37 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | @Pondfeather | Keep up with feathers on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “feathers”


Work at Home Job Listings

Search Work-at-home Jobs Nationwide!<p>Need a job where you can work from home? Need to set your own hours? Try our quick search of work-at-home …

Blue-Eyed Hunter-Gatherers Roamed Prehistoric Europe, Gene Map Reveals

Some ancient peoples in Spain 7,000 years ago had blue eyes and dark skin.<p>Apologies to Frank Sinatra, but the real Ol' Blue Eyes has been found—a 7,000-year-old Spaniard whose fossil genes reveal that early Europeans sported blue eyes and dark skin.<p>Mapping the blue-eyed boy's genes is part of …

Wild Cats of the Forest

Wildlife<p><i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>The …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

5 Animals That Are Awesome Architects

Wildlife<p><b>Humans aren’t the only animals that build intricate homes and other structures: The animal kingdom abounds with talented architects.</b><p>From dams to nests to body armor, these feats of animal ingenuity will blow your mind—and perhaps inspire you to get up off that couch.<p><b>Beavers</b><p>Beavers might be …

Elephant Photobombs Tourists: How’d It Happen?

<b>Move over, Banff ground squirrel—there’s a new photo crasher in town.</b><p>An African bull elephant snuck up behind tourists in an undated photo taken in Wedza, Zimbabwe, in “the photobomb of a lifetime,” according to a statement from Barcroft Media.<p>The five women failed to see the seven-ton animal …

Everything You Want to Know About Super Bowl Ads But Are Too Embarrassed to Ask

Human Journey<p>Super Bowl ads are often more entertaining than the game. And they always raise questions, many of which fall in National Geographic’s areas of expertise. Here are answers to burning questions you may have about Doberman-Chihuahua puppies, groin injuries, and more.<p><b>Puppy Love</b><p>Could a …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs

Wildlife<p>A family of groundhogs—otherwise known as woodchucks. Photograph by W. Perry Conway, Corbis<p><b>This Sunday is Groundhog Day, which means that eyes that aren’t glued to the Super Bowl will be trained on Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and the verdict of its most famous resident: occasional</b> …

Woolly Mammoths Wiped Out by Grass Invasion?

Tundra and steppe turning to less-nutritious grasses may have contributed to extinction of ancient Arctic beasts.<p>Grasslands suddenly spreading across the Arctic about 10,000 years ago helped killed off the woolly mammoth and other prehistoric mammals, suggests a study of ancient Arctic …

New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients.<p>The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren't all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with …

Testing the Genetic Diversity of College Students in New York City

Two-hundred university students trudged through the snowy New York City streets to swab their cheeks and trace their ancient ancestry with the Genographic Project on Monday evening at the American Museum of Natural History.<p>Students from over eight local Universities were given the unique …

Oldest Human Footprints Found Outside of Africa

A chance encounter on a rainy beach in southeast England uncovered the oldest known human footprints found outside of Africa.<p>As a group of ancient humans walked across a muddy beach in England nearly a million years ago, little did they know that one day, their footsteps would thrill modern …

Women's rights country by country - interactive

<b>Nikki van der Gaag:</b> Things have certainly improved for women, but at the top of both industry and government the faces remain stubbornly male

8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For

Eye-Catching Laundry Room Shelving Ideas

Are you looking to add <b>shelving</b> to your laundry room? Kate here, and if you read Decoist on a regular basis, you probably know that I’ve been a bit …

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Interior Design

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design

Small Space Decorating Dos and Don'ts

Fix your decorating mistakes.<p>What's the biggest mistake people make with a small space? Six designers share their decorating tips and design ideas.

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

Readers' Real Home Makeover Ideas

Reader-tested tips to update a room.<p>We asked you to post ideas for transforming a room on House Beautiful's Facebook page. Here are some favorites.

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Home Automation

Easy projects to do this weekend: 10 power tool-free IKEA hacks --> http://apttherapy.com/1fVgTEq

DIY decor: Make an easy, quick succulent pot today! --> http://apttherapy.com/1h0fDD1

5 Tips for Hallway Storage

Get your space organized.<p>Make most of a limited space with these simple but effective ways to banish clutter forever.<p><b>Slim Down</b>In a corridor-like entrance, stash shoes or outerwear in a closet, or chest of drawers, that's wide and tall, but not very deep. It will keep the maximum amount of …


Sara Ruffin Costello Shares 5 Ways to Dress Your Bed

Our February guest editor shows us how to instantly refresh your bed.<p>Guest editor Sara Ruffin Costello drops in on five New Orleans friends and shows that sometimes all it takes to liven up a bedroom is a fresh change of bedding.<p><b>Watch the video to see more >></b><p>-----<p><b>Plus:</b> <br>Dream Designer Bedrooms >>75+ …