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The AP will no longer use “skeptics” to describe people who don’t believe in climate change

Those who refuse to acknowledge that climate change is caused by human activity will no longer be called “skeptics” by the Associated Press, after the newswire service decided the term was too scientifically rigorous.<p>The AP explained their decision in a blog post:<p>Scientists who consider themselves …

Climate Change

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

Nature Photography

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

The Secret to Creating Your Own "She Shed"

Your backyard storage can do so much more than shelter old lawnmowers.<p>Wouldn't it be nice to have a getaway that didn't involve any travel? It's possible, thanks to customizable "she sheds." Despite the somewhat tongue-twisting name, these pint-sized backyard escapes have proven to be a big trend. …

Here's the country other than Mexico that sends the most immigrants to each US state

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently circulated a "Transforming World Atlas" that investigates some of the big demographic and economic trends that define the world.<p>One of the many charts and maps in the note was this map, based on data from the Department of Homeland Security and originally made …

Bank of America

19 Breakfasts You Can Make In A Mug

Just heat, eat, repeat.

Beauty Editors' Picks: Our Favorite French Skin Care and Makeup Products

Today is Bastille Day, which means it's time to celebrate all things French—especially the country's beauty products. Because if there's one thing the French know, it's beauty. It <i>is</i> the home to icon Brigitte Bardot, amazing skin care, and, well, croissants, a non-beauty-related thing that certainly …

How Meditation Heals Your Mind and Your Home

Everything seems to be closing in on you. The clutter in your home is unbearable; the piles seem ready to topple and you are ready for a full-on …

Meditation