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The pros and cons of your coloring books obsession

<b>(CNN) —</b> Coloring books are no longer just a child's pastime. Adult coloring books are a thing now too.<p>In fact, coloring books for all ages have become more popular than ever, with about 12 million sold in the United States last year, according to new data from Nielsen BookScan. Only one million …

These TED Radio Hour Talks Will Change Your Life

Were you aware that beauty is essential to human survival? Or that our brains are hardwired to be optimistic? How about that fortune cookies don't …

Americans Really Dislike Trump, Clinton. So Why Aren't Third Parties Doing Better?

So many things about this election are unprecedented — and one of the most obvious is how much voters dislike the candidates. By now, everyone knows that this year features the two most unpopular presumptive major-party candidates on record.<p>But in some ways, Americans' dislike of the presidential …

Theresa May: unpredictable, moralistic, and heading to No 10

For a woman on the verge of running the country, Theresa May has seemed almost preternaturally calm over the past few days.<p>“She’s basically the same as ever; quite relaxed and cheerful. There’s no sense of the prison shades falling,” says a longstanding friend who has observed her closely during …

WHO: Coffee itself isn’t cancerous, but watch out for ‘very hot’ beverages

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>If you're like many Americans and sipping your morning cup of joe while reading this, you'll be happy to know that the World Health Organization released its long-anticipated report on coffee, and its findings bode well for your health.<p>In reviewing the scientific …

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TV Series to Watch for the Animation Alone

There's no shame in a little TV eye candy -- it worked for "Baywatch" and it's the CW's sexy, young, six-packed bread and butter. Television is a visual medium; it's totally alright to answer "Why are you watching this?" with a tried-and-true "Because it looks pretty."<p>It's even more alright when …

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

This year’s Libertarian ticket has remarkable political experience. Now will it matter?

By Kyle C. Kopko<p>Christopher J. Devine<p>This past weekend, the Libertarian Party nominated the most politically experienced minor party presidential ticket in recent history. Its presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, served two terms as New Mexico’s governor, and in 2012 became the first former governor …

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

Why This Shaving Startup Made a $100 Million Gamble on a 100-Year-Old Factory

The co-founders of New York City's e-commerce startup Harry's are taking an unconventional path to category disruption--purchasing a nearly century-old factory in Germany.<p>The smell of dying unicorns is in the air on a gray February day in downtown Manhattan. The Nasdaq has just fallen to a 15-month …

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Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto

Our lives become filled, even controlled, by the things we think we need to do.<p>We think we can’t live without these things, but actually, we can.<p>We …

Articles about idyllic swedish summerhouse on Dwell.com - Dwell

Completed in 2016, the courtyard home is a modern take on the traditional, brick-and-stone buildings in the seaside town.<p>A serene floating sauna that blends traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.<p>It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to …

Architecture

The Dangers Of Being House Poor

Most of us who have bought a home have at least some awareness of the loan-to-value ratio, or LTV - one of the factors lenders use to determine …

Bystanders are less likely to help black people in medical emergencies, a study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 22,000 patients aided by emergency medical services (EMS) and found bystanders on public streets only intervened about 3 percent of the time.<p>Black patients, however, were still 58 percent less likely to get help from strangers at the scene than white people, …

GENTRIFICATION SPOTLIGHT: How Portland is Pushing Out Its Black Residents (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our report, The media has paid a lot of attention to the White “urban pioneers” ditching the city of Portland in search of greater …

Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.<p>Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a …

Education

Want a 'Green' Job? Don't Overlook the Midwest

States like California and Massachusetts lead the list of places in the U.S. where the “clean economy” has made the fastest strides, with big public …

5 numbers that explain the Wisconsin results

Ted Cruz consolidated Wisconsin GOP primary voters who wanted to stop Donald Trump in Tuesday night’s presidential primary, winning nearly half the vote – and the vast majority of highly prized delegates to this summer’s national convention.<p>In the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders romped over …

Welcome to the Future: Middle-Class Housing Projects

I spent the nineties growing up in San Francisco, which, like many cities in that decade, churned with swirls of startling change. Boulevards were beautified (although a shaggy indie scene managed to thrive on side streets). Coffee changed from canteen sludge to crisp black java, and still cost …

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Vintage tips to green clean your home

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.<p>Created in partnership with Good Energy, we've used top tips …

With Liberty and Civic Engagement for Some

A dozen old, white, property-owning men sit around a pub and decide how best to govern America. Is this the scene of a town hall during the American …

Two College Degrees Later, I Was Still Picking Kale For Rich People

While buying groceries for rich people, I realized upward mobility in America is largely a myth.<p><b>The customer laughing at me</b> over the phone had a voice that sounded green. Green like overpriced avocado toast, bottled chlorophyll, spirulina, eco-friendly laundry detergent, and other “clean” …

Articles about petite prefab stunning views texas landscape on Dwell.com - Dwell

This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.<p>German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.<p>From shipping containers to multi-modular holiday retreats, these sleek prefabs prove …

Apple co-founder criticises company over Apple Watch

Steve Wozniak said device has taken firm into ‘jewellery market’ and that it is no longer ‘the company that really changed the world a lot’<p>The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he no longer recognises the company he built, thanks to creations such as the Apple Watch.<p>He wrote in an interview on …

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These are the worst new cars in each segment, according to Consumer Reports (pictures)

The Last Lifestyle Magazine

How Kinfolk created the dominant aesthetic of the decade with perfect lattes and avocado toast<p>Two years later, Nathan and Katie, along with another Brigham Young couple named Doug and Paige Bischoff, founded <i>Kinfolk</i>, an $18 minimalist print quarterly that has become the go-to lifestyle magazine for …

The End of Marco-mentum

<i>Get live updates about voting in the Florida primary and other March 15 contests.</i><p>The last time I saw Marco Rubio in person, he seemed to be on the verge of inheriting the charred Republican earth. It was Feb. 22, the day before the Nevada caucuses. We were aboard Rubio’s campaign plane, flying from …