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Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state | Sarah Kendzior

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

National Parks

South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators<p>A remote tropical island has catapulted itself headlong into the future by ditching diesel and powering all homes and businesses with the scorching South Pacific sun.<p>Using more than …

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …

These Are the Best Books of 2016

The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors.<p><i>Version Control</i> by Dexter Palmer<p><b>Okay, why should I read Version Control?</b> <i><br>Version Control</i> is work of speculative fiction—basically science fiction set in the near future. There are self-driving cars and nanobots, but</i> …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

The eco guide to house plants

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Felines At Work: New Book Celebrates Cats Who Call New York City’s Shops Home

<b>WHO:</b> The author, Tamar Arslanian, is an account director at Avrett Free Ginsberg, founder of social media consultancy Pet-Minded and I Have Cat …

Cats

Coffee vs. cold brew vs. espresso: Which has the most caffeine?

When you wake up and drink your morning cup of coffee, you don't dwell on what it is about the brown beverage that wakes you up. You just know that it's easier to go about your day after you've downed a few cups.<p>Of course, it's the caffeine that's hard at work, making your brain think you're less …