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Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

When a deer becomes infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.<p>At some point, the animal will lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, and lose its fear of humans, and it may start drinking and salivating more. It winds up …

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>The 7 Most Luxe Eco-Resorts in the World<p>There’s no shame in wanting to relax and be pampered among …

Green Walls Anyone Can Grow

At once sculptural and organic, Helen Kontouris’ Botanical Planter Screens provide a sense natural visual separation to indoor and outdoor spaces …

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

Jersey Shore

Signs Employees Are Suffering From Depression And How Employers Can Help

The mental health of employees is imperative to the success of any organization. Sadly, mental health of employees is often overlooked in the corporate world. Employees are expected to give their best, and talking about depression is not really encouraged, A lot of managers have no idea how to deal …

Why Millennials Are Struggling With Mental Health At Work

Americans do not take mental health seriously enough. According to the NIMH, as many as 45% of mental health cases go untreated in this country, at a total potential cost of $147 billion per year.<p>These statistics are devastating and also not widely known — but they’re not terribly controversial. …

Mental Health

LeBron James Could Form the Superteam to End All Superteams in Houston

There’s a new contender in the LeBron James sweepstakes. The Lakers have long been considered the biggest threat to lure him away from the Cavs next …

Basketball

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Fracking

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State

<i>Welcome to Urban Legends, a month-long collection of articles dissecting persistent myths, unexplained phenomena, shared nightmares, and tales so</i> …

Horror

Insect "Armageddon": 5 Crucial Questions Answered

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Are we facing insect …

Shattering the Stigma Around Mental Illness with Intimate Bedroom Portraits

Indonesian photographer Dwi Asrul Fajar is going behind closed doors to capture young people living with mental illness at their most real.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia.</i><p>What does mental health look like in a country where even the suggestion of a psychological illness is taboo? …

Would Your Pet Cat Eat You If You Suddenly Died?

A cat behavioral expert weighs in on Mister Tibbles' taste for homo sapiens.<p>Earlier this month, esteemed travel publication National Geographic did the Lord's work and published an article called <i>Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died? Get the Facts.</i><p>In it they ascertained a disobliging truth: that your …

Pets

A House Mullet Family Home in Melbourne by Pandolfini Architects

Pandolfini Architects were faced with strict guidelines when it came time to design the Port Melbourne House. Situated on a long narrow site, the …

Architecture

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses<p>As wood is one of the most …

A 72 Square Meter Apartment in the Center of Tel Aviv

Interior designer Galya Ben Asher worked alongside Studio 6B’s Amir Navon, Moran Adir, and Michal Gutman as part of their designers’ mentor program, …

Interior Design

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2018<p>From the vocal knockout Tenille Townes to the Garth …

Draymond Green Would Like a Word (or 1,000)

A lot has happened since Draymond Green’s arm connected with LeBron James’s junk in the 2016 NBA Finals: Golden State squandered a 3-1 series lead, built a god-mode team that took back the championship, and caused megastars to play musical chairs. But Draymond's gone through even more. Here, he …

Basketball

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Spend a night in the LEGO House where everything is made of bricks

For one night only, the newly opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark will become one family’s private playground.Aspiring master builders, young and …

Opinion | Mere decades after its creation, we are killing the weekend

On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled skies eerily clear. The “great refusal,” as it is sometimes known, ultimately …

Medical Journals

Could a Machine Identify Suicidal Thoughts?

Despite decades of effort, it has proven frustratingly difficult to predict who is most at risk of dying by suicide. Relying on patients to reveal …

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Crows Are Doing the Best They Can<p>Elaine Godfrey<p>It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know …

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>A Giant Tulip Field Blooms in Germany: Pictures<p>Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men. It’s …

How Technology is Changing the Way We'll Be Buried

From space ships to QR codes, futurists are changing death.<p>While you don’t have a say in whether you’ll eventually die or not (sorry Peter Thiel), …

Peter Thiel

This border collie is busy saving New Zealand's endangered parrots

A doggo named Ajax has been specially trained to sniff out the kea, an endangered bird endemic to New Zealand. Watch this charming short as they roam …

What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

People who pack up and transport their house twice a year become choosy about their possessions. I recently traveled among the nomads of Mongolia for …

Power Tools

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …