How to Van Life With Kids: Tips and Gear for Family Life on the Road – GearJunkie

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Van life is often a solo or couples adventure, but it’s also great with a small family. We wanted to share our first-hand experiences on how to full-time van life with kids.

When we told people we were going to live, work, and travel in a van for 9-plus months with our 2-year-old daughter, Finola, we received mixed reactions. Everyone was happy for us but some folks said, “You guys are brave, there’s no way I could do that.”

Several people have asked us how it’s going, what we’ve learned, how long we plan to do van life, etc. After answering these qu…….

Van life on a budget: How to make a van livable for less than $1,000 – Insider

Building out a van, like the ones often seen on social media, can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
But we “built out” a Chevy Express van for under $1,000 and lived in Colorado in it full-time.
All you really need in a van is a bed, storage, cooking supplies, and a decent location.

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Welcome to Digital Nomadland – WIRED

Seen from afar, the parish of Ponta do Sol looks as compact and picturesque as a postcard. There’s a small roundabout at the center, a gas station, a tiny shopping complex, and a cluster of modest buildings topped by terra-cotta roof tiles. Rippling green slopes of banana, palm, and pine fan out behind, houses dotted among the hills. All of this is surrounded by dramatic escarpment and made subtropically lush by the many small waterfalls that gurgle from the rock face, filling centuries-old irrigation canals. When Gonçalo Hall first drove through the area in September 2020, the words that came into his mind were: “What the fuck is this.”

Ponta do Sol is on the…….

Digital nomad visas offer the best of two worlds: what you should know before you go –

Imagine starting your work day with a fresh coconut juice perched by your laptop as you gaze over the ocean or a tropical rainforest.

It’s the sort of thing to fantasise about during long, tiresome commutes and days in a claustrophobic, noisy office.

But so long as you have the right type of job, and an accommodating employer (not Elon Musk), it could be your reality.

The war for talent is no longer just between companies. More than 40 nations or territories now offer “digital nomad” visas to attract those able to be employed in one country while living, and spending their income, in another.

Fancy the beach? A bunch of exotic islands are on t…….

U.S. will require airline passengers traveling from China to test negative for Covid – CNBC

The Biden administration will require airline passengers traveling from China to test negative for Covid before entering the U.S. as concern grows that widespread transmission of the virus in the world’s most populous country could result in new variants.

All airline passengers 2 years and older originating from China, Hong Kong or Macau will be required to get tested for Covid-19 no more than two days before their flight to the U.S. and show a negative result to the airline upon departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday.

The requirements, which apply regardless of nationality and vaccination status, start Jan. 5. Travelers can get a PCR …….

How Two Former Fragrance Execs Are Using Travel To Inspire A New Organic Beauty Company – Forbes

In an industry dominated by large companies with toxic practices, two women are trying to bring about positive change: Seda Bilginer and Amanda Sichon, the founders of Esas Beauty. This new organic and sustainable farm-to-beauty company creates anti-inflammatory lifestyle products rooted in global traditions and rituals from around the world.

Although they are different in many ways, their similarities helped bring Sichon and Bilginer together. Both women were born in the same hospital in Queens, New York City. Both are the children of immigrants, raised by their grandparents (Sichon’s family comes from the Philippines, while Bilginer is of Turkish descent). Both Bilginer and Si…….

Mothers share how crisis pregnancy centers helped them walk away from abortion: ‘huge enlightenment’ – Fox News

Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers have endured vandalism and attacks at the hands of ravenous protesters angered by the overturn of Roe v. Wade and the events leading up to it.

These centers have been villainized by Democrats, but mothers who’ve been helped by them say nothing could be further from the truth.

Two crisis pregnancy centers in and around the nation’s capital, the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C., and Life First in Manassas, Virginia, opened their doors to Fox News Digital to share how they are helping women and families in the nascent stages of building their lives.


Their Mothers Were Teenagers. They Didn’t Want That for Themselves. – The New York Times

JENNINGS, Mo. — Brittnee Marsaw was born to a 15-year-old mother in St. Louis and raised by a grandmother who had given birth even younger. Half grown by the time her mother could support her, Ms. Marsaw joined her three states away but never found the bond she sought and calls the teen births of preceding generations “the family curse.”

Ana Alvarez was born in Guatemala to a teenage mother so poor and besieged that she gave her young daughter to a stranger, only to snatch her back. Soon her mother left to seek work in the United States, and after years of futilely awaiting her return Ms. Alvarez made the same risky trip,…….

The 7 Best Home Gym Floors Of 2023, Depending On Your Workout … – mindbodygreen

By tailoring your gym flooring to your preferred type of workout, you can ensure that everything—your home and body included—has the protection it needs.

“Proper flooring takes proper care of your body,” explains Paul Fischer, a certified personal trainer and owner of Framework Personal Training. A supportive, grippy surface will offer shock absorption and cushion your joints while also minimizing the risk of slipping and falling, no matter how sweaty you get. 

Dropping a little money on a dedicated gym floor also protects your home, says Felicia Rish, senior commercial interior designer at Architects in Partnership. “If you drop a 20-pound kettlebell on hard surfaced flo…….

New Human Metabolism Research Upends Conventional Wisdom … – Scientific American

It was my daughter Clara’s seventh birthday party, a scene at once familiar and bizarre. The celebration was an American take on a classic script: a shared meal of pizza and picnic food, a few close COVID-compliant friends and family, a beaming kid blowing out candles on a heavily iced cake. With roughly 380,000 boys and girls around the world turning seven each day, it was a ritual no doubt repeated by many, the world’s most prolific primate singing “Happy Birthday” in an unbroken global chorus.

Such a wholesome setting seems an unlikely place for rampant rule breaking. But as an evolutionary anthropologist, I can’t help but notice the blatant disregard our species show…….