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A Nature Lesson May. 14, 2016

Katiedid Langrock

The wild has been calling to me. The days of yesteryear when I worked as an adventure tour guide in ... Read More

Window-Box Plants May. 04, 2016

A Greener View

Q: I want to give my mother a window box full of plants, but I can't seem to get plants to grow nice... Read More

How You Get Your Sap to Rise Mar. 15, 2016

Energy Express

Spring is in the air. Hooray! The snows are melting, the robins are chirping, and sweet Mother Natur... Read More

Define Your Happiness Feb. 29, 2016

Dear Doug

Q: I believe that I'm a happy individual. I decided to ask several friends if they are as happy as I... Read More

Hurting the Wilderness We Love Oct. 13, 2015

Froma Harrop

Upon running the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time, a marathoner broke several rule... Read More

Good-Natured Jul. 22, 2015


A new study finds that people who take a 90-minute walk in a natural area — the woods or a par... Read More

To Restore Spirit and Health, the Best Move You Can Make Is Outdoors May. 08, 2015

C Force

I long ago made it a principle of my life to cultivate a positive frame of mind, to strive to projec... Read More

A Breath of Nature Is a Breath of Good Health May. 01, 2015

C Force

Last week, I looked at some of the contributing factors as to why the Japanese are the longest-livin... Read More

Ebola Outbreak an Urgent Call for Finding a New Direction in Disease Treatment by Following an Old Path Aug. 22, 2014

C Force

News out of England this past week reads like a script for a remake of James Cameron's "The Abyss," ... Read More

The Barn

Jun. 22, 2014

Wizard of Id

Jun. 10, 2014

A Bug Flew Into My Face Jun. 10, 2014

Alison Rosen

I recently had the unforgettable experience of feeling a bug fly into my face but not feeling it fly... Read More

Wee Pals

May. 30, 2014

Wee Pals

May. 09, 2014

Free Range

Mar. 28, 2014

Nature, Nurture, Talents Mar. 27, 2014

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also thi... Read More

Welcome Spring, Finally, With These Nature-Filled Books Mar. 17, 2014

Kids' Home Library

Tired of the cold weather? Kids are, too. Help them segue into springtime with these new books, whic... Read More

Our Fragile Planet Dec. 11, 2013

Walter E. Williams

Let's examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. "The world th... Read More

The Technology of Nature Nov. 30, 2013

Bill O'Reilly

ANGUILLA, British West Indies — So here's the setting: the warm azure water of Maundy's Bay sl... Read More