Danielle Winter O'Dell

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

Do you need diet-friendly lunch ideas for work or home? Sometimes that mid-afternoon meal can make you feel fat and sleepy. But it doesn't have to be …

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture …

Yale

5 Quick Tips For Time Efficiency

In the past few months, I've had some other friends and acquaintances say things to me such as, "I have no idea how you are doing everything with such limited time." OR "Do you just not sleep?" OR "I just don't have the time."<p>In honor of these loving hardworking individuals, I wanted to jot down …

Merlot: Meh or Magnificent?

Wine Editor Ray Isle tastes a great $220 Merlot from Bordeaux—and finds a few $20 bottles to compete with it.<p>Oh, Merlot. What a sadly abused grape it …

5-year-old Girl Suggests to Police to Recruit Cats, They Write Back

A 5-year-old girl from Burnopfield, England wrote to the Durham Constabulary in the U.K., asking why there weren't any cats on the force and …

If US gun control advocates want to win, they should look to Ireland’s marriage equality movement

There is a segment of the American population who believes passionately that guns are critical for personal protection against both violent individuals and governmental intrusion. They believe nothing should prevent them from getting the guns they need to do that.<p>There is another, larger group of …

Gun Control

Are You Ready Now to Accept the Medicine Pope Francis Recommends to End Your Suffering?

July 6, 2016 by Lisa Duffy<p>By Amanda Rose<p><i>It’s natural to look for someone who understands our pain. It offers a bit of balm for our wounded soul. But</i> …

11 Refreshing Mojito Recipes to Bookmark for the Hottest Days of Summer

Serve and chill.<p>When a pitcher of beer is feeling too heavy in the dog days of summer, look to the minty goodness of a fresh mojito to save the day. Below, 11 of the most refreshing ways to cool yourself down, from Southern sweet tea mojitos to a lemon ginger cocktail that's just right for summer …

Recipes

Errr... are these paintings of vaginas?

Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, and the new show of her work at Tate Modern that just opened proves …

Pixies Return with a New Album and a Single That Sounds Like a Pixies Single

"Um Chagga Lagga" is the first track from 'Head Carrier,' out September 30.<p>Pixies are back, or at least more back than they were before. The legendary four-piece announced that they’ll be releasing a new album called <i>Head Carrier</i> later this year and that, yes, this one is a real album, not three EPs …

14 Underrated Hybrid Breeds

We all know that mixing anything with a poodle makes some kind of adorable “–oodle,” but what about all the other breeds? We’ve found 14 hybrids who …

Loneliness Can Increase Your Risk of Mental Health Issues, Scientists Find

:(<p>A large Australian study suggests that feelings of loneliness could lead to other mental health problems such as depression, social anxiety, and …

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Red Wine Raspberry Jam

Oh yes, we are mixing two of my favorite treats to make these cookies: red wine and chocolate. Mmmm. These cookies are slightly chewy with a little …

Dessert

Artists Paint Over Famous Door In Puerto Rico Because Of Island's Financial Crisis

"Puerto Rico is in mourning," said the owner of the property, explaining the artist's message.<p>View this post on Facebook

Civil rights lawsuit filed in Milwaukee man's death in police custody

MILWAUKEE — Five years to the day after 22-year-old Derek Williams died in the custody of Milwaukee police, attorneys representing his three children have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officers involved.<p>Williams died after begging for his life and telling officers he …

What to Drink All Summer Long

Lemonade. It’s the quintessential summer drink: fruity, refreshing, and easy to throw together. It’s the kind of beverage everyone can get behind, …

This Timelapse Shows Thousands of Fireworks Exploding Across L.A.

While most photographers captured this year’s July 4th fireworks from below, Los Angeles-based photographer Aaron Keigher decided to find a different …

Refusing to run for president was the unexpected key to this Civil War commander's success

Following a successful capture of Atlanta, he led Union troops toward the Atlantic Ocean, ending in the capture of Savannah and eventually the surrender of the Confederates.<p>Today, his name is still "cursed" in parts of the South because of the destruction he wrought on the landscape there, …

California Outshines Other States In Solar Power [Infographic]

Ambitious renewable energy goals are fuelling a boom in solar energy across California. The state passed a climate bill requiring 50 percent of each utility’s retail sales to come from renewable energy by 2050. California now boasts 13,241 megawatts of cumulative installed solar capacity, enough to …

Renewable Energy

Beijing Ready To Confront Washington If U.S. Intervenes In South China Sea Dispute

On Tuesday, the Beijing-based Global Times newspaper, which often expresses the views of the Chinese Communist Party, said that the US must pay a cost it cannot stand if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force.<p>The article comes less than a week before the Permanent Court of …

Sew a Simple Potato Grow Bag

<i>Potato grow bags are a great idea if you want to grow potatoes and have a limited amount of space. This tutorial will explain how to sew one</i> …

Colours in nature - and how we see them

<b>A new exhibition exploring the relationship between colour and vision in the natural world is opening at the Natural History Museum.</b><p>Intense and vibrant natural colours will be displayed in specimens and photographs of insects, animals and plants. At the heart of the exhibition - Colour and Vision, …

Natural History Museum

Top 10 Living Room Furniture Design Trends: A Modern Sofa

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Living Rooms

You can cure hangovers with these simple yoga poses

It's late Saturday morning, and you've popped all the Advil and sipped all the Gatorade you've got. No matter what, nothing is making you feel revived and ready for the day. You might even feel bad about skipping out on that morning workout. Cue the "I'm never drinking again" phase.<p>But Vicky …

Yoga

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change

Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity …

Corvus Coffee Bags Blend for Lumineers

The Lumineers are toting band-branded bags of Denver's <b>Corvus Coffee</b> around with them on their current <b>Cleopatra World Tour</b>.<p>While the band was recording "Cleopatra," Corvus owner <b>Phil Goodlaxson</b> said he sent his Everyman espresso to a studio in New York for them. Soon, the studio starting buying his …

These Recently Discovered Mountain Lion Kittens Are All Of Us

It's been a year so far.<p>You're just going about your day, hoping for a better week, when ANOTHER REALLY BAD THING HAPPENS SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.<p>These five kittens who get us so well were ear-tagged and returned to their respective dens earlier this month in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains, just …