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Your Future Career in the Invention Garden

Kevin Folta | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Kevin Folta

Where are the future jobs? What if I told you that a high-value, high-tech field is poised to explode, and talented experts are desperately needed for the wave of careers that might rival the computer explosion of the 90's? Would you be interested?

A Call for Conservation: Why and How We All Must Take Action to Secure a Sustainable Future

Kayri Havens | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Kayri Havens

The ideas and commitments that emerge throughout Climate Week will shape the global dialogue taking place in Paris later this fall, during which there is hope to reach an international agreement on how to more positively inhabit our planet.

The Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible To Kill

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Are you a well-intentioned yet accidental houseplant murderer, like most people? Do you wish you lived in a lush indoor Eden, but are constantly remin...

The Best Starter Houseplants & How To Care For Them

Food52 | Posted 08.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

My plants are from all over -- some gifts, but mostly collected one by one from IKEA, plant stores, street fairs, the farmers market, or even the grocery store. I've never spent more than $10 on one, and yet they're the things that most make my home feel like home.

6 Simple Changes To Make Your Home Your Happy Place | Joann Pan | Posted 08.25.2015 | OWN

Go Deeper with the Most Comfortable Seat in Your Home If you're hunting for the perfect sofa to nap, lounge and roll around on all weekend long, go f...

A Guide To Which House Plants You're Least Likely To Kill

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

Indoor plants are beautiful additions to any home, big or small. But they can also be a handful to deal with, especially when watering and sunlig...

Rauner's Business Reform Plan Could Face First Test With Plant Closing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's no denying that Illinois' manufacturing economy has crumbled in recent years. But using the Mitsubishi closing as an example of the state's poor manufacturing climate is inaccurate and, more importantly, misses what it truly represents.

An Artist's Perspective on Inspiration and Making Art

Anna Agoston | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Anna Agoston

My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.

Why the Smells of Flowers Affect Us More Than We Think

BloomNation | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Pat Miller, florist on BloomNation and Owner of A Bed of Roses Florist in San Francisco, CA It turns out there's a reason why you love decorating ...

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Exploding Plants Are Blowing Up The Internet

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science

Ever seen a plant go ballistic? A viral video posted by the Smithsonian Channel on Thursday shows violets, touch-me-nots and squirting cucumbers ex...

Why Kenny Loggins Should Write A Song About Houseplants

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
Joseph P. Farrell

Emily surprised me with a new plant on my birthday. We named her Federika. I thanked Emily a thousand times, all the while thinking, Holy, shit, if this thing dies I am totally f*cked. Please, God, don't let this f*cker die.

How To Choose The Best Plants For Your Summer Garden

HomeAdvisor | Posted 06.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Here are some summer garden plants that should do well with regular maintenance throughout the season.

4 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Maia James | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Maia James

But before you replace all your furniture with new organic options or repaint every wall with milk paint, consider these simple ways to reduce indoor air pollution.

5 No-Kill Houseplants For Any Home

Food52 | Posted 06.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Each person has a slightly different definition of "no-kill," but some plants can deal with more havoc than others, whether an overdose of love (that is, water) or almost complete neglect.

Spiritual Lessons From the Plant World

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

This plant's stubborn determination to stop at nothing to express itself has had a surprising effect on me. In a way, it's helped me to expand my own horizons. Gradually backing down from my former bias, I was able to appreciate so much about my cellmate, like its wildly verdant vitality against the backdrop of winter desolation. Its survival instinct alone staggered me.

Here's Another Huge Reason To Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a vegetarian, we have some good news for you: Munching on all those plants may cut your risk for colorectal cancer -- the second leading cau...

Yoga Was My Catalyst

Matt Cunningham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Cunningham

It is so easy to keep the blinders on and live the lifestyle of which most of us have been conditioned towards where materialism and consumption are paramount. Adapting to and seeking out change is more difficult yet far more rewarding.

This Plantable Coffee Cup May Change The Way You See Waste

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

A plantable coffee cup studded with native seeds could change the way coffee drinkers see their trash, as well as green up urban and deforested areas....

4 Rituals to Create a 'Green Family'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the best ways to communicate any message to your children is through regular rituals that are woven into the fabric of their lives. The consistency of intention and action help ingrain the messages you want your children to get most. The use of rituals is very effective in teaching your children about a love of nature and their responsibility for taking care of Mother Earth.

Garden Fantasies Done Right: A Time for Planning

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

January is a useful time to think about your garden in a more calculated, less impulse-driven manner. The snow in your garden provides a clean slate of possibilities, and the fact that you can't act on any of ephemeral ideas for a few months allows you time to consider your choices more in-depth.

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

Omega Institute | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Omega Institute

Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

Astoria Characters: The Plant Sculptor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At day's beginning and end, it's black along the patch of 24th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets. The scarce shops, shuttered, are slumbering. Luludi Living Art serves as a grow-light.

How to Keep Your Yard Summer Beautiful All the Way Through Fall

GalTime | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fall doesn't have to be all about leaves and pumpkins. It can be that last breath of summer color you need before holing away for the long gray winter ahead.