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The unsustainable whiteness of green

Aaron Mair’s story starts out all too familiar to people of color who have encountered any of the big green groups: He asked one for help dealing …

The Antidote to Self-Harshness & Resentment

There are two poisons that have hurt me so much over the years:<p><b>Self-harshness</b> — I have so often been critical of myself, harsh on myself, about all …

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

Most Americans believe climate change is real and that something should be done about it, but they seem to want someone else to do it—usually, the government. In the wake of the 2016 election, what was always true should be abundantly clear: government won’t solve the problem of climate change.<p>That …

Sustainability

I Spent Three Weeks Exploring The European Alps To Bring Back These Photos. It Was Stunning!

My name is Hanneke Van Camp, I just graduated as a biologist and have a passion for travel and nature photography. In July, I travelled to Germany, …

The Complete Guide to Zion National Park

Travel

Backpacking in Canada lets you see amazing views and more

Canada is a backpacker’s paradise. Due to the extreme northern location, please consider going backpacking in Canada the perfect summer months. …

Hiking

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road …

National Parks

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

20 Plants That Survive With or Without You

The satisfaction a seasoned gardener enjoys is the result of patience, time, and experience: trial and error, taking some chances, watching things …

Home Depot

Epic National Park Hiking Trails

Whether your idea of a hike involves hardcore boots, trekking poles, and backcountry maps, or a pair of sneakers, water bottle, and paved trails with …

10 Things You May Not Know About Anxiety Disorder

"Mental health is important for all and is a basic human right."<p>Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder and general anxiety are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S. An estimated 18 percent of all American adults have …

Mental Health

‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening

Horticultural skills are going to pot among people in their 20s and 30s, says the head of the RHS. Here’s a quick guide to getting started for this ‘lost generation’<p>When to prick out and when to pinch out, what to dead-head and what to mulch – the Royal Horticultural Society says a whole “lost …

How the Irish lost their words

New storytelling groups are reintroducing the Irish to ancient myths and the art of blarney.<p>I always knew my Uncle Peter was setting up for a story when he’d lean back in his bar stool. Nothing dramatic, nothing too flashy, just a gentle recline – always followed by a more determined pushing away …

Ireland

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p>From golden sand …

Backpacking Recipe - Tortilla Trail Pizza

These Tortilla Trail Pizzas Really Hit the Spot after a Day of Hiking and Backpacking<p>Tortilla Trail Pizza has been one of our favorite backpacking …

The Most Efficient Way to Plan Your Small Garden

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )<p>When you have a small garden, it can seem like your plants all compete for premium space come springtime. How do …

Gardening

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Houseplants 101: Growing Your Own Chilies Indoors

Even if you’re living in the pokiest of apartments, you can grow your own chili peppers year-round. Houseplants have made a huge comeback lately, and …

Plants

How to Successfully Transplant Seedlings

Hooray, it's planting day! Once you've <i>prepped your space</i>, finally being able to put all those seedlings and starts in the garden feels like a great …

Gardening

Pallet Raised Garden Beds

This entire article is going to consist of different pallet wood raised garden beds that would be used outdoor in our gardens and patios. These …

Landscaping

Road Trip: Washington’s National Parks

Save Place<p>17632 Winton Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, USA<p>You’ll hear no highway traffic at these twelve lakeside cabins and 3 bunkhouses, which sit …

New England's best hikes

The best part about hiking in New England? The sheer diversity. Stroll along the rugged Maine coast, scramble up a sheer cliff on iron rungs, follow a stream to a gorge-carving waterfall or huff-and-puff to the top of New England’s highest peak where the weather is notoriously wild.<p>Two classic …

Garden of Ease: The Art of the Succulent Garden

Ever desired a gorgeous, colorful garden, but lack the skill or space to grow one? You should totally try out one of these easy to grow succulent …

Plants

Inside or Outside: Which to Choose When Starting Plants From Seed

In lesson seven I reviewed the pros and cons of starting your garden from seeds or starts. If you're feeling ambitious and want to start all (or at …

Gardening

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Growing Green Beans - Gardening

The one vegetable most kids will eat raw or cooked, green beans are a fast and easy garden crop. Small hands can easily handle large bean seeds, so …

Gardening