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Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been …

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 …


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Derelict chairlift station in Norden, California

Derelict chairlift station in <b>Norden, California</b>.

There's A New Generation Of Young People Hopping America's Trains

"Two weeks later I was gone — this was it, I was riding my very first freight train."<p>From 2004 to 2009 Brodie rode more than 50,000 miles through 46 states, documenting who and what he encountered along the way with a Polaroid camera before switching to 35mm film in 2006.<p>The Polaroid Kid showcased …

How Cubans' Health Improved When Their Economy Collapsed

Sometimes financial crises can force lifestyle changes for the better.<p>Enrique De La Osa/Reuters<p>When Cuba's benefactor, the Soviet Union, closed up shop in the early 1990s, it sent the Caribbean nation into an economic tailspin from which it would not recover for over half a decade.<p>The biggest …

Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød

4 Servings<p>"You can put whatever you want on them," says chef Nicolaus Balla, who serves the Scandinavian open-face sandwiches at San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Simply slather a creamy spread like butter or sour cream on dense rye bread. Rob with classic combos like roast beef and crisp onions, or …

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A Jaw-dropping Google Street View Hyperlapse

The best way to experience Google Street View

A-frame near Hobart, Australia

A-frame near Hobart, Australia.

(via Smoked Salmon Croque Madames - Martha Stewart Recipes)

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The “Seagull House” in Devon, England

The “Seagull House” in <b>Devon, England</b>. It was converted from a barn in 1987 and designed by architect Roderick James who founded Carpenter Oak where you can see more pictures of the oak framed house.

A well traveled woman

A well traveled woman

A well traveled woman

Handmade home in Topanga, CA

Handmade home in <b>Topanga, CA</b>.