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Top 5 Earth Day Presents

Terry Tamminen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

What do you get Mother Earth on her big day (Reminder: It's April 22nd!)? She's just so hard to shop for and, after all, she already has everything. She might appreciate one of those self-help books, although few moms want a gift that implies they are fat or 'polluted'

LOOK: Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Cemeteries | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

ow does nature overtake a cemetery? Maybe the last living members of the group in charge die, or the families with relatives buried there move away...

Rebirth of the Divine Feminine

Lindy McMullin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindy McMullin

The Divine Feminine is Mother Nature crying out, not in despair, but with conviction, challenging us all to take inventory. The Divine Feminine is not...

Not So Tough Now Are Ya, Mother Nature?

Elford Alley | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

After 200,000 years of trying to wipe us out, and getting damn close once, we finally have the upper hand. That's right. We're changing the climate. We're shaking things up (Literally. We can make our own earthquakes now).

Garden Party

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 10.15.2013 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

Everything is so simple when you've been sick. To be outside wearing the sun as a shawl when your heart has been so cold for so long is a gift. To think of the ground as a womb and no longer as a grave is a relief.

Midsummer Blessings of Bread

Donna Henes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Donna Henes

Summer is half over. The midway point of summer is like a well-seasoned woman. The galloping growth and sweet blush of spring have slowed and faded in her sweltering heat.

When It Rains, It Pours

Donna Henes | Posted 07.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Donna Henes

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShe sobs torrents of tears, tantrum outpourings of Her disappointment in us, Her errant and arrogant offspring. How could we be so disrespectful?

The Storms We Chase

Chris Fici | Posted 09.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Fici

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe power that Mama Nature has over us is a constant reminder of the dark and the light in our personal spiritual journey.

How to Be a Happy Glamper

Indie Lee | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

I do NOT camp, I GLAMP. Trust me, they are not the same thing. Yes, there is a tent, there is no running water, but NO, I am by no means roughing it.

Red, White, & Waterless

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Indeed, a number of studies show that Lake Mead, the source of water for the Lake, has lost more than half of its volume over the past three decades. So what do we do about this? Traditional Native American rain dances perhaps?

Mother Nature's Most Amazing Sights And Sounds

The Active Times | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Sometimes nature creates displays so incredible--heavy stones that seem to drag themselves across a dry lakebed, fish that literally rain down from st...

Stronger and Closer

Mohamed Daadaoui | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Mohamed Daadaoui

Gathered in the faculty-in-residence apartment in one of the university's residence halls, a few students, staff and I watched the local TV coverage of the twister as it slowly built momentum and turned from a mild storm to a giant two-mile monster tornado that wreaked havoc leaving a path of destruction in its trail.

Rise of the Sneaker Males

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Terrie M. Williams

Biology has guaranteed that the energy of youth will erupt with each new generation. The question is, how should we deal with it?

LOOK: 16 Reasons Your Life Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted 04.09.2013 | Good News

Sometimes, the world can make you feel so small. Well, you are small. But your life is an important piece of the most intricate puzzle of...

The Conquest of Nature

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Lewis Lapham

Over the course of the last two centuries, animals have become all but invisible in the American scheme of things, drummed out of the society of their myth-making companions, gone from the rural as well as the urban landscape.

Why Did Mother Nature Do This to Us?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Without resorting to mythology, our view of nature must be intimate, because in a very real way the breathing of the forests is an extension or our breath, its rivers and oceans the source of our bloodstream, its life forms an extension of everything we eat and digest. No relationship could be closer.

Incubating Winter's Dreams for Creative Restoration

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Do not be tempted to fall into another "winter of discontent." What you seed with your thoughts will show itself in your life this coming year. Take care to plant well, to allow what you plant in your mind to germinate creatively, beautifully.

For Love of Nature

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

2012-12-05-Screenshot20121205at2.28.07PM.jpgIt was my sophomore year of college when I discovered Tom Eisner's class: For Love of Nature.

Can We Really Stand Up to Mother Nature?

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Mother nature is begging us to show her kindness and humility and surrender our will. We must learn from these events and not become harder, prouder and more detached, continuing our indifferent consumption of limited resources, building more homes by the rising sea.

A Call To Action For Humanity

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

A Wing and a Prayer

Irene Tanner | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

During the storm and in the wake of devastation, safe and secure in my apartment, which blessedly retained its electricity, the WWII anthem "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh) entered my consciousness, a reminder of those war-torn days.

The Final Debate: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Levart

The fourth and final debate of the 2012 presidential race was held along the East Coast on October 29th with Hurricane Sandy as the moderator.

The Slap: Rise Up Better Than Before

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Mother Nature has done it again. She slapped us upside the head to knock some sense into us. There is devastation for many. Nothing makes sense for them yet, but for most of us, we've been slapped into awareness.

It's Out: Gays Are Behind Hurricane Sandy

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

it seems The Gays have reached far beyond terra firma to grab old Mother Nature and whip her into a megastorm frenzy. Yep, turns out the gays are behind Hurricane Sandy.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.