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An 82m² apartment filled with IKEA pieces

Oh IKEA, how we love you! It's said that anybody can furnish a whole home with one trip to an IKEA store and having stumbled across this fantastic …

Amazing

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

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Software

Iraqi Kurdish Independence Dream Quashed After Baghdad Backlash

It was supposed to be a defining moment for the world's largest stateless ethnic group. But dreams of an independent Kurdistan now appear to be in tatters.<p>Rewind one month and Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), was full of confidence. It had just held an independence referendum that saw …

Middle East

These 5 Overlooked Habits Will Instantly Make You More Creative and Productive

It's not the complex actions that will lead to higher performance. It's the often overlooked actions that will raise performance.<p>When people think of high performance, they often associate it with complexity. But, elevating your game and boosting your creativity is far from being complex.<p>In fact, …

Productivity

7 Facts About Viruses

A virus is an infectious particle that displays characteristics of life and non-life. Viruses are different from plants, animals and bacteria in …

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

11 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard

Getting a dream backyard—not to mention maintaining it—takes a lot of work. If your space is looking a little unloved, consider these do-it-yourself …

Landscaping

How to get rid of weeds

Annual weeds are a breeze to remove, says Alys Fowler, but for perennials you’ll need to master a few tricks<p>It is about now that you start to realise quite how fast weeds grow. What started out as a smattering across your garden is suddenly a thicket, and although they may have looked pretty and …

The numbers you need to know for winning gardens, lawns

It’s not as easy as paint-by-numbers. But in hopes of removing some guesswork from planting and yard care, we solicited advice from experts.<p><b>0:</b> …

How to make a sun map of your garden

There are many ways to map an area's sunlight exposure. Here are a few tips to make sure your plants get their moment(s) in the sun.<p>No matter how …

What the hell is going on with North Korea, explained

It’s been a scary few days on the Korean Peninsula. Here’s what’s happening.<p>It’s been a scary few days on the Korean Peninsula. In just the past two days, North Korea’s reclusive government has held a massive military parade, flubbed a missile test, and threatened nuclear war with the US.<p>Meanwhile, …

What you’re really agreeing to when you accept your smart TV’s privacy policy

Let's be honest here — most of us don’t read the privacy policies for smart televisions. And even if we try to, it’s often difficult to read them, particularly on a television screen. Some televisions even display the massive policies five lines at a time. Reaction to recent controversies involving …

Privacy
North Korea

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

Self-improvement

Improving Your Photos Without Buying More Gear

If you want to take your photos to another level, camera equipment is a natural place to look. It’s a very tangible part of photography; we work with …

Nikon D-series

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Start Using Today

Portrait photography is perhaps one of the most rewarding types of photography.It’s fun, too. Certainly more fun than reading the camera’s owner’s …

Landscape Photography

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411.<p><b>What types of arms are cool?</b><p>Generally, the rounder the arm, the more traditional …

In India, Muslim men can end a marriage by saying ‘divorce’ three times. One woman wants to stop that.

KASHIPUR, India — More than a year ago, the letter carrier handed the soft-spoken Shayara a letter that would not only change her life but trigger a national storm about the rights of Muslim women in India.<p>In the letter, her husband wrote the words “I divorce you” three times.<p>That is all it took. …

Religion

LG demonstrates HFR - High Frame Rate - on OLED

The next frontier for the industry - after 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) - is HFR (high frame rate). At IFA 2016, LG is demonstrating how HFR can …

Televisions

Cut cable and watch virtually limitless TV and movies with SelectTV

While Netflix and Hulu have seemingly dominated the streaming market with their limited selections, we've looked a little outside the box and found …

Televisions

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