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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving Indonesia's Forests Helps Save Human And Forest Lives - like the famed orchid mantid, posing on an orchid. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Thousands of fires, many illegally...
From: AOL Television | By: Mary Ellen Harte | Monday, August 31, 2015
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In August, scientists at Columbia University released a study that identified the contribution that global warming made to the severity of the California drought between 2012 and 2014. Their finding - that global warming increased the drought's severity...
From: AOL Television | By: Aaron Packard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least...
From: AOL Television | By: Dean Baker | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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"Connection is inevitable, distraction is a choice." - Alex Soojung-Kim Pang In today's times of being connected to modernistic devices, constantly being updated on a real time basis and overloading your organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the...
From: AOL Television | By: Sakshi Talwar | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Over the years, I've had the good fortune to interview many acclaimed authors. They answer questions with refreshing candor. Here are some of the most successful writers telling it like it is. You left your day job to write full-time. What's surprised...
From: AOL Television | By: Mark Rubinstein | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Jane McGinn has always had a sweet spot for ice cream. She loves it in and of itself, but her affection for the beat-the-heat summer treat is more than cream deep. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jane grew up on ice cream. You see, her grandmother married...
From: TV Squad | By: Nancy Ruhling | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Tuesday that she is expecting twin girls at the end of the year. Mayer received intense scrutiny during her first pregnancy in 2012 for returning to work just two weeks after giving birth. Her maternity leave likely...
From: AOL Television | By: Alana Horowitz | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Soft, wavy, golden fur and the perfect size. It was an innocent visit to a breeder, just to see in person what Wheaten Terriers were like. But by the end of the day, Kristin Dean and her husband, Matt, were putting down a deposit on the clumsy puppy...
From: Urlesque | By: Molly Socha | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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It's finally available, to demonstrate how we can all become MOJOs, with a cautionary note that it's not just technical skills that count, but a good basis in journalism. The "it" is the long-awaited MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook (How to Make...
From: AOL Television | By: Magda Abu-Fadil | Monday, August 31, 2015
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From: Ecofabulous | By: Kelly Chen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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September is National Service Dog Month and these animals and their handlers are truly partners that have a unique bond. According to ServiceDogCentral.org, it is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 service dogs in the United States...
From: AOL Television | By: Janice Celeste | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an...
From: AOL Television | By: Aaron Pomerantz | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Donald Trump released a video on Monday attacking fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush for his comments about undocumented immigrant families, attempting to associate the former Florida governor with three undocumented men who have been charged...
From: AOL Television | By: Elise Foley | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Today I had a day off with nothing planned, which actually made me feel a little uncomfortable. I generally like to have a list to check off in order to feel productive, but nothing I had to do was screaming out as urgent. Thus, I felt no urge to do...
From: That's Fit | By: Nancy Lang | Monday, August 31, 2015
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There's a lot I'm not eating right now; I'm just not talking about it. For instance, I'm not eating woodland creatures of any kind. Squirrels, skunks and rabbits -- basically anything that appeared in Bambi is off my diet. Technically speaking, I'm woodland...
From: AOL Television | By: Ann marie Houghtailing | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Beware of journalists bearing big numbers. Bloomberg and Marketplace reported on Friday that individual investors pulled an estimated $14.9 billion from equity and bond mutual funds in July, followed by another $9.7 billion in the first three weeks of...
From: AOL Television | By: Ben Walsh | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves. At the Festival de Cannes this year, he was the celebrated festival personality along with Ingrid Bergman -- though...
From: AOL Television | By: E. Nina Rothe | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Montreal -- a city of culture, great food, abundant in music festivals, great shopping and just oozes class. Montreal has a joie de vivre attitude. They live to eat, drink and play. Creativity is part of the culture -- there's a festival, concert or...
From: AOL Television | By: Lauren Resnick | Monday, August 31, 2015
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As people stay in the dating pool longer than ever before, women are continuously inundated with advice on whether or not to sleep with someone on the first date. Making that decision often involves canceling out a lot of unhelpful noise (whether it's...
From: AOL Television | By: Rebecca Adams | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Dear Savvy Senior, What can I do to stop the perpetual prerecorded robocalls I keep getting? I'm signed up with the National Do Not Call Registry, but it seems like I still get three or four robo telemarketing calls a day offering lower credit card interest...
From: AOL Television | By: Jim T. Miller | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Elle and I have been married for about 3.5 years now and it has been mostly awesome. There have been some hard parts sprinkled here and there, but that's just life! We have learned a lot from each other over the years, but I reaaaaally wish someone would...
From: AOL Television | By: Derrell Jamison | Monday, August 31, 2015
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By: Sara G. Miller, Live Science Contributor Published: 08/27/2015 10:32 AM EDT on LiveScience Second-born siblings may argue that firstborns get all the glory, but there may be a health benefit to coming in second: Firstborn women may be more likely...
From: AOL Television | By: Anna Almendrala | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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There has been obsessive chatter about whether the Federal Reserve will, or should, raise interest rates this fall. At the Fed's annual end-of-summer gabfest at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the issue was topic A. Advocates of a rate hike make the following...
From: TV Squad | By: Robert Kuttner | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This review appeared first at The National Book Review. Talk about great timing. The paperback edition of PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Katha Pollitt's fierce and engaging response to the raging crusade against women's reproductive freedom, has arrived...
From: AOL Television | By: Dorothy Samuels | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University interviewed 347 obesity patients who had spent two years working with health coaches and were supervised by their...
From: AOL Television | By: Leigh Weingus | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California for an event called SciFoo, probably one of the most famous unconferences. Innovators from various disciplines are given access to Google's cafeterias, to rooms with funky...
From: That's Fit | By: Meia Chita-Tegmark | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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I want to start by saying that I was guilty of falling into the vaping trap and there is no shame in acknowledging that I caught the vapors. Vaping has become big business, but not all business is good business. While some Vapor dealers are sharks and...
From: Lemondrop | By: Uncle Louie | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Over the years I've written many columns on my life with my children. A soccer mom's Sunday Is an awful lot like Monday It's prying and vying and sighing and trying To get everything done That needs to be done I've written about running a household....
From: AOL Television | By: Iris Ruth Pastor | Monday, August 31, 2015
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More people are starting to see mental health as a crucial part of staying well. Nearly 90 percent of American adults value mental and physical health equally, according to a new survey. The findings were part of a nationwide analysis on mental health...
From: TV Squad | By: Lindsay Holmes | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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By: Jeremy Glass Credit: iStock/Alina Solovyova-Vincent As a working "professional" who spends way too much time writing articles, drinking coffee, and listlessly staring off into the unknown, I find it difficult to carve out some gym time to make those...
From: AOL Television | By: Thrillist | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country's national museum turns 50 this year -- middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years. The museum is celebrating the occasion with a year of special exhibits, loans and gifts, adding to its...
From: TV Squad | By: Tom Teicholz | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A quick-thinking man is being hailed as a hero in China for climbing outside a fourth-floor window to save a toddler who was dangling off the side of the building. And he did it using only a mop.  Wang Baocheng, of Weifang, a city in Shandong province,...
From: TV Squad | By: Ed Mazza | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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It just keeps coming. Season after season of show after show. TV may be in a golden age but it's starting to feel a little overwhelming. First, let's start with one of the best reviewed movies of 2015, one of the best reviewed documentaries of 2014,...
From: Urlesque | By: Michael Giltz | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- More than 15 years have passed since this small a share of Americans didn't get medical care they needed because of the cost, a new federal government report reveals. During the first three months of 2015, 4.4 percent of Americans surveyed...
From: Urlesque | By: Jeffrey Young | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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There's an exhaustive supply of advice out there about how to use LinkedIn for your job search. But what about other online tools for landing a job you love? As a professional career coach, I am always on the lookout for innovative approaches that make...
From: Urlesque | By: Suzanne Grossman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Forty-three prercent of Americans live in a state with religious exemption laws, which can potentially harm women and the LGBT community, according to a new report. For its "LGBT Policy Spotlight" report released Tuesday, the Movement Advancement Project...
From: Urlesque | By: Paige Lavender | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Tailgating. It’s a uniquely American tradition. The practice of drinking and eating before opposing teams (or forces) duke it out goes as far back as the Civil War, according to Vice. Before fighting Union troops at the First Battle of Bull Run, Confederate...
From: Urlesque | By: Molly Socha | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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BREAKING - The Fat Jew to Join Dancing With The Stars Cast In an effort to rebuild his career after recent crushing blows, The Fat Jew, AKA Josh Ostrovsky, will join the latest cast of Dancing With The Stars. "I believe it is a place where I can shine,...
From: AOL Television | By: Ali MacLean | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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By College Tourist; Author: Alexis Moore of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Somehow I made it through each challenge stronger than I was before. Many people don't understand why I chose to go thousands of miles away to study hospitality...
From: Lemondrop | By: College Tourist | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to delay a federal court order Monday that effectively requires a Kentucky clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to gays and lesbians within her jurisdiction. The court's one-line order offered no explanation for its...
From: TV Squad | By: Cristian Farias | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A wireless phone is really a wired phone with an invisible extension cord. Every time you make a wireless call walking down the street, within a few hundred feet there's a 'cell site' that is attached to a wire. Almost every wireless 'hot spot' is connected...
From: TV Squad | By: Bruce Kushnick | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Pope Francis held a virtual audience with Americans in three U.S. cities on Monday, just weeks ahead of his first visit to the country later this month. In the first official meeting with the American public, the pope once again demonstrated his priority to...
From: TV Squad | By: Antonia Blumberg | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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I am the single mom of three girls and am having a hard time with my fifteen-year-old. We have always been very close, but this past year, when she's upset, she turns to her Facebook friends instead of me. What can I do to make sure she's not getting...
From: Urlesque | By: Susan Stiffelman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Out on Eastern Long Island, real food and real estate rule, somebody who knows recently told me. This wisdom was proven at a special dinner at the Pollock-Krasner House on the waterfront Springs site where the artist couple lived, and at Guild Hall's...
From: AOL Television | By: Regina Weinreich | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Not long ago, I was chatting with a friend who lives in Oregon, USA, and she told me a story that I could completely relate to -- because I've seen it play out in Hawaii, where I live. My friend was having brunch at a popular local restaurant -- she...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This is part of the Increased Productivity series where we explore the strategies and tools that will help you accomplish more on your business. App usage has dramatically increased during the past three years, but it has also become much more difficult...
From: AOL Television | By: Jonha Revesencio | Monday, August 31, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday honored women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families and urged more research into prevention, detection and treatment of the disease in a White House proclamation commemorating September as National...
From: TV Squad | By: Marina Fang | Monday, August 31, 2015
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When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any...
From: AOL Television | By: Joe Satran | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. The emergence of enlightened practices including recipes for commonly discarded remnants, embracing visually...
From: AOL Television | By: Liz Neumark | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This article by Doyin Richards orginally appeared on Fatherly. Recently one of my readers asked me if I wish I had boys instead of girls. Of course the answer is an emphatic, "NO" - but did I always feel that way? I'd be lying if I said yes. First, let's...
From: TV Squad | By: Fatherly | Monday, August 31, 2015
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