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Flight Deal: Nonstop to Iceland for $350 Round-Trip

Icelandair's major fare sale is offering flights to Reykjavík for a fraction of their normal cost from both U.S. coasts and Canada.<p>If seeing the northern lights is on your bucket list, Icelandair (the airline that started the country's transformative stopover program) has your back. The airline's …

Doctors Successfully Complete the First Trial of a Wearable Artificial Kidney for Dialysis Patients

Doctors at the University of Washington, Seattle are currently testing out a new wearable artificial kidney (WAK) that would free dialysis patients …

JetBlue Waives Airfares For Family Members Of Orlando Massacre Victims

In the wake of this weekend’s horrific violence at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where at least 49 people were murdered and dozens more injured, …

Wild bees lose the fight for flowers

A new study confirms what researchers have thought for some time: Honeybees out-compete wild bees and bumblebees.

Ecology

Mars now a bit more predictable: NASA orbiters discover ‘seasons’ of dust storms

When it comes to putting people on Mars, timing can’t be taken for granted. Now, thanks to nearly two decades of work, NASA’s Red Planet orbiters …

Giants Fan Goes Swimming For 69th Splash Hit

The San Francisco Giants play in a lovely bayside ballpark, with McCovey Cove and the Pacific Ocean (sort of) just feet past the right field wall. …

Snoop Dogg Throws Horrible First Pitch at MLB Game (Video)

Rapper throws wide right at MLB game<p>Snoop Dogg either smoked too much weed or not enough when he threw out the first pitch at a Padres game on …

A Growing Family Makes it Work in a Tiny House

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>I always love a good tiny house story, but all the articles about people living in tiny houses, whether it's a single person or …

Tiny Houses: Live Large Even in a Small Space

The art of minimalism is not something everyone can do. Those who own tiny houses take minimalism to epically tiny proportions! Today, I’m going to …

Making Your Tiny House A Smart[Side] House

We were casually walking through Lowe’s sometime in early 2011 (as we so often did then) talking about our tiny house and what in the world we were …

Home Improvement

Wanderlust

Lauren and her husband bought a partially-finished "barn raiser" tiny house and finished it themselves. They are currently traveling.

Traverse City Tiny House

This little off-grid tiny house comes standard with a cedar smell.

Tiny house village to open near Mount Hood

WELCHES, Ore. -- Vacationers heading up to Mt. Hood can now take part in the tiny house craze.<p>A new tiny house village opens Friday in Welches.<p>It's …

Pacific Northwest

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These Magnetized Planters Levitate in the Air

There’s no doubt that an indoor garden can bring a little magic into your home — whether you’re taking advantage of a tiny herb garden perfect for small spaces or IKEA’s countertop hydroponics, a little green goes a long way to creating an ideal atmosphere. But what makes those plants even more …

Peony passion: A garden icon blooms anew in the age of social media

By Adrian Higgins<p>, Columnist<p>The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>Fashion and taste come and go in the garden like anywhere else, but peonies are the rarest of blooms — they have never been out of style.<p>Their appeal rests on their …

The Elderly May One Day Swap Their Motorized Scooters for Robotic Suits

Robotic exoskeletons, long a staple of sci-fi novels, comic books, and movies, are now part of the real world—and they’ve mostly followed the sci-fi …

10 Questions to Ask Before Going to Grad School

Undergraduate and graduate studies are very different beasts. Graduate programs often require a huge investment of your time and money, so before you …

Going to graduate school is a giant gamble that’s worth the risk

In many ways, millennials have been dealt a tough hand. They’re more in debt (for many reasons) than their parents were, and are finding it harder and harder to make the full leap into financial independence. At the same time, many young people with great undergraduate degrees struggle to get jobs …

Employment

Top reasons to consider graduate school

Still debating whether or not to go to grad school? An advanced degree can pay dividends, as these area experts explain.<p>The need to specialize<p>“Our …

Southwest Airlines' Big Sale Is Back, With a Catch

Southwest Airlines’ (luv) biannual sale is back, but with more limitations than ever.<p>The three day sale began on Tuesday, June 7, and will last for a …

This NFL player slept in a utility closet in college to save money

Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay was obsessed with saving money before he even had any. So much so that he slept in a utility closet in college …

Read this before you borrow money for college

College students these days are borrowing more money than ever before. The average 2016 graduate who took out student loans racked up a whopping $37,172 in student debt, and a big reason for the uptick is the rising cost of higher education.<p>The College Board reports that the average price for …

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p>If you fly to the same destination frequently, you probably know when …

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

The LEGO Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex You Need To See

Lia Chan, a LEGO builder, has created an amazing recreation of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.<p>Featuring the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the crawler system, it is a very realistic-looking creation and a must-see for any NASA-lover.<p>Let's take a look at the original Atlantis.<p>And here is …

U.S. solar market to nearly double in 2016, led by utilities

(Reuters) - The U.S. solar energy market will nearly double new installations this year to 14.5 gigawatts, led by utility projects that developers scrambled to bring online in anticipation of the expiration of a key federal tax credit, according to a report published on Thursday.<p>Solar panels are …