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The 9 Best Brands for Logo-Free Basics

You don't have to be a walking billboard.<p>For too long, we’ve been walking around like human billboards, sporting the iconic symbols of all our favorite brands. And even worse, we’ve been paying major bank for the privilege.<p>The latest cool-kid designers are keeping their signatures on the DL and our …

7 Moves for an Instant Butt Lift

You can do these exercises anywhere.<p>There’s something refreshing about how beauty ideals have shifted from the (oft-dangerous) waiflike body goals of …

How to Choose Your Adventure. 36 Questions to Hatch a Plan…

You’ve decided you want to do a big journey. You’ve begun saving. You’ve allocated time in your calendar to the trip. Your family and boss know that …

North Pole

The 11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know (But May Be Doing Wrong)

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine" and you wondered what the heck you were doing?<p>Yeah, we're here to help.<p>Yoga doesn't need to be shrouded in mystery. This week, we caught up with …

Yoga

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the military. Mental toughness is resilience—the ability to stick to something regardless of the obstacles in your way. It’s about being goal oriented, always trying to improve, and being …

Skiing is Not Important

<i>Photo by Cody Downward</i><p>Skiing is not important. What is important is living hard, connecting with nature, avoiding routine, and being kind. Skiing …

There’s a simple technique you can use to turn your emotional baggage into dating success

It may seem that new relationships are entirely fueled by dreams and hopes for a perfect future. But the past can have a powerful influence too—often more so than we would like to admit. The “emotional baggage” that we bring from the past can mean that we sometimes pick a partner who’s not quite …

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

You want to be attractive, incredibly attractive.<p>You know, Pierce Bronson or Liv Tyler kind.<p>But then you look into the mirror and…let’s just say, any …

Relationships

You Can't Call Yourself a Skier Till You've Adopted These Traditions

You'll notice two themes throughout these ski hill traditions: they all entail lots of drinking and lots of showing off. After all, aside from the absolute freedom of sailing down the side of a mountain, that's what makes skiing so fun. These are our favorite celebrations.<p>The Beach<p>Arapahoe Basin, …

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Merely talking about "evidence" or "data" does not typically change a skeptic's mind about a particular topic, whether it is climate change, …

Feel small under North America's tallest falls

<b>Why:</b> North America's tallest waterfall, splashing down in one of its most gorgeous valleys.<p><b>What:</b> The essence of Yosemite Valley is soaring granite and falling water. So if you’re a park beginner, get yourself to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. Preferably in spring.<p>This is the bottom of a …

How To Meditate: 6 Methods That Can Get Anyone Meditating

Sometimes the weight of the world can really bring us down and create un-wanted stress in our lives.<p>Whether it’s a demanding job with long hours, …

This season's best ski and snowboard festivals - and how to book

From igloo raves to après-fuelled laughter, there's not a welly or soggy tent in sight at these winter mountain festivals - and some of them are free to attend, all you need do is get to the resort and buy a lift pass.<p>Best for fans of Eurovision, large festival sites<p>Rock the Pistes<p>Two countries, …

9 Inspiring Apps Created to Improve Mental Health

Technology has been an incredible tool to help people monitor their health. We can track what we eat, our steps, our heart rate and even our sleeping …

Training time

Skiers and snowboarders, gearing up for a new season, are on the move.<p>Following preseason conditioning directives from fitness trainers and coaches, …

Is Your Personality Wired for Stress?

I’m sitting in a sunny piazza in Rome, drinking a perfect cup of cappuccino, at the beginning of a long vacation. You’d think I’d be floating on …

Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life: Study

The next time you’re feeling bummed out or angry at the world, ask yourself if you’ve really been dealt a poor hand—or if, just maybe, you were …

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

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 …

The most beautiful videos of America you'll ever watch

With the US National Parks Service celebrating its 100th birthday today, there’s never been a better time to reflect on its finest jurisdictions.<p>There are 59 national parks in the US, from the granite peaks and coastal islands of Acadia to the sandstone canyons and mesas of Zion.<p>23 of the most …

Can the Lightest Merino Shirt Ever Stand Up to Real-World Abuse?

Colorado performance-fabric maker Voormi claims that shirts made from its new Dual Surface UL fabric—a synthetic/merino wool hybrid—are the lightest and most wicking merino-based products available. To test that claim, we packed only this shirt for a three-day backpacking trip through Washington’s …

3 Morning Workout Hacks If You Hate Getting Up Early

Some people are just <i>not</i> morning people. While working out in the a.m. is an awesome productivity hack, even all the coffee in the world can’t motivate some people to get themselves out of bed before a certain hour. If this sounds like you, good news: If you put your mind to it, you totally can …

Workouts

The Skinny Guy's Workout Program to Build Muscle

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Hard-gainers or ectomorphs believe it's difficult for them to build muscle …

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

The One Quick, Free, ANd Easy Way To Be Happier

I see it on a weekly basis, sometimes daily between friends and business associates - people are so stressed out, constantly working, worrying about things that won't matter a week from today, sleeping little, and complaining a lot.<p>Oftentimes people forget to take a step back and think about how …

3 Ways "Fear of Missing Out" Is Ruining Your Career Happiness (And Steps to Change)

You’ve felt it before. You’re at home on a Friday night with <i>Shark Tank</i> on the TV, a cold glass of Pinot Grigio in hand, feeling anxious and insecure …

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Manipulating your hand position or grip can make a big difference in the training effect you get from your workouts. And some of the chronic pain …

8 Reasons Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now

Your career is going great but your life isn't full of joy? Here's what to do.<p>What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>…