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These Fishermen Make 'Sea Chairs' From Plastic They Haul In... While They're Still Fishing

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | July 29, 2014 | Green
Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way into Earth's permanent geological record. However, one project seeks to bring attention to the ever-growing problem through this beautifully...

Women's Innermost Thoughts About Food Reveal A Culture-Wide Problem

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | July 29, 2014 | Women
Chances are, many of the women you know have a turbulent relationship with food. We are constantly inundated with messages about dieting, and expected to attach moral value to "good" or "bad" foods. Salads are great, and an apparent delight to consume, but things like...

11 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Trip To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | July 29, 2014 | Green
Many zoos claim they are helping animals, but often times, aren't doing so at all.

The Sweaty Girls' Guide To Summer Dressing

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | July 29, 2014 | Style
If you're anything like us, you're a sweaty mess in the summer. It's hotter than hell outside and if you can't spend your days in a bikini next to a pool and a fan, then you're SOL. Well, not exactly. There are some tips and tricks that will help...

California's Deadly Lightning Storm 'Impossible' to Predict, Experts Say

AP | Carla Herreria | July 28, 2014 | Green
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror. The phenomenon so rare that lifeguards lack an emergency warning system...

Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Clearing Way For Clippers Sale

AP | Chris Greenberg | July 29, 2014 | Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who...

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | Katherine Boehrer | July 28, 2014 | Green
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | July 28, 2014 | Impact
Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city's plan earlier this month at the Unite for Veterans Summit alongside the first lady, accepting Michelle Obama's...

Coastal Flooding More Frequent In U.S. Due To Sea Level Rise And Sinking Land, Study Finds

Reuters | Katherine Boehrer | July 28, 2014 | Green
July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday. The study examined how often 45 tide gauges...

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission To Discriminate Against Trans Students

Tyler Kingkade | July 28, 2014 | College
The U.S. Department of Education has granted exemptions to three Christian universities allowing the schools to deny accommodations for transgender students. One of the schools has also been given latitude to discriminate against unwed mothers. The exemptions for George Fox University, Simpson University and Spring Arbor University come...

10 Undiscovered Movies To Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | July 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Here are 10 easy-to-miss movies from the last decade that happen to be available for instant streaming. Take a breather from excessively loud sequels and binge-watch these quieter alternatives accordingly. (Also, if you fall in love with Zoe Kazan in "The Pretty One" go see "What If." ...

13 Good Luck Charms That We'd Rather Not Have, Thank You

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | July 29, 2014 | Comedy
They say these things are supposed to bring you good luck. We say, "No, thanks." If stepping in dog doo, carrying around a vulture's head or getting salt all over our backs is "good luck," we might just be cool with whatever our bad luck has in store. Check out...

The 10 Best Colleges For Your Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | July 29, 2014 | College
Of the more thousands of four-year colleges and universities in the United States, there are 10 schools that Money magazine believes offer the most bang for your tuition buck. These 10 schools were selected based upon four primary factors: graduation rate at or above the median in its...

Nicole Richie On Her Parenting Style: 'Kids Want To Be Told The Truth' (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | July 28, 2014 | OWN
Fashion designer and "Candidly Nicole" star Nicole Richie and her Good Charlotte rocker husband Joel Madden are parents to 6-year-old daughter Harlow and 4-year-old son Sparrow. In the above clip from "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Richie tells Oprah about her parenting philosophy. Richie...

Sexual Harassment At Comic-Con Leads To Call For New Convention Policy

AP | Ed Mazza | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures...

Lightning Strikes 14 People In California

Adam Goldberg | July 28, 2014 | Green
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a...

We Found The Instagram Account Of Our Dreams

Megan Mayer | July 27, 2014 | Style
Sometimes it's hard to believe that photos on Instagram are taken with a camera phone. How does a bowl of granola look so gosh darn appetizing? How do you make a coffee cup look so dainty and cute? There has to be some secret. Well, whatever it is,

USC Grad Student Found Beaten To Death Near Campus

Tyler Kingkade | July 28, 2014 | College
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Reuters) - A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has been found dead in his off-campus apartment after being assaulted late at night on his way home, police and university officials said. The body of Xinran Ji,...

Happy 50th Birthday Sandra Bullock

Lauren Zupkus | July 26, 2014 | Entertainment
If you can believe it, Sandra Bullock turns 50 today. While the gorgeous actress doesn't show her age, her impressive resume certainly paints the picture of a well-lived life: She's been a beauty queen: "Miss Congenienality," 2000 And an astronaut:...

California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

James Gerken | July 26, 2014 | Green
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all. In...
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