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Ineke Hans' Drawer Table offers storage for slender items

<b>Cologne 2015:</b> Dutch designer Ineke Hans has incorporated slender drawers beneath the surface of this table to store items such as cutlery, letters or …

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Two New Chairs from Kristalia

Italian company Kristalia debuted two new chairs, Rama and Sharky, at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.<p>Designed by Ramos Bassols Studio, the …

Dissidence: A Modern Hammock for Rest

We’re heading into the dog days of summer and with the steady rise of the temperature, the heat will no doubt make you want to take a nap. If you’ve …

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Majority of Americans now support gay marriage, survey finds

The survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people comes as U.S. lawmakers and courts are increasingly allowing same-sex couples to wed.<p>Some 53 percent of the 4,509 Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute said they supported gay marriage, up from 32 …

Haiti Rebuilding Four Years After the Earthquake (PHOTOS)

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay law

<b>Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals.</b><p>He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum.<p>Homosexuals were "abnormal" or were so for "mercenary reasons" and could be …

Can China really stop 350 million people from smoking?

BEIJING – There are some 350 million smokers across China, but walking through the country’s many restaurants, bars and other public spaces, you’d be forgiven if you thought there were even more.<p>It was hardly a surprise when the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced last week …

India draws up a plan to give every adult a bank account

Expanding India's banking sector is a key focus for the country in 2014.<p>An expert panel has now drawn up a plan to give every Indian adult a bank account by 2016.<p>How feasible is the proposal?<p>Yogita Limaye reports.

More Than 11 Million Young People Have Fled Facebook Since 2011

Skeptics of Facebook’s business model have long pointed to anecdotal evidence that the social network is losing its luster with teens as evidence …

Activists in China just saved 2,800 cats from ending up on the dinner table

Chinanews.com<p>This week, about 30 activists in Wuhan, China blocked the path of a truck carrying over 2,800 cats destined for the south where feline cuisine is not uncommon. The cats were likely to be sold as meat at restaurants. Wuhan traffic police eventually intercepted the vehicle; the truck …

Three young adult books worth a read

<b>The Darkest Part of the Forest</b><p><i>By Holly Black, Little, Brown, 336 pages, $20</i><p>Siblings Hazel and Ben live in Fairfold, an odd little town where humans live amicably but tenuously with the fae-folk – the "fair" of Fairfold. Both grew up enamoured with an enigmatic young man who has been sleeping in a …

'16 and Pregnant' helped reduce U.S. teen births, study says

Health news<p>It attracts lots of criticism about its stars and subject matter, but the popular MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” has had a “sizable impact” on the declining teen birth rate, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday.<p>“This is sex education for …

Deaths from Airplane Crashes Are Lower Than They've Ever Been

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nervous flyers will be relieved to learn that last year was the safest ever in terms of airliner …

Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims

An experimental skin-spray treatment is helping an Arizona woman recover from devastating injuries suffered in a house explosion.<p>PHOENIX -- Tiara Del Rio woke up from a three-week medically induced coma in November to learn the experimental surgery that saved her life may help change the future for …

This guy discovered that dry cleaning could prevent terrorism in Somalia

Mohamed Ali is a young Somali American with a mission to help youth in Somalia steer clear of extremist groups.<p>Ali was born in Mogadishu, but when he was 10, as Somalia was grappling with a civil war, he and his family left for Canada. They finally settled in the US.<p>Ali attended Ohio State …

50 years of progress cuts smoking rates in half — but can we ever get to zero?

Health news<p>Smoking rates cut in half. Eight million lives saved. More than 800,000 fewer lung cancer deaths. Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first warned about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting have never been clearer.<p>Yet 18 percent of the population still smokes. Nearly …

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Missing 12-year-old girls found 'safe and well', police say

Friends Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite found 'safe and well'<p>Two 12-year-old girls who went missing from their homes in North London on Saturday afternoon have been found "safe and well", police said.<p>Fears had been growing for the safety of the children after family said their …

European parliament invites Edward Snowden to testify via video

A European parliament committee has invited Edward Snowden to testify via video link in its investigation of US surveillance practices.<p>The justice and civil liberties committee voted 36-2 with one abstention on Thursday to seek testimony from the former NSA contractor, who has exposed the reach of …

Hauntingly Beautiful Black & White Photos of the Taj Mahal

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner travels throughout the world to document amazing locations like the beaches of St. Martin in the Caribbean and, in this case, India's Taj Mahal.<p>In his extensive study of the Taj Mahal, Hoflehner achieves multiple perspectives of the majestic building. He …

Multifunctional Desk-Turned-Dining Table for Small Spaces

The Pi Workstation, designed by Joe Manus for Shiner International, is the perfect little piece of multifunctional furniture, especially for those of …

Astoundingly Detailed Cut Paper Art by Pablo Lehmann

I saw Pablo Lehmann’s work for the first time in person at the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair and what a treat it was. Both intricate and delicate, …

Happy New Year's in Pictures

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Somali piracy was reduced to zero this year

Not a single vessel was hijacked this year off the Horn of Africa, where piracy waged by Somalis was once rampant, according to the US Office of Naval Intelligence.<p>It’s the fourth annual decline in Indian Ocean piracy, following a peak of 52 vessels in 2009—the year Richard Phillip’s ship, the …