DEA Warns Of Stoned Rabbits If Utah Passes Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Where would this country be if Peter Cottontail got cottonmouth? Matt Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, and said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill […]

In France, Pesticides Get in Way of Natural Wines

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:17 GMT // 0 Comments

TOURS, France — The task ahead of me was a two-day tasting marathon of wines with a welter of confusing labels: natural, organic, organic practice and biodynamic. But for Jean Bardet, a semiretired chef with two Michelin stars to his name, there was little confusion about the worthiness of such bottles. Visitors to La Dive […]

New Jersey House Explosion Caught On Dash Cam; Injuries Reported (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 04:56 GMT // 0 Comments

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Fire Chief Jack Johnson was standing outside a home under renovation near the Jersey shore in the neighborhood where residents had reported a strong smell of natural gas Tuesday morning. The rotten-egg smell of the substance added to odorless gas to warn people of a leak hung heavy in the […]

How Being Called Fat Finally Broke My Disordered Eating Cycle

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 15:00 GMT // 0 Comments

The first time I looked in the mirror and called myself fat, I was twelve. I think about this sometimes, as I walk down the street and pass groups of giggling middle school girls drinking sugary Frappuccinos and gossiping about cute boys from science class. These girls are perfect creatures: beautiful, natural, and brimming with […]

David Carr’s Last Word On Journalism, Aimed At Students

by The Huffington Post // February 16, 2015 // Updated 06:31 GMT // 0 Comments

David Carr was known at The New York Times as a supreme talent scout, a mentor to young reporters and a blunt critic of those who didn’t measure up. He was a natural teacher, and right up until the day he died last week, he was bent on minting the next generation of journalists. Read […]

Pagans Discuss The Truth About The Role Of Sex In Their Faith

by The Huffington Post // February 14, 2015 // Updated 15:16 GMT // 0 Comments

Many branches of modern paganism are steeped in natural and embodied practices, but the truth about where sex and sexuality play into these rituals is often misunderstood. – Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you […]

Ivory Coast’s natural hair movement is turning heads

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 03:14 GMT // 0 Comments

“I have one friend who has natural hair, and she has to wear a wig to work. They will not even let her inside the building with natural hair,” says Azi Oyourou, founder of Re-Zen Up, one of the few salons in the capital that specializes in natural hair styles. The tide is slowly starting […]

These Bewitching Photos Of Rainbow Swamps Reveal The Magic Lurking In Mire

by The Huffington Post // February 9, 2015 // Updated 15:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Photographer Jessica Hines built a house on a swamp in southeast Georgia, not far from Savannah. Her reasoning was simple: “It is home to a large number of animal species and seeing the natural world everyday from my windows makes me happy,” she explained to The Huffington Post. It’s not hard to see why. – […]

Taylor Swift’s Grammy Dress 2015 Showcases Her Famous Legs

by The Huffington Post // February 9, 2015 // Updated 00:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest stars in the music biz, so it’s only natural that she stole the spotlight at the 2015 Grammy Awards. – PHOTOS:

Heartbroken Koala Looks Over Remnants Of Burnt Home

by The Huffington Post // February 3, 2015 // Updated 19:46 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s often easy to overlook the environmental impact of natural disasters when property is destroyed and people lose their lives. But for thousands of animals, a vast wildfire can destroy not only their homes, but their entire world. This devastating photo of a koala sitting in a burned pine tree was taken near the township […]

The Best Natural Hair Extension And Wig Brands. Period.

by The Huffington Post // February 2, 2015 // Updated 17:56 GMT // 0 Comments

People have been wearing hair extensions and wigs for centuries. Amazingly, 70 extensions were uncovered still intact on the skeleton of an ancient Egyptian woman in 2014. Her stylist deserves a posthumous award, in our opinion. Traditionally, beauty supply stores have catered to women with straighter, finer and blonder hair, providing an endless array of […]

Gold, cocoa and… vegetables? Surprise ingredient of Ghana’s growing economy

by CNN // January 30, 2015 // Updated 15:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Despite its relatively small size and population, Ghana boasts today one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, driven mainly by its substantial natural riches and strong agricultural production. Previously known as the Gold Coast (because of the vast quantities of the precious metal found there), Ghana gained its independence from Great Britain in 1957, becoming the first […]

Al Franken Brings The ‘You Didn’t Build That’ To Fracking Boomers

by The Huffington Post // January 29, 2015 // Updated 19:42 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — With a bevy of fellow senators and natural gas industry experts angling to jack up profits by boosting gas exports, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) had a reminder for them in a Senate hearing Thursday: You didn’t build that gas boom — taxpayers did. Natural gas prices have plummeted since 2005, as firms across […]

Israeli Arab Political Factions Join Forces to Keep Place in Parliament

by The New York Times // January 23, 2015 // Updated 16:34 GMT // 0 Comments

JERUSALEM — Facing an increased electoral threshold that threatens to bar small parties from Parliament, Israel’s Arab political factions announced on Friday the formation of a single ticket for the March elections. – “It is natural that they have different worldviews and different voters,” Professor Jamal said. “On the other hand, the Arab public expects […]

Happy 100th! 10 U.S. centennials to celebrate

by CNN // January 20, 2015 // Updated 11:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Visit a natural wonder, explore a unique city, celebrate incredible art or enjoy a stampede to mark 100 years.

What are natural flavors, really?

by CNN // January 14, 2015 // Updated 11:26 GMT // 0 Comments

DailyBurn: Low-calorie foods that will actually fill you up Why natural flavors are everywhere in your food In the Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores database of over 80,000 foods, “natural flavor” is the fourth most common ingredient listed on labels. The only ingredients that outrank it: salt, water and sugar. Yet, natural flavoring isn’t nearly […]

Keystone debate moves ahead

by CNN // January 13, 2015 // Updated 23:12 GMT // 0 Comments

“It is well past time,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the Republican chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “We would like to see this pipeline moving but we’ve to get it through this body.” Keystone bill clears first Senate hurdle The bipartisan bill would approve construction of the long-stalled pipeline that would […]