Erin Rathbun

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If you're serious about buying a home, there are 3 things you should have

The market has radically changed, and in many markets across the country, sellers are in control. You'll need at least $20,000 of your own funds or have access to at least $20,000 to buy a home successfully, and in order to be taken seriously in a competitive offer situation. That's $10,000 for a …

Zodiac Constellation Cake

The Autumnal Equinox is on the horizon and if you're a fellow sky gazer, then you may have noticed signs of the season's change. Here in my corner of …

Here’s the Most Comprehensive ‘Tree of Life’ Created to Date With 2.3 Million Species

Researchers have released their first crack at a “tree of life” that depicts what they say is the relationship and evolution of 2.3 billion species over a 3.5-billion-year timeline.<p>The circular tree of life comes from a collaborative effort of 10 institutions and, according to researchers, is the …

Knitted baby blanket - Free Knitting Patterns - Kids Patterns

Pattern Instructions<p>Cyrus<p>Using 4mm needles cast on 135 sts<br>Row 1: p<br>Row 2: k1, * (yfwd, k2tog) four times, k10 rep from * to last eight sts, (yfwd, …

Crochet

Leaked Audit Reveals That Many Seattle Mortgages Are Void

An audit of land records commissioned by the Seattle City Council and leaked to local activists found that many mortgages held within the city are …

Real Estate

Scientists Have Pieced Together The Skeleton Of An Adorable New Dinosaur

Move over, <i>Indominus rex</i> - there’s a new dino in town.<p>Paleontologist Mike Triebold first started digging up the bones of a previously unknown species …

Cute

Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

They'll join the autonomous Lexus SUVs that have been on the road since July<p>Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now …

12 Cool Ways to Make Treasure Out of Trash

Before you drag your garbage and recycling to the curb, read this article! There's so much you can do with an old jar, can, or cardboard box. All you …

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on james clear<p>In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best friends, and enjoying her bachelorette party.<p>Friedman and her friends were spending the day at the …

Happiness

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Mystery Of Amazonian Tribe's Head Shapes Solved

Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian …

Anthropology

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …

Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

There’s a world near the solar system’s fringe that, in many ways, is more Earthlike than anyone could have imagined. Here, frosted glaciers slowly drain moisture from icy mountains that tower over smooth, lowland basins. Overhead, the sky is filled with haze – lots and lots of it, carved into …

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

Pacific Northwest

Artist's Gorgeous Mural on Sunken Ship Changes with Tide Levels

Last spring, we marveled over artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula) and his gorgeous seaside murals that were painted while he was on a paddle board. Now, he's recently completed another stunning painting using the same unconventional practice. Hula found an old sunken ship off the coast of Hawaii and …