Norma S Carpenter

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For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors

Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria. And while the Alps may be a particularly fine place to hike, a vigorous walk in the woods or paths near home …

Exercise

8 essential items to help you ride out a storm

Apocalypse later.<p>For most of us, an elaborate doomsday bunker is overkill. But, when facing down a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or whatever Mother Nature flings at you, a little preparation can save you from a real-life version of the grocery store frenzy in an end time zombie flick. Start with …

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney and Changed Music Forever

On July 6, 1957—60 years ago today—John met Paul. And music was never the same.<p>If you’re someone whose heart harbors notions of true romanticism, you …

Explore Easter Island's Lesser Known Natural Wonders

From extinct volcanoes to idyllic islets, discover four stunning landscapes across the Chilean territory.<p>Although Easter Island is known for its mysterious <i>moai</i> statues, the remote Polynesian island has much more to explore. About 42 percent of this island is Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage …

Travel Photography

Unexpectedly Beautiful Photographs of Catholic Confessionals

Michael Kenna's series about the most secret spaces of northern Italian churches is on display in London now, and it's completely …

Japanese Art Aquarium in Pictures

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Geology

A Cold War Summit Offers Lessons for Trump Before Putin Meeting

A new president inexperienced in the intricacies of superpower politics meets his Russian rival for the first time. There are disputes over Crimea, nuclear weapons and completely different conceptions of an acceptable status quo as Washington and Moscow vie for global influence. The Americans …

The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

Can we count on Donald Trump to respond calmly and carefully to North Korea's provocations, including the recent blastoff of what appears to be an …

Why Won't the Democrats Challenge Trump on North Korea?

The lesson of the Iraq War is that progressives must challenge the GOP’s hawkish maximalism regardless of the political cost.<p>On domestic policy, the Democratic Party is moving left. On foreign policy, the Democratic Party barely exists. Yes, Democrats like climate change agreements and oppose …

North Korea

Poll: Fewer than 4-in-10 voters back GOP health bill

Just 38 percent of voters approve of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted before Senate leaders pulled the latest version of their bill in an effort to win over more GOP votes.<p>That's fewer than the 45 percent who disapprove …

Three numbers to understand the CBO report on Senate Republicans’ health-care bill

If Republicans' attempts to roll back the Affordable Care Act were a chicken crossing the road, it would be, like, halfway across. And Monday is a big day for Republicans'<p>chickenhealth-care bill to get to the other side.<p>Congress's nonpartisan budget crunchers at the Congressional Budget Office …

Poll shows U.S. tumbling in world’s regard under Trump

BERLIN — President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday.<p>But in the survey of 37 countries, Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As …

Political Science

The ‘Resistance’ Lost On Health Care In The House. Can It Win In The Senate?

Keeping Sen. Dean Heller in the “no” column would be a good first step.<p>At a press conference on Friday, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, a …

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey …

Republicans

Photo Of The Day by Michael Morse

Photo By Michael MorseToday’s Photo Of The Day is “One Of The Greats” by Michael Morse. Location: Roberts, Idaho.“This great horned owl was perched …

16 Incredibly Beautiful Aerial Pictures Of The American West

America the beautiful is even more stunning at 15,000 feet.<p>Niaz Uddin's pictures, taken from extraordinary heights, capture breathtaking bird's-eye perspectives of the American West. BuzzFeed News spoke with Uddin about how he got started in aerial photography and what motivates him as an …

An Ultra-Luxurious $50 Million Canadian Home That’s Anything But Rustic Photos

My Imaginarium – Works With Some Magic

My work of 2016 with some magic.

A Polished New York Apartment with Family-Friendly Style

Designer Ashley Darryl creates a comfortable and inviting home with a laid-back approach to minimalism<p>In New York, everything has a past life. It's not uncommon to find a restaurant in a former bank (hello, Capitale) or a bar in a onetime police station; SoHo's cast-iron edifices were transformed …

Interior Design