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Global sea level rise will disproportionately affect much of the US coastline

In grim climate news, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that, while sea levels are rising around the world, …

Al Gore puts the CDC's health and climate conference back on track — minus the CDC

An abruptly postponed conference on climate change and its effects on human health is going to take place after all — thanks to Al Gore.<p>But there’s a caveat: The conference’s original sponsor — the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention— won’t be involved.<p>Georges Benjamin, executive director of …

Climate

This is the year you start mindfulness and yoga practices

Struggling with mindfulness? Here are a few events that can help sharpen those stilling-the-mind skills.<p>Kit and Ace, a maker of technical apparel, will be offering complimentary mindfulness sessions from Saturday to Monday at its Pasadena and El Segundo locations. The hip clothing brand is hosting …

Mindfulness

7 Easy Ways To Make Yourself Great Again! | Inc.com

And so it begins.<br>President Donald Trump has 100 days to "Make America Great Again".<br>Whether he'll actually do that remains to be seen--and it's certainly been a rough start--but there's no doubt you can make <i>your</i>self great in less than that.<br>Below are 7 easy ways to improve yourself in the next three …

CEOs

Climate Scientists Launch Brainy Attack On Inaccurate News

Climate scientists have volunteered by the dozens to review the accuracy of stories about climate change. Now they’re collaborating with computer experts to develop ways to scan the internet for fake and misleading stories about climate.<p>“The concept is to try to bring the scientists to have a voice …

Climate Change

6 Colorful Recipes to Brighten Up a Winter Weekend

Friday Dinner: Meatballs and Spinach<p>A smoky Romesco sauce plays off of lamb meatballs in this cozy winter dinner. If you’re not feeling lamb, ground …

Cooking

How To Use Moral Reframing To Persuade Conservatives To Support Immigration

To make a convincing argument, try give up your own ideas about why an issue is important and instead think about the values of the person you’re arguing with.<p>If you’ve ever tried to convince an opinionated relative to shift a political opinion, you were probably doing it wrong (and it probably …

Same-sex Marriage

How America’s rejection of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany haunts our refugee policy today

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it’s important to remember why America welcomes refugees.<p>Desperate people, fleeing a terrifying, bloodthirsty regime, try to find refuge in the US. But the American government and the public don't want to accept them. They worry that accepting refugees …

Sheryl Sandberg Comes Out Swinging Against Trump's Anti-Abortion Policy

The Facebook executive also said she supported the Women's March and wished she could've been there.<p>Sheryl Sandberg is finally leaning in for the Trump era.<p>The Facebook chief operating officer and author of the corporate feminist tome <i>Lean In</i>, is known for speaking up for women’s rights in the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Want to support the national parks? Here's how

Money is good, but there are other ways you can help.<p>The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve and protect the natural and cultural …

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake for True Chocoholics

When you're celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day, you need to pull out all the stops. Sure, a simple chocolate cake with chocolate frosting would …

Dessert

Why The Multiverse May Not Be Madness

Alternate realities, parallel dimensions, and multiple universes. Whatever you call it, the notion of other versions of existence is one of the most …

Physics

What Happens To Your Body When You Always Lift The Same Amount Of Weight | Women's Health

<i>Try these total-body dumbbell moves to mix up your routine:</i><p>That said, there is one important perk for those who don’t change up their resistance: muscular endurance. The term describes your muscles’ ability to produce force over a long period of time, and it’s crucial to intense and long-duration …

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25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

GeekWire Deals: Writing a book is easy with Scrivener, the word processor and project management mastermind

It’s time for you to finally write that book you’ve been thinking about for years. Whether it’s your genius take on productivity and business hacks, …

'Alien' Life Could Exist High in Earth's Atmosphere

Life on Earth shows up in surprising places. It's been found in high-temperature vents deep undersea and high in the air. But we're still trying to …

Astronomy

America's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Just Got Approved

It’s been a rough week for environmentalists in America, but buried amidst a torrent of reports detailing the Trump administration’s war on climate …

Trump May Eliminating Funding for UN Organizations Saving Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Things are getting worse<p>President Trump's anti-abortion executive order cut billions of dollars to both family planning organizations and health efforts across the globe. Health workers are preparing for the impact, calling the effects potentially decimating for numerous organizations, but now it …

Female Genital Mutilation

The Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart | Inc.com

Intelligence is not enough to create extraordinary work. If you have ever channeled all your energy and time towards finishing an artwork, a composition or a passion project, you will understand what it means to lose yourself in a meaningful work.<p>The most creative people in history you admire …

Creativity

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

What it's like to work for the National Park Service right now

A view from inside the NPS as the Trump administration begins<p>The social media activity of the National Park Service likely wasn’t a highlight of your feed until earlier this week. A series of “rogue” accounts, such as the Badlands National Park Twitter account, began tweeting climate change facts …

The #1 Ingredient an Energy Healer Says You Should Stop Eating to Be Healthy

Do you overthink everything? Have you fallen into a pattern of negative internal dialogue? If you've been neglecting your feelings, then it might be …

Wellness

3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump

The new president’s first moves on science spur a Twitter war and prompt a march.<p>The Trump administration was merely minutes old when all references to climate change disappeared from the White House website. Later that day, the National Park Service Twitter account was briefly shutdown because the …

National Parks

A Wave of Alt-Government Twitter Accounts Are Now Mercilessly Trolling President Trump

Under Donald Trump’s administration, national parks face a number of perils greater than losing their Twitter accounts, which is what happened to the National Park Service after they tweeted “crowd-size” photos to prove one of many outrageous Trump claims wrong. However, they’re determined to …

Can science prove the existence of God?

And, whether you believe or not, can you approach the question without a preconceived answer coloring your analysis?<p><i>“It’s so easy to become a</i> …

America is torn apart by partisan politics—except when it comes to buying solar power

We are all one when it comes to getting cheap power from the sun. Amidst the political rancor roiling the United States, one bright spot is home solar power installation. It keeps going up, and a study by PowerScout, a company that helps people switch to renewable energy, finds that to be true for …

Renewable Energy