Healthy Living

How to Pick, Cut, and Care For the Perfect Christmas Tree

How to Pick, Cut, and Care For the Perfect Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season to go all Clark Griswold, pack up the family, and hit up your local tree farm. When you’re picking out that most sacred of holiday accoutrements, preference is always key. However, there are some things to keep in mind while doing so. Here are a few tips [...]

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

If sleeping in an intimate cabin nestled above the warm tropical ocean sounds like your version of paradise, then these overwater bungalows ― while a little on the pricy side ― will offer everything you could ask for in an accommodation. Casa Ventanas Located on the private island of Cayo [...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

While red and pink equal signs distracted America’s attention, a less sexy bill slipped its way into law on Thursday; but unlike Supreme Court rulings, America could have influenced this outcome. That is no longer. On Thursday, March 28th, food giant Monsanto landed a big victory with the passage of [...]

9 Christmas Gifts for the Runner in Your Life

9 Christmas Gifts for the Runner in Your Life

We are quickly approaching the 2013 Christmas shopping season, as sales ads and e-coupons continue to bombard our mailbox, inbox, and Web pages.  If you are looking for ideas on holiday gifts for runners, there are a number of excellent options. Energy Gels Athletes typically consume a large amount of [...]

Extra Warm Clothing and Accessories: 6 Essentials for the Winter Season

Extra Warm Clothing and Accessories: 6 Essentials for the Winter Season

The best part of winter is defeating the cold, staying cozy amongst the snowbanks, and being warm during the white-outs. And whether you are staying toasty this winter as you are flying down the ski slopes, or nestled up in some extra layers in the living room, here for you [...]

Turkey Trot: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Turkey Trot: A New Thanksgiving Tradition

www.facebook.com/DallasYMCATrot/photos_stream In Dallas, Texas the three biggest Thanksgiving traditions consist of the meal itself, watching the Cowboys play, and running a 5K, or as it’s more traditionally known as, the Turkey Trot. That’s because an estimated 40,000 runners will be hitting the Dallas streets on Thanksgiving Day, participating in the [...]

7 Reasons to Plan a Ski Trip to Mount Baker

7 Reasons to Plan a Ski Trip to Mount Baker

Revel in this statement: Mount Baker is one of the snowiest places in the world. If that was not enough to convince you to pack your skis or snowboard up and hop on a plane, train, car or mule to make your way to Mount Baker, Washington, then read on. [...]

7 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

7 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Restaurant gift cards, books, and DVDs are all well and good. But if you want to reward your friends and family members with gifts that will bring a smile to their face and lend Mother Earth a hand, then check out our list of eco-friendly items before you kick off [...]

8 Hot and Fashion Functional Trends Right Now

8 Hot and Fashion Functional Trends Right Now

Some believe that fashion and the outdoors are mutually exclusive but the following fashion forward and functional trends say otherwise. From durable, colorful fabrics that keep you warm and dry to head and hand wear that no only keep your extremities cozy but also make the men manlier and the [...]

6 Electronics Products for Athletes

6 Electronics Products for Athletes

When I was routinely training, and racing trail half marathons, I ended up putting both my body and my clothing/audio equipment through rigorous abuse. Here is a list of seven different audio products athletes can take a look at this Christmas holiday shopping season.  You’re likely going to need to [...]