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Sustainable freshwater fishkeeping: Insights from aquarist Rachel O’Leary

By Richard Pallardy “There are nearly 33,000 species of fish in the world. Almost half of that number live in freshwater—an astounding level of diversity given that only around .01% of the liquid water on the Earth’s surface is fresh. Since the mid-19th century, the popularity of keeping them—and their saltwater cousins—in home aquariums has grown… Read More ›

Passalong Houseplants

By Beth Botts, October 10, 2019 “There’s an Instagram-fueled boom in houseplants today, which means I’ve come back into fashion for a while. This tends to happen to me every few decades if I just keep doing what I’ve always done. I come from gardening people, who tend also to be houseplant people. Even in… Read More ›

Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries

By Cindy Kuzma and Carrie Jackson Cheadle. Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger,… Read More ›