Best Camping Tips from the Pros Pitch a tent, fire, pack a cooler, tie a two half-hitches: these are the camping basics. Even if you didn’t study them in the Boy Scout handbook, online guides make them easy to learn. But what about the lesser-known, less intuitive ways to make camping more pleasant, comfortable or efficient?
Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World – now available! Catalogue copy from the publisher (Scribner/Simon & Schuster): From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s future. I N T H I S G R OU N D B R E A K I N G B O O K , education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Buy the book
camperize.com: Awnings There are a number of options available for awnings for small campers in the US. I've broken them into a few classes of awning below. Retractable awnings These awnings roll back into a protective case, using either a hand crank or an electric motor. They can be rolled out to any percentage of open, meaning you can pull out just a small bit if space is limited. Fiamma F45i ($700 + brackets + freight): this is the premium campervan awning. Grameen Foundation Fellowships Do you want to know what a Grameen Foundation Fellowship is really like? Four of our current GF Fellows, Jason, Hailey, Howard, and Laura sat down for two live video Q&A sessions to share their expereinces and answer questions submitted by interested candidates. Watch the recorded sessions at the links below!
100 Days of Overthinking: An Illustrated Diary of Mental Meanderings By Maria Popova “My experience is what I agree to attend to,” William James wrote in his timeless treatise on attention and multitasking, and yet at any given moment we notice only a fraction of what is actually going on around us. The vast majority of our attention is spent on rumination, speculation, daydreaming, and the various acrobatics of anxiety, hope, and fear that occupy our inwardly oriented minds. But while mind-wandering may be integral to creativity, it has also been shown to rob us of happiness by ejecting us from presence. That all too human tendency is what Brooklyn-based Dominican designer María Sanoja confronts in 100 Days of Overthinking. Sanoja writes:
The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind Alex Pietrowski, StaffWaking Times Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. Dependent on psychotropic drugs to get by is no way to live, and in the search for happiness, both individuals, doctors and scientists alike are beginning to crack the code of depression, and to question if the pharmacutical solution even works. George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has for decades been working to learn more about how our bodies and our minds work, or don’t work, together to regulate the emotional system and mood.
All Things Dog Blog by guest writer Kelley Denz of Critter Minute © copyright on file Retrievers Love a Good Romp in Nearly Any Water Available I love going camping, and every year I try to go camping at least once. Full Spectrum Mindfulness On the other hand, according to these Traditions, the typical, conventional, orthodox Western psychologies only deal with the illusory self—the finite, conventional, skin‑encapsulated ego. Its typical developmental processes are altogether called the path of Growing Up. So we have the path of Waking Up—which deals with ultimate Reality, with the Ground of all Being, with the divine Self and infinite Spirit—and we have the path of Growing Up—which deals with the finite self, the ordinary, conventional, typical small self and its changes, the path of Growing Up. But even the great Traditions acknowledge that both of these realities, both of these paths, are important—one being relatively real (Growing Up), and one being ultimately real (Waking Up)—or relative and ultimate truth. This presentation brings together the best of Western ways to Grow Up and the Eastern ways of Waking Up.
Road Trip Planner with Stops: Tools & Tips for a Perfect Road Trip - TripIt Blog Looking for a road trip planner with stops and the best tips to plan the perfect road trip? We’ve put together this step-by-step guide, loaded with tools, that’ll tell you everything you need to know when planning a road trip. If you’re itching to get away, you don’t need to cash in those precious airline miles for a little adventure and exploration. The open road is calling your name! But before you jump in the car and hit the road, you’ll need to do a little planning and preparation first. Route travel + adventure Archives - The Morning Fresh Here’s the thing: When I was a young adult living in Florida, I spent every weekend trying to get outside. And for some reason, I thought I had to cross state lines in order to achieve outdoor bliss. I’d spend up to 12 hours driving in a single weekend to go camp. If only I knew then what I know now.
10 Informative & Useful Websites For Planning Fun Road Trips Road trips are one of the best ways to travel. If you’re lucky enough to live in a country large enough for road trips, you should definitely make use of this form of travel. There’s nothing better than the freedom of being on the road, driving for miles and miles, and discovering interesting new places and people. As fun as road tripping is, it does take some sort of planning. Where should you stop? What’s there to see on the way?
Install a Solar Car Kit on Top of Your Car A solar car kit can be used to convert a conventional car to run on solar energy. Not only are solar kits affordable, but they can also help you do your bit for the environment. A solar kit can be installed on virtually any type of car, but it is easiest to convert an electric vehicle to run on solar power. If you intend to use solar panels to power a standard gas-powered car, this will be more complicated.
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