Alexandra Butler

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Painkiller Abuse Hits Close To Home For A Majority Of Americans: Poll

Whites, suburbanites and high-income people are the most likely to be touched by the opioid epidemic.<p>WASHINGTON --More than half of Americans know someone who has abused prescription painkillers or died from an overdose, or has taken these medications themselves to get high, as the opioid epidemic …

Clinton: Don't get swayed by GOP 'fear tactics and scare mongering'

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton asked voters here in Nevada on Monday to not be swayed by Republicans "fear tactics and scare mongering and inflammatory rhetoric" on terrorism.<p>She told the fired up audience that she shakes her head at what Republicans are saying about fighting ISIS and …

US intelligence officials have 'underestimated' Isil's plan to attack the West

In echoes of the criticisms after the 9/11 attacks, a top former intelligence official and Iraq expert has said the CIA and other key spy agencies are drawing flawed conclusions about the nature and intent of the jihadist group<p>The US intelligence community is failing in its duty to protect America …

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes …

US issues global travel warning amid increased terror threats worldwide

Travel alert will remain in effect until 24 February as alert calls on Americans to ‘exercise vigilance’, especially during the holidays<p>Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department …

Terrorism

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look More Polished

These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.<p>These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.

Home Depot

The Secret to Creating Your Own "She Shed"

Your backyard storage can do so much more than shelter old lawnmowers.<p>Wouldn't it be nice to have a getaway that didn't involve any travel? It's possible, thanks to customizable "she sheds." Despite the somewhat tongue-twisting name, these pint-sized backyard escapes have proven to be a big trend. …

Cute

20 Garland Ideas for the Holidays

It’s <b>garland</b> season, folks, and regardless of your budget, it’s easy to add some festive trim to your home for the holidays. Whether you’re looking to …

Decorations

9 DIYs for Your Coziest Fall Living Room EVER

These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.<p>It's time to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate. These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.

Living Rooms

60 Ways To Make DIY Shelves A Part Of Your Home’s Décor

Of all the DIY projects you can do for your home, shelves are among the simplest of all. And we’re not solely talking about the minimalist floating …

Dazzling Feast: 21 Creatively Fun Ways to Light Up the Dining Room

In a world where the dedicated, formal dining room is becoming a rarity of sorts, with modern, more open dining spaces replacing it, there is little …

Interior Design

In Los Angeles, Moving From Renting to Owning

The transition of renting to owning a home is at once exciting and daunting. As someone who is embarking on that journey right now, I love to dream …

These Are The Easiest Houseplants And Flowers To Grow

You don't need a green thumb to help these beauties flourish.<p>Even if you aren't a natural-born gardener, all is not lost when it comes to keeping plants and flowers alive.<p>While there are some flowers and plants that require a little extra TLC to thrive — Venus flytraps, gardenias, dahlias, and …

Plants

20 Warm Weather Winter Vacations For People Who Hate The Cold

The snow can't get you here.<p>It's cold out there! Trade in the that chill for some fun in the sun at these tropical and summery escapes, perfect for people who can't take the frigid temps. Don't worry, you'll be back just in time for the holidays...if you <i>do</i> decide to come back.

California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

World leaders are scheduled to meet in Paris soon, trying to draft an agreement on how to combat climate change. Among the heads of state, you'll also see California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.<p>Brown has been on an international diplomatic tour the …

9 Tips for crafting a homepage that makes a good first-time impression

You only have eight seconds to impress a potential customer before they leave your site for good. What does this mean? A good first impression is …

Marketing

20 Icy Vacation Destinations For People Who Love Winter

Who doesn't love a winter wonderland?<p>The cold weather is finally here and while everyone else is complaining and fleeing to warmer destinations, you couldn't be happier about it. Take your appreciation to the next level by embarking on one (or more) of these winter wonderland-style trips.

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Articles about 5 small spaces flexible furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to...<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Five ways to open up a space to give …

Small Spaces

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Copy and Paste Syndrome: Nuqat's Probe Into Creativity

It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.<p>The sixth edition this month was a three-day pageant with a follow-up series of workshops that evolved from a little known …

16 Interior Design Trends You'll Definitely See in 2016

Here's what the editors at House Beautiful predict everyone will love in the coming year.<p>Will redecorating be one of your New Year's resolutions this time around? Start here — we've scoured all of our best design resources to predict what you'll want in your home in 2016.

Wall Art