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DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

How to build a better taco

Around age 25, I realized I loved tacos more than any other food. I'd like to believe that the innate glory of the taco revealed itself to me, like some kind of divine tortilla-wrapped vision, and that a couple of trips to Mexico broadened my horizons. But who really knows.<p>Eight years and a literal …

Make Your Own DIY Hammock Swing - Quiet Corner

There is no better symbol of relaxation than the hammock swing. Follow our instructions on making an overhand knot hammock swing, then get a book and …

Crafting

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Ultimately, the golden rule for fans of sweet treats is to make quality the priority.<p>Despite what many people think, a sweet tooth can be compatible …

Millions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdown

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> China's millions of migrant workers are bearing the brunt of the country's ongoing economic slowdown as strikes and worker protests reach record levels, new statistics reveal.<p>According to the most recent annual report from China's National Bureau of Statistics, more than 2.7 …

The Observer view on Barack Obama’s role in bringing peace to Syria | Observer editorial

The American president must use all means possible to get Vladimir Putin on board<p>Just when it seemed it could not get any worse, it did. Syria’s partial “cessation of hostilities”, on which shaky hopes of peace rest, rapidly unravelled last week. Amid a suddenly mounting toll of dead and injured …

DMX Has A New Album On the Way Featuring Kanye West and Dr. Dre

DMX is making a comeback.<br>The post DMX Has A New Album On the Way Featuring Kanye West and Dr. Dre appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

There's a long-held debate in education. " 'Do you fix education to cure poverty or do you cure poverty to cure education?' And I think that's a false dichotomy," says the superintendent of Camden schools in New Jersey, Paymon Rouhanifard. "You have to address both."<p>That can be expensive.<p>In 1997, …

You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you

<b>(Dangubic via iStock)</b><p>Meat substitution scandals are becoming more common: When researchers test meats, they often find unexpected things<p>Richard Evershed • Nicola Temple<p>April 30, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sorting The Beef From the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics”<p>Species …

In Sickness and In Rape: She Didn't Know Her Husband Could Also Be Her Rapist

"He said that, because we were married, he could do whatever he wanted."<p>Debbie Ricker's courtship with her ex-husband Michael* started just like many relationships do. "I met him at a restaurant," she remembers. "I was with a friend. He said hello, and I ended up asking him if he wanted to eat with …

The San Antonio Spurs' Machine Is Officially Off and Running

It started with a bang.<p>On the first possession of the first game of the San Antonio Spurs' third NBA playoff go-around with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kawhi Leonard drove past Kevin Durant, Steven Adams and every other blue jersey on the floor for a one-handed slam.<p>San Antonio never let up—not at …

3 home workout programs, since ClassPass got expensive

It's not just your muscles that will hurt, but your wallet as well.<p>ClassPass, the New York-based monthly gym membership that enabled gym goers to go …

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development," that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The world's most genetically …

“We’re going in the wrong direction”: America is facing a suicide epidemic

A sobering new study finds the rate of death by suicide increased 24 percent from 1999 to 2014<p>Marlena Fitzpatrick García<p>April 24, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The rate of death by suicide in America increased by 24 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new …

In Houston, the Land of Megachurches, Religious Service Attendance Declines

Ryan Holeywell | @RyanHoleywell | April 25, 2016<p>Lakewood Church in Houston is considered the largest megachurch in the country. Image via flickr/aJ …

Amazon might be on the verge of dominating a $795 billion industry

Amazon's grocery sector is experiencing tremendous growth.<p>Even though traditional retailers like Walmart and Target are selling groceries online, more customers than ever before are turning to Amazon for food purchases.<p>According to a new survey from Cowen and Company, the number of people who …

Listening to Africa

<b>Using a sample of 2,000 rural and urban households, Listening to Madagascar,</b> monitors the welfare of Malagasy people. The sample is drawn from the …

World Bank

These Are The Industries With The Most Jobs

Tech rises to the top, but not in the cities you’d expect. And some jobs may take a long time to fill.<p>Unemployment is at a historic low, and the number of job openings is up to 5.4 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘s most recent count.<p>Where are these jobs? SmartRecruiters, a …

Is Male Rape More Common at College Than in Prison? Yes, Suggests the White House.

Today in difficult-to-fathom statistics: sexual abuse is actually more prevalent on college campuses than it is inside U.S. prisons—if information …

The White House

The relationship between religion and racism: the evidence

<i>Religion and racism are topics often discussed together. Newspapers regularly</i> <i>make headlines</i> <i>based on misrepresented data, most recently regarding</i> …

Religion

Here's how many people in each state make the Federal minimum wage or less

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks how many people earned the Federal minimum wage or less in each state in a given year, releasing those results in an annual report on minimum wage earners. The BLS' report for 2015 was published recently.<p>The BLS bases its estimates on results from the Current …

Demographics

97% Chance Trump Wins Nomination Before Convention, Statisticians Reveal

<b>There’s at least a 97% chance Donald Trump secures the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination outright before the GOP convention, according</b> …

The Skills You'll Need and the Salary You Can Expect as a Data Scientist

Data science is a growing career field that pays well. If you are interested in programming, math, and/or statistics, this career could be perfect …

See the most and least touristy destinations you can visit around the world

If you want to spend your travels far away from other tourists, Bangladesh could be a good place for your next trip, according to a report from Priceonomics.<p>Priceonomics, a website that writes data-based stories, used information from the World Bank to determine which countries see the most or …

Suicide Rate Increases: What's Behind the Numbers?

In 2013, more than 41,000 people committed suicide. This startling figure is part of a steady uptick in suicide rates since 1999. According to the …

Mental Health

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national …

17 Things Everyone With A Weird Sense Of Humour Just Gets

"This gets funny in a minute, I swear."

HitFix

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Is Lighthearted But Clever Escapism<p>Mike Ryan reviews the latest MCU offering, a good movie for those looking for a mental …