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In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

To Know Me Is to Love Me

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We could all understand more about the basic elements around us. Air. Water. Soil. Maybe that knowledge will lead us to wanting to protect this miraculous home we're born into -- and truly conserve it.

Elements of Autumn: Five Phases of Wearable Art, in Harmony

Zoe Helene | Posted 11.25.2013 | Style
Zoe Helene

This selection of eco-friendly and ethically sourced artisan jewelry was inspired by the Chinese "Five Elements," or "Five Phases," tradition of body/mind/spirit wellness developed by early Taoist philosophers to interpret rhythms and relationships between the human body and the natural environment.

Changes Approved For 19 Chemical Elements

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

Nineteen elements on the periodic table — including gold, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum — are getting their atomic weights adjusted. The Interna...

Time To Redraw The Periodic Table?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

The periodic table of the elements has grown ever since the first version was published by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. And now scientists in Sweden sugg...

Rarest Element On Earth Spotlighted In New Study

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2013 03:32 PM EDT on LiveScience A fundamental property of the rarest element on...

The Four Elements

Mario Livio | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Today we talk about chemical reactions occurring not only here on Earth, but even in the interstellar medium. We may have lost the naïve simplicity, but we have gained the understanding, precision, and predictive power.

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Where Our Atoms Came From

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

What's the human body made of? Ninety-nine percent consists of atoms of just six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus...

The Four Elements of the New Year's Resolution

Janie Emaus | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

How many times have you made a New Year's Resolution, only to find yourself apologizing to yourself, days or maybe even only hours later, when you find that you just cannot keep your promise?

5 Endangered Elements That America Needs

Michael Silver | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Michael Silver

2012 marks the second year American Elements has published its annual Endangered Elements List, a list of elements which, by their scarcity and technological importance, threaten America's long-term prospects.

It's Elementary

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 02.04.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

As anyone who ever took grade-school chemistry knows, elements are the building blocks of the universe. Do you really want to be built out of livermorium or flerovium? I didn't think so.

Rachel Sequoia Branches Out to Invite us to Share the Air, for a Fee

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

Despite common assumptions and practices that have permeated our psyches for some time now, the Earth, as our Native peoples have always said, cannot be owned.

Achieve Practical Wisdom By Mastering These Four Key Words

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

The four most important words in the English language are yes, no, hello and goodbye. They are, at once, the most commonly used words and the most profound.

Honoring The Elements: The Pagan Roots of Religion

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

Instead of regarding the elements as our enemies, something to harness, subdue, exploit or escape, maybe it is time to start honoring them again, restoring them, learning from them, aligning with them.

Darkness and Light

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

January 2010, done and not so bad. Memories of last January, and the deep freeze of the economy, are receding but it is good to remember how differen...

January 28th: Creation of Element 114 (1999)

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Ununquadium is a very stable element, unlike Lithium, which is known to fly off the handle at the mere mention of its messy bedroom.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.