Andrea Merritt

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'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Chorizo - Paleo Porn: Steamy Paleo Recipes

Planning your menu for next week? Consider this tasty Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Chorizo and you’ll have enough leftovers for breakfast to last …

Avocado Tuna Salad (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Cook Eat Paleo - Paleo recipes for healthy gluten-free livingThis avocado tuna salad recipe is an easy healthy lunch or snack that's ready in 5 …

Healthy Eating

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New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

'Boo to you, Ron Burgundy!' Anchorman's 'boring' jibe riles otters

Sea otters are fighting back after Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy said otters are “the dumbest animal on planet Earth," on The Conan O’Brien Show last week.<p>The sea otters at California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium have responded to the claim in a letter posted on the aquarium’s website. “Boo to you, Ron …

Brian, the dog from Family Guy: an obituary

Of all the world's many talking cartoon dogs (think: Deputy Dawg, Hong Kong Phooey, Roobarb from Roobarb and Custard), Brian Griffin was the most sophisticated. The beloved labrador from the US cartoon series Family Guy could walk upright, spoke French and a little Spanish, was a Mensa member, …

DOCTOR WHO Infographic - 50 Years of Traveling Through Time and Space

Timelapse: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

Cheese Brine, Coming To A Highway Near You

Winter's coming. It's time to break out the cheese brine.<p>Wisconsin, land of cheese, is test-driving a new material for de-icing the roads this year: the liquid by-product of cheese-making, known as "cheese brine." The method has been around for a few years, but this is the first time a major city, …

Amazing Totoro Fan Art

Totoro might be just a Japanese movie for some, but for most he's just a classic of oriental animation made by the genius Hayao Miyazaki. I really …

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Jose Ramon Irusta’s Magical Spanish Landscapes

Self-taught photographer Jose Ramon Irusta captures the beautifully magical quality of Spain's coastal landscapes. Through his photography, Irusta is able to preserve the scenic view of Spain's spectacular water flows and seascapes. He tells us, “Water is an element of great artistic plasticity, …

Photography

This is the Mexican Axolotl. It can regrow limbs, parts of its brain and make new neurons http://t.co/w8ibSafGLS

Photo by @peteressick. Shinto, which roughly means "the study of spirits," is the indigenous religion of Japan. The spirits can be rocks, trees, rivers, or people who are connected to nature. Garden civilization is another expression of the traditional Japanese view of nature. This photo is of Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Kenroku-en translates to "garden that combines six characteristics."According to the ancient Chinese book of gardens, there are six features that every garden should have. The features are grouped into three pairs: spaciousness and seclusion, artifice and antiquity, and watercourses and panoramas. The concept of artifice and antiquity is particularly revealing of the Japanese relationship to nature. It is explained on the official Kenroku-en web site as: "The very idea of a formally sculpted garden is such that its form should seemingly break the ancient patterns of nature as a matter of course. Kenroku-en is nothing if not artificial in the extreme, and yet, somehow, all the artificial effigies, the carefully planned weathered rocks and artfully trained aged trees have grown together naturally." - excerpt from "Our Beautiful, Fragile World."

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Australia

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Awakening the Language & Culture of Ancient Maya

Changing Planet<p>By Rachel Bruton, The Genographic Project<p>It is estimated that by 2100, more than half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will have disappeared. Throughout human history, languages have come and gone, but the rate at which languages are disappearing has accelerated dramatically in …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Inspirational women for a girl to look up to - in pictures

Photographer Jaime Moore wanted to mark her daughter's fifth birthday but before switching on the camera, she came up with an alternative to dressing up as a princess – the dream of most girls of her age

Why even atheists should be praying for Pope Francis

That Obama poster on the wall, promising hope and change, is looking a little faded now. The disappointments, whether over drone warfare or a botched rollout of healthcare reform, have left the world's liberals and progressives searching for a new pin-up to take the US president's place. As it …

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