Carolyn VanArsdale

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10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

Public Speaking

So, What Does Mid-Century Modern Really Mean?

"Mid-century modern," or MCM as I'm going to abbreviate it here for the sake of space, has been hot now for a while. But it occurred to us—well, …

Mid-Century modern

The Completely Undisturbed Tomb Of An Ancient Greek Noblewoman Has Been Found On The Island Of Sikinos

The 'prominent woman' named Neiko was discovered at the Episkopi excavation site in Greece.<p>Archaeologists have just announced the astonishing …

Archaeology

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

The world of overlanding needs more lightweight adventure trailer options. And the offerings from new guys on the block TetonX are looking pretty …

Camping

Evangelicals explain their support for Trump. It's the racism that stands out.

The <b>Washington Post</b> has done some terrific reporting on the prevailing moods in Trump Country. In an article today a post reporter visited the First …

Donald Trump

Trump Demands That N.F.L. Players Stand During Russian National Anthem

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a series of early-morning tweets on Sunday, Donald J. Trump demanded that the Russian national anthem be played before every National Football League game and that all N.F.L. players stand during the performance.<p>Trump asserted that playing the Russian anthem was …

NFL

These Volunteer Organizations Are Perfect for Retirees Who Love to Travel

Beyond the satisfaction of giving back.<p>A few years after he retired from his professorship at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Stuart White began …

Film Festivals

France embraces the nudist lifestyle with yoga, restaurants and art galleries

Growing numbers of French people are embracing the liberté of nudism, not just on beaches but also for activities from yoga, singing and gym classes to bowling tournaments and trampolining.<p>Organisers of nudist events say they are massively oversubscribed. When the Palais de Tokyo museum held a nude …

France

Stay in a Lava Cave in Greece To Feel Like a Greek Goddess

You know we love our hotel loyalty programs here, but sometimes there’s something to be said for a really cool boutique hotel — or even an Airbnb.<p>In …

Loyalty

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.<p>Bone is a living tissue that reacts to the stresses we place on it. Every year, about 10 percent of our oldest bone matter is expelled from the body and replaced by fresh bone, and exercise and sports can make that incoming fresh bone denser …

Indiana University

Life Is Suffering, and Everything Is Temporary

Late one night, filmmaker Brad Bischoff sat down with his father-in-law, Roberto Olivera, for a couple of beers. Bischoff knew little about Olivera’s background, save for Olivera’s heritage as a Mexican immigrant. He decided to ask. “I remember being totally awestruck by his captivating story,” …

Christianity

Russian Speakers Explain What Putin Actually Said About Trump

In Helsinki, the Russian president didn’t confess to meddling. But he left no doubt about who he wanted to win the U.S. election.<p>On Tuesday, I noted that one of the key exchanges in the Trump–Putin press conference in Finland doesn’t appear in full in the White House transcript, or at all in the …

Donald Trump

Illegal Abortion Will Mean Abortion By Mail

What to expect when you’re expecting your abortifacient pill delivery<p>With the prospect of a more conservative Supreme Court on the horizon, some progressive women have begun to fear what will happen if <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, the case that legalized abortion, is overturned. Some of these prophecies have …

Abortion

Two Detached New Homes and a Studio-Shed / VANDERSALM-aim

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> VANDERSALM-aim designed two residences and a studio on ‘t Rozendael - ‘t Nijenhuis estate. In the …

Built Environment

Decency Loses Its Moral Force

The Strzok hearing was shameful, but shame has fallen victim to partisan differences.<p>When Louie Gohmert, the Republican representative from Texas, jabbed a forefinger at FBI Agent Peter Strzok during last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearings and asked, “How many times did you look so innocent …

Civil Rights

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man’s quest

Today the city of Sugar Land is a sprawling suburb southwest of Houston, home to Imperial Sugar Co., shopping malls and endless cul-de-sacs. But more than a century ago, it was a sprawling network of sugar cane plantations and prison camps. Sugar Land was better known then as the Hellhole on the …

Sugarland

A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here's what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers …

Mental Health

Russia-NRA Arrest: This Is as Close as It Gets to Collusion

For all the indictments, arrests, and guilty pleas in the far-flung investigation into Russian influence, none has come close to alleging collusion. …

Russia

Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

<b>Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making, from a 14,000-year-old dig site.</b><p>The bake would have looked like a flatbread and tasted a bit like today's multi-grain varieties, they say.<p>Our ancestors may have used the bread as a wrap for roasted meat. Thus, as well as being …

Prehistory

The Trump-Putin Summit Shows the Dangers of Executive Power

The president is likelier to damage American interests today because yesterday’s establishment undermined the power of Congress.<p>On Monday, President Donald Trump begins a summit with Vladimir Putin, the brutal authoritarian who leads Russia, a country where political dissidents are murdered; …

Political Science

World's oldest bread shows hunter-gathers were baking 4,000 years before birth of farming

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming, archaeologists have discovered after digging up pieces from the world’s oldest loaf.<p>The remains of a charred flatbread were found at an archaeological site in Jordan dating back 14,400 years by an European team of …

Archaeology

Chicago police release video to ease tensions after killing of armed black man

Protests erupted in Chicago after an officer fatally shot an armed black man Saturday evening, prompting police to release body camera video of the shooting to ease simmering tensions.<p>The Chicago Police Department said an officer fired at 37-year-old Harith Augustus at about 5:31 p.m. when Augustus …

Law Enforcement

The Atlantic Daily: Why Did Trump Take Putin’s Side?

The president made a shocking statement. Plus France’s World Cup victory, the history of hot-air balloons, and more.<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Presidents’ Presser:</b> Donald Trump drew stunned reactions from his critics and his political allies alike when he publicly sided with Russian President Vladimir …

Vladimir Putin

8 Unexpected but Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Life Hacks

Believe it or not, this is one extremely useful chemical to have around the house. You probably did not know it had such a versatile scope of …

Cleaning

Molesworth Street House

Occupying a narrow lot in Kew, Australia, the Molesworth Street House transforms an Edwardian period home into a modern marvel. The location of the …

Architecture

25 Creative Life Hacks You’d Never Think Of In A Million Years

Most of the time we forget to think outside of the box. We grow so accustomed to the way things work, we don’t even think twice about doing something …

Cool Stuff

Even on Fox, Trump’s Helsinki Performance Was ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Surreal’

The president found no safe harbor on his favorite network after his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p><i>Updated at 10:29 p.m. ET</i><p>When Donald Trump stood side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin and announced that he was taking Putin’s word over that of his …

Donald Trump

'The find of a lifetime' - megalithic passage tomb cemetery discovered at Meath world heritage site

<b>Independent.ie Newsdesk</b> Twitter Email<p>Archaeologists have discovered a 5,500 year old megalithic passage tomb cemetery within the Brú na Bóinne World …

Archaeology

45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident …

Architecture