Laurie Almack

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Prenatal blueprints give an early glimpse at a baby’s developing brain

My partner is lying on her back and both of us are trying to hide our nervousness about the first ultrasound of the pregnancy. As the examination starts, we hold hands and stare intently at the bedside screen. Initially, the monitor shows little more than a shifting cauldron of grey and black …

Pregnancy

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

5 Makeup Tray Organizer Ideas To Help You Get Your Ish Together

If your morning routine ends with shoving your products into makeup bags or Ziploc containers, it's time for you to clean up your act and invest in a makeup tray (or two).<p>Whether you're a Sephora Beauty Insider or just a mascara-and-Carmex kind of gal, here are a few ideas that will motivate you to …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise | Inc.com

People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>Sadly, this happens to me all the time. I'll be working on a column and a …

Time Management

Tutorial: Fabric baskets to keep small things organized

Tutorial: Fabric baskets to keep small things organized<p>Erin from Sewbon shows how you can make these fabric organizing baskets. The small baskets can …

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Time Management

Why Does Physical Inactivity Drain Human Brain Power?

Humans throughout the ages have realized that physical activity leads to creative thinking, new ideas, innovation, and optimum cognitive function. …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

The Worst New Words of 2014 | The Takeaway | WNYC

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

34 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life

Time to get ruthless.

Minimalism

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

Aviation

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Dark Matter

This Was Instagram's Most Liked #TBT of 2014

Every Thursday, Instagram streams are filled with pictures of your best friend’s worst childhood fashion choices. #ThrowbackThursday — often …

Social Media

Giant panda triplet cubs reunited with mum Ju Xiao in China, in pictures - Telegraph

Cute Animals

How to make fabric-covered folders

What you will need<p>Manila folders<br>• scissors<br>• long metal ruler<br>• ½-metre fabric per folder – we used Lincraft’s Country Coordinates range<br>• can of spray …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines this week!<p>Plex released a huge update with a bunch of new features.<br>• NVIDIA released Half-Life 2: Episode 1 for NVIDIA Shield Tablets.<br>• Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides all received big updates this week.<br>• Google Now is going everywhere including …

Apps

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

DIY GOLD STRIPED STORAGE BOXES TUTORIAL

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Minimalism can only go so far– we all need storage boxes. Whether it’s for your office or just your home, clutter has a way of …

PINK OMBRE CORK BOARD DIY

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>This fun DIY comes from mom, blogger, and crafter Laurel, who’s DIY blog <b>A Bubbly Life</b> is full of fashion finds, scrumptious …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

Stephen King

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …