a150 January 13 2015

L.L. Bean – Where Quality Still Means Something

L.L. Bean boots are a New England legend in footwear. Of late, they have become a must-have item for the fashion conscious. But, for locals these hand-made boots are a staple because of their quality, durability, and common sense usefulness. They may be the hottest trending thing for hipsters and preppies but to the locals, LL Bean is what they wear and what they have … Read More

Oysters January 11 2015

Food Trends for 2015

Each year, it seems that there is an exciting new stable of niche foods that produce a culinary euphoria among food lovers, making those foods suddenly trendy and omnipresent. These foods don’t necessarily become trendy only because the taste makers say it is so, but also because they offer something special to the diner’s palate. Often, the reason foods like avocados make the cut or … Read More

Young woman looking sad January 09 2015

5 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues

The post holiday blues have probably happened to you. After the exciting and build-up to the holiday season, it is easy to feel swept up, into and away by all the joyousness of the season. Family and friends gather to share good food and drinks, news of the past year, laughs, meaningful gifts and so much more that often get lost in the hustle and … Read More

Winter woman posing at white background and having fun January 07 2015

25 Life Hacks for Winter

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy time with loved ones in the snow, but it is also important to recognize some tricks and hacks that can make it a little easier to handle. Whether it is snowing or simply cold outside, there are hacks that can make it easier to enjoy the New Hampshire weather to the fullest this winter. 1. Clean Your Car … Read More

Freestyle skiing January 05 2015

Aerial Ski Jumpers – The Science!

From the opening credits of the “Wide World of Sports” television program to any winter Olympics broadcast, we have all probably held our collective breath at the sight of a skier soaring, spinning and spiraling, suspended 50 feet in the air. For viewers, it s difficult to tell where these daredevils might land, but these athletes spend years practicing their sport to make it look … Read More

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A Brief History of Skis

If you thought those decrepit old wooden skis you found in your grandfather’s barn were old, wait until you hear these tales of the first generation of skis. Here’s a brief history of skis and how they were used, way back before you were even a twinkle in the universe’s eye. Skis were first invented as mobile devices to help hungry nomadic tribesmen follow their … Read More

champagne December 19 2014

5 Unusual New Year's Rituals

Here in the U.S., we traditionally celebrate ringing in the New Year’s with a champagne toast, a jolly or teary rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a kiss at midnight. But around the world, nations celebrate New Year’s in a variety of fun and interesting ways. Here are some of our favorites. Parting With Past Transgressions In Ecuadorian history, citizens would fabricate dummies made in … Read More

wrapped-present December 17 2014

6 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

The holiday shopping was fun, but now you’re faced with wrapping all those amazing gifts. How can you wrap them without them all ending up looking the same? Try out these seven unique and creative ways to add interest to your holiday gift wrapping project. Incorporate Natural Elements Nothing says holiday like natural pinecones and cinnamon sticks. Top your beautifully wrapped gift with natural or … Read More

Christmas Ornaments December 16 2014

7 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Classic colorful bulbs and ornaments you have purchased over the years are wonderful ways to decorate your Christmas tree and your home each holiday season, but sometimes you want to mix things up and add something special to your decorations. One fun way to mix up your holiday decor is to make your own ornaments. If you have never taken on such a project before, … Read More