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10 Fun Things to Do in Port Angeles & Sequim

Washington's Olympic Peninsula is known for stunning natural beauty. It's an important destination on the northwest tip of the state. Port Angeles …

Natural Beauty

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

What You Think You Know About Animals? Probably Not True

Book Talk<p>Unfaithful penguins, blood-red hippos, and randy pandas: In the wild, animals are not always how we imagine them.<p>From Aristotle to Disney, humans have interpreted animal behavior as a reflection of our own moral and cultural values, seeing sloths as sinful or penguins as paragons of family …

10 Creative and Trendy Container Garden Ideas You’ll Love To Follow

Make your container garden interesting by applying a few of these trendy Container Gardening Ideas.<p>1. Create a Container Water Garden<p>That’s a trendy …

The Best Gardening Advice You’ll Ever Receive

I keep a bar of soap in my garden tool bag and run my nails over it before I start gardening. It prevents dirt from getting under my nails, and I …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

8 Contemporary Glass Artists That Shatter the Boundaries of the Craft

We’re so familiar with glass being used for everyday objects, it’s sometimes hard to believe that the same brittle material can be sculpted and molded into incredible works of art. Glass was first developed as a decorative material by ancient Egyptians, who used it to create trinkets and colored …

Art

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

In a Single Sentence of her Google Doodle, Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches a Life Lesson We All Need to Learn

The legendary chimpanzee researcher knows a lot about humans too.<p>Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D. is featured in this Earth Day Google Doodle delivering an inspiring message that goes way beyond preserving the environment.<p>It's Earth Day, and as with every holiday, Google has marked the …

Rocking out at the European Stone Stacking Championships

Philip Wachmann from Austria competes in the European Stone Stacking Championships 2018 in Dunbar, Scotland on April 22, 2018. The competition is spread over two days. Andy Buchanan, AFP/Getty Images<p>Marco Montesini of Spain competes in the European Stone Stacking Championships 2018 in Dunbar, …

Scotland

American parks you’ll need to win a lottery to visit

The odds of winning $1 on certain scratch tickets are just over 10%. The odds of winning a permit to visit Coyote Buttes North, home of the famous Wave? About 4% during peak season.<p>In order to keep certain parts of America’s park system from getting overrun with visitors, some parks have instituted …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Interview: Nature Photographer Humanizes Wild Animals in Strikingly Dramatic Portraits

With an emphasis on showcasing the “brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world,” British photographer George Wheelhouse specializes in striking depictions of wildlife. In his twin series, <i>On Black</i> and <i>On White</i>, Wheelhouse employs extreme lighting and creative in-camera techniques to …

Yorkshire Dales

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

10 Self-Watering Planters That Make Gardening SO Much Easier

It’s never been trendier to have a lush, plant-filled home. With snake plants popping up all over Instagram and the “jungalow” look going strong, it can seem like everybody is a total natural when it comes to keeping plants alive. But here’s a secret: Even the most forgetful plant lover can bring …

Charming Pebble Paintings Turn Found Beach Stones and Sea Glass Into Handheld Art

British artist and illustrator Natasha Newton uses found beach pebbles, sea glass, and fragments of pottery as her canvas. Sourced from the coastal town of Suffolk, England, the artist strives to give the natural objects “another life as a treasured work of art” by turning them into stone …

Art

10 Secrets of Curb Appeal

Small upgrades and subtle tweaks that will add major charm<p>It doesn't take a major overhaul to perk up your home’s exterior. So why wait until …

This Is the Countertop Trend We’re Seeing Everywhere

While we were admiring Mandy Moore’s absolutely stunning kitchen posted on Instagram yesterday, we couldn’t help but notice her countertop. The …

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos on Safari

Every year, flocks of eager tourists set out on safari in hopes of capturing the quintessential wildlife photo. Getting the perfect shot isn’t just about luck—you can improve your odds significantly with some careful planning. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime …

Wildlife

9 Bougie AF Pet Rooms Better Than Your First Apartment

You might love your pet, but do you love them enough to give them their own room? Sure, your fluffy pal is like family, but some people are all about …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Professional Photographer Shares Tips for Capturing the Perfect Seascape

Crashing ocean waves and scenic visual landscapes make seascapes an irresistible subject for many photographers. But, getting the final results that you'd like isn't always easy. Often the sky will appear overexposed or it's impossible to snap just at the moment the waves crash. Luckily, …

Landscape Photography

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

A 12-Minute Total-Body Workout for Beginners

One of the most common reasons people skip workouts—or don't even plan them to begin with—is lack of time. When you're busy with work deadlines, …

Workouts

9 Simple Stretches to Boost Energy

Try one of these moves the next time a midday slump hits.<p>We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a mid-morning yawn attack, a post-lunch urge to snooze, …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City