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Houseplants: why every home is better off with these multi-tasking pollution-busters

It may be bleak outside, but for many of us the desire to nurture plants remains undiminished. At this time of year, we are more grateful than ever for the presence of houseplants, providing the comfort and excitement of lush, abundant green through the shortest of days, cheerfully seeing us …

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

Single Knee to Chest SI Joint Stretch for Sciatic Pain Relief

<b>Video Transcript</b><p>Let’s do the single knee to chest stretch.<p>We’ll start by lying down with your feet flat on the mat and your knees bent. Bring your …

6 Tips to Have a Productive Doctor’s Visit if You Have Sciatica

An appointment with your doctor to discuss your sciatica symptoms and treatment options can often feel like a race against time.<p>With many …

16 Espadrilles All of Your Summer Outfits Need

Summer will always be our first love. And the anticipation of reuniting with her is <i>beyond</i> exciting. While the heat may be overbearing and the streets may be overcrowded, we will always appreciate those long days with watermelons in our hands and sun on our faces. With that in mind, we think summer …

Clothing

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

Loon Tool Kit: A Review<p>7:36 PM<br>• 0<p>Tool Kit Review Loon Tool Kit We were excited to see Loon come out with this handy tying tool kit, so we did a little …

Fishing

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

To The Seas

Fly-Tying Tips from Tightline Productions

Nearly every week, we are treated to the brilliant fly-tying videos from Tightline Productions. Here’s an excellent video from Tim Flagler that …

Fishing

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing : 10 Organization Tips For Your Tying Area

Tying Tools<p>By Curtis Fry<p>at : 7:25 AM<p>8 Comments<p>Print This Post<p>Get your stuff together!<p>A few months ago, we did a blurb on fly tying stations here and …

Fishing

Tuesday Tip: Four Tips on Tippets

One of the easiest ways to improve your presentation in your trout fishing is to pay more attention to your tippet. It’s as important as the fly …

Fishing

There's a super moon at the end of the road

If You Give a Dad a Daughter

If you give a dad a daughter...<p>he'll probably wonder what to do with her.<p><i>Especially if he's a man's man.</i><p>So he'll play catch with her, teach her to climb trees, and how to ride a bicycle.<p>Which seem like things a girl wouldn't like to do.<p><i>But she will.</i><p>He might wonder if she'll be all emotional and …