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Jan

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in AustinAlways a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in Austin
Always a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

26

Dec

How to survive the post-holiday bluesDon’t let feelings of sadness get you down after the holidays. Here’s how to get back on track for a healthy and happy new year.

How to survive the post-holiday blues
Don’t let feelings of sadness get you down after the holidays. Here’s how to get back on track for a healthy and happy new year.

25

Dec

woodythedog:

Happy holidays!

woodythedog:

Happy holidays!

24

Dec

Christmas trees combine several of cats’ favorite things: heights, dangling objects and a challenge. Every holiday season, cat owners erect holidays trees in their homes with a bit of trepidation — and many questions on their minds. Will the tree still be standing tomorrow? Will Fluffy get tangled in the lights again this year? How many ornaments will be destroyed in the inevitable cat vs. tree battle? Watch some of our favorite festive feline videos, and see what it’s like to celebrate Christmas with a cat.

Christmas trees combine several of cats’ favorite things: heights, dangling objects and a challenge.
 
Every holiday season, cat owners erect holidays trees in their homes with a bit of trepidation — and many questions on their minds.
 
Will the tree still be standing tomorrow? Will Fluffy get tangled in the lights again this year? How many ornaments will be destroyed in the inevitable cat vs. tree battle?
 
Watch some of our favorite festive feline videos, and see what it’s like to celebrate Christmas with a cat.

27 gourmet vegetarian recipes for Christmas dinnerIf you want to make your holiday meal a lot more interesting, check out these gourmet vegetarian and vegan recipes. Bonus: Most are fairly simple to make.

27 gourmet vegetarian recipes for Christmas dinner
If you want to make your holiday meal a lot more interesting, check out these gourmet vegetarian and vegan recipes. Bonus: Most are fairly simple to make.

25 cats in, on and under Christmas trees
These festive felines prove that the Christmas tree is a cat’s favorite part of the holiday season.

23

Dec

Tips for avoiding a holiday hangoverHere’s some offbeat advice on how you can avoid a hangover this season — without giving up the eggnog.

Tips for avoiding a holiday hangover
Here’s some offbeat advice on how you can avoid a hangover this season — without giving up the eggnog.

Feral cats hijack nativity scene in BrooklynIn their defense, the felines live in the Red Hook stable year-round, but these well-fed strays really ought to give baby Jesus some space.

Feral cats hijack nativity scene in Brooklyn
In their defense, the felines live in the Red Hook stable year-round, but these well-fed strays really ought to give baby Jesus some space.

12 holiday cookies packing a secret super food punch
Make the holiday season a little healthier with these sweet cookie recipes.