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Incoming Google Play Store update brings a handful of design changes

An update to the Google Play Store should be making its way to a device near you sometime soon, and will bring along a few design changes. Google’s own Kirill Grouchnikov teased today on Google+ that an update to the Play Store should be in our hands shortly. In fact, the hashtag Grouchnikov used …

Android News

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up

Businessman Xiong Shuihua said he had ‘more money than he knew what to do with’<p>A kind-hearted millionaire returned to the village where he was born to build free luxury homes for all of the residents.<p>Xiong Shuihua spent millions transforming the community, bulldozing wooden huts and replacing them …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

Creative Photos Reimagine Adorable Toddlers as Senior Citizens

It’s a universal truth that kids are adorable doing just about anything—and that includes taking on the appearances of senior citizens. California-based photographer Zachary Scott proved this by transforming six toddlers into elderly versions of themselves for a series of photo illustrations for …

Cute

Enchanting Portraits of Fairytale Scenes Featuring Wild Animals

Moscow-based photographer Darya Kondratyeva reinterprets spellbinding tales of enchantment in her beautiful portraits of young women and their animal companions. Inspired by the stories of figures like Little Red Riding Hood, Gretel, and <i>Brave</i>’s Merida, the photographer transports the viewer to …

Animals

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

11 Flower Hacks to Make the Prettiest Arrangement Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

5 Diet Fads, Debunked

Do all the diets your friends swear by actually make a difference on the scale? We asked the experts.<p><b>1) Paleo</b><p><b>The Hype:</b> Eating like a caveman—that is, yes to meats and organs (!), seafood, game, nuts, seeds, seasonal fruits and leafy greens, no to grains, legumes, dairy, and processed foods—is the …

Why You Need to Rethink Your White Walls NOW

Don't be afraid to go dark and dramatic.<p>Don't be afraid to go dark and dramatic. These rooms will inspire you to update your space.

10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them)

DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcomebut they're ready for an update.<p>DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcome—but they're ready for an update.

Enchanting Farmhouse Design in the Heart of Texas by Magnolia Homes

Chip and Joanna from <b>Magnolia Homes</b> shared photos of their home with readers worldwide, which is how we found out about this enchanting farmhouse in …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Why You'll Want a New Bed After You See These Rooms

Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the British Academy …

Jake Gyllenhaal has major plans post-Toronto

TORONTO — Consider <i>Nightcrawler</i> a success. The buzz on Jake Gyllenhaal's latest low-budget wonder is solid, with positive word of mouth and many critics impressed by the actor's rendering of a down-on-his-luck Millennial who will go to any lengths to succeed at a job prowling the streets of Los …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement