Michelle Wang

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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry

9 Vegetarian Meatball Recipes Because Vegballs Should Be a Thing

Meatballs are a tried-and-true comfort food and sound even better in the chilly winter months when all we need is something warm, stat. And since we …

Vegan

Fitness Influencer Emily Skye Shares Her 3 Best Tips for Blasting Belly Fat

Australian fitness star Emily Skye has a super-toned stomach, and she’s sharing the three things she does to blast belly fat and maintain a muscular …

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

Hungry? Here Are 4 Healthy Snacks So Yummy You'll Forget They're Good for You

Healthy snacks that are tasty and low in sugar are fairly hard to come by. Packaged varieties might have convenience going for them, but their hidden …

Isha Datar is Creating a Path Forward for Alternative Animal Protein

The 28-year-old director of the nonprofit New Harvest is helping to build a foundation of research for cellular agriculture in America.<p>Isha Datar has …

Agriculture

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

A Hobbit-style apartment building rises in Japan

Green roofs for days<p>If hobbit homes were conceived as apartment complexes, they’d look like this new project completed in Takamatsu, Japan by architect Keita Nagata. Built over two and a half years, the five-unit building follows the mountainside site’s hilly terrain, piling one residence over …

Architecture

11 Ways to Power Up Your Weight-Loss Hormones

It’s as easy as making tiny tweaks to what you eat.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by Natasha Turner, Naturopathic Doctor, author of The Hormone Boost and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness.<p>Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or …

India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy

We have to slowly fix our economy to make it more sustainable. Growing countries like India could avoid the mistakes the first time.<p>As sleeping economic giants like India grow, the worry is they’ll take on the same bad habits as advanced countries: the same diets, the same levels of car use, the …

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe’s largest port–threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry–has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Shift Happens, one PB&J at a time

<i>Chip Giller is founder and CEO of that crazy organization Grist.</i><p>Every day since the election, I’ve awoken in the fetal position and thought: …

Puget Sound

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Flourless chocolate cake with Irish-coffee cream recipe

A rich, dense chocolate cake to serve with whisky-laced whipped cream<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>INGREDIENT</b><p>320g (11½oz) plain chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids), broken into pieces<br>• 160g (5½oz) butter<br>• 145g (5oz) caster sugar<br>• 5 medium eggs, separated<br>• 40g (1½oz) ground almonds<br>• icing-sugar for dusting<p><b>for the cream</b><p>½ tbsp …

What Will We Eat In 2030?

The future of food is a contested space, with multiple competing ideas about how the future will evolve. The growing human population, with a significantly increasing global middle class, will be the engine of increasing global demand. Historically, increasing wealth has led to changing consumption …

Agriculture

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin<br>• 1/2 cup butter, melted<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar<br>• 2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice<br>• 1 tsp baking powder<br>• 1/2 …

These are the World's Healthiest Spices

Spices were some of the most valuable ingredients in the ancient and medieval world. Folk practitioners and herbalists have used plant remedies for …

5 Sure Signs You're on the Road to Happiness | Inc.com

A friend once told me, "Sometimes you don't have to say any words--you just know when things are right." While I greatly appreciate her trust in human intuition, there are moments when words are indeed quite necessary.<p>Are you on the road to happiness? What does your gut tell you? Here are 5 sure …

Happiness

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

Healthy Eating

8 High-Protein Vegan Snacks You Can Take With You Anywhere

It’s easy to eat healthy vegan snacks at home when your fridge and cupboards are filled with delicious food. But outside of your home, it can be …

Gut Gastronomy: recipes to heal your digestive system

Done the 5:2 diet? Try this restorative regime to improve digestion, perk up skin, hair and nails - and lose weight<p>In a world that increasingly questions where food comes from, and how it is grown or reared, there’s never been a more important time to take an interest in what you put in your …

Wellness

soliloquy

Project info<p>www.kazunorinagashima.com<p>The independent modern woman is described in tones of perceptively lyrical and surreal feeling throughout the series, with the mood of the central character filling the air.<br>Each photograph encourages a sense of space, context and story.<br>The cool and warmth of the …

The Arts

From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?<p><b>1. Banana Pancakes</b><p>Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The …

Breakfast

Political chocolate bars offer a tasty angle on the US election – in pictures

Washington-based Design Army, run by Jake and Pum Lefebure, have created The (Very) Political Collection, a series of US election-themed chocolate bars

Tea Party

Britain's 10 most spectacular hikes

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

Cape Town

Travel Tales: The Salt Pyramids of Bonaire

The salt pyramids of Bonaire<p>Bonaire is a tiny 112 square mile island in the Leeward Antilles of the central Caribbean. It lies about 60 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Along with its neighbors Curaçao and Aruba, it forms the "ABC" islands. Formerly part of the Netherland Antilles, it became a …

West Indies

8 Delicious Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories

When it comes to weeknight dinners, usually something's gotta give. Maybe you whip up a quick meal, but it's not that healthy. Or you take the time to make a healthy dinner, but it's not that satisfying. But these eight dishes have it all: They're fast, flavorful <i>and</i> fewer than 400 calories per …

Cooking