Charles Thomas

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How Secret Societies Stay Hidden on the Internet

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University<p>It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy.<p>His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his profile picture showed an old-time portrait of a man in a dapper vest sporting a bushy Civil War …

All You Need to Know About How to Get Rid of Ants

Ants are tiny creatures that live underground. Being social insects, they exist in large colonies that can range from thousands of ants to hundreds …

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Edible Mint for Your Garden

Add mint to your edible landscape — don’t fear it, but embrace its varieties and medicinal properties. Here’s a guide to growing mint, plus a mint …

How to cut back herbs

90-second gardener: It's time to give your perennials herbs a haircut, says Sarah Raven<p>1. Perennial herbs such as chives, lovage, sorrel, fennel and marjoram benefit from a second severe haircut now. It’s best to reduce them to the ground in late May or early June and then do the same again about …

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more …

Washington State's First Legal Marijuana Shops Set to Open Amid Chaos

U.S. news<p>The prohibition of marijuana in Washington state fell early Monday as a small number of retail shop owners received an electronic copy of a license to sell just-for-fun cannabis.<p>Those 2 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) emails bang-started a scramble for the actual pot, now waiting in the …

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