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19 Genius Health Tips Lazy People Will Appreciate

Working hard or hardly working?

Venus and Jupiter will appear to collide this week in a spectacular nighttime show

<i>This post has been corrected</i>.<p>Over the last month, Venus and Jupiter have gradually converged in the night sky. Tonight, June 30, is the main event: They will pass within a third of a degree of each other, allowing you to cover them both with the same finger.<p>The two planets will then stay within two …


Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Earth Science

Search for deadly asteroids must be accelerated to protect Earth, say experts

Campaigners including Brian May and Lord Rees are marking Asteroid Day by raising awareness of the the threat posed to the planet by speeding space rocks<p>The search for deadly asteroids that could slam into Earth must be speeded up 100-fold to help protect the future of life on Earth, according to …


Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …


Aristelle Font Family from My Creative Land

Aristelle, a beautifully hand-lettered script font with lots of Open Type features.<p>Type designer Elena Genova of foundry My Creative Land has …

14 Things You'll Definitely Find in Your Mom's House

So many pictures of yourself.<p><b>1. Ceramic roosters</b><p>...everywhere. We're not sure when roosters became the universal mascot for motherhood, but they'll always remind us of home.<p><b>2. Decorative bowls</b><p>Where does she get all of those bowls? Bowls for nuts, bowls for candy, bowls for potpourri. Deep in the …


21 of the funniest Absolutely Fabulous lines of all time

Nothing cheers us up more than looking at the most absurd and funniest Ab Fab quotes ever.<p>And now, after over 20 years, <i>Absolutely Fabulous</i> is coming …

The Psychology Behind Designing Corporate Spaces

Let’s be honest, designing corporate spaces is all about the bottom line. Traditionally companies would save money by buying the cheapest furniture …

Articles about 8 impressive australian renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>Melbourne architect and designer Travis Walton elevates a rustic retreat with a strategic combination of recycled wood, concrete,...<p>A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 …


6 Surefire Ways to Eliminate Stress During the Workday

Are you feeling stressed right now? Stop and take one of these simple steps.<p>You've heard it many times, including in this column: Stress is bad. It can damage your brain, screw up your health, travel from person to person, and even kill you. Our modern workplaces are great at creating stress and …


5 Ways Your Daily Routine Would Be Incredibly Hard in Space

Chris Hadfield

Remarkable 240-Year-Old Doll Automaton Can Write Actual Programmable Text

Designed and constructed in the 1770s, this extraordinary little doll is actually a self-operating machine that's believed by some to be one of the oldest examples of a computer. Known as “The Writer,” the automaton was built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in order to entertain …


Large Hadron Collider ramps up to shed light on dark matter

LHC will run at nearly double its previous energy, smashing protons to open up the subatomic world and look for more varieties of Higgs boson<p>Researchers on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva are making final preparations to restart the giant underground machine and with it their quest to …


51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …


Spock actor Leonard Nimoy wrote inspiring letter to victim of racism

A moving note by the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy to a mixed-race teenager has resurfaced online<p>An inspiring letter by <b>Leonard Nimoy</b> to a teenage victim of racism <b>has resurfaced online</b>.<p>The moving message, which appeared in American teen magazine Fave in 1968, is a response to a letter by the …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …


Readers' Real Home Makeover Ideas

Reader-tested tips to update a room.<p>We asked you to post ideas for transforming a room on House Beautiful's Facebook page. Here are some favorites.

Living Rooms

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

Living Rooms

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It’s Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

Landscape Photography