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Your guide to everything cute and cuddly on Super Bowl Sunday — With last year's Super Bowl making history as the most-watched American television program ever, it's safe to assume that this year's matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will once again reign supreme. If you're not, however, one of the more than 100 million expected to tune in, fear not.

6 easy ways to keep waterways clean while at home — There are myriad ways to help your local waterways stay safe and clean, from participating in clean-up events to advocating to keeping wetlands intact and undeveloped. But there is also a lot you can do around the house that makes just as big of a difference.

Billy Zane to launch Greek olive oil company — Billy Zane, the incredibly prolific actor known for his versatility of roles (he starred in more than 10 film/television productions in 2012), has announced that he's launching a Greek olive oil importing company in the U.S. "What Coppola did for wine [from Italy], I would like to try to do it for Greek olive oil," he says.
Jan 29, 2015

@mpventura "What Coppola did for wine [from Italy], I would like to try to do it for Greek olive oil" - Billy Zane…

How much do you know about owls? — These raptors are found all over the world in sizes large and small, and have been in myths and legends for thousands of years. So how much do you really know about these birds? Test your knowledge in this fun quiz.

3 ways ravens are among the smartest animals on the planet — 1) Ravens can keep track of the social status of other ravens both in their own group and in groups of unfamiliar ravens. This is a useful strategy particularly if a raven has any plans to leave their own group and join another -- they'll know just where they fit in the pecking order and also who to be submissive to in order to work their way into the group.

Snoozing hound dreams big in magical nap scenes — For Sara Rehnmark, an actress and doggy blogger based in Santa Monica, California, her 3-year-old Pharaoh hound, Rufus ("Ruf" for short), is the perfect model for all the quirky situations she cooks up. Pharaoh hounds are one of the world's oldest dog breeds - they've barely changed since they were first domesticated for hunting purposes more than 5,000 years ago.

Can you identify the bird by its beak? — Many bird species have bills that stand out from the crowd. See if you can pair the name with the familiar beak.
Jan 29, 2015

Quiz! Can you identify these bird species by looking only at their beaks?

Jan 29, 2015

Can you identify these bird species by only their beaks? Take the quiz!