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Toddler causes security breach at White House, delays Obama address on Iraq

President Barack Obama was about to address the nation on Iraq Thursday night when the briefing was delayed because of a security breach on the North Lawn of the White House.<p>But this wasn't your normal breach, this was one of a pint-sized variety.<p>A toddler forced the President, the press corps and …

Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with parents after 10 years

Four-year-old Raudhatul Jannah had been given up for dead by her parents after she was swept from her home<p>An Indonesian couple has claimed to have found their daughter who got swept away by the 2004 tsunami, describing it as a “miracle from god”, and now also hope to recover their son.<p>Raudhatul …

What Should I Know About Hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail?

<i>A:</i><p>There's no better time than August to hike the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, one of 11 national scenic trails in the United States that’s federally protected thanks to its natural beauty. It’s also the only National Scenic Trail that traces a geologic landscape rather that being a point-to-point …

Big Cats at a Tipping Point in the Wild, Jouberts Warn

Changing Planet<p>World Lion Day, created to recognize the importance of conserving lions, is celebrated annually on August 10. (Photograph by Beverly Joubert.)<p><b>With lions, leopards, and other big cat species on a downward spiral, we sit at a tipping point when it comes to the conservation of some of</b> …

21 Cuddly Cat And Dog Best Friends To Make You Squee

Anyone who said cat and dog friendships would never work, YOU ARE WRONG.

Cute Animals

Catch the Extra-Supermoon This Weekend

Changing Planet<p><b>Sky-watchers gazing at the full moon rising on the evening of Sunday, August 10, will be treated to the largest and brightest full moon of the year—also known as an extra-supermoon.</b><p>This lunar show will be the second act in a trio of supermoons that are gracing our skies this …

Siberian Holes Could Be 'Visible Effect' of Global Warming, Experts Say

Environment<p>There's a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.<p>That's the preliminary conclusion of scientists who have explored the mysterious holes that began popping up in Siberia beginning last month, some of whom have …

Global Warming

Anthropology Beyond the Human: An Amazon Tribe's Deep Connection With the Rain Forest

Living with the Runa in Ecuador, the author says, is also about living with all the other kinds of beings the Runa live with.<p>Do forests think? Can a dog's dreams predict the future? Should nature have rights? These are some of the thought-provoking questions that Montreal-based anthropologist …

9 Breathtaking Destinations You Must See While Visiting Australia

One of the pleasures of travel is the feeling of discovery. In a time when there is a proliferation of information and everyone is connected all the time, it is a joy to realize there are still unknowns--hidden gems to be shared with family and friends. <b>Australia</b> can sometimes seem so familiar, yet …

Australia

10 Things Young Leaders Need to Succeed

Old leaders, who cling to leadership, limit their legacy. The Success of young leaders is the future of organizations.<p>Act like you’ll be gone next …

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10 Running Myths That Are Slowing You Down

Remember when it was <i>de rigueur</i> to stretch before running and over-hydrate before heading out the door? As technology advances and researchers discover more about the human body in motion, long-held fitness beliefs are crumpling. Currently before the firing squad: heart rate, aging, fueling, and …

10 Best Business Books for Going Green

In 1970, when Earth Day began, business was the enemy. The previous year, a blowout in a Union Oil platform had dumped more than 80,000 barrels of black stuff into the Santa Barbara Channel. Students and activists loudly protested pollution from factories and power plants. Today, business often is …

Santa Barbara

9 Health Benefits of Chocolate

University of California

5 Foods That Have More Fiber Than an Apple

Keep your belly full with these fiber-packed foods.<p>A daily medium-sized apple—and its 4.4 grams of fiber—might keep the doctor away (at least according to the saying). But it can also get boring fast. Here are five surprising foods that'll net you even more of that satiating nutrient.<p><b>Chickpeas</b>A …

Nutrition

The Singular Secret For A Leader's Success: Self-Awareness

The National Advisory Council of a prestigious west coast business school was asked what single quality they thought would be most valuable for their graduates to acquire as they graduated. The answer was self-awareness.<p>I have found, however, that this term is interpreted in widely different ways. …

Tips for Road Tripping With Fido

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Steinbeck had Charley. Dorothy had Toto. Heck, even Waldo had Woof for company as he ventured into the Land of Waldos. Real and fictional, canine traveling companions have a long and celebrated history.<p>In the past year, I have driven more than 20,000 miles through 36 states …

Active Cities: Denver

As you’d expect from one of the fittest states in the nation, Colorado’s capital has everything you need to get—and stay—in shape for any adventure.<p>Run<p><b>Washington Park:</b> “Wash Park” is metropolitan Denver’s outdoor gym. The 2.25-mile road that circumnavigates the park is closed to cars (with the …

82 Astounding Facts About Cats

As if we needed more reasons to love them.<p>1. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.<p>2. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.<p>3. A group of cats is called a clowder.<p>4. Cats have over 20 …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

Top 10 Human Resources Trends of the Decade

The top ten trends of the decade for Human Resources staff and the employees served at work were not obvious nor were they easy to pick from the …

The Workplace

Falling for Zion: Hiking Russell Gulch to the Subway

Adventure<p><i>See all our guide to the world’s best hikes and trails.</i><p>Utah’s Zion National Park is a place of immensity; huge sandstone walls tower far above the valley floor, the sheer magnitude is unreal. Alas, tourists and tour buses are the most common sight to be seen here, yet there are places void …

Adventure 101: Great Barrier Reef

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“Immersing yourself in the <b>Great Barrier Reef</b> is the best way to see how fragile it is,” says Ben Southall, who has served as the reef’s honorary “caretaker of islands” and retraced Captain Cook’s route of discovery there, by kayak.<p>The largest coral reef ecosystem in the …

Eden Festival Of Action – Regreen the Garden Route!

URBAN GREENING<p>Take part in urban greening activations at local Garden Route schools and community centres.<p>REFORESTATION<p>Get your hands dirty planting …

Waste Management

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #20

Wildlife<p>“Okavango”, “Serengeti”, “Masai Mara”, “Zambezi”, “Kruger” and “Kafue”. These are some of the wildest places left and have hidden within them “wilderness” that can take those who visit it back in time on a powerful journey that explores our place on this blue-and-green planet. In this …

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