recreation http://wwno.org en 30 Under 30: Kickball http://wwno.org/post/30-under-30-kickball <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.4em; text-align: justify; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">I’m breaking the cardinal rule of this column, which aims to direct the under-30 crowd to experiences that’ll cost them less than $30, by encouraging something that may cost nearly double that.</p><p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.4em; text-align: justify; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Kickball! Everyone join a kickball league! I’m telling you it’s worth it.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:46:15 +0000 Meredith Acocella 25132 at http://wwno.org Ascension Parish balloon event moved to September http://wwno.org/post/ascension-parish-balloon-event-moved-september <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Organizers of an Ascension Parish balloon festival have moved the event date a second time in two weeks, citing conflicts with local events and a major hot air ballooning competition in Albuquerque, N.M.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:51:21 +0000 The Associated Press 17003 at http://wwno.org Jackson-Bienville WMA shrinks by 7000 acres http://wwno.org/post/jackson-bienville-wma-shrinks-7000-acres <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Management Area is getting smaller.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says its latest lease with the Weyerhaeuser Company will keep about 25,000 acres open to public recreation such as hunting, fishing, hiking, birding and nature photography.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:49:03 +0000 The Associated Press 17002 at http://wwno.org When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze http://wwno.org/post/when-ice-cream-attacks-mystery-brain-freeze If it hasn't happened to you, count yourself as lucky. For many people, eating ice cream or drinking an icy drink too fast can produce a really painful headache. It usually hits in the front of the brain, behind the forehead.<p>The technical name for this phenomenon is cold-stimulus headache, but people also refer to it as "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze."<p>The good news is that brain freeze is easy to prevent — just eat more slowly. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Joe Palca 15027 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: The Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-perfectly-toasted-marshmallow It's the epic quest of campers everywhere: How do you get the perfectly toasted marshmallow? In our inaugural installment of NPR's Summer Science series, we gave some guidance on the first key ingredient: <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/04/154162859/summer-science-how-to-build-a-campfire">how to build the campfire</a>. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:08:00 +0000 Joe Palca 13433 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: How To Build A Campfire http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-how-build-campfire Summer living is supposed to be easy — school is out, the days are long, the traffic eases. But it's not all inner tubes and lemonade: Summer can throw us some curveballs, too. How can I avoid sunburn? What can I do to stave off that brain freeze? Why do my s'mores always burn?<p>Fear not; NPR is here to help. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:42:00 +0000 Joe Palca 12750 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: An Introduction http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-introduction David Greene speaks with NPR's Joe Palca about Morning Edition's upcoming series, "Summer Science." Mon, 28 May 2012 09:49:00 +0000 editor 12202 at http://wwno.org Foundation Makes Donation to New Orleans Recreation Group http://wwno.org/post/foundation-makes-donation-new-orleans-recreation-group <p>The fundraising arm of the recreation department for the city of New Orleans is about to get a donation from a foundation that was started by one of the city&#39;s best-known Carnival krewes.</p><p>A news release from the mayor&#39;s office says the Pro Bono Publico Foundation was set to announce its planned donation Tuesday afternoon. The donation is to be dedicated to youth programs at the city&#39;s Taylor Playground in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:50:20 +0000 The Associated Press 10513 at http://wwno.org