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Always More To Do

Every little bit helps save the environment AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples There’s always more to do. When applied to one’s work, this sentence can overwhelm the well-intentioned. But in the

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Birds Of A Feather

Always something new to see in nature AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We’re lucky to live at a time when people can still encounter and explore the natural world. Even a

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Putting An End To The Stigma

Real question isn’t menstrual pads, it’s stigma AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Myths about menstruation propagate less sustainable products and cause harm to those in developing parts of the world. Beneath

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Taking Wing

Like barn swallows, we all can fly AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples What if we could fly? What if, without luggage, passports or even a water bottle, we could flap around

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Safe Ways To Stay Upright

Salting isn’t best solution for winter’s ice AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Everybody loves penguins, right? It’s fun to watch them waddle along. When things get icy, they simply flop onto

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What Does The Deer Think?

Woodland creatures inspire rumination AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sometimes it seems like yards are for growing grass and deer. White-tailed deer bound over Ozark mountains as though they were jumping

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Pests Or Private Gardeners?

Moles more boon than bane in most yards AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Northwest Arkansas can boast (or bemoan) several species of moles, voles and shrews. Of these, you’re most likely

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You Can’t Win

If you don’t at least try AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The new year of 2019 just trotted in, pulling a wagon of possibilities with it. Each of us has the

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To Stack Or Not To Stack?

What some consider art, others call vandalism AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Stacked rocks, also called cairns or inukshuk, have become more numerous thanks to social media spreading the once-less-common practice.

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Everything Under The Sun

Solar lights illuminate holidays and beyond AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Get on Santa’s nice list by decorating the outside of your house with solar-powered lights and displays! If not this