Dude! Step AFK & Get O-U-T!

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Hey, you. Yes...YOU. We're talking to you! Stop surfing for a sec, will ya? It's time to focus on something other than computers and websites and tweets and celebs...

Check this out. While you've been sitting here on the computer, a whole world's been happening around you. And you? You've been wasting it all away, sitting in front of your computer screen. So this is an intervention. That's right! An intervention! Right here and right now. It's time to get AFK (Away From Keyboard)!

But don't worry, we aren't going to leave you completely clueless as to what to do with your "time away." First, pay a quick visit to this ultra-cool site: www.discovertheforest.org.

Simply type in your zip code and they'll show you all the parks and forests located within 15 miles of where you live. Places where you and your buds can go hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, camping, whatever. And if too much 'Net surfing has left you totally brain fried at the moment, not to worry - the site also has a print-out with oodles of awesome outdoorsy activities. Not in the mood to go park-hopping? Well, we got you covered there, too.

Ever hear of geocaching? It's the ultimate outdoor treasure-hunting sport! People geocache all over the world. Seriously. There are hidden caches (treasures) everywhere and people just hunt for them using coordinates and maps. You can hunt the high-tech way, with a hand-held GPS, or you can hunt the "old school" way with some good ol' directions and a map. Either way, you'll find everything you need to know about geocaching (including locations of hidden treasures near your home that you certainly didn't know existed!) at www.geocaching.com.

So check it out. And then step AFK and get the heck outdoors, dude!

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