Ashley Vicin

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Two-Hour Table

You’ve heard the old joke: A thing can be built fast, good, or cheap — pick any two of these qualities. Well, I like fast, good, <i>and</i> cheap. With this table I wanted all three.<p>I wanted an enduring shape with tapered legs that would age gracefully, hold plenty of weight, and weigh no more than a …

Woodworking

Florida Rep. Trey Radel Target of Undercover Drug Sting

Trey Radel, the Florida Republican congressman charged with cocaine possession, was the target of an undercover sting operation, law enforcement …

DIY Restoration Hardware Coffee Table | Love your home

I had what I’m sure is a common problem for most homeowners…. a giant piece of butcher block taking up valuable space in my garage. Well maybe not …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

A DIY Project That Makes You Smile: The Honeycomb Shelves

The honeycomb shelves, recently discovered on a beautiful mess, are funny sympathetic shelving units for a DIY project which will add a sense of …

Steam Showers For Some Home Spa-Like Luxury!

Why take the long trip to a busy spa on a weekend when you can bring the spa home? Modern interiors are all about customized features and cool …

10 Ideas for Decorating With Artwork

Sotomayor's Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation's judiciary is falling in the public's estimation.<p>Sotomayor wrote a 12-page dissent when her colleagues refused to review the …

Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …

THE SNOWDEN SAGA: Here's Everything We Know About The NSA's Nightmare Leak

It will take years to determine the true scope of the leak of the century, when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took up to 200,000 documents and fled to Hong Kong.<p>Since June 6, there has been a flood of news about NSA spying methods and targets, and more revelations may be …

"Japanese Ikea" Aki-Home Opens First US Stores in Orange County

A Japanese retail giant has set its sights on winning over American consumers. Aki-Home, billed as a cross between Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond with an …

Orange County

JPMorgan humiliates itself in front of all of Twitter

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas)</b><p>An invitation to ask the vice chairman questions elicits quite a lot of excellent ones — here are the best<p>Jim Newell<p>November 14, 2013 8:46pm (UTC)<p>God, the folks who run JPMorgan Chase are so smart. So smart! Heroes, too -- never forget how they were nice enough to take over …

Obama fix: Keep plans

President Barack Obama gave a rare and extensive “mea culpa” news conference Thursday on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, as he repeatedly conceded that he and his administration had made mistakes in implementing key pieces of his signature policy achievement.<p>“We fumbled the rollout on this …

The president strikes back: Insurance companies get their justified comeuppance

Obama’s fix for insurance cancelations bears the hallmarks of desperation and frustration — but it just might work<p>If your health insurance carrier has canceled your plan in anticipation of the launch of the Affordable Care Act, the administrative fix President Obama announced Thursday doesn't …

Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown

The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling after a 16-day standoff in Congress.<p>While hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers went without pay for over two weeks, members of …

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The Shutdown Winners Club

President Barack Obama solemnly stated at his Thursday news conference that the end of the government shutdown is not a time for partisan scorekeeping: “There are no winners here.”<p>That is certainly the official line from his administration and across Washington, and it no doubt fits the general …

Shutdown takeaway: the US wants a fair society, not 'defund Obamacare' crazy

As Obama looks for a budget deal to forestall another shutdown, he should know a majority of Americans back economic justice<p>The rest of the world must have been fascinated at the spectacle that was the US government shutdown and threat of default on our public debt. Here is a country that not only …

US debt: 'Your shutdown is not an 'epic battle', it is bad governance'

The Republican Party has completely lost the public relations war over who was primarily responsible for Washington's latest damaging budget stand-off, writes Peter Foster<p>With cracked voice and snow-white goatee, the veteran of six Second World War naval clashes narrows his eyes towards a distant …

Tea Party

What a week: Digesting the end of the shutdown

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Colorado mulls banning drones for hunting game

DENVER — Colorado this week is considering an explicit ban on the use of unmanned drones to help hunters spot game as communities across the United States grapple with how to regulate the new technology.<p>Hunting game animals from the air has been illegal for more than 40 years under federal law and …

Democrats try to prevent defections on health care

WASHINGTON — The White House is stepping up damage control efforts on Capitol Hill where a growing number of Democrats are seeking distance from the Affordable Care Act as dissatisfaction rises over the bungled roll-out of the health care website.<p>Democratic angst grew Wednesday after the White …