Research has created a road map for all runners – and artists, chess players, rock climbers, etc. – who seek the exhilaration you feel when completely absorbed in the pursuit of something difficult. So exactly how do you reach “the zone”?
- The Grotto, Ontario: The Grotto is inside the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, nearly four hours northwest of downtown Toronto. Its stunning turquoise waters are a favorite among hikers and climbers.
- Sliding Rock, North Carolina: This 50-foot rock slide ends in a 7-foot plunge pool, and pretty much looks like the most fun summer activity ever. Located just down the road from downtown Asheville.
Everyone loves a lemonade on a hot summer day, but 11-year old Seth had an even better idea. He decided to set up a stand advertising "ICE COLD BEER."
This quickly caught the attention of his neighborhood in Utah. So much so, that the Brigham City Police Department received three reports about the business operation. But when officers arrived on the scene, all they found was a savvy salesman.
How do you choose a wine? Whether it tastes good and how much it costs are the basic criteria of any wine purchase. Beyond that, how do you whittle down the choices?
How about a wine made by Abdullah Richi, a Syrian refugee dreaming of restoring his country’s wine traditions? Richi trucks indigenous Syrian grapes grown in conflict-ridden areas of his homeland across the border to his Dar Richi winery in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and dreams of someday reviving Syria’s wine...
Shipworms have long been a menace to humankind, sinking ships, undermining piers and even eating their way through Dutch dikes in the mid-1700s. Now, researchers have found the first shipworm that eschews wood for a very different diet: rock. The new shipworm – a thick, white, wormlike creature that can grow to be more than a meter long – lives in freshwater.