Phyllis Guster

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Bring butterflies and hummingbirds home with a single plant

The humble scarlet beebalm (<i>Monarda didyma</i>) has a lot to recommend it, especially in eastern North America, where it originated. This easy-care perennial not only attracts bees to your garden, but butterflies and hummingbirds also find it irresistible. It’s a welcome addition to a perennial garden, …

11 Signs You Might Have A High-Functioning Anxiety Disorder & Don't Even Realize It

When we think of anxiety disorders, we often think of a stereotype of someone dealing with debilitating emotions that leave them cuddled up on their …

A world in a jar: potted landscape photography – in pictures

After becoming a father two years ago, Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander started feeling nostalgic about his own childhood. He began photographing landscapes that reminded him of growing up in rural Finland, and using double-exposure photography – and no digital manipulation such as …

Photography

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Serious photographers know that even the best camera phones can't compete with a DSLR. Provided you know how to use one, that is. The myriad knobs, …

Grow Potatoes in Pots or Growing Bags

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully …

Gardening

I Tested Your Best Camping Hacks And This Is What Happened

There was ~some~ food on fire.

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost -- and How Much Money Do They Save?

Much like electric cars, solar panels once seemed "alternative," even fanciful -- but are now soaring into the mainstream with ear-popping speed. There have been a lot of recent changes in the technology, bringing the price way down. And with the promise of lower energy bills, it's no wonder that …

How John Hersey's Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb

<b>At the end of this month 70 years will have passed since the publication of a magazine story hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written. Headlined simply Hiroshima, the 30,000-word article by John Hersey had a massive impact, revealing the full horror of nuclear weapons to the</b> …

16 of the most beautifully odd & useful places on the internet that you didn't know existed

From the weird and wondrous to the mesmerizing yet educational and useful, check out these wonders of the internet that you probably haven’t …

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …

Atheist Professor Gives Chelsea Handler a Great Example of How Religion Controls Women’s Sexuality

August 9, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>On a recent episode of <i>Chelsea</i> on Netflix, <b>Chelsea Handler</b> spoke with a couple of celebrities about their religious …

10 Reasons I Am An Atheist

Recent debate here in Australia, in the U.S. and around the Western world has been focussed on immigration and religious intolerance. The minor …

Religion

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

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This Tool Kit Contains All You Need For A Two-Acre, Off-The-Grid Farm

Farm from a Box generates solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood.<p>While some social enterprises try to solve the problem of food security with cheaper groceries or redistributing wasted food, one startup is taking a different …

10 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Will Survive (And Thrive) This Brutal Summer

These beauties will survive and thrive in the heat.<p>We hear it's going to be one hot summer, people. Prepare your garden for the temps to come by choosing flowers that are super tolerant of extreme heat, harsh sunlight and dry soil.

Mila Kunis Goes Makeup-Free For ‘Glamour’ Because She Doesn’t Care What You Think

It has been proven time and time again that people think Mila Kunis is a babe. On top of being a talented actress and comedienne, Kunis also manages to balance her career with being a wife and mother, all while avoiding the public eye. To promote her new movie, <i>Bad Moms</i>, Kunis sat down with <i>Glamour</i> …

Game of Thrones

7 mental tricks to stop worrying about what other people think

In fact, scientists in one study found that the reward center in people's brains was active when they were told that someone approved their taste in music.<p>It's only a problem when you're <i>consumed</i> by worries about your reputation — when every decision about what to wear, who to hang out with, and …

Homemade Salves for Every Household: Simple Salve Method - Health and Wellness

Simple Salve Method<p>Ingredients:<p>• 1/2 ounce beeswax<br>• 1 cup herbal oil<br>• Vitamin E or rosemary antioxidant (extract)—optional<p>Instructions:<p>1. Use a …

Homemade

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Immune System

#Gardening : Air Purifying House Plants

Gardening<p>The air in our homes is trapped by our walls, even if we keep the windows open at times, there is always going to a lingering toxin in our …

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Scientists Discover Early Detection Tests for Alzheimer’s

Previously, scientists were led to believe that Alzheimer’s was unable to be detected until a very late stage of progression, making treatment of the …

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 7-day meal plan.<p>The …

Healthy Eating

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Here is an all-too-common scenario: <i>Jeff and Mary put the kids to bed and settle down for the night to watch television. Jeff has his smartphone at his bedside and keeps checking email, social media, texts and the baseball scores while Mary checks her work emails, plays Words With Friends and checks</i> …

Iced Latte at Home

A classic drink made cool<p>The latte is one of the most iconic espresso drinks, favored for its frothy foam topping. In this refreshing iced version, …

Coffee