Life

Are You a Jerk?

RIVERSIDE, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel,...

Book Review: Maude Barlow’s “Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis”

September 26, 2016 - We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises...

After Moving at a Crawl, U.S. Revs Up Interest in Slowing Heavy Trucks and...

Sept. 22, 2016 - For more than a decade, most large commercial trucks have been equipped with electronic technology that can limit the speed...

‘Cramming’ information and sleep deprivation reduce your academic performance

Sept. 21, 2016 - A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month;...

Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World

EVANSTON, Illinois, September 20, 2016/ -- Rotary (www.Rotary.org) today committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio,...

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness

Sept. 13, 2016 - With a record number of National Park visitors in 2015, more people are facing the challenges and dangers of the...

More than 23% of funeral homes fail to tell consumers about options for simple...

Washington DC/Burlington VT September 12, 2016 - Today, the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America released a survey of 142 representative...

Teddy Roosevelt, the Teddy Bear and the Deep South

September 9, 2016 - It is widely known that President Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneering champion of wildlife conservation in America. He was founder...

Americans Express Positive Views on Local Libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 9, 2016) – Most Americans view public libraries as an important part of their communities, according to a new survey by...

1 in 5 Seafood Samples Mislabeled Worldwide, Finds New Oceana Report

WASHINGTON September 7, 2016 - Today, Oceana released a new report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in...

In another newly discovered song, Woody Guthrie continues his assault on ‘Old Man Trump’

September 6, 2016 - Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings by Woody Guthrie that I had discovered while conducting...

How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk

Kathryn M. Flinn, Baldwin Wallace University American ginseng about to flower, spring 2016. Photo by C.C. FlinnSeptember 6, 2016 - In one of television’s more bizarre...

All-new “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016” opens at...

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Sept. 1, 2016 - A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2016”...

New Obesity Maps Show US Adults Still Struggle with Obesity

September 1, 2016 - CDC today released 2015 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor...

New specialty steak cut, the Bonanza Cut, unveiled by meat science professor

RENO, Nev. August 24, 2016 - Like a diamond in the rough, a small cut of beef that meat cutters throw in with ground...

One Fur Coat Donated to Born Free USA will Comfort 28 Orphaned Coyote Pups...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 22, 2016 - Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, recently received what was thought to...

Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in U.S. cities (VIDEO)

Aug. 19, 2016 - The making of "The Emperor Has No Balls". www.thisisindecline.com Artist: Ginger Original Score: Ryder Reynolds https://youtu.be/f7TeTzOgkMs

Report Finds Toxins/Carcinogens in Popular Brands of Toothpaste

Aug. 18, 2016 - The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory weaknesses...

Nearly half of consumers think manufacturers should be responsible for recycling mobile phones

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia...

Message in a Brain Scan

August 15, 2016 - What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? To the casual listener,...