Maria Scarborough

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How to Stop Wasting Food and Save $1,500 a Year

Curbing food waste can benefit your wallet as well as the planet.<p>According to <i>Time</i>, the average household throws out about 20 percent of all …

Microsoft shows off possible future of football viewing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine being able to watch all 22 players at the snap with video that expands from your living room television set to the …

Augmented Reality

It won't stop raining – so I am weatherproofing my garden

Protecting the plot from extreme weather is one of the main challenges gardeners face today. Kim Stoddart makes a start<p>The other day when I meant to do some gardening but it was raining so hard (again) that I didn’t, Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’ popped into my head. It’s been my …

10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.

Arnold Schwarzenegger just came up with a climate change argument that’s hard to argue with

Ex-governor of California comes up with a pro-renewables argument that’s hard for his Republican colleagues disagree with<p>As a rule of thumb, …

Family, faith, floods and fires: life for America's farmers – in pictures

In the 1930s and 40s, famous photographers like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans showed the hardships and hard graft of struggling US farmers in the Dust Bowl days. Now, Elliot Ross has spent harvest with wheat farmers in the high plains of Colorado – and uncovered a remarkable world clinging on to …

Find Your True Self Through Silence

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p>As we …

Meditation

21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

Pesticides

5 Mindset Shifts That Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

Although many people focus on diet and exercise programs to achieve weight loss, I believe that the most important and often overlooked factor is a …

Zen 101: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is active, open attention to the present. It’s the state of observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without labeling them as …

Mindfulness

Nigel Slater’s beefsteak tomato with orzo and basil recipe, and his peppers, haricot, lemon and parmesan recipe

Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/Observer<p>‘The peppers I stuff – not with onion-flecked rice, but with haricot beans and aromatics’: Nigel Slater on his peppers, haricot, lemon and parmesan recipe. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the …

Pasta

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>It’s …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

These 10 states are consuming most of our organic food supply

Chances are you live in these 10 states, and most likely in California.<p>California makes up the biggest slice of the country's organic market with a stunning $2.2 billion in sales (41 percent of the national total), trouncing second place Washington's $515 million in sales, according to the latest …

Agriculture

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Relationships

17 Recipes to Make on Your Next Date Night (With the Fruit)

Dates? We've got 'em by the dozen.<p><b>Dates are often referred to</b> as nature's candy, and it's no wonder: We'd eat the sweet, chewy, and supremely snackable fruit by the handful any day. We love adding one or two pitted dates to our morning smoothies and have reinvented the cinnamon bun with zero …

Turn on Your Oven for 35 Minutes, Have Breakfast for the Whole Week

Oatmeal is by far my favorite breakfast. I love a good chia pudding, a savory tostada or breakfast burrito, or a simple serving of avocado toast. But no matter how humble or predictable a warm bowl oats may be, nothing can take their place.<p>Which leaves me with the conundrum of finding a way to …

Pluto and Other Epic Space Photos

Our Beautiful Multiverse<p>The first fly-by of Pluto is already sending back some intriguing images. Here are our favorite pictures of outer space's …

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in …

Clean Energy

Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Mega Canal Project Game Changer for Latin America

The Nicaraguan canal, being built by a Chinese firm, will connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and would rival the century-old Panama …

Photographing the Patrulleros – the violent vigilantes of Guatemala

In many slums in Guatemala – one of the most violent countries in the world – ordinary citizens form vigilante groups to try to ensure community …

New NASA photo shows Mercury bursting with colors

For the average stargazer, Mercury might look like a dull, grey blob in space.<p>But up close, it's a different story. Thanks to images from NASA's …

Tofu Yum-Yum Rice Bowl

4 Servings<p>The marinade is ridiculously delicious; you’ll also want to use it on ribs or chicken.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Tofu<p>1 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained, cut into 8 pieces<p>1 small head garlic, cloves coarsely chopped (about ¼ cup)<p>½ cup soy sauce<p>¼ cup hot chili paste (such as sambal …

6 Summer Foods That Will Taste Better in June

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you live in the US, summer will soon be upon us, bringing with it a bounty of in-season produce. There's no question that seasonal …

Perhaps the world's conspiracy theorists have been right all along

We used to laugh at conspiracy theorists, but from Fifa to banking scandals and the Iraq War, it seems they might have been on to something after all, says Alex Proud<p>Conspiracy theories used to be so easy.<p>You’d have your mate who, after a few beers, would tell you that the moon landings were faked …

Israel's revolutionary water management methods aren't going to be enough to solve California's devastating drought

California and most of the southwestern US is mired in a devastating drought that has dragged on for more than four years. The dry spell has forced the state to resort to water rationing, raised the specter of ecological disaster, and imperiled the economic vitality of the region.<p>In recent months …

Water

28 Vegetarian Salads That Will Fill You Up

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Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us

Today is Earth Day, but it’s one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this day as the “International …