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Mom Organizes 'Nurse-In' At IKEA After Negative Breastfeeding Experience

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.24.2017 | Parents

A Florida mom organized a “nurse-in” at her local IKEA after a negative breastfeeding experience highlighted some flaws in the store’s offerings...

Climate Change This Week: Coral Collapse Presages Our Own, Fascinating Facts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.24.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are ...

Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 03.23.2017 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record, according to a new report by the Nati...

Dog Seized For Being 'Part Wolf' Finally Allowed To Return Home

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.23.2017 | Crime

A pet dog that made international headlines after being seized from his family and accused of being part wolf is finally being allowed to return home....

GOP Senator Sorry For Joking About Mammograms, But Still Won't Cover Them

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) had a disturbing response Thursday to a reporter for who asked if he supports Obamacare’s “essential he...

Trump's Agriculture Pick Vows To Fight For Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Despite Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday vowed to defend efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, even though the White House has proposed...

Julianne Hough Gets Honest About Dealing With Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

Endometriosis, the painful medical issue where tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it, can often go undetected thanks to profession...

Video Highlights The Kind Of Breastfeeding Shaming We Don't Really Talk About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.22.2017 | Parents

Photographer Megan Soto knows the shaming that nursing mothers often face. She has a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 22-month-old and has dealt with negati...

Meet The Woman Rescuing Millions of Honey Bees

Zac Thompson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Green
Zac Thompson

Yesterday, the Trump White House placed the rusty patched bumble bee, one of America’s most important pollinators, on the endangered species list. I...

So THAT's What Canola Oil Is Actually Made Of

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.23.2017 | Taste

Canola oil is a popular option for a healthy, affordable vegetable oil, but what is it really? We know that it comes from a beautiful yellow flower. (...

Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The rusty patched bumble bee, one of America’s most important pollinators, has finally landed on the endangered species list. It beco...

Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.22.2017 | Taste

Next up on Burger King’s menu: humanely raised chickens. The company said Tuesday it will stop purchasing chickens from farms that abuse animals, fa...

World's First Fluorescent Frog Discovered

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.21.2017 | Science

A new light has been cast on the world of frogs following a dazzling discovery in South America. Scientists announced last week that they’d discover...

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.20.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a United Nations report has recognized biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as essential to human rights. The report...

'Blind' Cat Dazzles Everyone After Opening His Stunning Eyes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.20.2017 | Weird News

Today Cotton the cat’s beautiful two-colored eyes wow people who see him, but it wasn’t always that way. Last year, Cotton was sick and dirty, suf...

Reaching The Remote - The Tool That Might Have Saved My Namesake

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 03.24.2017 | Home
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Bakary Sidibe I first became acutely aware of the health care needs of remote communities nearly 20 years ago when I was Peace Corps Volunteer in E...

'Super Blooms' Transform California Deserts Into Colorful Wonderland

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.20.2017 | Travel

Southern California deserts are exploding with color in a “super bloom” of wildflowers brought on by unusually heavy rain over the winter and fall...

Coral Bleaching Just Ravaged The Great Barrier Reef. Now It May Be Hit By Another Wave.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.16.2017 | Green

The Great Barrier Reef may suffer yet another mass coral bleaching event this year, just months after the last one devastated the planet’s largest l...

Honey Nut Cheerios Pulled Its Bee Mascot For An Alarming Reason

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.15.2017 | Taste

Bees are in trouble, and Honey Nut Cheerios wants to help. The brand pulled its bee mascot Buzz from the front of cereal boxes in the U.S. this month ...

Neanderthals Munched On 'Aspirin' And Woolly Rhinos

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.15.2017 | Science

Neanderthals once dined on woolly rhinoceroses and wild sheep, and even self-medicated with painkillers and antibiotics, according to a new analysis o...

25 Million U.S. Women Lack Easy Access To Infertility Clinics

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 03.15.2017 | Parents

A whopping 25 million women in America lack easy access to clinics that specialize in infertility treatment, according to a new study published in the...

People Donate Thousands To Find Cat Killer Who Tortured Pet With Hot Glue

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.14.2017 | Crime

Donations are pouring in to Utah animal rescue groups from concerned people who want to catch whoever fatally beat and tortured a cat with hot glue. T...

Mom Writes Honest Post About Wishing She Hadn't Breastfed Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 03.14.2017 | Parents

With all the care a new mom gives her baby, it’s easy to forget that she needs to take care of herself, as well. That’s the message behind Austral...

Cruise Ship Crash Hits One Of Indonesia's Most Spectacular Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.12.2017 | Green

A British cruise ship smashed into a coral reef off Indonesia believed to be one of the most biodiverse in the world, causing significant damage to al...

Strangely Compelling 'Shybot' Roams California Desert Avoiding Humans

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.11.2017 | Arts

A lone little robot roamed California’s Sonoran Desert for a week this month. Its only mission: Avoiding humans. “Shybot” was part of a weirdly ...