Get healthy. Visit scary literary sites.

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Did you know that being scared is good for you? Think back to all the times you jumped and screamed when you watched a scary movie or read an extreme horror or thriller book. Your reactions provoke fear. Fear makes your brain burst with healthy chemical substances that excite your mood and fills you with feelings of euphoria. Dr. Margee Kerr, a sociologist who studies fear, says these powerful chemicals include endorphins and dopamine-natural compound in our bodies that create happiness

Add zest in your life? Take an adventure trip to John Muir’s corner of the world

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Are you ready to look up from your cell phones and step out into the wild?


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s exciting. Enlightened people are looking up from their cell phones and stepping out into the wild. John Muir is the one man that people should thank for saving the wild for them to recharge, reawaken, and revive all their senses.

John Muir’s advocacy for nature inspires us today. The John Muir Trail is a testament to his efforts. When you trot down his trail, you’ll start echoing his mantra.

Five novels to help you enjoy fall

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Fall is here. Did you anticipate the beauty that this season brings, the vivid colors, the pungent smells, and flavors? There’s something special with fall’s annual rituals: picking apples, selecting the perfect pumpkin, or sipping on warm cider in the stadiums. Even if you enjoyed hot summer of outdoor activities, don’t you long for the first fire, the first frost, the first home made apple pie and all those other wonderful delicious cool weather meals?


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