Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. Beekeeping Like A Girl

    Hilary Kearney has a beekeeping business, Girl Next Door Honey, and teaches monthly beekeeping classes in San Diego as well as online classes for non-locals. She launched her blog as a resource for her students and followers and as a space to discuss beekeeping topics in depth.

    Animals
  2. Dr. Jen Gunter

    Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, often been called “Twitter’s resident gynecologist.” She is a fierce and vocal advocate for women’s health and writes incisive posts on sex, science, and more.

    Authors
  3. PEN America

    “PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Its WordPress-powered website is a resource for all writers and readers.

    Academia
  4. Save the Elephants

    Save the Elephants “works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world,” one that puts an end to poaching for ivory. The organization is a leader in elephant science, furthering our understanding of elephant behavior and intelligence.

    Animals
  5. Writing From A Place Of Fear Versus From A Place Of Love

    “And instead of pointing yourself in the unknown direction, into the dark forest, into the layers of fog — you set forth onto the well-lit, well-marked path. The worn path…. And it’s fear that put you there.” On his blog Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig gives sound advice to writers: chase what you love.

    Authors
    Photo via Terrible Minds
  6. Wolf Connection

    Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program located in a therapeutic setting in the Angeles National Forest. With the help of rescued wolves and wolfdogs, young men and women (re)connect with nature, wildlife, and themselves.

    Animals
    Photo via Pixabay
  7. Little Free Library

    Little Free Library is a nonprofit that supports free neighborhood book exchanges around the world, builds community, and inspires a love of reading across all ages.

    Books
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  8. Simon’s Cat

    Simon’s Cat is the adorable, mischievous cat of British animator and illustrator Simon Tofield. On his official website, you’ll find his blog, films, and information about projects and merchandise, like books, games, and comic strips.

    Animals
  9. Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos

    In an interview at Literary Hub, Toni Morrison says she wasn’t interested in writing at an early age. “No, I didn’t think about writing until I was 39. I read all the time. I could read when I was three years old and that’s what I did. At some point, I realized that there was […]

    Authors
    Photo via Literary Hub
  10. Airbnb: Belong Anywhere

    At Belong Anywhere, the blog of Airbnb, you’ll find travel inspiration, practical tips for hosts, and stories from across the Airbnb community — all accompanied by gorgeous photography.

    Business
  11. Canada’s forgotten rainforest

    “These old-growth forests are not renewable. They’re not coming back after you log them.” Dive into this longread at The Narhwal about a rainforest deep in the interior of British Columbia that is being clear-cut as fast as the Amazon.

    Environment
  12. Burning Man

    The official website for Burning Man is a hub for the annual gathering, the culture and history of the Burning Man Project, its global network, and other essentials and extras like the Burning Man Journal and Survival Guide.

    Culture
    Photo by jeangui111 (CC BY 2.0)
  13. The Hidden Gem in Istanbul

    “Istanbul really is a place like no other.” Twin sisters and travel and lifestyle bloggers Hermon and Heroda document a last-minute trip to Istanbul.

    Exploration
  14. I finally took a social media break

    “I deserve to have a healthy relationship with social media. And I’m working on it.” Writer, producer, and director Nida Chowdhry shares insights on her social media use after deactivating her Instagram account.

    Internet
  15. The Beeroness

    Jackie Dodd is the creator of The Beeroness, an award-winning blog of beer-infused recipes that combines her love of food and good craft beer.

    Cooking