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Warriors’ Kevin Durant drops $12.05 million on oceanfront home in Malibu

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors has shelled out $12.05 million for his own slice of beachfront in Malibu.<p>Set on a privately gated street, the multilevel contemporary home was originally built in 1976 and extensively remodeled five years ago. Features include open-concept living and dining …

The Internet Can’t See Straight With This Optical Illusion

<b>Netizens are going</b> cross-eyed over this optical illusion of zig-zag lines that are in fact completely straight.<p><b>Created by</b> illusion artist Victoria …

Optical Illusions

SoundCloud Saved By The Bell Of A Big Chunk Of Financing

SoundCloud and the uploads of its many rappers, producers, noise bands and nascent podcasts are safe, for now. The company announced the "largest financing round in the history of SoundCloud" in a blog post this morning; a source with direct knowledge who requested anonymity in discussing the …

Facebook snuck an app past China's firewall - and nobody noticed

Facebook and its family of apps been banned in China for years, but it appears the company found a way to get past the country’s Great Firewall. The <i>New York Times</i> reports Facebook snuck an app called ‘Colorful Balloons’ through – without anybody noticing.<p>Facebook approved the app’s release back in …

Associated Press News

Trump to dispatch Kushner to Middle East for peace efforts

President Donald Trump plans to dispatch son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and two other aides to the Middle East “soon,” a senior White House official said Friday.<p>Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, …

Lori Loughlin reveals that Stamos drank her blood to stay young

Lori Loughlin, 53, hasn’t aged since her days playing Aunt Becky 20 years ago. The actress stopped by to dish on her “Full House” audition, why John …

John Stamos

How to Deal With Workplace Burnout Using Science

Should you 'take this job and shove it'?<p>Burnout didn’t exist 50 years ago. Stress, exhaustion, and cynicism did — often all at once — but people …

Psychology

Lawsuit Says Seattle’s ‘Tax-the-Rich’ Measure Violates State Constitution

Supporters of income tax say a court ruling in favor of it will pave the way for state to follow<p>A new tax-the-rich measure in Seattle was hit with its first legal challenge Wednesday.<p>The new Seattle measure, passed by the city council in July, would impose a 2.25% tax on any income over $250,000 or …

State Constitutions

President Trump Does This Every Morning -- and There's a Scientific Reason You Should, Too

Confidence breeds confidence.<p>3 min read<p>What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Check social media, watch the news, maybe log onto email?<p>President Donald Trump starts his day going through a folder of good news and flattering photos of himself. Every day staffers put together a folder of …

Donald Trump

Kitten Heels Are Back—Are They Too Much, Or Not Enough?

Don’t want to topple around in a sweaty stiletto this summer, yet find flats and flip-flops too casual? The kitten heel seems to be the happy medium of hot weather footwear. Take it from the influencers: Kendall Jenner was photographed sporting a slingback mini-heel with a pair of ankle-cropped …

This optical illusion will really do your head in

<b>Here’s another optical illusion that’s guaranteed to screw with you.</b><p>Look at this weird picture showing a bunch of vertical and diagonal blue lines on …

Optical Illusions

This incredible optical illusion is blowing people's minds

An unusual optical illusion has left the internet collectively scratching their heads, <b>but can you see why?</b><p>The illusion by Victoria Skye, who has the incredible job title of magical entertainer, has been widely shared on social media.<p>It’s called the Cafe Wall Illusion and may appear to some as if …

Tupelo Honey's Blackberry Habanero Ribs: Get 'Em While They're Hot

<b>Tupelo Honey</b> is all about updating the classics. All the Southern staples are there: martinis at lunch, fresh flowers on the wooden tables every day, fried green tomatoes, and impressive hospitality.<p>The blackberry habanero ribs are no exception. Ribs are classic on a comfort food menu. But this …

Why MyBit is Creating Blockchain-Based Decentralized Solar Energy Distribution System

An increasing number of both blockchain and existing energy companies are utilizing blockchain technology to create decentralized blockchain-based …

Blockchain

The Advantages of Solar Energy Panels At Home

A few years ago, solar panels were pricey enough that not many people could afford to install them. However, the price of panels has fallen by over …

Solar Power

Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Orange

Not simply a mouth-watering fruit, orange is the mixture of yellow with red. Just as all secondary colors inherit some traits from their primary …

Cheap Round Rugs That Look Expensive

Why pay an arm and a leg for something you’re literally going to walk all over?<p>Area rugs are the underestimated design essential that’ll make any room in your home instantly cozier. But, actually buying an area rug? That’s where trouble kicks in.<p>There are so many do’s and don’ts of adding an area …

Who says wall trim has to be white? These designers are breaking the mold.

Ask most designers what color they usually paint interior trim — no matter the wall color — and they will tell you the same: white.<p>My go-to trim color for years has been Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White, a crisp chalky tone that, when used for trim, makes any wall color pop. Occasionally, I will …

These Are the 2017 Bedding Trends You’ll Want to Cozy Up With ASAP

If you’ve been searching for a way to try out some 2017 style trends without investing a huge amount of time or money, look no further than your …

Home Decorating

Want to get the best photos of the solar eclipse? We asked pro photographers for their tips.

Solar eclipses are rare events. Total solar eclipses are even rarer, and this month, all of North America will be able to witness the eclipse in …

Landscape Photography

From edible flowers to avocado lattes: What we really think of this summer’s food trends

We all fall for food fads from time to time.<p>We’re distracted by bright pigments and clouds of sugar; seduced by impossible-to-believe (but we’ll …

What to do in your garden in July

<i>Petersham Nurseries Head of Horticulture Thomas Broom-Hughes offers 10 gardening tips for July...</i><p>July is a productive month in the garden. The …

Gardening

Flower couple: Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis tiptoe through the tulips at The Bowes Museum

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Helen Yemm: pesky stains, how to prune a clematis, don't cut off hydrangeas in their prime

<b>Sap and pollen stains – a follow-up</b><p>My piece on July 8 highlighting the problem of <b>Jack Fletcher</b>’s T-shirts that were ruined by wisteria sap, and also my perennial problems with poppy sap and lily pollen on my PJs, clearly provided penny-dropping information for many readers. Indeed it drew forth an …

This First-Ever Solar Eclipse Photo Was Shot in 1851

For those in North America, the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017, could be the most photographed, viewed, and observed eclipse of all time. But …

David Dzierski Captures A Child's Dream

Where and when did you take this photo?<p>Playground in Jennerstown, PA<p>What was running through you mind when you snapped it?<p>My granddaughter was …

Composite Photo Breakdown: Mother Earth Always Wins

This composition started as a practice (practice and playing) like most of my composites. I think that’s the key of growing and good execution on …

Tutorials

This Mom Received a Beautiful Lesson on Cherishing Family Snapshots

Photographer Jess Wolfe of Nomadic Imagery was shopping at a grocery store with her four kids recently when she received a heartwarming lesson about …

Parenting