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Before and After: A Victorian Staircase Goes Bright

From a neglected stairwell to an inviting space.<p>When Brett, the blogger behind Mister Martha, bought a 19th-century Victorian home, he steeled himself for a big restoration. In refinishing a dimly-lit and dingy staircase and hallway, we love that he exercised restraint (save those period details!), …

How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

It's not uncommon nowadays for many of us to not have printers at home. For most of us our iPhones and iPads are a portable way to view and store …

Relaxing Bedroom Colors for Your Interior

What makes a <b>bedroom relaxing</b>? Is it decor that conjures memories of a trip to a luxury hotel? Is it opulent textiles in designer finishes? Is it the …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

How good Android data leads to bad iPad analysis

Looking at tablet sales numbers, it's easy to assume that the iPad is already badly eclipsed by Android devices. But a closer look at those numbers …

Before & After Makeover: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Goes Light and Bright

Click for the after photos.<p>By painting the existing cabinetry, replacing the countertop, and swapping the ceiling fan for pendant lights, designer T. Keller Donovan transformed his Florida kitchen on a tight budget. Here, he shares his time and money-saving tips for getting a dream kitchen — …

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

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20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

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5 Rookie Design Mistakes You'll Never Make Again

Take heart, rookie decorators; everyone needs a little push once in a while when it comes to finding their personal style. We've learned some very …

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Modern Blend of Yellow Cubic Volumes: House A&J in Eindhoven

Displaying an intriguing yellow exterior, <b>House A&J</b> is a compact modern residence envisioned by CKX architecten in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The …

Anne Frank's Amsterdam: A Then and Now Photo Series

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived in Amsterdam with her family during World War II. Escaping Nazi persecution of …

8 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced iPad

Not just a big iPhone but an iPhone gone IMAX, the original iPad was a big, approachable window to apps and the web and exactly the table the …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

Interior Design

How to Build a Bootable USB Installer for OS X Mavericks

It’s finally here – yes, Apple has finally released OS X Mavericks to the public! With the public release, Apple has changed the necessary steps …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Early 20th Century Paris In Amazing Color

Before the days of Photoshop, Instagram filters and instant home-editing software, there was little that could be done to adequately convey the …

Amazing

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

DP Review Awards iPhone Camera Just 8.1/10

DP review has tested the iPhone 5S’s camera and – surprise – it’s awesome. At ten long pages (all requiring a click to reach, as is DP Review’s annoying style) it’s an epic read that you’ll probably want to add to your Instapaper queue, but you can always skip to the conclusion and read the rather …

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iPhone 5s review

Every tick has its tock. Every leap forward in design, a follow up in performance, and optics, and special features. Every new iPhone, its S-class …

Think You Know Everything About Apple's iPhone?

NextWorth has published an interesting new infographic that is entitled, “10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The iPhone.” Many of the points …

Top 23 Hidden iOS 7 Features That You Likely Don't Know About

With hundreds of new features to boot, iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a gold mine waiting to be explored to its full potential. Today, …

The Evolution Of iOS: From iPhone OS To iOS 7

iOS has seen an enormous amount of change over the last few years. When the first iPhone was released, the most entertaining thing to do was to watch YouTube videos and try to find a few web-based games. This was a time before apps, multi-tasking, or folders. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how …

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Get Ready For iOS 7 – Make Your Own Parallax Wallpapers [iOS 7 Tips]

While we’ve noted that you can use panoramic photos as wallpaper on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in in iOS 7, we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about the other major visual wallpaper and lock screen facelift: parallax.<p>In iOS 7, the background behind your Home screen apps is just a little …

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'Into the Wild' author reveals that poisonous plant led to Chris McCandless' death

Chris McCandless, a young man who gave up his possessions and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness to live in solitude — only to be found dead four months later — was immortalized in the 1996 book <i>Into the Wild</i> by Jon Krakauer and later by a movie of the same name (image above) directed and written by …

20 Greatest World Cup Goals

This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability.<p>This editorial doesn’t ignore the beauty of a moment or the sheer delight of a …

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