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18 maps that explain America

Happy Fourth of July!<p>As Americans celebrate Independence Day, here are 18 maps that illustrate various aspects of our country's demographics, economy, and culture.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

As well as being easy to grow, these pretty trees offer delicious dark purple berries<p>The candyfloss clouds of spring blossom are one of the highlights of my gardening calendar, right up there with the first ripe tomato and the peak of strawberry season. But whether it’s billowing masses of Japanese …

Gardening

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

How To Plant Succulents in Containers

Easy-to-plant succulents survive both drought and heat; they practically take care of themselves!<p>Easy-to-plant succulents—from every variety of cacti …

Gardening 101: Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill, <i>Scilla siberica</i> “The Survivor”<p>With its small, bell-shaped blue blossoms surrounded by gray-green leaves like tiny spears, Siberian …

Arctic Circle

Kitchen Design Idea - Pull-Out Counters

No matter how much counter space you have, when it’s time to start preparing food, there never seems to be quite enough room. Pull-out counters are a …

A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

Gardening 101: Kudzu

Kudzu, <i>Pueraria lobata:</i> “The Mean Green Machine”<p>Kudzu is an invasive vine of Japanese origin that is spreading across forests and rural areas in the …

Climbing

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

National Parks

Indiana school teacher tells students ‘tests do not define you’ in inspiring letter

An inspiring note has been gathering attention online after a school teacher wrote to tell her students tests will not define who they become and …

19 Crazy Ideas for Adventurous Home Decor

We all want to make our home look beautiful and unique, personal and one of a kind, a place where we would feel cozy but which we could also show off …