puts a rather outrageous, yet memorable, spin on this …

Charisma

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

During the early 1900s, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, developed a napping hack for generating his new creative ideas and staying productive with …

Sleep

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

Workouts