Dawn Ballard

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Mountain View House nestles against a hillside in the Austrian Alps

Two house-shaped rooms project out from the facade of this three-storey residence by SoNo Arhitekti, which nestles into a hillside near an Austrian …

Google’s self-driving car is hitting public roads this summer

The cars will have safety drivers and a 25mph cap<p>Google's own self-driving car is almost ready to be tested on public roads. In a blog post, project director Chris Urmson says that a few of the prototype vehicles will drive around Mountain View, California, where the company is based. Safety …

A-Rod passes Willie Mays for 4th on HR list with No. 661

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career homer list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he …

Ericsson sues Apple in Europe over alleged patent infringements following ITC investigation in US

Ericsson is continuing its allegations that Apple has infringed on a number of its wireless patents, filing lawsuits against the company in Germany, Netherlands and the UK, reports <i>Reuters</i>. The patents concern basic mobile phone technologies, including both GSM and LTE.<p>The company previously asked …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Apple admits wrist tattoos can cause problems with the Apple Watch

Apple confirmed complaints that Apple Watch users with wrist tattoos may experience problems with the device, at least where heart rate monitoring is …

Heart Rates

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> <br>Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> <br>Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

Minimalism

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,800 as rescuers face challenges

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> More than 4,800 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help.<p>Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on …

Saigon Story: Crazy Quilt Tile in a Courtyard Garden

By putting colorful patchwork tile on nearly every inch of the walls and floors of a tiny house’s open-air kitchen and courtyard garden, …

Landscaping

Photographer Shoots "Extra Bokeh" Images of Tokyo

Takashi Kitajima will go to great lengths to capture an exceptional photograph. For instance, to shoot some of these amazing images, he went on an …

Inspiring Special Needs Children Are Photographed as Empowered Superheroes

When Apollo Bergeron was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, he underwent two heart surgeries and was left with a feeding tube in his stomach. Despite his physical limitations, his mom Renee did not want her youngest son to view himself as less than other children, so she decided to dress him up as …

12 Clever Basement Remodeling and Storage Ideas

Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.<p>Need more storage space? Not sure how to best utilize your finished basement? Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.

Laundry Rooms

6 Ways You Can Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief

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6 New Color Combos That Work All Over the House

Experiment with these designer-recommended palettes.<p>If you're staring down a white room and a whole deck of paint chips, picking the colors can be a daunting task. Arm yourself with these designers' no-fail color pairings and brighten up any space.<p>As a general rule of thumb, Taniya Nayak, interior …

Home Decorating

9 Fresh Ideas for a Fun Vertical Garden

Proof that plants don't need to be stuck in the ground.<p>Proof that your plants don't need to be stuck in the ground.

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Natural Disasters

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7 Ways to Dress Up an Ordinary Dog Crate

Upgrade Fido's quarters with a slipcover that matches his personality.<p>Upgrade Fido's quarters with a slipcover that matches his personality. Go classic with simple patterns and practical details or splurge on a fanciful castle.

The Flash/Arrow TV Spinoff Title Potentially Revealed

Plus, could Bart Allen be zipping onto The Flash?<p>While at Missouri's Cape Comic Con, The Flash star John Wesley Shipp -- aka Henry Allen, aka the …

8 Pretty Pastel Doors That Will Put A Spring In Your Step

These cheery doors prove that a pop of color may be exactly what your home needs to make a great first impression.<p>1. The prettiest shade of pale blue accents this white brick home in England.<p>2. A pastel pink door elevates this Palm Springs home to new heights.<p>3. A subdued yellow door tones down …