Margaret Iva Ashton

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8 Things You Did When You Were A Kid That Parents Would Never Let Their Kids Do Today

<i>Can you even imagine a kid doing any of these things in 2017?</i><p><b>1. Being used as the bait for deep-sea fishing</b>: Long gone are the days when you could …

Eggs

Bryan Adams: Cairo Airport Officials 'Defaced' My Vintage Guitar

"Summer of '69" may have been the best days of Bryan Adams' life, but the Canadian singer isn't too happy about the spring of 2016.<p>The singer told NBC News that his entire collection of instruments — including his prized vintage guitar — was "defaced" by customs officials at Egypt's Cairo …

Guitar

What to do in the garden in March

Spring is on its way and the longer, brighter days provide the perfect opportunity to get out into the garden and get this month’s to dos done. From …

Clark Howard

Clark’s Travel Booking<br>& Planning Guide Submit Your Travel Photos<br>and See Latest Gallery<p><b>Never Miss a Deal!</b> Follow Clark Smart Travel pages for the …

Take a peek inside Nevada's new solar farm that generates power 24/7 with molten salt

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project covers 1,670 acres of Nevada desert. When it officially opened in February this year, the massive plant was …

This Underwater Hotel Wants To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

The moving hotel's owners plan to restore coral reefs wherever it's located.<p>When it comes to the future of travel, many experts have looked beyond Earth to the cosmos, naming space tourism as the next big trend.<p>But it turns out there's another trend that's quietly making waves on our home planet, …

Local Economies

The Best Exercise and Eating Advice for Your Body Type

Ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph might sound like alien races straight out of a sci-fi series, but knowing which of these three body types you are …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

World Economic Forum

Millennial farmers important to future of coffee

Millennial farmers important to<br>future of coffee<p>The culture and economy of Latin America is deeply steeped in coffee, with traditions handed down from …

Costa Rica

This beautiful electric bike will charge itself with built-in solar panels

Leaos<p>Electric bikes are all the rage these days, especially among urban dwellers — and for good reason, too.<p>E-bikes are a green mode of …

Electric Vehicles

Peeking into the brain's filing system

<b>Storing information so that you can easily find it again is a challenge. From purposefully messy desks to indexed filing cabinets, we all have our preferred systems. How does it happen inside our brains?</b><p>Somewhere within the dense, damp and intricate 1.5kg of tissue that we carry in our skulls, all …

Neurophilosophy

Green Pope Goes Medieval on Planet

Pope Francis’s embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in …

Chapman University

Things people say when you tell them you're a vegetarian/vegan

<i>Editor's note: since the team here at Thrillist mostly subsists on In-N-Out, fried chicken, and other foods that will make the future heart surgeons</i> …

Tesla's Elon Musk Teases New Product: A Home Battery?

A home battery? An electric motorcycle? A human teleporter? Tesla CEO Elon Musk set the Internet abuzz on Monday when he tweeted that the company will unveil a "major" new product next month, and it won’t be a car.<p>Musk didn't give any details, but he may have already provided the spoiler. In the …

Tesla

Christianity’s critics ignore evidence

[np_storybar title=”Do you believe in God?” link=”mailto:letters@nationalpost.com”]Why or why not? Send answers of <b>100 words or fewer</b> to …

Jesus

INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

The sun is the perfect source for clean, free energy, but sometimes the technology to harvest our nearest star’s power can be a bit expensive. So why …

Solar Charging

Surviving Europe's Most Infamous Budget Airline: Ryanair

By College Tourist, Author, Victoria Humphrey<p>Let's face it, "budget travel" is essentially the middle name of every student who studies abroad. I applaud Irish-based Ryanair for offering such a wide selection of budget-friendly flights to destinations throughout Europe and Africa (yes, you can take …

Ryanair

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Jonathan Franzen’s global-warming nihilism: Saving the climate might mean destroying everything else

Franzen feels “bullied” by climate change’s dominance over all other environmental issues<p>A new football stadium rises in downtown Minneapolis, its glass facade a death trap for the thousands of birds anticipated to collide with it each year.<p>The National Audubon Society, meanwhile, puts out a …

Archaeologists Find Underground Pyramid at Tiahuanaco in Bolivia, Excavations Planned

The ancient fortress site of Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku) in western Bolivia is still revealing secrets thousands of years after its peak as capital of an …

Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …

This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back

Titanium bikes are really expensive, and many of them actually expect you to do all the pedaling yourself. The ProdecoTech Titanio 29er won't save …

Cynthia Ozick NY Times Piece on Young Writers Misses the Economics

In what might be the most highbrow get-off-my-lawn ever written (19 literary names dropped; references to typewriter brands; a dig at the new <i>New</i> …

Creative Writing

PosiGen solar panels: How one company is making renewable energy affordable for the working class.

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in …

Can money buy your kids a bigger brain?

Research has shown that a person's position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain?<p>A new study suggests that a family's socioeconomic status correlates with the surface area of children's brains, …

The Brain

Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the Planet

It's not about going green for Georgetown, Texas.<p><i>This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated …

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, stylists and …