Sara Grover

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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had …

Farming

OpenMind | Reduce political polarization in your community

<b>Interactive</b><p>OpenMind is highly interactive and adapts to each user’s answers<p><b>Research-based</b><p>The content is based in cutting-edge psychological research …

Health

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine — Killing for Profit

The <i>idea</i> of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to …

Evidence-Based Medicine

29 Architecturally Stunning Staircases

A striking staircase can truly be the centerpiece of a home. From modern to traditional, these creative and sculptural staircases command attention.

Architecture

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Natural Gas

Worried about what Facebook knows about you? Check out Google

It's more than just Googling yourself.<p>Upset about how much of your data Facebook has? Wait until you see what Google has got on you.<p>Dylan Curran, an information technology consultant, took a look at just what Google knew about him. Even with his experience as a web developer, he was shocked.<p>"I was …

Privacy
Cambridge Analytica

Are home renovations necessary?

Renovations have become a national pastime, but there is nothing wrong with your house<p>A few months ago, I received an email from a woman who had bought a 1964 ranch with all its original interiors: wood paneling, Formica countertops, a blue bathroom, the works. She hosted a housewarming party for …

Carolyn Hax: Keeping others’ pain at arm’s length

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: Like other people who provide services to others in trouble, do you ever feel burned out? If you don’t, congratulations, but what do you advise to keep it at bay?</i><p><b>— Burnout</b><p><b>Burnout:</b> Sure, I’m susceptible.<p>I do a few things: I take the vacation time …

It's finally spring! Time to visit the Top 10 state parks in North Carolina.

Now that winter's final flake has melted, the Triangle rubs its groggy eyes, shakes off three months of coughs and frozen pipes and sees spring …

North Carolina

Why Fake Burgers Make No Sense

The silicon valley tech scene loves to deny basic rules of nature: You can’t make something out of nothing. Life requires death. Energy comes from …

Agriculture

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Letter from the Art World: Larry Wheeler

How to lead change:<br>Larry’s Rules<p><i>by Larry Wheeler</i> <i><br>photograph by Corey Lowenstein/News Observer</i><p>Raleigh is a big-time city, funky and sophisticated. You …

Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Santa Cruz

Moving the Goalposts for Plant Intelligence - Environment

Almost 20 years ago I interviewed Cleve Backster about plant intelli­gence. No, he wasn’t a botanist. He was one of the world’s experts on the use of …

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Black Hat

The Age of Outrage

What the current political climate is doing to our country and our universities

Social Justice

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Our Biggest Economic, Social, and Political Issue

The Two Economies: The Top 40% and the Bottom 60%<p>To understand what’s going on in “the economy,” it is a serious mistake to look at average …

YouTube

It's Alive! 5 Huge, Lushly-Planted Living Façades

<i>In line with our new content direction, each week Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is green walls. If you’re looking for the perfect green wall system for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

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Rosanne Cash: Country Musicians, Stand Up to the N.R.A.

<i>This article has been updated to reflect news developments.</i><p>I’ve been a gun-control activist for 20 years. Every time I speak out on the need for stricter gun laws, I get a new profusion of threats. There’s always plenty of the garden-variety “your dad would be ashamed of you” sexist nonsense, along …

Gun Control

Pleasure is making you miserable—here’s how to find true happiness instead

Depression is on the rise in the United States, particularly among teen girls. According to Robert Lustig, MD, MSL, and author of a new book called</i> …

Happiness

11 Incredibly Important Work Skills That Money Can’t Buy You

View Gallery<p>11 photos<p>julief514 / Getty Images<p>Many of the job skills employers look for do not require expensive training or degrees. If you are …

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science
Mental Health

Foodies aren't pleased with Whole Foods' French cheese map

OMG !!! la carte des fromages français ds les magasins @<b>WholeFoods</b> Detroit et Washington DCpic.twitter.com/omBUriq9yl<p>208 replies 1,178 retweets 1,285 …

Logical Answers to Political Problems - Politics

<i>A number of public policy institutions in America are unsatisfactory. They cannot all be tackled at once. But in his book,</i> Five Easy Theses <i>(Houghton</i> …

How to Promote Civic Engagement in Public Issues - Community

<i>With collaborative consumption, access is valued above ownership and “mine” becomes “ours,” allowing everyone’s needs to be met with minimal waste.</i> …