Anna Oestreich

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IKEA’s Award-Winning Refugee Shelters Are Literally Saving Lives

Generally when we think IKEA we think Nordic assemble-at-home furniture and meatballs we hope are horse meat free. But the great Swedish juggernaut is continuing its expansion beyond the furniture game. They’ve taken a hard look at the world’s refugee crises and decided to apply their …

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46 Literary Baby Names That'll Make You Want To Have Children

Game of Names.

We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure

We have our kids in an achievement race — it’s bad for their health, and not the way they learn<p>My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it.<p>I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, …

Dear High School Seniors, Applying to College is the Easy Part

Early application deadlines have arrived for stressed out high school seniors, but whether you're accepted or rejected, you still have a lot to learn.<p>…

A spoiler free guide to series 6 of Downton Abbey

Here at Celebmix we were very lucky to be given a sneaky peek at the Series 6 première of Downton Abbey last week at the swanky Mayfair hotel in …

15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It's Actually Cheaper

Deborah Lawrence had been watching a once-empty parking lot near Midland-Odessa, Texas, fill up with idled drilling rigs usually at work plumbing for …

Here's Everything We Know About Downton Abbey's Final Season (So Far)

It's the end of an era for <i>Downton Abbey</i>, both for the Crawleys and for the fans worldwide who've come to love them.<p>The British period drama won over …

Rethinking middle and high-school success: strategies for creating healthier students - Scope

My daughters are still years away from college or even high school, but I’m not looking forward to the high-pressure arena that they look to be from …

this is what the little girl from titanic looks like now

she recalls dancing with leonardo dicaprio<p>Many of us have seen <i>Titanic</i> more times than we care to admit—pulled in again and again by a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a roguish and sensitive third-class hunk (who eventually freezes to death, but we don't like to think of that). In fact, we still …

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

19 Things Superfans Will Recognize From The Peak "Harry Potter" Era

Harry Potter is still going strong in our hearts. But OG superfans will probably remember these things specifically.

Harry Potter

50 Times JK Rowling Was A Wizard With Words

The Charlotte Show Spoiler Video: Charlotte Crosby Explains Why Being Asked Surgery Questions Really Annoys Her: ‘It’s Like An Obsession’<p>Scotty T …

The 50 Most Important Things We've Learned From J.K. Rowling

On Persistence<p>From the very beginning, Rowling taught us to never give up. We learn this early on in <i>Sorcerer's Stone</i>, when Harry's letter from …

12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

The Chamber of Secrets has been opened!<p>It's Harry Potter's birthday, and you know what that means: time to get riddikulus.<p>It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1980, is turning 35 this year. Perhaps even harder to believe is that we still don't know everything about him. …

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture

<i>The profession and image of architecture both are used against women.</i><p><i>Ghost in the Machine. Elenberg Fraser, Premier Tower, Melbourne, Australia. Beyoncé,</i> Ghost <i>music video.</i><p>Sexism takes many forms in architecture.<p>Possibly the most common is the profession's discrimination against women. While nearly …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Dune House / Marc Koehler Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Dune House, half-sunk into the dunes on the northern coast of the island of Terschelling, rises over …

Leonardo DiCaprio is Turning His Private Island into an Eco-Resort

Leonardo DiCaprio is a lot of things—actor, environmentalist, ultimate man of leisure—and now he’s looking to add one more: eco-resort hotelier. In …

My Very First Blog: My Heart Will Go On (Theme From Titanic)

I decided to take a short break from my usual travel blogging posts and do something different today. Yes, I am going to play a song made famous by</b> …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

The End of the Restaurant As You Know It

Just like Uber and Airbnb, foodies are joining the sharing economy with communal venues packed with multiple dining, drinking, and even sleeping …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

President Obama Hosts Science Fair

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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Emma Watson Opens Up About Feminism, That Horrific Nude Photo Hoax, and Dating Etiquette

The Harry Potter actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador sat down for an hour-long discussion touching on women’s rights, male feminists, online …

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