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Articles about 7 stylish kitchen renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.<p>Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.<p>Soak up the capital city's warm, convivial spirit while …

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Articles about 9 renovations brooklyn on Dwell.com - Dwell

A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...<p>A designer couple bring work home, refashioning their home with a studied …

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How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to tackling obesity, eating right and staying active are usually the way to go. But a research team in the Netherlands says there's an environmental factor that might help and that is often overlooked: the cold.<p>We're not talking bone-chilling temperatures that'll make you shiver …

Thailand Secretly Sells Myanmar Refugees To Human Trafficking Rings

Thai immigration officials said he was being deported to Myanmar. In fact, they sold Ismail, 23, and hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers, who then spirited them into brutal jungle camps.<p>As thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar to escape religious persecution, a Reuters …

Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education

<i>New research shows that a family's money matters ever more when it comes to their childrens' education</i><p>Reuters<p>Economic class is increasingly becoming the great dividing line of American education.<p><i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> has published a roundup of recent research showing the growing academic achievement …

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become and remain a teacher. Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on …

The Pisa methodology: do its education claims stack up?

The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is no ordinary test. The 510,000 students who took part came from 65 economies and the results are intended to reflect which educational systems perform the best and improve the fastest.<p>Though it was conceived by the OECD in 1997, the first …

Finland Used To Have The Best Education System In The World — What Happened?

Since it was reformed 40 years ago, Finland's education system has frequently been held up as one of the best in the world.<p>Today, that changed. Tbe OECD released its PISA global rankings that showed how students in various countries were doing in reading, science, and math. Finland ranked 12th, …

Australia's poor school results spark fresh debate about education funding

Australian high school students have gone backwards in the latest international test results in mathematics, reading and science, sparking fresh debate over the worth of education spending increases and how resources are distributed.<p>Significant achievement gaps remain in Australia based on gender, …

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

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The 30 best Christmas party shoes - in pictures

With a diary full of dress-up dates, December is the month for party shoes. With sparkly heels, classic stilettos and fancy flats all fashionable options this winter, the perfect pair is in your sights. Here are our picks for belle-of-the-ball style this party season

The Man Repeller's 15 Things Every Woman Should Have

Leandra Medine breaks it down.<p>We've always appreciated AnOther Magazine's perfectly edited list of 15 things every man should have, as told by gentleman, designer, auteur, dad, and not-quite-everyman Tom Ford—and thought women deserve an equally insightful breakdown. So we turned to a woman who …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …