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6 12, 2018

5 Places to Try Winter Camping Near Boulder

By | 2018-12-06T05:39:44+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|0 Comments

When done right, winter camping is a great way to see the hidden world of snow and ice from the cozy comfort of a sturdy shelter. Sitting beside a blazing fire pit under a clear, star-filled sky while sipping a hot drink is a memorable way to spend a winter [...]

30 11, 2018

Winter Camping: Pro Tips on Staying Warm and Savoring the Solitude

By | 2018-11-30T12:56:06+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|0 Comments

Winter doesn’t mean the camping season is over. With proper gear and planning, savvy outdoor lovers can immerse themselves in nature year-round—and savor the solitude and serenity of a winter landscape almost all to themselves. Cold weather camping is quiet and peaceful, and comes at slow, even introspective pace, since [...]

24 11, 2018

How Plant-Based Diets Can Heal Our Bodies & the Planet

By | 2018-11-24T12:09:42+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Nature, Plants, RootsRated|0 Comments

There are many reasons people choose to cut meat out of their diet: health trends, diet goals, environmental reasons, to name a few. While plant-based diets have been growing in popularity, only two percent of the American population is vegetarian, although many people adopt the diet for a short period [...]

9 11, 2018

SurvivaGuard’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness

By | 2018-11-09T16:38:07+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, RootsRated|Comments Off on SurvivaGuard’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness

While movies might lead us to imagine disaster scenarios involving a nuclear apocalypse or electromagnetic flare sending the planet into darkness, you’re probably going to be preparing for something a bit less dramatic. More likely the scenario will include an extended power outage or a natural disaster such as a [...]

5 11, 2018

Do animals have legal rights?

By | 2018-11-05T13:34:03+00:00 November 5th, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on Do animals have legal rights?

Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own. His organization, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), is working “to change the common law status of at [...]

26 10, 2018

20 things that are better in the fall

By | 2018-10-26T10:58:38+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors|Comments Off on 20 things that are better in the fall

  Fall is more than just stunning colors. - Shutterstock/ Jay Yuan Sure, the summer has sun and beach vacays, the winter has snow and sports, but fall is an especially magical season that's often overlooked. With its stunning foliage, mild weather, and pumpkin-spiced treats, what's not to love? Keep scrolling to see all [...]

26 10, 2018

Here’s the story behind that weird, rectangular iceberg

By | 2018-10-26T10:57:21+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors|Comments Off on Here’s the story behind that weird, rectangular iceberg

Photo: Jeremy Harbeck/NASA When we picture icebergs, what comes to mind is a jagged mountain of ice floating in the ocean, ready to collide with the Titanic — or simply melt. What we don't picture is an iceberg that's as flat and cleanly cut as a playing card, and yet [...]

22 10, 2018

10 photos that will make you appreciate the stunning diversity of nature

By | 2018-10-22T12:46:18+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Nature, Outdoors|Comments Off on 10 photos that will make you appreciate the stunning diversity of nature

Natural History Museum unveils the top Wildlife Photographer of the Year images. This 'innerspace' look at a flying fish captures its speed, movement and beauty. (Photo: Michael Patrick O’Neill/Natural History Museum)   For 54 years, London's Natural History Museum has sought out the best in nature photography with its Wildlife [...]

22 10, 2018

How to Make Your Life Adventure Ready

By | 2018-10-22T07:30:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|RootsRated|Comments Off on How to Make Your Life Adventure Ready

Some epic adventures are worth quitting your life for. We're talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long distance backpacking trips. In between the epics, though, are a thousand tiny ways to get into the woods, from impromptu paddles to single-night backpacking trips. It’s not always [...]

18 10, 2018

28 Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2018

By | 2018-10-18T10:45:15+00:00 October 18th, 2018|city life, Nature, Outdoors|Comments Off on 28 Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2018

28 Favorite Places to Visit in the USA Updated: 10/8/2018 | October 8th, 2018 From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country has [...]