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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. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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
  11. Roxane Gay

    Roxane Gay is the bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women, among other books. Her writing has been published in numerous publications, like Oxford American and Tin House, and she is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

    Uncategorized
  12. 1000-Word Philosophy

    1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a growing archive of 1000-word essays on philosophical questions, figures, and arguments. “Our goal in writing and sharing these essays is to provide high-quality introductions to great philosophical questions and debates.”

    Academia
  13. Meriah Nichols

    “I ‘pass’ as non-disabled, but I’m disabled.” The goal of Meriah Nichols is to “unpack, empower, and share disability through stories, photos, opinions, resources, and reviews” on her website.

    Diversity
  14. Surfers Against Sewage

    “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.

    Environment
    Photo by Emiliano Arano from Pexels
  15. Think.Make.Share.

    The blog from the creative studios at Hallmark — the well-known greeting card company — shares DIY and craft ideas for parties, events, holidays, and more.

    Art