You Can Save Monarch Butterflies Right in Your Garden

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Monarch butterflies are declining at such a dramatic rate that it’s hard for scientists to keep up. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the butterfly population has been reduced by 95 percent in the last 15 years.

“We were hoping to see one or two monarchs this year. We didn’t see any,” teacher Allison Cole at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont, one of several Colorado schools where students have planted milkweed gardens, told The Denver Post.

The loss is due to huge swaths of crops across the country being sprayed with …

7 Ways to Go Bold With Your Day Makeup (and Not Look Like a Clown)

9 Ways to Go Bold With Your Day Makeup (and Not Look Like a Clown)

Bored by your go-to day makeup look? Step up your game with these 7 easy tips.

Day makeup usually equals a barely there look, which is totally understandable: I mean, you don’t want to go to work looking like you just finished a night shift on the corner. But as far as I’m concerned, if you’re going for barely there, then why bother wearing makeup at all?

Makeup’s supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be exciting to put on, …

Maintenance Sex: Good or Bad Idea? That Depends

Maintenance Sex: Good or Bad Idea? That Depends

Maintenance sex. The term just sounds totally oogy, doesn’t it? But maintenance sex doesn’t have to cause chills. In fact, let’s just throw that term out and think of a new name… how about… sex?

This is the basic definition of maintenance sex: Having sex with your partner even if you aren’t all that into it at first.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve done this plenty times in my life, and by the end of the sexing, I’m not unhappy. In fact, I’m …

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

Chew Slower and Other Ways to Eat Healthy for the Planet

There are so many ways to eat healthy that are good for both your body and the planet. It’s nice when they overlap, no?

I know, you’re probably well aware that Big Macs are out and cauliflower is in. But there are even more ways to eat healthy that make a big difference for the planet.

Climate change or global warming – or whatever you want to call it – doesn’t have to be the …

This Seriously Massive NASA Photo Will Blow Your Mind [Video]

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How small are we really? Just have a peek at the largest NASA photo ever taken–a super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble–and feel how incredibly vast the universe is. It is simply breathtaking. 

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Self Tanning Tips: Choosing and Using Natural Tanners

Self Tanning Tips

Summer may be a distant memory. That doesn’t mean you can’t sport a healthy glow. Follow our self tanning tips on choosing and using the best natural tanners.

Whether you plan to hit the beach or are simply tired of looking at lifeless skin color, there are healthy options to achieving tanned skin. Forget tanning beds or spray tans and get your glow on at home.

Sunshine is good for us. It triggers the body to produce vitamin D (something most of us are low on this time of year) and …

Can Good Bacteria Save Bats From White Nose Syndrome?

Can Good Bacteria Save Bats From White Nose Syndrome?

White nose syndrome is an emergent disease that kills hibernating bats in the northeastern and central U.S. Since 2007, millions of bats in 25 states and Canada have died from the disease.

White nose syndrome is named for the white fungus that infects the skin, muzzle, ears, and wings of a bat and awakens them from hibernation causing them to burn fat reserves. Bats become emaciated and dehydrated and display strange behavior like flying during the day in the middle of winter. Scientists can …

Enjoy the Great Outdoors: A 2,000 Mile Canoe Journey Reminds Us About America’s Natural Beauty

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Dave Freeman is the cofounder of Wilderness Classroom, an advocacy group that reminds kids to explore the great outdoors. You don’t have to go far in our country to find adventure, so get going. 

“It’s a big, wild world,” said Freeman, “and I want you to go out and explore it.”

Freeman and his wife Amy recently completed a 100 day, 2,000 mile canoe trip from Minnesota to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Signed in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, the act established the 758 …