The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees listed their favorite foreign national parks, though I’m sure even those not picking up social security checks can appreciate the majestic splendor of Iguazu National Park’s 70-meter-tall waterfall. Enjoy the photos! Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Big families may be all the rage on TLC, but in American life off-screen, they’ve become increasingly rare. More than that, they’ve contracted an air of stigmatization, according to a New York Times article printed earlier this year that addressed public perceptions of “large” families. Nowadays “large” seems to mean four or more kids, but… Read more »
For bikers in the Bay: TIME’s top 10 urban biking trips. Safety tips for cooking meat. College students eat moldy food. Seriously. Coming soon to your local Toys “R” Us: breastfeeding dolls. Mommy bloggers ask: would you really be OK if your child was gay?
A recent article in LA Weekly claimed that over 12,000 laptops were stolen in U.S. airports each week. The figure came from a study conducted by the Penemon Institute, commissioned by Dell Computers. That means 600,000 laptops are stolen in a year. Doesn’t that number seem a bit high? Sure, the airport experience is stressful… Read more »
Are triathlons safe? Relatively, but preparation is key. Flying with your pet just got cheaper. Officials remain cautious, even as Swine Flu cases fall. Red Cross offers trinity of hurricane readiness tips. Fresno CA beef plant sees hundreds of tons recalled.
So you’re ready for that long-awaited summer road trip? Not so fast! Before you pile in the car and rush off, there are a few things you’ll want to check about your car according to Gary Heller, owner of Lucky Service Station in downtown San Anselmo, CA. Not to worry though, most of these are… Read more »
Countless adventurers fantasize about summiting Mt. Everest, but mountaineer Rick Wilcox saw his dream through. A climber for over 30 years, Wilcox fell in love with the prospect of monumental ascents as a boy, after seeing mountains like Everest on children’s television programs. The suburb of Middleton, Mass. where Wilcox grew up didn’t feature any… Read more »
Martha and the Vandellas described some symptoms of overheating in their 1963 hit single “Heat Wave”—burning sensation, head haze, etc.—but they didn’t explain what you can do to overcome extreme hot weather and potential heat exhaustion or heat stroke. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines extreme heat as temperatures that reach 10 degrees above… Read more »
Got preschoolers? Simple Mom has tips to make the most out of your staycation. Say “no” to your kids, without saying “no.” Is it okay to breastfeed in public? What about naked babies? Great discussion on the subject at the Washington Post‘s On Parenting blog. American Red Cross to offer Pet First Aid Training. The… Read more »
A new study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving raised the collision risk by 23 times more than driving while not texting. Also, a previous study showed that dialing a number on a cell phone raised the risk by three times, while speaking on a phone made a crash 1.3… Read more »