Americans are more sedentary than ever, and it seems like every day brings a new study showing the health impact of sitting for long stretches. For example, research from Louisiana’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that people who sit for a majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die from a heart attack.
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Educational research shows that kids often slide backwards during the summer, at least in their recall of what is taught during the regular school year. However, time off from the formal structure of school allows many students to pursue their own unique interests.
Car camping isn’t as rigorous as backcountry hiking, but it still requires quite a bit of preparation. Below, you’ll find a basic list of what to bring car camping. (more…)
For millennia, humans gathered around a campfire every evening to share food, stories and love. Perhaps those early years in human civilization are somehow wired into our genetic makeup. Especially in today’s world of endless digital distractions, a campfire has a magical ability to create a serene environment where people can unwind and watch their troubles float away like smoke on the breeze.
Knowing how to choose an LED headlamp can be tricky business. LED headlamps are available in a wide variety of price ranges and can be used in many different situations, each with its own unique lighting requirements. In order to choose the best headlamp for your needs, it’s helpful to understand the different features of an LED headlamp and how they affect the quality of the device.
A Bug Out Bag, sometimes referred to as a 72-hour kit, is a heavy-duty bag or backpack that contains enough essentials to survive for at least three days. In our day and age, with natural disasters and other calamities becoming more common due to the overpopulation and mass urbanization of the Earth, a Bug Out Bag will ensure that you’re prepared to survive the first few days of a disaster, regardless of where you end up.
Despite the negative images the phrase may carry, dumpster diving is an art. What better way to find cool stuff for free, while having an adventure as well? If you don’t mind getting a little dirty and doing some spontaneous dumpster rummaging, then you may want to try your hand at a dumper dive. Of course, you’ll need the right tools and equipment to be successful and have fun. Listed below are five general tips on preparing for a night out dumpster diving. (more…)
There are essential items you should carry with you at all times in the event of an emergency or simply an unexpected happening. These items can include lip balm, a list of emergency phone numbers, a small flashlight, medication or a notepad. This guide will outline the basic everyday carry items you should consider taking with you wherever you go. (more…)