Katrina Hawkins

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5 Affordable Caribbean Hotels for Families

With their beautiful beach stretches, the clear blue-green waters, and the warm sunny weather, the Caribbean islands are pretty much at the top of the list for every family looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. And while a family vacation in paradise doesn't come cheap, these five affordable …

Swimming Pools

WW1: The female football pioneers

<b>Women's football was huge during World War One, drawing crowds of 53,000 even after the war had ended. So why did it disappear so dramatically, asks Gemma Fay, captain of the Scottish national female football team.</b><p>She had a shot so hard she once broke the arm of a professional male goalkeeper. She …

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

Black Friday: a brief history of madness and discounts

Finally! It's the time of year once more when Americans line up outside of major retail outlets at absurdly early hours in an effort to score the lowest prices on all manner of consumer goods. Looking for a washer/dryer on the cheap? How about a Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Or how about a new TV for Aunt …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who Could Have Shot Down Plane?

Just minutes after reports emerged that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had crashed in Eastern Ukraine, speculation and accusation began about who …

Raising Their Game: Going big in 1999

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Homemade Laundry Soap {Borax Free!}

Shares 49.4K<p>Doing laundry is a necessary evil, but you don’t have to make it worse by using toxic chemicals, dyes, and other irritants in your …

Giving Thanks Is More Than A Holiday

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Art Lover’s Villa Designed Down To The Smallest Detail

Although there are many incredible houses with stunning designs in all the corners of the earth, it’s not every day that you see one with such a …

Architecture

Get Online Without Wifi, 4G LTE or Even 3G with Be-Bound's Android App

Be-Bound has launched an app for Android devices that promises to keep your connection to the Internet flowing, even when you have no data connection or WiFi available to you.<p>While it might sound like magic, it is in fact a bit more simple than that. The app uses text messages as the ‘transport …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

25 Working Moms To Follow On Twitter 2013

These 25 women have been selected for our list because they have reached the top of their fields and they share their experience and their lives in raw form through multiple daily tweets. They are prolific, personal and inspiring – all have children <i>and</i> demanding careers.<p>Today, most moms are working …

What's Up With Science's Gender Gap?

Still not sure women face more obstacles than men on the way to a science career? Read Eileen Pollack's story.<p>Now, as ever, it's a tough time to be a lady in science. As <i>Nature</i> wrote in its women in science issue earlier this year: "Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, …

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Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Mobile Devices

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

<b>(sturti via iStock)</b><p>The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen<p>Edward McClelland<p>September 20, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>I know I’m dating myself by writing this, but I remember the middle class.<p>I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970s, when it …

The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers

<b>Farming has always been a hard way to make a living.</b><p>Now, a small but - anecdotally - growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land.<p>Some want to be a part of improving the food supply for …

Farming

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