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Eagle Rock Brewery’s New Beer Celebrates the San Gabriels

It’s no secret that we hikers tend to love our local microbrews, but for L.A. hikers who were looking for local beers actually brewed inside Los Angeles, pickings have been slim for a while. Now, a bonafide Los Angeles brewery is…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Antiquities Act (But Didn’t Know Who To Ask)

OK, so what is the Antiquities Act? The Antiquities Act (Pub.L. 59–209, 34 Stat. 225, 54 U.S.C. § 320301–320303 for all you hardcore civics nerds) is a law passed by Congress and signed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Generally, it gives…

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27 Books that will Change Your Life

Over the past few years, we’ve talked a lot about our favorite fitness, nutrition, and mindset resources — including how-to guides, tutorials, and blueprints. What we haven’t done, however, is share our favorite non-resource books under those same categories. Books…

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Are Toned Arms Genetic? (And Why Arm Workouts for Women Are Flawed)

Every woman has her own set of upper-body goals. Some want toned arms and shoulders, while others desire Instagram-worthy biceps. Others just want to look great in a cold shoulder dress. And every mom just needs the arm strength to…

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…