Cynthia Medeles

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What to Wear Hiking

The proper gear to wear hiking will depend on a lot of different factors: temperature, weather, terrain type and whether you are going for a day or …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Ultimate Tent Care

©istockphoto/fotoVoyagerAfter a backpacking or camping trip, it’s too easy to just toss gear into heap in storage and forget about it until the next …

Washing Machines

10 Things Medical Pros Keep in Their Emergency Kits

Recommended by doctors, nurses, and EMTs, these genius products will take you from handy to heroic.<p><b>1. Baby wipes</b><p>Say hello to your go-to cleaner-uppers, great for cleaning your hands or a muddy scrape, says Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., a mother of two and a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital.<p><b>2.</b> …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

8 Contingencies to Plan for on a Multi-day Backpacking Trip - REI Co-op Journal

Everyone wants to have an epic backpacking or camping trip. However, sometimes the adventure is learning how to react. Check out the below eight …

A guide to ultralight no-cook backpacking - Because it's there

There have been a lot of questions about my diet on my 40 mile/day fastpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail. I choose to not cook, saving me the …

Coffee snobs can now be their own barista while camping

Are you heading out to Burning Man but are upset about having to drink an instant cup of coffee every morning? Why can’t we have our own personal …

Coffee

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.<p>Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were …

Hiking

The 10 best foods for brain health

Salmon<p>“Salmon, particularly wild salmon, is arguably the highest-quality protein for brain health,” Kulze says. This oily fish is the richest source …

How to Drink Wine Without Wasting the Bottle

Presenting the Coravin, the money-saving wine accessory you need right now.<p>At least once a week, my wife asks a question I never know how to answer: "Should I open a bottle of wine?" I find it hard to respond, because she only wants a glass. And if I tell her not to open the bottle, I'm depriving …

New York City

The 7 Worst Airlines in America

Who doesn’t love flying? In today’s world flying on airplanes is inevitable. In 2014, 846,350,968 passengers flew over America alone. That’s 12% of …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

These 7 apps can help you save money right away

But a number of apps are taking a swipe at making it a lot easier.<p>These smartphone apps will help you track your expenses and save lots of money.

Personal Finance

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

Puget Sound

Mini Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookie within a cookie of your dreams.<p>December 27, 2014<p>Chocolate chip cookies immediately bring you back to your wonder years as a little tyke …

4 simple steps to train your puppy: Watch Wrangler demo his tricks

Animal Planet's Andrea Arden stopped by Studio 1A Wednesday with a few tips and tricks for how to train your pooch.<p>On hand to demonstrate the techniques were TODAY's Puppy With a Purpose, Wrangler, and his trainer, Saxon Eastman.<p><b>1. Sit</b>Using small bits of food as a lure, slowly lift your hand up and …

Dogs

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

5 Reasons to Visit Asheville This Fall

Over the last decade, Asheville, North Carolina, situated along the Smoky Mountains, has become home to hundreds of artists, musicians, chefs, and …

North Carolina

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

There are a number of third-party applications that offer up a “secret folder” on your iPhone for hiding certain, <i>ahem</i>, private photos from prying eyes. But most of these require a bit of photo management to take place first – you have to import your photos into the app, then delete the original …

12 Ways To Make Your iPhone Run Faster

If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slow, there's usually a problem that can be easily solved.<p>Two years of everyday use can take a toll on your iPhone, but these tips and tricks should be able to hold you over until your next upgrade.

Apps

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Hack Your Closet!

Whether you have children or not, you can get a lot more out of your closet by customizing the space to your needs. Adding a dividing wall, shelves, and a half-height closet rod are all pretty easy to do. You don’t have to do exactly what I did; use what works best for you. However, it is worth …

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The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

The New Potato Dish Everyone—and We Mean <i>Everyone</i>—Will Love

This amazing recipe teaches you how to make fluffy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside spuds without loads of cheese or oil. (Plus, nine more …

Cooking