Torran Owens

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You look like you could use a peaceful nature time-lapse video (or 100)

We offer an oasis of serenity for you. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever anxiety surges, or the human race makes you despair.<p>Here's a series …

Tips to know

A website is the face of any business today. The first impression counts, and this is something I learned the hard way when I launched my led strip …

Samhain 2016: 8 Things You Need To Know About The Pagan Festival

Hundreds of years ago, Halloween was a day that was observed for reasons other than merely collecting candy from door to door. The observation, which …

Celtic Tree of Life | Mara Freeman

You know you have arrived at the Center because the world is more alive here than you have ever imagined it could be: colors burn and flicker; sounds …

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

(11343)<p>25 mins<p>These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty …

Top 15 Most Powerful Women in History

A number of powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities. They have …

6 Insta-Worthy Joshua Tree Campsites for Fall Camping

Just because summer’s over, doesn’t mean we can’t still camp! If you’re craving some time in the open air, there is a special time of year when the temperatures level to the perfect degree, especially in the desert. One of my favorite places has beautiful sandstone boulders and spiky yucca trees, …

Hiking

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

• Thanksgiving• <b><br>Vegan Thanksgiving Menu</b><p>Skipping out on animal products doesn't mean skimping on comforting, carb-y dishes—it actually means you can focus on bolder flavors brimming with spice and explore textures beyond the usual seven kinds of creamy. Give this menu a peek and tell us you're not …

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines allowing the towers act like massive batteries once the wind stops blowing. It’s the first major example of the two technologies being …

Hydroelectric Power

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Alliance of anti-establishment Pirate party and three left-of-centre parties falls five seats short of majority<p>Iceland’s incumbent Independence party was in pole position to try to form a new government after voters chose continuity in Saturday’s elections and support for the anti-establishment …

Europe

17 Healthy Holiday Side Dishes Under 250 Calories

Study: Humans to wipe out two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

Wild animals are disappearing at an "unprecedented" rate, and humans have already caused their populations to drop nearly 60 percent since 1970, a …

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Preventing Cancer

<b>This article was previously published on Collective Evolution.</b><p>Cancer is not just a single disease but a class of diseases characterized by …

Appetite for destruction: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to see that our eating meat is killing the planet

Everything we eat has a carbon footprint but heavily carnivorous diets are a leading cause of greenhouse emissions<p>Whether you believe in climate change, like the majority of scientists, or believe it’s a hoax created by the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive, like Donald Trump, the …

Epic: 20 Reasons That Happiest Relationship Looks So Perfect

<b>Happiness &</b> <b>perfect relationship:</b>Happy couple and their secrets of being in the happiest relationship. Ever wonder what they do to be the happiest …

Supermoon and hunter's moon combine for 'spectacular' view this weekend

Don't forget to look up this weekend.<p>Two lunar events, a supermoon and a hunter's moon, will occur simultaneously Oct. 15 and 16, making for a …

Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

By Alex Kirby<p>Girdling the Earth are 25 mountains whose peaks stand out a brilliant white against the dark rock. But in 25 years from now, an …

Global Warming

This New Material Will Help Smartphones Use 100x Less Power

Chances are you’re charging your smartphone once a day, but a revolutionary new material could send future battery life skyrocketing to unimaginable …

University of Michigan

As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth?<p>Want to hear a sad story? You could read this article of mine about the first mammal lost to climate change. Or this one about how …

Conservation

Snow-melting solar roads are being tested publicly for the first time in the US

But each tile is actually a solar panel, and collectively, the tiles will soon power a nearby fountain and restroom, according to Spokane-based news station KREM 2.<p>The installation, which debuted October 3, is the first public test of solar roadway technology in the US.<p>Solar Roadways, the company …

California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals.<p>It's not going to happen soon, because automakers and some tech companies are still testing prototypes.<p>But, in a shift, the state's Department of …

Watch Racists Being Confronted With Some Very Inconvenient DNA Results

Time to rethink some things.<p>This video is a joyous schadenfreude-fest. In it, you see a bunch of people, who are racist or xenophobic to varying extents, being interviewed about their biases.<p>As you can see in the video, from travel site Momondo, they discussed their views of people from other …

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too …

Breakfast

Explore the Night Sky in Detail with this Virtual Star Mapper Tool

BRB gotta go visit Beta Canis Majoris.<p>Gazing up at Earth's star-studded night sky has been a hallowed human tradition for thousands of years. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has built on our natural inclination to marvel at these stellar beacons with a new interactive tool called Star …

Interactive map shows where animals will move under climate change

Researchers have created an animated map showing where mammals, birds and amphibians are projected to move in the Western Hemisphere in response to …