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Book Lovers: This Backyard Tiny House Is Library Goals

Backyard sheds are all the rage right now. They provide convenience for homeowners who have hobbies, but don't have the square footage to bring their …

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Environmentally-Caused Disease Crisis? Pesticide Damage to DNA Found 'Programmed' Into Future Generations

When Dr. Paul Winchester, a pediatrician, moved to Indiana from Colorado in 2002, he noticed something disturbing—a high number of birth defects.<p>"I …

Birth Defects

This Family of 6 Lives in a 31-Foot Vintage Airstream — Just Wait Till You See the Inside!

For the Longnecker family, home isn't a run-of-the-mill house with a picket-fence-enclosed backyard — it's a 220-square-foot vintage Airstream trailer with a backyard that changes as they travel the country. The tight-knit clan of six — Jonathan, Ashley, and their four kids, Adali, 12; Jett, 11; …

An anti-suffrage poster from 1920 epitomizes today’s fears about women’s progress

To understand today’s anxieties about women’s progress in the workplace and the dismantling of traditional gender roles, we’d be smart to rewind the clocks to August 1920, the climax of American women’s century-long fight for suffrage. The epicenter of this tension: Nashville, Tennessee.<p>Summer …

The Powerful Groups Stonewalling a Greener Way to Die

<i>This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional …

The Wild West of Predator Control Is Hurting Humans and Pets

One day in mid-March, Canyon Mansfield took his three-year-old yellow lab, Casey, on a walk into open scrubland behind his house in Pocatello, Idaho. It was the boy’s happy place. About 400 yards from his house, Mansfield bent down to inspect what looked like a sprinkler head sticking out of the …

A Few Thoughts on Raising Mountain Kids

The afternoon sun backlit the aspen leaves and laid a shadow softly upon the backyard of what’s known in Telluride as “the little house.” We gathered …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Real Numbers: Can Solar Power Pay Off?

Aside from the obvious benefit of helping the planet, solar power can be pretty enticing to homeowners who are tired of paying an arm and a leg for …

Well, That’s It: Outdoor Retailer Is Leaving Utah

It was real, Salt Lake. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in 2018 will be the last major adventure trade show to take place in Utah, at least for …

Trump touts $600 million in F-35 savings, an amount similar to a cut that was already planned

President Donald Trump touted a $600-million cost reduction for the F-35 fighter jet program in remarks Monday. But that amount appears to be similar to a previously planned price slash by the Department of Defense.<p>Trump took credit for the reduction, telling reporters that the cut applies to 90 …

To defeat Trumpism will take an extraordinary popular resistance | Owen Jones

Protesters mobilising against Donald Trump’s fascistic travel ban must recognise what they are up against. He wants to rig elections and delegitimise opposition<p>After the events of the past few days it is clear that Donald Trump’s vision for America will not be restrained by Theresa May. On Friday …

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50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

New Hampshire

These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

Ready, set, compost.<p>The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation lingers in Congress, some states have found promising ways to keep edible items out of the trash.<p>As much as 40 percent of the food …

Food Waste

Paddling One of the Most Hazardous, Remote Rivers in the World

They don't even ask for ID at the Port hardy airport. I just give the woman at the counter my name and she prints my ticket, no further questions.<p>There’s no security check. No body scanner, either. This means my Dasani water bottle and nail clippers, not to mention the two knives in my daypack, …

From Timber to Tide: Hand Crafting Traditional Wooden Boats

Ben Harris has always had an affinity for wood. His first word was log, his mother tells him. He has fond memories of splitting firewood as a kid. As …

$104,000 Starting Salary For Geologist - Salary Survey Reports

You may be surprised at the breadth of work that geologists study, from piecing together earth’s history, to learning about how other planets formed to predicting what is underground. The study of geology allows you to answer questions about our world and provide insights into how it works.<p><i>As in</i> …

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Crossing Europe

Rich, vibrantly photographed street crossings in 42 different countries across Europe and beyond. A simple concept but one which allows us to reflect deeply on the future of a united (or not) Europe.<p><b>Video interview with Poike Stomps</b><p>Living around the corner from the Muntplein in Amsterdam meant I …

European Union

Montana: Silicon Valley for Outdoor Gear

When Adam Sklar decided to start Sklar Bikes, which makes custom handcrafted cyclocross and mountain rides, he briefly considered locating his company in Boulder, Colorado, or Austin, Texas. Then the Montana State University student thought, Why leave Bozeman?<p>“I went to school here mostly to go …

Hungarian nationalist TV camera operator filmed kicking refugee children

20-second video of N1TV’s Petra László tripping over man carrying child in his arms – and kicking young girl and boy – goes viral and horrifies country<p>A camera operator for a Hungarian nationalist television channel closely linked to the country’s far-right Jobbik party has been filmed kicking two …

Xtracycle's Edgerunner 24D Cargo Bike

Much love and thought are going into the redesign of cargo bikes, such as Porterlight's new customizable option, to make them less intimidating and more enticing for regular personal use. Oakland, California-based Xtracycle offers the Edgerunner—which they've dubbed the "ultimate cargo bike"—and …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>By Michael Birnbaum<p>Michael …

Asylum Seekers

You Can Buy a Whole Spanish Village for $230K

Attention real estate investors: you could buy a parking spot in Manhattan for 450K, or, for a mere 230, you could buy an entire village in Spain. …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2015

We began our 2015 Best Towns competition with a bracket of 64 favorites, then let you vote until one dream burg emerged. Here, we present the 16 finalists—the places you say are the top spots in the country to work, run, eat, sail, paddle, drink, ride, and climb. The winner? A southern gem that …

Kitchen of the Week: A Modular Setup from Sweden

Stockholm-based design house Bucks & Spurs earned international attention last year when its Railway kitchen won the Best Kitchen category in the …

9 Great American Mountain Biking Trails

Know what you need more of in your summer? Mountain biking. So, here are ten of our favorite mountain biking trails.<p>South Boundary, Taos, New Mexico<p><b>Distance</b>: 20.8 miles <b><br>Technical Difficulty</b>: Intermediate to Advanced <b><br>Endurance</b>: 5 out of 10 (more without a shuttle)<p>This mountain epic plunges from …

The Totems, Squamish, British Columbia

The Totems cabin, in British Columbia, was intended to be a 400 square foot guesthouse. When it was done, the size and footprint held true to the …