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Construction resumes on controversial US oil pipeline

The Native American tribe at the center of protests against an oil pipeline in North Dakota reacted angrily Wednesday to the resumption of …

Sanders, Dem senators press Obama to halt ND pipeline

A group of Democratic senators is asking President Obama to halt work on the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline and conduct more thorough …

Bernie Sanders Joins the Fight Against This Embattled Oil Pipeline

Image source: Getty Images.<p>A familiar face is joining the opposition against <b>Energy Transfer Partners</b>' (NYSE: ETP) Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Former Democratic presidential candidate and current Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was one of five U.S. senators that signed a letter calling on …

Standing Rock Pipeline Fight Draws Hundreds to North Dakota Plains

<i>The largest gathering of indigenous nations in modern American history has set up camp on land belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers in North Dakota. Tents and teepees, now home to whole families, stretch the plain.</i><p><i>T</i><i>hey have come by the</i> …

Judge rejects riot charges for journalist Amy Goodman after oil pipeline protest

Authorities had issued a warrant for her arrest after Democracy Now! host filmed guards for the Dakota access pipeline using dogs and pepper spray on protesters<p>A North Dakota judge rejected prosecutors’ “riot” charges against Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman for her reporting on the oil pipeline …

North Dakota Landowners Are Refusing To Sell Rights For Oil Pipeline

The last holdout against Sandpiper oil pipeline is being sued, citing its rights to the land under North Dakota’s eminent domain law.<p>James and Krista …

Why the Dakota pipeline protest still has traction

The protest has catalyzed many young native people who, frustrated with their circumstances, see an opportunity to fight back against the myriad …

Filmmaker Arrested At Pipeline Protest Facing 45 Years In Felony Charges

"They threw the book at Deia for being a journalist.”<p>A documentarian arrested while filming an oil pipeline protest on Tuesday has been charged with three felony conspiracy charges ― and could face decades in prison if convicted.<p>Deia Schlosberg, the producer of the upcoming documentary “How to Let …

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10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

5 ways drinking enough water changes your body

Drinking enough water affects everything from our skin to our mood to our poop — and since our bodies are about 60 percent water, failing to stay hydrated can really mess us up. We should all make drinking lots of water part of our daily routine, because drinking water changes our bodies for the …

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

Experts say author made drawing, sketched on her school atlas, years before writing Jane Eyre in which protagonist draws herself in similar fashion<p>A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has …

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Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

Diabetes

The Easy Steps That Helped Me Lose More Than 175 Pounds

Jennifer Downard decided once and for all that she wanted to lose weight—and used these simple strategies to do it.<p><b>Before:</b> 373 <b>After:</b> 198<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>My family and I have always been overweight. I don't want to blame my parents, but they pretty much let my brother and me eat whatever we wanted when …

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

<i>“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”</i><br>― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons<p>As we …

Literacy Expert: Weak Readers Lack Fluency, Not Critical Thinking

Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year …

How to Actually Start Saving Money While Still Paying Rent and Bills

If there’s any parental question we all dread, it’s the biannual “So, are you saving any money?” It’s a pretty important issue, in their defense, but what’s a guy or girl with an entry-level salary to do? (Besides live off peanut butter and Ramen, of course.) Plainly put, saving money is hard when …

Productivity expert David Allen on getting things done in a digital world

David Allen can sound something like a guru. The author of the productivity bible <i>Getting Things Done</i> likes to talk about "mismanaged inputs," the things that "pull on your psyche" and the nirvana people experience when they fully empty their email inbox.<p>"Have you ever tasted what it was like to …

The real reason why poor kids perform worse in school – and in life

Research has shown that children of poorer parents display substantially worse math and reading skills by the time they start grade school. Other studies have revealed that these wide gaps in pre-school skills persist into adulthood and help explain low educational attainment and lifetime …

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

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11 Facts About To Kill A Mockingbird

It has been nearly 60 years since Harper Lee's <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> was published, and the story still resonates with readers. The coming-of-age tale …

What Are the Best Home Improvements to Boost Value?

Maybe you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen. Or maybe you’re planning to put your house on the market in the spring. You want to spruce up your …

13 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Words And Writing

From Conversation Sparks, a collection of fascinating, little-known facts.

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

How to Do a Goblet Squat, From the Man Who Invented the Move

Legendary trainer Dan John explains everything you need to know to get low.<p>A young man doing leg exercises once told me that squats hurt his knees. So I asked him to demonstrate a squat. He tucked his head into his chest like a turtle, brought his knees toward each other, and bowed forward. I told …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …