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If it's hot, drink up!

Seeing a headline about the importance of hydration often inspires eye-rolling, turning the page or clicking to another story. But wait. Please stay with us. Many people need to be reminded, gently nudged or constantly nagged – especially during the hot summer months.

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The new rules of stretching

Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it's clear that the most widely held principles of flexibility training simply don't work. Which is why few guys ever stick with it and even regular practitioners struggle to touch their toes. Worse, follow those age-old rules closely, and studies show that you'll actually be more likely to suffer a pulled muscle than if you hadn't stretched at all.

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Sierra Designs new backpack perfect for short, long trips with its flex transition

This backpack from Sierra Designs deserves a look on its name alone, the Flex Capacitor, harkening back to everyone's favorite time-travel movie from the 1980s. But the flexible capacity this backpack is referring to is its ability to transition from a 40 liter pack to a 60 liter pack though an ingenious system of cinch straps. Pack everything you need for either a short or long trip, keeping everything snug in the process. Of course, the concept only works if the rest of the pack's features are up to par, and the Flex Capacitor hits all those marks as well.

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Yogis use this hand movement to turbo-charge their metabolism

Feeling sluggish? It could be that your metabolism just needs a helping hand – literally. Surya Mudra is a yoga pose that is meant to stoke your inner fire, giving your metabolism a much-needed jolt and triggering your digestive system into action. And thankfully, this pose only involves your hand, which means you can utilize it when you feel most lethargic – at your desk or on the sofa. Of course, this doesn't mean you can forgo exercise and healthy eating, but it's worth a shot, right?

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More habitat work planned for Thompson Run

Thompson Run, a high quality and important coldwater tributary to Spring Creek, is the lucky recipient of more habitat work this summer. The major beneficiaries will be the wild trout that live in this stream, with a secondary benefit to the anglers who fish for them. Two projects are planned — both continuations of previous stream habitat work.

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Exploring overlooks and ice caves

Hiking to Indian Overlook includes climbing less than a mile, but gaining 750 feet in elevation. Completing the hike as a loop will add 2.45 miles. Include a short walk on the Ice Caves Trail, and you have a half-day outing.

Videos

Wolf speaks at Ag Progress

Gov. Tom Wolf addressed government and industry leaders at Penn State Ag Progress Days.
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Wolf speaks at Ag Progress 2:49

Wolf speaks at Ag Progress

Q&A with 2017 Grange Fair Queen Megan Royer 1:03

Q&A with 2017 Grange Fair Queen Megan Royer

Competition at practice intensifies as first game draws near 1:19

Competition at practice intensifies as first game draws near

Car crashes into side of Giant Food Store 0:24

Car crashes into side of Giant Food Store