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12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

When you are in the market for a new place to live, it helps to remember the golden rule of real estate: You’re not just buying or renting a home — you are also buying into and becoming a part of a neighborhood<p>As anyone who’s moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There …

Ray Rice's wife: Husband told truth, denies NFL's 'ambiguous' claim

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay are speaking out for the first time since Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for assault — joining Matt Lauer for exclusive interviews airing Monday and Tuesday on TODAY.<p>Update: Watch Janay Rice's full interview and see Ray …

6 Major Mistakes You Make Ironing

Here's how to not destroy your favorite clothes—or your appliance.<p><b>1. Ironing fabrics that are too dry.</b>Wrinkles are easier to remove from fabrics that are slightly damp. If it's not convenient to iron garments as you take them from the dryer, use the spray feature of your iron to mist and soften …

Tap Water

5 Mansions With Major Dream House Potential

They might not be the prettiest homes on the block, but they're certainly affordable.<p>For anyone who gets weak in the knees over the idea of a fixer-upper, this is for you: All these five mansions, featured on Zillow, need are a little love and care to transform them back to their former glory. With …

Living Rooms

Weekend Spotlight: Michael Kors’s Life at the Top

After a day spent obsessing about color, texture, and ornament, what would you want to come home to? For fashion designer Michael Kors, the answer is …

Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Give Us A Teaser

The show doesn’t air until January 11, but repeat Golden Globes hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are back with a quick teaser to get us amped about the fact that they’re back for one more round.<p>NBC released the 35-second promo this weekend, and a glammed up Fey and Poehler talk about what they’ll be …

Million-Dollar Florida Home Built on Wrong Lot

Don't even try to beat this couple's building nightmare story.<p><i>Daytona Beach News-Journal</i><p>If you're looking for a new real estate nightmare, this should do it: A couple found out that their custom five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home with ocean views was built on the wrong lot. Mark and Brenda …

If you wanna go to deep space, as NASA does, you gotta have lots of plutonium, which NASA doesn't.

A ‘hot cell’ at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where plutonium is processed. Photo: Alexandra Witze<p>In the journal <i>Nature,</i> Alexandra Witze writes about …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Should you use antivirus software on your Android?

A while back, Jesper Jensen from Denmark wrote in to the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast with a question about antivirus software for Android, specifically, …

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Skin Care

John Legend's Mid-Century Hollywood Hills Home Is On The Market

The 2,000-square-foot escape is where John Legend recorded his latest album--and now you make this home your own.<p><i>Craig Barritt / Roger Davies/Architectural Digest</i><p>Last year, John Legend raved to <i>Architectural Digest</i> about his mid-century Hollywood home, but it appears the honeymoon's worn off: …

George Clooney

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

All The Best Images From NASA's Black Hole Friday

In a proud and noble tradition stretching back a whole two years, NASA yesterday did Black Hole Friday, rather than just flogging a few Apollo …

Black Holes

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …