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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you run into the unexpected in the backcountry. So if …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …

Mind

15 ways to improve your workout motivation

Whether starting a new program or suffering a slump thanks to a weight loss or muscle-building plateau or plain old boredom, finding your workout …

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

Yoga

Universe is expanding up to 9% faster than we thought, say scientists

The universe is expanding faster than anyone had previously measured or calculated from theory. This is a discovery that could test part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, a pillar of cosmology that has withstood challenges for a century.<p>Nasa and the European Space Agency jointly announced …

Universe

Scientists Are About to Turn on a System That Converts Atmospheric CO2 Into Fuel

This sucks in all the right ways.<p>Most of the strategies we hear about when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions involve figuring out ways to …

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

Dark Matter

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks | Runner's World

Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable as something you’d willingly put in your body—with a list of ingredients to match. …

Golden State Warriors

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

The Invictus Games in Pictures

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10 Tips for Hammock Camping

Tips for Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping with a Hammock<p>CloudLine Ambassador @t.stal<p>Parachute hammocks have become a popular trend in the hiking, …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

Here Are the Best Wildlife Photos of the Year

Nature, 1st prize storiesA Bornean orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree in the rain forest of Gunung Palung Nationa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Tim Laman<p>1 of …

The strongest hurricane ever recorded will hit Mexico this afternoon

This morning, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever recorded, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds have reached up to 200 miles per hour — the highest a hurricane can theoretically sustain. The Category 5 hurricane is also measuring the lowest pressure on record, …

What I learnt from a month cycling in the Netherlands

Who builds a bicycle road on a 32km-long sea dyke? One akin to a really, really long Severn Bridge, made of earthworks, tumbleweed and gulls, with a six-lane highway? The Dutch, that’s who, and I’m grateful for it.<p>With no end in sight, only a straight line of smooth tarmac stretching seemingly to …

Cycling

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

What's the Least Amount of Running You Need to Do to Be Healthy?

<i>By: Candace Nelson</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>You've seen those people who wake up early, pep already in their step, to go for a five-mile run before work. They're successful, generally happy, and take care of their bodies, because they know they could eventually die of a heart attack if they don't.<p>You are …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

12 fall clothing and style hacks every guy should know

Fall is a time of uncertain weather and therefore uncertain clothing needs. Conquering the season in style means knowing what to wear, how to wear it, and, of course, how to keep those much worn sweaters clean and pill-free.<p>1. Learn how to roll your shirtsleeves the right way<p>Instead of rolling your …

Clothing

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

Renewable Energy

7 Tips For Cleaning Your Cycling Water Bottles

Everything you need to know to keep them clean, long-lasting, and mold-free<p>Sticky sweet sports drinks and hydration tablets can turn your cycling bottles into incubators for bacteria and mold. Check out our expert tips below to keep your bottles fresh and clean and in good shape for years of</b> …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

<i>Flickr: John Loo</i><p>As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize …

60,000 antelopes died in 4 days - and no one knows why

It started in late May.<p>When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

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

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley14 hours …

Men's Fashion

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

9 National Parks Every American Should See

With over 400 national parks that cover 84 million acres, it is easy to see why the National Park System is a point of pride for Americans. Last year, the national park system tallied over 292 million recreational visitors and are on track to hit a higher number in 2015. But, with so many options – …

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