What's new and notable in backcountry gear
The Tenquille aids that activity with stretchable side panels, an athletic fit and a breathable polyester material that both repels water and wind. It has a They run on batteries, add only around four ounces of weight, and are infinitely easier ...
May 29, 2015
Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks 400-foot spinning Orlando Eye
Wallenda rode to the top of the wheel and then navigated up ladders and around parts of the structure to begin his four-minute trek along its six-inch rim. He stopped at one point As I got on it, it folded, it closed on my hand here, my leg, [I ...
April 29, 2015
9 ways to fall asleep faster
() If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke....
April 22, 2015
Time to hang up the iPhone and hang out
She was hoping they might read, listen to the wind rustling the leaves, talk to each other, or maybe even discover the wonders of solitary reflection. And yet, he said he sleeps with his smartphone next to his pillow, using it as an alarm clock ...
April 22, 2015
Packers' Mike Daniels endures brutal workouts to keep edge
Smith has worked with several NFL players here and the goal is always to make you this uncomfortable. Think of an alarm clock. Set it for 5 a.m. every day and you'll wake up at 4:58 automatically after a week. The body adapts. At Synergy, he fights ...
April 19, 2015
An explorer's contentment with the size of Yellowstone
But on the tent's south side, the sun, even though it's been up only a few minutes and is partially diminished behind an overcast sky, has shrunk the hoarfrost down to the density and consistency of dryer lint. Last night, after . Whorls wind-carved ...
April 3, 2015
Bill Nye wants your help exploring space
It won't fill with wind, but will instead be powered by light. This idea has been in the works since the 1970s, when Sagan first brought it up to Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Nearly The technical name for it is a CubeSat, and the sail is ...
May 14, 2015
The performances of daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda have taken him between Chicago skyscrapers, over Niagara Falls and across a gorge near the Grand Canyon. Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the rim of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel Wednesday morning. Raw: Watch full replay of the walk | Wallenda talks about the walk. Photos: Wallenda walks Orlando Eye. Wallenda rode to the top of the wheel and then navigated up ladders and around parts of the structure to begin his four-minute trek along its six-inch rim. After his walk, Wallenda took a moment to capture a selfie with his phone before riding down to the ground atop one of the wheel's capsules. Wednesday's feat came after one in November, in which Wallenda made two Chicago skyscraper crossings on high wires. Other previous tightrope walks took him to the brink of Niagara Falls in 2012 and across a Grand Canyon-area gorge in 2013. A married father of three children, Wallenda doesn't take his events lightly. Wallenda is the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, who fell to his death during a tightrope stunt in Puerto Rico at 73. Wednesday's walk could establish a new Guinness Book record for the greatest walk at the top of an observation wheel.
"Chronic sleep deprivation has lots of negative consequences," says Sonia Ancoli-Israel, fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Why every night of sleep matters. Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night, according to Dr. Ancoli-Israel. They give up on sleep rather than something else," she says. Even if you don't suffer from insomnia, odds are you've experienced nights when you've tossed and turned, wondering why you can't drift off. "Everyone has a bad night now and then," says Dr. Ancoli-Israel. But if you get tense and worried about not being able to sleep, your frustrated mindset could make it even harder to relax into slumber the following nights. The consequences of missing even a few hours of sleep can be serious. Research shows that short-term sleep deprivation can cause you to crave high carbohydrate and high sugar foods. Plus, one sobering study revealed that drowsy drivers who had been awake for 18 hours were just as impaired as drivers who had been drinking. Do a 60-minute wind-down.
Green Bay — When it's all over, when Mike Daniels drops his rock-solid 305 pounds onto the snowboard bench at Titletown MMA, his temples become faucets. After one hour at Synergy Sports Performance and one hour of boxing 2. 3 miles away here on Oneida St. , the Green Bay Packers defensive lineman can relax. Daniels speaks in a no-B. spring day — this is where Daniels feeds the beast within. "Nobody wants to stay in Green Bay and run laps in the snow and go boxing in the gym," Daniels said. "Everybody has what works for them and I feel as though this works for me — it keeps me hungry, it keeps me with that edge. Other guys get a hard day's work in but they're on the beach afterward. Daniels scolds his 3-year-old son for climbing the nearby octagon with one pronounced "Hey. So Daniels is here. On this typical Monday, he visits trainer Scotty Smith at Synergy (formerly House of Speed) and then redirects to Titletown MMA to box with Eric Chang. In this session his brother Sean Daniels, an Indoor Football League defensive lineman, joins him. "When we're on the football field, it's me vs. him," Mike Daniels said. "Maybe it's me vs. two of them. Maybe it's me vs. three of them. "At the end of the day, it's me vs. you.