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Boulder, Colorado, unanimously votes to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

Three months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, reignited the debate around assault weapons and …

Guns

Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America's groceries

America’s sustainable food movement has been steadily growing, challenging consumers to truly consider where our food comes from, and inspiring people to farm, eat local, and rethink our approaches to food policy. But at the same time, the movement is predominantly white, and often neglects the …

Urban Agriculture

EWG Releases 2018 “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Lists

Here are the most contaminated — and cleanest — fruits and veggies.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its 2018 “Dirty Dozen” and …

Scott Pruitt

Jobs for everyone: What is universal employment?

It's getting less controversial to suggest that everyone should have a job.<p>For years, two ideas have percolated among the farther reaches of the …

Three hostages freed in Southwest Cameroon

The Cameroonian army has released three hostages in the South West of the country.<p>The three include a Tunisian and two Cameroonians ,employees of a …

The Librarian at the Nexus of the Harlem Renaissance

Regina Anderson ate shrimp with W.E.B. Du Bois and let Zora Neale Hurston sleep on her couch.<p>You might not know about Regina Anderson, but you’ve …

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

5 Metabolism-Boosting Foods

1<p>Spicy Food<p>If you’re one of those people who pours hot sauce on <i>everything</i>, you may unknowingly be helping your body burn fat. Research has shown that …

Nutrition

6 Cheap Vacation Ideas for Families

Cheap Vacation Ideas for Your Family<p>Updated March 14, 2018<p>Hitting the road for a family vacation doesn’t have to hit your bank account hard. Here are …

11 Things Traveling on a Plane Does to Your Body

Your skin loses moisture<p>Another effect of airplane air is dry skin. “Dehydration can lead to dry skin and cracked lips, although most exposure on …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation (Video)

It’s the eve of your departure — the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

The World's Most Dangerous Countries for US Travellers Have Been Revealed

While everyone’s a tad obsessed with the concept of the adrenaline junkie, even the most experienced, brave (and at times reckless) travellers know …

I Can’t Move on From Amy Winehouse: The charm of self-destructive celebrities

I was sweating in my all-black funeral-style garb as I climbed the hill to the Jewish Museum of Australia. The lobby was quiet and cool, not just in …

4 Period Symptoms No One Ever Talks About

As if cramps and mood swings weren't enough.<p>What do being moody, getting cramps, and feeling exhausted all have in common? You guessed it: your …

10 Organic Foods That Aren’t Worth Buying

Why Buy Organic?<p>The benefits of eating organic foods–from lower pesticide exposure to environmental impact–are well-known. But let’s be honest: …

17 Healthy Foods That Are Actually Dangerous to Overeat

More isn't always better, even when it comes to healthy foods.<p>First off, it's worth highlighting that most people don't even come <i>close</i> to getting as …

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular bottled water brands found that more than 90% contained tiny pieces of plastic. A previous study also found high levels of …

Pollution

Manhattan Landlords Race to Fill Apartments in Declining Market

Apartment rents are dropping in Manhattan. So is the patience of landlords.<p>Units that found tenants in February spent an average of just 34 days on …

You Can Make These Oatmeal Protein Cookies In 20 Minutes Flat

These oatmeal cookies use Greek yogurt and protein powder to balance out the sweet stuff.<p>Switch up your go-to snack with these blueberry lemon …

Here are the last things Stephen Hawking wrote on Reddit

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have passed away Wednesday morning, but the legacy he left will be felt for many years to come.<p>Once the …

Einstein made his share of errors. Here are three of the biggest

Lucky for us, he was a persistent sort.<p>Even people who know little about Albert Einstein’s work know he was brilliant — so clever that his name is synonymous with genius. Of course, the mind that gave us the theory of general relativity, the 1915 masterwork that sealed Einstein’s scientific …

Physics

Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travelers, but no one came

In 2009, Stephen Hawking ran an experiment that required champagne, balloons, and hors d'oeuvres, to demonstrate that backward time travel probably …

How Einstein Lost His Bearings, and With Them, General Relativity

By 1913, Albert Einstein had nearly completed general relativity. But a simple mistake set him on a tortured, two-year reconsideration of his theory. …

What Did Stephen Hawking Do? The Physicist's 5 Biggest Achievements

Some of his biggest achievements were hard to measure.<p>On Wednesday, world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died at age 76 in his home in …

25 Super Effective Tips To Lose Belly Fat (Scientifically Proven)

Body fat is unattractive, makes clothes feel tighter, lowers your self-esteem and harms your health. If you see fat on your waist you are looking at …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Ellen DeGeneres Just Gave 'This Is Us' Star Mandy Moore the Perfect Housewarming Gift

<b>WARNING: This Is Us spoilers ahead.</b><p>We may or may not have been following practically every step of <i>This Is Us</i> star Mandy Moore's kitchen renovation, thanks to her thoughtfully chronicled Instagram Stories, but alas, the renovation is over, and Mandy has a brand-new kitchen. Although we've yet to be …

Mid-Century modern

Ready Thy Passports: You Can Now Fly to Iceland for Just $99

It’s the end of February and we’re in serious need of an escape to look forward to.<p>One affordable option? Iceland.<p>WOW Air, an Icelandic airline, is …

5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Rome for Less

A visit to the Eternal City with all the bells and whistles doesn’t have to put a big dent in your wallet, says Simone Amorico, a native Roman and a co-owner of Access Italy, a company that sells luxury trips to Italy.<p>“If you know where to stay, dine and shop and when to visit, you can come to Rome …

Italy