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“So. We have a vulgar, unstable yo-yo with a toxic ego and an attention-deficit problem in the White House, and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistol at the waves — not really useful — but what does it all add up to? Not that much, if you ask me, which you didn’t, but I’ll say it anyway.”
“We will survive this. He will do what damage he can, like a man burning books out of anger that he can’t read, but there will still be plenty of books left.”
Source: We will survive this – The Washington Post
For about two minutes on the afternoon of August 21, the sky over Nashville will turn almost as dark as night. Ditto Casper, Wyoming; Columbia, South Carolina, and the southern suburbs of St. Louis. They will be darkened by one of nature’s most spectacular events: a total solar eclipse. It may be the most-watched eclipse in history.
Source: Disappearing Sun | StarDate Online
Science says the surf and sand does the mind and body good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of a day at the beach.
Source: What a day at the beach does to your brain | NBC News
Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR
If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.
Source: Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR
A year-long adventure to all 59 of the U.S. National Parks during 52 weeks to celebrate the NPS centennial in 2016. #59in52
Source: Haleakala National Park — The Greatest American Road Trip
San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light
How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.
Source: San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone
Photo: National Park Service
Hiking, biking, and running through fields not your thing? Being a book nerd or preferring the indoors does not put one at odds with the wonders
Source: A Guide to National Park Libraries | National Park Foundation
The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.
Source: BBC – Travel – We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge