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Trump launches $1.5 trillion sales pitch

His infrastructure plan is light on federal dollars and heavy on incentives for state and local spending.<p>The White House finally rolled out President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan Monday, swinging for the fences with a $1.5 trillion initiative that is light on new federal dollars …

The White House

Americans Want Prison Reform. But Does Trump?

A poll released Tuesday by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation found widespread public support for rehabilitation efforts in local …

Could the design of your bedroom help you get more sleep?

The bedroom is often a rather neglected part of the house when it comes to interior design - we may spend a third of our lives in bed, but most of us spend more of our money and energy on decorating more ‘public’ areas, such as the kitchen and sitting room. The concept of well-being in the home is, …

More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work

More than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace, according to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators.<p>The survey of 79 trans and gender-nonconforming teachers from the U.S. and Canada found that the harassment they face ranges …

LGBTQI

21 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Heard Growing Up That Affect Their Mental Health Now

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s “catchphrases” was, “I carried you in my womb for nine months, so I think you can do this one thing for …

Durable Dekton Countertops Are Taking On Quartz

We recently explored quartz, quartzite, marble, granite, concrete, and laminate countertops, but decided one counter material deserved its own deep …

Home Improvement

Workplace wellness programs aren't working, new research finds

Workplace wellness programs have two main goals: improve employees' health and lower their employers' healthcare costs. They're not very good at either, new research finds.<p>For the study, 3,300 employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were given a year of access to iThrive, a …

Succulent Garden Cookie Tutorial

Learn how to make elegant succulent garden decorated sugar cookies flecked with real gold! This is a project worth sinking your teeth into 🙂

Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase

Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase<p>Hello, Pretty Handy Girl Readers! I’m Julie from Love My Simple Home and I’m excited to be here as a …

DIY Wall Trellis Wall Art

This Wall art is so easy to make and can be used indoors or outdoors. The design is quite simple but placed on to a contrasting colored wall it …

Wall Art

How These Feng Shui Tips Will Bring You (& Your Home) a Sense of Calm Right Now

Sometimes you might feel a little bit uncomfortable at home, but you can’t seem to put your finger on why. Your layout and decor have a big impact on the overall energy of your home, which is why so many people swear by ancient Chinese feng shui principles. After all, if you could be more attuned …

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

5 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they're entertaining in a train …

Home Decorating

10 Entryway Organizers You Can DIY Right Now

Now that it’s getting chillier and you’re wearing lots of layers, you want to make sure you’ve got somewhere to put all those winter wardrobe essentials once you walk in the door. After all, you don’t want to be hanging coats on top of each other, stuffing your cozy scarves into boots, and tossing …

25 Cozy IKEA Hacks That Are Absolutely Perfect for Winter

Winter means less time frolicking outside and more time spent cozying up indoors, so it’s the perfect opportunity to give your decor a little more DIY lovin’. Easy peasy IKEA hacks can warm up your aesthetic and give all of your holiday festivities a little more sparkle, even on a budget. Old …

Decorations

15 Easy DIY Home Decor Project Ideas for Renters

Your home is what you make of it, no matter if it is just a temporary solution or a permanent stopping point. You want it to be attractive, …

10 DIY Ways to Revive Furniture With Decorative Hardware

When it comes to decorating, sometimes the beauty is in the details. As is the case with knobs, hinges, handles, and pulls. Think of them like …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

11 Projects That Prove Concrete Isn't Just for the Outdoors

If you’re looking to upgrade your interiors with cool new amenities like seating, sleek surfaces, lighting, and accessories, you may already have the …

DIY

A major blind spot in animal testing is endangering the lives of women

Animal studies are the backbone of medical and scientific research. Because of animal testing, humans have developed vaccinations for smallpox, nearly eradicated polio, discovered chemotherapy, and made countless other innovations across the medical spectrum. But there’s a major flaw in the way we …

A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease

The app uses an AI system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos<p>A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens that, when fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app, can give a preliminary diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy, reports <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>. Diabetic retinopathy is the most …

Machine Learning

13 Small Space Living Hacks That Can Work in Any Size Home

Vertical gardens and multi-purpose furniture are about to change your life.<p>If there's any trend we won't be escaping any time soon, it's downsizing. Tiny homes are a national phenomenon, and the lifestyle changes associated with low-impact living — from composting to conscientiously tidying up — …

Small Spaces

Sunglasses won't cut it: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems.<p>On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century.<p>We’ll all be tempted to …

University of Washington

Elon Musk's NY-DC hyperloop plan has White House in the loop

Commentary: The Boring Company founder says the government gave its blessing for an East Coast Hyperloop. He just somehow failed to get it in writing.<p>Elon Musk is apparently chatting with the Trump administration about his favorite futuristic transit project. But don't get too excited about an East …

Elon Musk

Netflix launches new 'interactive shows' that let viewers dictate the story

Netflix is putting a new spin on the old Gamebook genre.<p>Today the company announced that it’s launching an all-new interactive format that ultimately turns viewers into legitimate storytellers. In comparison to standard television, these so-called interactive shows put the viewers in charge, …

Plotagraph Your Still Images To Life In Photoshop [On Budget]

I came across something really cool and I just wanted to share with you.<p>​It’s called Plotagraph.<p>​Kind of reminds me of the movie Harry Potter where …

Tutorials

This Weekly To-Do List Setup Is Low-Key Genius

It will either inspire you or stress you out.

Productivity

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

Immigration

Why opioid overdose deaths seem to happen in spurts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Drug deaths in America sometimes seem to come in groups; just look at Ohio.<p>At least 14 people died of opioid overdoses in Cuyahoga County over the weekend, CNN affiliate WEWS reported.<p>Already this year, more than 60% of the autopsies conducted at the Montgomery County Coroner's office in …

Medicine