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South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242

The grim reality has begun to set in for the relatives of those aboard the South Korean Sewol ferry, as officials have confirmed yet more deaths.<p>The search-and-rescue operation has long since turned into a grueling recovery of corpses. No one has been found alive since the day the ship sank. The …

Rechargeable taillights help visibility both night AND day

by Justin Steiner / December 19, 2012 2:28pm<p>By Justin Steiner,<p>It’s force of habit; without thinking twice, I hop in my car, start the thing and …

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Accessories

Opening a Bomb Shelter Sealed Since 1961

(Photo: Rodolfo Gonzalez/AP/Austin American-Statesman)<p>Craig Denham bought a home in the suburbs west of Austin, Texas. He discovered an amazing find:</b> …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

18 Things Around the House You Should Calibrate

Most of the documents I use with my scanner are of the boring, black-and-white variety...like printed and signed forms to send back to my insurance …

Scanners

Load Up One of These 10 Life Skill Enhancing Apps for the Weekend

Learning new skills, whether how to fix and repair things, cook, or even create something out of raw materials is always a worthy endeavor. And if …

Apps

Subaru Forester

Get Smart: Fuel-Efficient, Capable, and Fun to Drive? Our Choice is a No-Brainer<p>Subaru has a knack for making the right size vehicles for the marketplace, with just the right level of capability people want. As the SUV landscape has changed and traditional body-on-frame SUVs have been overtaken by …

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Zoom! Enhance! Dropcam Pro Drops HD Surveillance Video Into Your Mobile Or Browser

I’ve had about a week to play with the new Dropcam Pro and I’m pleased to say I haven’t noticed it at all since I set it up. And that’s a good thing.<p>The Dropcam Pro is a wireless video surveillance camera with a lot of great features. It costs $199 and the DVR service costs $10 per month. This lets …

What Stephen King Isn’t

One summer, when I was nine or ten, I inherited a few thousand science-fiction and horror paperbacks from a friend of my mother’s. Over the next few months, in our damp and cobwebby basement, I raced through this library of slim, yellowing paperbacks from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, half …

Homemade Fabric Softener Crystals Recipe { 2 Simple Ingredients!}

Shares 57K<p>Did you know you can make your own Homemade Fabric Softener Crystals like the ones Purex makes? All you need is 2 ingredients too – Epsom …

Use external storage to expand unexpandable Android phones

If your phone lacks a microSD slot, you can still add extra storage. Here's how.<p>Android phones have always had one big advantage over iPhones: expandable storage. Unfortunately, not all Android phones have a microSD expansion slot, which makes that advantage a lot tougher to leverage.<p>Does that mean …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Make a DIY Fog Machine For a Spooky Halloween

Scare yourself and the trick-or-treaters this Halloween with a home-built fog machine—a rewarding and downright fun project.<p>A do-it-yourself spookfest could be as simple as positioning a few scary props at strategic locations throughout the home or as elaborate as a movie-grade haunted house. But …

Misusing the Bible, Abusing the Poor

From cover to cover, the Bible is 100 percent clear that God requires us to care for our brothers and sisters in poverty. When the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that more than 46 million Americans were poor last year, it was a stinging reminder that we're failing to fulfill this moral …

Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans, Avocado & Feta: Recipe Inspired by The Kitchn

When I saw a recipe for Kale and Black Bean Tacos on The Kitchn, I thought it'd be a great one to make during the weekend and to have as leftovers …

Ultimate California Highway 1 Road Trip

Laguna Beach to Santa Monica<p>Highway 1 begins unceremoniously, emerging from a tangle of freeway ramps in Orange County’s Dana Point. There’s a …

Iris Apfel's Apartment Proves That More Is Really More (PHOTOS)

Iris Apfel is one of the most stylish, unique, energetic people you'll ever meet in your life. Though many stories immediately marvel at her age (92 years old), what inspires us most about Apfel is her commitment to being exactly her own person, at all times. I had the pleasure of interviewing …

Blogger Jason Loper Shows Off His Cool Bohemian Home (PHOTOS)

We usually come across amazing bloggers by stumbling across their sites via Bloglovin or our good friend Google. But we actually met Jason Loper via Twitter after he sent us a photo of his latest JCPenney's purchase. We headed over to his blog "Captain Dapper," and before you know it, a good half …

Hello, Iceland

Iceland is trendy these days. My staff has been nagging me to incorporate it into our program with a guidebook and tours. One of our top researchers and guides, Ian Watson, is raising his family there. And until now I'd never been there.<p>This year I thought, finally, I'll extend my trip a few days …

European Travel

The Perfect Minnesota Road Trip

Midwesterners drive. We just do. In my experience, few sane Easterners will drive four hours to run an errand, then turn around and head back home …

The 10 Best Neighborhoods For Affordable Fixer-Uppers, According To This Old House (PHOTOS)

Do you love the idea of fixing up a Victorian with a wraparound porch or a sprawling midcentury ranch with original features, but you imagine these are <i>way</i> out of your price range? Surprisingly, these historic homes are available in diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country for a …

Tiny Home Assembled In Just One Day Has A Big Surprise Inside (PHOTOS)

Sometimes a home's exterior can be, well, misleading. And usually that's a bad thing, but sometimes there is an exception. That's the case with the portable home ÁPH80 designed by Spanish architecture firm Ábaton. From the back, the simple construction of a grey cement board gives it the appearance …

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Travel

Love travel? Love saving money?<p>Think the two are mutually exclusive? Well, you're wrong. But you probably already knew that seeing as 'budget travel' …

Things to Leave Home on Your Next European Vacation

Photo By: Fiona Bradley / Flickr<p>Over packing for a vacation -- we're all guilty of it, whether we want to admit it or not. I'm definitely a culprit, but after living in Europe for over a year and going to new countries at a moment's notice, there are a few tips I've learned (some of them the hard …

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

National Parks

14 Places To Visit This Fall

From cutting-edge contemporary art in Miami to epically awesome Kenyan resorts, this season's hottest destinations exceed expectations. Go beyond the biergartens in Munich, check out the other Portland, escape hurricane season in Mexico City, and discover a culinary hotspot in the heart of the …

Astoria, Oregon: Where Everything Old Is New Again

We arrived in Astoria after dark. It was just before 9 p.m., and the streets were deserted. The only sign of life was the electric blue neon sign marking our hotel, the only sound a dull buzz from the light. As soon as we checked into the Norblad Hotel & Hostel, we were directed to Fort George …

The World's 7 Best Budget Destinations

If budget is a top concern, following are 7 destinations where you should be focusing your attention. You could live in each of these places on a budget of $1,200 per month or less. (Note, coincidentally, that that's the amount of the average Social Security payment.)<p>You could spend more, maybe …

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