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Fish Fossil Has Oldest Known Face, May Influence Evolution

The 419-million-year-old fossil has the same jawbones as vertebrates.<p><b>Scientists have found the oldest face—and it's a fish. (Not a fishface, though.)</b><p>The 419-million-year-old fish fossil could help explain when and how vertebrates, including humans, acquired our faces—suggesting a far more primitive …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Sharpie Decorated Dishware

Draw what you love on dishware!<p>From Lova: "I recently found out that oil-based Sharpie sticks to porcelain if you put it in the oven! I couldn’t wait …

Crafting

DIY: Quote Napkins

<i>Text and images by Amy Christie for Design Mom</i><p>I adore the Downton Abbey series, you too? For those who are unfamiliar, Downton Abbey is a British …

A guide to the pros & cons of 6 popular cow's milk alternatives

The Dairy Council, countless parenting books, the media, and doctors have been telling everyone for years that kids need cow's milk to stay healthy. …

Prescribe Nutrition

We get asked - "are artificial sweeteners bad for you...?" #truth - they are artificial (aka chemical sweeteners.) The bod just doesn't love them. …

Fresh & Healthy Home Cooked Meals For Your Family

After a week of eating on the road, my family is craving some fresh, healthy home cooked meals. So that’s what you’ll find on our menu this week. …

50 Clean Eating Snacks

Like many of us, you battle a hectic daily routine. Luckily, we’ve learned that the key to juggling a busy schedule is to maintain stable energy …

Just Because Science Can Genetically Engineer Foods, Doesn't Mean We Should

Recently the debate over genetically modified (GMO) foods has heated up again. In just the past few weeks, articles about GMOs have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, and Grist. And over the weekend New York Times writer Amy Harmon wrote again of the saving graces of genetically engineered …

10 Yoga Apps For Stress Relief Outside The Studio (PHOTOS)

We already have apps that help us find the nearest salons, restaurants, bars and shops. So it was only a matter of time before a yoga studio tracker made its way into the App Store.<p>Lululemon's new Om Finder app, released last week, allows yogis to find nearby studios and get info on schedules and …

Syria air strikes: reaction to Barack Obama's decision to go to Congress

<b>France</b><p>François Hollande is facing growing calls from opposition politicians to allow the French parliament to vote on intervention in Syria after Barack Obama's decision to seek approval in the US Congress.<p>France is looking increasingly isolated as the only major western power not obliged to seek …