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Pin It! 7 Ways To Use Pinterest For Camp

Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board.
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If you think Pinterest–the social media offering that brings the web to life via virtual corkboards customized with “pins” (graphics, illustrations, and images pulled straight from the web)–is just another way to waste minutes in a day, you are partially correct. Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board. Like Twitter, Pinterest allows users to follow others as well as follow specific boards of interest. And like Facebook, a simple click is all it takes to like a pin. But … Continue reading

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ASLA Headquarters helps Washington D.C. Rank #2 in EPA’s Top 25 Cities With Energy Star Buildings

The headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects helped Washington, D.C., rank second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Cities are ranked on the list by how many buildings earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR in their area last year. ASLA’s headquarters was one of 435 ENERGY STAR certified buildings in 2013 that helped Washington, D.C., make the list. To earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, buildings … Continue reading

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Boston Lights Exposition 2014

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Now in its third year, Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is a biennial event taking place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.  Guests have the opportunity to attend AIA accredited seminars – such as those by renowned lighting experts Keith Bradshaw and John Curran – conveniently scheduled throughout the day.   Admission to Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is free, however registration is required. Attendees may register online or day of show.  … Continue reading

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Rehearse and Redo – Making Sure They Really Get It

I try not to hover. Parenting is a constant challenge to balance restriction and freedom. On the restriction side, I want to provide appropriate boundaries, offer wise guidance and coach my boys to success. On the freedom side, I want them to explore, make mistakes and get a little banged up. As 11-year-old Scotty’s mother encourages him to do in the movie The Sandlot, “Run around, scrape your knees, get dirty. Climb trees, hop fences. Get into trouble, for crying … Continue reading

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The One Secret to Smashing Stress You Haven’t Tried

Don't let stress steal our peace.
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Did you sleep well last night? Not in cliched terms, like logs and babies, but real, restful sleep? Or did you toss and turn, unable to silence your frazzled mind long enough to let go of worry for eight short hours so you could face today fresh and rested? Stress is largely a self-created state of mind. It starts simply: the need to do ‘just a little more’ to keep up, to stay a step ahead, to finish our tasks … Continue reading

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