Jan Scales

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Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline

A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021.<p>A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull …

The Death of the Plastic Straw

TravelPlanet or Plastic?<p>It's a growing trend: Hotels, resorts, safaris, and cruises are increasingly banning plastic straws.<p>In 2015, a disturbing video of an olive ridley sea turtle suffering from a plastic straw stuck in its nose went viral, changing many viewers’ attitudes toward the plastic tool …

Pollution

The quest to build a million Obamas

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama is done being on ballots, but there will be ample opportunities to support him in 2018.<p>A club of young politicians is trading on his popularity and mission to kick-start their own careers. And its all part of the master plan the former President has laid out.<p>At 56, …

Bill Clinton

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

The Race Issue<p>It's been used to define and separate people for millennia. But the concept of race is not grounded in genetics.<p>In the first half of the 19th century, one of America’s most prominent scientists was a doctor named Samuel Morton. Morton lived in Philadelphia, and he collected skulls.<p>He …

Native Americans

Simple Fingerless Gloves to Knit

I have knit a lot of fingerless gloves in my day, and I wear them a lot. One of my favorite patterns is a super-simple, Stockinette Stitch design. …

Some Parents Are Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Their Kids' Autism

Having a child with a disability or medical condition who doesn't respond well to treatment can be frustrating and heartbreaking. Parents want their …

Cannabis

Origami bag / Bento bag

I discovered the Origami style bags a while ago and it was love at first sight! I’ve made them in every size and in many ways since and my stock …

Secrets of bacterial antibiotic resistance unravelled, paving way for new life-saving drugs

76 new genes have been identified that could help scientists develop new drugs effective against multi-drug resistant bacteria.<p>Several previously …

The Missing Pieces of Medicare For All

The new plan from Senator Bernie Sanders needs a tax policy not just to fund it, but to dictate how it works.<p>Take a second to step back. Breathe. A certain clarity of perspective is required to understand the weight of the moment. On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that …

Single-payer health care: What is it?

After weeks of promotion and speculation, Sen. Bernie Sanders officially unveiled his plan to move the U.S. health care operation to a single-payer system last week.<p>With the ObamaCare debate continuing in the U.S., popularity for the European-style health care model of single-payer has gained more …

Legislators: The Term 'Marijuana' Has Long Been Used To Discriminate Against Latinos

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is calling for the decriminalization of cannabis.<p>The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators has called for the decriminalization of cannabis nationwide, a first in its history.<p>The organization is also seeking stronger protections against …

Marijuana Works As An Exit Drug From Pain Medications

Zahra Abbas has epilepsy and went through seizures multiple times a day throughout her life, despite taking four different prescriptions. A few years …

20 Podcasts About Writing That Will Have You Penning A Bestselling Novel In No Time

Writers get their inspiration from all sorts of places — real life, current events, favorite books, other writers, their own imagination, and more …

Science: Why More Marijuana May Equal Fewer Migraines

One of the most ancient medical uses of cannabis was headache relief and migraines. But support from modern science has been thin—until this year.<p>A …

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia and memory loss

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by prompting the brain to clear out harmful debris, reveal scientists as they hail 'exciting'</b> …

Researchers Connect Brain Blood Vessel Lesions to Intestinal Bacteria

<b>Bethesda, MD (Scicasts)</b> — A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain's blood vessels, and …

How Marmite could help stop dementia

Time to start loving it? How a daily slice of Marmite on toast may help prevent you getting dementia<p><b>Researchers believe that a spoon of Marmite every</b> …

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How To Meditate: Meditation Made Simple For Beginners

Why meditate?<p>Meditation is a powerful tool that can reduce stress, help our physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep. Meditation has also been proven to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.<p>On a deeper level, meditation can help open us to the cosmic universe (or spiritual …

4 Profound Zen Teachings on Love

As westerners we often discount the simple wisdom offered by eastern cultures, only because we have been programmed to doubt subtle nuances in human …

This Is the Most Powerful Motivational Trick We’ve Ever Heard

Use this any time you need a dose of willpower<p>Ever made a roomful of 17-year-old girls cry? I have!<p>I was wrapping up my talk on how important it is to take care of your body in college—something I definitely did not do—when a hand went up.<p>“That was great, thank you,” said a woman in the first row. …

Hygge: Unlocking Denmark's Secret to Happiness

Not long ago, Americans’ knowledge of Denmark more or less started with Hamlet and ended with an unpopular cheese-filled pastry.<p>That has changed since Demark became a global trend-setter with the food phenomenon Noma, its binge-worthy crime dramas “The Killing” and “Borgen,” and a design sense that …

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

How to Repair Holes in the Knees of Pants

<i>How to repair pants that have ripped in the knee. Using the right fabric allows you to patch pants so they aren’t as likely to rip again. You can add</i> …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

Typography

How to get Siri to read articles and other text on iOS and macOS

While Siri may not be the perfect companion some wish it was, the personal assistant’s voice can lend itself to our lives in a variety of helpful ways. For the past few months I’ve been using Siri to read all the text I want to read but don’t actually <i>need</i> to read. Having the personal assistant read …

American Medical Association Opposes GOP Health Care Plan

The American Medical Association joined a growing list of medical groups rejecting the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, saying it will hurt patients.<p>The AMA said not only is the proposed American Health Care Act being rushed through Congress, but it's loaded with …

Health Care