Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation

Beginning in 1970, the U.S. Forest Service has provided a tree to the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the holiday season. Learn more about this unique and festive tradition.

Source: Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation

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Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone? – The Atlantic

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

Source: Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone? – The Atlantic

Cultivating America’s Gardens: Smithsonian Libraries

“Americans have been making gardens forever, constantly innovating and experimenting as they work the soil. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, schoolchildren and scientists — Americans of every sort have put their backs into gardening. And for a variety of motives: beauty, food, science, prestige.”

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Source: Smithsonian Libraries

5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness

Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was Greeks who pioneered the thinking). Two millennia later, the philosophy is enjoying a revival of sorts, and it’s not hard to understand why. The primary goal […]

Source: 5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness

Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer

Raleigh and Charlotte are ranked among the top cities in the United States to live based on crime rate, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Source: Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer