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Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Draws In Nature

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in Honor of Tu B'Shevat

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

It is customary during Tu B'Shevat to eat a new fruit, or to eat one of the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. Being that it is the New Year for trees, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a "tree" resolution. So, mine is to introduce a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month to my kids.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

Why I've Always Been A Perfectionist During The Holidays

Susan Pace | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

My daughter loves to post this photo around the holiday every year as her profile picture on Facebook. That's me. This isn't staged. I'm not drunk. I just used to be intoxicated on perfection. It's a great reminder of what happens when that is your goal during the holidays.

Our Obsession With Canopied Trees

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

An artist knows that anytime a photograph draws you in by making your eyes travel through the scene, their image will gulp you up like a shark does a minnow. I believe there is more to it, though.

These Trees Eat Things. Seriously.

Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

We may try to control it, but nature really can't be tamed. Case in point -- these hungry, hungry trees munching on everything from signs, to cars ...

12 Trees That Beg For Company

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel

Trees. They're simple creatures, but they make our travel destinations more gorgeous when they create a living bridge or get made into a spa. Or when ...

Watch What Happens Next

Posted 08.16.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes you really should just pay a professional. Maybe when you have a tooth ache or when you need a giant tree chopped down in front of your hous...

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

Christmas Tree Trimming Tips

Winston Sih | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Winston Sih

Hunting for the ideal tree can often feel more like a chore than a pleasure, but with a little organization and these helpful tips, your family will be able to enjoy the perfect tree over the holidays.

Tasting From the Trees of Knowledge

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

By truly experiencing the truth about trees, we understand the interconnected, interdependent nature of all life. No man could ever be an island unto himself, unless that island had some trees!

"The Loan Arranger"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since my wife and I were rejected for a home refinancing loan by our bank, which actually owns the house but kindly allows us to pay the mortgag...

PHOTOS: $2.7 Million Durango Home Built Around A Pine Tree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Durango home listed for nearly $2.7 million has views of the La Plata Mountains, 4 bedrooms and a tree growing inside the residence. The pine tree h...

PHOTOS: 50 Cent's Dog, Fugitive Monkey And 5 Other Popular Plants And Animals On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While you're tweeting out to your 25 followers your well-crafted 140 characters, there's a squirrel with 20,000 followers who tweets monosyllabic thou...

Jerry Appleseed

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples in the Midwest by saying, "Granny Smith, meet McIntosh. Mac has invented a newfang...

Falling Tree Branch Kills Baby, Hurts Mother At Central Park Zoo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP / Huffington Post) -- Police say a 6-month-old baby has been killed and her mother injured by a falling tree branch at the Central Park Z...

Japan's Edo Culture Inspires a Sustainable Post-Industrial Future

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jared Braiterman

Azby Brown's Just Enough is a compelling account of how Edo Japan confronted environmental problems similar to ours, and how it created solutions that connected farms and cities, people and nature.

Christmas Trees And 'Guiding Light' Memories

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Usually about Thanksgiving, soap opera actors and actresses start decorating their trees on the set of their house at the studio and usually there is something dramatic occurring 'round that tree.

Fun Down South in Charleston

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

If you ever wondered where the first American museum was built, where the U.S. Constitution was ratified or even where The Notebook was filmed, Charleston, South Carolina has got you covered!

Fearless Tree-Sit in Coal Blasting Area Calls Out Failed Regulations

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning blow to mountaintop removal blasting operations in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia this morning, two fearless protesters scaled massive trees and unfurled banners.