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I'm standing in my spotlight - isn't it time you joined me too?

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Nicola Arnold CPCC

When did you last truly feel empowered? You know that real feeling when you feel like you can conquer the world. Standing tall, shoulders strong, eye...

Meet The Scientist Who Revitalized A Locally Rare Butterfly Species In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Susannah Gruder | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Flight of the Butterflies

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home

A new 3D IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies, may provide the best chance this butterfly season to capture the magic of the Monarch butterfly migrati...

WATCH: This Is How Butterflies Create Their Brilliant Color

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Aaron Pomerantz

Here's the science behind their beauty.

Soar Into Your New Life Like A Butterfly Post-Divorce

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Clara G. Herrera

Butterflies are fascinating insects. Those who harm these incredible, intricate creatures with purpose should be excommunicated from life. Only cruel kids squish butterflies.

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

This Is What Dessert Would Look Like Without Bees

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

Slide the bar over the image above to reveal what the dessert counter would look like without pollinators. Bad news for those with a sweet tooth: the ...

Eastern Monarch Butterflies May Be At Risk Of Extinction Within 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home

North America’s eastern monarch butterflies may still be at risk of extinction, despite recent increases in their population. The population of east...

The Last Possible Place I Expected to Learn Design

Hareem Mannan | Posted 03.21.2016 | Home
Hareem Mannan

(source: patternbank) ... ended up being the place I learned the most. We see examples of good design everywhere- on billboards and magazines, websi...

This New Arctic Butterfly Species May Only Exist In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home

A newly discovered butterfly species may be the only type of butterfly that can be found solely in Alaska. The Tanana Arctic butterfly (Oeneis tanana)...

A Good Year Won't Save the Monarch Butterfly, but This Solution Can

David Festa | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home
David Festa

We've learned from recent media reports that the monarch butterfly is on a "big rebound." That is certainly cause for celebration, as it proves that conservation efforts are making a difference. And yet, we can't wipe our hands clean and consider the job done. The work has only just begun.

Using Mathematical Formulas to Draw Butterflies

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Butterflies always remind me of the beautiful nature in the world. In this post you can see three butterfly drawings with their mathematical descriptions.

Fighting Chicken Nuggets of Key West

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.

A Life-Changing Trip: The Monarch Butterfly Migration in Mexico

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Paula Froelich

The walk is more than worth it though. As I struggled to catch my breath, I looked up and lost my breath again -- from the sheer magnitude of what I was witnessing. At first glance, the trees had turned into amorphous shapes, but on closer inspection, every inch of them was covered in butterflies.

25: It's Not a Crisis, Just Growing Pains

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Rutendo Nyamuda

And, if you're strong enough to hold out long enough -- and sometimes that means just standing in silence while you regain your strength -- you'll eventually break through the walls of your cocoon. The thing is, once you're free, you're going to need to learn how to fly.

Where Football and Butterflies Intersect

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Kathy Nimmer

I don't get nervous for my speeches, and I shouldn't as since the start of August, I've had nearly 70 audiences to address. Still, I need a little encouragement these last few minutes, and I am finding it by reflecting on a football team and a butterfly.

This 17th Century Scientific Illustrator Loved Butterflies Before It Was Cool

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.16.2015 | Home

Perhaps your 7-year-old self dressed up as a butterfly for Halloween -- no judgment, same here. Or maybe your 9-year-old self plastered her compositio...

Butterfly Releases May Be Doing Harm

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 10.14.2015 | Home

Scientists find that releasing captive-bred monarch butterflies can unwittingly spread disease to healthy populations of the imperiled insect....

Learning To Live While We're Still Alive

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Annie L. Scholl

My friend is fighting for her life. Prayer requests are going out and prayers are going up. Family members are flying to be by her side. Facebook is lit up with posts of love and support for her and her family. Words. Prayers. Hope. That's all we can offer.

The Butterfly Principle: Transformation and Growth Through Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

After investigating these stages of butterfly development what can we learn about our own growth processes? Here are some of my take-away lessons from this study:

Just A Butterfly Drinking Some Turtle Tears

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | Home

When you can't find unicorn tears (and who can these days?), take a page out of the butterfly playbook and seek out the nearest turtle. These Julia bu...

How Living Apart Has Made My Spouse And Me Closer Than Ever

Mike Bushman | Posted 07.04.2016 | Home
Mike Bushman

During 27 years of marriage, we had long passed the point of taking each other for granted. It didn't help that we worked opposite schedules for so many years -- becoming almost alternating parents. In the past year, we've made a conscious effort to change that focus.

Notes From a Dive Bar XIIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Alan Black

Someone says, Jake died. We all drop a few rungs. He owned a bar. Lung disease. He never smoked, unless you count the smoke of others. It's still dark outside. The f*cking cognac tastes off. So much for the sour grape.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

Meet the Man Behind the "White Butterflies" Flying Across the Globe

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Bibbi Abruzzini

I first met artist Milan Rai at a peaceful protest against the government's decision to cut down more than 1,200 trees for road expansion in Kathmandu...