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Unless You're Using 1 of These 6 Bug Repellants, You're Basically Asking for Zika

Some products barely work, according to the newest research.<p>Now that experts are saying Zika can be sexually transmitted for longer than previously thought, you have even more reason to avoid mosquitoes like it's your job. While the smartest strategy is to steer clear of areas where Zika-carrying …

Environmental Health

6 easy ways you can help save the bees

Busy as a bee is an accurate statement.<p>According to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization working to protect bees, 75% of the world's food crop depends on at least one pollinator, such as the honeybee. (California's pollinator-dependent crop value is about $12 billion a year.)<p>That's a lot …

Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers on Reforming Religion, Why Trump Must Be Stopped

The United Methodist Church’s top policy-making body continues to discuss a number of issues concerning the church during its general conference in …

Civil Rights

Peter Capaldi: A New Companion For Doctor Who Has Been Cast

Speaking to a Brazilian website, Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi noted that the BBC has cast a new companion for the Doctor, and we should know very …

I'm a Sanders supporter. Here are 7 ways Clinton could win my vote | Kate Aronoff

If Hillary Clinton stopped taking money from the 1% and had a vision for a new economy, that would be a start<p>Should the general election boil down to a Clinton-Trump showdown, Hillary will have to fight for the vote of Bernie Sanders supporters, not expect it – especially as Sanders supporters …

Is it easier to be a lesbian than a straight woman in the tech industry?

Women at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit talked about their experiences blending in with the tech bros – but that doesn’t always mean equality<p>Over this past weekend, something strange and a little funny happened in Silicon Valley: 1,600 lesbians held their third and largest annual tech conference to …

Chocolate Crunch Bars

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips<br>• 2 cups puffed brown-rice cereal<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or saucepan on the stove top over low heat. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave by …

Dessert

6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

China's castle-like 'Hogwarts' school just graduated its first class

The gigantic grey towers, stone walls and turrets of the Hebei Academy of Fine Arts' castle complex dominate surrounding wheat fields near Xinle city in northern China.<p>The university, which has more than 8,000 students, made headlines last year when overseas media compared its new campus building …

The best colleges for your money may not be what you think they are

According to a projected forecast from the research firm PayScale, public universities will provide a significantly higher financial return on investment than their private counterparts.<p>Already, "public colleges (as a group) out-perform private colleges for financial ROI by 13%," they write. In …

6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition

In an article on Sunday, The New York Times detailed, somewhat self-reflexively, the trials and tribulations of family-owned corporations after Rupert Murdoch announced that he was handing the reins of 20th Century Fox to his son James.<p>The article detailed perilous transitions at various mega-sized …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b>Russia says it will build up its forces if the US decides to store military equipment in NATO states on Russia's border.<p><b>2.</b> Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate and second in command of the global terror network, may have died in a US strike.<p><b>3.</b> An Italian magazine leaked a …

Parenting In The Wilderness