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Hollywood Movies With Female Leads Went Down in Number in 2017

HOLLYWOOD MOVIES WITH FEMALE LEADS WENT DOWN IN NUMBER IN 2017

While the tides are changing in Hollywood - with women demanding to be taken seriously for the atrocities they have been forced to...

Even in a year of ‘Wonder Woman' and ‘Lady Bird,' there were still fewer female movie leads

EVEN IN A YEAR OF ‘WONDER WOMAN' AND ‘LADY BIRD,' THERE WERE STILL FEWER FEMALE MOVIE LEADS

With the birth of the MeToo movement and success of movies like “Wonder Woman,” 2017 was an empowering year for women in Hollywood....

 
 
 
California Condor Exams and Vaccination

CALIFORNIA CONDOR EXAMS AND VACCINATION

Weighing close to 20 pounds with a wing-span greater than nine feet, California condors are large and powerful birds. It took a team...

Brainpower Wins Over Brawn When Male “Hermit” Hummingbirds Display for Mates

BRAINPOWER WINS OVER BRAWN WHEN MALE “HERMIT” HUMMINGBIRDS DISPLAY FOR MATES

Long-billed Hermit in Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica. Photo by Chris Jiménez . When male animals compete over mates, it's...

 
 
 
Week three, the road goes on forever

WEEK THREE, THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER

Well, I have to admit there have been times when it has seemed like that. We will cover nearly 3000 miles driving before we reach Seattle,...

Iowa: Protect Egg-laying Hens in Iowa

IOWA: PROTECT EGG-LAYING HENS IN IOWA

A dangerous bill in the Iowa legislature would force grocery stores to sell eggs from caged chickens. Many people don't support the...

 
 
 
Is booze the key to a longer life?

IS BOOZE THE KEY TO A LONGER LIFE?

According to a new study, alcohol may be the key to living into your 9os

Top 5 American Vodkas With A Healthy Twist

TOP 5 AMERICAN VODKAS WITH A HEALTHY TWIST

Now that dry January is well and truly over , allow me to help slowly ease your way back from your wanna-be-healthy booze-free lifestyle....

 
 
 
Paring Knives Are Fine And All, But This Curved Knife Is Much Better

PARING KNIVES ARE FINE AND ALL, BUT THIS CURVED KNIFE IS MUCH BETTER

The bird's beak knife has a two- to three-inch blade. Listen, I know you have a paring knife. Everyone has a paring knife. And paring...

Derby Wharf birding

DERBY WHARF BIRDING

Over the years that we have lived in Broome we have often driven the road north to our closest town to go birding and although it is...

 
 
 
The Beauty of Tropical Birdiness in Arenal, Costa Rica

THE BEAUTY OF TROPICAL BIRDINESS IN ARENAL, COSTA RICA

“Birdiness”. No, not an official word but, um, so what? Many birds sing local dialects, and human languages are dynamic, they can't...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2018?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS THIRD WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 2018?

In the midst of intolerable or deplorable situations, we often fear that change will never come. Yet we need only look to the seasons...

 
 
 
Boston Brewing Company: Cold Snap

BOSTON BREWING COMPANY: COLD SNAP

This week's beer is from the Boston Beer Company - a brand much better known by the name it shares with its flagship product, Sam Adams....

Syngenta Acquires Farmshots to Give Farmers Birds-Eye View of Fields

SYNGENTA ACQUIRES FARMSHOTS TO GIVE FARMERS BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF FIELDS

Syngenta is adding satellite imagery to the high-tech features it can offer farmers. The agribusiness giant has acquired FarmShots...

 
 
 
The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

THE GREAT BUSTARD SEARCH IS ON (1)

I am preparing for the new census of one of the rarest birds of Serbia, the globally threatened Great Bustard , taking place two days...

Lovebirds in the Limelight

LOVEBIRDS IN THE LIMELIGHT

In case you missed it, today's Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the...

 
 
 
‘The Incredibles 2' Trailer: Your Favorite Superhero Family Is Back in Action

‘THE INCREDIBLES 2' TRAILER: YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO FAMILY IS BACK IN ACTION

This summer sees the release of The Incredibles 2 , the highly anticipated sequel that Pixar fans have wanted to see since the first...

Kingdom Come Deliverance Bird in the Hand Guide

KINGDOM COME DELIVERANCE BIRD IN THE HAND GUIDE

As a nobody without any lands or titles to your name in Kingdom Come: Deliverance , you can expect to do a lot of menial tasks as you...

 
 
 
Week two, we enter the USA

WEEK TWO, WE ENTER THE USA

We have crossed back into the US for the first time, in over seven years, at least for a little while anyways. The transition has been...

The Traveling Birder

THE TRAVELING BIRDER

In a recent post, Corey listed five things to do when it is too cold to go birding and one of those things is planning birding travel....