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12 Decorating Do's and Don'ts From Top Designers

No rules — but timeless, unforgettable advice. Twelve designers share their favorite words of wisdom.<p><b>Don't: Use White Decor If You Have Kids or Pets</b>"If you have pets or children, white rugs and upholstery are just not in the cards. People love the way they look but never realize that you have to …

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How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad

In my day gig I’m a business analyst for a large hospital. A significant amount of my week is taken up with meetings, and obviously, I need to take …

5 types of people you should unfriend

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all have them: Old classmates, distant relatives or obnoxious co-workers, filling our social feeds with posts about people we don't know or barely remember.<p>Jimmy Kimmel would like us to let them go.<p>It's that time of year again -- National Unfriend Day, a holiday of sorts invented by the …

More lightning strikes in a warming world?

Rising temperatures could lead to a 50 percent increase in U.S. lightning strikes by the end of the century, says a new study.<p>A new study, published …

Burning questions about winter cold

As the rest of Earth warms, debate continues on what’s causing the mid-latitude chill.<p>By Bob Henson, NCAR/UCAR AtmosNews<p>Old Man Winter seems to have …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

In Defense Of The Stink Bug

The stink bug has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its unfortunate name. Here's what it should be called instead.<p>Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and, in combination, wholly off-putting. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

iOS 8.1.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Hope For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Device Owners

iOS 8.1.1 is now available, as the first update since Apple’s launch of Apple Pay on the platform. It includes a number of bug fixes, improved overall stability, and, most importantly, performance improvements for older devices including the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. These devices, while technically …

Woolly Mammoths in Pictures

Palestinian driver found hanged in Jerusalem bus

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle on Monday, an incident that led to stone-throwing protests by Palestinians suspecting foul play but which Israeli police, citing autopsy results, termed a suicide.<p>A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through …

Islamic State boasts influx of foreign recruits in latest beheadings video

Propaganda from Islamic State (Isis) has begun emphasizing the torrent of foreign fighters the group has attracted from around the world, something counter-terrorism researchers say helps portray the group as the new vanguard of global jihad.<p>Conspicuous in the grisly video emerging on Sunday …