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  • Lower income equals less sleep for teens

    23 April 2014, 8:17 pm by: jsavedge

    Ask any parent of a teen and they are likely to admit that their teens are not getting enough sleep.  Busy schedules, hormonal surges, and new found independence combine for some sleepless - or at sleep deficient - nights for many teens.  But a new study has…
  • 32 inspirational gardening quotes

    23 April 2014, 4:55 pm by: kimi.harris

    I'm not much of a gardener, but I definitely want to learn more. Last year was the first time in many years that I really went for it in a couple small plots. I was pleased as punch that some of what I planted actually grew! Of course, there were some failures…
  • Adorable alert! Kids react to ginormous portions of favorite foods

    23 April 2014, 4:36 pm by: rshreeves

    Most of us have had that moment when we’ve been served a burger that's so big we can't open our mouth wide enough to fit it in, and we have to find a graceful way of eating it without looking ridiculous.…
  • Let if flow: Powering appliances with just the flush of a toilet [Video]

    23 April 2014, 4:21 pm by: mhickman

      Ever catch flack for your egregiously wasteful over-flushing bathroom habits? Does the combination of the words "yellow" and "mellow" mean absolutely nothing to you?  
  • 41 of our favorite life hacks

    23 April 2014, 4:04 pm by: svartan

    It would be almost impossible (not to mention time-consuming) to figure out everything in life for yourself. That's why our parents spend years instructing us on how to do everything from tying shoelaces to cooking, from bank account balancing to asking that…
  • Could 'The Walking Dead' really last more than 10 seasons?

    23 April 2014, 3:29 pm by: mdestries

    I love AMC's "The Walking Dead" and have been a huge fan of the show throughout its record-breaking four seasons, but I have to admit that it's kind of wearing me down emotionally. I think it was right after the March finale, watched by an estimated 15.7M…
  • Meet Dillie, the rescued deer that rules the roost

    23 April 2014, 2:16 pm by: lmoss

    Eight years ago, Ohio veterinarian Melanie Butera got a call from a farmer at 3 a.m. asking if she wanted to care for a newborn deer whose mother wasn't nursing her. She immediately said yes.  
  • The beautiful reason you should plant milkweed

    23 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: toder

    Want to do your part to help reverse the dramatic decline in monarch butterflies? Now’s your chance: Plant milkweed.…
  • Rare red wolf pup named for Stephen Colbert

    23 April 2014, 2:14 pm by: mdestries

    Comedian Stephen Colbert, already the proud owner of two insects named in his honor, has received yet another - this time, a rare red wolf pup born at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.   
  • Designing a passive house for Seattle that's 'resourceful, replicable and beautiful'

    23 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: mhickman

    It’s not every day that you find sustainability-minded construction/remodeling firms hosting design competitions for burgeoning architects. But Hammer & Hand, a lauded Pacific Northwest contracting firm that started out doing renovations of historic Portland…
  • Farmer D and the tao of composting

    23 April 2014, 1:59 pm by: chief

    In his new book "Citizen Farmer," Daron "Farmer D" Joffe positions farming as both a sustainable and a philosophical lifestyle, merging helpful how-to's with spiritual underpinnings. In this excerpt from the book, Joffe discusses how he came to learn about…
  • How technology affects our sleep [Infographic]

    23 April 2014, 1:58 pm by: chief

    Checking your email or reading a book on your tablet before you hit the hay is not good for your beauty rest. Find out how modern technology could be affecting your sleep patterns and what you can do to correct the problem.  
  • Graphene discovery: A low-end kitchen blender can make a high-end batch of this valuable material

    23 April 2014, 1:09 pm by: jplatt

    Blenders can be a great way to make smoothies or margaritas, but did you know they can also used for science?  
  • Bonfire + a bunch of box fans = Homemade fire tornado

    23 April 2014, 12:44 pm by: sgunther

    Some genius from Unallocated Space, a “technology based community center” based in Severn, Md., came up with the brilliant idea of setting an array of box fans around a bonfire to create a beautiful, fiery vortex of pyrotechnic tornado awesomeness. The…
  • Thousands to rally in Washington in support of pit bulls

    23 April 2014, 12:33 pm by: lmoss

    Thousands of pit bull advocates will gather in the nation's capital next month for the inaugural One Million Pibble March on Washington.  
  • Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness

    23 April 2014, 12:30 pm by: jplatt

    There are few places in the United States more beautiful, or more isolated, than the Twin Lakes region of Alaska. Perhaps that is why Richard Proenneke, the noted amateur naturalist, decided to retire there in 1968. For the next 30 years, Proenneke lived in…
  • What is neem oil?

    23 April 2014, 12:03 pm by: jnelson

    Pressed from the fruits, twigs and seeds of the neem tree, neem (also known as Indian lilac) is a widespread evergreen in the Indian subcontinent that has been used for thousands of years as a part of ayurvedic medicine.   
  • The science behind concussions and student athletes [Infographic]

    23 April 2014, 11:39 am by: chief

    Many boys' and girls'  sports hold the potential for concussions, with at least 1.6 million events each year. What's more concerning is that the diagnosis and treatment methods for concussions are varied and inconsistent, meaning the symptoms aren't always…
  • Documentary filmmaker dies from malaria during Africa shoot

    23 April 2014, 11:05 am by: mdestries

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died in Liberia after reportedly contracting Malaira. The 54-year-old, best known for his gritty films on the working poor of the developing world, had been traveling throughout Africa for as…
  • TV is about to get 35 new cooking shows. Will any be worth watching?

    23 April 2014, 11:04 am by: rshreeves

    Food Network has lost viewers recently, and I’m not sure how many they’re going to gain back with the recently announced lineup of new shows for Food Network and Cooking Channel. There are 13 new competition shows and most of them sound uninteresting.…

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