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Why You Should Enroll Your Kids in Piano Lessons, According to Science

With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones. And mastering that complex system doesn’t …

National Academy of Sciences

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

This Is the Golden Age of Backpacking Food

Lillian Hoodes lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she’s noticed a common theme among her outdoorsy peers: “Everyone has some sort of food allergy.” She’s not wrong. It’s estimated that 15 million Americans have some sort of diagnosed food allergy. That figure doesn’t include people who avoid certain …

Backpacking

The Ultimate Guide To Learning How To Hike

When it comes to physical activity, it should be plenty apparent by now that hiking is one of our favorites. And while it might seem like second …

Hiking

The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag

From certain angles, it looks like we’re hanging over the precipice. Climate change–fueled disasters like monster hurricanes, megafires, and 100-year droughts are becoming ever more frequent. A solar superstorm could wipe out the grid, the New Madrid fault might go at any moment, and, of course, …

Camping

The Best Knives and Multitools of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

11 Easy Tips to Teach Your Kids Time Management Skills

Hurry up. Do you know what time it is? Let's go. What's taking you so long? Do you sometimes feel like you're raising a bunch of dawdlers with no …

Ultimate California National Park Adventures for your Bucket List

There are plenty of adventures you can experience not far from the hustle and bustle of cities in California. With an extensive amount of national …

National Parks

Motorcycle ADV: COBDR 6 Day Motorcycle Trip through the best of Colorado Back Country

Never Not Learning: How to Pack Light For Backpacking with Mike St. Pierre

Words & Photos by Mike St. Pierre When you’re first learning the ins-and-outs of how to pack light for backpacking, it’s important to understand that …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Learning

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

Exercise

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Window boxes brighten the facade of any residence, from a Victorian home to a suburban ranch house. As a bonus, window boxes add to curb appeal. Strawberry's trailing habit softens the edges of the window box, while the bright white flowers with yellow centers cheer up visitors and remind them of …

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries are popular in home gardens because they can grow in a small space, even in containers. In fact, they are one of the easiest berries to …

Gardening

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

23 children's books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Books can have a profound impact on our lives and the way we view the world, especially as children.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues …

A Guide to Raised Beds, Gardening in Raised Beds, Square Foot Gardening: Gardener's Supply

This kitchen garden is DIY, made with conventional lumber and the Raised Bed Corners.<p>THERE'S nothing like a well-tended vegetable garden with rows …

​The Best Type of Exercise For Aging Muscles

Max out your gains—even in your golden years<p>Aging can do a number on your muscles. After you turn 30, you start to slowly lose your bigger fast-twitch muscle fibers that make you lean, defined, and athletic. And your muscles even age at a cellular level with a decline in the number and quality of …

This Is the Fastest Way to Grow Tomatoes at Home

Forget about seeds and root your plants instead.<p>There's something about biting into a ripe, juicy tomato that just feels like summer. Chances are, tomatoes star in your home garden, and with such a high demand, the weeks it takes for a seedling to sprout could feel like forever. Luckily, blogger …

How to Build a Native Bee Hotel

We think of bees as hive creatures with a nasty sting. But not all bees live in hives or have such an aggressive approach to self-defense. In fact, …

8 Storage Solutions to Maximize Your Hidden Bedroom Space

Stuck in a small bedroom? If it feels like you don't have room for extra storage, look again—there's plenty of space in the spots you're not paying …

Hacking

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

The 7 Evernote Functions that I Couldn't Live Without

Managing info load is a core part of personal productivity. Here are my 7 favorite Evernote features that will save you time and make you more productive.<p>Just last weekend my company, Maui Mastermind, hosted 120 of our top business coaching clients for a 3 day workshop on how to grow their …

Productivity

Helen Yemm: top tips for patio tomatoes

<b>Pots or bags?</b><p><i>I am planning to grow three tomato plants on my patio. What should I grow them in? The choice is either three 10in (25cm) pots (each 8in/20cm deep), providing 25 litres of root space, or a standard 30-litre growbag. Anthony Boyd, via email</i><p>Patio tomato prowess depends not just on …

Motorcycles Are Learning to Save You From Your Own Recklessness

We all like to open it up every now and again, and Bosch is outfitting superbikes with the tech to make it safer.<p>A decade ago, rider skill was the last word in motorcycle performance. Until then, the dream for many riders was that in some far-off future, with enough practice, you might just be able …

How To: Set Up a Trail Bike for Bikepacking

With a few tweaks, your trail bike can be an ideal bikepacking rig<p>"I'm thinking about building up a bikepacking bike," the 40-something customer told …

Win the Day With Tim Ferriss's Morning Routine

Here's how the best-selling author and serial entrepreneur starts things right.<p>1 min read<p>"If you win the morning, you win the day -- or at least, so it has been said," says author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. And he has a routine designed to set him up for success. In this video, Ferriss explains …

Tim Ferriss

Hiking Resources

Welcome to the Hiking Resources page at The Adventure Junkies.<p>This is a complete list of all the backpacking resources available on our website, from …

How to be a 'weekend fitness warrior'

Busy professionals and frazzled parents, rejoice: those who shoehorn their weekly exercise into Saturdays and Sundays gain almost as many health benefits as those who work out daily, according to research.<p>A 2017 study of 63,591 adults, led by the University of Loughborough, found that the …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …