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The Healing Power of Trees

I’ve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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What to Know When Taking Dogs to the Snow

Most dogs — especially Nordic breeds like huskies or retrievers — love to play in the snow. Like children, dogs will be attracted to playing in surroundings that are new, unique or interesting. They’r…

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5 Garden Goals for the New Year

While most of us are still recovering from the holidays; still putting away decorations, and deciding what to do with all the unwanted mail we received, you might actually be happy about the gardening…

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The Case for Slowing Down in 2015

2015 is here and you’re as busy as ever. Being busy is a great thing, but, it can be incredibly stressful, which taxes your body and your health over time. Instead of trying to force more stress onto …

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A Grandfather on Climate Change & The Poem That Led to Activism

I became a grandfather for the first time in the summer of 2005. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Life doesn’t really prepare you for this role. Why, it seems just like yesterday that I was a grand…

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6 Nature-Themed Resolutions Worth Making

I'll admit it: I'm not a fan of making New Year's resolutions, partly because they're so easy to forget or to break once life gets busy. But resolutions are that much easier to keep when they're good …

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Benefits of a Living Green Roof (Infographic)

I dream of a home with a green roof. My trip to Michigan earlier this year for the 2014 Ford Trends conference re-ignited my interest in how green roofs work. Although the event was mostly about…

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5 Tips for Successful Winter Weather Exercise

While cuddling around a fireplace or TV with a cup of hot cocoa may seem tempting when the temperature drops during the winter, exercising in the crisp, cool air can be good for you. An article in Wom…

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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3 Ways to Get Your Nature Fix This Winter

For many people in the Northern hemisphere, scarves, mitts, boots and gloves have become fashion must-haves as the last leaves of autumn are followed by the first snowfall. For many of us, the thought…

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Oh my gosh is this for real? We don't have them here in Australia. We have spiny anteaters/echidna…

Thank you for this article. Both my parents died of cancer, they moved to Florida where they had th…

We're doomed. Common sense should tell you if it kills, it can kill you too.

Thanks for sharing.