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Loft beds – Maximizing Space Since Their Clever Inception

Loft beds are similar to bunk beds in structure except for the missing bottom bunk. They are very appreciated features in micro homes as well as in …

Interior Design

EU Referendum Deal Britain's 'Last Chance,' European Leaders Tell David Cameron

David Cameron is facing demands from other European Union leaders that a "no second chance" agreement be written into his new membership deal for …

Exact Replica of the Titanic Will Set Sail in 2018

If you've ever fantasized about what life on the Titanic was like, you may get the chance to experience it firsthand, as an exact replica of the historic ship is scheduled to set sail in the near future. The Australia-based company Blue Star Line is planning to recreate the original vessel using …

Titanic

Conservative councillors call for David Cameron to campaign for Brexit

Tory councillors have told David Cameron that he risks splitting the Conservative party unless he campaigns for Britain to leave the European Union.<p>More than 130 councillors have written to the prime minister saying he must accept his renegotiation with Brussels had failed to achieve what had been …

European Union

With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon …

Forests

Modern Kitchen Countertops from Unusual Materials: 30 Ideas

Modern kitchen countertops are being made from more and more unusual and unique materials. Some natural materials, some synthetic, some composites. …

Home Improvement

Acre Designs Wants To Change The Way We Buy And Build Houses

Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials may be different, but most builders haven’t really kept up with the times. Y Combinator-backed Acre Designs wants to change this by building zero-energy …

Housing

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Renters: White walls are your greatest decorating asset

Good news, renters. White is in. When two major paint companies, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, chose shades of white for their pick of 2016 (Simply White and Alabaster, respectively), your plain, unpaintable walls became your greatest asset.<p>“White makes the space look bigger,” says Pamela …

Home Decorating

8 Stylish Home Libraries Every Bibliophile Will Love

Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.<p>Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.

How Music Changes Your Behavior At Home

What happens when a music-deprived home is suddenly flooded with tunes? More sex, for starters.<p>Well, here you are once again, staring at a screen. It’s okay, we all do it. Constantly. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re sitting in a room with somebody else who is also gazing into the blue light …

Rare rise in number of homes for sale - but it's not enough to satisfy huge demand

A survey by Rics suggests that demand from buy-to-let investors is pushing up prices, as a mortgage monitor records highest number of monthly house purchase approvals since October 2007<p>There has been a rare increase in the number of properties for sale, but this is doing little to staunch demand …

Articles about strikingly minimal home built less six months on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...<p>Two West Coast transplants, priced out of …

San Francisco

At least six children killed in French school bus crash

A school bus has crashed into a truck in France, killing at least six children, police have said, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two dead.<p>The head-on collision with a lorry carrying rubble happened at 7.15am local time on Thursday near Rochefort in the western …

Road Safety

Crackdown on 'one third discounts' for criminals who admit guilt

Offenders will have to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity to secure the biggest discount on their jail sentence under new proposals<p>A new crackdown on soft justice has been announced by the Government’s official sentencing advisers, with new restrictions on when criminals can claim a one-third …

UK weather: Skiers take to Cumbrian mountains as England wakes up to widespread frost

A frosty start will make way for sunshine across much of England with scattered showers moving in across parts of the north and south west<p>Much of the country woke up to widespread frost and below freezing temperatures on Thursday as a cold snap gripped the UK.<p>Temperatures plunged overnight and …

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Says Police Should Not Believe 'Unconditionally' Alleged Victims Of Historical Sex Abuse

Alleged victims of historical sex abuse should not automatically be believed by police, Britain's most senior police officer has said after a storm …

Syria peace talks to start in Munich as 50,000 flee Aleppo fighting

Foreign ministers from the US, Russia and the Syria contact group gather in Munich for a new round of Syria talks on Thursday as the Red Cross said a recent Russia-backed military offensive near Aleppo province had displaced some 50,000 people.<p>“It is estimated that around 50,000 people have been …

Middle East

How to Get Rid of Turmeric Stains on Your Dishes, Linens, Counters, and Fingers

You made a batch of turmeric tea to chase away a cold and poured the golden mixture into a favorite, pale-colored mug. Or you served turmeric soup in a white bowl, or wiped up a slick of curry with a light dish towel, or peeled fresh turmeric for a smoothie. <b>And now your linens, your dishes, your</b> …

Turmeric

It's Not Valentine's Day Without Molten Chocolate Cake

When love is in the air, chocolate will be on our plates—preferably in molten cake form. We talk BA's Best Molten Chocolate Cake and more on this week's Valentine's Day-themed foodcast episode.<p>For all our kvetching about celebrating Valentine's Day, when it comes down to it, we actually kind of …

Dessert

Cake, Cake, Give Me Cake!

1<p>Not a lot beats chocolate cake... especially this one. Layers of rich, moist chocolate sponge drizzled with coffee syrup and sandwiches with cocoa …