Mary Dean

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A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

What Is It About Costco?

Every single Sunday for six years, my family went to Costco. And I learned that Costco is not for what you need; it’s for what you want.<p><b>To walk around</b> <b>Costco</b> as a childless, unattached person is to experience the fragility of your existence. To perk up at the reasonably priced Angus steaks only to …

Sweden Is Moving an Entire City

The ground under Kiruna is unstable. So the government has to put it somewhere else.<p>How do you go about moving an entire city? That was the question the remote Swedish mining town of Kiruna faced in 2004 when its 18,000 residents learned that the ground below it was growing increasingly unstable. …

Extracted

Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but <i>how</i> to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. Otherwise, as a new large-scale study shows, we risk making things worse — body cameras could …

Law Enforcement

Modernism in Disguise: Taking a Second Look at Underrated Buildings Around the U.S.

Eye-catching examples of progressive American architecture that remain underappreciated and misunderstood<p>Today, Curbed, in partnership with Docomomo, begins a series called New Modernism. While the precepts and principles of the Modernist movement have timeless appeal, the term, and the time period …

University of California

This Woman's Mind-Blowing Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

Now if only she could teach me how to do this with shoes.<p>I'm rarely able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which sucks for me because that means I have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from my destination, in addition to the price of my plane ticket. Womp. Part of that reason is …

Now only 60 of Mexico’s vaquita marina left despite the navy enforcing a ban on the fishing net, latest study shows<p>Environmentalists warned on Friday that Mexico’s vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, was close to extinction as the government reported that only 60 were now left.<p>Related: …

Extinction

This Ice Cream Float is Part Iced Coffee, Part White Russian and All Delicious

The Instructions<p>Place the gelato in the bottom of a large float glass (Ideally one that holds 12 to 16 ounces.) Add the coffee liqueur and vodka. …

Elderly man's Quaker Oats contest submission rejected because… it’s hand-written

William Smith has been eating oatmeal every morning of his life, so when the 80-year-old Massachusetts man saw a Quaker Oats "best recipe" contest, he was quick to mail in his favorite: oats topped with brown sugar, pineapple and coconut flakes.<p>But Smith's "Hawaiian Special" recipe, which he wrote …

Kiszla vs. Renck: Would moving the Raiders to Las Vegas be a good idea?

The Broncos' old neighborhood ain't what it used to be, as homes of both the Raiders and Chargers have fallen into disrepair.

The new generation of mobile computers are powerful, sleek and able to cope with the demands of both work and play

Gear & Gadgets

Get Better Sleep and Start Mornings Strong With the "10-3-2-1-0" Formula

A productive day starts with a great morning, and you can’t have a great morning if you didn’t get any rest the night before. This simple five-part …

Top 10 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Job Search

When you’re looking for a new job, there’s a lot that can go wrong, from formatting your resume improperly to being tripped up by questions during …

Employment

How to Answer "Tell Me About a Time You Failed" in an Interview

While not the most common interview question, the failure question—should you get it—is rather perplexing. How do you answer this honestly while also …

Las Vegas starts pulling in the cool kids with a serious hipster vibe

Nothing that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Everyone brags about what they won or lost, what they did or didn’t do.<p>But it’s a city you feel …

5 Essential Tips for Buying and Cooking Salmon Like a Pro

Salmon is the darling, do-it-all fish of the seafood section. It delivers when you need a quick and simple weeknight meal, knows how to pull its …

John Boyega Reveals New Insight Into Star Wars: Episode VIII

The next chapter is going to be bigger—and darker.<p><i>Star Wars</i> actor John Boyega is really building the hype for <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i>.<p>Boyega—or Finn as he's known in the Star Wars universe —said viewers should expect something different to <i>The Force Awakens</i>. He also denied there's any romance between …

Star Wars

This Chinese e-commerce giant is luxury retail's worst nightmare

Alibaba itself acknowledges the problem in its marketplaces, but things boiled this week when Gucci made headlines for withdrawing from the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC). Its departure was apparently because of the Chinese e-commerce giant's membership in the organization.<p>In …

Evernote adds Google Drive integration to Android apps, web

As Evernote gets more and more users on board its service, there indeed comes a point where all of those users have varied requirements. Evernote …

Giant Galapagos Tortoise, 80, Has 9 Hatchlings at Zurich Zoo

MAINZ, Germany — A Swiss senior citizen may have just become the world’s oldest mother at the age of 80.<p>Giant Galapagos tortoise Nigrita laid nine eggs that hatched at the Zurich Zoo. The 220-pound creature's little arrivals each weigh between 4 and 5 ounces.<p>“Nigrita is our oldest animal at the …

This 14-year-old turned down a $30M buyout offer

Taylor Rosenthal is ready for the big leagues. The 14-year-old is exhibiting his startup idea -- a vending machine that dispenses first aid products -- at TechCrunch Disrupt this week in Brooklyn.<p>The first-time entrepreneur doesn't sound nervous. He's actually looking forward to the trip from his …

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued …

Arsenic, rice and your baby's diet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ask any mom or dad to name their baby's first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What's a common go-to "healthy" snack for toddlers and kiddos? Rice cakes.<p>Yet a growing amount of scientific evidence is pointing to an alarming connection between inorganic arsenic in brown and white rice …