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Making Irrational Rational

Nelson Saiers | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

On this Rational Pi Day, consider some of our irrational societal behaviors. Begin to take the first steps towards quelling those and taking more rational approaches to the issues that will impact us all.

The Best Places to See Sharks... From Behind a Cage

The Active Times | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

the following destinations are some of the world's most spectacular places for a face-to-face, but cage-protected view of these truly fascinating fish.

Hitch A Ride On A Hammerhead Shark For A Blissful Ocean View

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science

If you give a shark a GoPro camera, chances are, you'll be impressed by the view.  In an ad for the sports cameras, Shark Week cinemato...

GoPro Proves Jaws Is One Giant Fish Story

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I realize sharks can be dangerous; the North Carolina coast is proof. But watching a real live Great White preen for a camera left me disillusioned.

Hilary Hanson

The Pros And Cons Of Shark Week -- If You're A Shark | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science

As the longest-running cable programming event in history, Shark Week is good for the Discovery Channel. But is it good for sharks? “For shark ...

16 Epic Behind-The-Scenes Moments From Shark Week

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy

Have you ever wondered what happens during Shark Week when the cameras aren't rolling? Let's take an exclusive look at some memorable behind-the-scene...

Important PR Lessons We Can Learn From Shark Week

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

When you have a loyal audience of followers, it is important to cater to their needs and to what they want. Public relations is all about catering to your public. Shark Week does this year in and year out.

Baby Shark Fell Out Of The Sky And Into Family's Backyard

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weird News

The producers of Shark Week couldn't have planned it better. A 13-inch shark fell from the sky and landed in a family's backyard in Virginia Beach,...

How Do Sharks Sleep? Do They Dream?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Sharks and their sleeping habits are still very much a mystery, mainly because of the challenge of monitoring sharks for a 24-hour period, but scientists have identified certain behaviors.

How To Defend Yourself Against A Shark Week Fan

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.06.2015 | Comedy

Da-dum ... da-dum ... Shark Week is here again -- and for us non-Shark Week folk, that means suffering through a week of people yammering on and on...

The Truth About Sharks

Sherina Harris | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen
Sherina Harris

I was about to enter a cage surrounded by sharks in the open ocean, and the only emotion I felt was excitement. I jumped off the side of the boat into the expanse of a deep blue Hawaiin ocean, adjusted my snorkel mask, and dove under the water.

11 Jawsome Things To Wear During Shark Week

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style

Ladies and gentleman, the best week of the ENTIRE year is finally upon us: Shark Week. Okay, maybe "the best week of the entire year" is a bit of ...

Shark Attack: The Risk Is Tiny, but the Coverage, and Fear, Are High -- Why?

David Ropeik | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science
David Ropeik

The idea of being attacked by a shark, as unlikely as it is, is scary. But why, if the odds are so low? Because our perception of risk is not just about the numbers. It's about emotions too. There is no better example of how risk perception is more a matter of emotion than of quantitative reasoning than this classic illustration of how our fears sometimes don't match the facts.

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2015 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

Getting Smart About Reality Television

Diana Montero | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Diana Montero

What really bothers me is that while you keep up with those Kardashians, the world is spinning and not waiting for anyone to become acquainted with the fact that the Amazon is in danger, or that indigenous peoples across the globe are being forced out of their native lands.

The World's Shark Population Is 'Decimated' Thanks To This Soup

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Eli Roth is a master of blood and gore when it comes to directing horror on the big screen, but his experience with sharks has been quite the opposite...

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

YIKES! Photographer Gets Up Close And Personal With A Great White

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

A terrifying photo of a great white shark, mouth open and just inches from a photographer's hands, isn't what it seems to be. "Basically it's a ve...

Discovery Channel Is Getting Rid Of Fake Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

Looks like Discovery won't be finding new evidence on mermaids anytime soon. Despite its ratings success with shows like "Mermaids: The Body Found"...

VOTE: One Shark To Rule Them All

Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Shark Week is officially over (well, at least for most of us) and it was a Sharknado-storm of mixed emotions. It brought us some definite bullsh*t, bu...

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

Quiz: What's your shark name? | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel

Looking for a minimal commitment way to become one with the sharks? Find your shark name. You're 100% guaranteed to still have all your limbs after doing so.

The Best Someecards Of The Week

Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy

What?! You haven't sent a Shark Week card yet? Don't you worry. We've got you covered. There may only be two days left of the greatest week of the...

What Is a Digital Ocean Country?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?

Progress for Sharks

January Jones | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
January Jones

As we celebrate our collective love of sharks, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many threats that sharks face. Sharks are in trouble -- and while we've made a lot of progress protecting them, we still need your help.