Ron Henderson could smell smoke as he walked out to his pickup on a Monday morning in the summer of 2013, but he was not alarmed. There's no such thing as a western Montana summer without the smell of a forest fire. Blowups as far away as Canada or Idaho can waft hundreds of miles, haze a Montana day, and make a mountain valley smell like a campsite.

This time, however, there'd been a lightning strike somewhere above the stretch of residences on Lolo Creek where Ron and his neighbors lived. The blaze, which would come to be known officially as the West Fork II fire, was close.

You Could Live Here Alone Forever

Despite what you heard, the Amish aren't against technology. Communities adopt new gadgets such as fax machines and business-use cell phones all the time—so long as the local church approves each one ahead of time, determining that it won't drastically change their way of life.

So it is with the Amish horse-drawn buggy. You might have thought the technology inside this 1800s method of transportation stopped progressing right around then. Instead, buggy tech keeps advancing, and buggy makers have become electricians and metalworkers to build in all the new tech you can't see under the traditional black paint.

The Amish Horse-Drawn Buggy Is More Tech-Forward Than You Think

Imagine if scientists found out that a massive asteroid was on a collision course with Earth and would strike somewhere near Los Angeles by September 2020. What could humanity do?

Not much. At least, that was the result of a day-long tabletop exercise coordinated by NASA and FEMA late last month. In their hypothetical scenario, the space agency concluded that the 330-foot space rock was approaching too quickly to mount a deflection mission. The team from FEMA was left to figure out how to evacuate millions of people from Southern California.

We really need to figure out how to stop a killer asteroid, scientists say

In 1920, for the first time, the Census Bureau counted more people living in urbanized America than in the countryside. This hasn’t been a rural nation ever since.

Yet the idea of Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian America has receded slowly despite demographic change. We still romanticize the family farm, though few of them exist anymore. We view even suburbia in pastoral terms — the “crabgrass frontier,” as the historian Kenneth T. Jackson put it.

The Rural American Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power

A Very Sad Heart Touching Story Short Documentary Film Thai Life Insurance Born May 5, 1995 Release Date December 25, 2020 Network The Cocktail Videos Channel Starring Iqbal,Abdul,Rizwan,Milton, Directed By Iqbal Khan Written By Jamil Khan,

A Sad Heart Touching Story

This man has been touched. By God, maybe, but also when his head was clipped by the wing of another airplane. Getting rear-ended as you taxi out onto the runway by another, landing airplane is much, much worse than any automotive fender bender.

Chill As Fuck Pilot Somehow Still Chill After Terrifying Runway Collision

Testing the ReelSteady plugin on Graham Dickinson's amazing flight.
Come check out more videos from Graham Dickinson
also on his insagram page at

Stabilization of Graham Dickinson’s amazing flight

For people who like the idea of camping, but prefer the conveniences of home and sleeping in a comfortable bed, this may be the stylish solution that offers the best of both worlds.

What may look like a typical camping trailer turns into a spacious mobile home. “De Markies” (The Awning) was built in 1985 by Dutch designer, Eduard Bohtlingk, as a contemporary travel-size home that unfolds to triple the floor space and provide enough room for four people to comfortably sleep. Its design includes a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom along with collapsible furniture for simple storage.

It Looks Like A Regular Camper

designboom first discovered the diverse food artwork of malaysian artist hong yi (red) last week when she began her ’31 days of creativity with food’ project,  we now round up the second week of her project, together with a special ‘behind the scenes’ of her process and an exclusive interview  where we learn about who influences her work, her passions outside of  her art and what advice has helped her most.
see more in her website

Artist Hong Yi's creativity with food

With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium.

Judith Ann Braun’s Fingers Are Magical

A “cave” boy and his father live a bleak life in the Swiss Alps, banished because of the boy’s disruptive flatulence, until one day his father reaches breaking point and sends the boy out into the cold, a decision that would change life forever...

GUS Short Film by Honeydew Studios

Nothing gets between a hummingbird and its nectar. Nothing.

A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that Anna’s Hummingbirds connect different visual cues to keep from crashing into things duiring their high-speed journeys to collect pollen.

How Do Hummingbirds Fly Without Crashing?

Welcome to Dear Julia, a column where readers submit everyday health questions. Which over-the-counter painkillers work best? Will intermittent fasting help you lose weight? Julia Belluz sifts through the research and consults experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and healthier lives.

Does sunscreen really protect my skin?

Population Health

Healthcare's value-based purchasing increasingly favors a population-centric approach to health management, identifying risk across the care continuum. To control costs, healthcare organizations and employers are turning to population health management, defined as the management of integration and outcome measurements of any program affecting the health and productivity of a specific population or group.

Population Health: Reducing Risk and Spend Across the Care Continuum

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Penne Pasta – chicken breast, broccoli, garlic in a simple homemade cream sauce. Delicious, creamy, Italian-style pasta dinner.  Everybody (both kids and adults) love this pasta dish!

If you’re tired of dry, tasteless chicken breast recipes, then it’s time to try different ways to cook chicken. This cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta dish is super easy to make, and the chicken breast is moist and tender, as it is smothered in a creamy, white cheese alfredo sauce.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

The spring/summer 2015 runways not only dictate a season of fashion, they also have a lot to do with beauty trends. What lip color to wear? (Berry plum.) How to style your hair? (Air dry.) What color to paint your nails? Well, this spring you'll notice less Easter-egg pastels and more moody shades and barely there styles. Here are five trends to try next time you hit the nail salon.

Most-Wanted Nail Polish Colors for Spring

How to be a Healthy Man

So what do the well-to-do do daily? That is, besides ask the butler to clear the tablecloth with one of those chrome, crumb-scraper thingies? Or send their laundry out via stretch limo? Or visit the bank vault the way some people pop by Trader Joe’s?

It’s true that money can’t buy many things — but some things can buy money, and wealthy people have a unique understanding of the difference. That’s because whether they’re eccentric or exceptional, wealthy people think and act differently from most of us; it’s how they made their riches in the first place.

How to be a Healthy Man

Health Insurance Choice

Okay, so it wasn’t me who actually bought the policy… it was my boyfriend. BUT his phone was on speaker when he was talking to the agent, and I did chime in with questions, so I still consider this to be an experience of my own, too. But let me back up a second.

Health Insurance Choice,My Experience Buying Insurance

Health and Medicine

Learning how to use herbs in your home medicine kit is an age old tradition our forefathers and mothers knew. Seeing a resurgence in folks like you and me who want to preserve these old time remedies makes my heart warm like a hearth stone near a crackling fire.

If you missed part 1 and 2 of this series, you’ll want to catch yourself up with 6 Old-Time Natural Remedies that Work and 7 Herbs for Natural Remedies Your Grandparents Used

Health and Medicine,Use Medicinal Herbs

OMG I am in love. You all know how much we love a good conversion..... This award-winning conversion of an 18th century threshing barn, dairy and stables by London architecture and interior design firm Liddicoat & Goldhill is un-freaking-believable. Our task was to combine the quality of the surviving barn fragments with the texture and tone of their found materials. To maintain the barn’s brooding presence - and to provide security and a sense of protection from rolling Channel mists - the barn is usually kept in a closed state. However, industrial-scale kinetic mechanisms create openings that address key views into the countryside.

The Ancient Party Barn

Light Painting Photography is a very unique and creative technique. You use light patterns using long exposure technique, hence you get the result of light painting over any routine photo.
The effect is absolutely breathtaking and that’s the reason this effect is so popular among amateurs.
It requires more creativity than professional experience. The results of this technique are pure awesomeness in pictures!This post also includes a video tutorial for creating this photography effect.

Light painting photography is a true modern day art. It is something we could not even imagine just a few years ago.

Light Painting PhotographyTechnique

Hai friends…..we all know whatsapp and its popularity. Almost everyone is on this chat application and most of the time active on it. Earlier people were changing their Facebook profile picture and Orkut wallpaper often, now Whatsapp profile picture has taken its place. Whasapp profile picture is popularly known as Whatsapp DP (Display picture). Also it is said that a picture is worth 1000 words. So by sharing pictures, one can express love, care, laughter, sorrows, desire which is very difficult to describe with words. Here you can get 120+ awesome, funny, cool, loving, nerdy, geeky, hilarious and all other kinds of Whats App DP.

Amazing WhatsApp profile pictures Collection Best Free Download

Free Proxy sites are lifesaver when we try to access useful websites and found it blocked by our ISP, government, school, college WiFi, etc. Usually if you try to access video sharing, gaming website, social networks from your college or school’s WiFi, you will found it blocked. Many times, even website owner himself blocks his website on your region, this is very painful moment.

If you still want to access those blocked websites, Proxy websites is the only hope. (Yeah, you can use VPN but most of them are not free). 

Top 100 Free Proxy Sites- Free Proxy Servers List

Sometime in mid-June I lapsed into vacation mode. Which was odd, because I wasn’t on vacation.  That was still over a month away.

But somehow … inexplicably … when the kids finished school, I clicked into island time.

I’m lucky if I make my bed each day. And feed the family. Accomplish a bit of food shopping.

Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar Craft