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11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

11 Gorgeous Swimming Holes Around the World to Take the Plunge

Summer is a beautiful time of the year: beaches are buzzing, neighbors are hosting weekend barbecues, and the hot sun makes everything look even more …

Dominican Republic

How To Start Hiking? Everything You Need To Know

Hiking is such a perfect activity. You have the chance to exercise, breath fresh air, be close to nature and clear your mind of all your daily …

6 US Travel Destinations If You’re Wanting A Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Work is hectic, the family is crazy, you need a vacation <i>now -</i> we all know the feeling. One problem though… you bank account doesn’t agree. Forget …

Cute Hiking Boots for Fall That You'll Actually Want to Show Off

Whether you're hitting the trails or the slushy pavement, these anything-but-ugly boots will keep you dry in style.<p>METALLIC. WEDGED. HIKING. BOOTS. …

Everything You Need for a Solo Backpacking Trip

For a next-level outdoor experience, try a solo backpacking<br>trip. Just you, the woods, and your thoughts —<br>and not a lot of extraneous gear

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

Backpacking with Less: A Personal Introduction to Ultralight

<b>Izzie Zahorian—who recently soloed the first 478 miles of the PCT—learned the hard way that less is always more. Here’s her story and top tips.</b>I was …

Backpacking

How to hike with kids and not lose your sanity

Few things are more terrifying than trying a new activity with a child. Reactions can swing from hyperactive joy to intense meltdowns within seconds, …

Hiking

Mount Williamson Challenging

Mount Williamson tends to get the short end of the stick from many day hikers in the Los Angeles area. It’s pretty remote — oftentimes literally at …

Maintain Your Weight Loss by Turning on Your 'Stay Slim Hormone'

If you're wondering how to maintain weight loss, you're certainly not alone. About 94 percent of women who have lost weight have had trouble …

Hike Through American History on These 7 Trails

There was no “trail” up New York’s highpoint, Mount Marcy, when then-Vice President Teddy Roosevelt climbed it on September 13, 1901, although by the …