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Top 5: 4 modern home designs(with floor plans) to 30 photos that show off the power of home staging

And here we are again, another week has passed and we are giving you a chance to read our most popular articles. This is your chance to re-read your …

Home Staging

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Chic New York Apartment

For decades, on-screen Manhattan apartments have been depicted as large, lofty, bright spaces—much to the disdain of real-life New Yorkers, who know …

33 Remarkable and Best Bedroom Design or Decorating Ideas

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Interior Design

Former Royal Chef Reveals What Princess Diana Ate Every Day

It involves chocolate.<p>If you've ever wondered what it would be like to dine with Princess Diana, a former chef who served the royal family for nearly two decades is spilling the beans (get it?). As it turns out, the People's Princess was hell-bent on avoiding red meat and carbs at all costs.<p>Darren …

Budget 2016: The Disabled Are 'Paying The Price For George Osborne's Tax Breaks For The Rich'

Labour and charities say it's a 'bleak day' as £4.4bn slashed<p>Hannah McKay/PA Wire<p>George Osborne was accused of slashing welfare to fund tax breaks …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

Bill Gates

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

The Brain

The First Book of Selfies

A 16th-century German accountant compiled a book of personal fashion that rivals today’s Instagrammers in detail and dedication.<p>The popularity of YouTube “haul videos,” fashion vlogs, and shoefies is often derided as a sign of the times, if not a sign of the end of times. Combining unbridled …

Art

In London, the Rich Are Heading to the City and the Poor to the Suburbs

The U.K. capital is undergoing its own great inversion.<p>When it comes to wealth, London is currently being turned inside out.<p>That’s the condensed verdict of a report released last week by think tank Centre for London. Looking at the U.K. capital’s demographics since the millennium, the study found …

Wahab and Watson sanctioned by ICC

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide<p>Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson have both been sanctioned by the ICC for their part in a fiery and memorable …

Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide<p>For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan …

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

World Cup 2015: Pakistan<p>As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a …

Cricket

Andy Murray makes history once again with Davis Cup victory

Britain's number one flung himself to the ground as he clinched victory over Belgium’s David Goffin to win the team title for first time in 79 years<p>Few sportsmen can say they have much experience of such historic victories.<p>But Andy Murray was able to wrap himself in a Union flag and witness that …

Harper Lee's bombshell of a book

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of speculation, we have in our hands the second novel by Harper Lee, "Go Set a Watchman" -- published 55 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird" appeared to loud acclaim in 1960, with a major film adaptation in 1962.<p>"Watchman" is, in fact, a bombshell of a book, as it presents …

Literature

50 Best Songs of 2015

50<p>Titus Andronicus, “Dimed Out”<p>In a year where more was more, this pulse-racing punk anthem about never settling for less than the realest, deepest …

Malicious Android adware campaign tries to exploit root access

Shutterstock<p>After the Stagefright fiasco I’m sure that the last thing you want to hear about right now are more Android security issues. But <i>FireEye</i> researchers have discovered an aggressive adware campaign, which they have dubbed Kemoge, that is targeting Android devices in more than 20 …

Apps

Top 10 Ways to Improve the Battery Life on Your Phone and Laptop

Batteries don’t last forever. All too soon, you’ll notice your laptop and/or smartphone don’t last as long as they used to. To maximize that …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Unique Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine -- capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new things throughout your lifetime. But exercising your brain and whole body are crucial. Here are some unique ways you can ensure your brain stays sharp as you …

The Startling Truth About Why You Should Sit Up Straight

Good posture is pretty darn important.<p>Text neck got you down? We don't blame you -- having good posture is <i>really</i> important.<p>As this new TED-Ed video says, your posture is the "foundation for every movement your body makes." Your posture also has a lot to do with how well your body adapts to the …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Is your Android vulnerable to the Stagefright bug? There's an app for that

Critical security bug remains unpatched in the majority of the over 1bn devices in use, but Stagefright Detector checks to see if your phone is affected<p>If you have an Android smartphone you are probably vulnerable to a security bug that could allow anyone to take over your phone using just a …

Information Security

Top 5 Salary Negotiation Tactics

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

10 Things Traveling Teaches You That School Doesn't

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p><b>I wouldn't be the person I am today if I never traveled.</b><p>Growing up, my mom was a teacher, so I've been instilled with a great love for school. I recognize its importance and value, and even now in college I try to take …