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Varoufakis Has Bad Dress Sense But He's No Crook, Tsipras Says

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, saying he may have strange dress sense but acted in the …

Europe

Microwaving food in plastic linked to diabetes: study

Nuke your food in plastic and you could be dropping a bomb on your health.<p>Toxic chemicals from such containers leech into food when heated — and can …

Foods in plastic containers linked to hypertension

Foods in plastic containers… New research adds to growing concerns that environmental chemicals might be independent contributors to insulin …

Zooplankton Are Eating Plastic, And That’s Bad News For Ocean Life

Tiny ocean animals that make up a base of the marine food web are ingesting tiny particles of plastic pollution, and that could be bad news for the …

Pollution

Big Water fights plans to ban plastic water bottles in national parks

We’re already fed up with bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is …

Storing Food in Plastic Containers Unsafe

Nutrition is an emerging science, and two studies side by side can disprove each other. The latest news says that storing food in plastic containers …

Pollution

Future Highways Could Be Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Author: Belinda Lanks. Belinda Lanks Design<p>Date of Publication: 07.13.15.<p>Time of Publication: 4:16 pm. 4:16 pm<p>Plastic bottles are recycled into …

Plastic May Offer Sustainable Alternative to Road Construction

When we think of recycled plastic, our first thought usually doesn’t include using it as viable road construction material. But a team from VolkerWessels, a road construction firm in the Netherlands has taken this sustainable material and created the first prototype of such a road.<p>One of the …

The Ban on Plastic Bags vs. the Ban on Bag Bans

The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home<p>Photographs by Bobby Doherty<p><b>Lauren Kuby had a simple</b> ambition: She …

Pollution

Bahubali set to hit 4,000 screens on July 10

The first instalment of the two-part multilingual movie <i>Bahubali</i>, the most expensive film ever made in India, is all set to hit the screens on …

Bollywood

Hotel Review: The Lost Iguana Resort, Arenal Costa Rica

Choosing a hotel in the Lake Arenal area can be difficult, mostly because there are so many amazing options, just look on TripAdvisor and it can be a …

Hats off to the Derby House

The Derby House was the creation of Lloyd Wright, following in the footsteps of his father, Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1926, for businessman James …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Raising Kids Who Love Reading, Devour Books Voraciously, and Practically Beg for a Trip to the Library

<i>"Mom! Dad! Can we go to the library to check out a big stack of books? After I do all of my chores, I would really like to spend the rest of the afternoon reading quietly!"</i><p>... said no child, ever.<p>Just kidding. Some kids really do love to read! Actually, it's natural for children to love to read. …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

San Francisco