Deane Collett

30 Flips | 7 Magazines | 6 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @Deaneo | Bit of this, bit of that. Pinch of salt.Forward thinker of the modern world.

6 Rules Every New Runner Should Know

If you want to take to the roads, heed advice from some of the top running experts in the country<p>Running seems easy enough—you started by darting around the bases in little league and still move up and down the basketball court with little trouble. But put a guy in his first 5K, where the focus is …

5 Rules for Looking Great in Jeans

Stick to these do's and don'ts to avoid every-day fashion fails<p>A humble youth, a rebellious adolescence, and now years of easy stability: You and American blue jeans have a lot in common. Jeans are the most democratic piece of clothing in your closet, but the so-called everyman pants don't look the …

The 4-Move Fat Fryer

Skyrocket your metabolism and crush calories with this five-minute challenge<p>You don't have to spend hours at the gym to burn more fat. The key to igniting your metabolism is working as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>Take …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

Your Own Honey Cow

Make a simple beehive and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labor.<p>Beekeeping is an ancient DIY art, practiced by amateurs and makers for centuries. Anyone can produce natural honey at home by making their own hive. Here’s how to build a cheap and simple beehive called the Honey Cow.<p>The Honey Cow is …

Gardening Without a Yard

You need zero square feet to grow food.<p>I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear. No more! Here are some of my favorite DIY designs for growing food that require not even an inch …

We Just Found Your New Dream Pet. It's A Chicken.

You may have seen a chicken or two in your day, but we're pretty sure these glorious winged creatures are about to blow your mind.<p><b>Meet the Silkie.</b><p>The Silkie is basically the glamorous supermodel of domesticated fowl.<p>These ornamental chickens are more than just a pretty face; they're also total …

7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

Hi, Will U Hug Me Please?

Spread the Cute:<p>This little monkey would like a little attention from you, <i>if</i> that’s OK. This photo by John Gamble at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in …

Love Animals? Here's A Sneak Peek Into What They Are Thinking

<b>We interview 'The Awareness' co-author Gene Stone on the human-animal relationship.</b><p>If you consider yourself an animal-lover, you would like to think …

Pets

Golden Goose: Gadget Makes In-Shell Scrambled Eggs

Chances are, you’ve probably never tasted an in-shell scrambled egg. This culinary delicacy is rare simply because it’s kind of a pain to shake up an …

Eggs

The 10 Greatest Animated Disney Dogs in History

First off, let me start by saying these are my personal favorites as told by my eight-year-old self. So, if you have an issue with any of my choices, …

Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank

Wildlife<p>A bottlenose dolphin in the wild. (Photograph by Maddalena Bearzi)<p>I have spent much time in the company of wild dolphins over the last twenty-something years. I’ve built a career following their everyday movements and observing their behavior both from shore and from research boats. When I …

An Early Spring Tour Of The Farm

Sometimes it's hard to believe, with all of this crazy weather we've been having, but spring is really on its way. I thought I'd give you an early spring tour of the farm to show you just a little of what's been going on. There are many exciting projects taking place and many more blogs to follow.

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first …

Environment: News & features

Casual marijuana use linked to changes in brain

Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to …

How Birds Really See the World

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Siblings

5 Simple Steps To Become An Independent Person | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you always waiting for your friends to go to the movies with you?<p>Do you rely on your parents or siblings when there is something that needs to be …

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

13 Epic Animal Migrations That Prove Just How Cool Mother Nature Is (PHOTOS)

Every morning, we cram ourselves into subway trains or sit in traffic. Commuting may be a part of life for many of us, but our daily journeys are nowhere near as epic or graceful as most animal migrations.<p>Animals migrate for a variety of reasons -- such as to avoid harsh winters, give birth or find …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

True facts about the owl

Yep, it's caturday once again so you know what that means: it's time for an animal video!<p>Today's video is about owls. It combines parody and humour with accurate information, which makes it especially fun to watch. Besides the fact that owls are really fascinating creatures in their own right, of …

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New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns

"I don't know why this [study] would even be considered a biological weapon," researcher says.<p>When does scientific research cause more harm than good? That question has been at the heart of controversy over what should be published about avian flu.<p>A new study by virologist Ron Fouchier and …