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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 [...]

17 10, 2018

Demystifying the Aurora Borealis: Where and How to Find This Must-See Phenomenon

By | 2018-10-17T10:47:01+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on Demystifying the Aurora Borealis: Where and How to Find This Must-See Phenomenon

The Aurora Borealis is a mystical phenomenon that tops bucket lists around the world. Known in Roman myths as the “dawn of the north,” these stunning light displays have captivated people for centuries. Although this natural wonder is a must-see for most, it can be surprisingly difficult to nail down. [...]

16 10, 2018

Social Media Is Making the Outdoors More Dangerous

By | 2018-10-16T12:30:16+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors|Comments Off on Social Media Is Making the Outdoors More Dangerous

Statistics from Los Angeles County demonstrate just how deadly doing it for the ‘Gram can be. We all know that one-upmanship on social media is stupid and dangerous. But now we may have stats to prove it. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team reports that its [...]

13 10, 2018

6 Reasons to Take a Mountain Biking Skills Course

By | 2018-10-13T09:16:22+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Nature, Outdoors, RootsRated|Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Take a Mountain Biking Skills Course

Lon Cullen was riding a trail at Georgia’s Mulberry Gap when a group of riders zoomed by. "My competitiveness got the better of me, and I decided I wasn’t going to let them win," says Cullen. As he sped downhill to catch them, he lost control and crashed, fracturing the [...]