iOS app Android app

Butterflies

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

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
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 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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 10.21.2015 | Education
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 | Arts

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

Butterfly Releases May Be Doing Harm

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

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 09.02.2015 | Fifty
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 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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 | Science

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 07.04.2015 | Fifty
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 06.29.2015 | Fifty
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 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
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 06.01.2015 | Impact
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 Kathm...

Reality TV for the Novel

Azeem Khan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Azeem Khan

The problem with the nature of commercial entertainment isn't that it loses something by virtue of responding to mass appeal. if that were true, hip-hop would never have gotten off the ground.

Resting On The Smallest Wings: The Flight Of Conservation

Sarah Casson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Sarah Casson

"Losing a species is like losing a library full of books," said Dr. Dyer to the roomful of young researchers. Each species and its diverse interactions is a Shakespearian play, he continued, and threats ranging from habitat destruction to climate change are destroying a library that, in many cases, has never been read.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the Aquarium'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.14.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Accompanying us on this exciting excursion were my younger daughter, Lauren, known to Chloe as Mommy, and my son-in-law Guillaume, aka Daddy.

Why Singapore Is Winning At Green Spaces

Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in gree...

How My Kindergarten Teacher Inspired the Name of Our Family Business

Jessica Katz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Small Business
Jessica Katz

I was sitting on my bed, struggling to keep my eyes open as the sun began to light up the corners of my room. Both of my parents sat down on my mattress and gently broke the news to me. We were surrounded by petal pink walls and dollhouses, but the softness of the room couldn't contain my shock.

The Metamorphosis

Darren Hardy | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Darren Hardy

Everyone has a powerful and beautiful butterfly within. As leaders it is our job to help people through the metamorphosis process so it is realized and released.

The Monarch Butterfly May Soon Be Protected By The Endangered Species Act

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat lo...

What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change

Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Few creatures endure a transformation like the caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. Certainly, as humans, we've all faced our share of changes, and we...

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Watch A Butterfly Land On This Boy's Face, And Relive The Wonders Of Childhood

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News

When it was time for a little boy to set a butterfly free, something magical happened -- the butterfly landed on his face. OK, maybe that wasn't exact...

5 Ways to Keep Summer Alive

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

I'm too busy hacking up watermelons, doing loads of pool towel laundry and rolling my vegetarian sushi to have time to kickback in an Adirondack chair.

Why Do Butterflies Have Beautiful Wings But Ugly Bodies?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.06.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

...

REVEALED: Anatomical Key To Monarchs' Amazing Migration

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests that monarch butterflies use an internal magnetic compass to help navigate on their annual migrations from Nort...