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YouTube Music Awards teams will return in March

After taking this year off, YouTube announced it will bring back its music awards next year. But things will be different.

Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged joke he made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards.

Bill Cosby concert still set for Friday in Florida, and it's sold out

Bill Cosby in the last few days has lost his planned NBC comedy, his upcoming Netflix special and other projects due to the turmoil around accusations by several women who say he raped and sexually assaulted them.

We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating that even if you're cold right now, the planet is still getting hotter. Show More Summary

DIY: How to Use Burlap to Upcycle Unused Glass Candle Holders

Burlap may not immediately strike you as decorative, but with a little imagination, this fabric can make old glass candle holders stand out The post DIY: How to Use Burlap to Upcycle Unused Glass Candle Holders appeared first on Sustainablog.

Home of the Day: The Yudell/Beebe House in Santa Monica

The airy, pitched-roof design of this Santa Monica modern, a collaborative effort by architect Buzz Yudell and his wife, architectural colorist Tina Beebe, serves as a passive cooling system while drenching the interiors in natural light. Bridging the master retreat and other studio areas, a...

Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet

Access to education and jobs can make the world's huge youth population an asset.

What is Killing BC’s Wild Salmon?

A Review of “Salmon Confidential Documentary” Originally Published on the ECOreport What is killing BC’s wild salmon? Anyone simply looking for proof salmon farms are infecting wild salmon will find enough five minutes into Twyla Roscovich’s...Show More Summary

Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown

When director Tate Taylor called on costume designer Sharen Davis to suit up his cast for the energetic "Get On Up," a biopic of soul singer James Brown that covers multiple decades, she was already a pro at dressing showy singers for film, having been nominated for Oscars for her work on...

Jerry Seinfeld: 'I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum'

Jerry Seinfeld is recanting his remarks about possibly being on the autism spectrum.

Women who aren't 'likable' still a tough sell in films

No matter what audiences conclude about "Gone Girl's" lead character, Amy Dunne, the film's star Rosamund Pike says that by the end of the movie, they shouldn't be wondering about Amy's authenticity. Although Pike agrees that Amy could be boiled down, simplistically, to "unlikable," she chooses...

After you pop The Pill, what to do with the trash?

A reader says her contraceptive is over-packaged. Umbra says you should see that packaging that kids come with these days.

Walkable Neighborhoods Linked To Less Cognitive Decline

A daily walk or two improves mental acuity and vitalizes the walker. Walking is particularly useful as a daily activity of aging adults and seems to keep cognitive decline at bay. A recent study probed how walks mitigate aging and stimulate our minds even if one has degenerative problems. Show More Summary

Thor is the Sexiest Man Alive

We at TG find the whole Sexiest Man Alive list is pretty silly, and not just because I’ll never be in it in a million years. We’re not sure who came up with this idea, and normally we wouldn’t write about it in a million years, except this year a Marvel hero made the cover. Show More Summary

California health and child-welfare agency urges increase in tobacco tax

With smoking on the decline and cigarette sales continuing to fall in California, a state health and child-welfare agency that relies on tobacco taxes for funding is exploring new ways to get money.

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