Laura Vaughan

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See Chris Martin Honor George Michael with Touching ‘Last Christmas’

Coldplay singer Chris Martin honored the late George Michael with an impromptu performance of “Last Christmas” at a London homeless shelter earlier …

The world today looks ominously like it did before World War I | NOLA.com

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

Jury in Hobos gang trial says some members refuse to agree on verdict

A federal jury in a racketeering case against one of Chicago's most notorious street gangs indicated Thursday that it may be deadlocked on at least one count but didn't say whether it was stuck on a central charge that could send six alleged Hobos members to prison for life.<p>In a note to U.S. …

What People In The West Get Wrong About Meditation, According to Master Buddhists

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

Make your own dumplings for dinner tonight. It's easier than you think.

If you're in the mood for dumplings, you could spend an hour waiting for the <i>xiao long bao</i> at Din Tai Fung, drive to Hacienda Heights for the potstickers at Earthen, or brave the numb-taste dumplings at Chengdu Taste. Or you could make your own dumplings tonight.<p>This pork dumpling recipe, from Ruth …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

Heartwarming Photos of Little Kids and Their Big Dogs

Photographer Andy Seliverstoff over St. Petersburg, Russia, has been working on a heartwarming photo project that will put a smile on your face, …

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having to …

Gardening

35 Ways To Transform Everything You Own With Paint

Wicker benches, linoleum floors, table lamps, KitchenAid mixers, you name it.

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Penguin Random House

The Tao of Carrie Fisher: 37 Great Quotes From the Actress and Author

Carrie Fisher wrote her own obituary. “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled …

A cannabis-business park covering 1 million square feet is coming to Massachusetts

California is at the forefront of the US medical marijuana industry, and weed’s positive impact on the state’s economy has been huge, generating $2.8 billion in 2015, with $6.5 billion annually expected by 2020.<p>The state’s largest grow facility was announced in June 2016 by GFarms, and is slated to …

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades

Last month, the FDA granted researchers permission to move forward with clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on treating PTSD. Though the development may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned...<p>Roslyn Talusan, a freelance writer in …

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically.<p>So much so, that renewable …

Renewable Energy

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This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

Love Horoscope for Year 2017

<i>Tracy Allen’s love horoscope columns appear regularly online. In addition to astrology, she has a graduate education in counseling psychology and has worked as a psychotherapist. Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tallennyc@gmail.com to schedule a private session.</i><p><b>ARIES</b><p>March 21–April 19<p>The …

Relationships

People Try To Build IKEA Furniture While On Acid

Some people have a really hard time following step-by-step directions that are perfectly illustrated with photos, so these instructionally challenged …

SiriusXM To Livestream Widespread Panic, Willie Nelson & Other New Year’s Eve Concerts

SiriusXM has revealed a lineup of New Year’s Eve concerts that will livestream across the platform’s various channels. Among the December 31 shows …

The Philips Hue Dimmer Kit Is Landlord-Friendly, Adds Dimmable Lights to Any Home

I wanted dimmable lights in my apartment, but like most people, my lease won’t let me mess with the electricals. I thought I was stuck until I found …

15 Things You Should Learn How to Cook in 2017

New year, new you, new recipes, right? Give your go-to list of recipes a refresh in 2017 and try out the following 15 dishes you're guaranteed to love. Based on Pinterest's predicted food trends of 2017 and what we know everyone will be cooking this year, these are the things you should learn how …

15 Best State Parks in Florida

1 of 15<p>Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, St. George Island<p>3 of 15<p>Big Lagoon …

National Parks

Maine just became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana

The measure passed by 3,995 votes with the support of 381,768 people, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said in a statement. That was a slightly narrower margin of victory than the 4,073 vote gap reported following the Nov. 8 election.<p>The measure now goes to Governor Paul LePage, who has 10 …

Cannabis

The ultimate guide to making marijuana tea: Bags, recipes, effects, highs and where to buy

Winter is officially here, and it's time to get warm, toasty and mellow as temperatures plunge. Enter marijuana tea — like a regular herbal blend, …

For Cash-Strapped Monks, Selling Fruitcakes Is A Saving Grace

The monks at Assumption Abbey in Ava, Mo., were making concrete blocks when Father Cyprian Harrison joined the order in 1965. As demand for the blocks waned, the order explored other options to support the men who call the cloistered monastery home.<p>"After a lot of inner reflection, we decided [to …

15 Bad*ss American Women You Need To Know About

During the second wave of feminism in the ’60s and ’70s (look it up, kids), feminist activists grabbed onto a well-known phrase, “Behind every great …

Dogs go grey with stress, just like humans

Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to stress-induced hair greying.<p>Scientists from Northern Illinois University (NIU) teamed up with an animal …

DIY masks and scrubs that’ll make your skin glow this party season

Face masks have seen revival in recent years, but the best ones can be whipped up at home. The obsession with creating my own recipes for scrubs and …