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17 Stylish DIYs That Will Help You Finally Feel Organized

Not an overstatement.<p>If you're struggling with storage space, organization, or just <i>need</i> a way to stop losing your keys once and for all, salvation is near. These DIY decor hacks will make your life so much easier, you'll wonder how you lived without them for so long. They're cheap, easy, and will …

Lowe's

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Trends

After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

Women in the technology field have faced all manner of insults, including, most recently, GamerGate, which highlighted sexism and harassment in video game culture. This week, another insult — from a seemingly more benign source — set off a loud online cry of: "Are you kidding me?"<p>A book called</i> …

This Victorian-Era Clothing Exhibit Is to Die for... Literally

Not all that long ago, pretty much everything could kill us. It wasn't uncommon for loads of high society Victorian peeps to drop like flies, courtesy of the weirdest way to kick the bucket ever... deadly clothing.<p>Not all that long ago, pretty much everything could kill us. It wasn’t uncommon for …

Victorian Era

Giraffage - Chocolate

Nutella Brownies

You can almost reach through the screen and stick your finger into these perfect brownies, amirite?<p>These Nutella Brownies almost didn't happen.<p>They were a last minute, oh hey, chocolate sounds kinda good, let's do our<p>favorite brownie recipe<p>. Then, as I was grabbing the flour from my cabinet, I …

Recipes

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new ingredients can be daunting, but after a few tries these healthy additions will be your new go-tos.<p><i>(This recipe originally appeared on …

Recipes

My Mom's Sari(s): Worth More Than Its Weight in Gold

My sister and I sit in my parent's bedroom as my mom looks through her sari(s), gently touching the fabric and examining the borders of each almost as if she is looking at a collection of dolls, elephants or other knickknacks that someone collects.<p>The NPR piece, "Love is Saying 'Sari'" made me …

Fashion (India)

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

The Unsaid: The Silence of Virginia Woolf

<i>This essay is from an introduction to a new Italian translation, by Anna Nadotti, of “To the Lighthouse,” which will be published later this month by Einaudi.</i><p>Here is where the artist Adeline Virginia Stephen was born. She lived in this house, at 22 Hyde Park Gate, in west London, for the first …

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

Free apps collect your personal data

If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I'd bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. In fact, I’ve put together lists of my 10 Best Free Apps for Android and 10 Best Free Apps for Apple.<p>But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably …

South African brothers charged in illegal rhinoceros hunting scheme

For five years starting in 2005, prosecutors say, two South African brothers sold American hunters on trips to hunt wild rhinoceroses. The brothers told prospective clients at hunting expos and gun shows across the United States that the animals were "problem" rhinos in their homeland. Hunters were …

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

<b>Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.<p>"These counselors …

This Technology Could Change the Way Deaf People Live

Ryan Hait-Campbell says his San Francisco company’s invention is really about jobs. Deaf people like himself, explains the MotionSavvy CEO, are too …

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …

The Coolest Hotel in Every State (and DC!)

Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast Guard helicopter with a full-service …

Coast Guard

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

First Listen: Steve Gunn, 'Way Out Weather'

Way Out Weather<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>It can take many years and several albums for artists to fully test the limits of their creativity. Guitarist Steve Gunn fits into that category; over the past decade and a half, his records have gravitated …

First Listen: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 'Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn'

This is not <i>Dueling Banjos: The Married Couple Edition</i>. You won't find the careening energy of the mano-a-mano from the <i>Deliverance</i> soundtrack, or of the Flatt and Scruggs classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." Outbreaks of dazzling, speed-demon technique are few.<p>Instead, the first duo recording from …

Pinterest Chrome extension brings inspiration to freshly-opened tabs

When you open a new tab in Google's Chrome browser, you're greeted with a search box, rows of recently-visited sites and a tucked-in menu for individual apps. It's really not very inspiring, is it? Pinterest doesn't think so, and thanks to an internal make-a-thon, there's a new Chrome extension …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

And Motorola certainly needs a love-at-first-touch reaction: the first-generation Moto X, as terrific as it was, failed to make much of a dent in developed markets. (When the 75 million unit-per-quarter Samsung machine is the market you’re trying to dent, the challenge looms undeniably large.)<p>The …

Best of Montana in Summer: Food and Drink

Travel<p>Find out the top culinary experiences during summertime in Montana.<p><b>Western Barbecue Dinner Ride, Artemis Acres Paint Horse Guest Ranch, Kalispell</b><p>Cecil Noble is the real deal. A fourth-generation Montanan, Noble was raised on a ranch near Polson, spent 33 years as a wilderness outfitter and …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

A knockoff Samoa, a doom-metal act, and the quotable Rob Lowe

<b>Keebler® Coconut Dreams™ cookies</b><p>I recently got into Pinterest, and although I can’t tell which came first, the pins or the pangs—for things that are …

24 Iconic Fashion Moments in Music Videos

From Michael Jackson's red "Thriller" jacket to Britney's sexy schoolgirl look, this is the music video fashion we'll never forget.<p><b>1. David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" 1973</b><br>Filmed during his <i>Ziggy Stardust</i> era, the glam rocker's fourth music video defined his look in the '70s: an over-the-top outfit …

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …