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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the “necessity for the new” by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike …

The Number One Way To Create Value In Any Marketplace

In an era when we can push a button on our phones to summon a driver, why is shopping for a television still a nightmare? I doubt that there is a …

Marketing

Water found in stardust suggests life is universal

A sprinkling of stardust is as magical as it sounds. The dust grains that float through our solar system contain tiny pockets of water, which form …

Extreme Power of Black Hole Revealed - Astronomers have used…

Extreme Power of Black Hole Revealed - Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known. The black hole has created enormous structures in the hot gas surrounding it and prevented trillions of stars from forming.<p>The black hole is in a galaxy cluster named RX J1532.9+3021 (RX J1532 for short), located about 3.9 billion light years from Earth. The image here is a composite of X-ray data from Chandra …

Why You Really Need to Sleep More

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>All right.</b> We honestly don't mean to bring up sleep this early in the morning, likely soon after you've woken up, likely from an unfulfilling night's sleep. We know the pain that can bring. But we'd like to take a moment to argue on behalf of …

Sleep

10 Eating Rules French Children Know (But Most Americans Don't)

How the French eat, age, dress, raise their children and live in general is a real talking point these days. So, as an American mother of three …

Codes of Conduct

How to set your winter fitness goals

<b>Source: Web exclusive, November 2009</b><p>Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors this winter. Instead, <b>take up an exciting winter sport that will make</b> …

Inspirational Leadership Turns Employee Cynicism Around, Study Finds

The antidote to employee cynicism is an inspirational leader, according to a recent study.<p>This is important to know, considering cynicism makes people resistant to change, noted researchers from University of Toronto, the University of Buffalo and George Mason University. However, having a leader …

Small House in Ukraine Displaying a Fascinating Blend of Materials and Textures

This charming contemporary small house was especially designed by <b>Kvartal Studio Group</b> for a young family in Odessa, Ukraine. Displaying warmth …

28 Delicious Whole Wheat Pasta Dishes

Even when you're eating healthy sometimes you NEED PASTA.

Italian Food

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

Living Rooms

Spring-Mounted Bike Pedals That Go Easy On Your Joints

Biking to and from work every day can do wonders for your health and physique, but it's not all a bed of roses. Using pedals that clip to your shoes …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

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3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Winter Workout: Strengthening Moves for Skiing, Snowboarding, and Ice Skating

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>Look hot from behind and smokin' on the slopes with this all-in-one abs-, butt-, and thigh-blaster. "The same drills …

Workouts

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The Five-Dollar Dinner: It's Possible...And Good

It happens every year. We hit the perfect storm of holiday travel, gift shopping, and suddenly everyone gets engaged. Everything costs money. Oh, and …

Chris Webber's Three Keys to Heat-Hawks Game Are Absolutely Perfect

Link to Media<p>LeBron wake up.<p>LeBron get on bus.<p>LeBron show up to game.<p>Those were NBA TV analyst Chris Webber's keys to the game for the Miami Heat against the Atlanta Hawks. Webber's analysis looks to be on point when you consider the way LeBron James has been playing this season.<p>After Tuesday …

Basketball

29 Notebooks That Will Absolutely Inspire You

Can't you just feel your ideas bubbling away already?

Etsy

15 Famous Actors Who Voiced Video Game Characters

It’s not uncommon to come across a familiar voice while playing a video game—but it's sometimes hard to tell if that’s because you’re listening to a …

Star Trek

Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a warm Sunday in September, stylish men and women lined up on a street in New York City's Meatpacking District to see a preview of the fall/winter collection of Frank & Oak, an ecommerce startup for menswear. It was the brand's first …

Urban Outfitters Blames Drop In Sales On 'Missed Fashion Calls' And 'Off-Pitch Marketing'

Ted Marlow, CEO of the Urban Outfitters division, attributed the brand's disappointing performance to "missed fashion calls, off-pitch marketing and poor creative execution."<p>"In a word, we came up short," Marlow said Monday on a call with analysts.<p>Specifically, one category where Urban …

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