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What Photography Means to Me April 11th, 2014 by David LaBelle

Many people ask the same question: Why pursue photography in this age when everybody owns a camera and thinks they are photographers? I can be sarcastic and say the advent of the pencil didn’t magically make everybody a writer. But...


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Intense: Driving Truck on America’s Oil Fields April 2nd, 2014 by Dianna Troyer

Facing mounting medical bills to pay for his children’s heart surgeries, Tim Snyder looked to the oil fields of North Dakota for financial relief. “At times, working up there seemed unreal because the stress was so intense, it was so...


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Rockhounds: Digging for Inspiration March 27th, 2014 by Hannah Doyle

Buried treasure most often is referred to in American discourse theoretically rather than literally. It exists in the folklore of Long John Silver and in the imagination of children wearing eye patches and foil on their teeth, pretending to be...


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Seven Tips for Photographing Pets March 27th, 2014 by Mike Teegarden

Photographing pets is a lot like working with toddlers: They don’t hold still, they don’t smile on cue and they have a short attention span. Try the following tips to increase your odds of capturing memorable photos of your family’s...


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Pet Intelligence: How Smart is Your Pet? March 27th, 2014 by Chandra Orr

How smart is your pet? Many people think their pet is a genius. A dog’s or cat’s ability to adapt to training, learn new tricks and solve problems reveals a lot about them, but determining just how smart your furry friend...


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The Art of Chocolate March 27th, 2014 by Dianna Troyer

Hours pass like minutes for Chef Washington Caceres in his chocolate room whenever he heeds the call of his culinary muse. The quiet room beneath the main kitchen at Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot, Nevada, belies the hubbub upstairs....


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Reptile Rescue: A Safe Haven for Abandoned Reptiles March 27th, 2014 by Hannah Doyle

Slippery, sticky, rough and abrasive are a few of the textures Makaiwi Wachter feels throughout the day. In the morning, he dons a white, coarse cotton jacket and spends the day as head chef at a restaurant in Dayton, Washington,...


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Outdoor Pursuits: Orienteering March 27th, 2014 by Curtis Condon

Now that temperatures are warming, surrender to the urge to get outdoors. Lace up your boots, jump on a bike, break out the fishing rod or, better yet, make this the year you try something different. Orienteering is the most...


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Reflections from Spring Training February 28th, 2014 by David LaBelle

Last season, Jason Giambi, former American League MVP, was invited to camp after signing a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. Forty-two at the time, Giambi hoped to impress enough to make the major league roster. He did, and...


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Promoting Renewable Energy: Shared Goals, Varied Paths February 28th, 2014 by Pam Blair

When 30 states and the District of Columbia passed renewable portfolio standards in the early to mid-2000s, they had a common goal: promoting renewable energy. The legislation was motivated by a desire to decrease the nation’s dependence on unstable foreign...