Tom Lawson

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5 Keys to Stepping Up to Long Course Racing

That day that you said would never happen has arrived. You are thinking about taking the plunge and transitioning from short course (sprint, Olympic) …

Swimming

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Summer is upon us and that means it's time to get outside, feel the sun on our noggin, breathe deep of the fresh air and enjoy all all that Mother Nature has given our great nation. And there's nowhere better to experience the …

The Best Secret Spots in America's National Parks, From a Couple Who Visited All 59

Each one of America’s 59 national parks has its well-known, must-see stops -- you probably aren’t going to hit Yellowstone without swinging by Old …

Backpacking Gear Tips: 20 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Drop Weight (Without Breaking the Bank)

July 18, 2016<p>To many new backpackers, time spent on the trail can seem like a chore. You load up your heavy backpack with 40 pounds of gear until …

Best national parks for spectacular sights but modest crowds

We’d never throw shade at Yosemite or Grand Canyon. But they are, well, kind of popular —Yosemite got 4 million visitors last year, Grand Canyon 5.5 million.<p>Want to strike out on your own? These five national parks will amaze you with their scenic grandeur and surprise you with their lack of crowds.

National Parks

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Mega Cities

Big Science is broken

Science is broken.<p>That's the thesis of a must-read article in <i>First Things</i> magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of …

7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

<b>Autism is not a mental illness or disease</b><p>It’s been included in the diagnostic manual that some clinicians use: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So if you think it’s a mental illness, that’s understandable. But it’s not. It’s a developmental condition, one that is rooted in …

Autism

Is BioLogos Promoting Heresy?

The thrust of BioLogos is not in accord with the biblical doctrines of Christianity; thus it is in reality from the spirit of anti-Christ. Church, be …

The Best Scotch Under $250

This guide is a part of a series. View our more affordable single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “10 Best Affordable Single …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

How Humanism lost its way in a charismatic crusade – Michael Ruse

In February this year, there was a clash of Titans. In one corner, Richard Dawkins, former Oxford professor, Darwinian biologist, brilliant science …

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

Glutamate Imaging Identifies Previously Undetected Seizure Sites

<b>NIH-funded research offers hope for patients with few treatment options</b><p>People with epilepsy experience uncontrolled seizures that can impair quality …

Neuroscience

The Indoor Cycling Renaissance

No matter how much sweat I leave on the den floor, I can’t ride with D. Smith. A hard-charging, road-cycling avatar on Zwift, the realistic, graphics-driven cycling workout app that’s running on my laptop, Smith isn’t real. (I also changed his name.) Neither are the computer-generated hills, …

How Pilots Intuitively Make Critical Decisions

Making timely and correct decisions is an important part of many jobs, but few professions require this skill at the level of a pilot flying a large, …

Living Rooms

Medical Idolatry and Health Care Outcomes

I have written many articles questioning the conventional wisdom on matters ranging from infection control practices; to the validity of established (yet oft-changing) guidelines on diet, and "healthy" blood titers for a host of substances; to suitable blood pressure numbers. The implication is …

Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks

Grand Canyon

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …

Human Rights

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>A handful of the flyest guys on the planet explain how they found their personal style.<p>By The Editors of GQ2 days agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? …

10 things I learned about productivity watching 70 hours of TED talks last week

<b>Estimated Reading Time</b>: 10 minutes, 22s. If you read every word, that is.<p>Like this article? Here’s everything else I learned watching 70 hours of TED …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

And you might think you approach all those decisions rationally.<p>Yet research suggests there are a huge number of cognitive stumbling blocks that can affect our behavior, preventing us from acting in our own best interests.<p>Here, we've rounded up some of the most commonly cited biases that screw up …

The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

<i>By: Andrew Villagomez</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/s__i</i><p>Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Cuyahoga Valley

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Many people are surprised when they hear that there’s a full-blown national park in northeastern Ohio, smack-dab between the urban centers of Cleveland and Akron.<p>Crisscrossed by roads and freeways, encompassing towns, private attractions, and city parks, <b>Cuyahoga Valley National</b> …

National Parks

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

The 7 Best Road Bike Shoes For Cycling

DHB R1.0<p><b>Pro:</b> Extremely high value<b><br>Con:</b> Tend to be warm with mediocre ventilation<p><b>Entry Level:</b> It’s easy to watch a few hundred dollars disappear into …