Chris Connell

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8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

Obama, You Had Your Chance to Become a Hero -- You Gave It Away to Putin

For over ten years, we've been asking - begging - world leaders for a hero. Over a hundred Iraqi churches have been demolished. At least another hundred in Syria. Four out of five Christians in Iraq have fled the country. These comprise of ancient ethnic minorities - Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs, …

Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Lab

Researchers are using our social posts to build thinking machines<p>Human-Like<p>Facebook is using our data to build the 'world's best' Artificial Intelligence lab<p>Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Lab<p>Human-Like<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>It’s time to stop thinking about Facebook as just a social media …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Are We Alone? Survey Finds No Sign of Advanced Alien Civilizations

Nearby galaxies in our universe show no signs of advanced alien civilizations — at least for now.<p>A new study that examined the most promising galaxies we can see out of a collection of 100,000 found no signs of the waste energy that such alien civilizations might generate, showing that they're …

5 key questions about the Pope's trip to America

<i>Pope Francis is visiting Cuba until Tuesday when he heads to the United States. CNN will have full coverage online and on CNN TV.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis has not commented on the crowded field of U.S. presidential candidates. But after a similar situation arose in Argentina, he was not amused.<p>In 2007, …

Pope Francis

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: how the web went from idea to reality

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, discusses his early career at CERN and how the web evolved from its initial concept.<p>Watch the full interview with Sir Tim in our 'Where I Went Right' video interactive, which also features three more films exploring the formative moments in the …

Tim Berners Lee

Elevate Your Performance To The Next Level By Asking These 5 Questions

Everybody likes feedback. Moreover, they like feedback about themselves. We like to know where we stand with people whether it’s positive, negative or neutral. After all, soliciting somebody for help or advice is contingent upon the strength of that relationship.<p>As hard as it is to hear bad news, …

Will It Take The End of the World For Obama To Recognize ISIS As 'Islamic'?

Obama’s tap-dance around whether ISIS is ‘Islamic’ or not is completely wrong.<p>At the White House summit on “countering violent extremism,” President …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

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A Sturdy, Industrial Kitchen in Napa Valley

In wood, steel, and brick.<p>Salvaged wood, raw steel, and glazed brick give a St. Helena, California, kitchen a sturdy, industrial look. Tour this kitchen designed by Dan Doyle for design ideas. For more kitchen decor tips, read the interview with the designer.

Kitchens

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Printable plans and a materials list show you how to build a shed that's dollar-savvy and full of storage.<p>Click the links below to download the …

Woodworking

16 Amazing Homemade Sheds to Inspire Yours

Everyone needs a place for their stuff, and sometimes the garage just won’t accommodate it all. A backyard shed can help alleviate the space crunch. …

Battle of the Gods

I think most people would agree that a battle is going on in America right now. It is a battle for right and wrong and, really, a battle over …