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Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Can Make You Happy

<b>Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Make You Happy</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Need some positive thinking? How about some books that make you happy?<p>While the …

Books

Amazing Road Trip Through Navajo

In Navajo: Utah Landscapes, photographer Jesse Echevarria documents his 9-day trip through Utah via Nevada to Arizona in a breathtaking series. …

National Parks

12 Best Hikes in Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes National Parks

Hiking Trails in Jasper National Park<br>The largest and most northerly of the three world-famous parks, Jasper is renowned for high-alpine hikes, …

Hiking

All the New Books You'll Want to Read This April

And then some.<p>"Eye Level" by Jenny Xie (April 3)<p>In this visceral debut collection, Jenny Xie is both delicate and gut-punching — and the result is …

Books

Locations of Food-storage Boxes - Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

Select the area you wish to visit (generally listed from north to south):<p>Woods Creek Trail: CANISTERS REQUIRED, FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS FOR PCT & JMT …

Hiking

The Five Best Hikes near Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, is renown worldwide for many things. Those willing to venture away from the glitz, bright lights and Strip will be treated to a …

Hiking

Chiura Obata’s Stunning Paintings of Yosemite

“…a bowl full of joy, clear as the sky, pure as the falling cherry petals, without worry, without doubt…”<p><i>“Place and a mind may interpenetrate till the nature of both is altered,”</i> the Scottish mountaineer and poet Nan Shepherd wrote in her breathtaking love letter to the mountain. Around the same …

Art

Carl Sagan’s “Baloney Detection Kit”: A Toolkit That Can Help You Scientifically Separate Sense from Nonsense

It's probably no stretch to say that mass disinformation campaigns and rampant anti-intellectualism will constitute an increasing amount of our …

Affordable A-frame house can be built by just two people

More like A + frame!<p>Whether it’s a beachside retreat or a cabin in the woods, the A-frame is a special type of building. You might recall the quirky triangle structures from vacations of yore, complete with avocado kitchens and shag carpets. But thanks to Instagram, nostalgia, and the allure of a …

A Doctor Claimed Period Cramps Are As Painful As Heart Attacks & Twitter Has A LOT To Say

Anyone who has ever suffered through intense menstrual pain can tell you that it’s no laughing matter — and yet, period-havers across the globe have …

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

Black History

Stephen Colbert Nails The NRA's Complete Hypocrisy In A Single Sentence

Stephen Colbert doesn’t understand why the National Rifle Association is upset that rental car company Enterprise cut ties with the gun rights group, ending discounts for members at its locations.<p>Using his personal account on Twitter, the CBS “Late Show” host wrote:<p>Colbert’s tweet drew more than …

The Outbound Journal

One Teacher’s Way Of Finding The Lonely Kids Is Pure Brilliance

Doyle’s message of inclusion and loneliness rings true in the wake of the most recent school shooting<p>With the horrific events in Florida last week …

This multi-coloured corn is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

The story of Glass Gem corn begins with an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Barnes, now in his 80s, is half-Cherokee. He began growing older corn …

Forestry

17 Children's Fantasy Series You May Have Missed As A Kid — But Should Read Now

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are <i>so many</i> novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and …

25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Weekend Cabin: An Old Croatian Dance Hall Turned Dreamy Ski Lodge

In the early 1900s, the Croatian Hall hosted legendary four-day long weddings and rowdy nights of drinking and dancing for the Croatian miners who …

What the West Looks Like When Women Are Telling the Stories

For years, starry-eyed initiates to the West’s backcountry have packed along classics like John Muir’s <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Edward Abbey’s</i> …

TOP 10 BEST HIKING ROUTES IN THE WORLD

have been a hiking lover since I was a child. During the last 10 years of my life I have been searching for the next epic trekking route to complete …

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Hiking

25 great nature walks and hikes in the Bay Area

One of the best parts of living in the Bay Area is easy access to all kinds of outdoor opportunities ranging from strenuous uphill hikes to leisurely forest walks within San Francisco's city limits. It doesn't hurt that most of these outings promise stunning vistas at the top or along the way. Here …

Temple on a hill

Women Are More Likely To Die After A Heart Attack Because They Don’t Get The Care They Need — And The Reason Why Is Sexist

It's known that cardiovacular disease lies behind 1 in 3 women's deaths in the U.S. every year. And according to new research published this week in …

10 Great Hikes in Zion National Park: Which One Will Be Your Favorite?

Zion National Park is one of the best spots in the United States to go hiking. From the awe-inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the family friendly …

Huasteca Is Mexico's Best-Kept Secret

Waterfalls, ruins and Surrealist art abound.

Mexico

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Can Climbing Mountains Make You Crazy?

In the winter of 1987, Slovenian mountaineer and doctor Iztok Tomazin attempted Nepal’s 26,795-foot Dhaulagiri with his climbing partner, Marjan Kregar. The summit of the world’s seventh tallest peak lies in the so-called death zone: the area above 8,000 meters where the air no longer contains …

Mountaineering

The Best Thru-Hiking Movies – EVER!

READING TIME: TWO AND A HALF MINUTES It’s January. Just in case you hadn’t noticed.That strange period between December and February where nothing …

Hiking