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Black And White Bathrooms: Design Ideas, Decor And Accessories

When we plan for the design and decoration of our home, the bathroom is not something that instantly comes to mind. Often, it is one of the last …

Associated Press News

What's next in the Malaysia Flight 370 investigation

Monday's announcement by the Malaysian government that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crashed into the Indian Ocean does little to solve the mystery of what happened to that ill-fated flight. It may be many years before any answers emerge on how 239 passengers and crewmembers died in the …

Associated Press News

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …

Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico

Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.<p>Under pressure from Hispanic politicians, Mr Obama last week announced a review of his administration's deportation policy, promising to …


Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.<p>This image, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the M5.3 class solar flare that peaked on July 4, 2012, at …

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

A Great Post from Kimmy G. at Crossfit Center City

Kimmy<p><b>I Can’t Believe I’m Telling You This</b><p><b>By Kimmy G.</b><p>Reasons not to write this: 5,173,174,545,478,190,364<p><b>Reasons to share my story: 1</b><p><b>Reason</b>: I’m not …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions With A Little Help From Your Home!

It is that time of the year again when you start pondering what happened with the <b>New Year’s resolutions</b> that you chalked up last year and why you …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Health insurance numbers creep up on Obamacare exchanges

About 365,000 people have managed to get health insurance on the new state and federal websites so far, federal officials announced Wednesday. The numbers are just a trickle compared to what officials had forecast and hoped for, but show that the balky federal website is better than it was at …

Health Care

How to Achieve a Tuscan Style

Relaxed and rich Tuscan style is based on the Old World style of decorating. Originating in, no surprise here, Tuscany, the style exemplifies the …

Interior Design

The big reveal of Meg & Josh's Mudroom renovation! --> Whether you have been following along with Meg and Josh's mudroom renovation diary or are brand new to the project, today is the day! The big moment has finally come: all the work is complete, and it's time to take a look at the finished space...

12 of the Coolest Kids' Spaces We've Ever Seen

Happy Living Rooms

See fun, cheerful spaces.<p>Round shapes, pops of color, and layers of embellishments help give these living rooms their fun, cheerful style.

Old Barn Converted Into A Contemporary Home Designed For Entertainment

When converting an old building into something else, the whole idea is to change most of its design and structure so that it suits the needs of its …


Relaxing Bedroom Colors for Your Interior

What makes a <b>bedroom relaxing</b>? Is it decor that conjures memories of a trip to a luxury hotel? Is it opulent textiles in designer finishes? Is it the …

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

Interior Design

A Modern New York Loft Apartment

A wide-open space made comfortable.<p>With large-scale wallpaper, small furniture groupings, and fun pattern, interior designer Steven Sclaroff makes a wide-open New York loft feel like home. For more decorating ideas read an interview with the designer.

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

Mise en Place: Kitchen Tool Drawer Organizers

Whenever we peruse the sites of high-end European specialist kitchen makers, we find ourselves obsessing over the elaborate built-in drawer storage …

An Island-Inspired House in Oslo, Norway

Tropical style in Scandinavia.<p>Interior designer Nicolette Horn brings a bit of the Bahamas into her Scandinavian home. Palm trees, tropical colors, and seashells give a sense of endless light on the shortest of days.

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

3 Ways to Add Surprise Colorful Details to Your Home

Bright colors and patterns can be a great way to add personality and style to your home, but including them in large quantities can seem …

Interior Design

Modern Blend of Yellow Cubic Volumes: House A&J in Eindhoven

Displaying an intriguing yellow exterior, <b>House A&J</b> is a compact modern residence envisioned by CKX architecten in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The …

A New York Apartment with Amazing Modern Art and Stunning Details

Fluted walls, textured floors, and more.<p>Fluted walls, textured floors, and the most comfortable sofa — the secret to Phoebe and James Howard's stunning design is all in the details.