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Eat Outside With These 20 Perfect Picnic Recipes

Get out your red-checkered tablecloth and your biggest basket because April 23rd is National Picnic Day! Picnics have been beloved social gatherings …

Healthy Eating

Why Missy Elliott’s feminist legacy is criminally underrated

Before Beyoncé performed in front of a neon “feminist” sign, before Lady Gaga had an artist throw up on her on stage to expose sexism and before Nicki Minaj twerked her ass to subvert the male gaze, Missy Elliott was bringing feminism to mainstream music. Over her impressive 25-year career, …

In praise of rural group walks: why crowds are good company

Walking can bring relaxation, beauty and happiness – even on a group stroll. Though, as Alan Franks knows, it’s useful to have a few ground rules before hitting your stride. <b>Plus: 5 great walks to try</b><p>If you’re thinking about organising a walk in the countryside for a group of friends or colleagues, …

This Is The World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse

On the roof of a new factory in Chicago, Gotham Greens is running 75,000 square feet of year-round local produce production.<p>On Chicago’s south side, a sprawling new factory is making toxin-free soap for Method. Built on a former brownfield, it doesn’t look much like a traditional manufacturing …

Consuming 2 lbs of Grass-Fed Beef Protein is Worse for the Planet Than Flying From NYC to London!

Okay, okay, okay, so everyone and their pet parent knows that flying in an airplane is a sure-fire way to increase your carbon footprint from one to …

Green Living

The eco guide to packaging | Lucy Siegle

Make your zero-tolerance stance on unneccessary packaging known: it’s the best way to stop it<p>In the mid-noughties my inbox was full of images of shrinkwrapped fruit and veg: readers were incensed that supermarkets wrapped coconuts (which famously provide their own husks) with layers of …

Can't Afford New Outdoor Gear? Why Not Rent Instead?

Let’s face it, buying outdoor gear is not cheap, particularly if you want something that is going to last for awhile. Getting fully equipped for all …

Camping

Wedding Menu Ideas for Special Diets

<i>One of the easiest (and most fun!) parts of planning a wedding? The menu! There's no other time where you'll get to sample all sorts of delicious options and assemble the celebratory meal of your dreams. But in this day and age, chances are you've invited a number of guests who are gluten-free,</i> …

Food

The Biggest Wins for Animals in 2015

This year has a been a big one for animals. There have been hundreds of jaw-dropping rescues by good samaritans and amazing organizations. We’ve seen …

Farm Animals

The best time to buy airline tickets and more 2016 travel predictions

With 2015 coming to a close, travelers are looking ahead and making vacation plans for the coming year. Travel companies are wondering: Where are people headed, and how much do they plan to spend? And consumers are trying to find the best bargains.<p>TripAdvisor, Travelex and Expedia surveyed and …

In northern Thailand, go 'camping' in luxury tents | CNN Travel

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) — "Song soon."<p>"Pai."<p>"Baen."<p>"How."<p>Nonsensical gibberish? Not a chance.<p>It's a new language I've had about 10 minutes to master to communicate with my new friend, Thongkam.<p>In spite of my thick accent and unconvincing tone, this beautiful Asian elephant understands the …

Your diet may be vegan, but what about your furniture?

When Moby’s Los Angeles home and his new restaurant, Little Pine were designed, it was a given that animal products were verboten. The musician, an advocate of veganism and animal rights for 28 years, calls living with animal products both tacky and “creepy.”<p>“A leather couch makes me think of …

Green Living

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10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

Education Technology

University presidents are making extravagant salaries while professors earn 'unlivable' wages

In all, 32 private university presidents earned $1 million or more in compensation in 2013. And private college presidents aren't the only ones raking it in. The average public college president earned over $428,000 in 2014, reported the Chronicle.<p>"Many times when I talk to trustees, they refer to …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

LAX is No. 1 in a nationwide ranking for veggie meal options

Health food advocates, rejoice.<p>Los Angeles International Airport has been ranked first among airports nationwide for offering healthful food for stressed-out travelers. But the ranking may matter mostly to veggie lovers.<p>The nation's second-busiest airport won the honor from the Physician Committee …

Los Angeles

The Perfect Mindfulness Practice For Every Astrological Sign

Many people in the wellness community love to meditate and tout the practice frequently. However, it can certainly seem like a hard sell for people …

The Harmful Hypocrisy of the 'Right to Life' Movement

This is from Mathew Chapter 7:<p>Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your …

National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year

Climate change already forcing world's birds towards poles, says report

One quarter of 570 bird species studied globally have been affected negatively by climate change, says Birdlife International<p>The world’s birds have begun flocking towards the earth’s north and south poles and upwards to higher ground as climate change begins to transform their habitats, a new …

Habitats

Our Historic Chance to Protect the Grand Canyon

Adventure<p>I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on the Grand Canyon.<p>It was late fall of 1974 and I was driving back east to New York after two months of rock climbing and living in Yosemite Valley, California. I had been behind the wheel of my old VW Bug for most of the day, stopping every so …

National Parks

7 Wellness Leaders On Why They Stopped Eating Meat (And Haven't Looked Back)

<i>It's pretty hard to contest the health and environmental benefits of a veggie-heavy diet. And although everyone is bound to have their own unique</i> …

Meat should be taxed to help save the planet, think-tank suggests

Efforts to tackle climate change have "almost completely overlooked" reducing meat consumption, Chatham House think-tank says<p>Meat should be taxed to help tackle global warming, a leading think-tank has suggested, as it urged ministers to also reduce the amount of meat served in schools and …

How to eat less meat?; I didn't really know

When I was little I lived in socialist Poland, back then most of the shops looked like this:<p>The only thing you could basically buy all year was …

BBQ

Move Over Cat Cafes, This Cat Pub Is Taking Over

"We certainly wouldn't recommend drinkers sharing their favorite tipple with the cats."<p>It’s the purr-fect place to unwind with a pint of beer - so long as you like cats.<p>That’s because the Bag ‘O’ Nails in Bristol, England, doesn’t just have one resident kitty.<p>No, this old-fashioned British drinking …

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Coping with Student Resistance

A little before the middle of each semester, I ask my students to fill out an anonymous one-minute paper to indicate what they would like to “stop, …