Christopher Johnston

512 Added | 15 Magazines | 113 Likes | 78 Followers | @cmjohnston | Father of 3, Full Sail grad, and freelance environmental journalist

The company behind WordPress is closing its gorgeous San Francisco office because its employees never show up

Automattic, the technology company that owns, has a beautiful office in a converted San Francisco warehouse, with soaring ceilings, a library, and a custom-made barn door. If you like the space, you’re free to move in.<p>The office at 140 Hawthorne went on the market after CEO Matt …

San Francisco

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

Tachira Antpitta (Grallaria chthonia)

Thought probably to be closely related to <i>G. alleni</i>. Alternatively, some authors have considered it so similar to <i>G. guatimalensis</i> that it...

How to Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop

Mark Duffy is an Irish photographer, graphic designer, and drummer with a shaved head and a glorious beard. He has a pretty slick new YouTube channel …


Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

Rediscovering Hope for the Longnose Harlequin Frog

<b>By Lindsay Renick Mayer</b><p>A miracle.<p>That’s how Ecuadorian herpetologist Dr. Luis Coloma describes his team’s rediscovery of a striking yellow-spotted …


Jackson’s Climbing Salamander

From iPhone to Nikon: 5 Tips on Upping Your Food Photography Game

Food photographers have plenty of ways to create drool-worthy shots. Here are five tips food photographers can use to up their game.


Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough Recipe

Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is famous for creating a lot of great food, but one item for which he is particularly well known is his delicious …

Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for children

Research to be presented at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition finds that green schoolyards bring families and …

Mental Health

Parks, outdoor spaces gear up for annual Take a Child Outside Week

The program, founded by Liz Baird, chief of school and lifelong education for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, is now marked in all 50 states and …

North Carolina

How to Make a Hobo Stove | The Art of Manliness

The humble hobo stove traces its origins back to the Great Depression. No. 10 tin cans had become a standard package of food stuffs like coffee and …

Great Depression

Kids Gone Wild: Denmark's Forest Kindergartens


5 unexpected benefits of outdoor play

Photo: iStockphoto<p><i>“When you’re outside and your parents are inside, out of sight, you’re in situations where you’re making your own decisions and</i> …

Get hooked on nature: Ben Klasky at TEDxRainier


Nature Kindergarten | Frances Krusekopf | TEDxVictoria


How Playing Outside Impacts Your Well-Being | Craig Childs | TEDxMileHigh


Lessons Learned From Playing Outdoors | Rebecca Benná | TEDxDayton


The Child in Nature


Let's Go Outside!


Great outdoors is kids' classroom everyday in nature-based class


How to Make Young People Fall in Love with the Outdoors

I’ve got this theory that each of us is only the summation of our experiences. So to help put disadvantaged kids here in Los Angeles on more equal footing, I take them on outdoor adventures. For our latest trip, we sailed to the Channel Islands National Park, off the coast of California.<p>Partnering …

Kindergarten In The Wild


Let Kai Wong Give You 10 Tips on Better Smartphone Filmmaking

Kai Wong serves up a bunch of free/cheap tips and hacks for those making movie magic on their smartphone.<p>Smartphone filmmaking has many benefits, …


Outdoor nursery that lets toddlers use real saws and hammers gets top Ofsted rating

An outdoor nursery where toddlers use a composting toilet each day and saws and hammers to build dens in the woods, has been rated 'outstanding' by …

7 Fun and Easy Ideas for Incorporating Outdoor Education in Your Homeschool

It's the time of year when the weather is getting warmer, and the learning tasks are getting monotonous. Here are 7 fun and simple ways to get some</b> …


My Kids and their Love of the Outdoors