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  • The Green Living City. A stacked balance between an urban city and nature.

    Green Living City — Urban Architecture and Design (+Video)

    The world population increases at a rapid pace, urbanization lies in wait, green areas are under pressure. The quality of a sustainable environment is determined... Read more

  • A painting by Botticelli depicting three miracles by St. Zenobius. On the left, he stops a funeral procession to raise bring the child back to life. In the middle, he raises a man was killed while bringing relics from Saint Ambrose. On the right, Saint Eugenius recieved salt and water blessed by Zenobius.

    Researchers Chart Thousands of Miracle Stories Recorded About Saints of the British Isles

    A conference which took place in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge saw the launch of a project to... Read more

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    Auto Recalls Could Hit Record Number This Year

    With General Motors announcing another string of recalls last week, the Detroit automaker has recalled more than 11 million vehicles in the U.S. this year,... Read more

  • Disney employees test the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. May 16, 2014. The ride will be open to park guests on May 28. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Theme Parks Opening New Attractions for 2014 Summer Season

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world’s longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the... Read more

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    Boy at Texas Rangers Game Makes Impressive Play

    After catching a foul ball, a young boy generously gave a baseball to a woman sitting behind him … except it wasn’t the ball he’d... Read more

  • Egyptian musician playing a harp depicted in a bas-relief from Hatshepsut's Red Chapel in Karnak Temple near Luxor (Thebes), Egypt. (Shutterstock*)

    Tjayasetimu, the Child Star of Ancient Egypt

    Tjayasetimu is the name of a little girl who was a star singer in ancient Egypt. Nearly three thousand years ago, she was a member... Read more

  • Holly Rowe takes a look at the positive impact Washington Huskies pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby has had on her No. 1 fan, Keller Howard, who also suffers from a hearing impairment.

    Hearing Impaired Pitcher Connects with Hearing Impaired Fan

    Holly Rowe takes a look at the positive impact Washington Huskies pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby has had on her No. 1 fan, Keller Howard, who also... Read more

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    Which Is the Best Retirement State?

    Florida and Arizona may be home to some of the country’s most popular retirement spots, but South Dakota is the best state for retirees. Bankrate.com... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, traffic begins to thicken as motorists getting an early jump to Memorial Day destinations in Indiana and Michigan travel an interstate freeway through Chicago. Auto club AAA on Friday, May 16, 2014 said it expects a total of 36.1 million people to travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day Weekend. If that estimate holds true, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the holiday weekend since 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Number of Travelers, Gas Prices, and Airfare Will Increase

    During Memorial Day Weekend which falls on Monday, May 26, 2014, Americans who are planning to travel can expect to be part of the 1.5... Read more

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    It’s Known as ‘The Great Migration’: Magic of Serengeti in Time-Lapse Video

    Like grains of sand being sifted through an hourglass or blown by the wind, the migrating wildebeest seem pushed by the forces of nature rather... Read more

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    Painting Faces Isn’t Just a Carnival Novelty, It’s a Fine Art (Photo Gallery)

    (Daizy Design) (Daizy Design) Christy Lewis is the artist behind the award-winning Daizy Design body art. Working out of Wellington, New Zealand, Lewis paints faces... Read more

  • Inspired by science fiction and science fact, Insectlab.com customizes preserved insect specimens, such as this grasshopper, with antique watch parts and mechanical components. (AP Photo/Insect Lab)

    Right at Home: Decor Inspired by Creepy Crawlies

    Many would agree with naturalist David Attenborough that nature “is the greatest source of visual beauty.” And that includes the creepy crawlies: From snakes’ skins... Read more

  • Kim Reynolds leading an ice climb in the Ouray Ice Park, in Ouray, Colo. Founded to give women ice climbers a chance to learn from other women, the group offers signature clinics in the Ouray Ice Park. (AP Photo/Chicks with Picks, Chris Giles)

    Empowering Women, One Ice Pick at a Time

    OURAY, Colo.—The timpani beat of cramponed boots thudding into ice. The treble tick-tock of scythe-like picks digging the next foothold. A sudden chord of shattering... Read more

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    Artist Creates Cool, Intricate Optical Illusions on New Zealand Beach (Photo Gallery)

    Artist Jamie Harkins works out of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. His art expresses diverse styles and themes; however, he is mostly known for his surrealist... Read more

  • Infant-sized sarcophagus shown on the left with the CT scan revealing a preserved fetus inside shown on the right. (GeoBeats/AOL)

    Infant-sized Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus Found to Contain Mummified Foetus

    An infant-sized ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with an unknown history has sat on display at an Egypt centre in Wales for some time, with most believing... Read more

  • Ditch in the Roman marching camp excavated at Hachelbich, Kyffhäuserkreiss, Germany. (TLDA)

    Massive Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Germany

    Archaeologists have discovered a massive Roman military camp covering 18 hectares near the town of Thuringia, Germany, which would have been used by a legion... Read more

  • Rare Warty Piglet

    Rare (and Cute) Warty Piglet Born at Chester Zoo

    Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating after the birth of a rare Visayan warty piglet.…... Read more

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    Designing the Fastest Car on the Planet

      Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed... Read more

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    Flowers Have Powers to Change Men’s Dating Prospects, Studies Suggest

    Whether it is red roses for Valentine’s Day or a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers as a bride walks down the aisle, flowers are inextricably linked... Read more

  • 6 month old baby girl gets ready for some organic yummies.

    Organic Baby Food DIY, You Can Do It (Infographic)

    …... Read more

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    Gaining Just a Few Pounds can Increase Blood Pressure

    Gaining just five percent of your body weight can raise your blood pressure. The people who are most likely to have a rise in blood... Read more

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    Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale

    Could kale, a less domesticated, disheveled form of cabbage, really be one of the most potent healing foods in existence today?  Few foods commonly available... Read more

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    What You Need To Know About PCOS And Chinese Medicine

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that is estimated to affect five million American women every year. It often results in irregular... Read more

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    The Science of the Midnight Snack

    There’s something about terrible-for-you food that makes it that much more appealing after dark. Earlier this week, Jawbone, the company behind the fitness-tracker app UP,... Read more

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    Insomnia Relief Never Tasted So Good

    Scientists could have some welcome news for insomniacs struggling to get a good night’s sleep. Researchers who presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting found... Read more

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    Avoid Chemicals in Commercial Brands: DIY Natural Dishwasher Detergent

    You can make your own dishwasher detergent easily and inexpensively AND it works! Why would you want to make your own dishwasher detergent? Commercial brands... Read more

  • Detail from an ancient Venetian golden mosaic showing three Egyptian Arabs in Alexandria. (Shutterstock*)

    1,000-Year-Old Middle Eastern Recipe Book Claims to Have Ultimate Hangover Cure

    Written nearly a thousand years ago, the Kitab al-tabikh (book of cookery) written by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq, is the most comprehensive work of its kind... Read more

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    Going to Buy a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte? You’d Better Read This First.

    The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte rivals college football and Halloween ads as a commercial sign of the season, even if the weather is still breaking... Read more

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    How to Picture the 4th Dimension and Fold Time (Videos)

    Albert Einstein decided there must be a fourth dimension outside of the three dimensions we see. The fourth dimension is time, or spacetime, since Einstein... Read more

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    5 Proven Ways to Prevent and Treat Arthritis

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Millions of people suffer from some form of arthritis. Since arthritis is commonly believed to... Read more

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    Our Top 10 Natural Beauty Tips

    One of many things my grandmother taught me was you needn’t buy anything from a shop to keep your complexion and hair beautiful. Whilst busily... Read more

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    During Cold & Flu Season, Protect Yourself By Eating Right

    Cold and flu are a larger burden than we may think. Between treatments, illness-compromised productivity, and lost workdays, it is estimated that the common cold... Read more

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    High Blood Sugar Increases Cancer Risk

    Researchers analyzed 16 studies covering 900,000 people and found that non-diabetics with high blood sugar levels are at 15 percent increased risk for breast, colon,... Read more

  • Mass Hysteria

    Strange Cases of Mass Hysteria Through History

    Mass hysteria is a term used to describe the situation in which physical or psychological symptoms appear en masse, spreading rapidly throughout communities, and occasionally... Read more

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    Nutrition Information Every Cancer Patient Should Know

    Nutritional Healing From Cancer: The Fundamentals of an Alkaline Diet There is something that every cancer patient should hear from their oncologist when they are... Read more

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    Are Gut Bacteria the Secret to Losing Weight?

    Did you know that your body is the home of trillions of microbes? And even more, did you know that these little critters are your... Read more

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    Energy Drinks Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

    Energy drinks have sexy names like Black Mamba, Full Throttle and Rock Star. College kids “chain drink” them like soda pop to cram for exams—some... Read more

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    Green Coffee Bean Sellers Fined $3.5 Million

    Applied Food Sciences, Inc, a maker of green coffee bean extract, will pay $3.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for claiming that their... Read more

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    Kids Exposed in the Womb to Plasticizers More Likely to Have Asthma

    By Environmental Health News New York City children exposed in the womb to moderate levels of two plasticizers had a 72 to 78 percent higher chance... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine on Memory Loss and Digestion

    As you get older, it’s common to wonder about the health of your memory. You forget names, occasional words, and where you put your car... Read more

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    Farewell to Lauren Bacall’s Style

    Lauren Bacall’s passing was not just the death of an old-time Hollywood style icon. It was another nail in the coffin of old-time Hollywood glamour... Read more

  • Models wear creations for Missoni women's spring-summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Milan: Missoni Offers a Study of Lightness

    MILAN— Angela Missoni’s collection, previewed Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week, was a study in lightness and air. Models billowed by in diaphanous,... Read more

  • Models showcase Eva Mendes's second fall collection at the Flatiron Plaza in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 16, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Eva Mendes Brings Fashion to Fifth Avenue

    New York, NY– Flatiron Plaza was the scene for one of three Eva Mendes Collection fashion events. It was Mendes’s second fall collection, and the... Read more

  • A model wears a creation for Fendi women's spring-summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Boyfriend Jeans a Hit on the Milan Fashion Week Runway (+ Videos)

    MILAN— Hey girlfriend, baggy boyfriend jeans are all the rage on the Milan runway this season. At Emporio Armani, they fit Giorgio Armani’s passion for... Read more

  • 2015 Spring Trends From New York Fashion Week

    September in New York City signals the unofficial end of the summer and a return of the world’s top designers, models, celebrities, and media for... Read more

  • Kerry Washington and Her Purple Purse

    That “Scandal” storyline has resonated with many viewers, Washington said. “Women watch that (Abby’s story) and say to Darby when they see her in public,... Read more

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    Look Better at Little Cost

    No one knows how much longer the recession will last. Most of us don’t feel entirely comfortable spending a lot of money on clothes while... Read more

  • From second left, Anna Wintour, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Rita Ora, and Jamie Campbell Bower sit in the front row during the Hunter Original, Spring/Summer 2015 show at London Fashion Week in London, Saturday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Paul, Stella McCartney Front Row at Hunter’s Show

    LONDON—It’s not every day that you see not just one, but two McCartneys on the front row. Paul McCartney and his fashion designer daughter Stella... Read more

  • A shopper at a J.C. Penney store, in New York, visits the Arizona brand jeans display for young men on Aug. 19. Sales of jeans in the U.S. fell 6 percent while sales of yoga pants and other active wear climbed 7 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Jeans Face an Uncertain Future

    NEW YORK—Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not... Read more

  • Badgley Mischka, Sept. 9. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

    Designers Go for Flowers

    Even half way through New York’s Fashion Week there were already two distinct camps among the designers showing their Spring 2015 collections. On one side,... Read more

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    Is Your Wardrobe Stressing You Out?

    As if there weren’t enough to worry about in day-to-day life, people often find themselves frozen in front of their closets during the morning rush,... Read more

  • (L–R) Singer/songwriter Ciara, Ricky Lauren, Ralph Lauren, and model Kendall Jenner pose at MBFW Spring/Summer 2015 - Ralph Lauren Polo 4D fashion show at Central Park on Sept 8, in New York. (Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

    Lauren Stages 4-D Hologram Show for Fashion Week

    NEW YORK—If you came out for Ralph Lauren’s spring 2015 fashion show to get a close-up of the designer’s new Polo brand for women, you... Read more

  • Top 20 Eco Fashion and Beauty shopping sites curated by Eluxe Magazine

    Top 20 Eco Shopping Sites for All Your Green Living Needs

    Big online luxury retailers like Net-a-Porter are now carrying eco-friendly beauty and fashion ranges alongside their high-fashion brands but most consumers don’t know that entire... Read more

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    Beware Snake Oil

    One of the many advantages of owning a publicity firm is I get to work with a lot of experts in many fields. Some of... Read more

  • This product image provided by Levi Strauss shows the company's Knit Jeans, made of stretch cotton knit that look like jeans but feel like sweatpants. Companies, including Levi Strauss, which invented the first pair of blue jeans 141 years ago, acknowledge that the jeans business has been hurt by what the fashion industry dubs the “athleisure” trend. That has led them to create new versions of classic denim that are more “stretchy” and mimic the comfort of sweatpants.  (AP Photo/Levi Strauss)

    A Look at the Past and Uncertain Future of the Iconic Blue Jeans

    NEW YORK—Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not... Read more

  • Fashion from Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Carmen Marc Valvo Marks Anniversary With Menswear

    NEW YORK— Carmen Marc Valvo has a stable of celebrities who wear his stable of celebrities, so he decided to mark his 25th anniversary in... Read more

  • Fashion from the Creatures of the Wind Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Creatures of the Wind Shows Off New Chunky Shoes

    NEW YORK— With a delicious clackety clack on the runway, Creatures of the Wind designers Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier on Thursday debuted their first... Read more

  • Fashion from Peter Som Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Fun, Spectacle at New York Fashion Week on Day 2

    NEW YORK— New York Fashion Week kicked into high gear on its second day, with celebrities dotting audiences at the Lincoln Center tents and elsewhere... Read more

  • Fashion from Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Goes to Old Venice in Lace and Chain

    Tadashi Shoji on Thursday paid homage to 15th-century Venice and the Grand Canal at sunset as it reflects the famous Ca’ d’Oro palace in a... Read more

  • This ensemble demonstrates how the same modules of fabric cut according to the golden ratio can be used to achieve various designs. (Julianna Turcu)

    Designing With the Perfect Tool: The Golden Ratio as It Applies to Fashion

    I must confess, mathematics has never been my forte; and I must confess this to those who might think that understanding and using the golden... Read more

  • “Forest Man”–The Man Who Planted a Forest in India

    In 2012 we shared the story of Jadav Payeng, a man who single-handedly and with dogged determination planted an entire forest in Assam. Now, you... Read more

  • 10 Easy to do gallery wall ideas to transform your home or office

    10 Easy to Do Gallery Wall Projects to Transform your Home or Office Space

    Cure your empty wall conundrum with an amazingly eye-catching gallery wall! Combine pictures and objects, purposely mismatch colors, put up a whole wall of empty... Read more

  • Divers body-painted as sea creatures demonstrate for a cast-off-ban of bycatch on November 3, 2008 at a swimming pool in Berlin's Schoeneberg district. (Michael Gottschalk/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trapped: Derelict Fishing Gear is Big Trouble for Marine Life

    They lie abandoned on the seafloor, crusted with barnacles and shrouded in algae. There are thousands of them up and down our coasts: lost, forgotten,... Read more

  • According to the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, the Government environmental policy protects the environment effectively, contributing to the economic recovery, job creation and innovation. (Photo provided by the Government of Spain)

    Spain reduces CO2 emissions with 15% and reaffirms the Kyoto commitment

    MADRID—The Spanish government announced that its country has achieved a decrease of the emissions of greenhouse gases with 15%, due to the renewal of cars... Read more

  • Acropora coral (Andy Collins, NOAA/www.wikimedia.org)

    An Unprecedented Step for Corals

    This summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took the unprecedented step of listing 20 species of stony corals as threatened under the Endangered Species... Read more

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    DIY: Natural Floor Cleaning

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Our floors are the largest surface area in our homes that require regular cleaning. If we use chemicals, we... Read more

  • Massive construction works are going on in the city of Mumbai. As the city is always under constant pressure of searching new places for thriving population of commerce and business. Skyline of Mumbai changing rapidly than ever.  (Ele Rein / Contributor/Getty Images.com---unverified)

    Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

    While in Mumbai recently, home of Mahindra headquarters, the sounds of construction are an ever-present soundtrack for the city. More than ever, people are flocking... Read more

  • Construction workers building a solar power plant in Rajasthan. (Photo Bhaskar Deol)

    New Report Series: India’s Burgeoning Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth

    India’s solar and wind programs have catalyzed rapid growth, providing much needed energy access while creating enormous employment opportunities for India’s workforce, as discussed during... Read more

  • Residential and commercial buildings stand in the Parel area of Mumbai, India, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg /Getty Images)

    Building Smart Cities in India

    In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a... Read more

  • A sugar cane cutter works on a plantation near Florida on 25 May 2012 in Florida, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.  (Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)

    The Greatest Multi-Purpose Garden Tool? A Machete.

    Nothing is better for relieving tension after a long, difficult day than an hour with a machete. You might do spinning classes, pedal a bike... Read more

  • 10 stencils ideas to help you transform your home

    These 10 Stenciled Makeover Projects Will Help You Transform Your Home

    Using stencils and some paint, you can completely change the appearance of just about anything, making it unrecognizable, extraordinary, and amazing. If you’re sceptical, just... Read more

  • Top 20 Eco Fashion and Beauty shopping sites curated by Eluxe Magazine

    Top 20 Eco Shopping Sites for All Your Green Living Needs

    Big online luxury retailers like Net-a-Porter are now carrying eco-friendly beauty and fashion ranges alongside their high-fashion brands but most consumers don’t know that entire... Read more

  • A three-year old boy plays with wooden blocks at The Green House, an eco-friendly pre-school in Oklahoma City on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Preschools Latest to Take on Green Movement

    OKLAHOMA CITY—Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve... Read more

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream collage. (Shutterstock*)

    Healthy Frozen Blueberry Cheesecake Treats DIY

    Have you ever wondered how to make super-healthy frozen cheesecake cubes or popsicles? Well even if you haven’t, you might still want to check out these... Read more

  • Dead hammerhead sharks lie on the beach on 6 April 2012 in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. ( Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)

    Rising From the Deep

    Everyone loves a movie with a good villain. Unfortunately, when a type of wildlife is cast in that role, it can lead to real-world challenges... Read more

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    6 Basics for Nontoxic Cleaning

    By Dr Frank Lipman, Healing the Body I once had an editor write an entire magazine article about the cupboard under my kitchen sink because... Read more

  • Revamp your Bedroom easily with these reative DIY headboard designs.

    11 Low-Cost DIY Headboard Projects for a New Bedroom Look

    If you are contemplating adding a headboard to your bedroom but don’t have the budget for a new one, check these 11 low-cost or recycled... Read more

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    Whale Shark Pups as Fishing Bycatch in India

    The age old man-animal conflict continues to raise its ugly head from time to time and sadly one or the other seems to pay the... Read more

  • A squirrel is seen on August 14, 2014 on a walnut tree in Berlin. (Wolfgang Kumm/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nature’s Inspiration for Artistic Creation

    Summer can be a very inspirational time for creative types. Nature is in full bloom, allowing artists to truly explore the world around them. One... Read more

  • Swimming in clear and chemical free waters is now a reality thanks to a new trend in natural pools.

    Natural Pools: A Chemical-Free Swimming Experience (+Video)

    Filmmaker and DIY wizard Dave Pagan Butler is spearheading a new trend in ecological swimming pools. Natural pools consists of combining two equal zones: a... Read more

  • In this Sept. 8, 2014, photo Yad Vashem archive director Haim Gertner shows a musical score with German lyrics at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial archives in Jerusalem. With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Holocaust Experts Work to Preserve WWII-Era Items

    JERUSALEM—With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around... Read more

  • The joint White House – VA roundtable discussion brought together key government agencies, education entrepreneurs and thought leaders, social impact subject matter experts and private sector employers to discuss the potential benefits of accelerated learning programs.

    VA Now Supports Accelerated Learning Programs and Other Non-Traditional Education Courses

    President Obama’s priority at the Joint VA/White House roundtable meeting was to ensure that America’s veterans find meaningful civilian employment.  To help achieve this, both... Read more

  • President Obama Addresses the American Legion

    President Obama Supports the VA Reform

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been under fire in recent weeks. Several vets have died because they were not seen quickly enough.  President... Read more

  • A ninth-grade physics classes in Espoo, Finland, on April 10, 2012. (Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Finland, Korea, and Czech Republic Get the Most Bang for Their Educational Buck

    There are around 1.3 billion children enrolled in primary and secondary schools worldwide. Each year, governments spend trillions of dollars on their education systems with... Read more

  • Harvard University footbridge is seen July 30, 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    Harvard’s Health School to Get Record $350M Gift

    BOSTON — A $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University’s School of Public Health is the largest single donation in the university’s long history, officials... Read more

  • A three-year old boy plays with wooden blocks at The Green House, an eco-friendly pre-school in Oklahoma City on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Preschools Latest to Take on Green Movement

    OKLAHOMA CITY—Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve... Read more

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    Incorporating Nature Into School Reduces Children’s Stress and Improves Learning

    By Natural News, Healing the Body In today’s public schools, psychotropic drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are now forced down kids’ throats, as administrators and... Read more

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    Musical Training Offsets Some Academic Achievement Gaps, Research Says

    Learning to play a musical instrument or to sing can help disadvantaged children strengthen their reading and language skills, according to research presented at the... Read more

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    Hard Evidence: Are More Older People Going to University?

    Halls full of 18-year-old freshers running riot? Bragging tales of gap year misadventure? Older students starting a university course can sometimes find it hard to... Read more

  • The new look of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits calculator.

    GI Bill Calculator Updated to a Fresh New Look

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently updated the online GI Bill Calculator. Now it is easier than ever for veterans to find out how... Read more

  • Computer Science students learn to create software using programming languages. (*Shutterstock)

    Computer Science Majors, Your Degree May Not Be As Valuable As You Think

    Computer science degree holders enjoy some of the highest starting salaries of any major, averaging as high as $85,000 for bachelors degrees and $100,000 for masters... Read more

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    Why Replacing Teachers With Automated Education Lacks Imagination

    The belief that technology can automate education and replace teachers is pervasive. Framed in calls for greater efficiency, this belief is present in today’s educational... Read more

  • In this file photo, a high school student at the U.S. prep school Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., poses for a photo outside the Campus Center on the Brown University Campus in Providence, RI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    New School Test Results Show Racial Gap Widens

    NEW YORK—While officials focused on modest gains on this year’s state school tests, released Thursday, a closer look at city results reveal a widening gap... Read more

  • The pandemic flu virus spread around the world in several waves, causing illness in 20% to 50% of infected people and death in 1% to 5%. (British Red Cross/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

    World War I’s Role in the Worst Ever Flu Pandemic

    The great influenza pandemic of 1918-19, often called the Spanish flu, caused about 50 million deaths worldwide; far more than the deaths from combat casualties in... Read more

  • All the world’s a stage to play on. (Clinton Steeds, CC BY)

    Shakespeare Plays Key Role in Teaching Children to Take Creative Leaps

    Somewhere, in the depths of your memory, you can probably still recall a quote or two from Shakespeare. Everybody in the UK studies the Bard... Read more

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    How Do You Even Do Things in Space?! Here Are 10 Useful Insights

    The next time you lament your complicated life on earth, think about how much more tedious it would be if you were in space. Astronauts... Read more

  • It was thought the printing press would make lectures redundant, but instead universities used the technology to their advantage. (Flickr/Seattle Municipal Archives)

    Technology Improves Higher Learning, It Doesn’t Kill It

    As MOOC mania approached its peak in 2012, Anant Agarwal, the president of the Massive Open Online Course platform edX, claimed: Online education for students... Read more

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    13 Unexpected Cases of Simultaneous Events in History

    History is a very curious subject with thousands of stories. As we grow up with these stories, we are often taught that certain events happen... Read more

  • Our book shelves would look very different. (Flickr/Stewart, CC BY)

    Without World War I, What Would Literature Look Like Today?

    As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just how central the “Great” war is to Britain’s conception of its... Read more

  • British infantry Tommys go forward to meet the German advance on the Western Front during the Great War, March 31, 1918, Easter. (AP Photo)

    World War I: In the Beginning… (+Photo Gallery)

    With the exquisite turn of phrase for which she was so highly regarded, Barbara Tuchman once likened the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war against Serbia of... Read more

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    David Malan is standing before the audience in Longfellow Hall asking for step-by-step instructions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In front of... Read more

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    More Education and Lower Workload for Nurses Sees Patients’ Lives Saved

    Hospitals where nurses are qualified to bachelor’s degree level and have lower patient-to-nurse ratios have lower mortality rates. In a cross-European study published in The... Read more

  • More than a third of UK universities have given up teaching European language degrees.

    UK: We Need to Fall Back in Love With Learning Languages

    The drop in applications to European language programmes at UK universities will not have come as a great shock to anybody teaching languages. For at... Read more

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014 shows U.S. Navy Commander Valerie Overstreet poses on the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated. So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take a year off and return to duty without risking her career or future commands. Now, three years later, she’s got a two-year-old daughter and a nine-month old son, she’s back at work at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and her promotion to captain has been confirmed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Sabbaticals May Help Military Keep Women in Ranks

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.—Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her... Read more

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    A Creative Résumé to Attract Employers: 1-Page Job Proposal

    Author Patrick G. Riley has developed a new, proactive job application tool. He provides job-seekers with a guide to building a one-page job proposal. The... Read more


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