Kathleen Hurtubise

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‘Annihilation’: Why You Need to Read the ‘Southern Reach’ Trilogy

'Annihilation' is a good film, but it just scratches the surface of what this world has to offer.<p>The release this weekend of Alex Garland’s</i> …

Jeff VanderMeer

Shall the truth make you free? Hinduism, Buddhism, Stoicism, Skepticism and the nature of philosophical inquiry

What is philosophy for? Is it a quest for truth? Is it really the case that the truth shall set us free, as the Bible says (John 8:32), and if so, is …

University of Tennessee

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

Income Inequality

Forests, moors, peat bogs: A week of walking in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scotland has more than two dozen official long-distance trails through moors, peat bogs and forests. We chose one of the most popular, the West Highland Way.<p>As first-time walkers in Scotland, my companion and I used a travel company to plan our route, book accommodations …

Hiking

We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge

The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.<p>Stonehenge is one the UK’s most visited tourist attractions – and one of the world’s most enigmatic ancient monuments. People come from all over the world to stare at the iconic stone …

Archaeology

The Vegan Argument

Can we say whether or not a well balanced, vegan diet is BEST for human health? I will tell you the answer momentarily, but first- reasons for posing the question now.<p>A recently released documentary called What the Health reportedly makes the case for vegan diets, arguing that the attendant …

Diets

A Collection of Easy Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes

A collection of elegant meatless gourmet vegetarian dishes, including a full menu of vegetarian gourmet appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts, and …

Vegetarian Food
Ice Cream

Canada's New Dietary Guidelines Push for Plant Foods

Vegan Candy Launches Spike by 140 Percent Since 2013<p>New market research finds that launches of vegan confectionery products have more than doubled in …

This TED Talk Will Make You Think Twice About Brainstorming | Inc.com

For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those brilliant ideas in the first place?<p>The surprising outlier was OK Go, a music group known for its incredibly creative videos. As the musicians shared at …

Creativity
Entrepreneurship

An Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past year or so, then you’ve most likely heard of the ketogenic (or keto) diet.If you have been …

Nutrition

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Literature

15 ways to save on travel, according to flight attendants

But in exchange, these airline employees have the opportunity to travel the world for work — and for fun — thanks to generous discounts and deals on airfare.<p>"To say we are spoiled is an understatement," said one flight attendant. "But with all these perks, we often like to take things a bit …

Air Travel

Greece on a budget: locals' tips on where to stay and eat

Still in the midst of its debt crisis, the notion of UK travellers on a budget in Greece might induce some black humour from locals, but tourists can help the economy – and save a few euros themselves<p>Greece’s debt crisis rumbles on, making it harder for locals to go on holiday. But with 27 million …

Travel

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

A few weeks’ vacances in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them<p>They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford …

France

Affordable South Pacific: Cook Islands' exotic charms

“So how’s your day going?” asked the post office lady as I bought some colorful Cook Islands postage stamps (I’m very analog and love sending postcards on my travels rather than posting to Facebook).<p>Funny thing was, the way she asked I had a feeling that she would have lent an ear were I interested …

New Zealand

BC is Getting More Than 350 New Campsites for Summer

After a ridiculously long winter, the shy face of the sun is beginning to show. And you know what that means — summer's coming, which means camping …

Hiking

Eastern Europe on a budget: bargains from Poland to Montenegro

Poland’s peaks and forests<p>While Kraków remains Poland’s top destination, with Wrocław increasingly drawing attention as a hip alternative, the country’s vast countryside is a dream setting for a summer holiday.<p>Beer in the capital comes in at just £1.72 a glass and a meal for two costs £30, …

European Travel

Why Bargain Travel Sites May No Longer Be Bargains | Backchannel

<b>Last August,</b> Andrea Giacobbe logged on to Skyscanner, a European metasearch engine like Expedia and Travelocity that scans multiple travel websites …

Hospitality

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Holistic Medicine

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

Mindfulness

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Art Galleries

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us. We not only lose our words, but …

5 Easy Online Tools to Create Awesome Infographics

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create compelling and unique infographics.<p>Creating an infographic that tells a story in a simple and …

Infographics

10 Inspiring Ways To Use Your Travel Photos Once You Get Home

Photo: Artifact UprisingIt's a common problem... you get back from a big trip with a ton of gorgeous photos, but you don't know what to do them. …

Mobile Photography

Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information

Everything that makes you <i>you</i> is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also …

Take a ride on Japan's terrifying SkyCycle roller coaster where humans must pedal

VideoProtec/YouTube<p>Powered by pedals, SkyCycle offers people great views but hold on tight.<p>This roller coaster in Japan's Highland Amusement Park may …