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August in the Garden

31 August 2016 marks the tercentenary of the baptism of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, (1716-1783) in Northumberland. That’s a long way from Birmingham, but there is a connection – Henry Gough, owner of Edgbaston Hall and Park, employed Brown to landscape his Park sixty years later in 1776. 685 more words

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The Strange and Complicated Future of the E-Cigarette Industry

Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by Camille Wilson, a patent attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, with extensive experience researching e-cigarettes. Enjoy!

Last January, in 2015, I… 1,233 more words

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Be the Water by Carrie Toth

My favorite units of study are Biodiversity and the water crisis. Whether we are comparing the Carlyle Lake watershed with the Panamá Canal or investigating water borne illnesses and solutions for lack of potable water around the world, these units are anchored in the concept that water can give life or destroy, sometimes there is too much and others not enough, it can wash clean or it can destabilize. 632 more words

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A Postpartum Life: Fighting the New Bedtime

I love each moment I spend with my kids during the day. I love the post-nap cuddles, the picnic lunches, and I even can appreciate the hard discipline and apologies when one of my kids is disrespectful or disobedient. 676 more words


Why Evangelicals Matter to the Labor Movement

Conventional wisdom tells us that all evangelicals must be anti-union because they are theologically and politically conservative. Therefore, you might assume, labor has nothing to gain from the sixty two million adult adherents of evangelicalism in the U.S. 949 more words


Vegetarian stuffed courgettes

I’ve been following Tine (easy.on.the.fodmaps) on Instagram since the start of my FODMAP journey and I’m delighted to be sharing this recipe of hers. Living in a flat, I am always very jealous of Tine’s amazing garden and the amazing vegetables it produces. 220 more words

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Living active, living well

Jim Ferguson’s life was completely changed when he became more active. He met with our Chief Executive Brian Sloan to spread the word about how getting active can improve your quality of life, even for those living with a chronic condition.  386 more words

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