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How to make your outdoor gear last longer

That’s the self-satisfied look of someone who just repaired a whole bunch of stuff. (Pixabay/) When it comes to quality outdoor gear, every piece is an investment. You pay for shiny new items you hope will last for years, but sometimes, parts and pieces get worn out. So what’s one …

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The Best Birding Apps to ID and Track Your Bird Sightings

iOS and Android: Bird watching sounds like the perfect opportunity to put down your phone and experience nature, but phone apps can be a big help in identifying birds and recording your sightings. The blog BirdWatchingBuzz has named the five best birding apps and written extensive reviews with screenshots of …

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Record Yourself Reading Your Kid’s Favorite Books

Photo: Hero Images (Getty Images) The Guardian published a list of advice from children’s laureates on how to raise bookworms. One of my favorite ideas comes from Julia Donaldson, an author I love. (I’ve read The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom to my daughter dozens of times—they are perfection.) …

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The Best Plant for Beginner Gardeners

Hands up if you’ve killed a succulent. Yeah, me too. Succulents and cacti are great beginner plants in theory because they can survive a little neglect. But that’s actually what makes them terrible for brown thumbs like me and (perhaps) you. But plant blogger Cristina of Throw Some Herbs on …

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How to Participate in Build-A-Bear’s Pay Your Age Event

Photo: Adam Bettcher (Getty Images) Build-a-Bear is every little kid’s mecca, rivaling the likes of Chuck E. Cheese. Just a glimpse of the store’s sign can start a chorus of “Pleeeeease oh pleeeeeease can we go in?” One day last year, though, the place morphed from paradise to disaster zone. …

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