David Wright

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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

A Beginner’s Guide To American Whiskies

“I’m for anything that gets you through the night — be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.” – Frank Sinatra<p>American whiskey is the by-product of years of European migration into the Americas, rebel ingenuity, and our ugly “Manifest Destiny” era. The winding story of the nation’s …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Monsanto Just Got Access to the World’s Most Powerful Gene-Editing Tool

Agriculture company Monsanto has acquired a non-exclusive global licensing agreement from MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard to use the CRISPR/Cas9 …

Genetics

20 Impressive vegetable garden designs and plans

The vegetable garden designs are suitable for those who have a lot of spare time. Indeed, you will be very busy to keep the entire plant. Vegetable …

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants

The first time Vadoud Niri walked into a nail salon, he quickly had to walk straight out.<p>"I went with my wife and couldn’t handle it," he said. "You could smell all the VOCs," or volatile organic compounds — pollutants like acetone, formaldehyde and toluene that easily become gases and pollute …

Pollution

Forget GMOs. Pesticides Pose the Real Risk

Rather than worrying about unsubstantiated risks from GMOs, Americans should worry about the real risks pesticides pose for people in the communities …

Agriculture

Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, Cahokia was a prosperous pre-American city with a population similar to London’s.<p>Located in southern Illinois, eight miles from present-day St Louis, it was probably the largest North American city north of …

Archaeology

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Healthy Eating

The Horrific, Predictable Result of a Widely Armed Citizenry

The killings in Dallas are one more reminder that guns are central, not accessory, to the American plague of violence. They were central fifty-plus years ago, when a troubled ex-Marine had only to send a coupon to a mail-order gun house in Chicago to get a military rifle with which to kill John F. …

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Listen: Sarah Jarosz on NPR's Mountain Stage

How To Make Natural Garden Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Natural Garden Pesticides<p>Garden pests are one of the few things that can make the otherwise enjoyable task of gardening frustrating. Whether it’s …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

<b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might have to get up to speed with that series’ labyrinthine backstory, fear not: this is not a spinoff, nor a …

Comedy

Muddy Waters In 20 Songs

For many, he was the greatest bluesman ever to growl into the mic. His authority was absolute. Whether his easy wry smile was crossing his avuncular …

8 Air-Filtering Plants That Will Boost Your Productivity

Have you ever heard of "sick building syndrome"?<p>The term is used to describe symptoms experienced by individuals working or living in large …

10 Blues Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard

From 1970 to 1979, <i>Rolling Stone</i> reviewed thousands of albums, including hundreds of blues (and blues-rock) records, a few of which technically came …

Music

A painless way to warm up (for the gym or golf!)

Many fitness experts think it's a mistake to prepare for a workout or round of golf by doing long-hold stretches. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear) says you do want to stretch your muscles before any vigorous activity, but it's much more effective to do that with warm-up exercises. …

Let's All Get Filthy Rich Betting On The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby, a/k/a “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” is an event rich with tradition. It’s an opportune time to brush up on your Hunter S. …

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using Flipboard with Students

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial community of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic and we summarize the discussion here.<p>Tonight’s topic is “Brands on Flipboard.” Join in the chat Wednesday at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the hashtag …

The 24 Rules for Looking (and Feeling) Better in 2015: Exercise & Workout

Style<p>Meet Dr. Dustin Cohen: the Yeezy-wearing dentist who designs #influencer-grade smiles.<p>By Alexandra Pechman2 days agoView More<p>GQ Style<p>All the …

Fitness

Growing School Gardens In Winter

You’ve seen them before – those abandoned raised beds in a schoolyard near you. Once filled with tiny pepper plants and towering sunflowers, weeds …

Small Feathers Pillow

Studies of small feathers…can you name which bird they each come from?<p>Pillow has a 95% small feather, 5% down insert. Embroidered cover on 100% linen …

Decorations

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Middle Ages

It is one of the most fascinating periods in history, popularised by Magna Carta, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War. But how much do you …

Ancient History

DIY Pallets Projects | Pallet Ideas: Recycled / Upcycled Pallets Furniture Projects.

Step 1: Paint wall black. Most pallet slats have imperfections, knot holes or cracks that will show up if you don’t paint the …<p>In this website of …

GIP 58: The Geologic Time Spiral, A Path to the Past

The Earth is very old—4.5 billion years or more according to scientific estimates. Most of the evidence for an ancient Earth is contained in the …