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  1. Small Town Gardener

    Marianne Willburn is the self-taught gardening expert behind Small Town Gardener, a collection of practical and humorous columns about creating the garden of your dreams.

    Animals
  2. Humane Gardener

    Nancy Lawson believes that all creatures — from skunks to snails — have their own important (and helpful!) place in your garden.

    Animals
  3. My French Twist

    From macramé tutorials to furniture makeovers, Wendy, the blogger and avid crafter behind My French Twist, shares ideas based on years of creative tinkering.

    Crafts
  4. Cuba Counterpoints

    At Cuba Counterpoints, writers and scholars look at the culture and politics of a rapidly changing, increasingly open Cuba.

    Commentary
  5. On Being

    The team behind On Being, a popular, award-winning radio show and podcast, publishes articles on the interplay of religion, culture, and modern life.

    Culture
  6. Start New

    “Sean knows me, recognizes these lows after 18 years together, and has mastered worrying from a gentle distance.” When Amanda feels herself sliding, she trusts those closest to her to shepherd her toward the sunshine.

    Family
  7. Realm of History

    Realm of History is an online compendium dedicated to the study of the past — from archaeology news to the latest in pop culture references to antiquity — all presented in an accessible, engaging style.

    Architecture
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  9. snowmads.blog

    Jason and Kristin Snow left their traditional jobs to explore North America in an RV. Living in a vintage airstream, three RVs, and now a place in Springfield, Missouri, to call home in between trips, these “snowmads” love to embark on — and share — their adventures.

    Exploration
  10. A Wonder of the Multicultural Medieval World: The Tabula Rogeriana

    Do maps reflect your worldview — or shape it? Meet the genius 12th-century cartographer you’ve never heard of, al-Idrisi, and his marvelous multicultural map.

    Culture
  11. Interactive Map: United Colors of Tourism

    Not sure where to travel? Let Justraveling’s interactive “United Colors of Tourism” map entice you. It displays the marketing slogans of national tourist boards from around the world.

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  12. “We see this all the time in ‘allies’ in Indian Country — folks who may have entered into communities or organizing in a good way, but then take the label of ally as a check mark, rather than something they have to continually work at.”

    Commentary
  13. Barbara Jane Reyes

    “I believe when a Pinay writes, and she is the subject of her own narratives, then she is subverting those master narratives which have figured her as a voiceless and passive object.” Filipina author, poet, and professor Barbara Jane Reyes blogs about literature, poetry, politics, and more.

    Authors
  14. A Mushy Love Letter About Blogging

    “I don’t work with brands, I don’t have things to sell, I just like writing things down. So, whilst I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about numbers and followers, I’ve learnt that, for me, blogging has somewhat transcended all of that.”

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  15. Lean in? Take off? Just Another Day.

    “And no, I didn’t wear red. I wore black today. . . . I wore Black in recognition of our invisibility today, yesterday and tomorrow.” Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom. blogger K.C. Wise reflects on March 8, a “Day Without Women.”

    Current Events