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13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover!

Summer is the time for outdoor entertaining. But in order to do that you’ve got to have a great outdoor space! Here are 13 multi-level backyards to …

Landscaping

29 Weird Things With A Cult Following On Amazon That Are Practical AF

If you're still irritated that smartphones don't have headphone jacks anymore, you might be wondering — where have all the practical items gone? …

Even for a place that gets a ton of snow, this was a record-breaking two days for Erie

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's White Christmas. And then there's Whiteout Christmas.<p>Erie, Pennsylvania, experienced the latter on Monday, when a total of 34 inches of snow fell on Christmas Day, blanketing the city and shattering the city's previous records for snowfall in a single day.<p>The snowfall total was more …

Weather

Mysterious ‘heat source’ under Antarctica could be melting the ice, NASA says

A new NASA study hints that there could be large heat source underneath Antarctica – and which might explain why there are lakes and rivers under the …

'Obamacare' curveball: free insurance in 1,500-plus counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized "Obamacare" policy …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Are The Highest They've Been in 3 Million Years

This is not the way home.<p>Earth's concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has hit a threshold not seen in at least 3 million years, after a …

Is asprin the wonder-drug that could help kick cancer into touch? Experts think it could be

Taking aspirin may help against a number of cancers, a new study suggests.<p>A trial involving more than 600,000 people found that long-term aspirin use …

Get lost in 10 unusual corn mazes around the USA

Fall has arrived and it’s a terrific time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. One fun way to do just that is to venture out to fall festivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. We took a look around the country and found 10 corn mazes in which to get lost and (eventually) find your way back …

10 ideas for creating more space in a small bedroom

Small bedrooms are no big deal, when you discover the wealth of sneaky tips and tricks that interior designers use to make them not only appear much …

Amazon Key is getting destroyed on social media

Amazon unveiled a new service today that will let its couriers deliver boxes <i>inside</i> your home when you’re not around. If you think that sounds like a …

Social Media

You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Super Popular British Tourist Attraction

You may think you know London. You’ve been to Buckingham Palace and spent afternoons at the British Museum. You may have had tea at Fortnum & Mason …

England

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

6 Pro Tricks to Know When Arranging Your Room

One-click online shopping and free shipping has made the whole furniture buying process seem super easy and accessible. But what happens when you …

The Most Haunted Place in Every State, Mapped

For some of us, Halloween is best-celebrated snuggling up under a blanket hiding from scary movies and stuffing our faces with candy, but for the …

Decorating with This Color Can Boost Creativity and Calm

"White is unimposing. It's a blank slate, literally, so it doesn't push anything on you," says author Adam Alter.<p>Why We Need White<p>"We find this …

Straight from the Experts: How to Plan a Disney Vacation on a Budget

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is hard work. You may think your family has to sacrifice either comfort or activities to save some dough, but …

Science says there’s a very, very good reason why you’re afraid of spiders

If just the sight of a spider or snake is enough to send a shiver up your spine you already know you’re not alone, but did you ever stop to think …

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free

According to Javelin Strategy & Research<b>,</b> identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion …

Identity Theft

Turns out the government's airplane laptop ban was actually a huge fire risk

Remember that time the United States government forced a bunch of passengers flying from overseas to put their laptops in checked luggage? Turns out …

FAA

Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson: White House 'is full of white supremacists'

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, in the midst of a public feud with the Trump administration over the treatment of a Gold Star family, said the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.”<p>In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, Wilson pushed back against comments made by …

Kelly's defense of Trump calls into question 'fabricated' tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> In defending President Donald Trump's comments to the widow of a slain soldier, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday undercut a stunning allegation levied by Trump against a member of Congress a day earlier.<p>On Wednesday morning, as the controversy over his call to the wife of …

Donald Trump

Soon, a lot of Americans will need a passport to travel within the US

The rules for flying within the United States might change for a large number of Americans, according to a TSA.gov announcement. The REAL ID bill …

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

Travel

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Marijuana could get more expensive after California wildfires wiped out a year's supply of weed

Marijuana could get more expensive after a series of massive fires in Northern California wiped out as much as a year's supply for some industry growers.<p>Nearly two dozen wildfires spread through the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and six others last week, destroying an estimated 5,700 structures, and …

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street

Nine things cruise newbies need to know before walking the gangplank | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

First-time cruisers have a lot to wrap their heads around. There are hundreds of cruise lines out there, and sifting through the options – like the …

The Rules You Need To Know When Airlines Lose Your Luggage

It's more than you might think.<p>When an airline loses your luggage, it’s never fun. But smart travelers can end up collecting major cash after such instances if they follow the correct protocol.<p>You should know that <b>on flights within the U.S., airlines are legally required to reimburse you up to</b> …

Clean with the power of ultrasound by using the Sonic Soak

Cleanliness has never looked so sleek. Much to the delight of clean freaks everywhere, there’s a new standard when it comes to removing dirt, grime, …

Cleaning

Virgin America Will Soon Be Gone Forever, and We Know Its Final Day

The beloved airline's days are numbered.<p>Virgin America will cease to exist on April 25, 2018, when all of the airline’s flights will switch over to …