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Tesla's 5-Star Safety Rating is Reaffirmed

Tesla says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reaffirmed the 5-star safety rating of the Tesla Model S for the 2014 model year, confirming the highest safety rating in America.<p>It was a bit of good news while Tesla awaits feedback from NHTSA regarding its investigation of …

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

5 Links to Read Before Using Leftovers

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to not dread using up holiday leftovers.</i><p>Today you opened presents, spent time with loved ones, and (hopefully) drank a warm mug of something by a …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

Conservationists fear Madrid's design blueprint will repeat past mistakes

It's been a tough year for Madrid. In September the city lost its third consecutive bid to host the Olympics. Months later a 13-day strike by rubbish collectors left rotting meat, vegetable peelings and plastic packaging piling up around the city. All this as the city continues to reel from an …

Thought-Provoking Portraits of Homeless People in the South

Creating strong portraits of homeless people in respectful environments is becoming more and more common. Artists like Rosie Holtom, and now Dutch photographer Jan Banning, continue to avoid stereotypes, finding ways to humanize those who are less fortunate and without regular housing.<p><i>Down and Out</i> …

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Contemporary Home Strategically Fragmented Around Trees

Rather than clearing out nature and altering the landscape, architect Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2 Design developed this contemporary home that works in harmony with the trees. Located near Yonago City, Japan, <i>Residence in Daisen</i> is a seemingly fragmented home placed around, next to, and throughout the …

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