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  • In Texas, tiny houses crafted from huge amounts of salvaged materials [Video]

    16 September 2014, 6:18 pm by: mhickman

  • The diet Whoopi Goldberg embraced to lose 35 pounds

    16 September 2014, 3:42 pm by: mdestries

    ABC welcomed back its revamped "The View" for an 18th season this morning, with long-time co-host Whoopi Goldberg anchoring a new roundtable that includes Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace. …
  • Attention college students: Leave the car at home

    16 September 2014, 3:08 pm by: jmotavalli

    What’s the one single thing that college students can do to “be green” on campus? I asked Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, that question, and he said, “Stop driving cars!”…
  • Clean your home's ducts for a cheaper, warmer winter

    16 September 2014, 3:03 pm by: networx

    How can you prepare for a healthier, energy-efficient, and money-saving winter? Take care of your HVAC ductwork by cleaning, repairing, and insulating as necessary. Proper attention to the air duct system is an easy, inexpensive step toward improved air…
  • Could a blood test be used to diagnose depression?

    16 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: jsavedge

    Until now, doctors relied solely on a patient's self-described symptoms to diagnose depression.  But a new blood test may give doctors a better tool for quickly identifying and diagnosing this condition.  
  • 'Bowls!' encourages healthy meals, one layer at a time

    16 September 2014, 2:17 pm by: rshreeves

    Many cookbooks that cross my desk contain fabulous recipes that use healthy, mouth-watering ingredients, and I enjoy finding new dishes to make for my family and friends from them. Not many of them make me think differently about how to create meals.  
  • Millennials' relationship with books and information

    16 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: jsavedge

    Say what you will about the generation of millennials, but one thing is for sure: they are a generation of readers, and the latest polls say that they read much more than the rest of us.  
  • 6 easy ways to save money on food

    16 September 2014, 1:29 pm by: kimi.harris

    With the busyness of fall looming, I’m working on getting my family's act together. Scheduling, gathering school supplies, improving organization and more is happening at the Harris household. One thing that I'm getting back on track is our meal planning,…
  • The crisis at the 'Pump' (and how to fix it)

    16 September 2014, 1:25 pm by: gmiller

    Many documentaries have decried the evils of Big Oil. After all, there's a lot to hate: it holds our wallets hostage, pollutes the planet's atmosphere, it's one of the motivating factors behind American involvement in Middle East conflicts in past and present…
  • Japan seeks to restart 'scientific whaling' program amidst international backlash

    16 September 2014, 1:22 pm by: mdestries

    Despite a ruling earlier this year by the International Court of Justice that found Japan's whaling program in the Antarctic to be "illegal," officials there are once again attempting to resume hunting under a "scientific research" smokescreen. News of Japan's…
  • Why a creek is never just a creek

    16 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: pod_user

    Photo: Ian Sane/MNN Flickr Group   A riparian habitat is the lifeline for more wildlife than you can shake a stick at
  • New recommendations for fighting dental caries

    16 September 2014, 12:52 pm by: jsavedge

    Do you know what the most common chronic disease is affecting American children?  It's not obesity.  And it's not allergies, though those are good guesses.  It's cavities.  Or as health experts call them, dental caries.    
  • Bo-taoshi: Exploring the beautifully dangerous sport of pole-toppling

    16 September 2014, 12:41 pm by: sgunther

    There are dangerous sports like football and wingsuit flying, and there are wacky sports like wife carrying and pumpkin chuckin'  
  • Conservation org to light up UN Headquarters with endangered species

    16 September 2014, 10:52 am by: mdestries

    The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is inviting you to witness a glimpse of its new high-tech projection system this weekend, lighting up the United Nations building in New York City with images of endangered species and climate change. The event is being…
  • Take a virtual tour of autumn's most spectacular avenue, the Blue Ridge Parkway

    16 September 2014, 8:45 am by: photoblog

    Photo: Pierre Leclerc/Shutterstock   Hundreds of miles of natural beauty
  • 10 dream homes for hermits

    16 September 2014, 8:33 am by: melbreyer

  • September 16

    16 September 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Sept. 16, 1999: Hurricane Floyd makes landfall near Cape Fear, N.C. The storm deluges eastern North Carolina with rain, causing waste from livestock farms to contaminate rivers, wells and water supplies.  
  • The weekly, intentional fridge check curbs food waste

    15 September 2014, 8:51 pm by: rshreeves

    In my ongoing quest to waste less of the food that I bring into my home, I started doing something over the past few weeks that is helping me meet my goals. On Saturday morning, I go through my refrigerator and see which leftovers are in need of repurposing.…
  • When are you supposed to tip?

    15 September 2014, 8:08 pm by: svartan

    Tipping is such a weird thing. Now that we've admitted that, we can acknowledge that it's this very weirdness that makes the need for rules and manners in society — they help us deal with the things we don't know how to deal with.   
  • Alba: World's first responsive LED bulb learns while illuminating

    15 September 2014, 7:30 pm by: mhickman

    Silicon Valley lighting startup Stack has unveiled an energy-saving LED bulb for connected home and office environments that, in a refreshing (or perhaps entirely unsettling) twist, also operates autonomously — that is, no frequent futzing around on a…

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