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Is Laziness Underrated? Why Leisure Time is Better for You Than You Think

By Rachel Puryear We’ve all been warned since childhood about the supposed dangers of having too much time on our hands. “Idle hands are the devil’s playground.” “You have too much time on your hands.” “Hard work builds character.” There are many more sayings and quotes to evidence an ingrained moral and cultural belief that…

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Places in CA With Awesome Night Sky Watching, That Aren’t Too Cold in Winter

By Rachel Puryear Around the fall-back time change, many people express chagrin over the earlier sunsets. With or without manipulating our clocks, shorter days and longer nights are an inevitable part of winter months. Instead of mourning the shorter days, however, we can embrace and celebrate the longer nights! As much fun as daytime activities…

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If You Get Lost in the Woods, Don’t Change Your Voicemail – Do This Instead to Get Help

By Rachel Puryear Recently, viral social media posts have circulated offering well-meaning, but misguided advice for lost and distressed wilderness hikers. Such posts have suggested that people needing help, but who are having trouble getting a phone signal or have a dying phone battery, should change their voicemail to alert people of their situation and…

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