It’s relatively easy to pack for short hikes that last just a few hours: a snack or two to boost energy levels and carrying enough water to last the entire hike will be your main priorities. Longer hikes – for dedicated hikers that can mean three days or more – will require a more precise approach, with hydration, nutrition and weight considerations a priority. Read more »
Most of us are aware of the health benefits of exercise and a good, balanced diet. Some of us even manage to adhere to them. There are many factors that can lead to a happy, healthy and fulfilled life and yet one crucial ingredient is often overlooked: sleep. Read more »
Last year a British teenager was rushed to the hospital when she collapsed after eating almost nothing but chicken nuggets for nearly 15 years.
Imagine: 15 years. Most of us don’t have the system to tolerate that kind of poison; we all saw what happened to the protagonist in Supersize Me. What’s even more shocking is that our nugget-loving friend didn’t look much different than any other British teenager – fair-skinned, smiling, a little fleshy but far from fat.
Lucky for the majority of adults, our bodies have early warning systems that tell us when we’re overburdening them with bad food. We get sick, we feel sluggish and unhappy, we suffer diseases and eventually we figure out that eating healthy food is pretty important – perhaps more than we had originally estimated.
But the fact that the British teen survived so long on deep-fried nuggets begs the question: Can a person live on one food alone? Read more »
There’s much to love about Taipei. It’s safe, beautiful and inexpensive. A tourist needn’t worry about walking the streets alone at night, or even making a drunken jaunt to the 7-Eleven at 3 a.m. for a snack. Taipei is like New York; it never sleeps. Read more »
Around the world, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of the brave cancer survivors and beloved, lost victims of this serious disease, you owe it to yourself and others to take a few minutes to learn what you can do to protect yourself and those you love through early detection, and to find out how to support the search for a cure. Read more »
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? We’ve heard this said so many times that it almost sounds like an old wives’ tale. However, many studies and years of research have shown that this is more than a tale; it’s a fact. But what is it about breakfast that takes it out of the ranks of every other meal and into the stratosphere of supreme importance? Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day and how can people make sure they’re not only eating breakfast but also getting the most out of it? Read more »
The traveller needs a special kind of bucket list. She doesn’t need to make a list of the Seven Wonders of the World and mark them on a map. She’s probably seen most of them already, or else she knows more interesting places worth seeing, ones that don’t come with casinos and chain restaurants.
The traveller needs the kind of list that challenges and excites the mind. He knows where to find adventure outside himself, but sometimes neglects the adventures that can only be had within. Enter the alternative bucket list. Read more »
If fighting daytime fatigue is a losing battle, read on to learn of some healthier alternatives for getting that vital energy boost. Read more »
Napping ain’t easy. It’s a science and like all good science, it can be used for good or for evil. In order to craft the perfect nap – the kind of nap that won’t leave you feeling lethargic or dumbfounded – it’s important to know a little about sleep cycles. Read more »
When the mercury starts soaring, there are few places more exhilarating to take advantage of the summer sun than at an action-packed waterpark. We take a look at 10 of the best places to make a splash while taking the edge off the heat. For many people, summer conjures images of tanning and relaxing by expansive sandy beaches, sipping on a cocktail and enjoying sweltering hot days splashing about in the ocean. For thrillseekers though, summer means only one thing.
In no particular order, we present some of the biggest and best water parks on Earth: Read more »