Jennifer Blume

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Passing Pluto

Soon after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, at 7:49 <i>A.M.</i> on Tuesday—seventy-two seconds ahead of schedule, after a nine-and-a-half-year journey—Bonnie Buratti, one of the mission’s scientists, told me that she had been worried that the dwarf planet “would be a bit …

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Wilderness Survival Tips

<i>It’s summertime, which means one thing: backcountry camping. Here are some helpful survival tips for if you ever find yourself stranded in the wild.</i><p><b>Building a Shelter</b><p>Fortunately, it’s easy to build a lean-to. All you need are a few sticks and a tarp. It’s not like, say, building a lasting …


The Real Answer to Mass Incarceration

For the most part, President Obama’s address to the N.A.A.C.P. annual convention on Tuesday was a remarkably honest appraisal of the American criminal-justice system. In an emphatic and sometimes moving speech, the President laid out some of the outrageous statistics that reformers have been citing …


3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness |

Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our detrimental habits and replace them with things that make us feel …


Pluto is stunning in latest color close-up from Nasa

Images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft have been combined with color data to paint a new and surprising portrait of the dwarf planet, Nasa announced on Friday<p>Nasa releases new photographs from Pluto fly-by – in pictures

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This Woman Has the Most Hilarious Obituary of All Time

"She liked four letter words as much as she loved her rock garden and trust us she LOVED to weed that garden."<p>When Mary Patricia Stocks died at 94, her son Sandy knew he couldn't write just any obituary. "I could never write an obit that said she was a beautiful, wonderful person," he told CTV. …

Rock Gardens

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …


15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …


How to Have a Not-Lame Vegetarian Cookout (With Recipes!)

Grilled vegetables shouldn't be stuck as steak's summertime sidekick. These 4 tips will change your 'tude about vegetarian cookouts forever.<p>You don't have to tell us twice to eat our vegetables: We love salads, root veggies, and all of the greens. But we'll admit: The term "vegetarian barbecue" …


7 Cool Pieces of Furniture You Can Easily Make With Shipping Pallets

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Main Photo Credit:</i><p>It may be tough to see the value in a junkyard full of old wooden shipping pallets, but it turns out they're basically furniture factories in disguise. So, next time you see a seemingly useless stack piled up, save yourself some money and consider …