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Wina Sturgeon: Make sure you’re stretching the right way

I have a friend who works in one of the largest warehouses in the world. His job requires constant movement – bending, reaching out, stooping, twisting his torso and more. Before each shift begins, and after each break, his supervisor holds a brief stretching session for the team to work the primary body joints used on the job. Each stretch is held for a count of 10 seconds.

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Don’t let the autumn light deter you from riding your bike, try this lighting system

Summer's over, and it's easy to come up with reasons to stop riding your bike. Don't let light be one of them. The Light & Motion Pro Commuter Combo is a simple-to-operate lighting system that's the perfect option for both commuters and enthusiasts who want to see-and-be-seen on the roads. Both the headlight and tail lamp feature an ultra-compact design that allows you to easily attach and remove the light unit from your bike with a quick quarter-turn from the mounting bracket. Once off, they can be fully charged in just two hours via any USB port.

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There might be some traditional drawbacks, but the BioLite Fire Pit gives you a perfect campfire every time

When you're camping, using a Bluetooth app on your phone to control the size of your campfire sounds like a joke, right? However, the BioLite Fire Pit lets you enjoy the sound, smell, and warmth of a traditional campfire with one major exception – there's hardly any smoke. The fire pit features an integrated fan that injects air into the fire across 51 jests, which dramatically improves combustion and nearly eliminates smoke. You no longer have to shuffle around the chairs depending on the direction of the wind. The fire is contained by a see-through mesh, which provides 360-degree views of the flames.

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Wina Sturgeon: There are ways to shut down the group bully

There's one in every group, whether it's in an office, a classroom or on an athletic team. It's the group jerk; a bully who picks on others with demeaning or aggressive comments, perhaps giving a shove or two that backs up his or her bullying tactics. If the bully is an adult, the tactics may be more subtle; gossip or innuendo that will sabotage a reputation or a career, or distract a player.

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Spencer McKee: Recommended pieces of gear for climbing a Colorado fourteener

With a huge number of people looking to bag a 14,000-foot summit for the first time, delivering education about climbing Colorado's mountains has become more crucial than ever. As experienced hikers know, the process starts long before one hits the trailhead – with thorough research. Part of that research means picking out and packing the right gear for the journey. I'll outline a few key things to look for when packing gear for a fourteener climb, as well as cover a few of my favorite items to bring for the journey.

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How to properly fit a life jacket

California Department of Parks and Recreation explains how to properly put on a life jacket so it fits and works. To recap, it will help keep your head above the water. If it's too big, the life jacket will ride up around your face. If it's too sm

How to properly fit a life jacket

California Department of Parks and Recreation explains how to properly put on a life jacket so it fits and works. To recap, it will help keep your head above the water. If it's too big, the life jacket will ride up around your face. If it's too sm