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Los Angeles State Historic Park is About to Re-Open

In 2012, the city of Los Angeles trumpeted the opening of Grand Park. In the midst of downtown, the 12 acre park was a desperately-needed new public space and since its opening has become a popular destination and event location…

Interview: Ominous Ann of AltYellowstone NPS Twitter

Just after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the official National Park Service Twitter account retweeted some photos of the crowds at the event comparing them to those at the inauguration of Barack Obama. Many were initially surprised at the seemingly flagrant nose-thumbing from an organization generally known…

Trailblazers: Daisy Martinez of Trash Free Earth

Trailblazer: Daisy Martinez Location: East L.A. Trailblazing Role: Founder, Trash Free Earth I’m A Modern Hiker Because: The outdoors is the only place where I feel like I am capable of anything (like saving our planet) and where I feel…

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Sweet Treat or Workout Fuel? Vegan, Oil-Free Banana Bread

Note from Matt: This recipe post comes courtesy of Stepfanie Romine, co-author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. (And don’t forget, today is the last day to get our upcoming video series on oil-free, microwave-free cooking as a bonus when…

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Winning the War on Hunger: Practical Solutions to Overeating

By design, snacking is supposed to be a good thing. But for many people, it feels like following a carrot on a stick onto a path of overeating. You know what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to spread a…

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Moderation: Sensible or Slippery Slope? with Pamela Fergusson, RD PhD

When making a big life change, especially around healthy eating, is it better to go all in or leave room for moderation? We posed that question to Pamela Fergusson, RD PhD, who — as a nutrition consultant — knows a…

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The Mystery of Squat Form: How Low Should You Go, Really?  

You know that you should squat. Everyone—and every fitness magazine and website, ever—tells you that. And with good reason. Sitting down and standing up is one of the most basic movements in life. And from a training perspective, just about…

Why Eating the Same Thing Every Day Does Not Cause Food Allergies

  “Too much of a good thing isn’t good for you” may be a cliché, but, in many situations, it can be accurate advice. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says there is “no relationship” to consuming a…

Anza-Borrego Superbloom 2017

You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, you can’t escape it – the #superbloom. I had one night to squeeze in a trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park last week before a slew of work and family trips kicked…

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The Get Fit Workout Plan: Avoiding Missteps, Mistakes, and Past Frustrations

Here’s a question you probably haven’t heard from your trainer – and it might be one of the many reasons your workout plan doesn’t deliver what you need. How many pillows do you have on your bed? Research tells us…