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9 Amazing Close Encounters of the Whale Kind

These gentle giants of the sea can put on one hell of a show.<p>Humpback whales never cease to amaze. Their immense bodies breaching from ocean waters is always a sight to behold. In the age of the internet, it's also viral video fodder.<p>We've collected some of the coolest clips of these massive beasts …

Why the Nintendo Switch might make us all gamers again

Yesterday’s announcement of the Nintendo Switch — the new console from the Japanese giant — was a big deal for everyone who’s into games, and it turned out to be one of the biggest reveals of the year. But after watching the trailer for a few times, I’m left thinking it might be big news for …

Nintendo Switch

U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions

South Africa’s captive lions are raised to be hunted within confined spaces, a practice experts consider cruel and unrelated to conservation.<p>Some 8,000 lions bred for the sole purpose of being hunted are kept on game ranches in South Africa. Every year thousands of hunters—mostly Americans—pay …

Wildlife

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

Australia joins bid to outlaw large-scale commercial and 'scientific' whaling

Australia has thrown its weight behind a bid to outlaw large-scale commercial and so-called “scientific” whaling at a summit next week.<p>The International Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia follows Japan’s recent slaughter of more than 300 minke whales, many of them pregnant, when they resumed …

Whales

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An inquisitive polar bear, blue-footed boobies and autumn colours are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

11 Productivity Hacks and Time Management Tips to Simplify Your Work Day

There’s something to be said for a 9-5 in terms of time management. Now, before you start emptying water jugs and throwing toner cartridges at me, …

Productivity

A New Leaf: Artist Jenny Kiker’s Botanical Paintings

We’re obsessed with botanical artist Jenny Kiker’s beautifully detailed paintings of leaves and plants (which she sells individually as she paints …

Art

You can attract screech-owls to your yard

An Eastern Screech-Owl peers from the entrance of a duck box, by Jeffrey Crawn.The best way to see adorable but secretive screech-owls is to attract …

Birds

Habits Are The Key To Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a relatively new concept that’s getting a lot of buzz lately. Many people are seeking to be more “mindful” and are trying to pay more …

Mindfulness