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.
- Volunteers play a big role in maintaining trails on public lands.
- I think it’s important for us to remember the historical roots of the places we still love today.
- If you’re looking at booking a flight anytime soon, Outside has 5 great hacks for finding the cheapest fare.
- I’ve had the privilege of working with therapy horses who help kids with physical disabilities, but that’s not all therapy horses are good for. Horses are also helping this young man recover from an eating disorder.
- Here’s a fun story about how geocaching saved one man’s life—and helped him find the love of his life. Fun fact: That wife of his is a friend of mine from when I lived in Colorado.
- I didn’t know planters could be almost as adorable as a living creature, but this one certainly is.
- I loved this recent Music and the Spoken Word message about the divine nature of creativity.
- These colorful posters for horse racing by designer Charis Tsevis have me ready to head to the track.
- I’ve mentioned before that ink and wash is one of my favorite mediums, and these gorgeous sketches of Prague by artist Mateusz Urbanowicz are perfect examples of why.
- This fun animation will get you right in the feels.
- Did you know that butterflies drink turtle tears? Neither did I, but boy am I glad I do now.
- If you’re an equestrian trying to figure out what to do for a career, you may want to consider one of these horse-centered training programs. And if you’re not ready to take the plunge just yet, here’s a list of potential horsey gap year experiences that might help you make up your mind.
- One of the most endangered equine species in the world (and certainly the one with the most unpronounceable name) is celebrating the birth of four healthy foals this year.
- Apparently, the earth pants like a dog.
- Here’s a fun look at the surprising history of spicy food.
- Psychologist David T. Morgan explained how daily scripture study is good for your mental health.
- Here are seven things to remember when it feels like your prayers are being left unanswered. On the same vein, here are more helpful things to remember when you’re in the midst of a trial.
- Here’s one for your bookmarks folder: 5 great resources for free LDS sheet music.
- The first pictures of the Rome Temple without scaffolding have been spotted on the interwebs. Fun fact: the second and third pictures on the list were taken by the mother of the family we stayed with in Florence.
- This LDS dancer is giving some incredible performances on World of Dance. Fun Fact: This LDS dancer is also the brother of a friend of mine. Apparently, I just know all sorts of people connected to celebrities today.
- Turning vacant lots into green space can have a positive impact on mental health in urban communities.
- Polar Bears might be losing their status as the climate change mascot of choice. In their place? The weather.
- A lot of people are afraid of nuclear energy. But this article is an important look at why we shouldn’t write nuclear off in our search for clean energy.
- Current crop yields can already feed the expected population in 2050, but we’ll have to change the way we eat a little first.
- If you’re still on the fence about global warming (now called climate change), you might want to take a look at this video.
- I really appreciated this article about overcoming negative thinking and depression.
- I don’t love the sensationalist nature of this video, but I do agree with its message: screen addiction is a real thing, and it’s dangerous. (And yes, I recognize the irony of campaigning against screen addiction as a person who makes the internet. I just believe in moderation in all things…)