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Road Trip Rules – Prep For A Safe And Fun Road Trip

Planning a road trip this summer? Here are some helpful tips to get your family there happy and in one piece.

05/14/2012

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The 2012 Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park

Venture Outdoors, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization, boasts one simple goal: Get more people involved in outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing and cross-country skiing are only a partial list of the activities included in the more than 500 programs Venture Outdoors oversees annually. Its shining star, however, is the annual Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park. In its 12th year, the festival is the perfect springboard for families, couples and individuals interested in outdoor recreation lovers. From weekend warriors to families with young children, the event promises entertainment for every member of the family.

05/12/2012

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Best Spinning Classes in Pittsburgh

Take a fresh spin on your traditional workout and take your routine to another dimension with the area’s best spin classes. Pittsburgh’s spin instructors are spirited and merciless in their ability to provide an exhausting workout that leaves spinners smiling — and sweating — every time. Expect the best studios and instructors here to go above and beyond to put with a worthwhile workout under your ever-shrinking belt every time.

05/05/2012

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Pittsburgh’s Best Mixed Martial Arts Facilities

Mixed martial arts incorporates a multitude of hand-to-hand combat styles including boxing, kick-boxing, muay Thai, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, tae kwon do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo and even elements of sumo wrestling. The vast majority of the fighters at gyms that provide this training, however, are not trying to become then next Randy Couture and most will never fight professionally. Instead, it’s the discipline, strength, endurance, agility and sense of accomplishment that brings them back to gyms like these, Pittsburgh’s best five, time and again.

04/21/2012

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Best Places To Play A Game Of Pick-Up Basketball In Pittsburgh

Since spring sprang, the days are getting warmer and it’s finally staying light out long enough to play after work. Pick-up basketball games are a great way to get in shape and meet new people in the area. Find a great game whenever the mood strikes at the city’s best places to play pick-up basketball right next door.

04/14/2012

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Why Ice Matters – Interview With Noted Geophysicist Henry Pollack

Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.

04/09/2012

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Guide To Pittsburgh Farmer’s Markets

When you head to those big-chain grocery stores, you may be getting a slight deal when it comes to buying veggies and fruits. But what you’re not getting is the freshest product. Instead of putting your money into these chains, head to your local farmers’ markets.

04/07/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Extreme Sport Would You Rather Try?

From zip lining to ice climbing, which extreme sport would you rather try?

03/31/2012

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Working Out Beyond The Gym: Sports Leagues in Pittsburgh

If you’re tired of the gym, or looking for a great way to get a workout in with friends, check out sports leagues or clubs around Pittsburgh.

03/24/2012

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Nature Lover’s Guide to Welcoming Spring In Pittsburgh

There probably isn’t a more perfect spot in town to admire the beauty of spring than Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

03/17/2012

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Guide To The Pittsburgh Bridal Show

Nothing screams wedding season more than the Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase.

03/10/2012

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The Home & Garden Show Guide

Nothing says spring is on the way like the annual home and garden show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

03/03/2012

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Guide To A Pittsburgh Spa Day

The winter months in Pittsburgh often breed cabin-fever, added stress, occasional weight gain and the dreaded dry skin. And the perfect remedy for these wintertime blues is a day trip to a local spa.

02/25/2012

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Pittsburgh Winter Fun

When the winter weather rolls around, it’s easy to stay under the covers, throw in a movie and wish away the long, cold days. But the winter months can also bring some extra fun you can’t find during the warmer seasons of the year.

02/18/2012

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Pittsburgh Bootcamp: The Kitchen Raid

This simple truth alone should be enough for you to take a much closer look at the foods that are currently sitting in your kitchen. Your kitchen will make or break your weight loss results so it’s time to get up and sort out the good from the bad.

02/11/2012

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