Cher Davis

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Danger Zone: 7 Essential Skills for Staying Alive in the Wild

Rod Alne has spent the better part of four decades navigating high-pressure situations in some of the world’s most demanding and unforgiving locales. …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Raptors of Winter

<i>Red-shouldered Hawk by Corey Hayes via Birdshare</i>.<p>With the leaves off the trees and a barren landscape, winter is a time when raptors become more …

Birds

Birds: Backyard Birdwatching app review: finally a 21st-century app for bird watchers

Introduction<p>Birds: Backyard birdwatching is a 21stcentury application programmed specifically to help bird watchers understand the behavioral …

Birdeez: Easy Bird Identification Guide app review:discover all Bird species in your locality

Introduction<p>Birdeez is a technologically advanced mobile application that is tailored to help users identify various bird species in their locality. …

Lunching Lemurs, A Tropical Cyclone, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

6 Foods Science Says Are Actually Making You Dumber

Not everything you eat is good for you. Most of us know that by now. What you may not know, though, is that the food you eat can not only affect your …

D.T. Suzuki on What Freedom Really Means and How Zen Can Help Us Cultivate Our Character

“The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow.”<p>Alan Watts may be credited with popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, but he owes the entire trajectory of his life and legacy to a single encounter with the Zen Buddhist sage <b>D.T. Suzuki</b> (October 18, 1870–July 12, 1966) — one …

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What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the …

Backpacking

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

Best Ways to Cook Your Veggies for the Most Nutrition - One Green Planet

A lot of us are looking to get the most “bang for our buck” when it comes to nutrition and cooking our food. Afterall, we’re not spending our money …

Holiday spending money: how to make the most of the strong pound

This week the pound has been nudging 1.34 against the euro – the strongest it has been for eight years and a whacking 30 per cent improvement on its nadir in 2009. If it lasts – and the uncertainty in Greece surely means that the currency will remain weak for a while yet – this is excellent news …

Stories about a bad day camping - Survivalist Forum

As you know, friends, I am teaching my wife to camp and backpack. I was thinking of some of my camping failures, and I think anyone that has been out …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

Get to the Point: 5 Fast Facts About Porcupines

We identify a porcupine in a reader's photo and separate prickly fact from fiction.<p>When Emily in Canada asked for help identifying what species of porcupine she photographed here in NatGeo's Your Shot, we turned to Uldis Roze of Queens College at the City University of New York, who wrote the book …

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Zoology

Inside a Bathroom With Grown-Up Glamour for Two Young Girls

Interior Design

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?<p>In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.<p>Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood …

Birds

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

10 DIY Ways to Amp Up Builder-Grade Basics

Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom.<p>Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

Cape Cod

Beautiful Photos of the Stealthy Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern screech owls are some of the most fascinating creatures. Reputed for being experts of camouflage, these nocturnal birds are generally found …

How to Care for Rosemary Indoors

In the winter I freeze my herbs from the garden and bring whatever plants I can inside for the winter. This year my <b>Meyer Lemon tree</b> is wintering in …

We have to build much smarter cities if we want to fight climate change

If we can develop better cities, we can make a big dent in future greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the gist of a new study published in the</i> …

The One Thing That Will Definitely Save You Thousands in the Kitchen

We are always on the lookout for little ways to save money, and regularly share clever tricks and methods to make do with less. All that is well and …

Fingerprints 'breakthrough' for wildlife crime investigators

<b>Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime.</b><p>A team from Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from the feathers of birds of prey, which are under threat from illegal poisoning, shooting and trapping.<p>If the birds have been handled, the …