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7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

11 Sleeping Pads for Catching More Zzz's While Camping

These are the best sleeping pads for car camping and backpacking that will make it easy to get a good night's rest.<p>A solid sleeping pad is an investment, as a good night's rest is that much more important when loading your days full of hiking, fishing, or wandering. Backpackers value lighter pads …

Backpacking

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts<p>Shutterstock<p>Fancy a rock hard six-pack? It’s more about your state of mind than your physical …

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

National Parks

These Artists Turn Your Kids' Doodles Into Wearable Jewelry

Parents can now wear their hearts on their sleeves — or on their wrists or around their necks.<p>Tasarım Takarım, a 2-year-old Turkish jewelry company, converts children’s drawings into cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces, among other items.<p>“It’s like a single moment of someone’s childhood becomes …

Jewelry

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You Really Need

You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.<p>I do my best to run 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I’m traveling and my normal routine is thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my …

Workouts

Which Protein Leads to the Most Weight Loss?

You’ve probably been told that a high-protein diet can lead to weight loss. But, not all types of protein are created equal. Some proteins lead to …

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

NASA's Mars exploration job posters beckon you to the Red Planet

NASA's inspirational call-to-duty posters will make you want to hop on the next spacecraft to leave Earth, even if it's decades from now.<p>Calling all surveyors, teachers, farmers and technicians. NASA wants you to step up and volunteer for service on Mars. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Explore …

Posters

Making Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors

The simple guide to brewing in nature<p>If you’re like Starbucks barista Daniel Castro, nothing beats freshly brewed coffee in the fresh air of the …

Coffee

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

Brain images reveal first physical evidence that Alcoholics Anonymous prayers reduce cravings

Long-term members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) report little or no craving for alcohol, but why this happens remains poorly understood.<p>In the first …

Alcoholics Anonymous

Here's What Body Dysmorphia Actually Is

It's not just another way of saying low self-esteem.

A 10-Minute Meditation Session for Beginners

You’ve heard that meditation is “good for you,” but the benefits are far beyond just feeling better. Meditation is the practical method for taking …

Meditation

How Healthy Are You Really? The New Test You Need To Take

You’ve tried every health booster under the sun, from green juice to supplements to the hottest new workout meant to leave every muscle quaking. Your clean diet rivals Gisele’s. But you look and feel less than stellar, and no amount of naps can seem to reset your sleep debt. (And the Mayo Clinic …

Recipe: Whiskey Cold Brew Coffee

A nip of Irish whiskey adds a kick to this spiced cold brew coffee.<p>Step up your iced coffee game by making it a spiced, cold-brewed libation.<p>01<p>Fill a …

Coffee

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Effective Weight Loss

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been hailed as a superfood containing a huge variety of nutrients, and it also helps with various ailments, including …

7 Reasons Why People Who Draw Mind Maps Are More Hireable

As technology grows more powerful and outsourcing becomes the norm, creativity will become more valuable to employers. As you search for your next …

We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

In a guest blog for the <i>Scientific American</i>, Peter Kinderman takes on the “harmful myth” that our more distressing emotions can best be understood as …

How are shaming men for weakness and suicide connected?

The increasing problem of male suicide has been in the news a lot in recent weeks. Across all the articles that have been written on the subject, one …

Mental Health

I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness

The first serious panic attack I can remember having -- not "I'm a little nervous" but "My heart is exploding through my chest and I might possibly die" -- was at 22.<p>I was in a staff meeting at my job editing test preparation materials, where I spent most of my time trying to sneak subversive …

Meditation

Meditate your way to better productivity

At the start of one hectic day, Gandhi is reputed to have said, "I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one." Contained in that counterintuitive argument is the reason for pursuing the practice of mindfulness – but also the reason we don't.<p>When people are …