Nicole Franchino

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6 Crazy Cool Adventure Trips for You and Your Boo

For adventurous couples, there’s nothing better than bonding over a scenic national park hike, kayaking in crystal clear water, camping at one of the most popular destinations or getting your namaste on together in a gorgeous setting. Outdoorsy duos, you’re in luck — there are more options for …

Hiking

The Ten Best Winter Hikes in Colorado

<b>10. Lily Lake<br>Rocky Mountain National Park</b><br>This hiking trail is great for beginners — flat and under a mile round-trip. Rocky Mountain National Park …

The music documentaries you need to watch in 2016

Last year was <i>the year</i> for insightful, agenda-setting and occasionally shocking music documentaries, from Asif Kapadia’s heart-breaking and controversial <i>Amy</i> to Brett Morgen’s ambitious <i>Montage of Heck</i> and Liz Garbus’ startlingly intimate portrayal of Nina Simone in <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i> But that …

Netflix: 7 More Must-Watch True Crime Documentaries

<i>Making a Murderer</i> | Netflix<p>If watching <i>Making a Murderer</i> has left you hooked on true crime, you may want to return to Netflix for your next fix. There …

Crime

National Geographic Travel

10 Best Outdoor Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and …

Roger Ebert

Uncle AZ's Altoids Survival Kit

Introduction: Uncle AZ's Altoids Survival Kit<p>ALTOIDS SURVIVAL KIT<p>OK, to start, let me say that this falls into the “better than nothing” category, …

11 DIY ways to camp indoors when the weather outside is frightful

Baby, it's cold outside, so let's make s'mores.<p>Camping doesn't need to be a summer-only activity. Even when it is below zero outside, you can still …

52 Cute Photos To Look At Instead Of Your Awkward Family On Thanksgiving

Everyone needs a strong dose of cute to get through the holiday season.

Cute Animals

Unusual, Adorable Animal Friendships

<i>Mani the wild boar piglet and Candi the dog | Images: spiegel.de</i><p>Bored Panda asked readers to submit photos of special animal friendships, and the …

The Brooklyn Bands to Watch

The freshest beats from across the bridge.<p>In music as in fashion, it's all about what's new and hot now. Under the radar is the acme of cool and up-and-coming is the rep to have. Brooklyn has always been a mecca for emerging bands and artists, and with added hype from HBO's <i>Girls</i> plus Alexander …

Feel Some Type of Way and Stream How to Dress Well's New Mixtape "you and i are the same'

It's a collection of songs featuring edits done of some of Tom Krell's favorite tracks from Majical Cloudz, Everything But The Girl, Backstreet Boys, and more.<p>Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means you might currently be on your way home to see your family. Tonight, you'll head to the bar and see …

Reminiscing

Straight Up (Paula Abdul Cover)

Paula Abdul

Whimsical Photo Series of Dogs Captured in Mid-Air with Priceless Expressions

Maybe it can be said that the themes of weightlessness and dogs, two totally unrelated topics share one thing. They are both favorites of countless …

Personal Favorites - David Morrow

Hiking John Muir’s Range of Light

<b>Five Backcountry Views from California’s Kersarge Pass</b><p>“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.”<p>- <i>John Muir</i><p>Every fall I take a vicarious …

How to keep kids with special needs out of prison and in middle school

As a special education teacher, I pride myself on being an advocate for my students and their needs.<p>Special education students deserve reasonable …

Teaching

Ultra Light Specialist Tents Fold Up Almost The Size Of A Water Bottle

Looking for the lightest, most portable tent you can swap your money for? The new Specialist tents from Sea to Summit could be just what your …

Backpacking

Just some new music we're already completely obsessed with

Am I <i>out of the woods</i> yet? Uh, I mean, am I the only one that loves discovering new and awesome music to fall in love with? Sorry, I’m just obsessed …

Pipeline to Prison: How the juvenile justice system fails special education students

Caledonia Miss. — Toney Jennings was illiterate when he was arrested at age 16. In the six months he spent at the Lowndes County Jail in Eastern …

Education