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U.S. Shale Boom May Come To Abrupt End

U.S tight oil production from shale plays will fall more quickly than most assume.<p>Why? High decline rates from shale reservoirs is given. The more …

Oil & Gas Industry

5 Ways to Re-Imagine Brussels Sprouts

Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to the next level.<p><i>Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to</i> …

Homemade Cheddar and Garlic Pierogi

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Shelly from Vegetarian 'Ventures teaches us how to make a vegetarian version of the classic Polish dumpling at home.</i><p>Growing up as a vegetarian in …

Experts Say Birth Control Access Key To Curbing Climate Change

By Laurie Goering<p>LONDON, Feb 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Pakistan, where just a third of married women use contraception, half of all pregnancies - 4.2 million each year - are unintended, according to the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau.<p>At the same time, the rising population …

Junot Díaz’s Syllabi for His MIT Writing Classes, and the Novels on His Reading List

We can probably all agree that it’s a little premature, but all the same, the BBC has barreled ahead with its list of “The 21st Century’s 12 greatest …

5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Tiny Housing

Cities and renters are starting to accept apartments that are just 350 square feet. Here’s what the future of micro-housing holds.<p>The American dream of a household with 2.5 children, a dog, and a two-car garage is no longer the norm: people are staying single longer, having children later, and …

Housing

The New Look for Painted Trim? Anything But White

For a long time now, white-painted woodwork has been <i>de rigeur</i> in the domestic interior, so much so that it's almost a foregone conclusion. But this …

Salt Water Tears - Photographs by Munem Wasif | LensCulture

Every ecosystem has its fragile balance. That much we have already learnt. Scientists routinely now seek to document the excesses that will lead to imbalance, even where they can do nothing about them. And sometimes, just sometimes, legislation and implementation and eventually protection may …

Water Conservation Tips

Learn how to reduce your water usage.<p>1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers. How can you conform to the standards and help increase energy efficiency in your home?<p><b>At Home</b><p>On average, 10 gallons per …

Dead Poets Society Is a Terrible Defense of the Humanities

The beloved film's portrayal of studying literature is both misleading and deeply seductive.<p>I’ve never hated a film quite the way I hate <i>Dead Poets Society</i>. I expect that them’s fighting words, at least in some quarters; at least I hope they are. Because I’m trying to pick a fight here.<p>I was in the …

Honestly, I Always Saw Edward Scissorhands As The Villain

As a filmmaker, it can be fun to hear differing interpretations of your work. Often, a viewer’s reactions can help you to think about your craft in …