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  • The NOAA's Okeanos Explorer mission has encountered quite a few life forms during the 2016 Hohonu Moana expedition. (AOL Screenshot)

    Deep Sea Exploration Crew Finds Bizarre Creatures (Video)

    The NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer mission has encountered quite a few life forms during the 2016 Hohonu Moana expedition. Swimming and swaying amidst the depths off... Read more

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    Dog Saves Life of Man Who Rescued Him From Shelter

    At 51-years-old, Eric O’Grey was told by a doctor that he should buy a funeral plot because he would need it in five years. O’Grey,... Read more

  • Dorothy L. Liggett  tosses her graduation cap into the air after receiving her belated high school diploma on her 93rd birthday on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Fairlawn, Ohio. She was joined by her children John Huston (left), Carol Weiner, Donald Huston, Diane Bailey and Jan Larkin for the celebration.  Liggett was a few weeks from graduation from Akron's North High School in 1942 when officials discovered she was married. Liggett and her late husband, John Huston, ran away to Kentucky to get married after her husband was called into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    93-Year-Old Ohio Woman Receives High School Diploma

    Dorothy Louise Liggett has lived through World War II and the Cold War, has read a biography or autobiography on nearly every United States president and each’s spouse, and has... Read more

  • US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2015. (LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Donald Trump Gets Away With Saying Things Other Candidates Can’t

    In an interview last month, George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump about his retweet of a follower who insisted that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz... Read more

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    Modern Buildings Have an Alarming Flaw When People Need to Escape Quickly

    The landscapes in which many of us live would have been unimaginable to previous generations. We now have skyscrapers so striking and tall they would... Read more

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    Why Daylight Saving Time Makes Some of Us Miserable

    When daylight saving time (DST) begins (March 13 at 2 a.m. this year), many of us lose an hour of sleep, but others find the... Read more

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    It’s Literally This Man’s Job to Be Kind

    Houston Kraft’s mom always told him to hug like he means it. She practiced kindness, and as with anything practiced often, it grew—in her heart... Read more

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    Hey, Mom, Don’t Completely Lose Sight of Yourself

    Once upon a time there was a girl. She was wide-eyed with big dreams. She was sharp as a tack, quick on her feet, a... Read more

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    High School Janitor Sings Sam Cooke, Blows Audience Away

    Roy Smith, a janitor at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska, gave a remarkable rendition of Sam Cooke‘s 1964 hit “A Change Is Gonna Come” during... Read more

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    If Planners Understand It’s Cool to Green Cities, What’s Stopping Them?

    Our cities are getting hotter, more crowded and noisier. Climate change is bringing more heatwaves, placing pressure on human health, urban amenity, productivity and infrastructure... Read more

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    Viral Video Shows Babies of World’s Smallest Monkeys (Video)

    Australia’s Symbio Wildlife Park has some very tiny new residents. Staffers at the New South Wales facility announced recently that Gomez and Iti, a pygmy... Read more

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    This Incredible Instrument Makes Music With 2,000 Marbles

    Four minutes of sound that took 14 months to make.  This incredible hand-made machine is a real life “animusic:” a video animation portraying a computer-animated... Read more

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    Homeless Man Lands Job From Handing Out Resume

    No, he did not ask for money–instead he passed out his resume, and finally, after two years, landed a job. Frederick Callison, 52, sits with... Read more

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    Essential Home Improvements When Selling Your Home

    If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, then chances are good that you’ve looked around and started thinking about what improvements... Read more

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    Video: Wisconsin Teacher Plans to Give Kidney to First-Grader

    This isn’t something you see every day—at least between a student and a teacher. Jodi Schmidt, a third-grade teacher at Oakfield Elementary School in Wisconsin... Read more

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    25 Highest Paying Jobs in US, According to Glassdoor

    These are the 25 highest paying jobs in the U.S., according to the jobs and recruitment website Glassdoor.com. Note that C-suite level jobs were excluded... Read more

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    Penguin Swims 5,000 Miles Each Year for Reunion With Man Who Saved His Life

    A penguin swims 5,000 miles each year to reunite with a man who saved it. A South American Magellanic penguin swims the journey annually to... Read more

  • A soldier in the Afghan National Army (ANA) walks past a burn pit at a command outpost on March 22, 2013 in Kandahar Province, Zhari District, Afghanistan. In a new book, author Joseph Hickman reveals the little reported effect of giant toxic burn pits. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Book Review: ‘The Burn Pits—The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers’

    The cost of war often exceeds the cold statistics, from the number of dead to those of injuries. Today, the old calculus is not enough... Read more

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    These Insane Roller Coasters in Europe Will Make You Plan Your Next Vacation NOW

    Here’s the secret to the greatest holiday you can have in Europe. It’s something high in the mountains, surrounded by nature and as exciting as... Read more

  • Alexis Lemaire, 24, posing in front of a blackboard in Reims, France, 20 December 2004 after he set a new world record as he became the first person to figure out the 13th root of a 200-digit number by mental arithmetic alone. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Survey: 1 out of 5 Adults Have Forgotten How to Do Fractions or Percentages

    At least a fifth of adults have forgotten how to perform basic mathematical equations taught in school, according to a new survey.  One in five... Read more

  • Longtime employee Freia David has retired from McDonald's after 32 years of service on Aug. 29. (Facebook/The Charles River Center)

    McDonald’s Employee With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    Longtime McDonald’s employee Freia David celebrated her retirement from the fast food industry after an incredible 32 years of service on Aug. 29, according to... Read more

  • A man in Indonesia is claiming to be 145 years old which would make him the oldest living person ever recorded. (AOL Screenshot)

    Indonesian Man Claiming to be 145 Years Old Says Key to Longevity is Patience (Video)

    A man in Indonesia is claiming to be 145 years old which would make him the oldest living person ever recorded, notes The Independent. His... Read more

  • A photo of Surrey, B.C. elderly married couple—Wolf and Anita Gottschalk— wiping away tears during a visit has gone viral on Facebook on Aug. 23. (Facebook/Ashley.Kaila)

    62 Years of Marriage and Now Forced to Live Apart

    A photo of a tearful elderly couple in Surrey, B.C., went viral almost immediately on Facebook and has highlighted a major problem within B.C.’s healthcare... Read more

  • West Virginia Trooper D.C. Graham bathes a baby in the headquarters sink after he was found in the back seat of an alleged DUI driver on Aug. 23. (West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment)

    Trooper Cares for Baby After Driver Pulled Over for Suspected DUI

    A routine traffic stop unveiled a shocking image for one West Virginia state trooper. When trooper B.R. Wood with the Princeton detachment arrested a woman for... Read more

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    Take a Few Minutes to Tour Through Space: 10 Stunning Scenes

    We have compiled some of the most beautiful and fascinating space photos featured as NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” in recent months. With spacecraft such... Read more

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    Does More Regulation Lead to More Fraud?

    When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they’re more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper. This goes against the conventional wisdom... Read more

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    Server Receives $500 Tip After Compassionate Act

    A waiter who works at a Dallas-area Applebee’s restaurant received an unforgettable tip. “They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu,” Kasey Simmons said of... Read more

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    Children Pen Viral Obituary for Firefighter Father

    A former New Orleans firefighter passed away and his family wrote an obituary for the ages. William Ziegler died on July 29 at the age... Read more

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    Really Delicious Rio

    LONDON, UK—Think Rio and you may imagine Olympic fervour, the vibrancy of carnival – never Catford. But knock on a certain green door and Londoner... Read more

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    The Right Words in a Text Can Calm a Crisis

    Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling strategies seemed most effective at helping people... Read more

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    Nurse Falls 75 Feet While Trying to Help Car Crash Victims

    A woman fell 75 feet in while attempting to help victims of a car crash in Maryland. Angela Weir, a nurse, was driving to the... Read more

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    Canadian-born Chinese Gymnastics Girl Wins Stanford Scholarship

    Aleeza Yu, a Canadian-born Hong Kong girl from Canada’s Ontario State High School has been awarded a full scholarship as a four-year honor roll student... Read more

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    Mother Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk to Hospital After Her Son Dies

    A Nebraska mother whose 10-month-old son died responded by donating 17,503 ounces, or 131 gallons, of breast milk to a local hospital. Demi Frandsen, of... Read more

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    Can You ‘Teach’ Workers to Be More Emotionally Resilient?

    You may know someone like this at work: optimistic and resilient, they appear to bounce through challenges drawing on an internal strength that helps them... Read more

  • Police officers in Rome were called to the home of a distraught elderly couple then stuck around to console the husband and wife and make them a meal. (AOL Screenshot)

    Police Officers Cook a Meal for Lonely Senior Couple in Heartwarming Act (Video)

    Last Tuesday, police officers in Rome went to an elderly couple’s apartment after a neighbor reported shouts and cries coming from their unit, reports the... Read more

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    Couple Married for 63 Years Die Just 20 Minutes Apart

    Henry and Jeanette De Lange died 20 minutes apart on July 31 in the same room at a nursing home in Platte, South Dakota, KSFY reported... Read more

  • Jeni Stepien with Arthur Thomas after he walked her down the aisle at her wedding on Aug. 6. Here she feels her father, Michael's heartbeat. (Lauren Renee/http://clients.laurenreneedesigns.com/jenipaul/)

    Bride Given Away By Man Who Received Her Late Father’s Heart

    A Pittsburgh bride was walked down the aisle on her wedding day in an unorthodox way. Jeni Stepien was accompanied not by her father, who died... Read more

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    Uber Driver Can See Son Compete in Rio Olympics Due to Kindness of Strangers

    After a GoFundMe campaign raised $8,200, Uber driver Ellis Hill will be able to travel to Rio de Janeiro to see his son compete during the... Read more

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    Hong Kong Life Expectancy Once Again Overtakes Japan and Tops the List

    Japan’s latest survey shows that Hong Kong becomes the “Capital of Longevity”, overtaking Japan in life expectancy once again after three years. Japanese Ministry of... Read more

  • Jennifer Fontaine kisses her baby daughter at her parents’ home in Massachusetts, Feb. 25. A prenatal screening suggested Fontaine’s fetus might have Edwards syndrome, where a chromosome produces more material than needed affecting normal development. A new study found structural defects in the brains of children with autism, leading researchers to believe brain damage related to the disorder starts in utero. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

    UK Woman, Possibly Oldest with Down Syndrome, Celebrates 75th Birday

    Frances Gillett, who has been described as the oldest woman in the world with Down syndrome, celebrated her 75th birthday this week. Gillett, born in... Read more

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    5 Stress Management Tips for Introverts

    Feeling stressed? Why don’t you grab some friends and head out on the town? See a live concert? If any or all of these suggestions... Read more

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    Older Brains Learn Plenty, but Don’t Filter

    In a new study, older learners had retained the mental flexibility needed for a visual perception task but were not as good as younger people... Read more

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    5 Essential Oils That Help Fight Infections

    By Max Joseph, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Essential oils are routinely used in Aromatherapy for their pleasant, sweet scent. However, they have much more to offer. Essential... Read more

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    7 Natural Remedies for Arthritis That Work

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans now suffer from arthritis. That equates to one in five people... Read more

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    Want a Healthier Heart? A Daily Dose of Vitamin D Should Do the Trick

    The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a daily dose of vitamin D is really where it’s at when... Read more

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    Here’s What Estrogen Has To Do With Migraines

    There is a known link between migraines and estrogen, but it has never been fully understood. Researchers now are steps closer to better understanding this... Read more

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    Chill Out and Soothe Pain with Mint

    Bite into a chili pepper and your tongue feels heat, even though the actual temperature in your mouth doesn’t change. A similar trick occurs with... Read more

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    Autism 4X More Likely If Mom Is Obese With Diabetes

    Children born to obese women with diabetes are more than four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as children of healthy... Read more

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    Inflammation–Depression Link Is Not to Be Sneezed At

    Have you ever had the flu, and along with the physical symptoms a temporary feeling of being low and fed up? Though most of us... Read more

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    6 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

    Whether you’re dealing with the routine symptoms of your monthly cycle or facing new challenges such as hot flashes and mood swings as you near menopause, you... Read more

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    Parsley for Bladder Infections, Menstruation, Osteoporosis, and Digestive Problems

    Fresh herbs can be hard to come by, but not parsley, which is perhaps the most ubiquitous.  In many restaurants, parsley functions more as a... Read more

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    Olive Oil: The Ancient Fountain of Youth

    “I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it,” Jeanne Louise Calment famously quipped.  Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who had... Read more

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    What Happens to Your Body When You’re Dehydrated?

    Water is essential for human life. It accounts for for 50-70% of our body weight and is crucial for most bodily functions. Any deficit in... Read more

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    Low Self-Esteem is Your Ego’s Best Buddy

    The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients... Read more

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    Do Ice Cream and Cold Drinks Cool Us Down?

    All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages, and of course ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and... Read more

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    Turmeric— The Spice of Life

    Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It also has... Read more

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    The Way to Your Thyroid Is Through Your Stomach

    It’s not just what you eat. It’s how it gets there. It never ceases to amaze me how interconnected all parts of the body are... Read more

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    15 Foods for a Healthy Brain

    What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what... Read more

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    Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition

    Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. As one of... Read more

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    Pain in the Hand and Migraine Headaches, Study Shows Association Between the Two

    An association has been found between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. A study has found that carpal tunnel sufferers are twice more likely to... 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 that someone asks you if they can mow your lawn for free. But four teens in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing just... 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

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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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    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

  • A dedicated room just for an office is a luxury most people would like. It can be separate from the rest of the house, in a spare bedroom, or unused basement room. (irina88w/iStock)

    Choose Home Office Furniture That Inspires

    Shopping for functional and stylish home office furniture? You’re definitely not alone. The home office has become an increasingly important room in the Canadian home... Read more

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    Style File: Cottage Decor

    The cottage decor style is very welcoming and cozy. It is bursting with romance and personality and intended to make family and guests alike feel... Read more

  • A sophisticated living room which has layered floor coverings perfect for playing on the floor and plenty of soft or curved surfaces to create a safe space for little ones. A child-friendly space doesn't have to look like a playroom. (Victoria Pearson/Nathan Turner via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Homes That Work for Both Kids and Grown-Ups

    For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys... Read more

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    Style File: Coastal Decor

    Style File explores the breezy, beachy world of coastal interior decor. Coastal is a real feel-good style that finds its anchors (pun very much intended)... 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

  • Parents and adult children, as well as grandchildren, are coming together to live under one roof. (Courtesy eieihome.com)

    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

  • This undated photo taken in Puerto Rico shows a weeping fig tree.  (Lee Reich via AP)

    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

  • Laundry detergent makers introduced miniature packets in recent months such as this one photographed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    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

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    2017 All-New Ford Super Duty: Toughest, Smartest, and Most Capable Super Duty Ever

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    2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring: Lots of Room, Lots of Possibilities

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    Video: Rare Ultima GTR Supercar Spotted Swerving into Traffic in Russia

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    2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium: Up for Any Challenge

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

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    2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco: Provides the Power for Self-Improvement

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    2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Performance Personified

    Shortly after the Chevrolet Camaro hit the streets in September 1966 as a 1967 model it was transformed into a muscle car outfitted with Chevy’s... 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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    2017 Volvo S90: A Scandinavian Sanctuary

    Malaga, Spain. Volvo selected the magnificent Mediterranean coastline of Spain to launch the beautiful S90 luxury automobile. The new fabulous Volvo S90 did not come... Read more

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    2016 Honda Fit

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    2016 Honda Accord Sedan Touring: Inspiring Everywhere You Drive

    The Honda Accord has been on the Car and Driver 10 Best List a record 30 times. Accord is sophisticated and comfortable, and the Touring... Read more

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    Driver of Tesla Crash in Pennsylvania Says Autopilot Was On

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    Tesla Crash Driver Was Watching ‘Harry Potter,’ Says Witness

    Frank Baressi, the driver of the truck that a Tesla on autopilot hit, has said he heard from the crashed vehicle “‘Harry Potter’ playing on the TV screen.” ... Read more

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    Tesla Motors has confirmed the first autopilot death involving their Tesla S sports car, driven by former Navy officer Joshua D. Brown of Canton, Ohio... Read more

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    2016 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring FWD: Common Sense, Yet Nothing Common About This Car!

    The first CX-9 rolled off the assembly line in 2006. With each new model year, Mazda has improved the CX-9’s pleasant driver experiences. The CX-9... Read more

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    2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition 4X4 CrewMax FFV: Goes Beyond Work and Play

    The Toyota Tundra is one full-size, powerful truck. A 5.7 L i-Force DOHC V8 with Dual Independent VVT-i delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of... Read more

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    Jeep Automaker Faces Lawsuit Days After Anton Yelchin’s Death

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    Four Ways Brexit Will Hit Personal Finances

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    In 2003, Elliot Clark of Kansas City, Missouri, was desperate. His wife broke her ankle, she needed surgery, her health insurance didn’t cover it, and... Read more

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    With the April 15 tax deadline coming up, many taxpayers are feeling increasingly stressed. Many wish they simply had more time to compile the necessary... Read more

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    While low-cost investing with “robo-advice” is one solution gaining traction for helping people invest, an avant-garde option—one that actually makes people better investors—could be group... 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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    Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

    NEW YORK—The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now’s the time to make sure that $95 annual fee... Read more

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    IRS on the Line Looking for Money? More Likely a Scammer

    WASHINGTON—The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up. Those aggressive, threatening calls are coming from... Read more

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    Stories about the tragedies that have befallen lottery winners are so common that it’s almost a cottage industry in journalism. As the Powerball jackpot approaches... Read more

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    Equity Investing in 2016: Bull Market Still Has Legs

    Analysts expect a better year for stocks in 2016 than in 2015 with more compelling opportunities in Europe and Asia versus the U.S. That may... Read more

  • A customer pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta on June 6, 2015. Wage growth has been perhaps the job market's biggest weakness since the recession ended. Pay increases have been both slow and uneven, highly dependent on your field of employment and, for many, not enough to keep pace even with a slow-rising cost of living. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises

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  • Canada’s financial establishment is about to be revolutionized by fintech—financial technology that puts loans, investment advice and a host of other services at the tip of a touchscreen. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Uber Banking: Fintech Aims to Revolutionize Financial Services in Canada

    Fintech, applying cutting-edge technology to revolutionize financial services, is hot. As tech innovation disrupts industries like transportation and accommodation through companies like Uber and Airbnb... Read more

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    Q&A: How MyRA, a New Retirement Account, Works

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    Credit Scores Can Reveal If You’re Healthy or Not

    A new study confirms what insurance companies already know: Credit scores can reveal how healthy you are. Researchers have uncovered a strong relationship between low credit... Read more

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    To Cut Costs, College Students Are Buying Less Food and Even Going Hungry

    Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he or she earns... Read more

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    Stay the Course During Stock Market Correction

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    Why Americans Waiting Longer Than Ever to Buy First Homes

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    Do Student Loans Prevent New Small Businesses?

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    Vancouver Real Estate Market Keeps Surging

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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07:  Gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressell of the United States pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

    How Do Olympic Athletes Pay the Electric Bill?

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    Jobs That Have Highest Suicide Rates Are Male-Oriented, Says CDC Study

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    Fixing Canada’s Innovation Conundrum Demands Multi-Pronged Approach

    TORONTO—Just throwing money at the problem won’t solve Canada’s innovation enigma. A cultural shift needs to take place where innovators are celebrated and not scorned... Read more

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    Working Every Day for Over 70 Years, This Man Is the Longest Serving Blacksmith in Britain

    Hardy Fred Harriss first picked up a hammer when he was 10 years old. The year was 1938, the time, before World War II even... Read more

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    Smokers Have a Harder Time Finding Jobs, Stanford Study Finds

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    Automation Won’t Destroy Jobs, but It Will Change Them

    The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study... Read more

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    We Need to Look Beyond Unemployment to Fix Labor Market Inequality

    When we think about disadvantages and challenges in the labor market, unemployment generally takes center stage, clearly exemplified by the monthly jobs report hype over... Read more

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    Simplify Your Life to Take Control of Anxiety

    Most of us experience anxiety—moments when the stress we feel is out of proportion with the situation at hand and not helpful for dealing with... Read more

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    Artist Chisels Pencil Tips Into Stunning Sculptures

    Salavat Fidai used to be the manager of a big company in Ufa, Russia, but last year lost his job because of the economic crisis... Read more

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    Jobs Don’t Need to Be Lousy

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    Watch: Boy Who Invented a Lego Car That Runs on Air

    Raul Oaida, age 21, is driven … and loaded with ideas. Hardly from a world-class, bustling city, the Romanian from a small village had obstacles to overcome,... Read more

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

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    Collaboration: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    It’s not your imagination. Involvement by managers and employees in collaborative endeavors has increased by 50 percent in the past two decades, according to research... Read more

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    Family Travel Packing: The Kids’ Bags

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    How Companies Learn What Children Secretly Want

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    8 Strategies to Keep It Together While Getting Out the Door

    Leaving your home is something you completely take for granted before having children and that can lead you to feel like an utterly incompetent human afterwards. ... Read more

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    Olympic Life Lessons—10 Reasons to Watch the Olympics With Your Children

    The 2016 Rio Olympics are underway. The very best athletes in the world have descended upon the city for their chance at Olympic gold.  Tune... Read more

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    A Parent’s Guide to August

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    Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

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    How Make the Most of a Rainy Summer Day

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    5 Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

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    Kindergartens in the Forest Allow Children to Sync With Nature

    The rapid growth of technology in our society has inevitably made its way into classrooms, spurred on by educators across the nation. School districts continue... Read more

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    Higher Education Pays for Itself Many Times Over

    The relative neglect of higher education investment in political debate is a missed opportunity. The economic evidence is that not only does higher education build... 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

  • First lady Michelle Obama  visits a woman education program in Monrovia, Liberia, on June 27.
US First Lady Michelle Obama told girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drops out due to financial pressures. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    For Girls in Liberia, Going to School Is a Delicate Venture

    Jomalin Kamara is one of the lucky few young girls in Liberia who completed primary school. And it wasn’t easy—there were cultural quagmires she had to navigate along... Read more

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    Just Graduated? Does It Make You Feel Like a Grown Up?

    We may think that a simple age cutoff – such as 18 – should make us feel like adults. And why not? After all, crossing... Read more

  • Black male teachers account for just 2 percent of the nation's teachers, yet teacher diversity has a positive impact on black students, particularly male. (michaeljung/Shutterstock)

    Black Male Teachers Critical, but a Rare Find in Classrooms

    Donovan Livingston, 29, can count on one hand the number of black male teachers he has had in his 24 years of formal schooling—four in total... Read more

  • 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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    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

    SYDNEY—Earth Hour, conceived in Sydney in 2007 as a one-off community event, is now a global phenomena. On March 19 this year, over 172 countries... Read more

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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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    Green Living: The Most Effective Oven Cleaner

    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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    A Healthy Way to Build Communities

    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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    How to Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Clean Your Home

    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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    Is the Meat Industry More Sustainable Than California’s Almond Plantations?

    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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    All National Parks to Offer Free Admission on 16 Days in 2016

    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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    Why Gardening Is Good for Your Mind as Well as Your Body

    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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    How to Get Rid of Black Mold for Good (Infographic)

    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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    Simple DIY Rose Water

    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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    Cowspiracy Will Expand Your Perception of the Modern Meat Industry

    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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    28 Baking Soda Hacks to Make Life Easier

    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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    How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

    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

  • View from Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, home to popular beaches like Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. (Courtesy Round Hill Hotel and Villas)

    Jamaica: Why ‘Ya Mon’ Brings You Back for More

    Known as the happiest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is world-famous for much of what we take for granted today, like Bob Marley and jerk... Read more

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    Family Travel Packing: The Kids’ Bags

    When it comes to family travel, recognizing and planning for the unique needs of your children is key. In general, children may find sitting still,... Read more

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    Indulging in Taiwan: Third Time’s a Charm

    Last summer, I went to visit Taiwan for the third time, and really enjoyed the homey feeling of this beautiful island. People say third time... Read more

  • 5 Fun Ways to Commemorate Your Family Vacation

    A family vacation—however simple or luxurious—is a wonderful antidote to today’s hectic, over-scheduled, digitally connected family life. The enormous benefits of unplugged, focused time together... Read more

  • The Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan has become a popular tourist destination due to its variety of otherworldly rock formations; however, human contact and natural elements have put some of the structures at risk. (AOL Screenshot)

    Bizarre Rocky Landscape at Taiwanese Park Seems to Belong to Another Planet (Video)

    Northern Taiwan’s Yehliu Geopark features an almost otherworldly landscape of rocks and other natural formations. The narrow, approximately one-mile-long stretch contains mushroom, ginger, and other... Read more

  • A hot air balloon drifts above wildebeest on Tanzania's Serengeti Plain. (Barbara Angelakis)

    An Unforgettable Tanzanian Safari

    Tanzania is a country of abundant natural beauty situated on the east coast of Africa. It boasts an amazing seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 16... Read more

  • Summer 2014, Pontoosuc Lake, Lanesborough. (Ogden Gigli)

    The Berkshires: Hitting the High Notes for Fitness and Culture

    The Berkshires in western Massachusetts, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston, are picture-perfect with rolling hills and leafy knolls. It’s no wonder the Gilded Age’s high... Read more

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    The Wonders of Taiwan’s East Coast

    Though Taiwan is an island country only somewhat larger than the state of Maryland, its mountains and history make for a land of variety, be... Read more

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    How to Eat Well on Your Next Family Vacation

    I know. I know. “It’s vacation.” All rules are out the window right?  Food is such an integral part of experiencing a different place and... Read more

  • Sidi Bou Said. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    Tunisia: A Historical Treasure Trove

    Editor’s note: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom all advise exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Tunisia due to the... Read more

  • The fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace perched on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria.   (Anisha Sreddy/Public Domain)

    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

  • Edinburgh Castle and part of the Old Town. (Kim Traynor/Public Domain)

    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

  • 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 in Naica, Mexico. (AOL Screenshot)

    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

  • The Spa, La Costa (Susan James)

    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

  • Serenity in Retiro Park. (Mitchell Jordan

    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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