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The Nursing Home Where College Students and Retirees Co-Habitate

Jessica, Onno, Jurien, Jordi, Max and Denise are typical college students: they go to class, hang out with friends and live on a tight budget. But instead of residing in a dorm, they live in the last …

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A Complete Guide to Urban Farming

Urban farming, also sometimes referred to as urban agriculture or urban gardening, is the term most often used to reference the act of growing plants in urban areas. According to the Urban Agriculture…

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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5 Myths Standing Between You and Success

What's your dream? What's stopping your from following your passion? According to this inspiring talk by Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce, there are some common myths that stand between you and doin…

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7 Surprising Ways to Use Pet Hair

Pet hair here, pet hair there, pet hair everywhere! Yep, if there's anything pet parents have plenty of, it's pet hair, so why not put some if it to good use? Read on for clever ways to reuse your ani…

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New Documentary Exposes USDA’s Secret War on Animals

USDA Wildlife Services is an agency whose mission is "to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist." But according to a group of whistleblowers in the new award-winning do…

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Ringling is Making a Change. These 3 Other Companies Should, Too.

When Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey circus announced it would be phasing out elephants as part of circus entertainment, it was a huge win for these animals and animal activists. The nearly 1…

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Why K-Cup Crafts Aren’t the Answer

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee–that’s what Keurig is doing to our planet. Sure, all that waste may not *literally* equal the giant K-Cup monster that destroys that nameless city in t…

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The Trouble with Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are a relatively new thing to dog breeding. We're not talking 'new' within the past few years, but if you compare these dogs to the thousands of years we've had dogs as companion animals…

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This 109-Year-Old is Helping Penguins Survive Oil Spills

At 109 years old, Alfred Date is Australia's oldest person, but his centenarian status isn't stopping him from giving back to some of the country's tiniest residents. Thanks to the superior knitting s…

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No, not really. They don't get good contact with the soil, and putting a ton of stuff in one area i…