Peggy Hill

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5 Website Design Elements Diminishing Your Brand Credibility

A positive user-experience with your brand online is a critical component to your company's credibility. In a study from Econsultancy, almost 50% of users expressed an overall less positive perception of a company after one bad onsite experience. Generally speaking, customers that grow frustrated …

Marketing

The Top 13 Home Decor Trends You Must Know for 2017

As seasons change, so do home decor trends, and the 2017 trend forecast will give you a whole lot to look forward to. Utility meets sustainability as more and more rooms integrate elements from the outdoors with a practical purpose. Think cork walls, plenty of plant life and organic materials in …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

Choosing a Coordinated Color Scheme for Your Home

A fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to bring new color to your home. But if you’re planning a major remodel, you have an opportunity to retool …

Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopian protest runner lands in the US

<b>Ethiopian Olympian Feyisa Lilesa, who said he wanted to seek asylum after making an anti-government gesture in Rio, has arrived in the US.</b><p>The marathon runner crossed the line in second place with his arms above his head in solidarity with Oromo activists who are staging protests in Ethiopia.<p>He …

Africa

5 Home-Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

Make your house stand out.<p>By Rachel Ross<p>Published: 2016.08.22 11:57 AM<p>photo: courtesy of George Chan<p>Staging a home is a popular, proven method to …

Thyroid problems linked to risk of sudden cardiac death

<b>(CNN) —</b> You owe a lot to your thyroid.<p>The small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck produces the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which help control many activities in your body, from how quickly you burn calories to how fast your heart beats.<p>However, when the gland is underactive (a …

There is a possible link between car exhausts and Alzheimer's

Iron is known to be toxic to brain cells, and tiny magnetic iron particles (magnetite) are thought to be involved in the development of neurological disorders. Now, for the first time, we have identified the abundant presence of these highly reactive particles in human brains.<p>Previous studies have …

Particles

Ethiopian marathoner makes political protest at finish line

With the eyes of the world upon him, Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa used the stage of Sunday’s Olympic marathon to daringly protest his own …

Ethiopia's battle for land reforms could lead to civil war: opposition leader

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mass street protests that saw dozens of people shot by Ethiopian security forces over the weekend could spill into civil war if the government fails to reform land use policies, a veteran Ethiopian opposition politician has warned.<p>Merera Gudina, leader of the …

Africa

Gardening: 14 small gardens that are easy to copy

There is nothing better than a garden, no matter how big or how small your home is. Being able to have a breath of fresh air or a touch of greenery …

Landscaping

'No one leaves anymore'. How Ethiopia's restored drylands offer hope

Migration is no longer the only option for many young Ethiopians, as careful restoration revives livelihoods on eroded and deforested land<p>Kahsay Gebretsadik was arrested at 5am in Saudi Arabia. As an illegal immigrant with no papers he knew this was the end of his stay.<p>After 15 days in prison, …

Scores of families leave besieged Aleppo under Russia-Damascus plan

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 150 civilians, mostly women and children, left besieged eastern parts of Aleppo through a safety zone that Moscow and its Syrian ally say they have set up to evacuate people trapped in opposition-held areas.<p>Syrian state television on Saturday showed scores of mostly …

Middle East

Green shoe brand helps Ethiopia walk tall on global stage

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brightly colored shoes, boots and sandals, handmade in Ethiopia, nestle in tyres and wooden pallets hung with ropes on the white walls of this former butcher’s shop in Gràcia, a fashionably bohemian district of Barcelona.<p>On a warm weekday afternoon, trade is …

How to Hang Drapes: Some Tricks And Decor Ideas

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