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Man Turns Empty Cement Factory Into The Most Magical Home

Ricardo Bofill knows a thing or two about home improvement.<p>The Spanish architect has spent decades converting an old cement factory outside Barcelona into the airy, plant-covered home of his dreams. Inside and out, the complex is nothing short of stunning:<p>After purchasing the factory, Bofill and …

Living Rooms

16 Dog Breeds Anyone Who Lives In An Apartment Should Consider

Small pups for a small place.

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Retirement

This video of Ronald Reagan shows how much the Republican Party has changed on immigration

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump denigrated Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers and vowed to ban Muslims from coming to the United States. In his first week in office, Trump made it clear he was deadly serious about putting anti-immigrant rhetoric into practice.<p>Trump has already ordered …

Immigration

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

National Security

France blocks 24,000 cyber attacks amid fears that Russia may try to influence French presidential election

France is to beef up cyber-security amid growing fears that Russian hackers could try to influence its upcoming presidential election following claims that Moscow orchestrated US computer attacks to help Donald Trump.<p>Jean-Yves Le Drian, the defence minister, said French intelligence agencies were …

Cyber-attacks

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

Donald Trump's preposterous tweets are distracting us from his enormous conflicts of interest

Donald Trump likes to tweet, and in the weeks since his victory in the US Presidential Election he has been tweeting in a fashion which seems calculated to drive American liberals to distraction.<p>First he ordered the cast of Hamilton to apologise to his vice president, Mike Pence. Then, in response …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Psychology

9 Harry Potter Bombshells J.K. Rowling Has Dropped on Twitter

It’s been eight years since the last <i>Harry Potter</i> book was published, but the series’ author is filling the void by sharing secrets over social media

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

The highly anticipated sequels for "The Incredibles" and "Toy Story" will be swapping release dates. That now moves the "Incredibles 2" sequel up to June 15, 2018. "Toy Story 4," which brings back original director John Lasseter, has been pushed back to a June 21, 2019, release.<p>That marks the …

Walt Disney Company

I saved 50% of my income for a month — here's my best tip for saving money

After accounting for rent, utilities, and all my other fixed costs for the month, I was left with roughly $140 per week to spend on food and entertainment. While that's certainly more than enough money to live comfortably on, I had an out of town trip planned for the end of the month and didn't …

Personal Finance

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What makes Warren Buffett one of the riches people in the world? Unlike fellow billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos, he did not create a ground-breaking high-tech product. Instead, Buffett's wealth began with a series of small, simple habits that anyone can follow and that are …

Personal Finance

Trump Debate Comment Inspires #MuslimsReportStuff, And It's Very Funny

At Sunday night's presidential debate, Donald Trump unwittingly launched a new meme. In the town hall setting, a Muslim woman asked the candidates about Islamophobia.<p>Trump's response: "We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on."<p>Many have taken up the …

Presidential Debate

5 Women on What It's Like to Be Young and Arab in Paris

<i>On August 24, a group of armed police officers forced a woman to remove clothing that resembled a burkini on a beach in Nice, France. The incident not only humiliated an innocent woman, but pointed to a frightening escalation of the continued oppression of Muslim and Arab minorities in the</i> …

Toco The Cat And His Human: Growing Up Together

A tabby cat and his little human have been together since they were babies. The two share a very special friendship and are completely inseparable. …

Better To Reign In Hell: Literature's Unpunished Villains

Snidely Whiplash may have been famous for yelling, "Curses, foiled again!" And those "meddling kids" have spoiled many a villainous plot.<p>But sometimes, good doesn't win the day. Sometimes the bad guys get away with it.<p>And if we're going to talk about villains, let's talk about the biggest of the …

Comics

Nine Photos of Car Mechanics Recreating Famous Renaissance Paintings

Rembrandt with a wrench.<p>You never know when inspiration will strike. For Chicago-based professional photographer Freddy Fabris, it happened when he stumbled into an auto repair shop while helping his friend get his car fixed.<p>"Because of my painting background I've always wanted to re-create classic …

Art

Artist Perfectly Captures The Daily Struggles Of Being A Woman

Cartoonist’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood perfectly<p>Cassandra Calin’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood so …

Cassandra

This pet stylist gives animals beautiful enough hairdos to make humans jealous

Mehmet Gunes boasts a dedicated Instagram following of more than 132,000 fans - and it's not hard to see why.<p>He runs a pet styling salon in Istanbul and frequently posts videos of the pampered animals on his social media page.<p>Mr Gunes mostly grooms dogs, but cats and even guinea pigs have also made …

Pets

7 things I wish I had known about money before I graduated from college

Repaying my student loans, filing tax returns, and saving for retirement never even crossed my mind.<p>However, these are supposed to be the fundamentals of entering the "real world" — and I did not have the slightest clue about them.<p>My parents, who are immigrants, didn't teach me about them. I was …

Personal Finance

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Income Inequality

10 most commonly used Japanese words for expressing surprise

Photo from oreses on flickr.com When it comes to expressing your emotional feelings,there are many ways of expressing them. In today’s post, I would …

Language Learning

How to stay focused and make good decisions

Humans are clever creatures.<p>We thought up outer space travel, penicillin, and the internet. We’ve come a long way in the past hundred years and consider ourselves the most intelligent beings around. And yet, we make irrational decisions to this day.<p>We’d rather stay at a job where we’re unhappy than …

Harvard

This Hummingbird Is Forever Grateful To The Dog And Man Who Rescued Her

When Whittier, California resident Ed Gernon adopted his dog Rex a little over a year ago, he anticipated that he’d have to work to transition the German shepherd mix. Prior to being adopted, Rex had been a feral dog living on the mean streets, having to rely on his hunting abilities to survive. …

When the World Doesn't Care, Make Your Art Anyway

The other night I went to bed earlier than normal.<p>I wanted to wake up at least two hours before work so I could write this very post.<p>Once I publish this, either many of you will like it, or very few of you will. That's the life of an artist. When you share something, your reception is either pretty …

Social Media

‘The Bible Is Clear That God Made Man and God Made Woman’: South Carolina Megachurch Pastor Addresses N.C. ‘Transgender’ Bill

South Carolina megachurch pastor Perry Noble of Newspring Church addressed North Carolina’s controversial “transgender bathroom” bill Monday, writing on his Facebook page the five problems he has with those who say the bill is “hateful,” while suggesting three actions Christians can take in …

South Carolina

17 Photos That’ll Make Every Pet Parent Say “Same"

"I can't go out tonight, I already have plans with my dog."

Pets

What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

Cats

This Is the Biggest Mistake You’re Making With ‘Clean’ Eating

Earlier this week ConAgra (CAG) joined a growing list of Big Food companies that have said they will label products made with genetically modified …

Low Fat