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Thwart Thieves This Summer May 25th, 2016 by Amy Higgins

  Take steps before hitting the road on vacation Setting off on a road trip can be an adventure—one you hope to talk about for years to come. While not all road trips go off without a hitch, being mindful...


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11 Outdoor Uses for a Bandana May 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Bandanas are a lightweight, versatile outdoor necessity. Not only can they make a fashion statement, they also have dozens of practical uses. Here are 11 of the most notable ones: Head cover. Buff. Do-rag. Whatever you call it, a bandana...


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The Means to Fulfill a Mission May 25th, 2016 by Victoria Hampton

Heather Mehra-Pedersen weaves her way along a street crowded with vendors, beggars, rickshaws, cars and the occasional elephant. The smell of sweat, sewage and other unpleasant odors mingle with the rich aromas of spices and sizzling pans of street food....


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Snappers, Selfies and Photo Bombs May 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

There is a time and a place for everything. Most of us have heard this since childhood. Photography is a powerful tool for capturing emotion and stirring hearts into action. Just as the camera can bear witness and reveal the...


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A Strong Heart in Thin Air May 25th, 2016 by Jody Foss

It was a crystal-clear November morning in Gorka Shep, Nepal, at 17,000 feet. After three weeks of acclimating to the thin air, an intrepid marathon runner from Condon, Oregon, Darryl Houghtelling, was ready for the 2015 Mount Everest Marathon. After...


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Change Can Be a Good Thing April 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Fishing is like anything else: If you keep doing it the same way, don’t expect a different result. Let’s face it. We all fall victim to routine: fishing in the same places, using the same lures, doing the same things...


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In Touch With the Wild Side April 25th, 2016 by Rick Stedman

With a collection of animals from many parts of the world, the Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting Zoo in Tacoma, Washington, offers visitors a chance to interact with animals they may otherwise only see on TV. The brainchild of Debbie Dolittle...


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Hooked on Carving Fish April 25th, 2016 by Craig Reed

The details of the rainbow trout carving give it a lifelike look. The green and red colors of the fish shine, as if it is swimming through a pristine lake or river. The body is curved, as if moving. The...


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Value Added April 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

“And that’s not all,” the excited voice in the advertisement squawks. “Act today and you’ll also receive …” Hoping to entice buyers by sweetening the deal, the seller “adds value” to the package. Like the bonus of a comb or...


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Wild Plants Appeal as Meals, Medicine April 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

For generations, Alaska’s native elders have advised drinking a tea brewed from fresh tender spruce tree tips as a springtime tonic. That advice and other knowledge about the state’s wild edible plants is being passed on through a popular ethnobotany...