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The Lost Dogs of the Americas

Before Europeans began to colonize the Americas about 500 years ago, the land, north and south, was populated with people who had been here for thousands of years. And their dogs.<p>The devastation visited on the native human inhabitants of North and South America is well known. Whether their dogs …

Anthropology

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start

Each of these business models required different types of resources, skillsets, and experiences.<p><i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

Small Business

Great Ideas For Small Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen renovations in small spaces could be a real challenge to a designer, sometimes even more compared to large spaces. This is in particular …

How did we let primary education become such a mess?

Pointless bureaucracy, league tables, endless tests and unnecessary homework are ruining the primary-school experience and it's time parents made a stand, says Alex Proud<p>I went to a parents’ evening recently.<p>OK, so, this is probably one of the most predictable openings to a column by a writer who …

4 Photos That Prove Farming Isn't Just For Guys

Photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz pays tribute to agriculture's hidden heroines.<p>By Zoe Donaldson<p>They're iconic scenes of rural America -- a farmer driving a tractor at sunrise, herding cattle across a pasture, brushing dirt from a freshly dug potato. But Des Moines photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz …

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

<b>Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset</b><p>But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. People <i>want</i> to follow you.<p>Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now.<p>People …

12 Awesome DIY Garden Beds From Different Materials

raised wooden garden beds (via popularmechanics)<p>A flower or a plant bed is a necessary thing for every garden if you are going to grow something, it …

Landscaping

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

Today's animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past <b>--</b> and humans are responsible, a new study warns.<p>Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have become extinct, researchers reported Friday in the …

This talented parrot thinks he's a songbird | @GrrlScientist

This charming video features a pet cockatiel who whistles a lovely song whilst being accompanied on piano by his human<p>Today is “Caturday” -- that wonderful day of the week when we stop thinking only about ourselves and take a few minutes to celebrate animals. Today, I had to share this wonderful …

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

In pictures: Can you help a young artist break through to the big league? - Telegraph

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

<b>We'll have what they're having.</b><p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)</i><p>There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa …

Dog Training - It's All About the Relationship | Natural Dog Blog - Training and More

Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is …

Spring-Cleaning the Kitchen

The floor beneath the kitchen table -- that favored spot for family breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and late-night indulgences -- requires frequent cleanups. Fit your table with swivel casters and, with a gentle push, you'll no longer have to vacuum around its legs.

Andrew Kimbrell's Blog

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and …

Agriculture

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Psychology

9 Quick Fixes For Annoying Renovation Problems

You may not be able to control the larger problems when making over your home, but these little annoyances are easily solved.<p><b>1. Problem:</b> That stubborn layer of wallpaper adhesive that won't come off your wall.<p><b>Fix:</b> You've spent hours peeling away wallpaper but there are still those few spots of glue …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings and Salutations!<p>We haven't met yet, but we will soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of "those" parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault.<p>In my defense I feel like I know a bit more about this whole school …

Homemade Natural Dog Treats

We have been thinking lately that our furry four-legged friends deserve a little DIY love… do they not? Matt and I don’t have pets – yet – but would …

32 Fun DIY Backyard Games To Play (for kids & adults!)

I’m looking forward to summer so much this year, I’ve already gone on a hunt for some of the best backyard games and activities for kids… AND adults! …

Kids

Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

Gardening

Modern Living Room Wall Units With Storage Inspiration

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>6 |<p>7 |<p>8 |<p>9 |<p>Contrasting cupboard door colors can create a more interesting finish in a piece of living room furniture.<p>10 |<p>11 |<p>12 …

19 things to say to your son before he's grown

denise slark images/Flickr / Today<p>Boy Running in Cape: Things to Say to Your Son<p>There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with …

Parenting

9 ways to improve your memory

Memory lapses can be both embarrassing (what’s my neighbor’s kid’s name again?) and troubling (is senility coming on?). But a few slip-ups don’t necessarily doom you to a future of utter forgetfulness.<p>A memory is made by linking two or more of the 100 billion nerve cells in your brain, called …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets