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The Department of Agriculture's new voluntary plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions shouldn't cause a ruckus -- and that just might make it work....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Thinking out loud … while wondering how to channel my inner Clark Griswold this week. — We’ve maintained here from Day 1 — whenever that was — that Kris Dunn was a strong lean toward returning for his senior academic season at Providence College...
From: WEEI | By: John Rooke | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Brooke Burke-Charvet spotted donning her red nose while taking a selfie in support of the first ever Red Nose Day in America at Walgreens in Los Angeles. Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of Orange County) stopped …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Jaime Rabb | Friday, April 24, 2015
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New mom (for the fourth time) Kimora Lee Simmons gives us our first sneak peek at her precious newborn baby boy Wolfe Lee. Meanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg was honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon held in NYC today. Peep the mommy-son cuteness and...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, April 24, 2015
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At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed as a result of conflict in Yemen since 26 March, according to UNICEF. The number is likely to rise.
From: Global Voices | By: Noon Arabia | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Food, beverages, decor, and all! The post How I Planned a Cinco de Mayo Brunch in 30 Minutes appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Yanira Garza | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A close relative whom I love dearly is having triple bypass surgery soon. He lives too far to drive (USA, on the opposite coast). I'd like to do something nice for him, and my first thought was flowers. It was suggested that this might be morbid, and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: onecircleaday | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
From: NPR | By: Liz Reid | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A dress with a flowing full skirt is a great fashion choice for a hot day, so the woman who walked into a RadioShack in Florida dressed that way back in February didn’t really stand out. No one really noticed the full skirt of her floral dress…not...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, April 24, 2015
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VERA CHEEKS failed to halt at a ‘Stop’ sign in Georgia last year. Too poor to pay the ticket’s $135 fine, she was put on probation until she earned enough to cover the charge. But this came at a cost: her case was handled by a private firm, called...
From: The Economist | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Nearly 20 years after the novel's release, Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club antagonist is back—in comic-book form....
From: The Atlantic | By: Matthew Schniper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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"The elimination of fossil fuels for all but the most limited and essential purposes is necessary but not sufficient to allow our descendants a fair chance for a healthy and prosperous future. Enhancing carbon biosequestration in terrestrial ecosystems...
From: Truthout | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The NFL Network's lead analyst for the 2015 NFL Draft, Mike Mayock, recently took part in a conference call and he hit on a number of draft related topics in approximately 90 minutes. We'll highlight he Chicago Bears specific stuff, plus hit on his remarks...
From: Windy City Gridiron | By: Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Kevin Hart, Michael B. Jordan and Rocsi Diaz got dressed to impress before heading to this year’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards. At another event, Jhene Aiko and Jussie Smollett hung out at the #MyCalvins denim series launch. Peep the flicks...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The plaza walls, leading down a long, narrow alley, are painted every inch in gorgeous murals of a country meadow, fronted by European stone columns and sconces, with vines and trellises reaching up into a sky-blue ceiling. Sonoma Plaza is flanked with...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Carey Sweet | Friday, April 24, 2015
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When I was making a vague attempt to house hunt in the oh-so-hot-right-now area of Walthamstow, estate agents would constantly bleat on about a property being in the vicinity of the William Morris Gallery and why that made it xxx amount more expensive....
From: Style Bubble | By: susie | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Driver bits that fit many consumer electronics screws
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Beyoncé is giving fans a glimpse into her mom Tina Knowles Lawson's Wedding day. A couple of weeks after Tina and her new hubby Richard Lawson tied the knot, the "7/11" singer showed off a ton of pics from their wedding day on her blog. The shots included...
From: Just So You Know | By: Brandi Fowler | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The minute I sat down with these gorgeous images from Lisa Zeising, I was immediately searching for a way to join Chef Jakubiec’s Garden Harvest Supper Club. Infused with local talent from the likes of Wit Weddings,  Meant To Be Calligraphy,...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Capalbo | Friday, April 24, 2015
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In case you've been living under a rock, the Apple Watch is available on Friday. But just to cover its bases, the company has launched three new ads that showcase three different aspects of the wearable See also: 25 Apple Watch apps you need on your...
From: Mashable | By: Stan Schroeder | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Kansas City Royals were perceived as a likable bunch on their way to winning...
From: NESN | By: Mike Cole | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The USDA measures are voluntary, incentive based, and seek to reduce overall emissions in the United States 2 percent by 2025. The post The USDA Is Taking On Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Natasha Geiling | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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With the average cost of a wedding in the UK allegedly being upwards of £18,000, it's no surprise that more and more alternative brides and grooms are looking for ways to cut costs. But how can you create a stunning wedding, on a budget, whilst still...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Construction has been completed on two enormous floating solar power plants located in the Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Japan. According to The Kyocera Corporation and the Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, who partnered up to build...
From: Gizmag | By: Anthony Wood | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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I have a problem buying clothes online. I'm in an in-between point in my fashion life: I'm not dressing like an undergraduate, but I haven't reached the LL Bean stage in my life either, and I don't have an office job that requires wearing business casual....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kutsuwamushi | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Two generations after his grandfather fled mass slaughter, California-born Raffi Hovannisian returned to Armenia—and ran for president....
From: The Atlantic | By: Garin Hovannisian | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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National Park Week is from April 18-26. To celebrate you can join several nature groups…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Kandia Johnson | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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I was posing books with this flower when Isabel came to check things out and I let her bat the flower around. I'm always impressed by how graceful she looks when she's playing, like a dancer.©2015 Nancy Horner. All rights reserved. If you are reading...
From: Bookfoolery and Babble | By: Bookfool | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Build a Birdhouse Sat., May 2, 2015 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 yrs) Members: Adult/Child $15.00 Nonmembers: Adult/Child $17.00 Celebrate the warmer weather by building a bird house. We’ll supply all the materials...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The three new athletic fields at Franklin High School are now under construction, with the turf field expected to open first, just in time for the fall sports season. Although the new high school has been open since September, the work represents the...
From: Franklin Matters | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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David Cameron sets out his vision for BME communitiesAshcroft poll reveals Tories on course to gain Rochester & StroodNick Clegg rules out coalition deal with the SNPNigel Farage reveals he is receiving hospital treatment for back injuryMorning briefing...
From: The Guardian | By: Nadia Khomami | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Have you ever seen a wedding with so many smiles?! I'm not sure it's possible, every single face in every single photo of Jessica and Melissa's wedding is beaming! The couple live in Shanghai but were married in Berlin, where Jessica is originally from....
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Ugh, just the phrase "saving money" can make it seem like a herculean task. But it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of ways to drop extra money into your bank account that don't require that much effort or thought on your part. Here are a number...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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When it came time for fragrance brand Jo Malone London to appoint their first-ever ambassador—a.k.a the Jo Malone London Girl—the choice was obvious: Poppy Delevingne. The It-Brit, and all-around lovely human being, is after all every bit as beautiful...
From: Who What Wear | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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There was a lot to admire in Gerrit Cole's 7 2/3-inning effort toward the Bucs' 4-1 win. For a while now, the evergreen question has been if-and-when Cole would flower as an ace. And it might be gradually happening even as the question is being asked....
From: MLB.com | By: Tom Singer | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Shopping for a wedding dress on a budget is hard — like really, really hard. It requires creativity, compromise and serious searching both online and in stores. However, it is possible to find a dress that matches your style, price point and vision....
From: Great American Country | By: Molly Spining | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A Washington state man has invented a machine that extracts beneficial nutrients from old veggies and scraps and turns them into something incredibly useful.        ...
From: USA Today | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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NEW YORK – The ultimate reaction to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs will come in the weeks and months following Friday's Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers. Players will be jettisoned. Perhaps a coach. Perhaps...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Greg Wyshynski | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Yerevan (AFP) - The leaders of France and Russia joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.During a commemoration at a hilltop...
From: Business Insider | By: Irakli Metreveli, Mariam Harutunyan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I made this coat especially to participate to the Ultimate member model challenge. I finished it within a week because I was so excited to sew again! I changed the collar because I just love Peter Pan collars, and I also gave more width to the sleeves...
From: Burda Style | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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With our first poll, you chose who you thought was the top overall prospect in the draft. That player was Leonard Williams by a large margin at 71% of the vote. Next was Amari Cooper with a distant second 16% of the vote. After that there was only small...
From: Silver and Black Pride | By: Levi Damien | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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NJ.com's Jordan Raanan predicts Miami T/G Ereck Flowers will be the Giants' pick at No. 9 overall.
From: Rotoworld | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "shows up to play on every single snap," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.
From: Rotoworld | Friday, April 24, 2015
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For clarity’s sake, we’ve divided the front-seven players on defense into three categories — interior linemen, edge rushers and off-the-line linebackers. The interior group includes nose tackles and “under” tackles (or 3-techniques) in four-man...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Edholm | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Floral track jacket, gray crop top and striped shirt—would never work, right? Guess again. Sienna Miller styled just that, looking oh-so sharp in a bold mixed prints ensemble while out with......
From: E Online | Friday, April 24, 2015
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This week is all about floral minis, statement heels and sexy side cut-outs—so all things good for spring, basically. Read on to see who topped our leaderboard in chic! Taylor......
From: E Online | Friday, April 24, 2015
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If you’re wondering why Blue Ivy is trending on Twitter on Friday, April 24, it’s simply because she’s a cute kid. Jay Z and Beyonce’s child was photographed dancing at Tina Knowles’ wedding. Mama Knowles married longtime boyfriend Richard...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Friday, April 24, 2015
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We move on to the 30th pick in our 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, and this selection belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Our selector for this pick was "CCHOF5yearstoolate," and he thought it would be best to help the Packers do something to...
From: Daily Norseman | By: Christopher Gates | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end. Sophia Rosenfeld in The Nation: In the early 1990s, an upstate New York doctor became the medical director of a nursing home populated almost entirely...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: S. Abbas Raza | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we...
From: Free Republic | By: freerepublic | Friday, April 24, 2015
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