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Patagonia sues to block Trump's reductions to Utah national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and outdoor retail giant Patagonia traded harsh words over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments, an opening salvo in an imminent legal battle that could be waged for years.<p>A barrage of lawsuits is expected by groups …

Forests

Actually, Lady Gaga Will Keep Her Stage Name for A Star Is Born

The singer (and actress) corrects previous reports indicating that she would use her given name, Stefani Germanotta, instead.<p><b>Update (Dec. 13, 1:35 p.m.):</b> Despite previous reports, Lady Gaga has informed the masses that she will, in fact, be billed by her stage name in <i>A Star Is Born</i>.<p>“I’ve seen a lot …

Celebrity News

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads

<b>Nearly 200,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battle several raging wildfires.</b><p>Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego on Thursday after a new blaze spread from 10 acres to 4,100 acres in just a few hours.<p>Three firefighters have …

Wildfires

This Is Pantone's Color of the Year 2018

It's December, and the holiday season is officially here. But for color lovers, today is a holiday in and of itself: the day Pantone announces their …

UltraViolet

10 Little Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

Your space can become a five-star hotel room.<p><i>Originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>What is it about staying in a luxurious boutique hotel that gives you …

An Alt-Palette Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Trendbreakers

*** ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY NOON DECEMBER 6, 2017, TO GUARANTEE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY ! *** Gift ideas for the trendbreakers in your life, the …

Forever, Circus – The Influential Aesthetics Behind my Design, Part 1

They roll into town with an energy and excitement. As the big top goes up, you can feel the magnetism in the air. The show goes on! Then, the …

Madonna Moves to Portugal and Reportedly Buys 18th Century Moorish Revival Mansion Near Lisbon

BUYER: MadonnaLOCATION: Sintra, PortugalASKING PRICE: €7,500,000 ($8,927,470)SIZE: 16,146 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms plus guesthouse and …

The mural that disappears with the tide

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides on Earth touch Canada's shores, a stunning new mural is naturally unveiled twice a day.<p>It's the latest work of surfing artist Sean Yoro, who has a penchant for precarious surfaces, having previously painted on floating icebergs, remote waterside …

Art

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane, Heads for Puerto Rico

<i>This is an overview of Hurricane Irma, reported by journalists throughout the region. To see their latest dispatches from places hit by the storm, go to our live updates.</i><p>SAN JUAN, P.R. — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, battered the islands of the northeast …

Rainfall

Why beauty matters

Quick: Make a list of the things you need every day. Your first thought is probably what’s practical: food, a roof over your head, your health. We …

China builds panda-shaped solar farms to promote green energy to youth

The first of 100 planned panda-shaped solar farms has been completed<p>Fans of Dreamworks’ <i>K</i><i>ung Fu Panda</i> films may recognize a friendly face in Datong, China’s Panda Power Plant. The 248-acre solar farm was designed to look like a cute panda, and many see a striking resemblance with a particular cub …

The Komorebi Lamp Provides the Illusion of Filtered and Reflected Sunlight

Leslie Nooteboom's artful design simulates nature when none can be found<p>A design problem many attempt to tackle: How to get sunlight into an interior …

44 Stunning Art Studios That Will Inspire You To Get Back To Work

Where do you make art?<p>It's a simple question with an infinite and colorful range of answers, from a swarming corner of your bedroom to a tranquil space in your backyard. Whatever your artistic studio may look like, its purpose remains the same: a holy place designed specifically for the goal of …

Apple’s new Chicago store roof looks like a giant MacBook

Construction on Apple’s new flagship store in Chicago is nearing completion this week as crews were spotted adding a finishing touch to the roof that wasn’t in the original plans.<p>Early renderings of the metallic roof for the Michigan Ave store showed a pretty plain looking roof, but a new Apple …

Banksy's Real Identity May Finally, Actually, Seriously Have Been Revealed

A friend of the artist's accidentally slipped what could be Banksy's real name.<p>In the real world, anonymous street artist Banksy is about as close to a masked superhero as there is. Only instead of saving the world, he critiques and satirizes the ugly truths of contemporary life with graphic …

Streetwear

Seven Mental Exercises That Can Make You A Better Thinker

<i>How can one become a better thinker? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Signs You're Much Smarter Than Average | Inc.com

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. --Albert Einstein<p>Intelligence, or IQ, isn't what you know, but rather the pace at which you acquire new information. Longitudinal studies have shown that IQ is fixed at an early age, so you're stuck with what you've …

The Brain

Stranger Things: Winona Ryder Cried for 10 Hours During the Christmas Lights Scene

Episode director and show producer Shawn Levy takes us inside one of Season 1’s signature moments.<p><i>As Emmy nominations approach, Vanity Fair’s HWD team is diving deep into how some of this season’s greatest scenes and characters came together. You can read more of these close looks here.</i><p><b>The Scene:</b> …

13 Behaviors All Successful People Stop Doing (to Discover Astonishing Happiness) | Inc.com

American society is corrupt. The value of obsessive, unrelenting work transmitted by U.S. culture is toxic to our mental, physical, and emotional health. In the U.S. alone, 42.5 million adults--one in every five--struggle with mental illness. Half of all adults have at least one chronic health …

Happiness

It's All About The Tastemakers: How To Become An Influencer In Your Industry

Imagine you have an amazing startup with a catchy name. Your team is solid, your product is functional and you’re starting to attract customers.<p>But, …

How to give your home an energetic makeover

You know those places that just make you want to <i>linger</i>? The nook in your local coffee shop where you somehow always end up having deep, heartfelt, …

30 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

1. Try a new restaurant in your city.<p>2. Host an amazing summer dinner party (these inspired us).<p>3. Spend a night under the stars and see how many …

Bath & Body Works Is Bringing Back More Nostalgic Scents

If one were to open a time capsule put together by a teen in the 1990s, chances are there would be a hefty collection of fragrances and lotions from …

Beauty

A Charming, Vivid Georgia Home Full of History

<b>Name:</b> Eric and Lori Wright with their kids Claire, Julia and Maximilian <b><br>Location:</b> North High Shoals, Georgia <b><br>Size:</b> 1700 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 …

Dining Rooms

5 Ways Employers Can Help Employees Fight The Fat At Work

Does your office have a “cake culture?” If so, all those extra sweet treats could be hazardous to your health.<p>If there’s one thing that’s the same across most offices in the U.S. and Europe, it’s “cake culture.” The term is used to describe the plethora of sweet treats commonly found in workplaces, …