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Your Best Parenting Advice: From Meddling Parents To Poop Management

What do you wish you'd known before becoming a parent?<p>In May, we asked our audience this question at the start of How To Raise A Human, our month-long special series on how to make parenting easier.<p>More than 1,000 moms and dads opened up about the struggles and joys of raising children of all ages, …

Parenting

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

14 Jaw-Dropping Hikes in Banff National Park for All Levels

Hiking in Banff National Park is an outdoor traveler’s dream. With its strange, pastel-colored glacial lakes, its year-round green pine trees, its …

28 Best Hiking Apps, Offline Maps, and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation — …

Best Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park<p>Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the worst kept secret of the East, is perennially overrun with hikers, …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Mathematics

8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world — for good reason. It wakes us up, helps us stay on task, and provides an extra energy boost.<p>Most people in the Americas and Europe get our caffeine fix from coffee.<p>But people often worry that they should limit their coffee …

Coffee

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

The 10 Most-Visited Parks — and Less-Visited Side Trips

It's no surprise millions of people flock to America's most celebrated national parks. But did you know about these 10 lesser-known sites nearby? …

Hiking the Forgotten End of the AT

The route up Quebec's Mont Jacques-Cartier starts out on the broad, rough remains of a World War II military road, but soon becomes a rocky trail, …

Hiking

Camera Bag Review: Peak Design Everyday Backpack, Tote and Sling

After wowing us in 2015 with the release of their Everyday Messenger, Peak Design has released three new bags (one even comes in two different sizes) …

The Big Test: 2016/2017 Small Crossovers

Changing Times: Goodbye, Sedans. These Crossovers Are the Future of Family Transportation<p>The dynamic of the family car landscape is shifting. For decades, sedans such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry were among their respective automakers’ top sellers. These four-doors were the vehicle of …

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

European Travel

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

21 Magical Places In The South You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The South has A LOT to offer.

5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

10 Great Pleasure Hikes in the U.S.A.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others.<p>If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the …

Osprey’s Anti-Gravity Suspension System Is a Back-Saver

Five miles into my hike around the iconic Mitten Ridge in Sedona, I stopped on the side of the trail for some water and to survey the damage. Looking …

Head to Bluff, UT for Sandstone Buttes, Sweeping Desert Mesas and 1,000-Year-Old Anasazi Ruins

Before I even asked, the white-haired gentleman behind the counter seized my AAA roadmap, laid it flat, and pointed to a speck in Utah’s southeast …

Hiking

The Long Way in to Havasu Falls

ROAD N✍TES<b><br>Editor’s Note:</b>One of the Grand Canyon’s most remarkable features is Havasu Falls, where aquamarine water drops from up to 100 feet into …

America's 20 best national parks

A century ago, there were no guidelines for creating a national park, because nothing like them existed anywhere in the world. It was generally agreed that the pristine nature of the United States should be preserved for posterity, as well as for conservation reasons – but how?<p>Great minds tussled …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

7 monumental landscapes you can only see in Wyoming

Think of the American West and it’s hard not to immediately focus on Wyoming — home of cowboys and rodeos, big history, big culture, and big …

National Parks

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Travel Photography

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Internet cats will never die

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a famous New Yorker cartoon that features a pooch facing a PC and quipping to his fellow canine that "On the Internet, no one knows that you're a dog."<p>But the sad doggone truth is that if you're a dog on the Internet, no one cares, because the geeks who rule the Web are focused on …

Pets

Couple Forgot To Tell Their Cat They’d Just Had A Baby

When planning your family with your significant other, be sure to include your pets in the discussion – otherwise, they might be in for a nasty …

Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 1 :: Cameras

I have been a Fuji fan boy since the original X100 and, as you can see from the photo above, I have continued to drink the Fuji juice. That’s almost …

Cameras