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What You Think You Know About Animals? Probably Not True

Unfaithful penguins, blood-red hippos, and randy pandas: In the wild, animals are not always how we imagine them.<p>From Aristotle to Disney, humans have interpreted animal behavior as a reflection of our own moral and cultural values, seeing sloths as sinful or penguins as paragons of family values. …

Chimpanzees

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This geodesic dome greenhouse project & chicken coop cost $475 to build

<b>Thanks to careful scrounging and salvaging, a Danish design student was able to cheaply build a "self-sufficient" dome for use as a greenhouse.</b><p>As …

Farming

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

The major difference between organic and non-organic foods shows up in your pee

While peer-reviewed studies can tell you what compounds you can avoid by going organic, they might not explain what the bottom line is in terms of your health. They certainly cannot tell you whether it's worth a price premium to buy organic foods.<p>Here's what we do know: if you eat non-organic …

4 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Go on Retreat at Least Once a Year | Inc.com

You've started a successful company. Everything is going great, revenues are climbing at a steady clip, you're expanding the business and hiring more people. What should you do to keep your business on track?<p>Leave. Not forever, just for a week or so. Getting away from day-to-day problem solving …

Yoga

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

[section]Remembering back to my first solo traveling experience—unexpectedly extending a week long trip to Costa Rica by one additional week after my …

Solo Travel

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Discovery Channel's 'Hawaii' Shows Just How Amazing The Islands Are

“It was nature’s greatest experiment in evolution, an experiment that asked a big question: What would happen if you put the world’s most active volcano in the wettest place on the planet, and then made it all so remote, that everything that happened here happened in complete isolation from the …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Landscape Photography

25 Secrets To A Lasting Marriage

<i>By Julie D. Andrews for YourTango.com</i><p>These real-life couples have been in the marriage trenches and they're still laughing, smiling and having a ball. Here, their secrets to making love last for the long haul.<p>"We're best friends. You really have to like each other to last. When the sex becomes less …

20 Indispensable Resources for Solo Travelers

Traveling alone can be daunting, especially if it is your first time. But there is really no need to fear. Quite the contrary; traveling solo can be …

The Female Guide to Traveling Solo in Muslim Countries

[section]Mysterious spice markets, medieval town centers, the solitude of the desert... You are a fiercely independent girl that is not afraid to …

Asia Travel

What Trolls Are Doing to Our Politics, Our Culture... Our Brains

As one who writes cultural commentary and political news for a living, I'm often knee-deep in the churning world around me, obligated by virtue of my job description to pay attention, make note, keep fingers on various pulses of stories that often stir reaction and debate. Which means I'm privy to …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

10 Countries to Traverse by Foot

[section]Gracing many a traveler’s bucket list, the lofty aspiration of crossing a country on foot is a tempting challenge for the adventurous. …

Hiking

Magnificent Examples of Water Drop Photography by Corrie White

Water drop photography is an art form. There are so many different ways, techniques and combinations one can explore in creating the most unique and …

Landscape Photography

Why Travel Long-Term? An Open Letter to Loved Ones

<b>The most asked question.</b><p>The easiest to answer. The hardest to make other people understand the answer to.<p>Why?<p>Why would we, home owners, parents of …

Parenting

A Classic Round the World Trip

[section]<i>Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal. Getting outside the box of the typical one and two week vacation. In today's</i> …

South America

Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How a Deal Came Together to Save the Filibuster<br>• Florida's Problem with Racial Politics Go Far Past …

Gel plumps up spine's shock absorbers - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A new biomaterial that changes from a liquid to a gel after …

Physiology

How to Travel the World for Free

Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa in southern Spain, a 10th century manor in rural Ireland, and more. We've lived a quick walk from a Caribbean beach, on the edge of a lake in the midwest, and are soon off to experience the Highlands of Scotland.<p>And for …

Budget Travel by Bike: How You Can Do It for $14 Per Day

[section]You’ve been bitten. The travel bug has taken root in your soul. You long for idyllic temples floating in oceans of jungle, beaches with just …

Budget Travel

New York Gets a New Surfing Film Festival (Preview Films)

SMASH FEST 1 is a monthlong series of film, art, and community events that will span the New York area, from Brooklyn to Long Beach, Montauk, and Rockaway Beach. It will bring to life all of what SMASH stands for—surf, movies, art, shaping, history. The film festival will also be the first …

Bending Pixels: Fun Things You Can Do With Panorama Stitching Software

One of the great workflow possibilities that was opened up by the advent of digital photography is the ability to easily create panoramic images. …

The Eight Most Annoying Travelers You’ll Meet on the Road

It has been said that “travel broadens the mind,” but this is a bit simplistic and isn’t always the case. Nor is it true that all travelers possess a …

Taj Mahal

J-Bay Goes Nuclear

Construction on a proposed power plant by J-Bay could start as soon as next year, and would operate starting in 2022. Photo: Grambeau<p>The proposed …

South Africa