North Dakota Pipeline Spills An Estimated 176,000 Gallons Of Oil
Aug18

North Dakota Pipeline Spills An Estimated 176,000 Gallons Of Oil

About 150 miles from where thousands have protested for months that the Dakota Access pipeline could threaten a Sioux tribe’s water supply, a pipeline in the western part of North Dakota has spilled more than 130,000 gallons of oil into a creek, state officials said. In all, the Belle Fourche pipeline lost 4,200 barrels of crude oil, or more than 176,000 gallons, before operators shut it down, according to state Department of...

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Jon Stewart’s beautiful 12-acre farm is now a safe haven for abused animals.
Aug17

Jon Stewart’s beautiful 12-acre farm is now a safe haven for abused animals.

Anna and Maybelle are living in a pig’s paradise. GIF via The Daily Squeal/Facebook. They feast on green grass. They sunbathe on 12 acres of pristine pasture. And they get belly rubs… GIF via CBS This Morning/YouTube. …from Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey. Every. Single. Day. GIF via CBS This Morning/YouTube. Anna and Maybelle are just two of about a dozen other animals living in the lap of luxury on the...

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Please read this before you post another RIP on social media.
Aug16

Please read this before you post another RIP on social media.

Grieving in the technology age is uncharted territory. Ill take you back to Saturday, June 9, 2012. At 8:20 a.m., my 36-year-old husband was pronounced dead at a hospital just outside Washington, D.C. By 9:20 a.m., my cellphone would not stop ringing or text-alerting me long enough for me to make the necessary calls that I needed to make: people like immediate family, primary-care doctors to discuss death certificates and autopsies,...

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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again
Aug15

10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

1. Coming to the door to pick someone up. I think we’ve all had it with the incredibly unromantic “here” text, and meeting up always seems to be more casual and platonic than the alternative. Of course, meeting someone from online or any circumstance like that would probably be the exception to this rule, but generally: the 30 seconds it takes to get out of a car or cab and knock on the door makes a huge difference....

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How close is Japanese knotweed getting to my home? – BBC News
Aug12

How close is Japanese knotweed getting to my home? – BBC News

How close is it to me? Five years ago, the Environment Agency commissioned a new app to track Japanese knotweed, using the crowd-sourcing principle. More than 20,000 people have now downloaded it, and their data has pin-pointed over 6,000 knotweed locations. Image caption The plant was first imported to the UK in the 19th century Dense thickets of green, purple-speckled, bamboo-like stems up to three meters tall Heart or shield-shaped...

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Why we fell for clean eating
Aug11

Why we fell for clean eating

The long read: The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. Not cool was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free,...

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