Lisa Chestnutt

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The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Sitting

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

TED Talks

Happiness is the new GDP

Global policymakers are starting to take happiness seriously.<p>In March, the United Nations released its fourth World Happiness Report, ranking 156 nations on how close residents say they are to living the best life possible. The UN report features endless interesting tidbits: Scandinavians are …

Economics

Sea levels could rise twice as fast as previously predicted

Antarctica’s meltdown could spur sea level rise well beyond current predictions. A new simulation of the continent’s thawing ice suggests that …

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

Scientists blame El Nino, warming for 'gruesome' coral death

The coral on the sea floor around the Pacific island of Kiritimati looked like a boneyard in November — stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope.<p>This month, color returned with fuzzy reds and browns, but that's not good news. Algae has overtaken the lifeless coral on what had been …

Climate Change

The Sculpted in 16 Weeks Total Body Workout – Part 4

Weeks 7 & 8 Can you believe it? You have almost reached the half-way point of The Sculpted in 16 Weeks Total Body Workout series! A few weeks ago you …

Workouts

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues of sea stars, the ominous “warm blob,” the “godzilla” El Nino and …

Climate Change

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

Books

How you can help improve water quality and access around the globe

Unconditional water access is a global necessity, but not yet a global reality.<p>Water plays a critical role in many of life’s non-negotiable needs, …

Sub-Saharan Africa

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

LECReD - Low Emission Climate Resilient Development

In most communities of Maldives, harvested and stored rainwater is the main source of drinking water. Community rainwater tanks do exist on the …

Strengthening farmers’ resilience in a changing climate | United Nations

In Malawi, climate change has negatively impacted rural farmers by reducing their crop yield and increasing their vulnerability to climatic shocks, …

UNDP and Climate Change

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10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning -- even if some people in the state still don't want to say the "c" word.<p>Louisiana's …

Putting climate resilience on the map

Baseline Video: Improving Climate Resilience in Lao PDR (English subtitles)

Career Development: International Development Industry Overview

International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects

Making it as international development & humanitarian aid professional | Stephen Ladek | TEDxUWCCR

International development: Derek Evans at TEDxPenticton 2012

What is International Development? | School of International Development

Can Tanzania get its MCC suspension lifted?

Tanzania’s government must outline how it will address concerns about democratic inclusivity if it wants to reopen a partnership with the Millennium …

Alumni Q+A: Susannah C. Drake MArch ’95, MLA ’95

Making urban environments more resilient is a charge taken on with urgency for many city leaders, the United Nations, and recently the Rockefeller …

Snooze button on 'global warming' alarm?

A decade has passed since <i>TIME</i> magazine published a famous cover and report on “global warming,” and even though one organization says TIME got it …

Climate Change

Great Barrier Reef policies not enough to meet targets set out in Reef 2050 Plan: AIMS

Australia looks likely to miss water quality targets set out to keep the Great Barrier Reef on UNESCO's World Heritage list, a senior researcher at …

North Queensland

We've Changed a Life-Giving Nutrient Into a Deadly Pollutant -- How Can We Change It Back?

Dead fish on the Peconic River after a morning fishing for striped bass in Riverhead, New York, June 4, 2015. Scientists have traced the fish carnage …

Farming