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Water is the most important nutrient that your overall health depends on. However, the temperature of drinking water matters as well.<p>Lately, there’s …

Monsanto may have just ended the war on GMOs

At least not in the conventional sense of the term, which stands for genetically modified organism.<p>It will probably be made using Crispr, a new technique that lets scientists precisely tweak the DNA of produce so that it can do things like survive drought or avoid turning brown.<p>On Thursday, the …


It turns out designing a Facebook for farmers makes growing food cheaper

For more than a century, farmers have been gathering in coffee shops to trade information about what crops grow best, which seeds are worth planting next season, and the prices for everything from factors to fertilizer. Now those cafes are moving online—and farmers are handing over their fields to …


Health Is Made Of Habits

by Lana Friesen Is the idea of maintaining your self-care list overwhelming? Sometimes it can be overwhelming and exhausting for me just to think of …


For Kids, Learning Is Moving - Issue 40: Learning

When Jon was born prematurely at 26 weeks, he weighed around two pounds and had trouble breathing on his own. For two months he lived in an incubator …


5 Time-Management Strategies to Take Control of Your Time

If you're constantly in a state of time famine, this post is for you. We're all familiar with being financially frugal, but have you ever thought …

Time Management

Meet Trace Genomics, The “23andMe” Of Soil

For $199, farmers can understand their soil better–which is key to keeping their crops healthy.<p>For the founders of Trace Genomics, strawberries are the low-hanging fruit.<p>The company’s cofounders, Diane Wu and Poornima Parameswaran, are borrowing 23andMe’s model and applying it to agriculture. For …

Wild Horses

A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses

Last week, the issue of what to do with wild horses stampeded back into the news cycle. An advisory board to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) …

Flavored Whipped Cream Is the Absolute Best Party Dessert

And it only takes five minutes to make.<p>We're no strangers to the wonders of homemade whipped cream. But sometimes we forget how simple whipped cream is to pull off, the way we forget that we have last year's Halloween candy chilling in the back of our freezer. It happens. But a dollop of lavender …

Whipped Cream

Did An Unknown Hiker Just Break Every A.T. Record?

Her story seems inconceivable. She has no GPS tracking and is an unknown in the world of record-breaking thru-hikes. But this weekend, on the heels …

18 Underrated National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Awe-inspiring — and probably way less crowded, too.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as good.

National Parks

9 Easy Ways To Fit Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life

Career, family, social life ― the responsibilities and pursuits we juggle every day can so often take priority over something of arguably equal importance: checking in with our well-being. So it’s time we dispel the misconception that mindfulness and everyday life don’t mix, because you can …


Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …