Holiday Gift Guides 2022: Let’s Get Physical

Whether your loved ones are into swimming or stretching, cycling or surfing, there's gear for all kinds of activities

Whether at your desk, on the couch, in bed or simply staring at your phone scrolling endlessly, we are all spending too much time indoors. The importance of moving our bodies—especially getting outside and maybe meeting up with friends, family and neighbors—can’t be understated. Whether your loved ones’ enjoy surfing, snowboarding, swimming, strolling or stretching, there are plenty of design-forward but practical presents in our …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a feminist bird-watching club, an inclusive surf school and more

Helsinki Plans to Use Seawater to Create Sustainable Heating Helsinki hopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and to do so the Finnish capital is planning on utilizing cold water from deep in the Baltic Sea to heat homes. Partnering with Spanish builder Acciona SA and infrastructure company YIT Oyj, the city’s power company Helen Oy will extract water from the seabed that remains at …

Making Surfing Accessible to Children with Disabilities

Founded by Chris Antao, Gnome Surf is a Little Compton, Rhode Island-based non-profit making surfing accessible to kids with disabilities. Through individualized, inclusive programming for students with ADHD, autism, down syndrome, anxiety and adults who struggle with addiction, Gnome utilizes surf therapy—a method of intervention that combines the peacefulness of nature with physical and mental wellbeing—to empower people who are oftentimes overlooked and left out. …