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How to Mountain Bike With Your Dog

Mountain bike rides with your dog can be a great way for both of you to stay fit, not to mention a lot of fun. But they can also be a seriously …

Mountain Biking

B.C. woman describes nighttime encounter with grizzly bear intruder in family’s house

<b>WARNING: Story contains graphic image</b><p>When Niki Traverse went to bed Saturday night, the Kimberley, B.C., mother did what anyone would do on a hot …

Manley ORV Trailers

Whether you need a simple trailer to help you haul gear and materials around your property, or a full-fledged adventure trailer to get you through a …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Articles about sustainably built weekend home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.<p>Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, …

On Designboom: A gorgeous house built on stilts

Designboom shows Casa Flotanta by Benjamin Garcia-Saxe, in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The site slopes, and most builders build monster retaining walls …

Costa Rica

Bear & Man... Face to Face! {ORIGINAL VIDEO}

Super Shelter Modified for the Eastern Woodlands Part 1

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Cliff House by Trevor McIvor Architect Inc

Trevor McIvor Architect Inc designed the Cliff House in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada.<p>From the architects<p>Set on the Cliffside of a much-cherished …

Travel / Seneca -- Buy a Scenic Ghost Town with a Liquor License

[UPDATE 12/17: Seneca is being repaired. Local volunteers are fixing it up with donated materials and help from the new owner. Hooray! It was close …

The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green energy push

CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. …

Scientists recreate genome of giant Ice Age animals, including huge cave bear, using new technique

Scientists have reconstructed the genomes of giant Ice Age animals which existed about 800,000 years ago using a new technique that could boost our …

Prefab Homes Expand Modern Design's Reach

Single-wide, Double-wide, T series, L series, Z series, Lifted Bar, Two-Bar Bridge, Three-Bar Saddlebag. Such is the lingo one uses in the world of …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …

16 free online business classes that are actually worth your time

First Wharton decided to offer the core of its first year MBA program online. Now Harvard Business School is exploring online options as …

Articles about little cabin woods 7 homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you house your books …

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Characters 6: The Spell of the Yukon

Characters <b>#6</b><p>The Spell<br>of the<br>Yukon<p>Words Riley McIntosh<p>Photos Margus Riga<p>I wanted the gold, and I sought it,<br>I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.<br>Was it …

The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store

<i>Amazon.com rivals Wal-Mart as a store, Apple as a device maker, and IBM as a data services provider. It will rake in about $75 billion this year. For</i> …

Atheists outraged after students told to cover ‘offensive’ t-shirts with cartoon images of Jesus and Mohammed

Atheist students at one of Britain’s top schools were ordered to cover up their t-shirts printed with cartoons of Jesus and Mohammed because of fears …

An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

Articles about northern haven on Dwell.com - Dwell

Professional backcountry snowboarders Zach and Cindi Lou Grant modernize a run-down A-frame cabin outside of Park City, Utah, to...<p>Inspired by the idea of a glowing lantern tucked into the hillside, the owner of this Woodland Dune house worked with her...<p>The two units that make up the MuSh …

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