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Expert Advice: 4 Affordable Floor Finishes from Dirty Girl Construction

Joan Barton describes herself as “a general contractor and artist.” The owner of Dirty Girl Construction in Los Angeles, Barton has a background in …

21 steps to an amazing garden for beginners

Weed your paving<p>Nothing looks worse than weedy paths and paving. Get a wheeled stool or cushioned kneeler to save your back and replant really weed-prone spots with sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) or Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) to crowd out undesirables.<p>Tidy up boundaries<p>If they …

Gardening

Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite

Donald Trump, undeterred by protesters who nearly blocked his way into a Republican convention, called on the party Friday to unite behind him even as he lashed out once again at what he portrayed as its corrupt system for picking presidential nominees.<p>Police in riot gear were overwhelmed by …

Donald Trump

Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth-Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story

There are many qualities of a great teacher. Two big ones? Kindness and a willingess to make learning fun. At least that's what Marlem Diaz-Brown's fourth-graders say.<p>For our 50 Great Teachers project, we've searched all over for teachers like her. Which brought us to Sunset Elementary School in …

Teaching

The 10 Best Food Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 5th</b><p>Eating and drinking are essential parts of life, right up there with breathing and sex. We’ll count on you to research the latter two items on your own, but when it comes to food and alcohol we’re here to help.<p>Below are the 10 best food documentaries on Netflix right now that …

Computers Might Just 'See' Like Humans After All

Computers are getting better at mimicking the brain.<p>We're made of meat and they're made of silicon, but according to a new study, humans and computers might actually "see" using the same mechanisms.<p>When you break it down, all vision really is, physiologically speaking, the transformation of light …

Uber is offering yacht rentals in Dubai because it's still a luxury product

On-demand boat parties for $82-a-person<p>Uber's stated mission is "transportation as reliable as running water." Now, that literally includes luxury vessels that operate on running water.<p>This Saturday, Uber is offering yacht rentals to residents of Dubai for 300 AED (or $82). That price includes free …

Transportation

The Smart Person's Guide To Avoiding Electrical Shock

Everything you need to know before you work around the wires in your home.<p>Getting shocked is more than unpleasant. It can be lethal. An electrical impulse as small as 14 milliamps is enough to kill a person. The current drawn by a plug-in nightlight is more than enough to do the job.<p>I was thinking …

How To Communicate With The Five Most Common Personality Types In Your Office

Different personalities have different ways of communicating. Here are the most common types and how to work with each of them.<p>If you’ve ever felt a disconnect with your coworkers, maybe you’re not speaking each other’s language. Different personalities have different ways of communicating, and by …

27 money experts share their best investing advice

When it comes to investing, even the most seasoned investor had to start somewhere. If you're just getting started with your first investment, you might have some questions and even a little apprehension.<p>Have you ever wondered how experienced investors got their start? Fortunately, we've asked that …

Pro-Trump bikers and truckers are planning a forceful presence at the Republican National Convention

"I'm anticipating we'll be doing a victory dance," said Cox, 47, a chainsaw artist and founder of Bikers for Trump, thousands of whom he estimates will hit the Ohio city for the July 18-21 Republican National Convention.<p>"But if the Republican Party tries to pull off any backroom deals and ignores …

10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

Eating chocolate every day 'reduces risk of heart disease'

Eating a small amount of chocolate every day could have health benefits. A study found eating a bar of chocolate each day is linked to reducing the …

How to Cure Diabetes Without Medication | Men's Health

His research finds that some people are able to reverse their diabetes by going on an ultra low-calorie diet.<p>For Dr. Taylor’s new study, 30 diabetic people ate just 700 calories daily for two months. They lost 31 pounds on average.<p>Twelve of those subjects’ blood sugar levels fell below the …

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful | Inc.com

The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they're so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice …

Self-improvement

7 Fitness Myths -- The Real Story

Health and fitness is a life-long pursuit. As a beginner to fitness you need a practical approach. So, here is the practical truth: <i>Exercise is for developing fitness</i>. When your body is fit, it burns more calories (and fat!) than when it is less fit. Simple. Practical.<p>As a beginner, you may become a …

Determining a Target Heart Rate

<b>Question:</b><p>I am 52 years old. According to heart rate calculators, I should aim for a heart rate of no more than 143 when exercising. However, at that rate I don’t work up a sweat. I feel comfortably up to about 160, but is that safe? I have high blood pressure but it is controlled by medication, and …

How healthy are you really? The new assessment you need to take

You’ve tried every health booster under the sun, from green juice to supplements to the hottest new workout meant to leave every muscle quaking. Your …

11 Dollar Store Buys That Make Fantastic Bathroom Organizers

Spice racks for your nail polish? You bet.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to whip this shared home space into shape.

I Worked Out Like a Skinny B*tch and Some Weird Sh*t Went Down

Trying out one of the world's most exclusive workout classes.<p>When I first heard about the invite-only workout method known as the Skinny Bitch Collective (or SBC), I was instantly annoyed by its exclusivity and the implication that you have to be skinny to participate. (WTF, man?)<p>I later learned …

Human Centipede 2: Teacher suspended for showing movie to high school class

And you thought <i>your</i> high school experience sucked: Some unlucky (or maybe lucky, depending on their feelings toward gross-out B-movies) students at a …

Insect Brains Are Conscious, Study Argues

Humans are conscious beings. We have a sense of ourselves, and experience the world in distinctly subjective ways. But pinpointing other animals that …

How to get the benefits of meditation at the office without meditating

The below comes from Matthew E. May, the author of "Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking."<p>May, whose new book will be available at the end of May, recently wrote an enlightening New York Times piece on the subject of mindfulness in advance of "Winning the Brain Game's" …

The Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack | Men's Health

Read on to find out the differences below—and to learn what you can do if one of these heart ailments strikes.<p><b>Heart Attack</b><p><b>Cardiac Arrest</b><p><b>The Cause</b><p>A blockage that impedes circulation in the coronary arteries<p>A malfunction in the heart’s electrical signaling<p><b>The Problem</b><p>A blocked artery prevents …

Two Toddlers Found Tied Up Outside Texas Home, Mother of Six Arrested

A mother of six was arrested Friday after two toddlers were found chained and tied in the backyard of a Texas home late Thursday, authorities said.<p>Deputies went to the home at around 11:45 p.m. after a neighbor reported hearing a crying child, and found the toddlers tied up, one with a chain to the …

Crime

Two Liquids Are Surprisingly Good for Gut Bacteria

A new study says that coffee and wine add microbial diversity to our bodies, which defends against disease. Who knew?<p>Some foods have always been …

Huge 'Dead Zones' Could Appear in the World's Oceans by 2030 Because of Climate Change | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>Man-made climate change is already cutting into oxygen levels in some parts of the world's oceans and could start producing new "dead zones" in some parts of the seas by 2030, US researchers warned this …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

5 Protein-Rich Salad Toppers That Aren't Chicken or Tuna

One of the most common suggestions I make to my clients is to swap sandwiches and wraps for salad. It’s a great way to instantly up your veggie …

Over the Top Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Flourless desserts . The most popular kids on the block these days as far as treats go.<p>Of course this is nothing new. Gluten free flourless baking has been taking over our generation for quite awhile now but I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't late to the popular party.<p>Another little quirk about me: I …