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Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System

There has long been controversy surrounding the potential benefits or hazards of fasting. On one hand, supporters of fasting point to the many …

Immune System

7 Colorful Destinations you Must See Once in your Life

Dozens of destinations across the globe are worth the trip for different reasons, but these lakes and rivers are special. Instead of the beautiful …

New Zealand

War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank

<b>A green think tank has warned of the risk of unintended consequences from the wave of concern about plastics.</b><p>The Green Alliance said plastics played a valuable role and couldn't be simply abolished.<p>It wants to transform the notion of a "War on Plastics" into a "War on Plastic Litter".<p>The group - …

Sustainability

You gotta see this smoking elephant to believe it

A ‘smoking’ elephant captured on video by Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS)-India Program has WCS …

Wildlife

Knitting should be prescribed on NHS to lower blood pressure, reduce depression and slow dementia

Prescribing knitting could save the NHS millions of pounds, a new report suggests, because it lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and slows the onset of dementia.<p>The organisation Knit for Peace carried out a widespread literature review looking at the health benefits of the traditional craft …

How to Grow Sunflowers - Organic Gardening

<i>“Grow What You Love” by Emily Murphy, not only teaches readers to grow and harvest gardens but to apply this philosophy to life as well. Murphy helps</i> …

19 Gifts That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

They’re actually all less than $50.<p>Whether you're in need of a birthday gift or something sweet to celebrate an upcoming holiday, our editors are …

The No-Fail Cornbread That's Slightly Sweet & Very Divine

Some joke that the AME—an acronym for the African Methodist Episcopal Church—actually stands for "Always Meet and Eat." So be it: The Black church has been an important source of physical and spiritual nourishment, from chattel slavery to the Civil Rights movement to the present day. In the first …

How We Get Ugly (but Delicious) Foods Ready for Their Close-Ups

<i>Inspired by Netflix's new show,</i> Ugly Delicious<i>, we're taking a closer look at some of our favorite ugly—but undeniably delicious—Food52 recipes, and the food styling tricks we use to transform them in the photo studio .</i><p>Some dishes will just never be famous on Instagram. As one of Food52’s food and …

A Top Portrait Pro Demonstrates How to Pose Models for Better Boudoir Photos at Home (VIDEO)

Anita Sadowska is a professional fashion photographer based in Dublin, and in this quick tutorial she teams up with an experienced model to …

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Stand Back

Romantic retreats: 20 of the world's most seductive places to stay

I have long believed the best and most cost effective form of relationship maintenance has nothing to do with the therapist’s waiting room. No, it involves a very different form of close scrutiny in an enclosed space. I am talking, of course, about the exquisitely remedial benefits of a couple of …

Tips to Assemble a Hobby Bee Hive Kit - Homesteading and Livestock

As homesteaders going on year three, we decided to start our journey as beekeepers.<p>It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each …

Homesteading

The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Global Warming
Monterey Bay Aquarium

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget (Video)

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

American Airlines

Trump Plans The Largest Rollback of Land Protection in American History

What is he thinking?

Forests

10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips

Whether it’s backcountry camping, huts for post-hike relaxation or a hot tub and luxury cabin after a day in a canoe, our tipsters know some great stays<p><b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Glacier View Cabins, northern British Columbia</b><p>Simply one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited: remote, barely known, a …

Hiking

Photographers Capture African Culture in All Its Richness

30 photographers present a collection of photographs that celebrates a diversity of culture and confronts the misconceptions of Africa seen as a …

Africa

Help Protect The Planet with Some of the Best Environmental Charities

It seems like the one thing we should all be able to agree on is a need to protect the planet. We’ve only got the one and if movies have taught us …

Sustainability

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

Home Improvement

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump …

Climate

Bird attempts to woo mate with a love heart, gets a nasty surprise

LONDON — If there's one thing this series of <i>Planet Earth II</i> has taught us, it's that life is never plain sailing in the animal kingdom.<p>That goes for …

Avocado milkshake recipe

Avocado milkshake is refreshing and great for staving off hunger<p>Add vanilla ice cream to to avocado milkshake make this even more decadent.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2-4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Ice cubes<br>2 large avocado, peeled<br>500ml/17floz whole milk<br>6 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to taste<p>METHOD<br>Half-fill a blender or juicer with ice …

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.<p>Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009. …

Global Warming

Earth - The people who dive with whales that could eat them alive

A decade ago, Fabrice Schnöller was an engineer working on systems for tracking sharks. Then, in 2007, he went on a sailing trip to the island of Mauritius, where something happened that would change the course of his life.<p>As his boat approached the coast, giant towers of steam began exploding out …

Whales

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