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The 15 Best Tips for Camping in Your Car

Skip the expensive hotel and try car camping instead.<p>Heading to a beautiful beach or your favorite national park? Turn your car into cozy and …


The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …


13 Gorgeous California Beaches You Can Camp On

Spend the weekend camping at one of these beautiful California beaches.<p><b>Where to Camp:</b> Dillon Beach<p>North of San Francisco, find this scenic, …


Can Mindfulness Help Relieve Tinnitus?

If you have ever suffered from tinnitus, you will understand what a surprisingly distressing condition it can be. It can lead to anxiety, stress, …


Reconnecting with Self, Part 2: Mindfully Heading Toward Discomfort

<i>“What we are about to undertake is an expedition together, a journey of discovery into the most secret recesses of our consciousness. And for such an</i> …


8 Attainable Peaks for Novice Climbers

Ready to accumulate vertical, but short on skills? These are the world's best mountains to climb.<p>1. Mount Fuji, Japan, 12,388 feet<p>Mount Fuji is a …


Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …


The Best Things to Do in California

Save Place<p>2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA<p>Located on 100 acres in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country. With a …


Now you can use Google Assistant to map out your day

And do a lot of other stuff, too<p>Google just announced that it will introduce a “visual snapshot” feature in Assistant to summarize what’s happening in your day.<p>The feature, which is available on Android and iOS devices starting this week, will curate a user’s personal information into a single, …


The Newest Adventure Movies You Can Watch Right Now

Yes, summer is the time for raging, but you have to rest some, too. If it’s ungodly hot outside or your local trails are closed due to fire risk, settle in with these films about running, riding, and the redemptive power of long hikes and good food.<p>Brand New<p>‘Enhanced’<p>A new six-part docuseries from …


How To Retire At 62 With A Measly Million

Retirees need to plan their cash flows and build a steady portfolio with reasonable expectations. It is heartbreaking to hear from retirees who say …


How Journaling Helped Me Heal from Grief and How It Can Help You Too

<b>“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ~C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed</b><p>The day I was told that the man I loved was going to die from …

Creative Writing

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …


How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Google Chrome

How To Layer For Climbing Mount Rainier

Chris Simmons guides on Rainier for a living—here is his vetted gear list to keep you safe and comfortable.


My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh review – an experiment in oblivion

One of the pleasures of reading Ottessa Moshfegh is that – unusually, these days – she rarely writes in the present tense. Instead, the sense of immediacy, the sense of being inside a character, the sense of things happening and having psychic value, both to the writer and her reader, is provided …


Practice Self-Compassion with Forgiveness

We’ve all heard the idiom “forgive and forget,” as if processing pain inflicted upon us by others is a quick and easy job. The phrase is an …


Keep It Simple

The human mind has a tendency to make everything it takes up more complicated and elaborate than it needs to be. You may have noticed this. The …


How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen — No Chemicals Required

When it comes to pests and critters, the last thing any of us wants is to find unwanted guests taking up residence in the kitchen. While there are certainly more harmful pests, there's something particularly icky about ants — especially when they're in close proximity to where you store, prepare, …


When Mind Wandering is a Strategy, Not a Disadvantage

Whether we are listening in a meeting or going for a walk, our minds often stray from the present task to other thoughts. People’s minds wander …


Meditation under the microscope

It’s hailed as the panacea for everything from cancer to war. Does research into its efficacy meet scientific standards?<i>By Ute Kreplin</i>Read at Aeon


Spelunking in Banff

<i>Epic Trails,</i> a series from the filmmakers at Heliconia, follows backpacker Eric Hanson as he explores the world’s best trails. In this installment, Hanson visits the impressive network of caves more than two miles underground in Banff, Alberta.


The 9 Most Scenic Urban Running Trails

Finding your groove running in the city—or even just a little respite from chaotic urban life—can be challenging. Thankfully, many city planners understand that creating and preserving scenic trails and pathways is vital to keeping people happy and fit. Here are nine of our favorite places to do …


25 National Park Adventures You Need to Have

1. Get a Classic Summit to Yourself<p>These iconic NPS peaks are no secret—but that doesn’t mean you have to share your alpine glory. Beat the crowds …

National Parks

How to Stop Being Lazy And Work Out

Are you too lazy to get your butt to the gym?No matter how much time you have at hand and how much you intend to workout, you are simply unable to do …


Experts Say You Should Tell Yourself Nice Things

This is how they suggest you improve your inner dialogue.<p>The way we talk to ourselves matters. Not only does the inner dialogue we engage in shape our perception of our place in the world, it affects our emotions and motivations. It can really suck when your harshest critic lives in your brain. …


How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices

On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.<p>Meditation practices have made it into yoga classes, magazines, and mobile apps, but the concept of mindfulness has also become increasingly divorced from its roots. Similar to the Western practice …


Can Meditation Make Us Less Angry?

It can sometimes seem like the world is getting angrier. Whether it is Trumpian politics, keyboard warriors or the deluge of bad news we’re presented …

Anger Management

The Country's Most Beautiful Mountaineering Route

Photo: Stephen Matera<p>Along the way the route crosses a half-dozen or more glaciers and permanent snowfields. Some climbers rush through the route in three days, but why hurry when you can awaken each day to a cyclorama of Northwest peaks to climb, and views like this? In July our group took a …


The Best Map Apps for Navigating the Wilderness

Navigation is one of the most fundamental elements of planning and executing a successful outdoor trip. Thanks to phone apps, it’s also easier than ever. Of course, everyone should learn how to use a physical map and compass before heading into the backcountry, but digital maps often provide …