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    Is It Even Possible to Have a Work-Life Balance?

    Back in the early 1980s, when I started researching the field of careers, the notion of “work-life balance” was decidedly embryonic. It certainly had almost... Read more

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    5 Big Reasons to Continue to Read to Your ‘Big’ Kids

    For years, expecting parents have been advised to read to their children beginning at birth. Classic board books are a staple baby shower gift and... Read more

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    Good News: Young School Kids Join ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ to Turn Into Polite Young Men

    These elementary students are learning more than just the “three Rs”—reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic. Add a fourth one: respect—they’re learning how to give it, and... Read more

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    End of an Era in Regional Publishing as APN Puts Papers Up for Sale

    Last week APN News & Media announced it planned to sell off its regional newspaper business. It signals the end of an era. Regional publishing has... Read more

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    A State-by-State Look at Unemployment Benefits

    Some states have been cutting back on the benefits offered to unemployed workers. Since the end of the recession, eight states have reduced the duration... Read more

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    ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Free’: A Ukrainian POW Returns Home

    KYIV, Ukraine—Vadym Krypychenko was sure he was going to die. His vehicle had broken down along the front lines in eastern Ukraine near the village... Read more

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    From Jousting to Football: The Ideal Man Hasn’t Changed Much Since Medieval Times

    Anyone with a moderate interest in history will know that in the later years of his reign, Henry VIII seemed to have an identity crisis... Read more

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    Curbing Cravings: Can Kitchen Chaos Influence Cookie Consumption?

    Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is “mind over matter.” But new research by... Read more

  • A baby rhino stands with its dehorned mother in their enclosure at a rhino orphanage in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in the KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa, on Feb. 15, 2016. Rhinos have been slaughtered in increasing numbers to meet demand for their horns in Asia, particularly Vietnam. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Rhinos Flourish in a South African Wildlife Park

    HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE, South Africa—During the rescue of a South African rhino calf whose mother was killed by poachers, six heavily perspiring men squeezed the... Read more

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    Video: Guys Surf a Whale Shark

    A viral video shows two guys doing something really dumb and potentially unsafe. The two guys attempted to “surf” on a whale shark, which are... Read more

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    See Just How Moldy a Toddler’s Sippy Cup Can Get

    Concerned parents are freaking out over pictures that show rampant mold infestation in their toddlers’ sippy cups made by Tommee Tippee, a popular baby’s product manufacturer. ... Read more

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    Eight-Year-Old Cuts Her Mouth on Earring Found in Pizza Hut Meal

    Eight-year-old Ruby Higgs was eating pizza at Pizza Hut with her grandparents when she started crying, with blood running from her mouth.  Inside her ham... Read more

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    A 90 Year Old Woman Chose Traveling the World Over Cancer Treatment

    A 90-year old widow who was diagnosed with cancer in her uterus chose to spend the remainder of her life traveling the world instead of... Read more

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    2016 Jaguar XF R-Sport: Quiet by Design, Loaded with Luxury and Technology

    The new Jaguar XF is lighter, more efficient, and packed with technology. I’d like to mention several features that are segment-leading for the XF, starting... Read more

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    Watch: A Group of Kids in Rural Africa Reacts to Seeing a Drone for the First Time

    Texas filmmaker Mark Brandon Smith was in northern Uganda, working with a non-profit that was teaching personal health and hygiene, when one of the locals... Read more

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    Catwalk: Wisconsin Cat Disappears, Then Reappears in Florida

    NAPLES, Fla.—It takes about 22 hours to reach Florida by car for a person traveling from Wisconsin. But if you’re a cat, the 1,484-mile journey... Read more

  • Fernando Lopez carries possessions to his street side encampment which is protected from minor storms by an overpass on November 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Tiny Houses for the Homeless Seized by LA Officials

    As with any metropolitan area, Los Angeles has its fair share of homeless people living on the streets.  Recently, Elvis Summers has started constructing tiny... Read more

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    When It Comes to Mental Health, Like Attracts Like

    Is it true that like attracts like? When it comes to mental health, it seems the answer is yes. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry... Read more

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    A Love of Ivory Endangered by Excessive Anti-Poaching Laws

    Bob Weisblut owned a company specializing in burglar alarms and closed-circuit surveillance. Serendipity stirred his interest in ivory. “I went to an auction in 1995... Read more

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    Are Paywalls Saving Journalism?

    There was a time, not so long ago, when newspaper presses may as well have been printing money. A combination of hefty advertising revenues and... Read more

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    GoFundMe Investigates Homeless Teen’s Story; Freezes $184k in Donations

    The story of Fred Barley, a teen who biked for six hours to register for classes at Gordon State College, and later found about to sleep... Read more

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    Young Choir Sings to Honor Fallen War Hero on Flight

    Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II... Read more

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    Father Surprises Little League Son on Birthday

    A Philadelphia little league baseball player was devastated when he learned his father hadn’t purchased him anything for his birthday—or so he thought. Braheim Fowler,... Read more

  • TV personality Robert Herjavec from "Shark Tank" visits LinkedIn for an Interview with Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on April 26, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Robert Herjavec of ‘Shark Tank’ Offers to Replace 4-Year-Old’s Stolen Prosthetic Leg

    Frank Brenes is “crushed” that his 4-year-old son’s prosthetic leg was stolen at a California beach over the weekend. Brenes and his family and friends were... Read more

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    Social Status Leads to Trust, but Not Vice-Versa

    Higher socioeconomic status can lead to an increase in a person’s level of trust, according to researchers. Individuals within societies exhibit varying levels of trust,... Read more

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    Dallas Cowboys Player With $3.5 Million Contract Still Drives Car He Bought for $2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris does not plan on giving up his “baby” anytime soon.  While other NFL players are driving luxury vehicles, Morris,... Read more

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    Michael Jordan on Shootings of Blacks, Police: ‘I Can No Longer Stay Silent’

    During his time as a high flying basketball phenom, Michael Jordan remained silent on social and political issues. Now, though, Jordan is donating $2 million toward... Read more

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    Mom’s Dying Wish Is Granted: Longtime Friend Adopts All Six Children

    Beth Laitkep’s dying wish before she succumbed to breast cancer on May 19 was to keep her six children together. Longtime high school friend Stephanie Culley granted her... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

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    Puppy Who Tested Positive for Meth and Heroin Is Now Clean and Adopted

    Bubba’s life is looking up.  The puppy, who was rescued and found to have methamphetamine and heroin in his system, is now clean and has been adopted... Read more

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    Americans’ Concepts of Health and Beauty Revealed in Smithsonian’s Digitized Collection of Personal Care Products

    “Disfiguring humors, scrofula, humiliating eruptions, copper-colored diseases of the blood”—we might not be familiar with all of these conditions, yet over 100 years ago consumers... Read more

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    Why Does Using a Period in a Text Message Make You Sound Insincere or Angry?

    When it comes to texting, the period, full stop, point—whatever you call it—has been getting a lot of attention. People have begun noticing slight changes... Read more

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    Rental Car Employee John Goodlett Lends Helping Hand to Mom With Twins, Kindness Goes Viral

    Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it. When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of... Read more

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    Children’s Hospital Uses Pokemon as ‘Sneaky Way’ to Get Kids Exercising

    A pediatric hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using the recently launched Pokemon GO game to “help patients get out and see the world.” “It’s kind of a... Read more

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    London Fields of Calm

    LONDON,  U.K.—There’s no doubt London’s streets are steeped in history but a little known secret is the city’s lavender fields. Revisiting this bygone era is... Read more

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    Teen Becomes Youngest African-American to Fly Across the Continental US

    Isaiah Cooper aims to set a world record, and he’s made a good start. Cooper of Compton, California, made history on July 18 by becoming... Read more

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    Wichita Comes Together With Cookout as Nation Tries to Heal After Tragedies

    The Wichita, Kansas, community came together on Sunday to forge a closer relationship amid a string of recent tragedies.  Initially, Black Lives Matter protesters had... Read more

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    Buffalo’s ‘Ice Creamcycle Dude’ Gives Away Cool Treats and Enables Warm Hearts

    James Karagiannis, known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, is not a typical ice cream peddler.  Karagiannis, 36, recently started a pay-it-forward campaign to bring free ice... Read more

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    Man Who Walked 16 Miles to Two Jobs Gets a Free Car

    A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs. Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big... Read more

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    Elderly Man Serves as Bodyguard as Officer Pumps Gas

    A man from Eustis, Florida, left a Lake County sheriff’s deputy in disbelief as he stood near the officer’s car, serving as a bodyguard.  David Causey was at... Read more

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    Shingles Risk Can Increase With Digestive Problems

    Shingles risk can increase with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to the research. A cohort study of 108,604 patients has found that the risk of contracting herpes... Read more

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    2 Bars of Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    Some like it nutty, others prefer caramel but one thing is undeniable, no matter what additions are put in your chocolate it’s bound to satisfy you. Chocolate... Read more

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    Yes, Potatoes Can Increase Your Blood Pressure

    Eating four or more servings of potatoes a week is associated with a significantly increased risk of hypertension, according to three studies, which followed over 187,000... Read more

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    Know the Dangers of Overmedication

    The author of Shunned: Outcasts in the Land, Cynthia Darling, is well aware of the impact antidepressants can have; her son was given antidepressants by... Read more

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    How to Eat for Fat Loss & Muscle Gains Without Counting Calories

    Summer is here and maybe you’re riding the gains train but the vast majority of people are still looking to shed some body fat and show off all... Read more

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    How Himalayan Salt Lamps Work

    By Michael Edwards,  Organic Lifestyle Magazine Have you been wondering what the deal is with those salt lamps? It’s not just the nice ambient light. Salt lamps actually help... Read more

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    Mathematics Could Explain Why Jet Lag Seems Worse When Travelling East Rather Than West

    Circadian rhythms and 24 hour days contribute to difficulties adjusting to new time zones. A study published today in Chaos has applied mathematical models to discover more... Read more

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    Cancer – the Need for a New Paradigm

    What is cancer? Cancer is not something that is physical. You cannot see or touch cancer. Certain tumors are commonly called “the cancer”, but in... Read more

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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

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    How to Look Confident Even When You’re Not (Infographic)

    Even if situations arise that are stressful, the good thing about confidence is that acting like you have it is one way to gain it... Read more

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    Mosquitoes Prefer People With This Blood Type

    Have you ever caught yourself itching all over due to mosquito bites while your friend right next to you is enjoying the outdoors without a... Read more

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    Better Than Meds? 10 Reasons to Eat More Turmeric

    Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing... Read more

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    Benzos: A Dance With the Devil

    “It feels like I’m plugged into an electric socket, and every move I make shoots voltage throughout my body. I’m nauseous, and my stomach feels... Read more

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    GM Recalling Almost 290,000 Chevrolet Impalas Over Air Bag Concerns

    Chevrolet Impala sedans from the 2009–2010 model years are being recalled by General Motors Co., according to a filing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on... Read more

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    Gratitude Is Good for the Heart and Soul

    A new study discovered the more grateful you are, the lower your risk of heart attack. Is there a recipe for gratitude? Learn what highly grateful... Read more

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    5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

    Using antiperspirant and deodorant has become second nature to most people. Advertisers have been making arguments against your natural balanced scent to convince you to... Read more

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    9 Tips for Running When It’s Hot and Sunny

    Running under a scorching hot sun or at a high humid place is not pleasant to say the least. The workout always ends with wet... Read more

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    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... Read more

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    Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C

    Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water soluble vitamin whose chemical structure is closely related to glucose. Most animals can, in fact, synthesise vitamin... Read more

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    Do Kids Grow out of Childhood Asthma?

    When a child is diagnosed with asthma, parents usually have a number of questions. How serious is asthma? Will the child grow out of it?... Read more

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    Young Choir Sings to Honor Fallen War Hero on Flight

    Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II... Read more

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    Four Teens’ Free Lawn Service Lifts Louisville Community

    It’s not every day someone asks you if they can mow your lawn for free. But four teens in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing just that—and... Read more

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    Father Surprises Little League Son on Birthday

    A Philadelphia little league baseball player was devastated when he learned his father hadn’t purchased him anything for his birthday—or so he thought. Braheim Fowler,... Read more

  • TV personality Robert Herjavec from "Shark Tank" visits LinkedIn for an Interview with Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on April 26, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Robert Herjavec of ‘Shark Tank’ Offers to Replace 4-Year-Old’s Stolen Prosthetic Leg

    Frank Brenes is “crushed” that his 4-year-old son’s prosthetic leg was stolen at a California beach over the weekend. Brenes and his family and friends were... Read more

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    A 6-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Garbage Man for a Day

    Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who at just 2 weeks old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, says he wants to be a garbage man when he grows up.  ... Read more

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    Police Officer Saves the Day for Woman and Son Stranded on Highway

    Angela Brown was waiting on the side of a Virginia highway for a tow truck after her mother’s car broke down, when police approached. “Henrico... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

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    Creativity Makes the Everyday Vibrant

    While some enhance their creativity by reading books on the subject, such as “Wired to Create, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” others study those who... Read more

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    Rental Car Employee John Goodlett Lends Helping Hand to Mom With Twins, Kindness Goes Viral

    Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it. When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of... Read more

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    Children’s Hospital Uses Pokemon as ‘Sneaky Way’ to Get Kids Exercising

    A pediatric hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using the recently launched Pokemon GO game to “help patients get out and see the world.” “It’s kind of a... Read more

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    Buffalo’s ‘Ice Creamcycle Dude’ Gives Away Cool Treats and Enables Warm Hearts

    James Karagiannis, known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, is not a typical ice cream peddler.  Karagiannis, 36, recently started a pay-it-forward campaign to bring free ice... Read more

  • Kyle Bigler at his job (Joanna Griffiths/Facebook)

    Man Who Walked 16 Miles to Two Jobs Gets a Free Car

    A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs. Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big... Read more

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    Homeless Student Lives in Tent Before College Starts; Then Community Helps

    While tensions have heightened between police officers and civilians in some places around the country, two security officers went out of their way to help a... Read more

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    Texas Woman Making and Donating Superhero Capes for Children of Dallas Police

    A woman of Frisco, Texas, wanted to honor real heroes and to give solace to children in pain. Alicia Lopez has been making superhero capes... Read more

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    Professor Becomes Street Librarian, Delivers Books to the Homeless by Bike

    A writing professor is hoping to give homeless people in Portland, Oregon, fodder for more stimulating conversations by giving them access to literature. Laura Moulton cycles... Read more

  • Essynce Moore, 13, and her mother Starr Barrett in New York City on July 13, 2016. Moore is a fashion designer, author, spa owner, and was recently named Teenpreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    With Mom’s Support, This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Taking the World by Storm

    Doing something you love is the inspiration behind unstoppable 13-year-old Essynce Moore—who proves that with a little support, opportunities are endless.  Moore’s drive and determination have allowed her to accomplish things... Read more

  • American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day in Arlington, Va., on May 21, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Hundreds of Landscapers Volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery

    Hundreds of landscape professionals joined forces Monday to beautify Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of thousands that served in the U.S... Read more

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    Healing Grief Through Serving Others, a Unique Trip to Nicaragua

    A lot of organizations provide a platform for those who are grieving to come together, but few provide a positive outlet. Catherine Stern and Carole... Read more

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    Video: Portuguese Boy Consoles Devastated French Fan After Soccer Win

    A crushed French fan was comforted by a young Portuguese boy after Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final on July 10. The video shows... Read more

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    10-Year-Old Awarded PhD-Level Fellowship

    The sky’s the limit for 10-year-old Eva, who recently applied to the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship last month, in hopes of building Thymio robots. “The streets of Paris... Read more

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    Australian Couple Raffling Tropical Island Resort for $36 a Ticket

    An Australian couple is raffling their tropical island resort and scuba diving business, after living there for more than two decades. One lucky winner will... Read more

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    Building For Multi-Generational Households

    As housing prices continue to skyrocket and the inventory of Canadian homes becomes increasingly smaller, multi-generational homes have begun to experience a renaissance. Parents and... Read more

  • This photo taken April 8, 2016, shows town homes at The Cannery, which is set beside the plowed field of the small, urban farm that is a centerpiece of the community in Davis, Calif.  (Michelle Locke via AP)

    Agrihoods Take Root: A Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture

    DAVIS, Calif.—”How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. Feeding off the... Read more

  • A living room designed by Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design. A couple's contrasting tastes are both represented: Sleek, modern furniture and lighting mix beautifully with soft floral drapes and colourful, patterned pillows. (John Hugstad/Burnham Design via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Advice for Couples Blending Two Homes Into One

    For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space... Read more

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    Gardening: Tropical Houseplants Need a Little Coddling

    A winter trip to the “Isle of Enchantment,” Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath... Read more

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    Costly Real Estate Market Drives Home Renovations Industry, says EiEi Home.com

    Home renovations are big business in Canada, outstripping even residential real estate transactions. EiEiHome.com has tapped into the flourishing home renovation industry by establishing a... Read more

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    How to Create an Outdoor Room

    Finally, the warmer weather is here to stay. That means dining alfresco on freshly grilled delights. Instead of hiding indoors, time will be spent trading sips... Read more

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    Laundry Pods Poison More Children Every Year

    Laundry pods may be convenient, but they come at a price.  A study published in Pediatrics on Monday showed that more children were being poisoned... Read more

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    Neglected Treasures Freshly Innovated in Milan Furniture Fair

    MILAN—Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh... Read more

  • This April 28, 2004 photo taken near New Market, Va., shows an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly perched on some Creeping phlox, a ground cover. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

    Gardeners Can Help Protect Butterfly Populations

    Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too... Read more

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    Why This Incredible Creation Should Not Be Called Dr. Seuss House?

    Out in the wilderness of Willow, Alaska, Phillip Weidner built a house for himself that, as he put it, is his “poem to the sky.” His original... Read more

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    Garage Storage Solutions: How to fit an Entire Car in Your Garage

    We heard the most unbelievable urban legend today. Apparently, a long time ago, people actually used to put their cars inside of garages, instead of... Read more

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    House Build Around the Full-Grown Tree Is Getting as Close to Nature as Possible

    To allow people to escape the concrete boxes of modern city life, Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov brings nature as close to you as a home... Read more

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    Tiny Home Is Totally Transformed With Technology

    A couple wanting to live in central Hong Kong found the perfect place. The only problem… It was just 309 square feet. And Michelle Tennant... Read more

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    Man Turns Political Campaign Signs Into Awesome Camper for His Bike

    If the idea of nomadic life strikes a chord with you, Paul Elkins may just have the thing you need—a camper that is light and compact... Read more

  • This photo provided by Amelia McDonell-Parry, shows weavings by McDonell-Parry, a New York-based editor and writer, who hasn’t been weaving for very long but has fallen in love with the craft.  (Amelia McDonell-Parry via AP)

    Women in Craft: Making Their Mark, and Often a Living

    Women have always been an integral part of crafting culture, and now, with help from the internet, they’re at the forefront of the current “maker”... Read more

  • In this photo provided by Kristina Crestin, today’s more flexible spin on a breakfast nook offers a built-in bench on one side, with an open space where homeowners can set up a table and chairs, as shown in this kitchen designed by Crestin.  (Sandra Kimball/Kristina Crestin via AP)

    Ask a Designer: The Breakfast Nook Has Been Updated

    The term “breakfast nook” sounds hopelessly trapped in the 1970s, but modern homeowners are embracing the style and practicality of built-in seating in the kitchen. ... Read more

  • PPG Paints’ 2016 colour of the year, Paradise Found, a complex, leafy hue. Green is a trending colour this spring as people respond to wellness trends and the need for calmness in a hectic world. (Angus McRitchie/PPG via AP)

    Green is the Colour for Spring Décor

    When we start thinking “spring,” one colour comes to mind. Tender pea shoots, that soft fuzziness on budding trees, a new lawn—there’s a palette of... Read more

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    This Stunning Modern House Is Built Right in the Trees

    It feels like this house was made of harmony and meditative peace. Mexico-based architects from Grupo Arquitectura proved that modern design can live in harmony with nature... Read more

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  • MIAMI - JUNE 16:  English teacher Radka Tomasek speaks to the class at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The school holds adult education classes that include English language classes for people who have immigrated to the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush recently said, ?Part of the greatness of America is that we've been able to help assimilate people into our society... And part of that assimilation process is English. I believe this: If you learn English, and you're a hard worker, and you have a dream, you have the capacity from going from picking crops to owning the store, or from sweeping office floors to being an office manager.?  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    To Curb Shortage, Utah Will Hire Teachers With No Formal Training

    Utah is radically changing requirements for new teaching hires in an attempt to bolster the number of teachers in the state. The Utah Board of... Read more

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    How to Find and Apply for Millions Worth of College Scholarships

    There is a way to avoid adding to the $1 trillion in federal student loans debt—scholarships. Scholarships can aid in paying for college and/or vocational schools... Read more

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    For Young Black Men in Chicago, a Charter School Helps Them Defy the Odds

    Mention the South Side of Chicago and images of a crime-infested ghetto leap to mind for many people. For black teenagers, life becomes a vicious... Read more

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    Dear class of 2016, Finishing school can be a daunting experience but you are young, bright and have your future ahead of you—easy for me... Read more

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    8th Grader Evokes Presidential Candidates in Hilarious Graduation Speech

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    Report: Fewer School Suspensions, Lots of Absences

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    Professors Offer Higher Learning for the Price of a Movie Ticket

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    Texas Student Not Allowed to Wear ‘Honor Society’ Ribbon Because of Hurt Feelings

    A high school in Plano, Texas, is forbidding students in the National Honor Society (NHS) from wearing their branded collar at graduation because it might hurt... Read more

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    Why High School Stays With Us Forever

    For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure... Read more

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    June Weather Means Fireflies Are Showing, Lawns Are Glowing

    LINCOLN, Neb.—The glow of fireflies is nothing short of magic. It’s the joy of watching them light up in the grass, or catching them and... Read more

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    How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

    By Susan Grimes, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In the midst of summer fun, those who love garden fresh greens for months to come will take the time... Read more

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    This Free Lunch for 5,000 People Was Made From Food That Would’ve Been Wasted

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “When in doubt, throw it out.” Chances are, that mentality has contributed to the pitching of perfectly good leftovers into... Read more

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    How to Make Your Own Compost Tea

    By Ali Lawrence, Organic Lifestyle Magazine If you’re still using plain old compost, you’re living in the past. These days gardeners are raving about the wonders... Read more

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    Swede Designs Tiny Bike-Car for Healthy Commuting in Tough Weather

    Mikael Kjellman really likes to bike, but where he lives (in Sweden) the weather is not always conducive to biking. Fortunately, Kjellman works as a design... Read more

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    Earth Hour: Community Action Key

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    Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine

    Modern people typically believe that the brain rules the body. But according to ancient Chinese doctors, the heart is in charge. In traditional Chinese medicine,... Read more

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    By Natalie Miller, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Cleaning your oven with baking soda and vinegar will leave it sparkling clean and shiny, without you having to rely... Read more

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    Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long... Read more

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    By Allene Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine When it comes to cleaning your home, how do you choose products? Marketing companies try to convince us that scrubbing... Read more

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    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News When “progressives” speak about unsustainable food production, they often go after meat products as being among the worst... Read more

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    WASHINGTON—The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16... Read more

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    More than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is... Read more

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    If you detect black mold in your house, it is important that it be removed as soon as possible. Toxigenic black mold can quickly take... Read more

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    It’s rose water season! Can you get your hands on some fragrant rose petals? If yes, then you can make some amazing rose water that you... Read more

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    If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting your mind ripped wide open by the movie Cowspiracy, I will tell you it is a highly intelligent... Read more

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    France Has a Great Plan for Its Soil—And It’s Not Just About Wine

    French wine lovers have always taken their soil very seriously. But now the country’s government has introduced fresh reasons for the rest of the world... Read more

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    Goal Zero Venture 30: Rugged Waterproof Power Pack & Solar Charger

    When you need reliable offgrid power for charging phones, cameras, tablets, or other mobile devices, a portable solar charger and power pack are just what... Read more

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    Forget about cakes and cookies–baking soda is one of the most useful items you could (and should!) have in your kitchen, and for more reasons... Read more

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    Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food... Read more

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    Tunisia is located at the head of the African continent, its extensive coastline curving along the Mediterranean Sea. Bordered by Algeria and Libya, it is... Read more

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    Bavaria: Fairy-Tale Castles and BMW World

    I’m not sure what I expected when I boarded my Lufthansa flight from Ottawa to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Sure, images of fairy-tale castles flanked by... Read more

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    Zimbabwe: Culture, Natural Beauty, and Man-Made Wonders

    Rhodesia, named after British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes and once dubbed “The Jewel of Africa,” is no more. In its place is Zimbabwe, a land-locked... Read more

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    Scenes From Scotland: Edinburgh and North Berwick

    I’ve been to Scotland several times and my visits have often coincided with the playing of golf’s oldest major event, The Open Championship. Amazingly, this... Read more

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    5 Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

    In our ultra-connected world, it’s ironic that unplugging and getting away is the best way to truly connect with loved ones, but that is ever... Read more

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    Mexico’s Cave of Crystals is Otherworldly (Video)

    Many fabulous and important objects have been found inside of caves, but few of them can rival the truly gargantuan crystals resting beneath a mine... Read more

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    Carlsbad: Southern California’s Spa Central

    Spas and spa culture are an integral part of the local scene in laid-back Southern California. Located in the heart of a desert, SoCal’s zeitgeist... Read more

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    Hacking Your Packing: 6 Tips for Your Next Family Vacation

    Before kids, packing for vacation might have included some basic toiletries and the number of outfits you’d need for the number of days you’d be... Read more

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    Paradise Found on Isabela Island

    When the speedboat reached the port of Isabela Island, the largest of the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, an inner peace came over me. As the... Read more

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    The Many Faces of Madrid

    Unlike some cities, the Spanish capital of Madrid doesn’t smack you over the head with what it has to offer. This is not to say... Read more

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    50 Sites in 50 States to Visit With Your Family

    As I write this, it’s the dawn of the Fourth of July weekend and families all over the country are donning their red, white, and... Read more

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    6 Strategies to Make Your Next Family Road Trip a Joy

    For some parents the idea of a long family road trip brings on feelings of dread. Such excursions have gone awry before, and while they hope... Read more

  • 6 Books to Check out Before Your Family’s Next Walt Disney World Vacation

    Planning a family trip to Walt Disney World in Florida can overwhelm even the most well-traveled parent. For many, this vacation is a significant investment... Read more

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    Whistler: A Recreation Destination for Every Season

    Suddenly, the hulking mountain looked like a lair for mythical winged creatures. The misty blue islands seemed to be floating freely in the placid grey waters... Read more

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    A True Taste of Hawaii: Savouring Kauai’s South Shore

    Dolphins and whales arched through the air in crystal turquoise waters, as cascading waterfalls draped along dense forestry in the surrounding cavernous mountain ranges. That... Read more

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    10 of Earth’s Strangest Places (Video)

    Mother Nature is a brilliant creator overall, but from time to time she gets particularly creative. Here are 10 of Earth’s most unusual features.…... Read more

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    5 Fun Ways to Count Down to Your Family’s Next Vacation

    Family vacations provide precious, uninterrupted time together and memories that last a lifetime. Yet they always seem to end a bit too soon. One way to... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, an American Airlines passenger plane takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami. U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally. The big three legacy carriers, Delta, American and United, want the Obama administration to protect them from competition from foreign airlines, arguing those rivals can undercut ticket prices thanks to government subsidies or cheaper labor.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    US Airlines Are Getting Less Complaints, More Timely

    On June 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its Air Travel Consumer Report, which uses statistical measures to transmit information on the quality of services provided... Read more

  • Diesel electric engines pull the Auto Train along at speeds up to 80 miles per hour on some stretches of the rail line. (Copyright © 2016 John Christopher Fine)

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    There was perfect Wi-Fi connection. My computer was open, a cup of savory brewed coffee on the table beside me. America’s heartland was passing by... Read more

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    Ergonomic. The word derives from the Greek “ergo,” to work. The word has come to signify human engineering. I have big hands, not catcher’s mitts,... Read more

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