Outdoors

Outdoors

Car rack features more than just carrying bikes

To avoid time sitting at intersections, inhaling exhaust and praying for patience over frustrated drivers, you'll need a good bike rack to transport your ride to a good forest preserve or some country roads. Yakima's SwingDaddy hitch-mounted rack is the top-of-the-line when it comes to ease of use, with no tools necessary for installation. You only need a 2-inch hitch receiver on your car and you can attach the rack and have it ready in minutes.

Outdoors

Four muscle mistakes to avoid when working out

Gaining muscle and strength is actually quite easy when you start training. "Your muscles go through a learning process, so almost anything you do triggers growth," said Mike Boyle, A.T.C., of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Mass. "But eventually your muscles adapt, and you have to train smarter to see results."

Outdoors

Marmot jacket perfect for any hiking trail

You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.

Outdoors

A stuntwoman reveals her fascinating workout regimen

You may have heard of stunt woman Jessie Graff. Earlier this summer, the talented 32-year-old donned a two-piece Wonder Woman outfit and dominated the "American Ninja Warrior" course, giving other competitors serious competition. But even if you never heard of Graff, chances are, you've seen her work on film and television. She's done stuntwork for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Live Free or Die Hard," "The Dark Knight," "Supergirl," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Hawaii Five-0" just to name a few.

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Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday in Philadelphia, calling it "a moment of reckoning" for the country.
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Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

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