Posts by Emily Steele

Peanuts Gang

12 Life Lessons from the Peanuts Gang

In honor of Charles M. Schulz’s birthday November 26, we’ve gathered 12 life lessons from the Peanuts Gang. For many of us, the holidays bring back memories of childhood. Play four notes of Vince Guaraldi’s “O Tannenbaum,” and all at once I’m sitting on the shag carpet in my grandparents’ house, in awe of the big multicolored lights glowing on the tree beside me, smelling the stuffing cooking in the adjoining room, and watching the Peanuts        …read more

national parks

Find Your Park: Free Entry to U.S. National Parks

It’s National Park Week! This week we’re celebrating our country’s best idea: our national parks. On March 1, 1872, the United States Congress established Yellowstone National Park, the first of its kind in the world. Today more than 400 national parks in the U.S. conserve land and wildlife, preserve local history for generations to come, and create local recreational and educational opportunities. “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at        …read more

design museum

Design Museum in London to Announce Best Design of the Year

From David Bowie’s album cover to a DIY robot surgeon, the Design Museum is exhibiting the best designs of the past year from the world’s greatest minds. Now through February 19, the Design Museum in London is exhibiting 70 top products and concepts of the past year from brilliant designers around the world. A panel of respected designers and artists selected designs from well-known companies — such as Adidas, LEGO and NASA — as well as college students and even a group of insightful eight-year-olds.        …read more