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18 home decorating tricks the pros swear by

Sometimes we get the feeling that professional interior decorators don't want to tell you all their top tips for creating a stunning home design, but …

The Biggest Decorating Don'ts

Don't let these dead giveaways reveal that you aren’t a savvy decorator. Design with confidence by avoiding our biggest decorating don'ts.<p>Whether …

20 Black And White Bathroom Ideas That Will Never Go Out Of Style

This classic color scheme is the epitome of elegant style.<p>From sleek city bathrooms to rustic farmhouses, these two colors never fail to lift the aesthetic of a space.

Interior Design

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Mustafa Badreddine, dubbed the ‘untraceable ghost’, had fought against Israel for decades and was killed in an explosion in Damascus<p>Hezbollah has confirmed its military commander, Mustafa Badreddine, was killed in Syria this week in what it described as a “major explosion” at Damascus airport.<p>Media …

Middle East

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

What to avoid when renovating your home

Andy and Candis Meredith of Old Home Love share some tips about what to avoid when starting or renovating your home. They say it's important to …

21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself

Including options for renters!

What to Know About Adding a Deck

Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out.<p>Outdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately: Adding a deck is one of the most requested home …

Photographer Captures Charming Diversity of Colorful Front Doors from Around the World

Sparked by a natural curiosity for stunning exteriors, Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves began to document the different window architecture that he came across throughout his travels. His project <i>Windows of the World</i>, presented a vibrant collage of glass panes and architectural …

Pyro App

Pyro is a new app by world-leading music software makers Serato, a simple, intuitive way of keeping your music seamlessly mixed without ever skipping …

How to Build a Badass DIY Camper Van

If you have enough money, it’s easy to buy an incredible adventure rig. (Just check out some of our favorites, most of which cost upwards of six figures.)<p>Building a camper van, on the other hand, is trickier but a helluva lot more affordable. You can either go the cheap, bare-bones route or opt for …

Renters: White walls are your greatest decorating asset

Good news, renters. White is in. When two major paint companies, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, chose shades of white for their pick of 2016 (Simply White and Alabaster, respectively), your plain, unpaintable walls became your greatest asset.<p>“White makes the space look bigger,” says Pamela …

The North Face Access Pack could be your next ultimate gadget bag

The North Face has unveiled one of their latest products for this 2016 which could be the perfect backpack for those who carry a lot of gadgets – <b>The</b> …

Hardcore Physicist Risks Life To Prove Laws Of Physics

These are several videos starring physicist Andreas Wahl proving various scientific laws by falling 40 feet attached via rope to a kettle bell, …

Weekend Project: How to Make a $5 Wooden iPad or Tablet Stand

Makers Simon Blazer and David Bakker shows you how to turn a simple block of wood into a super quick and easy tablet dock. The process? A single …

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

Top 10 Selling Gadgets on Widget City for 2015 Revealed

Widget City Reveals Their Top Selling Gadgets for 2015!<p>Ever wondered what were the top selling gadgets on online stores like Widget City for 2015? We …

15 Kitchen Transformations That Will Blow Your Mind

We love a kitchen transformation. Sometimes it's a little change that really turns a space around, or sometimes it's a gut remodel that doesn't look …

Mapped: how a demographic time bomb will transform the global economy

Advanced economies risk sleepwalking into a new reality of permanently lower growth and higher debt unless policymakers tackle ageing populations<p>It was an unusual intervention. Masaharu Fukuyama, Japan’s equivalent of Brad Pitt, had just announced his marriage to fellow film star Kazue Fukiishi.<p>As …

The More Productive Thing You Should Do Instead of Checking Your Phone

Try this technique from time-management pros<p>Walking to your car, waiting for the subway, or just trying to kill a couple seconds? You probably want to pull out your phone—but you’re better off ignoring the urge, says Julie Morgenstern, organization expert and author of <i>Time Management from the</i> …

Time Management

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …