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G7 minus two: Leaders agree to ocean plastics charter

Five of the G7 nations, without the US and Japan, have agreed to an ocean plastics charter. But will such non-binding measures be enough for the …

Pollution

Animal rescue workers capture moment orangutan tries to defend its home from loggers

Animal rescue workers captured the moment a orangutan attempted to stop loggers destroying its habitat in West Borneo.<p>The ape was filmed clinging to a tree as it was felled in the Ketapang District and then grabbing onto a digger as it moved in.<p>Two members from International Animal Rescue’s (IAR) …

Animal Rescue

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

I Approached a Struggling Mom in Public, and Her Reaction Totally Threw Me

I'll never forget the day I approached a struggling mom in the grocery store. I had my daughter with me and in the cart while my son was at school. We strolled the aisles, and my 2-year-old quietly helped me pick out the fresh produce and dairy that was on my list. For once, my strong-willed and …

Parenting

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small?<p>“Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker …

Housing

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer, or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. …

Washington State

Listen to These 5 Podcasts Before They Become TV Shows

Podcasts have taken the world by storm in recent years. The resurgence to audio programming has officially made its way to the mainstream thanks to …

TV shows

Instagram and your mental health: the big picture

<i>Mental Health: Beyond Awareness is a five-day campaign asking what we can do for mental health issues beyond "raising awareness". Young people are more aware of mental health issues than ever, but our services are broken, the internet is stressing us out, and self-medication is on the rise.</i> <i>Who is</i> …

Mental Health

The Ancient Forests That Have Defied Urbanization

In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.<p>After the Interstate Highway System was authorized in 1956, planners decided that I-40 would link Tennessee’s big cities, from Knoxville to …

Ecology

Removing shoes when entering the house could help people stay slim, scientists claim

Removing shoes when entering the house and swapping carpet for wooden floors could help people stay slim because it prevents environmental chemicals accumulating in the house, scientists have claimed.<p>According to new research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology in Barcelona, everyday …

Carbon Emissions

1,100 economists warn that Trump is repeating one of the biggest mistakes of the Great Depression

Over 1,100 leading economists sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the president to reverse course on recent trade tactics — lest the US repeat one of the biggest mistakes of the Great Depression.<p>The letter, organized by the conservative-leaning National Taxpayers Union, warned that …

PTA Culture and Mom Guilt: How to Survive

If you are like most mothers, every time you say no to a PTA request or a school volunteer opportunity, you find yourself slipping into the deep, …

5 Important Leadership Lessons You Learn From Being a Parent

For one group of surprising experts, skills learned on the job lend themselves to leadership and workplace savvy. Here are five key traits they have that entrepreneurs can learn from.<p>Entrepreneurs are constantly deriving inspiration from outside sources--whether biomimicry, geometry, language …

Roll Red Roll Is One of the Most Horrifying Documentaries I’ve Ever Watched, and Everybody Needs to See It

This in-depth look at the Steubenville rape case is as brutal as it should be mandatory.<p>When the Steubenville High School rape case swept the country …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

More people are blaming the opioid crisis on drug companies

Pharmaceutical companies are shouldering a greater share of the blame for the opioid crisis, according to a new Survey Monkey/Axios poll, although …

Scotland bans bargain-basement booze in public health move

LONDON (AP) — Bargain booze has become a little more expensive in Scotland, which says it is the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.<p>From Tuesday, retailers must charge at least 50 pence (68 cents) per unit, amounting to about 70 pence for a bottle of beer or 5 …

Alcohol

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

All About Grimpoteuthis, the Dumbo Octopus

Deep on the ocean floor there lives an octopus with a name out of a Disney movie. The dumbo octopus takes its name from Dumbo, the elephant that used …

Zoology

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Be Cool And Casual This Summer With A T-Shirt Dress

Whether you like your t-shirt dress oversized, mini or maxi you've definitely got to pack a couple of them in you suitcase for your upcoming summer …

Clothing

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Conan Is Probably A Little Too Confident About Playing The Rock’s ‘Rampage’ Stunt Double

Conan has trained with Gal Gadot in the past, kidnapped Tom Cruise in London, and even likes to play around with stunts on his stage from time to time. But this showcase with The Rock might be one of the more physical things he’s had to do on the show. Dwayne Johnson doesn’t get his hands on Conan …

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

Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe Share a Mother-Daughter Style Moment

Who says teenagers can’t take a few fashion tips from mom? Currently in London to promote the release of A <i>Wrinkle in Time</i>, Reese Witherspoon and her stylish daughter Ava Phillippe make a striking pair. Last night, they arrived on the red carpet in prim dresses that complemented each other: …

Red Carpet

Stephen Hawking’s TV show is now free to watch online

<i>Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places</i>, a three-part TV series that debuted in January, has been made available to watch online for free in honor of Hawking’s life, according to tech and science video streaming site CuriosityStream. The renowned astrophysicist passed away today in Cambridge, England. He …

This Is the Most Popular Whole30 Recipe on Pinterest (200,000 Saves & Counting)

Second only to the ketogenic diet, Whole30 has been surging in popularity in 2018, and Pinterest's new data reflects that trend. The popular diet …