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Not Your Grandma's Squares - How to Teach Yourself Crochet

Not Your Grandma’s Squares – How to Teach Yourself Crochet<p>Thanks largely to Pinterest, the crafting renaissance of the last few years has begun to …

Keeping up appearances in 1940s Paris

During the Occupation,Parisian women may have faced stark choices between defiance, compromise and collaboration — but they never lost their chic<p>‘La France,’ as everyone knows, is female. Perhaps this is due to gendered assumptions about the beauty, cuisine and couture of the French capital, the …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

The plastic plague: Can our oceans be saved from environmental ruin?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.<p>But when filmmaker Jo Ruxton visited the location, she found clear blue …

Pollution

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

Books

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

Mindfulness

Humans Are Now Causing Species to Artificially Evolve

Extinction isn't the only end game.<p>Species are disappearing at speeds unseen since previous global extinction events, and there's little doubt that humans are to blame. Biologists estimate that dozens of them vanish every single day, which is nearly 1,000 times the rate of extinction levels …

Biology

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

List-Worthy

The 14 Best Workout and Exercise Apps for Lazy Girls

Easy fitness plans you can follow without even leaving your apartment.<p>Nothing kills your exercise motivation faster than a roomful of witnesses at the scene of your Not Nailing That Yoga Pose. But that's where workout apps for your smart phone (that you can use in the privacy of your home) come in. …

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Mobile money’s unique moment in Kenya

M-Pesa, the phenomenally successful Kenyan mobile money platform, has created excitement from all corners of the globe. Kenyans paying utility bills …

FinTech

The Latinos Who Died in Orlando

Many of the victims in Sunday’s nightclub shooting were Hispanics from Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Now, their community is rallying to offer resources to their families.<p>Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera. Martin Benitez Torres. Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez. Juan P. Rivera Velazquez. These men were four of the …

Pew Research Center

UNIST Design School wins international design awards - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A UNIST design team, led by Prof. James A. Self (School of Design & Human Engineering) has announced that its 'Toy Box' design concept has received …

You’ve been doing yoga wrong the whole time

Ever get a sneaky feeling that your downward facing dog just makes you look like you’ve fallen and can’t get up? Or that everybody knows the secret …