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Three Affordable Tripods for Almost Any Situation

You need different tripods for different situations, but you don’t need to spend big on them. I’ll show you three tripods I use that can cover you in …

Landscape Photography

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

Supply chains at risk as pollinators die out

Even intensive modern agriculture still relies on wild birds, bees and beasts for pollination. But these species — and whole industrial supply chains …

Ecology
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Simple Tricks to Getting Sharp Images With Your Camera

Let's face it.There are a lot of things that can go wrong when creating a photo.The horizon might be off or the framing might not be pleasing to the …

Landscape Photography

A Roundup of Absolutely Fabulous Photography Links!

Photography Links to Lose Yourself In….<p>Check out this week's list of photography links hand curated by <b>Toad Hollow Photography</b> here just for you.<p>This …

Photography

Earthworm numbers dwindle, threatening soil health | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.01.2017

Earthworms help recuperate soil and enrich it with much needed minerals. But environmentalists are concerned as earthworms have come under threat …

Farming

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Literature

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Books

The Do’s and Don’ts of Memory Cards: Tips for Photographers

My name is Jeff Cable, and I’m a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I previously spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing …

Cameras

7 Key Elements To Include In Your First Chapter - Writer's Edit

The importance of your novel's first chapter cannot be underestimated. It's the chapter that introduces your book to the world – the chapter that …

The Gonzo Prose of Ciara Shuttleworth and 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On The Road

<i>Book cover</i> of 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road <i>and the author photo of Ciara Shuttleworth. Photo courtesy of Humanitas Media Publishing and Drew Perlmutter. Book cover photo edited by Pamela Theodotou.</i><p><i>Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no</i> …

Literature
Literature

The People on Our Postage Stamps: A Reading List

Flannery O’Connor is going to be on a stamp! I’m going to actually mail those postcards I bought years ago. In my enthusiasm, I learned there have …

Holy Crop – Matter – Medium

<b>How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West</b><p><b>By Abrahm Lustgarten and Naveena Sadasivam</b><i><br>Photographs by Jake Stangel</i><p><i>Part 1 of</i><p><i>A</i> …

Agriculture

Our Toad to Ruin

The most famous lizard in Texas history came from Eastland, a small town about a hundred miles west of Fort Worth. The reptile in question began its …

Sea Change

One of the challenges in communicating the urgency of climate change is that our yardsticks aren’t grabby enough. Atmospheric carbon dioxide …

Can A 4°C Earth Support 10 Billion People?

“Homo sapiens is poised to become the greatest catastrophic agent since a giant asteroid collided with the Earth 65,000,000 years ago, wiping out …

6 wild animals worth more alive than dead

Most wildlife adds value to nature, but it's often hard for humans to quantify. Thanks to eco-tourism, though, some species now directly raise a lot …

Wildlife

11 startling stats about Earth's disappearing wildlife

Our planet has lost 58 percent of its vertebrate animals since 1970, according to a new report, but there's still time to save the rest.<p>Earth is most …

Biodiversity

Dressed-up fleas, devil butterflies and the Thames whales: the strange ways nature has influenced human history

A new series exploring the weird and wonderful impact of nature on culture and society over the course of human history is to air on Radio 4 this week<p>…

Wow! This stunning high-rise hydroponic farm has been designed for big cities across the globe

Agriculture

Cassius Clay, Here I Come: Bob Dylan and Boxing

Fightland Blog<p>Back in 1961, a record exec named Lou Levy took Bob Dylan to Jack Dempsey’s restaurant on 58th and Broadway in New York to introduce the folk musician to the legendary boxer. Dylan recalls the encounter in his 2004 autobiography, Chronicles, Volume One.<p>Dempsey sized up the young man …

Boxing

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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