Kelly Strickler

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Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 8 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack

Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet …

6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money

Google Alerts can do a lot more than tell you when your favorite hot topic or celebrity hits the news — it can also help you find savings! First, you …

Frugal Living

20 Green Kitchens That Will Whet Your Appetite For Great Design

Are you green with envy, yet?<p>Ranging from olive green to lime green, these kitchens are packed with personality.

Bill Bryson hails 'thrilling' Royal Society science book prize shortlist

Bill Bryson has warned that readers are “short-changing themselves” if they aren’t reading science books, as he revealed the shortlist for a literary award he called “the Nobel prize of science writing”.<p>Bryson, who is chairing the judging panel for this year’s Royal Society Insight Investment …

Books

Climate Change Is the ‘Mother of All Risks' to National Security

Serving at Pentagon, I worked with leaders who studied threats ranging from insurgent groups to rogue states. One of the U.S. military’s less-noticed …

Climate

In China, a cremation order has driven some elderly to desperate acts

The so-called funeral reform policy first surfaced in a swirl of rumors and, later, through a terse bulletin posted outside the local government office.<p>Wu Qisi, 94, heard about it from his barber. In response, he decided to die.<p>Wu, a rice farmer, was one of at least seven elderly Anqing residents …

China

Canadian banks helping clients bend rules to move money out of China

Some Canadian banks allow wealthy Asian investors to skirt Chinese law by helping them bring in large amounts of money that is often used to buy real estate in Vancouver.<p>Financial institutions in the area have flagged more than 8,200 suspicious transactions since January, 2012, the year China began …

Conservation of Amazon threatened by poor social conditions of its people: study | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The conservation of Brazil’s Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation found on Saturday.<p>Lack of access to clean water, violence, illiteracy and limited opportunities …

Detroit Task Force Unveils Neighborhood Plan

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Detroit

Salsa Box adds a little flavor to the tiny house movement

The Salsa Box was first conceived as a demonstration model to show workshop students what's involved in building a tiny house, and from there evolved …

Nonprofits

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

The smog-guzzling buildings fighting deadly pollution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Air pollution is now the biggest global environmental killer, the WHO has confirmed. The seven million deaths it caused in 2012 exceeded the victims of cigarettes, and is more than double previous estimates.<p>Air pollution in over half of 1,600 cities surveyed is now above safe limits of …

Unveils the ‘Global Selfie’ We Made on Earth Day

NASA has taken the wraps off a 3.2-gigapixel "Global Selfie" that was built from 36,422 images shared on social media one month ago, for Earth Day.<p>The space agency says more than 50,000 pictures from 113 countries and regions around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the …

Social Media

Aftershocks of Utah's same-sex marriage decision felt in Kentucky

This week Kentucky was on the brink of recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states as legal.<p>That is, right up until Wednesday, when the same federal judge who thunderously struck down the state's ban in February decided to put a temporary hold on his own decision. Gay and lesbian …

Uruguay offers to take Guantanamo prisoners

Uruguay's president has said he is open to taking a number men being held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay.<p>Jose Mujica said on Thursday that his country had agreed to receive the prisoners and called the decision a matter of human rights. However, a US official said no agreement had been …

Who Melted the Earth?