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How Much It Costs to Raise a Kid, in 4 Charts

A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about a quarter of a million dollars in child-rearing expenses over the next 18 years, according to a new report from the USDA. Costs such as housing, food, transportation,...Show More Summary

Steve Spurrier's unfinished business: get South Carolina an SEC title

Steve Spurrier, who could retire tomorrow and play high-caliber golf the rest of his life, instead seems hellbent on coaxing one more "We're No. 1" out of the football department.

Joel Kotkin thinks you want to live in Houston. Here’s why you don’t.

Even many of the Americans who want to live in a single-family home would prefer that home to be in walkable neighborhood near transit.

California cemeteries dig deep to save water

Amid ongoing drought, cemeteries turn to grass alternatives to conserve water.

Marqise Lee's effort was never questioned at USC

Former Trojan Marqise Lee was on the receiving end of harsh words from his new head coach in Jacksonville after a disappointing performance in the Jaguars’ first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A&E greenlights Nick and Drew Lachey reality series, 'Lachey's Bar'

Former 98 Degrees singers Nick and Drew Lachey have entered the reality show entrepreneur game with their newly greenlighted A&E series, "Lachey's Bar."

Thousands of birds are igniting mid-air. What’s solar got to do with it?

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is under fire for its potentially catastrophic impact on local birds.

Here’s what Grist’s first fellows learned about journalism (and mac & cheese)

Back in February Grist added three journalism fellows. Their terms just ended -- and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Judge critical of NSA's 'systemic overcollection'

by Paul Cooper Recently declassified documents show that the NSA’s system of almost limitless collection of data was highly criticised by Judge Bates. Read more about Judge critical of NSA's 'systemic overcollection'

Ignore No More app sure to enrage kids

Tired of her children not responding to her calls a Texas mom has created a new app that kids are sure to hate. Read more about Ignore No More app sure to enrage kids

Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move

Dr. Michael Mann, one of the country’s leading climate scientists, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites — from leading publications like the National Review Online. After being compared to Jerry Sandusky and having the credibility […]

Disappointed with Gardening Ideas You Find Online? OpenFarm Wants to Change that

Want to find gardening ideas & plant growing tips tailored to your specific needs & local environment? That's the plan behind OpenFarm The post Disappointed with Gardening Ideas You Find Online? OpenFarm Wants to Change that appeared first on Sustainablog.

Intel wants to fight Parkinson’s disease with big data

by Jamie Hinks Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation have created a platform to collect wearable devices data to analyze symptoms and changes in Parkinsons' sufferers. Read more about Intel wants to fight Parkinson’s disease with big data

These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool — and you can, too

Dennis and Danielle McClung have turned is broken swimming pool into a self-contained ecosystem that pumps out veggies and fish. Beat that!

Is producing more food to feed the world beside the point?

Which should be tackled first: hunger or inequality? Food production or distribution? These chicken-and-egg questions tangle every "feeding the planet" debate.

Ask Umbra: Is the Ice Bucket Challenge a waste of water and money?

A reader wonders how much water has been wasted to raise money for ALS. Umbra says it's a drop in the bucket.

Dodgers' Don Mattingly, Dan Haren are taking games one at a time

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly doesn't put much stock in winning streaks or losing streaks.

Closely Confined Chickens, Interstate Conflict & the Dormant Commerce Clause

Last week witnessed a most interesting constitutional showdown between sovereign states in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.  At issue is animal welfare legislation California has enacted both at the ballot box and through its elected representatives.  The enemy combatants are a coalition of midwestern states led by Missouri, aligned against the State of California, with […]

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