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5 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With Tryouts

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since many of your kids are in the thick of this, we need to have a good conversation about it sooner rather than later. I'm talking about one of the most stressful aspects of going back to or starting high school. So let's all say it out loud once and for all -- #TRYOUTS.

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: Rest, Relaxation and a Respect for Recreation

Roger Germann | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

From pictures of friends bringing their newborns to the beaches of Lake Eerie for the first time, or family posing for photos at a beach barbecue, the lakes serve as an important reminder of the memories they can make simply by allowing us to enjoy them.

The Art of Vacationing

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Whether your vacation is for a day or a year. Whether it's on a cruise ship or in a campground. Whether it's on the other side of the world or at a local park, it can be a transformative experience. It can be a work of art. It can be life changing. Take one soon. You can't afford not to.

Be a Leader for Inclusion in Sports

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Leaders make a commitment to champion inclusion. Separate but equal is not equal. We can realize this goal. We can make the dream of inclusion real in all of sports and physical activity. Be a leader. Commit to inclusion.

How Much Should We Value a Person With Disabilities? A Tribute to Jean Dewar

Debra Ruh | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Society still has a lot of work to do to assure full access and true disability inclusion. Let's always remember Jean Dewar's life and strive to make the world a more inclusive and accessible world for us all.

Measuring How America Rides: US Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

As we've grown, and as we've evaluated the progress of our key projects, we've often been frustrated by not being able to confidently answer two of the most basic bicycling questions: How many Americans ride bikes today? What are the key trends in participation?

Always Wanted an Alaska Cabin? Bidding Starts at $25

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Alaska Dispatch News

The U.S. Air Force is auctioning off six recreational cabins in the Kenai Peninsula community of Seward, and they could be a steal. The minimum bid starts at $25, but the winning bidders must commit to having the 32-by-32-foot duplex cabins -- containing two identical living areas -- moved from their current location by May 15.

Family Forests: A Key Piece of Protecting Critical Forestland

Tom Martin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.

The Secret to Unpacking Your Creativity?

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Studies of design intuition at Art Center College of Design, Copenhagen Business School, Cal State University Long Beach and the Industrial Design Society of America suggest that sleep can provide a definite edge for creativity.

Leaving a Downstream Legacy

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club recognizes that a 21st-century environmental movement depends on getting kids and communities unplugged and outside.

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

The Last Days of Summer

Sarah Weatherwax | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sarah Weatherwax

As summer winds down, many of us along the east coast are thinking of making one final trip to the shore, a thought shared by our ancestors as well. T...

Is Your Local Park Well-Funded? If You Live in a Latino Neighborhood, Odds Are Slim

Angela Caputo | Posted 10.15.2014 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Roughly three decades ago, the U.S. Justice Department brought national attention to one of Chicago's open secrets. Park district officials lavished money on parks in white neighborhoods at the expense of those in African-American and Latino ones.

How Family Summer Car Trips Benefit From a Little-Known Program

Will Rogers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Will Rogers

Many people who live in cities won't be able to jump in the car, but they still should have a place to get outside experience the both the wonders of nature and the legacy of the American experience.

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

Just Play

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

Old Forge had many shortcomings, but one of its greatest accomplishments was providing a place where kids with disabilities were just kids.

Phil Ginsburg Brings His Green Heart to San Francisco

Adrian Benepe | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Adrian Benepe

A closer look shows that San Francisco's parks stand up very well to New York's. In fact, San Francisco may be a national leader among cities for its innovative management and ambitious plans.

Addicted to Online Video Games? Don't Worry, You're Far From Alone

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.

5 Reasons Women Get Better With Age

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I want to tell you about all of the delightful things that you have to look forward to as you move through your thirties, forties and fifties.

Millennial Raptivist Organizes Community's Voice

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'

Are You Healed or Whole? How to Tell the Difference

Irene Ross | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

There are many kinds of well-being; to be full, you need to look at everything, including overall happiness, relationships and community, self confidence, career, spiritual health and finances.

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

Eating Is Rebirth

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As you sit down to your next meal, recognize yourself as your own creator. Feel the freedom and the responsibility that come with this act of eating recreation.

The Best 97th Birthday Present for the National Parks Service? More Parks.

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Levi

Safe and maintained places to be active and exercise are essential to solving the nation's childhood obesity crisis -- if kids can't go out into their neighborhoods and play, we'll never be able to increase physical activity.

All Aboard! Abandoned Railroad Tracks Gain New Life as Green Trails

Adrian Benepe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities large and small across the nation, there are efforts to transform abandoned rail lines, including some that are elevated or even below street level, into parks and trails.