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Interview: Gorgeously Surreal Paintings Explore Mankind's Impact on the Environment

Known for her darkly beautiful and surrealistic oil paintings of young women, Armenian-born, California-based artist Alexandra Manukyan explores a new direction in <i>Oracle of Extinction–</i>a collection of powerful works that highlight humanity's catastrophic impact on the environment, and how our …

The Essential Guide To Growing Veggies Indoors. No Garden Needed.

Potatoes, carrots, and more. Oh my!<p>Apartment dwellers know the challenges of growing a garden. Without a yard, it's hard to play in the dirt. But that doesn't mean that it's not possible. It just requires a little bit of determination and research -- lots of research. With those two things in hand, …

Mapping Every Power Plant in the United States

on August 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm<p>Shares 1.4K<p><i>Note: Updated to reflect 2017 numbers</i><p>The Washington Post has put together an extraordinary data visualization …

20 IKEA Hacks to Make Your Dorm Look Fancy

It’s time to give dorm room decor the old “college try” — with the help of IKEA, of course. If you are looking for some inspiration, these genius IKEA hacks are perfect for making the best of a dorm room and really letting your personality shine. Whether it’s adding more storage to your work …

The Great Drought is upon us: Why California is America’s barren new normal

Climate change threatens to devastate entire regions of North America, and not even a historic El Niño can save us<p>William deBuys<p>August 18, 2015 3:31pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Long ago, I lived in a cheap flat in San Francisco and worked as the lone straight man in a gay …

Cap and Trade

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Running

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

15 things you can stop wasting your money on

Not only are we surrounded by enticing <i>things</i> to buy, but they're at our fingertips with the swipe of a plastic card, leaving us with thinner wallets and a bunch of unnecessary stuff and services.<p>Here are 15 things you can stop wasting your money on today:<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed reporting to this</i> …

Trump and Sanders Offer Consumer Politics - GOPlifer

The Politics of Crazy, available at Amazon<p>Listen closely as enthusiasts describe the appeal of Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump and a disturbing …

RNA Spray Could Make GMOs Obsolete — NOVA Next | PBS

As Scotland moves forward to ban genetically modified crops, Monsanto is developing a way to alter crops without touching their genes.<p>Through RNA …

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

Energy Star

3 ways that Obama's huge new clean power plan will change how we consume energy

As part of the plan, each state is expected to hit specific energy consumption goals by 2030. This means they'll have to rely less on electric power plants and more on the resources continually available to us: wind, solar, and water.<p>The plan looks toward the long term, but Alex Laskey, president …

20 Bold Free Headline Fonts

While designing a landing page, poster, presentation or just an image for your blog, there are always certain things you need to highlight. In this …

This has been the biggest surprise for the Democratic Party

And yet here we are: In the biggest surprise of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, this thoroughly implausible man, Bernie Sanders, is a sensation.<p>He is drawing enormous crowds—11,000 in Phoenix, 8,000 in Dallas, 2,500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa—the largest turnout of any candidate …

30 Popular Symbol Fonts for Your Project

TGZ is today sharing best symbol fonts in its design category. Symbol fonts are so famous that they have captured the whole web and can be seen …

Five Essential Food Infographics That Will Help You Master the Kitchen

I know, I have already shared a ton of food infographics in past articles. These articles aim to help you, my readers, become better cooks at home. …

Infographics

How A New Type Of Rice Can Fight Global Warming

After three years of field trials in China, a group of international scientists have developed a new type of genetically modified rice that could boost food sustainability without adding to global warming. While some experts hail the findings as an important breakthough, it seems likely to add new …

Climate Change

30+ Best Gin Cocktails To Try Out Tonight

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Spice up your weekend gin routine with one of these mouthwatering (and beautiful!) cocktails.

Recipes

Best Fonts 2015 – List of Best Font Releases

A great collection of best fonts from 2015!Over the half of 2015 is already done. It’s time to look back to show you the best fonts of 2015. All …

Homemade Schizophrenia cutlery designed to increase empathy for "abnormal" behaviour

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Central Saint Martins graduate Firdaws Fourcroy has created a cutlery set that is deliberately difficult to eat with, aiming to …

The man who introduced us to climate change has issued a dire warning about sea levels in New York.

If anyone knows climate change, it's James Hansen.<p>The former NASA scientist gained credit for forging wide awareness of the issue when, in 1988, he …

Why I'm sick of people asking about my virginity

Female authors who dare to have female protagonists in their novels are always accused of secretly writing about themselves. Author Radhika Sanghani begs to differ<p>I used to think that having a novel published would be the best thing that could ever happen to me; that every time I’d pick up a book …

15 Cheap Backyard Ideas

1 of 21<p>Decorate a Wall with an Espaliered Tree<p>For a high-end backyard look without high-end expense, try this interesting technique: Espalier a tree. …

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

Hipcamp: Airbnb For The Outdoors

Posted in Living<p>Camping isn’t as popular as it once was. We blame our reliance on outlets and electricity. But there’s something exuberant about …

Monsanto's new $1bn herbicide shows our bias towards hi-tech solutions

From superfoods to GM crops – every week presents a new technological solution to save the world, distracting us from the simpler, sustainable options<p>Every week brings news of the latest world-saving technological breakthrough, from electric cars to superfoods and energy miracles. Global …