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Modern Kitchen Countertops from Unusual Materials: 30 Ideas

Modern kitchen countertops are being made from more and more unusual and unique materials. Some natural materials, some synthetic, some composites. …

A'tolan House / Create + Think Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on …

Tim Gunn Just Bashed The Kardashians

"I believe their place in history will be because of this phenomenon that really is about nothing."

Reality TV

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Shades of Grey

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

University of California

Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Marion Cotillard says feminism has no place in the film industry

Surprise comments follow Emily Watson’s claim at the San Sebastián film festival that equal pay was not her ‘personal quest’<p>The Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has said there is no place for feminism in Hollywood because the very term itself creates “separation” between the sexes.

Photographer Accidentally Captures Candid Shot of a Seal Surfing on a Humpback Whale

Australian photographer Robyn Malcolm was in for an unexpected surprise after her whale-watching trip near Eden, New South Wales. During the trip, Malcolm took dozens of photos of various birds, seals, dolphins, and whales. She later decided to review these photos and had to do a double-take after …