This mother rhino is "just trying to seduce the other rhinos' husbands," according to one comment.
Kato and his owners were hiking along Maxwell Falls in Colorado, a trail known to be steep and difficult. Evergreen Fire Rescue was not surprised to get a distress call when Kato laid himself on the ground and was unable, or refused, to go on.
A new scientific study shows that a quick walk in nature is a great way to tune out distractions and feel all warm and fuzzy about each other.
All photos courtesy Christy Turner PhotographyStar gazers were treated to a colourful display over the weekend as the northern lights lit up the skies across the country. But for one lucky couple, the aurora lit up their wedding photos, too.Heather and Doug Stuart, from Leslieville, Alta., were taking their wedding pictures at the Leslieville Antique Grounds when they noticed the beautiful sky had turned shades of green and purple.“We were hoping to get a milky way photo but instead in the aurora was working in our favour,” said Heather. “We were so excited when we saw the photos! They’re pretty rare and not many people have wedding photos with them [the auroras] and we used to watch them growing up.”Getting the shot proved no easy feat — the couple and their photographer Christy Turner had to brave light rains and patiently wait for breaks in the cloud.“I am a night photographer and aurora chaser and I knew the space weather was lining up for their night. So I arranged to camp at the reception and we took that photo around 2 a.m.,” Turner explained.Judging by the photos, it was definitely worth it! Click through the gallery above to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
An adult female (left) and nymph tick (Getty Images)Jim Wilson was dumbfounded by a large rash around his navel back in the spring of 1991. Within a few months he was having trouble walking, talking, and remembering. Several doctors’ visits and three years later, Wilson was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, which he’d contracted from a tick bite.
The Aurora Borealis is a sight to behold on Earth but is equally if not more stunning from outer space as shown by a video released by NASA Television.
While it’s true that bee populations, including those of honeybees, are being systematically diminished by almost 50 percent by climate change, human invasion, and, yes, even stress (according to New York Magazine), beauty products made out of beeswax, honey, and Royal Jelly aren’t culpable for the seemingly imminent extinction. Good news for bees — and those who love honey. As a matter of fact, many beauty brands cull their bee ingredients from sustainable beekeepers, using eco-friendly and non-invasive techniques. “The proportion of wax and honey used in cosmetics is a very small amount,” Norman Carreck, Science Director of the International Bee Research Association, tells Yahoo Beauty. “I don’t think use in the cosmetics industry is significant in bee decline. Beeswax is a much more sustainable product than paraffin wax, made from petroleum, and honey is a much more sustainable product than sugar, made from sugar beet.”Through cross-pollination, the honeybee contributes to many industries that have contributions in the beauty industry. For example, in the January 8, 2010 issue of Science, Carreck notes, “The California almond industry alone is worth $2 billion annually and relies on over 1 million honey bee hives for cross-pollination.” In the United States alone, the number of hives has decreased from six million after the Second World War to only 2.4 million nowadays.While Gwyneth Paltrow gets her fair share of criticism for extolling expensive jars of manuka honey as a healing production, the beauty benefits of honeybee production is well documented. “There is actually some good data showing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of manuka honey, especially in wound healing,” says New York City based dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD. “There is less data for Royal Jelly but I have read a few animal studies — a few years ago — suggesting it has anti-aging properties.” Dermatologist Frédéric Bonté, MD, the head of research for LVMH also tells Yahoo Beauty that because honey is extremely rich in sugar, it’s an incredible fuel source for cells. “It has been proven that the fibroblasts, the dermal cells which provide flexibility and elasticity to the skin, are very fond of fructose energy power that allows a cellular and sustainable growth. Its healing power comes from this complex mixture of sugar and its organic compounds,” he explains.Additionally, the pearly white amino acid-rich royal jelly, secreted by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of the worker bees from 5 to 15 days, is used to feed only the future queen bee and allow her to grow to full adult size, allowing her to have the fertility and longevity to give birth to 45,000 bees and live up to five years. “The list of these nutritional, energetic, and metabolic benefits is endless. But again, the source of the royal jelly is linked to its activity,” Bonté explains. As long as you’re careful about your bee product consumption, there’s no reason not to reap the benefits of these ingredients. Here are some of our favorite bee products, from lip balm to skin serum to eye shadow.Related:The New Buzz Around PropolisBurt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz Dies at 80YB Loves: A Classic Lip Balm Just Got Even Better