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Paint Your Home in Neutral Colors to Maintain Its Selling Price

Your home’s value fluctuates based on a number of factors. Some of those factors are fairly obvious: rowdy neighbors, the quality of nearby schools. …

9 New Art Exhibits You Have to See This Spring

Fill your cultural calendar with these shows in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, New York, and more—featuring everything from an epic rock 'n' roll act to antique atlases.<p>While there are plenty fashion-centric shows catching our eye this year, April has set forth a particularly interesting line-up of …

Art

Everybody Needs A Greyhound

Houndstooth Tales and Tails - The hilarity of everyday lifeBunny here at the keyboard, celebrating the beginning of Adopt A Greyhound Month. April is …

Pets

Activists Decry Nairobi Road Project After 2 Lions Killed

A new road and railway project cutting through an inner city Nairobi nature reserve poses increased risks to wildlife, livestock and human beings, …

A second look at the gorilla genome shows just how similar we are

A gorilla named Sue, formerly of the Lincoln Park Zoo, is showing scientists just how similar her species is to our own. In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers presented a new, more complete genome sequence for the animal based on her blood sample.<p>Gorillas are some of our closest …

Genetics

There’s a reason some birds don’t seem to fly south for winter anymore, scientists say

The birds and the bees are telling humans about much more than sex, a new study released Thursday says.<p>They are a harbinger of climate change, with species swapping habitats like a game of musical chairs as regions in Europe and the United States warm. Populations of American robins that winter in …

Birds

6 Things You Need to Know When Buying Home Insurance

Whether you've just begun searching for a new place or you're waiting to close on your dream home, one important aspect of moving you can't ignore is insuring your investment.<p>Enter the homeowner's best friend: the homeowners insurance policy.<p>Just like any other kind of insurance, there's no such …

Health Care

Eco-Friendly Cleaning: Purify & Invigorate Your Home Using Only the Earth's Elements

Rumor has it that Benjamin Franklin, the inventor of the lightning rod, bifocal glasses and (lots) more, was a fan of taking air baths. If relying on …

Airflow

5 Tips for Decorating a Small Bathroom

Real talk: Your bathroom will never truly feel like a spa (unless you have a facialist and masseur on staff, that is). However, it should feel like a refuge. After all, nothing kills the buzz of a relaxing hot shower faster than stepping into a cramped, cluttered bathroom. Even if you can't do …

Home Decorating

10 Ways How Inexpensive Materials Make Great Home Decor

Sure, you can create stunning home decor if you have a lot of money to spend on it, but what makes it really interesting is when you get the same …

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.<p>Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she's seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she's fixed …

Woodworking

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

Furniture

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

Home Decorating