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Tips for Camping in a Rainforest
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Tips for Camping in a Rainforest

Tucked in the northwest corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a rain forest. It’s easy to think it’s not a real rain forest, since it’s only a few hours from Seattle and not somewhere in South America. But campers heading to the Hoh Rain Forest would be wise to heed the […]

Running: It’s A Girl Thing
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Running: It’s A Girl Thing

Being a female runner is awesome. Unlike male runners, who are rarely noticed unless they are leading the pack, female runners tend to get noticed a lot…for various reasons. So, okay, I guess it can be awesome being a female runner – but others may say it sucks for the […]

7 Good Outdoor Activities for your Family
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7 Good Outdoor Activities for your Family

So you’ve resolved to spend more time outdoors with your family, but you don’t really know where to start.  “Can I really take my two year old and my six year old up Mount Everest?” you ask yourself.  Well the answer here is:  you possibly can, but honestly, in most […]

Will Obama Accomplish Pollution Goals Before His Second Term Ends?
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Will Obama Accomplish Pollution Goals Before His Second Term Ends?

Video link On Tuesday, President Obama delivered an impassioned speech at Georgetown University that presented his administration’s multi-pronged plan to combat global warming and curb air pollution. Though the president also touched on similar issues during his State of the Union address earlier this year, a slew of unrelated issues […]

Thank You for Standing Up For Climate Change
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Thank You for Standing Up For Climate Change

It’s very rare for two people to have the exact same opinions on every hot button political issue. Thing is, we are opinionated people and each and every person has hundreds, maybe thousands of different opinions. Any one of these opinions are cause for contention from others who may even […]

Dangerous Uranium Mining Threatens Grand Canyon
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Dangerous Uranium Mining Threatens Grand Canyon

“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” That’s what 26th U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt said upon visiting the Grand Canyon in 1903, enchanted and awestruck by the unparalleled natural beauty of the rolling […]

How to be a Good Camp Counselor
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How to be a Good Camp Counselor

Summer camp is memorable for kids for a number of reasons. It might be the first time that Timmy is away from his mom for more than a day at school, or maybe a big thunderstorm in the mountains shows Susan that they can be beautiful instead of being scared […]

Night-Time Hiking For Lovers
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Night-Time Hiking For Lovers

Why in the world would anyone hike at night? Hiking at night is a change of pace. It’s exciting and (listen up, boys) romantic. But for you lovers who’ve never attempted a Nighttime Rendezvous Hiking Extravaganza of Sexiness ( ‘cause that’s what they’re called…obvi) I’ve put together a crash course […]

The 5 Best Yoga Mats on the Market
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The 5 Best Yoga Mats on the Market

Like people, yoga mats come in various sizes, colors and features. In fact, with so many mats on the market, it can be said that there is a mat available for every body, style and personality.  Mats are designed differently – some are the most sticky, some are the most eco-friendly. So what […]

5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting
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5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting

Companion planting is part joy of gardening, part organic chemistry — and according to most experts, highly effective. And we can all agree there’s something beautiful about two completely different species mutually benefitting one another, when they could simply be competing for nutrients in the soil. If you’re looking to […]