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Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food

Eco-conscious shoppers now have an alternative to organic food that has been certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as Certified …

Ikea for Farming: Flat-Pack Hen House, Worm Bin, Beehive

As many of us become more concerned and aware of the foods we are consuming, urban farming has taken off as not only a way to produce healthy foods, but also to help produce foods in a more economical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Now, the AKER project is utilizing the power of CNC …

Farming

Rent A Rugged Teardrop Trailer For Your Next Camping Trip

Off The Grid Rentals<p>Posted in Rides<p>Who doesn’t want to hit the backcountry in a teardrop trailer? Problem is, most of us don’t have an extra $20,000 …

Luxury Lifestyle

Simple Pleasures: Savor the First Spring Day in the Garden

Is there anything better than that first spring day when the weather finally feels warm enough to really spend time outdoors? When winter releases …

Gardening

Guilty as Charged: Our Most Shameful Kitchen Confessions

You know how we say to always make your own stock, clean as you go, and sharpen your knives? Well, sometimes, we…don't.<p></head>You know how we say to always make your own stock, clean as you go, and sharpen your knives? We'll admit it. Sometimes, we…don't. Here are our most cringe-worthy kitchen …

Knives

Tour One of World's Largest Caves on Back of a Drone

Photographer spent eight days in cave to make a viral video.<p>The biggest cavern in Vietnam's Son Doong Cave is so vast that it could accommodate a Boeing 747. “You feel absolutely miniscule,” says Ryan Deboodt, a professional photographer whose video of the cave went viral this week. Deboodt spent …

Why The American Diet Needs To Go Even More Mediterranean

Every five years, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) update the Dietary Guidelines for …

Nutrition

Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says

A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while …

Then and now: Images of our changing planet

From building goliath dams that harness great rivers, to the natural construction of new land by volcanic activity, our planet is in a state of …

Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and …

Government Attacks Small Family Farm in Schenectady County New York

Unexpected Dangers of Farming<p>Remember how I said I wanted to get more involved with local farms this year? Well, I guess it pays to be careful with …

Pesticides in Produce - Consumer Reports

Our risk guide for conventional produce<p>This tool shows the risk of pesticide exposure from eating 48 fresh conventional fruits and vegetables from 14 …

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Literature

10 Avocado Recipes for Weight Loss

Besides tasting beyond delicious, avocados can also help lower blood pressure, banish bloat, quell hunger pangs and fry stubborn belly fat. It really …

Healthy Eating

5 Three-Song Workouts For Total-Body Fitness

If you've got 10 minutes, you've got enough time to rock out — er, work out. We supply the workouts and the playlists, you bring the ruckus.

Exercise

Travel guide to Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

PARK DETAILS<p>Sixty-five million years ago, the same immense forces that lifted the Colorado Plateau and shaped so much of the American Southwest …

Emerald Pools via Kayenta Trail Beginner

A relatively easy just over 2 mile trail to Zion’s Emerald Pools – miniature oases nestled in the impressive cliffs of Zion. Depending on the season, …

Shepherd's Pie

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

Oh hey, Aunt Gertrude, here's some sexed-up Dickens for you!<p>First she helped us establish the commandments for a kick-ass book club, then she introduced us to her favorite classics and "issues" books. For our final installment from ELLE's February Best Year Ever Coach—professional book group …

Forget #ThatDress… the planet Mars is actually blue, not red

The world might be fixating on #ThatDress, but the Curiosity Rover has just uncovered an EVEN BIGGER colour confusion.<p>Specifically, the planet Mars – …

9 Oily Fish Recipes to Embrace Eating Lower on the Fish Food Chain

<i>Pictured: The Brown Sardine Open-Faced Sandwich recipe from CHOW</i>We're told time and time again that a healthy diet includes plenty of fish. That may …

Food

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Science fiction makes you think.<p>Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that …

Where an ant goes when it's gotta go

Most of us think ants are unsanitary; it certainly seems that way when they’ve invaded our homes. But scientists have spotted ant behaviors that show …

7 Steps to Freedom Camping, Kiwi Style

Want to go to New Zealand? That’s cool – so does nearly everyone else in the world. The country of four million is now flooded with about 2.5 million …

These are the top novels of the last 20 years – how many have you read?

Consider yourself a bookworm? Well, read on.<p>A panel of literary experts has compiled a list of the top novels released over the last 20 years, to …