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This New Year, Let's Make Our Gardens Buzz

One of my favorite sayings is, “Dream out loud.” I’m not sure who first planted this thought into my head, but it's been with me for years—and it really helps me set expectations for myself and accomplish the things I want to do.


One of my favorite sayings is, “Dream out loud.” I’m not sure who first planted this thought into my head, but it's been with me for years—and it really helps me set expectations for myself and accomplish the things I want to do. Many people I know are scared to talk about the things they really want to accomplish for fear they’ll look foolish if they don’t or that they’ll jinx that "something."

I believe if you put your dreams and desires “out there,” especially if they’re difficult to achieve or they’re for a common good, friends, relatives and a surprising number of people you’ve never met will jump in and help.

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Superb Idea: The Bee Station

Due to the disastrous decline in their population, the remaining bees are overworked. Check out this new design for bees to nest, rest, and refuel.


Last summer, 31-year-old Jamie Hutchison was listening to the radio when an expert from the RSPB (a leading wildlife conservation nonprofit in the United Kingdom) was on the air, responding to several callers' concerns about slow, seemingly sick or tired bees crawling on their lawns.

The expert explained that, due to the decline in the UK’s bee population, the bees that remain are overworked:

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Feast Your Eyes on This Incredible Documentary About Bees Great Documentary, Colony, Explores the Crisis of Bees Through People

Colony explores the plight of bees through one family and a cast of beekeepers. Watch the trailer.

Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnell's feature documentary Colony explores the crisis of bees through people, whose struggles come to serve as a metaphor for those of bees. The story centers on the Seppis, a religious family in California struggling to keep its hives in a collapsing economy, and also explores the various attempts by veteran beekeepers to solve the scientific mystery of colony collapse disorder. It's a gripping family drama in more than one way.

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