Katherina Searing

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11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Gardening

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

How engineering the climate could mess with our food

<i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On June 15, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the …

Climate Change

The power of sloth: six reasons why this lazy animal is perfectly evolved

Why nature’s laziest animal is an evolutionary success story.<p>The sloth is a candidate for nature’s most misunderstood animal. Saddled with a name …

University of Cambridge

Global warming may become unstoppable even if we stick to Paris target

We could be on the verge of triggering a series of cascading tipping points that result in the planet warming 4 or 5°C hotter than the pre-industrial …

Climate Change

Study: ‘Hothouse Earth’ Trajectory Threatens Habitability of Planet

A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences says that a “hothouse Earth” driven by an increase in climate change would threaten the …

Climate Change

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Climate Change

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

Ancient Mud Reveals an Explanation for Sudden Collapse of the Mayan Empire

The empire took thousands of years to build and just 100 years to collapse.<p>During their 3,000-year dominance over Mesoamerica, the Mayans built …

University of Florida

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

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10 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning the wrong way can waste time, and it can potentially make your home dirtier!<p><i>Why it’s dirty:</i> Despite spritzing it with a cleaning solution, …

Cleaning

‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good. In the Long Run, It’s Terrible.

“Global greening” sounds lovely, doesn’t it?<p>Plants need carbon dioxide to grow, and we are now emitting 40 billion tons of it into the atmosphere each year. A number of small studies have suggested that humans actually are contributing to an increase in photosynthesis across the globe.<p>Elliott …

Climate Change

The Five Books to Read Before You Visit North Carolina

No single author has managed to sum up the Tar Heel state in all its messy contradictions, but these books are the best place to start.<p>North Carolina …

Books

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Beets

Wellness

Editorial: Californians must make sacrifices to meet our climate change goals

California is doing a great job reducing greenhouse gas emissions — with one large exception.<p>Our cars.<p>According to new data from the California Air …

Student Engagement Strategies That Just Don't Work

<i>In the books Battling Boredom and</i> <i>Battling Boredom, Part 2</i> <i>(see our</i> <i>review</i><i>), Bryan Harris and Lisa Bradshaw offer practical strategies to “spark student</i> …

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Thanks to its geysers and grizzlies, the 3,500-square-mile Yellowstone, our …

The Best Books to Read Before You Go to Paris, According to Francophiles

<i>Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be</i> …

Rethinking _Homo sapiens_? The story of our origins gets dizzyingly complicated

You might say it’s the ultimate prize of science, to discover when, where and why humans evolved.<p>For a long time, the evidence has been overwhelming …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

The Media Star Monk's Next Self-Care Tome

Haemin Sunim has degrees from Harvard and Princeton, over a million Twitter followers, and an internationally bestselling book to his credit. …

So you bought a smart TV. Now you need these apps.

Built for the big screen.<p>These days, you can easily run an app on your television—just invest in a software-packed smart TV or a video-streaming device that plugs into your existing set. Whichever option you choose, you'll find that the same program you have on your smartphone works differently on …

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

Ancient Skull Shows Evolutionary Link Between Humans and 'Lucy' Hominins

"It represents potentially the oldest evidence of hominin evolution in South Africa."<p>Long before Neanderthals or <i>Homo erectus</i> wandered the Earth, …

Want Some New Books for Your Summer Vacation? Bill Gates Recommends You Pack Any of These 5

This summer's recommendations by the billionaire founder and philanthropist tackle some big questions.<p>Bill Gates is a voracious reader of massive proportions. According to an interview he had with the <i>New York Times</i>, he devours about 50 books per year.<p>Unlike the one or two books I pack when …