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Bear finds a voice

What do you see when you really look at the books on your kids' shelf?<p>Take a scroll through Australia's 100 top-selling kids' picture books of last …

List-Worthy

Creating Breakthroughs

<i>The last time we caught up with Christian Knight -- a Kirkland, Wash., city policy coordinator and proud paddling father of three -- he’d brought his</i> …

Brené Brown is a grounded researcher

BERRY LIBERMAN: I figured there was no better person to be imperfect with! (laughing)<p>BRENÉ BROWN: Around motherhood issues especially…yeah, in fact I …

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Here's what the average Australian earns in a week

• <b>Average pre-tax weekly earnings for Australian workers grew by 2.4% in the year to November</b>• <b><br>Full-time workers in the ACT earn the most on</b> …

Price Index

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - The deadly allure of New Hampshire's White Mountains

Source: Mt Washington Observatory<p>“Stupid!” I grumbled, pulling myself out of the spruce trap I had fallen into after a brief stumble off to the side …

Hiking

How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

Let’s Talk About Women and Men and the Outdoors

Your favorite adventure retailing co-op is investing major energy in exploring and supporting women and the outdoors, a topic of no small importance, …

How To Keep Growing Up

You Are Allowed

Most organizations (even society) publish a set of rules to guide how they want their people to act inside the organization. More often than not, …

YouTube

Fraser Island's national park renamed K'gari, meaning paradise

The national park that spans almost all of Queensland's Fraser Island has been renamed "K'gari", a partial victory for traditional owners who are …

Protected Blog › Log in

• A WordPress.com account. Don’t have an account? All you need is an email address and password — register here!<br>• Permission from the site owner. Once …

These Outdoors Apps are Actually Worth Downloading

I’m not much of an app person, usually. My phone’s storage space is tied up in images and music, and as a rule, anything that could make the …

Apps

This One-Person Tent Makes Me Want to Ditch my Backpacking Partner

Sorry, honey!<p>Backpacking partners are great. They give you somebody to talk to and to share experiences with, but mostly they give you somebody to …

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Moto Z Mod puts a walkie-talkie on your phone

The crowdfunded add-on promises to keep you connected even if you're out of service range.<p>Motorola has been encouraging enterprising hardware hackers to create Mods at contests around the globe for the Moto Z smartphone, though so far results have been somewhat limited. The latest Mod to make its …

Walkie-talkies

Privacy Badger 2.0 Is a Privacy Protection Powerhouse for the Web

Chrome/Firefox/Opera: When Privacy Badger launched a few years ago, it was already a great tool to block third-party trackers, speed up the web, and …

Privacy

A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

Architects <b>Michaelis Boyd</b> and <b>Nick Plewman</b> teamed up to design Sandibe Okavango, an ecologically friendly safari lodge located in Botswana. Built in …

Advice: Reinhold Messner on the Secret to an Adventurous Life

Reinhold Messner, who turned 70 in 2014, likes what he sees in today’s new alpinism<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>This story originally appeared in the</i> …

Seven Tips to Strike Up Conversation with Anyone

Small talk should be about making connections and having conversations that go beyond “Hi, how’re you?” Getting beyond those default starters can be …

How to Piss Off Your Friends With iMessage Apps

iOS 10 is here, and it brings a whole host of terrible features to iMessage. You can now send the most important people in your life bad stickers, …

Angry Birds

Innovative Treehouse Takes Glamping to a Higher Level

If you like to connect with nature without sacrificing the luxuries of a relaxing weekend retreat, you can now have the best of both worlds, thanks …

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

How to Record Great Sounding Natural & Ambient Audio In-Camera

No budget for a dedicated sound recordist/mixer? No access to sound equipment other than a video mic for your camera? No problem.<p>As part of their …

Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

Everything we do in life is, at the end of the day, in pursuit of happiness. But trying too hard to be happy could actually keep you from …

Happiness