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How “Guerrilla Gardening” Is Taking Root

How “Guerrilla Gardening” Is Taking Root

Move over graffiti artists, guerrilla gardeners around the world are changing the urban landscape, one city block at a time.

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The Surviving Snow Pile in Boston

The Surviving Snow Pile in Boston

Remember the winter of 2015? Boston still does, and they have a pile to prove it!

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Explore The Outdoors During The Great American Campout!

Explore The Outdoors During The Great American Campout!

Get outside! Saturday, June 27th kicks off the Great American Campout and you’re invited! It’s a fun way to experience the outdoors. Learn more.

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Learning Every Day

Learning Every Day

June 19th is National Summer Learning Day! Get some ideas on how your kids can stay busy — and keep learning — all summer long!

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15 Fascinating Facts About The Statue of Liberty

15 Fascinating Facts About The Statue of Liberty

One hundred and thirty years ago, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City after nearly a year’s journey by ship from France. Here are some facts about Lady Liberty you may not have known!

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Maple ‘Copters Everywhere!

Maple ‘Copters Everywhere!

Maple seeds have been swirling everywhere this spring. Find out what it means and the science behind their flight!

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10 Unusual But Effective Ways To Use Coffee Filters

10 Unusual But Effective Ways To Use Coffee Filters

Coffee filters can tackle many household tasks in a pinch. Try one or all of these clever ideas!

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The D-Day Anniversary

The D-Day Anniversary

June 6th marks the anniversary of D-Day, when World War II Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.

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In The Spotlight: For the Love of Food and Yoga

In The Spotlight: For the Love of Food and Yoga

Learn how the mind-body connection fueled by yoga practices also enhances our appreciation for food!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.