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America’s 1% live in relative poverty compared to the .01%

Take one look at this graph, and you’ll think you recognize the story: <i>Yeah, yeah, yeah, the 1% blasts into the stratosphere while the 99% languishes in stagnation, moving on…</i><p>Simple, right? Except this graph doesn’t tell that story, at all. Because you see that languishing green line at the bottom?</i> …

Demographics

The Spectacular Myth of Obama's Part-Time America—in 5 Graphs

A falsifiable claim, falsified<p>If you've been paying attention to a certain slice of the financial media—see: <i>Forbes</i>, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, CNBC, and Fox News—you know for a fact that Obama and his health care law have tag-teamed with global economic trends to drive America inexorably toward a …

Fire Fighting

Deflation Is Still Smoldering Under the Economy

The smoldering fires of deflation continue to burn under the economy, and with every fresh – and increasingly weak – inflation report, it becomes clear the fire has not been put out.

Chemistry's Biggest Loser: Official Atomic Weights Change For 19 Elements

The periodic table gets a few tweaks.<p>Cadmium, are you looking a bit chubbier these days?<p>Improved measurements of different elements and their isotopes have changed the official atomic weights of 19 elements, the International Union of Applied Chemistry and the U.S. Geological Survey announced …

Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Opens Big; NCIS Down; Chicago Fire Grows

Iain De Casetecker, Elizabeth Henstridge<p><i>Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i> debuted to marvelous numbers.<p>The highly anticipated drama premiered Tuesday …

Doctors Vacuum A 2-Foot-Long Clot Out Of Man's Leg

The human body is so weird.<p>So we don't know how 62-year-old Todd Dunlap is feeling right now. We just can't imagine. Last month, doctors vacuumed a two-foot-long clot out of his leg veins—a first for the state of California, according to UCLA, where Dunlap was treated.<p>Dunlap's doctors used a …

Tutorial: No-sew patchwork bowl from denim scraps

Henry Happened shows what to do with scraps of denim left over from your various jeans recycling and refashioning projects. You can turn them into a …

Recycled Cereal Boxes • Recyclart

5<p>4.1<p>33<p>en_US<p>article<p>Flower vase made with recycled cereal …

Chandelier DJ Style

<b>Materials:</b> Maskros, CDs, Hot Glue, 1″ round mini mirrors<p><b>Description:</b> I wanted to make something special for a very good friend of mine that happens …

DIY Ideas: 10 Clever Ways to Use Cardboard in Your Decor

I'm not sure how it happens, but cardboard boxes just seem to accumulate, don't they? If you're like me and hold on to them, you know "just in case", …

Jansjo flower lamp

<b>Materials:</b> Jansjo lamp and yogurt bottle<p><b>Description:</b> Cut the yoghurt bottle into the right length to form the petals. Slice into strips and bend them …

How to: Easy DIY Plaster-Dipped Flower Votives

When I first laid eyes upon these stunning flower votives, I thought they were made of porcelain - but it turns out you can easily make them yourself …

45 Ideas of How To Recycle Plastic Bottles

Are you a fan of <b>sustainable design</b>? Then, you’ve come to the right place! We present you today 45 ideas of how to obtain decorative objects from …

20 Ideas of How To Reuse And Recycle Old Tires

Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear …

Bottles Up! 20 Ways to Repurpose Your Bottles

Who says mason jars are the only containers hot on the repurposing scene? Bottles are where it’s at, especially after <i>poppin’ bottles in the ice, like a blizzard</i>.<p>But for real, after your next big shindig, be sure to save a few of those glass <i>and</i> plastic bottles to make your own take on any of these …

Decorations

15 Fun and Unique Pallet Projects

There’s something about shipping pallets that makers are drawn to. They’re easily obtainable on the roadside or by dumpster diving (don’t steal!). The form-factor lends itself to certain types of construction and the rustic finish is just appealing in terms of aesthetics.<p>I’ve had my hand in making …

DIY: Reclaimed Wood Art

t<p>We recently had part of our fence redone and the guys left a few pieces of fencing behind when they left. I immediately started dreaming up things …

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DIY Modern Mosaic Painting

Well oh well, never thought I would whip up another DIY… but I think I just did it again <i>(and again, and again!</i>) What do you think of this mosaic …

18 Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong

Your life has been a lie.

Breakfast

Tutorial: Wire Wastebasket Light Fixture

We’ve had some house guests this summer, and I had to think of some cheap and easy ways to make my three year-old’s bedroom presentable as a “guest …

Incredible Once In A Lifetime Shots (21 Pictures)

Jennifer Lawrence’s Early Modeling Pictures

Glamour Girl<p>Before she was cast as “the girl on fire” Katniss Everdeen in <i>The Hunger Games</i> trilogy, <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> dabbled into modeling during her …