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Fly a lot? Most planes don’t provide all the comforts of home. Between cramped seats, noisy passengers, and limited options for entertainment travel by air can be a real trial. But you can make the best of it. If you travel by plane a lot, there are some things that you just can’t live without. Here’s 7 gadgets that you must have for frequent flyers: 1. Noise Canceling Headphones There’s a huge variety of these available, from earbuds to over the ear, cheap to a high-end audiophile, wireless, wired, or even with custom headphone cables. Fit these to your own…

  Being late once in a while doesn’t seem like a big deal, but to those who get held up waiting for you, it is. People may shrug it off and say it’s no big deal – and they may genuinely mean it – but there are lasting consequences. Perhaps you’re not late in your personal life and you’re only late for work. If that’s the case, you’re probably experiencing resistance to your job due to stress or disinterest. No matter the reason for being late, you’ll have a happier, healthier life once you kick the habit. Here’s why: 1.…

your boat

In many areas of the country, the weather is warming up and it’s hard to shake the feeling the spring is right around the corner. For boaters, this is a critically important period of time when you should be prepping your boat for the water. Here are a few specific steps you should take to ensure your time on the water is safe and fun this spring.   Inspect the Boat   The first step is to get your boat out of storage and remove the shrinkwrap, so you can assess the situation and make any necessary adjustments to ensure safety…

Sporting events are a huge American pastime. Even if you don’t play or participate in a sport, the odds are you’re a spectator. Some of us are diehard fans! While most of us don’t mind watching a couple of professional athletes go at it every now and then (especially in hockey), nobody likes to see someone get hurt, especially if the injury turns out to be serious. It’s so much worse when a sporting injury happens to a friend, family member, or your own child. That’s why it’s vital to take safety seriously in athletic activities, and that can involve…

When you first start out sailing there’s a steep learning curve. It’s a good idea to take classes, but often sailing know-how is best absorbed with a combination of learning and hands-on experience. There’s nothing quite like getting your feet wet and gaining some first-hand knowledge of how to safely move around on deck and be a capable crew member. If you plan to buy your own boat you’ll need to not only choose from the different styles of boats available but you’ll need to buy insurance, find a mooring for rent, and learn some basic boat maintenance. With so…

If the vacation you seek is a luxury trip to the Ecuadorian Rainforest, the Napo Wild Life Center may be exactly what you are looking for. Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders recommended this trip to us, explaining that Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park would offer a wide variety of jungle wildlife to enjoy, while not having to rough it, at all. We felt doubtful – I mean, not at all? It seemed like an unlikely proposition, but we decided to give it a shot. They were right. It was luxurious in every aspect, down to the finest detail. If jungle luxury is…

nutrition

Nutrition is the bedrock upon which good health is built, yet doctors learn little about nutrition in med school. When patients come into the office struggling with healthy eating, keeping a healthy weight, or other common concerns, then, most doctors quickly shuffle them over to nutritionists and dietitians. Doctors live by simple mantras about calories in and calories out, eating less and exercising more, and leave the rest to patients. Unfortunately, when facing a national obesity crisis, food deserts, and minimal individual knowledge about food and nutrition, recommending that a patient see a nutritionist isn’t a real solution. All this does is…

survive winter

If you’ve spent your entire life in a warm weather region, your definition of a cold winter might be 40-degree temperatures with the occasional dusting of snow. Therefore, moving to a cold weather region, where snow and freezing temperatures are the norm, can be a bit of a shock. So lets look at how to survive winter. 6 Tips for a Safe and Bearable Winter Your first winter can be rough if you don’t have a plan. Assuming your experience will be the same as it’s been in the past is foolish at best and dangerous at worst. Here are…

When you are abroad whether it being on a holiday or a short business trip away, it is important to be able to commute to where you need to be.  If you are anything like me and don’t particularly like hiring a car and driving around a place that you aren’t used to, you will have to look at the other options that are available to you.  Below I have included some key tips and some of the ways that you can travel around an area that is foreign and unknown to you. Weighing your Options The first thing you…