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Biggest Spider Fossil Ever Found Was Just Discovered in China (+Photos)

The biggest fossiziled spider ever discovered was recently unearthed in China.<p>Village farmers in the 21st century began digging in the area of …

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Arranging Family Photos

The wall of pictures in the home of Martha Stewart Living editorial director Gael Towey and her husband, Stephen Doyle, looks as if it has grown up alongside the family. There are photos from the couple's wedding 23 years ago; a painting of a moth that their daughter, Maud, 21, painted in high …

What the Pros Know: 3 Simple and Effective Interior Design Tips

(Image credit: Dylan Chandler)<p>This week's video roundup is dedicated to the fundamentals, those little things that will help you get a space just …

Interior Design

Four Steps to Building Better Family Media Boundaries

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)<p>A good friend of mine relayed to me recently that "I wish we hadn't been so lax on our technology boundaries with the …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

6 Surprising Things That Can Cause Bad Breath (and One Cure)

You're on high alert against seafood, garlic, coffee and gum disease. But are you aware of these stealth offenders?<p>Your Stuffy Nose<p>Your Movie …

Six Ways To Help Transition A Loved One To Assisted Living: The Inside Story

When my 63 year old brother, Robert, had a massive, paralyzing stroke, the doctors thought he wouldn’t make it. Things looked very grim. Until he stood up by the side of his bed a few days later and tried to get to the bathroom. That began his remarkable road to recovery. He’s still on it.<p>Fast …

Small Bachelor Apartment With A Very Practical Design – 22 Square Meters

Usually, a bachelor’s apartment is easy to spot because it has a very distinguishable vibe. It’s usually very simple, modest and it lacks purely …

Interior Design

How to Properly Set Your Subwoofer's Volume (Without Shaking the Roof)

If you have a subwoofer in your home theater, stereo, or car, you probably know how tough it is to get the bass levels just right. Here’s a trick to …

10 Habits of a Highly Organized Person: How Pro Organizer Jeni Aron Keeps Her Own Life Under Control

Meet Jeni Aron: an organized person. Since how truly organized minds work are still a mystery to many of us, I set out to ask our top video …

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Melt Away Your Winter Veggie Blues, Middle East–Style

Stymied by the season's produce options? Then give your roasted root veggies a burst of flavor with mint and pistachios<p>Getting through the winter can be rough on vegetarians—and on lovers of fresh produce generally. Winter veggie options are sparse, and yet ironically what's available tends to be …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

What Was It Like To Experience World War I?

It was supposed to be the war to end war, but of course, we know it wasn’t. World War I turned out to be just one of several horrific conflicts in the 20th century.<p>World War I began in July 1914 and lasted for just over four years. Even though nearly a century has passed since it started, we still …

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Doctor warns against trivialising Rafael Nadal's on-court 'routines'

''They are routines, but the point is they're meant to try and control anxiety. It's about getting a 'just right' feeling: 'I can feel just right if …

Previously unknown pharaoh's tomb reveals Ancient Egyptian dynasty

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb and mummy of a previously unheard-of pharaoh. Woseribre Senebkay was found close to a larger burial site in Abydos, which researchers unearthed earlier this month and is believed to belong to Sobekhotep I. Senebkay's tomb is smaller in scale, but the …