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18 Snacks (and 6 Podcasts) to Get You to and through Memorial Day

Long weekends (with Memorial Day kicking off a whole season of them) mean getting out of town: You'll be guiding the car to a faraway friend's house, or heading out on a hike, or staying home and getting as far away as you can from your daily routine (meet you in the park?). And wherever you go and …

13 Creative Wedding Decor Ideas to Inspire Your Summer Nuptials

It seems like with every wedding season, the quest for new and surprising decor moments to dazzle guests begins anew. It can begin to feel like everything has been done, so when we come across some creative new ideas—or particularly stunning iterations of classic standbys—we take note. Sure, we’ve …

How to feed a happy, healthy gut

If you ever feel like it’s you against the world, consider how your gut microbiota feels. Your genes and your environment interact constantly, and your gut is the largest meeting point. On security duty is your microbiota, the collection of about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes that live …

Wellness

Mountain goats, beavers and whooping cranes are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

10 Popular Wedding Flowers and the Meanings Behind Them

Throughout history and mythology, flowers have emerged as symbols of everything from purity and faithfulness to wisdom and joy. And there is no …

Exclusive: This draft chapter for a Unesco report on the Great Barrier Reef warned that it was ‘poor and deteriorating’ and ‘assailed by multiple threats’ but the Australian government asked for it to be pulled<p>• Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention<p><b>This</b> …

Climate Change

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

These photos of orphaned baby sloths in Costa Rica have melted our hearts

Daenerys Targaryen may be the Mother of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, but Sam Trull is the Mother of Sloths in real life – which is much cooler, right?<p>Trull is the co-founder and Sloth Director (coolest title ever?) of The Sloth Institute located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. She’s lived there since …

Found: A Rare ‘Werewolf’ Kitten Born Without a Breeder

A Lykoi kitten, with a naturally occurring mutation, was found in South Africa.<p>Here’s Eyona. (Photo: TEARS Animal Rescue)<p>In Cape Town, South Africa, …

Exploring The Many Faces Of Portland, OR

Portland can be weird (NE District)And it can be green (Forest Park)I can barely believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since we got to Portland. Of course …

33 spots all Bay Area kids should visit to get close to nature

The Bay Area is brimming with natural beauty, providing families with an amazing outdoor playground filled with delights.<p>A hike along the coast might lead to a whale sighting or a walk through the woods means looking up into the tops of trees that are among the tallest on the planet.<p>It's the …

Three Adventures off the Coast of Los Angeles for $150 or Less

When most people think of Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis littered with palm trees and star-studded sidewalks comes to mind. However, look beyond the glitz and glam and you may discover Catalina, an island teeming with opportunities for adventure—located just 26 miles from southern California’s …

California moves to end unprecedented water restrictions

A greener yard and a more leisurely shower just might be in your future.<p>State officials, in a policy shift that reflects California’s easing drought conditions, decided Wednesday to scrap the emergency conservation mandates that have forced cities and towns to cut water use as much as 36 percent, …

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Galvanized Buckets

Add a touch of rustic charm to your decor with these DIY projects.<p>Buckets and washtubs may become your new decorating staple.

Crafting

Confirmed: Sugar Gliders are the Cutest, and Can Be Tricked into Gliding

If you’ve never seen a sugar glider before, prepare to squee. The tiny marsupials get their name from the folds of skin that line their limbs, …

Rebellious Dog Snuck Out Of The House To Hang With His Friends At Doggie Daycare

When Tonia Mostellar received a phone call shortly after she left her house, she was probably a little surprised to hear the owner of her local …

Ideas for Pallet Garden

I think that a lot of work has been done on the ideas for pallet garden. We have had countless pallet garden ideas in many of our previous projects …

7 Portable, Healthy Lunches That Are Totally Insta-Worthy

We found a few healthy lunch recipe pins that will inspire you to jazz up your midday meals with cute Mason jars and other creative touches. The best …

Photos from Life Off the Grid in a Sustainable Commune

In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, a member of an Oregon-based sustainable community photographed a dozen or so residents who live off-the-grid and survive together using only materials readily available to them on their 40-acre land...<p>In this week's edition of First-Person Shooter …

26 Stories You Need To Read On Mother's Day

These are stories by and about mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers: the women who gave us our lives and taught us how to live them.<p>"It was disorienting to realize that I had reached adulthood without really getting to know my own mother. But over a year I spent at home after a bad breakup, I …

Parenting

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Rare 1907 photos show West Coast in brilliant color

Check out these rare photos to follow the "road of a thousand wonders," along the California coast on the Southern Pacific Railroad.<p>The above images from 1907 start in Los Angeles, and work their way up to Oregon. There are over a hundred stops along the way, including Ojai, San Luis Obispo, Santa …

Get ready for Mercury's rare transit of the sun on May 9

It's been nearly a decade since the closest planet to the sun sneaked between Earth and our blazing star. The European Space Agency says Mercury "boasts fascinating surface geology, including countless craters, ridges, highlands, plains, mountains and valleys," but you won't be able to see any of …

Astronomy

The Devil: Understanding the Root of Evil - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Article

For thousands of years, different religions have worshipped deities and seen them as benevolent creators and protectors. But many also have believed that divine goodness has a dark counterpart. They see evil as being personified by evil supernatural beings who aim to lead humanity astray.<p>These …

Heroic Scientists Want to Clean Up Cow Farts to Save the Planet

Most of us consider farts to be little more than a mild embarrassment. But cow farts (and burps) are a scourge upon the Earth, releasing …

Methane

Poop Transplants: Why And -- Cringe -- How Doctors Perform Them

The poop transplant procedure could be taking on new applications in the wake of a new study. Here's why this research is so important.<p>Poop …

Microbiology

Trinity scientists reveal origin of Earth's oldest crystals - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The tiny crystals probably formed in huge impact craters not long after Earth formed, some 4 billion years ago<p>DUBLIN, IRELAND, Thursday April 28th, …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In fact, Steve Jobs famously trained his brain using Zen mindfulness …

Sale of Banksy art in L.A. brings new cred to ‘street’ artists

A collection of works by elusive street artist Banksy goes on the block in Los Angeles this weekend, and pre-auction bids put a six-figure starting …