Our picks for the week of Feb. 13-19:
• Got the winter blahs? We've got five tasty recipes to chase the blues away.
• Each year, the Southern Environmental Law Center targets special places that are facing immediate, potentially irreversible threats. Here are the 10 most endangered places in the South.
• Maybe you've thought about the end of the world, or maybe you avoid such thoughts. Here’s a look at 12 of the most popular ones and the science — or lack of it — behind them.
• The human body is an amazing thing ... but it does raise a lot of questions. This week, we tackled a new one: What’s the deal with bellybutton lint?
• This week's little ray of sunshine is Turks and Caicos, (at right), a British territory known for outstanding diving and wildlife.
• Two former McDonald's executives plan to launch a healthy, fast-food chain.
• American houses and how they function change with every generation, but a new trend — the demise of the dining room table — has MNN's food blogger up in arms. Robin Shreeves rushes to defend the tradition of family dinner.
• And our home blogger shared this gem: A never-occupied Hollywood Hills mansion with a history of satanic rituals and rumored supernatural activity is on the market for $15.2 million.
• In honor of Presidents Day, may we present five eco-friendly first ladies.
• If you're doing your best to eat local and sustainable foods, we have some help: Here are five sustainable seafood recipes.
• Raising chickens has really caught on as a hobby in suburban and urban neighborhoods. Here are eight fun and funky urban chicken coops to consider.
Plus: Don't miss the week in photos, including an image of a baby red panda playing with its mother in the snow at the Detroit Zoo.