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Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and garden… Be car…

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13 Clever Camping Hacks to Make the Outdoors More Fun

Camping is a fun way to step out of social media and get back in touch with the Great Outdoors. Unfortunately, some equate camping with incredibly heavy packs, hoards of bloodthirsty mosquitos, and di…

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How Cities Make Us Sick (& How to Get Better)

Is your lifestyle too clean? A researcher from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his colleagues say maybe. They're basing the claim off the "hygiene hypothesis," which states some microbes and…

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What Your Gym Exercise is Missing

Taking your workout outside isn't just a great way to enjoy the spring weather that looks like it's finally here to stay (fingers crossed!). It also may be more beneficial to your health than exercisi…

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Top 5 Natural Places to Visit in Texas

Anyone who knows me understands that I wear my love of Texas on my sleeve. As a born and bred Austin, Texas girl, my best memories are from the halcyon days of summer--annual road trips in the back of…

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6 Tips For Taking Great Winter Photos

[caption id="attachment_1296572" align="alignleft" width="443" caption="Blue Mountain, NS (Photo by Doug van Hemessen/NCC staff)"][/caption] Blue Mountain outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 27,…

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5 of Canada’s Favorite Winter Birds

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the …

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Why Nature is Good for Your Brain

Alan Logan, co-author of Your Brain on Nature, has become a household name here at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Since its publication in 2012, the book has become a rallying cry for the …

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Winter

With winter storms battering the country from coast to coast and the mercury dropping, it's easy to want to huddle inside by the fireplace. But most of us find that we're happier when we get outside. …

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Why Do You Give Back to Nature?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and along with it -- the season of giving back and giving thanks. At The Nature Conservancy, the environmental nonprofit where I work, we recently reached out to ou…

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The Sooty Shearwaters certainly travel an amazing distance for their migration. Very interesting …

These are great ideas, but I love the tree the best - especially with Xmas coming!

Is there no end to the suffering that humans inflict upon innocent animals? No wonder I'm a misanth…

Well, I know what to blame, not just my lack of motivation.

Pigs are smart and beautiful. Thanks for sharing:)