Stella Hodgkins

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South Korea holds Hong Kong ship over North Korean oil

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it was holding a Hong Kong-flagged ship and its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. …

North Korea

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Mindfulness

NASA made an adorable video explaining climate change. l think a lot of people will FINALLY get it.

Here's your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we'll see how it's affecting life on earth <i>right now.</i><p>If the symptoms of …

Climate Change

How To Get More Guaranteed Retirement Income In The 401(k) Age

In the old days, many Americans had a defined benefit (DB) pension that paid them a steady guaranteed income in retirement. But the pension landscape has shifted dramatically: now more than half of all US retirement assets are in self-directed defined contribution (DC) plans, such as 401(k)s and …

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

Psychology

Mayors Sign Climate Protection Agreement, Endorse Innovative Climate Solutions

Confronting climate change is a major agenda item at this week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Dallas, Texas, including climate protection …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

From Cocktails to Dessert: A Complete Menu for Your Next Summer Dinner Party

You've invited friends over for dinner, now you've got to decide what to cook. Try this easy and foolproof Mediterranean-style menu. All of the dishes are crowd-pleasers and you can make most of them ahead of time, so all that's left to do when your guests arrive is reheat and fire up the</b> …

Recipes

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Famous Architects Unveil Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo!

The next World Expo in 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan - and leaders are already preparing for the global event by unveiling …

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics‘ Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future …

Japanese Company Creates Floating Billboard to Clean Polluted River

Image credit: Hana<p>Related:<p>Shokobutsu Hana, a natural cosmetics sub-brand from Japanese company Lion, has launched a campaign to build awareness of …

5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Start Growing Food

Has the food gardening bug hit you? If you’re not sowing seeds and tending tomatoes yet, your neighbors probably are. According to a report from the …

Store Your Summer Harvest in a DIY Backyard Root Cellar

Once upon a time, just about every household had a root cellar either beneath the house or built into the land nearby, where summer produce would be …

Amazing Brick Machine Rolls Out Roads Like Carpet

Brick roads are beautiful and durable, but we don’t see them too often due to the effort it takes to produce them. What once was a labor-intensive, …

Organic Carbon Battery More Powerful Than Lithium Ion, Charges Twice as Fast

<b>Cost Competitive —</b> slots directly into existing manufacturing processes, requiring no change to existing manufacturing lines. The battery also allows …

Gazzara to Future Sustainability Leaders: Embrace Failure, Avoid 'Analysis Paralysis'

Image credit: Phil Russell<p>Related:<p>Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability recently launched the Executive Master’s for Sustainability …

British Airways, Solena Fuels Set to Build GreenSky London's Waste-Conversion Facility

Artist's impression of the new GreenSky complex at Thames Enterprise Park | Image credit: BBC News<p>Related:<p>British Airways and Solena Fuels' GreenSky …

Top 22 Benefits of Trees

Learn more about why we need to plant and care for trees:<p>01.<p>Trees combat climate change<p>Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, …

Ecology

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

The Latest United Nations Climate report is deeply disturbing because coral reefs may not be here tomorrow.<p><i>Join Earth Dr Reese Halter along Southern California's beach as he talks about the unintended consequences of burning more and more fossil fuels: Dying coral reefs, globally.</i><p>Let me tell you …

[Tool] This guide presents both Microsoft’s approach to building a simple carbon fee model and a five-step process to help you customize the model for maximum impact. It is designed for leaders who are interested in learning what the voluntary organizational carbon fee is, why it might be helpful in your organization, and how to implement this simple model--whether the goals are to reduce costs, align with the organization’s code of ethics, help mitigate economic, social, and environmental risks from climate change, make a difference with citizenship projects, or drive innovation.

December 30, 2013<p>This guide presents both Microsoft’s approach to building a simple carbon fee model and a five-step process to help you customize …

Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

A new report from the United Nations' panel on climate change says major action is needed, and fast, if policymakers want to limit global warming to acceptable levels.<p>There's an international target to control climate change: keeping the global temperature rise to just 2 degrees Celsius above …

BIG's Hualien Residences Look Like Gigantic Green-Roofed Mountains

BIG’s Hualien Wellness & Residential development in Taiwan is an eco-friendly home for the elderly that is designed to encourage a health-conscious …

'The Land' is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

At first glance, The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground, seems like a modern-day parent’s worst nightmare. The Land is riddled with what looks like …