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Inventive Garden Home in India Written by  Winifred Bird September 19, 2014Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis. The wall surrounding Ravi and Esha Chowdhary’s backyard in Bangalore, India, includes...
From: Dwell | Friday, September 19, 2014
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How do you feel about jewelry made from dead animals? I’m not talking about fetish jewelry where teeth, bones, and vertebrae turn into sinister charms, but tasteful pendants and earrings made more colorful by adding real insect wings. It’s a growing...
From: Green Prophet | By: Laurie Balbo | Friday, September 19, 2014
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By Andrew Revkin Michael R. Bloomberg has been one of the most vocal leaders—at any level of government—when it comes to sounding the alarm about what climate change is doing, and will continue to do, to our planet unless immediate action is taken....
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Andrew Revkin | Friday, September 19, 2014
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It's that time of year when the leaves start to change, the weather gets a little cooler and the smell of fall is in the air. It's also time for The Pilot's fall Bazaar Guide. Here's a compilation of events to help with weekend planning and holiday shopping....
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, September 19, 2014
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On Wednesday, The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to potentially allow part of a state wildlife area to be strip-mined for coal.The post Ohio Supreme Court: It’s OK To Strip Mine State Wildlife Areas appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Friday, September 19, 2014
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To account for concerns raised by small brewers, cheese producers and others, the agency revised provisions for water testing, manure, compost and spent grains....
From: New York Times | By: SABRINA TAVERNISE | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Robin Lane Fox surveys a history of plants in poetry: Surprisingly, the poetry of flowers is often patchy and ill-informed. None of the ancient Greek poets mentions the brilliant wild tulips that run like red rivers through parts of the Greek landscape....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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See this week’s best dressed celebrities on the red carpet » This week the focus has been on London and Milan Fashion Week, however we simply cannot forget about our favourite celebs on the red carpet. Among a few of of the best sartorial trends spotted...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Lauren Watson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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To mark its 20th anniversary, the label is sponsoring a one-day garden exhibition and shop open to the public this Sunday, the day of its spring/summer 2015 show.
From: New York Times | By: Laura Neilson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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How urban farming can increase jobs, health, sustainability and happiness for low-income communities in cities across the country.The post How One Of D.C.’s Worst Heroin Markets Became A Sustainable Food Source appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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These looks give a subtle nod to piracy without suggesting Halloween came early this year!The post 12 Subtle, Stylish Ways to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kayla Moncur | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Women have plenty of burning questions about what makes guys tick - and while many will probably remain a mystery to us forever, some were answered in a recent thread on Reddit. A number of annoyances won't be that surprising for women to hear (penises...
From: TresSugar | By: Hilary-White | Friday, September 19, 2014
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If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that sweet bab Isabella is one lucky little lady. And she's not even here yet! But judging by the care that Ashley Lindzon Events put into every last ounce of her woodland inspired baby shower, I'd say that...
From: Green Daily | By: Jacquelyn Clark | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Climate justice leader Kari Fulton says the march in New York City this weekend is just the beginning.
From: Grist | By: Brentin Mock | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Maja Saphir Name: Maja Saphir Role at Fast Company: Web Photo Editor Twitter: @MYCS7 Titillating Fact: I am a Chicago native. I was adopted at 5 weeks old. My mother's family...
From: Fast Company | By: Fast Company Staff | Friday, September 19, 2014
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On April 23, the Seattle Mariners were on the verge of being swept by the Houston Astros and losing their ninth consecutive game in the process. The Mariners sat at 7-13 and weren't performing particularly well in any facet of the game. It was still...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Nathaniel Reeves | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Did you wake up this morning wondering if Atlanta's 56-14 victory over the Bucs was even real? These tweets confirm that it was real, and it was fabulous. The Atlanta Falcons pulled off quite a win on Thursday Night Football. Coming off of a bad loss...
From: The Falcoholic | By: Jeanna Thomas | Friday, September 19, 2014
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If this is what turning 40th looks like, you can count me in again and again! Though this was supposed to be a low-key event for sweet Statsky Design's husband, it ended up being a fiesta of the very best kind! With no detail left unthought of, thanks...
From: Green Daily | By: Jacquelyn Clark | Friday, September 19, 2014
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY"THIS MAY BE THE MOST EFFICIENTLY HEATED OFFICE BUILDING ANYWHERE" Located in Federal Way, the headquarters of the Weyerhaeuser company was built in 1971, anticipating the energy crises of the time with pioneering...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Food, wine trucks, art and shop openings fill this week’s “where to go” guide with destinations in Portland, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, Beverly Hills, New York and beyond. The Tokyo Art Book Fair opens this weekend and is certainly a…Where To...
From: Selectism | By: Staff | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Karen Washington of the Bronx went from novice gardener to urban farming pioneer....
From: New York Times | By: DAN SHAW | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been inseparable for almost two months. Things seem to be going well, as seen in the cooking date video posted by the 20-year-old on Thursday afternoon. It showed him arriving at what appeared to be Selena’s home...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Many different flowers species that live in water are commonly known as water lilies.
From: TreeHugger | By: Margaret Badore | Friday, September 19, 2014
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One bachelor, three critics, countless possibilities.The post The Maclean’s Bachelor Panel: ‘The Bach is back. Life couldn’t be better’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Colin Horgan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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I need some recommendations for engaging, inexpensive card and board games I can play with my 3 year old son. Bonus points for any involving trains, building / architecture, plants / gardening, or monsters (not too scary)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ryanshepard | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an Earthship in Kamloops, BC;  a sustainable house built with used tires and pop cans. Known as the Darfield Earthship, the home features green building methods, water conservation,...
From: Inhabitat | By: Catherine Winter-Hébert | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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It's already starting to feel like autumn here in Washington, D.C. The air is clearer, the sun a different kind of gold, and the nights are getting cool. But a mere two weeks ago -- two weeks! -- we were...
From: The Bitten Word | By: Bitten Word | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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JACK MELLIGAN, a prison guard in Sacramento, was tired of staring at his brown, patchy lawn—a side-effect of the drought that has parched California for the past three years. He thought about replacing it with shop-bought turf, but worried that he...
From: The Economist | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Ylan Mui has the details of yesterday’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, in which Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen laid out a plan to draw down the Fed’s massive stimulus program in light of the economic recovery and the upward trajectory...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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All you need are a few paper bags and a foam round for making this pretty Fall wreath that will look great on your front door. Adorn with a few acorns or an arrangement of silk flowers from the dollar store for an extra pop of color. You can make this...
From: SavvySugar | By: Sarah-Lipoff | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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A reader wants to drink alcohol without hurting the environment. Umbra bears with him.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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When we use the word bohemian and talk about how much we love it, we’re always referring strictly to the aesthetic and never to the lifestyle. In that vein, the recently launched boho brand Fufa has us wanting to channel our inner bohemian babe while...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Photography is like any other pursuit in life, in that it requires a great deal of time and practice. Unless you make a living as a professional photographer, you might find that you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to devote to taking pictures....
From: Digital Photography School | By: Simon Ringsmuth | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Members of the Duggar family certainly have their own ideas about parenting, but mom-to-be Jill’s latest move may be the weirdest yet! The pregnant reality TV daughter and her… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Fall marks the environment transitioning from summer to winter, and we experience many of our own transitions as well. You probably winterize your house, and your car, but what about your yard? Here are some eco-friendly fall yard work tips to keep your...
From: Seventh Generation | By: Seventh Generation | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Princess flower makes a showy display in summer garden. Princess flower is a showy Brazilian shrub that can grow well locally, but die back in winter....
From: Sacramento Bee | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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This cold-tolerant trailing variety spreads out the flowers for bees and butterflies. Trailing lantana (Lantana montevidensis) spills over a retaining wall in a dry garden....
From: Sacramento Bee | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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MIAMI (2-1) AT No. 24 NEBRASKA (3-0) > Kickoff, TV: 8 p.m., Memorial Stadium, ESPN2 > History: It's the first regular season meeting between the teams since 1976, but the Canes and Huskers have met plenty of times since including...
From: Miami Herald | By: Manny Navarro | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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I grew my carrots in a raised bed; why are they short and misshapen?My carrots produced wonderful green tops, but when I pulled them up, they were short and misshapen. I grew them in a raised bed. The soil isn't stony and has a mixture of home and...
From: The Guardian | By: Alys Fowler | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Inspired by the American Flag, the Converse First String Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s "Rag Flag" employs the obvious use of stars and stripes in conjunction with a floral and vine print. Put together over the signature high-top Chuck Taylor silhouette,...
From: Hypebeast | By: Staff | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Tomorrows Tulips Album: When (10/7) Label: Burger Records Tomorrows Tulips – Papers By The TV Tweet (in post Tomorrows Tulips :: Papers By The TV from Rollo & Grady. More by this artist at )...
From: The Hype Machine | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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We’ve rounded up some of the best and most insightful celebrity tweets from the past 24 hours. Tara Reid just wants her fans to have fun, Mindy Kaling and her furry friends, Kerry Washington fights a good fight, plus more fascinating celebrity Twitter...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Michael Prieve | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Reese Witherspoon keeps it floral while attending a screening of her latest movie The Good Lie held at The Belcourt Theatre on Friday (September 19) in Nashville, Tenn. “Working the red carpet with my Mom in Nashville #loveyoumom #myhometown #TheGoodLie,”...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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China is rife with food scandals, so it’s no surprise that many people – both expat and local – are turning to organic products. The organic industry is still a fledgling one, but growing concerns over sustainability and environmental issues is...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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There were angry scenes in Glasgow on Friday night as a group of young pro-union supporters clashed with pro-independence supporters who had been gathering in George Square throughout the day. Police acted to separate a small group of pro-independence...
From: Free Republic | By: The UK Guardian | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today's the day when parking spots across the States and around the world turn over a green leaf as pop-up public parks. This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite events of the year - all it takes is...
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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There's evidence out there that states waking up next to fresh flowers on your bedside table is a way to improve your energy throughout an entire day. When I saw that, I knew we had to save September's foraged arrangement for my bedside table. September's...
From: Green Daily | By: Petal Floral | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Saving money is easier than it sounds. Conquer this daunting task by making a go-to list of ways you can cut costs in your daily life. If you're having trouble figuring out what to cut out, Wise Bread has compiled a list of 73 ways you can start spending...
From: SavvySugar | By: Wise-Bread | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The absolute worst part of how gigantic music festival fashion has gotten over the past few years? How overdone sweet floral headbands have started to feel. If you thought you couldn't stomach another sweet wreath,......
From: Glamour | By: Leah Melby | Friday, September 19, 2014
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