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Wool Done Right: Fjällräven Finds New Ways to Work With Nature

This article was produced in partnership with Fjällräven.

10/19/2021

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Doing This Every Day Can Lower Your Likelihood of Depression by 23 Percent

So how do you turn a night owl into an early bird? Hit the sack 15 minutes earlier tonight and set your alarm (located across the room) 15 minutes earlier. Stick with this for two days, then bump up your bed- and wake-time by another 15 minutes. Repeat this until you’ve successfully trained your body to sleep and rise on a different schedule. Other tips: Skip the caffein after 4 p.m., use blackout shades, turn your thermostat to 65 and put away electronic devices an hour before bed.

10/19/2021

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Best Saisons to Bridge the Gap Between Summer and Winter

Fall isn’t just a hard-to-peg, transitional time climatologically. It’s a shoulder season that can often have beer drinkers scratching their heads. When one day is sunny and warm and the next a winter preview, how are we supposed to stock up on appropriately timed suds if the weather itself can’t make up its mind? While those all-purpose stouts, porters, brown ales, and pumpkin ales have their place in this quandary, there’s one other beer style that fits the season more than any other: the Saison.

10/18/2021

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The Best Low-Effort Houseplants to Brighten Your Home This Winter

The cold, dark days of winter can be tough on your mental health. One of the best ways of mitigating the gloom? Brighten up your house or apartment with plants. Houseplants, of course, can be a lot of work. The survival of some species hinges on diligent care—to the point that they can start to feel more like pets than plants. The good news (for those of us without green thumbs) is that there are many houseplants that require only basic care and upkeep.

10/18/2021

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Travel Tips: Expert Advice for Vacationing Safely During COVID

Traveling has been extremely difficult—and even downright impossible—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet as vaccinations become more widespread and travel-related restrictions have loosened, vacations that take you beyond your backyard are once again doable. Some countries are still closed to visitors, but according to John Lovell, President of Travel Leaders Network, there are plenty of far-flung destinations that are safe to visit.

10/18/2021

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Escape the Ordinary at These Iconic Design Hotels

Working on booking a hotel for your next vacation? The first thing to consider is the kind of accommodations your trip, and your tastes, require. If all you need out of a hotel is a bed to sleep on and a sink to wash your face, you’ll have no shortage of options. On the other hand, some people travel as much for the hotel as they do for the destination—and sometimes, the hotel is the destination. If you fall into that category, you need to get to know Design Hotels.

10/18/2021

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Watch of the Week: Grand Seiko's New Elegance Collection Watches Prove Quartz Can Be Classy

Think quartz watches aren’t worth collecting? You probably haven’t worn a Grand Seiko. A division of famed Japanese watchmaker Seiko, the company that released the first-ever quartz watch back in 1969, Grand Seiko has built a reputation for designing quartz timepieces that are stylish and sought after (the company makes its own mechanical movements, too). Two new releases in the Grand Seiko Elegance Collection show off the best of the brand: Sleek and understated, these quartz timepieces make ideal dress watches to add to your rotation.

10/18/2021

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College Football Week 7 Recap: Undefeated Bearcats Could Make History

So far, the 2021 college football season has been full of drama—and maybe even chaos. Top-ranked teams have dropped like flies: No. 1 Alabama lost last weekend at Texas A&M and Clemson, which was ranked No. 2 in the preseason, plummeted all the way out of the top 25. College football Week 7 had less dramatic flair than past weeks, but there was still plenty of reshuffling in the highest echelons of the sport. Here are four winners and three losers that stand out from the slate of games that took place over the weekend.

10/18/2021

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Grayl's GeoPress Purifier Cleans Dirty Water in Seconds

Drinking filtered, cool mountain spring water is about as good as it gets. In addition to providing a satisfying drink, the advantages are many—including less weight to haul from the trailhead and a limitless supply of vital H2O along the way. The one potential pitfall, of course, is that chugging water from unknown sources is an excellent way to get sick from pathogens or other contaminants. The portable remedy: a sturdy and reliable water filter. They’re critical for streams, puddles, and virtually any water source where you just wouldn’t want to risk it. Over the years, I’ve used water filters when traveling through Colombia, Colorado, and California’s Sierra Nevada. In all of those places, they’ve kept me hydrated and healthy.

10/15/2021