Our Thoughts And Perspective
Ah, fall! For many Americans, it's the most beautiful time of the year – especially if you live in rural areas populated by trees that, when conditions are right, ripen and burst into gorgeous shades of red, yellow and orange. Fleeting and often subject to a combination of unpredictable weather patterns, autumn's annual show is truly a sight to behold. Soon, dedicated leaf-peepers will be taking to the roads to hunt down and drive (and walk) among one of nature's most curious displays. But with only a limited number of days to choose from, where are the best places to see fall foliage?
First off, start with foliage reports or maps and be sure to gauge exactly where and when you'll want to go; peak foliage times can vary for different locations. Assuming you can schedule your visit to the trees at just the right time, here are several of the best places to see fall foliage around the country. And while you're there, add in some wine tastings, antique shopping and hiking – because soon enough, we'll all be hibernating, just like the trees, as winter comes!
The avalanche of box-fresh sneakers, smart watches, reinvented hoodies, beard oils, and so much more (a suit you can also work out in, anyone?) that comes across our desks every month offers plenty of fresh menswear finds worth shouting out.
Wish Jack Frost would stop nipping at your nose already? Grab a hot cup of cocoa, add some knee-slappers to your Netflix queue, and get ready to enjoy the season without the winter blues.
Our amazing National Forest System includes hundreds of millions of trees, one of the most efficient and readily available carbon sinks on Earth. However, unprecedented wildfires and other natural disasters –exacerbated by climate change, drought and historic forest management practices – have severely affected our National Forests’ ability to store carbon.
The benefits of plants
You don’t have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover that the benefits of interior landscaping go far beyond the aesthetic.
Recent research tells us that interior plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of subtle ways. Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which to move, work or relax.
Houseplants are good for your health — and not just for their visual beauty. Why? They essentially do the opposite of what we do when we breathe: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This not only freshens up the air, but also eliminates harmful toxins