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Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Flip an Overturned Kayak

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Summer is finally here! That means no more school, more time for relaxing and more time to try out adventurous activities! One of the easiest ways to beat the heat is to try some water-related activities that will keep you cool. Going kayaking? No problem! That is until you hit turbulent waters or were daydreaming too much about how peaceful your surroundings are and next thing you know, you tip over. What do you do next? Follow these steps from The Worst Case Scenario ALMANAC: Great Outdoors to find out how to get back afloat—and stay there.

Quirk Perks: Get Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan for $3.99 Through July

CAMPFIRE CUISINE by Robin Donovan ($3.99)

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There’s more to campfire cooking than hot dogs and baked beans! Campfire Cuisine provides upscale recipes for delicious, healthy, satisfying food to make at your campsite or in any outdoor setting. Try Bananas Foster French Toast, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese, Salmon with Balsamic Fig Sauce, Foil- Baked Yams with Spicy Chili Butter, Jambalaya, and Rum-Baked Peaches.

Quirk Perks: Get The Meowmorphosis for Only $3.99 This Month!

THE MEOWMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook

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"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.”
 
The phenomenal success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies inspired a massively popular literary-remix movement. Now Quirk Classics once again charts bold new territory, turning the monster-mash-up formula inside out to infuse Franz Kafka’s horrific masterpiece, “The Metamorphosis,” with the fuzziest, snuggliest, most adorable creatures possible: kittens!

How-to Tuesday: Fantastic Trees to Read Under and Where to Find Them

 
Now it's (finally) summer, it's a great time to think about going outside more often. And I don't mean to get a sun tan. More like, time to go outside to enjoy some beautiful scenery and cool fruity drinks (or some ice cold beers) while guzzling down your latest read. In order to do that though, you'll need some shade, or at the very least a sturdy friend to lean on. 
 
Here's a list of trees to look for the next time you're out somewhere with a book and in need of a spot to park your butt. 
 

As Planting Season Kicks Off, Start With Tomato & Basil

 
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It’s the time of the year again that you are inundated with reminders that it is time to spend time in your garden. You don’t even need to go to a home improvement store or nursery to be told “You need to plant to be like everyone else”—heck, they even sell plants and mulch at the grocery store and gas station.
 
Some of you may get excited about this reminder to use your green thumb, while others…may get extremely anxious because they kill every plant they’ve ever owned.
 
I’m here to tell you: It. Is. Okay.

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