Girl Takes Sticks From Yosemite National Park, Returns Them With a Cute Note

Via: SF Gate

When a little girl named Evie visited Yosemite National Park, she accidentally went home with two sticks in her pockets.

Evie was dismayed by her discovery. During her visit, she went through the Junior Park Ranger Program and learned that visitors shouldn’t take pieces of nature home with them.

Evie decided the twigs must return to their birthplace so she put them in an envelope along with the adorable note below and sent the package off to Yosemite National Park.

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How Airline Ticket Prices Fell 50% in 30 Years (and Why Nobody Noticed)

Via: The Atlantic

Feb 28 2013, 9:01 AM ET

There are many sad stories to tell about the U.S. economy, but here’s some good news for everybody, from radical capitalists to consumer advocates: The incredible falling price of flying


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Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me” was the best-selling album in the United States for five weeks in 1958, but the irony of its popularity (or, perhaps, the source of its aspirational appeal) is that practically none of us could take up the offer to “glide, starry-eyed” on an aircraft with anybody in those days. More than 80 percent of the country had never once been on an airplane. There was a simple reason. Flying was absurdly expensive.

And there was simple reason why flying was absurdly expensive. That was the law.

There are many sad stories to tell about the U.S. economy in the last 30 years, but here’s a happy story for everybody (except the airlines), from radical capitalists to the most liberal consumer advocates. Getting government out of the business of regulating the skies has led to a remarkable collapse in airline prices.

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