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Microsoft reportedly paying YouTube personalities to promote Xbox One

Microsoft has reportedly partnered with Machinima to quietly pay the YouTube channel's video partners to promote the Xbox One. According to <i>Ars Technica</i>, Machinima's affiliates could get a $3 per CPM (or $3 for every 1,000 views) bonus if they included at least 30 seconds of Xbox One footage and …

15 Genius Ways To Maximize A Small Space

You don't have to feel claustrophobic ever again.<p>The struggle of finding room for all your stuff is real. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room, these small space design ideas will save your life. After all, no one ever complained about having too <i>much</i> space.

Small Spaces

10 Grown-Up Ways to Decorate with Pink

It's cheery, sophisticated, and even sexy.<p>It's not just for little girls, and it goes with way more than frills and lace. The color of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and even sexy. Here are decorating ideas and tips on how to get the hue right — whether you're eighteen or eighty.

Home Decorating

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

Rethink your white walls. Now.<p>They are definitely unexpected if you ask us.<p>November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go …

Home Decorating

George Soros funds 'solidarity centres' to help Greeks hit by economic crisis

George Soros has extended his financial support for Greece by establishing the first in a series of "solidarity centres" for those worst-hit by the country's economic crisis.<p>The opening of the centre in the northern city of Thessaloniki comes as ever more Greeks are forced to turn to charities for …

Contemporary Alpine House by Ralph Germann Architectes

Set in Fribourg, in the Swiss Pre-Alps, the Contemporary Alpine House was built for a couple who desired a harmonious environment, while also …

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez | Colossal

<p>Ecuadorean illustrator and art director Javier Pérez (previously) returns with his second installment of clever Instagram Experiments where he turns …

Dramatic Photos Reveal Hong Kong's Darker Side

While many traveling photographers capture beautiful landscapes and the beaming faces of locals, New Zealand native Jonathan Van Smit offers a uniquely dark view of the scenes he became witness to on his ventures in Hong Kong. Rather than sugar-coating the poverty he was met by, the photographer …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

Google’s “High Handed” Bus Memo

Like the last time people tried busing as a solution to a socioeconomic problem, the tech busing in San Francisco has become a hot-button topic.<p>The Google buses, described as “spaceships” containing “alien overlords” by writer Rebecca Solnit, have become potent symbols for income inequality within …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Today's Style Secret

We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

"He was the Einstein of Fashion"

With two upcoming museum exhibitions, master couturier Charles James may finally get the recognition he deserves. Plus, see some of James' beautiful work.<p>In the Pantheon of legendary 20th-century couturiers—Lanvin, Chanel, Dior, and Balenciaga among them—one name is missing: James. That's Charles …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Street Style

Spanx And Other Shapewear Are Literally Squeezing Your Organs

"I hate Spanx because even though they look so good under your clothes, sometimes mid-wedding I'll be like, 'I feel so nauseous,'" actress Jennifer Coolidge once said. "They're so tight, who knows what you're cutting off?"<p>Turns out, that star was on to something. While we can all relate to the …

5 Wedding Traditions That Will Never Die (And Why!)

By now you've probably heard the phrase “it's tradition!" like a hundred times. While some wedding traditions are arguably on their way out of …

Bride & Bridesmaids

Bride & Bridesmaids<p>Whether you're a lifelong dancer or have simply binge-watched every ballet movie in existence, you'll fall in love with these …

1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding · Ruffled

This bride and I have something in common — we both have a soft spot for Art Deco and the 1920s. Something about this era seems so consistently …

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Weddings

A Finally Legal, Kid Friendly Wedding

Steven, Patent Attorney at IBM & Mike, Stay-At-Home Dad, Former Speech Pathologist for public schools<p>Photographer: Kenton Waltz<p><b>One sentence sum-up of</b> …

11 Ways Real Couples Cut The Cake

You've found a cake baker and nailed down a design, but you probably haven't thought too much about the first bite. After you cut the cake, the first …

The Top 10 Bachelorette Party Destinations in 2014—Plus, a Cool Online Tool for Planning Your Weekend

Where bachelorette parties used to be one wild night on the town, more brides are using their bachelorette as an excuse for a real girlfriends' getaway with their 'maids. Both party options (one day vs. several) have their merits, but I'm a fan of the mini-vacay, when money permits. With that in …

50 Reasons To Love Being Married

<i>Written by Jennifer Cullen on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>Husbands aren't perfect. Sorry if that bursts your bubble, but it's true.<p>But I'll take an imperfect husband over a non-existent husband any day. I believe in the institution of marriage, even having had a first marriage that didn't make it to …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Technology

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …