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11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

DIY Baking Soda Solutions

Like this post? Please share!<p>Baking soda is one of those supplies that can be used for anything and everything. Not only can baking soda be used for …

Cleaning

Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows. While these ecosystems will not stop global warming, scientists said the finding provides a better …

Climate Change

Lion killing in Tanzania reduced by installation of 'living wall' fences

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers.<p>Lions raid Masai cattle in the villages, and then the herders kill lions in retribution. Lion numbers in the region have declined by 50% since 2003 as a result of …

Volcanic island eats another off Japan

One Japanese island has swallowed another.<p>NASA's Earth Observatory reports that Niijima island, a volcano which broke through the ocean's surface last November, has now merged with a nearby island that formed from a volcano which last erupted 40 years ago.<p>Niijima emerged about 500 meters (550 …

Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County …

California Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows

SeaWorld San Diego would have to end its killer whale shows and remove 10 orcas from their tanks under a bill inspired by a documentary blasting the marine park's animal welfare practices.<p>The California Assembly is holding its first hearing on AB2140 Tuesday morning. The bill's backers say killer …

Flight MH370: search teams racing against the clock to find black box

Search teams are racing against the clock to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as the window for finding one of the black boxes with an active power source gets progressively smaller.<p>Australia’s defence minister, David Johnston, said on Tuesday that a spell of “reasonable” weather in …

Flipping Over Smart Cars In San Francisco Is Now A Thing

Someone has been car tipping.<p>The Smart car was brought into production in the early 1990s, but didn't come to the U.S. untill 2008. It is designed with just two seats to be compact and therefore easier to park in tight spaces and more fuel-efficient.<p>This isn't the first time Smart cars have been …

States target meth labs with name-and-shame strategy

As states struggle to clamp down on a growing meth epidemic, they're turning to a tactic commonly used to target sex offenders: name and shame.<p>The latest state to go this route, Indiana, passed a law last month which would require the government to list the locations of busted meth labs on an …

Germany: Oldest message in a bottle shown to relative

<b>Perhaps the world's oldest message in a bottle, cast into the sea near Germany 101 years ago, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, it's been reported.</b><p>Last month, fishermen in the Baltic Sea pulled an old beer bottle out of the water, along with their catch. Inside they found a …

Severe Storms, Tornadoes Kill Two, Injure 20 in Deep South

Two people were killed and about 20 other people were injured by a powerful spring storm that spun off tornadoes and flooded parts of the Southeast on Monday.<p>In Mississippi, a 9-year-old girl was swept away and killed after the storms dropped nearly 7 inches of rain there in a two-day span.<p>A car …

Oscar Pistorius: 'That's the moment that everything changed'

Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand Tuesday, sobbing as he recounted the moment he realized he had fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.<p>"She wasn't breathing," the track star heaved as he described the February night more than a year ago. The judge adjourned the murder trial as …

Submarine Hunt on Hold Until Fresh Pings Received From Missing Jet

No further signals have been detected from the southern Indian Ocean, where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is thought to have crashed, but ships will …

Airplanes