Marty Howells

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This Is What A Mom Really Means When She Says 'I'm Tired'

She looked tired. Bone-tired. Overwhelmed, frazzled, but mostly <i>tired</i>.<p>Of course, she was. She had four children who looked to all be under age 10, …

Parenting

Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.<p>Scientists have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable …

Mom Creates Hilariously Honest Guide To Cleaning

Take that, Pinterest.<p>Fed up with unrealistic “clean house” guides on Pinterest, a Utah mom of three created one that more accurately reflects parents’ housekeeping struggles.<p>Blogger Meredith Ethington posted “A Real Mom’s Guide To A Clean House” ― a foolproof cleaning method that involves steps …

Cleaning

The Scary Way Antidepressants Could Affect Your Sleep

Depression can be a complete nightmare. If you have this mental health disorder, medication can improve your day-to-day existence in many ways. But …

Sleep

Over 92,000 Facebook Users Shared This Mom's Post About Mental Illness

A Missouri mom is making headlines after she wrote a moving Facebook post about what it’s like to live with mental illness—in particular, anxiety and …

Depression

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

Ellen, NPH, Jim Parsons, Laverne Cox and Others Say 'Thanks Obama' on Behalf of LGBT Community — WATCH

Ellen DeGeneres has assembled some of television’s biggest stars to thank outgoing President Barack Obama for all that he has done for the LGBT …

U.S. Government: Seriously, Climate Change Will Kill Polar Bears

"Without decisive action to address Arctic warming, the long-term fate of this species is uncertain."<p>The image of a sad polar bear on a tiny ice floe …

Wild storms knock down California's famed 'drive-thru' sequoia tree

A popular tourist attraction dubbed the Pioneer Cabin tree has been destroyed as violent storms tear through the US west coast. Thousands of people …

Legendary 'tunnel tree' falls victim to powerful California storm

It stood tall for more 137 years. Yet in the end, the so-called "tunnel tree," also known as the Pioneer Cabin, in California's Calaveras Big Trees …

Why Jenny Swift's Death Is A Tale Of Our Times...

Jenny Swift, a woman, was found dead in her cell in an all male prison this week. That is what the headlines should have read. Jenny Swift was denied …

The Invaluable Lessons Of 'Watership Down,' A Dark Classic Every Kid Should Read

Richard Adams knew his book would frighten kids. And that's why he wrote it.<p>“I do not believe in talking down to children,” Richard Adams explained in an interview with The Guardian last year.<p>This, coming from an author widely known for writing the most violent “talking rabbit book” in history, is …

Literature

Dreamy and Fairy Redhead Portraits by Alexandra Bochkareva

Alexandra Bochkareva is a self-taught portrait and fine-art photographer, who is inspired by onirique portraits of redhead and freckled people. She …

Photography

19 Shockingly Beautiful Birth Photos From 2016

You have to see these.<p><i>WARNING: Photos might be graphic to some readers.</i>

Nine Inch Nails Releasing A New EP

Trent Reznor's sonic manifestation, Nine Inch Nails, will return with a new EP on Christmas Eve Eve (December 23); <i>Not The Actual Events</i> will be released via the band's website.<p>Reznor has recruited Atticus Ross, his frequent collaborator for David Fincher movie soundtracks (Gone Girl, Girl with the …

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?<p>Most people think of samurai as fierce swordsmen attuned to violence, but the artifacts currently on display in <i>Samurai: The Way of the Warrior</i> at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville reveal a commitment to impeccable …

Humans Just Killed Off These 12 Animals, And You Didn't Even Notice

Over the past decade, we've wiped out mammals, birds, amphibians and more. And it's all to our own detriment.<p>For thousands of years, the Bramble Cay melomys, a small, mouse-like rodent, eked out a living on a tiny coral island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It was the reef’s only endemic mammal …

Biodiversity

Watch David Attenborough's Emotional Last Plea in The Planet Earth II Finale

*Drops mic*<p>After six incredible episodes, the BBC's <i>Planet Earth II</i> ended on Sunday with the first and only on-camera appearance of the 90-year-old …

F*ck You, Menopause. I'm Too Young For This Sh*t.

It started innocently enough. The weather was changing and I woke up drenched in sweat. “Oh, that was probably my fault,” said my husband. “I bumped …

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>After hundreds of years, experts have solved one of the art world's great mysteries.<p>Since the early 1500s, miniature boxwood carvings have confounded viewers with their depictions of heaven, hell and life on Earth, sculpted in minute detail.<p>Coveted by the wealthiest …

The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point | Bill McKibben

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age<p>The news that the US federal government has refused to issue the permit needed to run a pipeline under the Missouri river means many things – …

'Walking Dead' star Alanna Masterson slams body shamers

Alanna Masterson isn't one to let body shaming slide.<p>The 28-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to fight back against those criticizing her weight on the latest episode of "The Walking Dead," telling trolls to "grow the f**k up."<p>"Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman …

These 360 Degree Nature Videos Will Help Keep Your Planet Earth II Addiction at Bay

Added bonus, Attenborough's voice narrates the whole thing.<p>If one hour a week of the world's most incredible documentary footage, complete with swimming sloths and heroic lizards, isn't enough, then BBC has you covered with their new 360 degree <i>Planet Earth II</i> videos.<p>Narrated by the ubiquitous voice …

Fantastic Native American Portraits

Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis became fascinated with photography early, building his own camera around the age 10. As a …

Fashion Journalism

The head of National Museum of the American Indian on what we should all know

Kevin Gover, 61, is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. A member of the Pawnee tribe, he was born in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Northern Virginia.<p><b>Do you prefer being called Native American or American Indian?</b><p>I’m indifferent. [Laughs.] As a …

The world's most beautiful trees

National Parks

Plight of the Polar Bear: “The Entire Ecosystem Is Failing in Front of Our Eyes”

The current EPA transition team leader might not believe in global warming, but its impacts are not an option for the northern Canadian town of …

'Let this enrage you!' Jennifer Lawrence's inspirational response to Trump is exactly what we all need

Alongside the likes of Lena Dunham, Emma Watson and Laura Bates of Everyday Sexism, Jennifer Lawrence is fast cementing her position as one of the feminist voices of the millennial generation.<p>After her famous letter expressing frustration at the Hollywood gender wage gap in 2015, the actress has …

5 of the Oldest Buildings in London Photos

With Roman roots dating back nearly 2,000 years, London is a city ripe with historical treasures. From military fortresses to centuries-old places of worship to grand government buildings, the city’s many ancient and medieval sites serve as a window into the traditions and foundations of the city. …