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Poets have written about forests and trees for centuries. From Joyce Kilmer's, "I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree," to Henry David Thoreau's, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

Beaches are some of the most popular places to go to for vacation. And, why wouldn't they be? They're beautiful, relaxing and a great place to people watch (if you're into that). They can also be a lot of fun if you like to surf, boogie board, play beach volleyball, fly kites and look for interesting sea critters and shells. But, some beaches are pretty bizarre. Below are 5:

Summer is winding down. The leaves are changing, cool air is filling our evenings, and depending on where you are, the possibility for snow is already here! When you picture national parks throughout Canada and the United States, you probably picture visitors swimming, hiking, and grilling food - all the quintessential summertime activities. But there are numerous job opportunities in our national parks in the winter too!

Trees are truly remarkable! They provide shelter, food, and shade for the animals of the Earth - including humans, they clean the air of pollution, filter water, and one tree can provide up to 260 pounds of oxygen per day. But, trees aren't solely utilitarian. Research has shown that trees increase property value, increase customer traffic to businesses, beautify urban neighborhoods while reducing violence and even help patients in hospitals heal faster.

Since April of 2015, tentree has been planting trees across Haiti. As of this writing, 667,870 trees have been planted around the island nation. The seasonal changes determine the kind of work we do in Haiti. While the tree planting doesn't last year round, there's always something to do. Now that the rainy season in Haiti has started, t's time to get planting.

If you have an eye for the ever expanding world that are tiny home, then you may want to take a look at this specific one that was crafted by Minimaliste, A tiny home company that is based in Quebec, Canada. Of course, when people think of a tiny home they are often thinking of something that is sustainable and able to accommodate just about everything else that is required for a comfortable lifestyle.

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