MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Steven John

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    The 5 Products I Use to Make My House More Energy EfficientIncluding a less-harsh LED light bulb, a more efficient shower head, and blackout curtains.
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    This Endlessly Reusable Notebook Turns My Doodles Into EmailsWrite your notes, snap a photo to upload them, then wipe the whole thing clean with a damp cloth. Repeat.
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    The Moisture-Wicking (and Non-Smelly) Running Shirts I Wear for WorkoutsBetter running shirts that keep me dry — and won’t reek.
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    What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Men’s Running Shoes to BuyMy five favorites for every day, traveling, wet weather, and more.
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    The Hiking Shorts I Wear for Just About Any Outdoor TrekThe five shorts I wear whether I’m climbing mountains or plunging in riverbeds.
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    The Running Socks I Wear on Trails, Treadmills, and Distance RunsThey wick sweat, provide cushioning, and prevent blisters.
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    Everything I Wear (and Bring) When I Go KayakingAnd no, the towel is not optional.
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    I Finally Found a Hiking Baby Carrier That My Daughter and I Both LoveIt’s worth the peace of mind to know that in the event of a slip, I’ll be in worse shape than my baby is.
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    The Running Shorts I Wear for Casual Jogs, Trail Runs, and Distance TrainingPlus a half-dozen highly rated running shorts on Amazon.
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    The Only 5 Knives I Bring to Go Camping (or Hiking or Backpacking)There’s even a machete if you need one.
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    The Running Backpacks I Use for Marathon-Length Endurance RacesFor those days when I need more than a water bottle and Clif Bar.
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    The Only Tools You’ll Need for Practically Any DIY Home-Repair JobThey’ll cover 90 percent of any job you’ll have to do on your place.
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    Everything I Bring to Go Camping (Except the Tent)Including a camping stove that charges your phone.
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    The Hiking Backpacks I Count on for Every Kind of Outdoor ActivityWhether scaling summits, camping overnight, or a simple day trip.
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    All the Not-Totally-Hideous Things I Use to Babyproof My HouseSafety first, style second.
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    What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Binoculars to BuyWhether you need them for the big game, hiking, birdwatching, or stargazing.
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    Everything I Use to Work Out While TravelingFrom the resistance bands for weight training to the jump rope for cardio.
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    I Have Run Hundreds of Miles in My Favorite Pairs of Trail Running ShoesThe best trail running shoes for any situation, including extreme terrain, ultralong distances, and even when you’re traveling.
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    The 10 Best Hot Sauces I Tried at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, From Mild to WildIncluding one hot sauce that was too scorching, even for me.
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    The Smart Appliances That Actually Make My Kitchen BetterFrom voice-activated trash cans to Alexa-enabled coffee makers.
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    The 5 Best Flashlights I Own (and I Own a Lot of Flashlights)Including the best all-around, the best pen light, a true waterproof version, and the one with the best battery life.
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    The Accessories That Turned Me Into a Master Backyard GrillerI’m a pretty competent griller — but it’s because I have the right weapons, from a great grill and thermometer to a lamp and steel brush.
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    What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Digital Camera to BuyWhether they’re looking for a digital SLR, the best point-and-shoot, or something waterproof for kids — all for under $1,000.