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Monon Trail Rookie's Guide: 10 Dos and Don'ts

Don’t try to make new friends. Even so, the people-watching is first class. Just don’t gawk.

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Monon Trail Eater's Guide: Best Food on the Path

Craving something salty? Locally made beef jerky at Joe’s Butcher Shop delivers a surprising lemon-peppery kick.

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Dear Miss Monon: Trail & Error

Question: A friend says my Instagramming is disruptive to other trail-users, but everyone “hearts” my tilted shots of trees and bridges. What’s the verdict?

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Photos: Summer Solstice Yoga on Monument Circle

The purpose of the gathering was agreed upon by most—to enjoy yoga (if in sweltering 90-degree heat) and to join in the worldwide summer solstice celebration.

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At Home: Barbara Shoup's Writing Room

Shoup surrounds herself with an eclectic assemblage of colorful mementos reflecting the people and experiences that have inspired her.

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Next Stop, Stardom: Famous Hoosiers Turned New Yorkers

Who’s who among Indianans on the fast track in NYC, from breakout designers to NBA bigwigs.

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13 Things We Love Most About the Monon Trail

1. It’s an advertising-free zone.
2. Barbecue sandwich at Locally Grown Gardens.
3. Murals.
4. Spying cool bikes. …

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Natural Beauties: Indiana Native Plants

While some Indiana wildflowers can be quite showy, many of the blooms are more subtle than the hybrids bred to turn heads at The Home Depot; loving them is like looking past the prom queen and falling for the girl with glasses who reads poetry.

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Photos: Mass Ave's "Tour de Tire"

This year’s tire art was unveiled on First Friday this month, May 3, in conjunction with the usual art gallery openings. Two winners in the al fresco art show were announced, with Global Gifts taking the top judged honor for its owl display.

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Indianapolis Monthly Wins CRMA Award

On Monday, May 20, the magazine took home a City and Regional Magazine Association award in the category of Leisure/Lifestyle Interest for our October 2012 “Fall Drives: Lost and Found” feature.

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Lost and Found: Indiana Road Trips

When city-dwellers dream of the simple life, what they imagine are the petite gems of Indiana’s countryside. And it turns out these places are even prettier, the people friendlier, and the autumn leaves more colorful in real life. It’s honest-to-God Americana—only small. You have to look for it (as we did on these five trips). But don’t worry, you’ll find it. Just be sure to drive slowly, or you might blink and—well, you know.

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Best Laid Plans: 12 Tips on Running a Chicken Coop

Having a backyard chicken coop is no flight of fancy. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your flock happy and healthy—and all of your eggs in one basket.

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Haute Water: Celebrity Designer Jason Wu's Indy Connection

Editor’s Note, Jan. 22, 2013: Four years after he skyrocketed into the fashion world’s very public conscience, Jason Wu—or his design, at least—returned to the U.S. presidential inauguration, again on the form of First Lady Michelle Obama. See here his rise to fame, largely by way of fashion-forward faucets and, yes, clothing the stylish wife of the leader of the free world.

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Best Gift Shops

Find the best picks for the book-club member, the city-chic niece, the snowboarding son, the choosy mother-in-law, and the domestic-goddess pal in your midst.

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Lil Bub the Web-Sensation Cat Pairs with Oliver Winery

If you’ve wanted to meet Lil Bub, the famed “perma-kitten” with tens of thousands of followers across social networks, you may be in for a special treat.

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