Traci Buchanan

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The curse behind cheap gas in the US

To hear him tell it, "Let's face it; Republicans don't like to hear good news right now." And while cheap fuel is indeed something that millions of households and businesses are happy about, including Republicans, many would doubt that Obama is to thank. Meanwhile, businesses in the oil and gas …

Alabama Library to Enforce Jail Time for Overdue Books

Returning a book late at the local library usually gets you a scolding by the librarian, or maybe your permit revoked for repeat offenses, but …

9 Surprising American Airlines Routes You May Not Know About

Feeling adventurous and have some AAdvantage award miles to spare? From the Amazon Jungle to Scotland’s largest city, here are the nine of the most …

Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sex; CDC urges condom use

Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.<p><i>[Zika and sex: Seven key things you need to know about the case in Dallas]</i><p>The case adds a troubling new dimension to a …

Public Health

Largest Solar System Ever Discovered Dwarfs Our Own

A huge alien world orbits 600 billion miles (1 trillion kilometers) from its host star, making its solar system the largest one known, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers have found the parent star for a gas-giant exoplanet named 2MASS J2126, which was previously thought to be a "rogue" world flying …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

10 Stunning Hidden Paradises From Around The World

You’ve heard of the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, and Venezuela’s Angel Falls; you’ve probably even heard of more obscure natural wonders, …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

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How To Refresh The Foot Of Your Bed With Style – 15 Inspiring Ideas

The bed and the area around it form the a high traffic space in the bedroom so it has to be organized and designed perfectly. In some parts of the …

12 Best Paint Colors for Your Foyer

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

Self-Imposed Deadlines Don’t Stop Procrastination. Here’s What Might.

A “soft” deadline could help, but better yet to find something meaningful in the task.<p>Mark Twain advised people never to put off until tomorrow what they can put off until the day after, and a lot of us listen. Estimates suggest that 15% to 20% of all people are chronic procrastinators, and that …

Procrastination

19 Insanely Clever Products That Prove We're Living In The Future

BRB, time to ride my hoverboard to the Dippin' Dots parlor. Thanks to this Quora thread.

10 Driving Hacks That Will Make You King Of The Road

Driving game: strong. That's you. After reading this. When you've risen to the challenge, check out the Honda Fit. It'll be waiting.

52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home

Time to get your life together! These are the quick, cheap tips that don't entail remodeling or custom-building expensive furniture pieces to gain precious storage space.

Small-Scale Living Tips and Tricks for Every Teeny Home

Tim Cuppett Architects<p><b>Planning your space</b><br>From tiny one-room studios to railroad apartments, not all small spaces are created equal – get a handle on …

Tour Nottoway Plantation, South's Largest Remaining Antebellum Mansion

Pssst: <i>Postcards From The Porch</i>, the BNOTP newsletter will be going out tomorrow. If you aren’t currently subscribed, you can subscribe HERE (it’s …

Falling for Color: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange

With Halloween right around the corner I just had to grab the opportunity to give some love to one of my favorite hues: pumpkin orange. The key to …

12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home for Fall

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the crisp fall air comes a natural desire to cozy up at home with warm drinks, fluffy throws and the glow of candles. It's also a time of year when you might want to entertain more. By making a few smart purchases and, if you're feeling crafty, doing a project …

Before And After: How The Philippines Recovered From The Worst Storm In History (PHOTOS)

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to hit land. When it tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, it left untold tragedy and devastation in its wake -- more than 7,000 people lost their lives or went missing, and 1.1 million homes were destroyed.<p>One year later, the debris has …

Weekend Roundup: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Is the World Dividing into Blocs Again?

The world is at a tipping point. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing rise of China and other emerging economies, fragile institutions -- the Asia Pacific Economic Community summit taking place in Beijing and the G-20 in a few days in Brisbane -- are trying to hold …

10 Celebrity Homes With Kitchens That Will Make You Jealous

From Alec Baldwin to Emmy Rossum, these stars know how to turn up the heat when it comes to kitchen design.<p>Where your favorite stars cook, eat and entertain.

Kitchens

10 Home Decorating Ideas That Are Either Genius Or Plain Stupid

<b>When it comes to decorating your home there's nothing like sorting it out yourself. It gives you a sense of satisfaction that you just wouldn't get</b> …

Artist Kat O'Sullivan Turns Home into Psychedelic Street Art

Artist Kat O’Sullivan purchased a dilapidated 1840s home in New York, to be not only her place of residence but also her muse for her various …

Psychedelia

9 Daring Colors for Your Front Door

I’m a firm believer that you can paint your front door just about any color you like and make it work. It’s all a matter of coordinating the door …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

Kitchen of the Week: Taking Over a Hallway to Add Needed Space

“Hallways are dead space,” says interior designer Harmony Weihs. When designing this renovated kitchen, she knew that between the permit process and …

Guest Picks: Kitchen Dreaming

Felix French Cafe Style Bar Stool, Metallic Polished Steel<p>These Tolix-style stools are great to have on hand around a counter or an island. Their …