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10 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock, or didn't see Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN Climate Change Summit, environment and climate changes are happening now. Even one environmentally friendly change can help our growing climate change issues. No only will you be lessening your carbon …

2014 - The Year In Energy

The year 2014, ending today, saw a lot of exciting, and horrible, things happen in the energy world:<p>- OPEC’s battle with the United States produced the lowest gasoline prices since 2009 (Brookings)<p>- Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in September plans to construct a “Giga factory” in Nevada to pump out …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.

Want Clear, Healthy Skin? Avoid These 17 Foods

Is your skin breakout city, population: one? Skin creams, cleansers and enzyme peels aren’t the only things you need in your beauty arsenal to maintain radiant and glowing skin. It’s not only what you put <i>on</i> your body that keeps it healthy — it’s also what you put <i>in</i> it. If you want to keep your skin …

Our Favorite Pictures of Cats You've Never Heard Of

Fight Wildlife Smuggling or Keep Earth Clean With a Smartphone App

Ever thought of using your smartphone to contribute to environmental science or crack down on wildlife smuggling? Turns out there are mobile apps for that, though just how useful they are often depends on where you live or travel.<p>The use of apps for eco-science and eco-crimefighting is still in its …

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Humans have an 'emotional map' of nerves just for gentle touch

From the stroke of a mother's hand to the embrace of a lover, sensations of gentle touch activate a specialized set of nerves in humans.<p>The brain is …

Amazon’s dirty energy problem is about to get even worse

While the rest of the Internet goes green, Amazon’s bringing its next big data center to coal country<p>If the Internet were a country, it'd rank sixth in the world for electricity demand. Fortunately, it'd also rank as one of the greenest, thanks in large part to efforts by industry leaders like …

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation

<b>President Obama Announces Ambitious 2025 Target to</b> <b>Cut U.S. Climate Pollution by 26-28 Percent from 2005 Levels</b><p>Building on strong progress during the …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

The 10 best summer romances in film

As the mercury rises, inhibitions disappear… or at least they do on film<p>Is there a film you think is missing from the list? Leave your suggestion in the comments below and it could feature in the alternative list next week<p><b>1 Red Dust</b><p>Victor Fleming, 1932<p>No amount of resourceful set dressing can …

The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops In America, According To TripAdvisor

We already told you about the great ice cream New England has to offer, but that's not the only place you can get a good scoop. Whether you're by the beaches of Florida or on the lake in New York, there's an awesome ice cream parlor just around the corner. (Which is really good news for anyone …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

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Could This One App Take The Headache Out Of International Air Travel?

An E.U.-sponsored concept for an app would aggregate flight information, tickets, routes through the airport, and public transit instructions.<p>International air travel is a stressful experience. The signage is in a different language. You can’t find your connecting gate. You aren’t quite sure how to …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Free Things to Do in Barcelona

From the street performers who line Las Ramblas to works by modernist masters like Picasso, Gaudí, and Miró, the Catalan capital is awash in culture, much of it accessible for free with a little planning.<p>From the street performers who line La Rambla to works by modernist masters like Picasso, …

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My top 10: alternative love songs

Readers create a playlist on a theme of their choice. This week: 10 romantic tracks from alternative music legends<p>• Create your top 10 here<p>We recently invited readers to submit a playlist of 10 songs on a theme of their choosing. This week we've got Glen Bushell's compilation of 10 alternative love …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

The playlist: new bands

This month's roundup includes Gazelle Twin's terrifying arthouse electronics, enigmatic crow-sampling duos and a young, male Grace Jones<p>Gazelle Twin – Anti Body<p>Anti Body is 3m 32sec of unhinged, nightmare-inducing brilliance, including spectral whispers, arthouse electronics and a stop-start …

Five albums to try this week: Trey Songz, George Ezra and more

Lone – Reality Testing (R&S)<p><b>Why you should listen:</b> Lone’s Matt Cutler has produced a collection of forward-thinking, textured and often slow-burning dance music tracks on this sixth album.<p><b>It might not be for you if…</b> You were never onboard with the ambient electronica thing that the likes of Gold …

Five albums to try this week: Manic Street Preachers, Sia and more

Manic Street Preachers – Futorology (Columbia)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: These guys have been going for almost 26 years, so it’s always interesting to see what they’ve got in store. Here, the Blackwood band dish out sparkly krautrock that's layered in synths and the band’s usual scathing take on class, …