If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water and back into history.

January 19, 2018

One of today’s most innovative forms of sustainable farming is old. Like, really, really old. Aztec Empire old. With all the focus we put on technology, it’s easy to believe that sustainability is a new-age idea. Scientists are frantically trying to develop something to save the world from our recent mistakes — the pollution of the Industrial Revolution, spills from any number of oil companies, and the human-made climate change…

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I Made These Comics To Compare Chinese Culture With Western Culture Through Everyday Life

January 16, 2018

I started “tiny eyes” comics a year ago in the hope of sharing Chinese culture through everyday life, To me, learning about other cultures has always been a fun experience, and I want to pass this feeling to people who are curious about China. In lots of my comics, I compare Chinese culture to western culture. Through comparison, we realise how differently we act in front of the same situation…

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While You Were Offline: Trump’s Nuclear Tweet and Other Hot-Button Issues

January 14, 2018

Happy New Year, dear readers. It’s comforting—no, wait, what’s opposite of comforting?—to see that, despite still being able to laugh at Oregonians and gas problems and accidental movie reference mix-ups in news reports, 2018 actually got off to a terrifyingly fast start. Even though we took a week off for the holidays, everything you’re about to read has happened in the past seven days. Whatever happened to starting things off…

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Trump Says Republican Tax Bill Essentially Repeals Obamacare

January 7, 2018

President Donald Trump claimed victory for “essentially” repealing Obamacare in the Republican tax bill that cleared the House on Wednesday. The bill eliminates a tax penalty for Americans who don’t carry health insurance, a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving the law’s other elements intact. Insurers have warned that eliminating the requirement will cause them to raise premiums. Healthy people will have less incentive to sign up for coverage,…

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This Instagram account dedicated to fat girls traveling will give you serious wanderlust.

January 7, 2018

Annette Richmond is fat. Annette Richmond loves to travel. Yes, these two truths can coexist. In fact, Richmond built an entire movement on this foundation. Photo via Annette Richmond, used with permission. Richmond works remotely and spends most of the year traveling around the globe as a “digital nomad.” When we connected, she was in Thailand, one of her favorite destinations. Richmond will spend the next eight months in Southeast…

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People are loving this giant panda happily rolling down a hill in the snow.

January 4, 2018

All it takes to get in a festive mood is a sprinkling of snow and a soft hill to sled — or even roll — down. Just ask MeiXiang, an adorable 19-year-old giant panda. A new video of MeiXiang playing in the snow is downright delightful. Taken by the team at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where MeiXiang lives, the playful panda is seen gleefully running up and rolling…

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