Erin Mercado

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7 Forgotten World Crises That Urgently Need Your Support

The world’s humanitarian needs are growing. So is the aid gap.<p>The global need for humanitarian aid has reached a level not seen since World War II. More than 128 million people in 33 countries are now affected by crises, including conflict and natural disaster.<p>“Not in living memory have so many …

Here’s Proof Planned Parenthood Is NOT Backing Down

“We don’t abide by outdated social norms.”<p>January 22 marks the 44th anniversary of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, the landmark Supreme Court case that recognizes that our constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions, effectively legalizing a woman’s access to …

Royal Caribbean Is Hiring Someone to Travel the World and Take Photos for Instagram

Yes, this is real.<p>Are you on the hunt for an internship? Are you already employed, but thinking your life might be better if you quit your job and instead got paid to Instagram for three weeks? Well then, hold on to your iPhones.<p>Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland will be hiring one savvy photographer …

Royal Caribbean

Polaroid's newest camera draws inspiration from none other than Snapchat

Nowadays, Polaroid instantly evokes nostalgia, of a time when you had to wait for your photos and buy packs of film for every occasion. The company …

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

National Parks

A new kind of cancer treatment works remarkably well for some patients but not others — and researchers want to know why

The treatment, broadly speaking, is called cancer immunotherapy. These drugs — many of which have become available in the past few years — have led to cautious optimism among oncologists who often had few options for treating certain cancers. Cancer researchers see promise. Drug companies see …

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

Hiking

HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.<p>Every doctor, no …

Augmented Reality

Go Take a Hike! 50 of the Best U.S. Hiking Trails

<i>Have You Hiked the Featured Trail in Your State?</i> <i><br>-- By Melissa Rudy, Staff Writer</i><br>Hiking isn’t just a great way to get fit: For many, it’s a way to …

This Sugar Cookie Baking Hack Will Revolutionize Your Christmas

Rolling out cookie dough just got so much easier.<p>Rolling out sugar cookie dough is a headache. If you roll it out without chilling the dough first, it sticks to your countertop. But if you chill it first to make it less sticky, it's hard as a rock and nearly impossible to make it flat.<p>Thankfully, …

Dessert

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

Harry Potter’s Teachers From Hogwarts: INFOGRAPHIC

Who is your favorite teacher from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? To shine the spotlight on this group of characters from <b>J.K. Rowling’s</b> …

Books

How Millennials Are Changing the Face of Philanthropy

By<p>Dec. 5, 2016 7:29 p.m. ET<p>This is what the future of philanthropy looks like. Instead of writing a check, one Saturday you’ll find yourself in …

Modern Light Fixtures Turn Into Animals When Illuminated

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski couples a contemporary aesthetic with a nostalgic nod to the past to create whimsical works of modern art. Inspired by fond memories of her childhood and interested in experimenting with ambiance, the award-winning designer invented Popup Lighting, a series of …

Incorporated

Mapped: The best (and worst) countries for gender equality

There are many reasons why you might feel compelled to visit a country: the culture, cuisine and history are all factors that may play a part in your decision making. But what about the destination’s attitude to gender equality - could that sway you?<p>If so then you may be interested in new research, …

55 Logo Templates

55 modern and minimalist logo templates for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.Handcrafted with love and attention, this exceptional set of modern logo …

Photographer Captures Breathtaking B&W Images to Bring Attention to Earth’s Vanishing Wildlife

David Yarrow is an internationally acclaimed fine art/wildlife photographer known for his intimate work in remote regions of the world. We thought …

13 DIY Gifts You Should Start Making Right Now

There's something for everyone.<p>We are entering the season of gift giving. Many folks meet this fact with both excitement and dread ― it’s exciting because we get to spoil the people we love, but dreadful because, well, it can be expensive and time-consuming.<p>One great way to not burn through all …

19 Gifts For People Who Can't Stop Crafting

Can't stop, won't stop.

5 Can't-Miss Documentaries Hitting Netflix This Month

How badly does Netflix want to keep your eyeballs glued to their screen? Bad enough to have invested a reported $800 million to deliver more than …

21 Chic Halloween Decor Ideas to Elevate Your Spooky Home

With summer coming to an end, it’s time to start getting ready for fall. More importantly, it’s time to start getting ready for the most spooktacular time of the year: Halloween! It’s never too soon to start decorating and planning out your costume. Sometimes the seasonal decorations can lean just …

10 OF AMERICA’S BEST HIKES LEADING TO GORGEOUS LAKES

By now you know hiking does wonders for your mind and body. Regardless of your motivation for getting outside—whether it’s to clear your head, catch …

Is your gut making you sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Multiple Sclerosis

New running apps blur the line between virtual reality and real life

During the extreme winter of 2009-2010, Gary McNamee relied on his treadmill to train for the Boston Marathon. McNamee lives in Hopkinton,where the race starts, but the weather stymied his attempts to go out for a long run.<p>“I’m in my basement thinking, ‘Jeez, the course is right up the road. I can …

Marathons

17 DIY Indoors Swings For Everyone In The Family To Enjoy

Hung inside the family room or ready for the kiddos in the playroom upstairs, you can create something indoor fun for everyone in the house! With …

Comic Books

6 local home decor web stores you need to know

If braving the crowds in town in search for a gift is not your thing, you can shop online.<p>Palette-It Coasters, $29.90<br>Naiise (naiise.com)<br>This online …

I'd Never Been Able To Meditate. Here's What Finally Worked For Me

<i>Is it possible for literally everything to go wrong in one day?</i> I thought to myself as I angrily laced up my sneakers.<p>It was a Tuesday, and I'd slept …