Guide to Life 2015

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Or, How Not to Get Ripped

How to Escape a Rip Current

Rip currents are a leading cause of drowning deaths at beaches around the world. But if you know how to escape one, you can live to swim another day. Here's how.

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And Still Be Friends After

How to Plan a Buddy Trip

It’s time for a buddy trip. Time to get away from it all with friends and spend quality time, strengthening those age-old bonds between men -- and if it’s an epic trip, perhaps even testing them.

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Lessons from an Expert Climber

How to Tie 12 Knots

Still fastening your shoes with Velcro? Here's a lesson in tying 12 different knots courtesy of an expert from REI.

Become a Knockdown Shooter

How to Improve Your Jump Shot

Ask any expert on the subject and they’ll tell you the same thing: the only way to get better is to get on the practice court -- or the backyard net or the school gym -- and start shooting.

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The Buck Stops Here

How to Say No Politely

Patricia Fitzpatrick, founder of the Etiquette School of New York, gives a crash course in the polite no. (It's more than just saying "sorry" afterwards.)

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Rubbing Sticks Not Required

Fire-Starting Tips for Warming the Hearth

In the wild, a simple fire can save your life. Demyan Hryciw, an administrator and instructor at REI's Outdoor School, teaches us step by step how to start two simple campfires.

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Two Experts from The Moth NYC Spin their Yarns

How to Tell a Story the Right Way

The stories you've been telling haven't actually been stories. According to The Moth, an NYC-based storytelling program, you've been slinging anecdotes. We talked to two experts about why the story is important and how you can tell it well.