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Jan
27
Explore the Majestic Sandstone of Vermilion Cliffs

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument contains nearly 300,000 acres of public land on America’s Utah-Arizona border. Relatively unknown to many tourists, this remote desert wilderness is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. It is best known for the vivid, undulating sandstone formation known as "The Wave," but travel deeper into the desert and you’ll find another spectacular spot called “White Pocket.” This hidden gem is special to Bureau of Land Management employee Rachel Carnahan, who helps protect this otherworldly landscape.

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The Chef Bringing Native American Food to Your Table

Native American chef Sean Sherman was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. These days, as owner of the company Sioux Chef, he dedicates his time to revitalizing Native American cuisine. In his dishes, Sherman uses local ingredients that are indigenous to North America, while eschewing colonial ingredients, such as beef, wheat flour and dairy. But it’s not just certain ingredients that distinguish Sherman’s approach to food. His creations are truly gourmet. And with each beautiful dish, this chef is helping re-educate the American palate.

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Jan
24
How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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Jan
23
The Dangers of the Internet

It's fun, it's everywhere - but it carries a few risks we should bear in mind. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/uigyfM

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“Over the past century, technologies have completely changed the way we connect with each other. The benefits of the internet are obvious and all around us. But the risks and dangers are more subterranean. Here are two videos that consider why we need to start taking digital sabbaths and remember what it is to be bored again..”

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How to — Sand Sled

Skip the surf and head to the desert for a fun alternative: sand sledding. Brought to you by OV Tech Sweat.


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