Friday Favorites is a weekly round up of my favorite stories and products from around the web. See what I’ve loved in the past here.
- If you’re planning one more camping trip before summer draws to a close (sad face), make sure your campsite isn’t destroying nature.
- Also, that camping trip might be just what the doctor ordered.
- This gorgeous collection of photos of Madeira by photographer Lukas Furlan makes me pine for Portugal.
- With wildfires raging all over the American west, it’s important to have an evacuation plan that includes your four-legged friends. My friend Alayne, one of the speakers in that podcast, has a lot of very useful firewise resources on her website, Horses for Clean Water.
- This commercial from Nature Valley hit me right in the feels. Kids need to be outside!
- Volcanoes are pretty rad, and photographer Francisco Negroni has captured some of them at their very raddest.
- Artist Alisa Burke talks inspiration and the art of embracing your own style.
- My Modern Met has a list of creative classes you can take online right now.
- These “killed” images from a project documenting rural life during the depression are strangely abstract.
- This animated film about a bereaved artist’s new muse is beautiful and heartwarming.
- Soooo, turns out, there’s liquid water on Mars.
- Thanks to science, we now know which parts of our brain are responsible for changes in the pitch of our voice.
- A female merganser has been spotted with a mind-boggling 76 ducklings in tow.
- I’m really grateful to live in a country where no one questions why ride a bike even though I’m a girl.
- Um, so I really want to watch this documentary about kids competing at a national science fair.
- I loved this thought-provoking look at how God’s concept of confidence is different from the world’s, and why that’s important.
- The way we teach chastity to youth is so important. That’s why it’s time to kill the chewed bubble gum metaphor.
- I appreciated this message on how acknowledging our imperfections is the key to progress.
- All you genealogists out there will be happy to know that the entire collection of Ellis Island Immigration records is now available online.
- This original song about our relationship with Jesus Christ is giving me all the feels.
- As a lifelong fan of birds of prey, I love the idea of supporting raptor populations in the name of rodent control.
- Apparently, GMO grass is a thing. I’m still scratching my head over why we think that’s necessary.
- The fossil fuel industry outspends environmental lobbyists by a staggering 10:1 ratio. This is a problem.
- A surprising figure sits at the center of the debate over plastic straws: a nine-year-old named Milo Cress.
- While I doubt we’ll ever feed the world with underwater farms, they’re still pretty fun to think about.
- Speaking of emergency preparedness, check out these apps designed to help you survive most emergencies.
- Y’all know I’m all about documenting your life. I love this fun twist of documenting your life not in pictures or words, but in objects.
- As always, Liz Climo is good for a giggle.
- This story by YouTuber and filmmaker Peter McKinnon starts out amusing and ends with a surprisingly inspiring twist.
- If you live near Zion National Park, check out this great service project organized by the LDS Earth Stewardship organization. Volunteers get free access to the park and a special behind-the-scenes experience.
- If you want to help make it easier to reserve a camping spot on public lands, check out this grassroots movement to end the monopoly on campsite data.
- Looking for a way to help you find local organic produce? This is the app for you.