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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most …

Immigration

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Generosity makes you happier

Researchers have found a connection between happiness and the performance of selfless acts. Giving to others, they say, activates an area of the …

Do-It-Yourself Farmer Grows Strawberries In The Air

Hezam Kittani didn't want U.S. handouts to help him grow strawberries.<p>He wanted to be a do-it-yourself berry farmer — and to teach others to follow in his footsteps.<p>Strawberries were barely grown in the West Bank, where Kittani lives, before 2009. Today they're a 250-ton yearly crop. And that's …

Farming

You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. Do this instead.

Study shows it’s bad for your cat, and you.<p>“Declawing” may sound like a relatively benign procedure, like getting your nails trimmed. But declawing a cat so she’ll stop scratching the furniture involves removing the bones at the tip of her toes. The process can result in long-term problems for your …

Pets

14 Stunning Embroidery Instagrams That'll Make You Fall Thread Over Heels

Anyone who’s stepped into crafting circles on the internet knows embroidery is beyond cool — but did you know that simple fabric and thread can be elevated to high art? Artists are taking vibrant colors and hand-stitching groovy plant scenes, fantastical landscapes and unique portraits that are …

Sewing

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

Street Photography

What Fugitive Slaves Left Behind

The Great Dismal Swamp covers a vast area of southern Virginia and eastern North Carolina. For 200 years, the main residents of the swamp were …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Perennials for Sunny Gardens

Echinacea 'Flame Thrower'<p>'Flame Thrower' is a bi-color, orange and yellow coneflower hybrid with petals surrounding a dark brown cone. It grows in …

Climate urgency: we've locked in more global warming than people realize

Today’s carbon pollution will have climate consequences for centuries to come. We’re in the midst of a critical decade<p>While most people accept the reality of human-caused global warming, we tend not to view it as an urgent issue or high priority. That lack of immediate concern may in part stem from …

Climate Change

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Evangelical Christianity

Regenerative Properties Of Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is consumed around the world for its delicious taste and healing properties. This tea is very common in China, where ginger is peeled off …

Knitting for Charity: Charity Crafting Part Two

Crafting for charity is how I spend a lot of my free time. Sometimes I crochet, other times I knit! Today, let’s learn about knitting for charity! …

Knitting
Crafting

5 Incredibly Clever DIYs That You’ll Actually Want To Try

Lovely things to make in the late summer.

31 Crochet Fingerless Gloves Patterns + Tutorials

Crochet a Pair of Fingerless Gloves<p>I know there are a lot of people who say, what’s the point of fingerless gloves? Well, if you work at a keyboard …

Knitting

10 Ways to Justify Spending $12 on Berries

There's really nothing better than summer berries. The only problem? The price. Even when they're at their peak, a tiny pint can feel like an …

Slow Cookers

20 Kitchen Projects to Do on a Summer Friday

How you spend a day off in the kitchen really boils down to what you're seeking. Want a chill day full of pampering and relaxation? There are …

Coconut

The many uses of lemon balm

Jekka McVicar, "The Queen of Herbs," talks with Lynne Rossetto Kasper about the multiple functions of lemon balm.<p>[<i>More from McVicar</i>]<p><b>Lynne Rossetto</b> …

Classic Mexican Recipes

These delicious Mexican recipes include crispy flautas, easy carnitas and a fantastic selection of tacos.

Cooking

10 Best Apples To Look For At The Farmers' Market

These standout varieties will add depth and taste to all your fall recipes.<p>To experience the diversity of apples—one of the <b>world's healthiest foods</b>, …

Farmers' Markets

How to Make Crepes

Once you’ve mastered this basic crepe recipe, you can fill and top them with whatever you please. Get the recipe here, omitting the lemon and ricotta.

Ricotta

No Time for Canning? These 17 Quick Pickle Recipes Have You Covered

Pickling, though one of the oldest known methods for preserving food, is NOT a lost art. It’s a fantastic way to use up summer produce and, best of all, pickled goods make for adorable holiday food gifts. Though canning seems wonderful in theory, it can be extremely time consuming and daunting. You …

Cooking

Al-Qaeda fighters along Israel’s border in Golan Heights give Israelis new cause for concern

For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous — that they could become the …

Middle East

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate<p>First seabirds started falling out of the sky, washing up on beaches from California to Canada.<p>Then emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups began showing up, stranded and on the brink of …

Climate Change

GM crops: what it will mean for you if British farmers get green light

A landmark ruling in Europe is expected to allow Britain to grow genetically modified crops on a global scale<p>Genetically modified crops could be grown commercially by English farmers for the first time following a landmark ruling in Europe on Tuesday<p>The European Parliament is expected to approve a …

How long to travel to Alpha Centauri?

The distances between stars are vast, which is why star travel is so far. Read here about conventional propulsion and warp drives, plus about …

Space Travel

Capella is 2 golden stars

We see Capella as the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. It’s actually 2 stars, each with a golden color similar to our …