This Galápagos Tortoise Is Having None of It

If you love nature photography, you’ll want to hop right over to Adventures of a New Floridian, where photoblogger McKenna is currently documenting her trip to the Galápagos Islands, one stunning photo essay at a time.

via This Galápagos Tortoise Is Having None of It — Discover

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‘The Demon of Death Valley’: Read TIME’s Original Report on the 1969 Manson Family Arrests

Charles Manson, who has died at age 83, was a man who had turned to crime early in life but whose name will likely always be most associated with one particularly shocking period in the late 1960s…

via ‘The Demon of Death Valley’: Read TIME’s Original Report on the 1969 Manson Family Arrests — TIME

Listen to the haunting impact that humans have had on the natural world

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Imagine, for a moment, a forest without the chirps of birds. A pond without the croak of frogs. A savannah without the trumpeting of elephants…

via Listen to the haunting impact that humans have had on the natural world — ideas.ted.com

What a Work of Art Can Teach Us About Dishonest Portrayals of Immigrants

Mayra’s eyes stared upward, unblinking despite the desert sun. Her eyes—or, rather, a massive photograph of them—were the centerpiece of a picnic and installation by the French artist JR that united residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in October. JR chose Mayra, who is a “Dreamer”—or a young undocumented immigrant…

via What a Work of Art Can Teach Us About Dishonest Portrayals of Immigrants — TIME

Could You Get Your Student Loans Forgiven? Here’s How…

It’s supposed to be simple: If you work in the public interest — at a non-profit or for a government agency, say — and diligently pay off your student debt every month for ten years, the government will forgive your remaining loan balance. The federal program is called Public Service Loan Forgiveness…

via Could You Get Your Student Loans Forgiven? Here’s How to Find Out — TIME

How a Photographer Illuminated the Plight of the ‘Invisible Poor’

They came to Washington, D.C., in the spring of 1968, by the thousand — young and old, black and white, traveling in buses and cars and mule trains. Some had left homes in the rural South. Others came from cities like Memphis, Chicago and Los Angeles…

via How a Photographer Illuminated the Plight of the ‘Invisible Poor’ — TIME

A New Vaccine Was Just Approved for Shingles. Here’s Who Should Get It.

A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. The advisory group said the just-approved vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline works better at preventing shingles and may last longer than the one that’s been sold in the U.S. since 2006.

via A New Vaccine Was Just Approved for Shingles. Here’s Who Should Get It — TIME