Steve Schaefer

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The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitt’s EPA Has Already Done

Don’t be overwhelmed by bad environmental news—itemize it.<p>No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet …

Consider That Trump Might Just Be Dumb

Donald Trump has spent the entire first year of his presidency doing the opposite of learning on the job. Nowhere is this more plainly obvious than …

Donald Trump

What We Learned About Sex In 2017, According To Science

The more that we can learn about sex, and talk about sex, the better. I'm always interested in what new studies and surveys find out about our sex …

Is this the future of pot farming?

Marcus meets Alex Moore, owner of Honeydew Farms, one of the very first growers in Humboldt to receive his county permit. Honeydew is one of the …

Farming

Looking to take the perfect photo?

Justin Minns Photographer<p>We asked award-winning photographer, Justin Minns for his top tips on how to go about capturing the beauty of the landscape …

32 Legitimate Ways to Make Money at Home

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

18 Tips For Tying Better Streamers

Kent Getting Creative Photo by Louis Cahill<p>Once you start fishing streamers, you never go back.<p>If you are a streamer flinger, you know it the first …

Fishing

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

<i>The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of</i> …

Personality | How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

Home > Personality<p>How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist<p>by Dan Harris, CNN, April 10, 2015<p><b>New York, USA</b> -- If you had told me as recently as a …

Meditation

Study supports the mental benefits of yoga and meditation

Yoga practitioners know firsthand the physical and mental benefits the activity produces, as meditation is often embedded in yoga sessions. Now, …

Shooting the Nikonos V, History’s Great Underwater Camera

Click The Right Arrow To See More<p>As a restless and curious kid growing up in Midwestern suburbia, <i>National Geographic</i> was a monthly escape into …

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Consciousness

Meet Greenrail, The Startup That Will Make Train Travel Even More Sustainable

There’s a lot of talk about sustainable mobility nowadays, often in relation to a more environmentally friendly use of cars, or to its reduction in favor of other means of transportation. Trains, for instance. As conventional wisdom has it, travelling by train is a “green” option. Not everyone …

Trains

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

The Bob Ross of Bug Photography Returns with a Solid Overview of the Macro Workflow

Two years ago we dubbed photographer Thomas Shahan ‘the Bob Ross of bug photography.’ Today, we’re back with a video from the macro master in which …

GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a …

No Good War, No Bad Peace

A full century after World War I we still cannot understand how generals sent so many soldiers to be slaughtered. Ten million soldiers died on all sides; millions more were left maimed or shell shocked. Seven million civilians died. 20 million horses died.<p>The image we have of hapless soldiers being …

America’s dark imperial legacy: It goes much deeper than George W. Bush

While our 43rd president rightly takes blame for his disastrous failed wars, there’s much more blame to go around<p>The United States unique today among major states in the degree of its reliance on military spending and its determination to stand astride the world, militarily as well as economically. …

White House touts slow increase in health care costs

WASHINGTON — Personal health care costs rose in the 12 months ending in May at the slowest rate in the last 50 years, as spending on hospital and nursing home services declined, the White House announced Monday.<p>Personal consumption spending rose 1.1%, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House …

JP Morgan Accused Of Manipulating US Energy Markets Using 8 Different Trading Strategies

The bank's physical energy business is housed within JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation. Back in May, the New York Times reported that regulators warned the bank that it was being investigated for allegedly manipulating markets in Michigan and California.<p>According to the report, it was …

Renewable Energy

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less

Over the past 15 years, farmers around the world have planted ever larger tracts of genetically engineered crops.<p>According to the USDA, in 2012 more than 93 percent of soy planted was “herbicide tolerant,” engineered to withstand herbicides (sold by the same companies who patent and sell the …

How to Grill Any Steak in 5 Steps

<i>At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52'er pierino shows us how to grill any steak like a pro.</i><p>Some of the best steaks I’ve eaten in my life were …

Inside The Meltdown At America’s Most Conservative, Most Christian Political Consulting Firm

Rex Elsass built a Republican empire on his faith. But he found himself battling his closest allies over his immortal soul.<p>DELAWARE, Ohio — About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian estate stands …

General Motors

Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Is All About Common Sense

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks is good for you, New York, and for the rest of the country, too.<p>And here’s something else, a …