Follow rolling hills to the banks of the meandering Meramec River on this 7-mile shuttle hike. The first half could pass for an Ozark trek as it winds through cedar glades and past limestone ledges and boulders. At mile 4, enter Epstein Prairie, where reintroduced big bluestem, switchgrass, and Indiangrass grow 6 feet tall by early fall (watch for bluebirds here). Continue to the river’s edge, then follow it to your shuttle car at Lone Elk Park. Trip ID 35003 … [Read more...] about Local Fall Hikes in the Central U.S.
Sure, having a stewardess-stirred cocktail might make you nod off quicker (thanks, adenosine). But don't fool yourself into thinking that a nightcap will help you sleep better. In fact, dozens of studies have confirmed that any form of alcohol consumed within an hour before shuteye will dehydrate you, leave you groggy when you wake, exaggerate jetlag, and, worst of all, disrupt your overall sleeping pattern, since you get fewer REM cycles during alcohol-induced sleep. (Besides, you'll have to get up to pee.) … [Read more...] about This Is Why You Can’t Sleep on the Plane
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When Holliday expressed interest in purchasing him via Team Klee Kai’s Facebook page, Nike was 8 weeks old — which is the ideal time for a puppy to be taken home, according to Hua. Because the breed is relatively rare, Hua said she hasn’t had much trouble in generating interest for the puppies. … [Read more...] about Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday just got an adorable new puppy
PHILADELPHIA A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city's district attorney says rapper Meek Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial. … [Read more...] about District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed