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How earthing could change your health

What is earthing? Our health writer explains the practice that scientific and medical studies are showing could change your health for good.

Live free or die: Life according to Colbert

MOULTRIE, Georgia--If you love a good “fish story,” ask Colbert Sturgeon about the time he caught a fish with his face.

4 ways solar energy will save you money

A solar energy consultant shares not only how using solar energy can cut your electricity costs, but how it actually might make you money.

Why kids need nature more than ever

Last Child in the Woods author Richard Louv argues the rising use of technology in education makes kids' need for nature even stronger.

Embracing the light: How the sun is good for you

Did you know sunshine fights disease and promotes spectacular health? It's time to embrace the light!

Country living = Spectacular immune systems

Health writer Kristen Boye looks at the latest scientific studies showing how rural living builds powerful immunity in people.

The benefits of well water

One often under-appreciated health perk of rural living is unlimited access to a cleaner, more natural source of water: well water.

How rural living helps you stress less and live longer

Five ways living in the country can give you a huge boost in your health by reducing daily stress levels.

13 unstructured playtime ideas to get the kids outside

It’s no surprise kids are overscheduled these days.

From chicken farm to corn maze

One plot of farmland has served the Conner family’s evolving needs for more than 150 years. We visit the Hilliard, Florida corn maze and share...