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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

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Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a …

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Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary

I’ve always been in love with luminaries. They are very easy to create and the results are so visually stunning that I could stare at them for hours. …

No Sew Clutch Wallet | DIY

It is no secret I love a good do-it-yourself project that involves power tools or a sewing machine. Most of the projects on Always Rooney are a bit …

A Ridiculously Easy Way to Make Custom Canvas Wall Art

Let’s get real. Painting is not for everyone. Canvases, however, are. If you’re not a Frida Kahlo, you can still create some awesome wall art using canvases. Today we’re decorating our walls with fabric-covered canvases. These are incredibly easy yet they look professional and classy.<p><b>Materials:</b> – …

Wooden Mosaic Wall Art DIY

Hiya! It's Mandi here, from Making Nice in the Midwest. Sometimes window shopping can be frustrating. But other times, window shopping can cause …

DIY Pocket Book

I’m a note-aholic. I have a collection of notebooks in different sizes, materials and thickness. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy yet another …

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17 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Walls

Your walls will have never looked so good.<p>Give any room a fresh look with these simple projects for personalized wall art.

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Turn a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful storage space<p>Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful …

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"hidden storage" books

We have a lot of books - many of which we haven't read. We collected a lot of pretty hard cover books for the wedding (we used them with our center …

Archaeologists identify 67-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast

Archaeologists have identified a 67-year-old shipwreck revealed during low tide on New Year's Day in the waters off northeast Florida.<p>The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program confirmed that the ship is the Bermuda-based Deliverance, which wrecked in 1947 off Ponte Vedra Beach.<p>Low tides …

Fukushima Families Return to Homes in 'Hot Zone'

The completion of decontamination work allowed residents of a small part of the Fukushima exclusion zone to return home Tuesday, just over three years after they were forced into exile.<p>The reopening of the Miyakoji area of Tamura, a city inland from the wrecked nuclear station, marks a tiny step …

Russia Increases Gas Prices in Ukraine as Ultra-Nationalists Turn Violent in Kiev

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian gas company Gazprom announced today that it will hike up oil prices in Ukraine by more than …

Elaborate 6th-Century Mosaics Unearthed in Israel

The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery with intact mosaics covering the floor have been unearthed in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday.<p>The Byzantine complex — which was discovered near Hura, a Bedouin village in the northern Negev Desert — measures 65 feet by …

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NATO suspends ties with Russia, urges international law compliance

NATO foreign ministers suspended civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and ordered plans for bolstering defenses in Eastern Europe to show the Kremlin that it will protect allies in the region from any further Russian aggression, alliance sources told news agencies in Brussels.<p>In …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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A CLEVER DESIGNED HOME IN JAPAN | THE STYLE FILES

This narrow house in a cul-de-sac in Itami, Japan, was a challenge for architecture firm Tato Architects but they managed to build a very clever …

A Manhattan Apartment With a Harmony of Blues

In sky blue, midnight, and more.<p>Sky blue, powder blue, midnight, and navy breathe fresh life into a Manhattan apartment. "The Color Whisperer" Amanda Nisbet works her magic to design a space that's inviting, sparkling, and exciting.

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist <b>Jonas Dahlberg</b> …

Before & After: A Plain Jane House Gets a Mind-Blowing Makeover

I consider myself a more or less competent person. I’m very good at some things and just <i>okay</i> at others. I’m not exactly Julia Child, but I’m able to …

DIY Anthropologie Chalkboard Spice Jars

I’ve been eyeing these cute little white jars at Anthropologie for a while (ok, I’ve actually been eyeing a million things at Antro). After seeing …

Make Your Own Tree Swing

Our first house in Springfield had a huge Oak tree in our wild, rambling backyard so I made Sebastian a tree swing once he was big enough to enjoy …

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DIY Project: Tiered Hanging Pots

When you collect as many things as I do, floor and table space can quickly become precious commodities. Having shelves full of plants is just not …

Make it Modern: DIY Two-Tone Sail Rope Hammock

This might be the perfect summer project. Weaving is an amazing way to relax. The repetition and handiwork are incredibly cathartic—and when you’re …

TUTORIAL :: How to makeover a boring stool - We Are Scout

I’m guilty of stopping to check out what people are discarding on council collection days. Roxy’s refrain from the back seat is always “Oh …

Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...