The Smithsonian article quoted asserts, "Yet only recently has scientific opinion shifted beyond viewing this variation as meaningless noise." I'm glad the current generation of younger scientists are coming up with a slew of clever, non-invasive ways to show animal intelligence, creativity, individuality and so on. … » 10/02/14 10:18am 10/02/14 10:18am

Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer.

California continues to dry up. The latest figures indicate more than 80% of the state is in extreme drought, or worse, exceptional drought. These are sobering numbers, to be sure, but for an even better perspective on the drought's unprecedented progression, check out this GIF, created by L.A. Times reader Alvaro… » 8/09/14 5:26pm 8/09/14 5:26pm

This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online

There are tons of ways to make money online, in your spare time and maybe with very little effort. From freelancing to flipping sites, this infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money in your bank account. » 7/23/14 4:47pm 7/23/14 4:47pm

Do these companies' health insurance plans cover Viagra for men? Do they offer one year maternity leave, paid? Do they offer a completive salary to all employees so say, a single employee even at entry level can afford to pay for daycare and support a child? » 7/01/14 1:27pm 7/01/14 1:27pm

Questions: Does Hobby Lobby's health insurance plan cover Viagra (and the like) for men? Does Hobby Lobby offer one year paid maternity leave and health insurance coverage of all pregnancy-related costs? Do they offer a substantial increase in pay for women who have children, while making sure the women work only… » 7/01/14 1:23pm 7/01/14 1:23pm

Now I'm sad. How terrible. Also, it's telling how her own daughter protected her with silence, despite having been a victim at a very vulnerable age. Wonder how all the critics and journalists and reviewers who hailed "The Mists" as pro-feminist, female -empowering, etc etc feel now about it. Especially those who… » 6/29/14 12:06pm 6/29/14 12:06pm

One small improvement I appreciated a lot was when Motel 6 installed shower curtain rods that curve to the outside. It was so incredibly helpful to stop freaking about being attacked by a shower curtain in a motel! And if anyone should wonder why Motel 6, is because I'm traveling with dogs and they welcome dogs. » 6/09/14 11:28am 6/09/14 11:28am