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9 delicious meals you can prep this weekend and enjoy all through next week

If you’re like us, finding the time and energy to cook dinner after a long day at work is truly an impossible feat. We totally get it. But what about …

Cooking

15 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas That Make a Complete Protein

It’s no secret that the one concern with eating a plant-based diet is the lack of protein. While there are some amazing sources through soybeans, quinoa, and pulses, quite often there aren’t enough amino acids in the food to consider it a complete protein like animal products such as meat, dairy, …

Vegan

America’s 60 Best Day Hikes

While states like Alaska, California, Colorado and Montana might get all of the attention for great hiking (not without merit), there are great hikes …

Hiking

30 Easy Breezy Mason Jar Recipes You Need This Summer

When the monotony of brown baggin’ it has got you down, basic jar salads are an easy way to shake things up (literally <i>and</i> figuratively). But why stop there? From amped-up noodle-y salads to hearty chicken chilis, we’ve found some of the most stellar Mason jar meals out there. Because we’ve all come …

Healthy Eating

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

Cooking

These Workweek Meal Ideas Make Lunch Hour a Cinch (and Are Way Healthier)

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner is what brings people together, where does that leave lunch? Research has proven that …

Healthy Eating

Epic Landscape Photos Are More Than Sunsets and Symmetry

There are two goals when photographing landscapes, said Bradley Castañeda, who’s partnered on campaigns with Jeep, REI, Sony, Gore-Tex and La …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

Travel Photography

The 35 Most Instagrammable Recipes We've Ever Made

We've combed our archives for dishes that are all about the beauty shot<p>We can't stop scrolling through the gorgeous food photos all over our …

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a tremendous display of beauty, biodiversity, and a fragile ecosystem. Now, the reef …

Global Warming

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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26 of the Best Trips to Take Right Now

Whether you’re looking to push your physical limits with freediving in British Columbia or just lean back and cast on Montana's greatest river, these trips are guaranteed to help you make the most of summer.<p>26. North Central Minnesota<p>Once scarred by a series of open-pit taconite mines, this region …

5 Healthy Sheet-Pan Dinners You’ll Want To Devour

You’re 30 minutes away from a mouth-watering meal.<p>Sheet-pan meals are brimming with the best flavors of the season—and take 30 minutes, tops. They're a busy weeknight's best friend. Read on for our five favorite sheet-pan dinner recipes, plus tips on how to pick out a winning pan for your …

Food

18 Healthy Dinners That Are 5 Ingredients or Fewer

We've all been there — the fridge is almost empty, the cupboard is gathering cobwebs, and that trip to the grocery store just keeps getting pushed back. In times like this, it's easy to reach for that bowl of microwavable mac and cheese or order takeout, ultimately throwing any health-conscious …

Healthy Eating

8 incredible food markets to visit in your lifetime

Take it from Hemingway: if you truly want to experience a destination, there's no more authentic place to start than in the life-affirming bustle of its food markets. Here, you'll find not only every kind of person—the salty fisherman bringing in today's catch, the mama buying for her family, the …

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis | CNN Travel

5 Wildly-Colored Wonders to Explore in New Zealand

New Zealand’s beautiful landscape is filled with an endless array of colors epitomizing the 'nofilter' hashtag. From emerald green rainforests and …

New Zealand

7 Epic European Landscape Photography Spots you Might Regret Not Seeing

Photographers! Check Out these European Landscape Photography Spots<p>Planning a trip to Europe with your tripod & gear or already live there?<p>By now, …

How to road trip Scotland

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to take a road trip. Here are some of my favourite routes, many of them easily linkable for longer …

6 Prettiest Destinations in the World to See Cherry Blossoms

Of all the perfect pairings in the world—wine and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, Bonnie and Clyde—few are as perfect as cherry blossoms and …

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

Hiking

The Best Spring Crock Pot Recipes For Fresh And Easy Food

Don't put away your slow cooker yet!<p>Spring is around the corner and we can almost taste the fresh produce the season brings. While fresh salads are in order now that spring greens are available, that’s not all you should be eating. In fact, the brisk days of spring are actually perfect for warm, …

This Super Simple Plank Variation Will Get You Rock-Solid Arms And Abs

Walk it out.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral plank walk</b>: Take a walk on the wild side...well, as wild as a plank can get. This move intensely engages your core like a …

Workouts

Choose A More Exciting Wine Tasting Adventure in Napa and Sonoma

It's easy to enjoy a lovely day in wine country tasting at different wineries, but there are some obstacles: crowded tasting rooms and lineups of …

This Brewery Gives a Week of Paid Leave to Employees With New Puppies

A new puppy is a lot to manage. You have to buy food, devote time to training, adjust your schedule for walks, and -- of course -- play with and …

'Firefall' at Yosemite Park thrills visitors | CNN Travel

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

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