Beyond the Forbidden City

Beijing's modern high-rises have obscured much of the ancient capital, but glimpses of it and insights into local culture can be experienced in the parks around the Forbidden City.

Saving the Great Salt Lake

Saving the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake, along with other saline lakes worldwide, is drying out. Preserving and restoring won't come cheap.

Mini Orchards

Mini Orchards

Mini orchards are part of a global movement to make urban environments greener and improve air quality as well as helping stabilize food supplies.

Enhance your life with apps and books

Enough Stuff

Enough Stuff

The Enough Stuff inventory app for iOS helps you keep track of how much you have of items so you don't buy more of them than you need.

Green Thumbometer

Green Thumbometer

The all-in-one iOS app that's a gardening calendar, gardening journal, gardening to-do list and source of gardening information.

Home Gnome

Home Gnome

The iOS app that helps you keep track of what tasks you need to do and when to do them to maintain your home well all year long.

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Teddy Bear Social Distancing
Teddy bears were a way of designating reserved tables at a Paris restaurant before the pandemic, but their use has been expanded to help with social distancing at a number of restaurants during the pandemic. When they're being transported, though, it's a different story. How many teddy bears can you fit in a mini-van?

Photo by Forrest Anderson