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Foster Beans

Sandy Thomas | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

For two days it lay on my kitchen counter. Two greenish plants with bare roots, and no soil, that were laying on a damp paper towel inside a plastic baggie.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happen...

So, This Cocktail Is Made With Dirt

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.15.2016 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We thought "Earth," an ingredient listed on Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria's cocktail menu, was just playful euphemism. We were wrong.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 30. Dirty Hands.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)

For Daniel Holt, Honesty Is More Than a Virtue -- It's a Lifestyle

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The music stopped. Hearts stopped. Holt paused but didn't stop because he had to bow and prove that it was only a performance, that he would wake up tomorrow and rehearse the same solo for his next gig. But really that's a lie, because it wasn't only a performance.

This Will Make You Want To Wash Your Hands And Boil Everything

Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little prote...

Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

One of the most overlooked ingredients in farming exists right beneath farmers' feet -- healthy, fertile soils.

Let Kids Have Their Sticks!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

The more we teach our kids that nature is dangerous, creativity is out of bounds and physicality is not to be tolerated, the more I worry for our society.

Restaurant Unveils $110 Menu With Dirt As Star Ingredient

Posted 01.22.2013 | Home

While there are many examples of humans eating dirt throughout history -- perhaps due to certain disorders or out of necessity -- dirt is not typicall...

Eat Dirt: Why the Conventional Wisdom About Food Is All Washed Up

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Researchers have long argued that a little dirt in our diets can improve our health -- strengthening our immune system and reducing allergies. The mighty microorganisms found in backyards across America may be the least expensive and most universally accessible way to keep our bodies healthy.

Table Talk: Dirt Is Good For You

Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Schools, offices, restaurants... Signs encouraging you to wash your...

Why You Should Add Dirt To Your Diet

New York Times | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

Over 7,000 strong and growing, community farmers' markets are being heralded as a panacea for what ails our sick nation. The smell of fresh, earthy go...

12 Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

It's wintertime, but that doesn't stop us hortiholics from daydreaming about next spring's garden and everything flowery.

Gifts That Keep On Living

Avital Andrews | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

The problem with most holiday presents is that they're just so... lifeless. Not these.

PHOTOS: Major Art Exhibition Explores...Dirt?

Posted 10.27.2011 | Arts

Dirt is a part of life. Whether its grime or dust, it envelops even the most ordinary of circumstances or objects. Wellcome Collection’s exhibition,...

The 6 Most Infested Places In America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We've put together a list of some of the most infested places in the United States. Although most places are not eager to advertise a pesky epidemic, ...

Saving Money in the Garden: 7 Earthly Tips

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie Spiegelman

1. As a master gardener, I am slightly obsessed with compost! 2. Learn how to make cuttings and divide plants of your own.

HuffPost Review: Countdown to Zero

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I still marvel at the simplicity and effectiveness of Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth as a model of a documentary that manages to...

Washing Machine Uses Plastic Instead Of Water

Earth 911 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Xeros is working on a new breed of washing machines that will use only a cup of water per load, relying on reusable nylon beads to trap dirt and stain...

Eartha Kitt and the Meaning of Life

Dr. Brent Ridge | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brent Ridge

After a while, you learn that many of the diamonds are zirconium and a lot of the gold is just left over brass from one of Donald Trump's construction projects.

Abrupt Finales For FX Shows Due To Strike

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There will be less "Dirt" and "Riches" on FX's schedule this year. In a sign of what's in store for the series -- whose production was impacted by th...