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'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation.<p>An estimated dozen Christian families are …

Middle East

Airbnb: how US civil rights laws allow racial discrimination on the site

The sharing economy exists in a legal grey area beyond the reach of hard-won civil rights laws, and black users say they experience discrimination as a result<p>The four black students who sat down at a white’s only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960 catalyzed a …

Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings Recipe

Recipe by: kocyandia<p>"This is a recipe I learned from a very good friend, and every time I make it there isn't a wing left over. Always a 5-star with …

5 Ways to Go From Hobby Writer to Pro

If you've been writing for any amount of time, at some point a question is going to come up for you: do I want to go pro?<p>It's an important question to ask, and, most especially, to answer. Because as you go deeper into a hobby, you'll start to think about the money you've spent and wonder if it's …

Native Perennials for a Shade Garden: 9 Favorites for Cold Climates

A walk in local woods, mountains, or native-conscious park can be inspirational for a gardener who has been dealt a shady hand. Indigenous American …

Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage

Pope Francis on Friday offered his most complete airing yet of the social issues affecting family life, encouraging his clergy to embrace sinners as well as saints and extending an olive branch of mercy to divorced and remarried Catholics long barred from the highest sacrament of the church: Holy …

Don't Get a Job: 6 Strategies for Making Your Own Job

In Gem Barton's new book, the traditional prospect of "Getting a Job" has faded away<p>The path to "success" for creative professionals has seen a …

Will Your Building Withstand the Onslaught of the Technium?

The Technium is the sphere of visible technology and intangible organizations that form what we think of as modern culture.<br>—Kevin Kelly, <i>What</i> …

Modern Architecture

How the drought led an L.A. artist to create this stunning container garden

Ceramic artist Stefani Gruenberg had more than saving water in mind when she and husband Peter removed their large sloping lawn in Westwood.<p>"I was obsessed with conserving water," she says. "So I decided to turn the drought into an opportunity to make art."<p>The couple began by tearing out the …

Gardening

7 Ways to Create Quiet in Urban Gardens

Your garden should be your own private place for solitude. Noise contributes to how peaceful a garden feels, and unwelcome noise from highway traffic, busy streets or mechanical systems can put a damper on your outdoor serenity, especially in urban settings. A garden that is a dedicated quiet space …

Landscaping

Why Expectations Are Killing Your Creativity

The internet has no shortage of stories about photographers behaving badly: screaming matches at Maroon Bells over whose spot is whose; pitchforks …

Landscape Photography

20+ Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

Vertical gardens can be an alternative to insufficient space in your yard. Spring is fast approaching, so soon you can start to prepare your garden …

Aquaponics

18 Habits Every Woman Should Have by the Time She's 30

Call your mom!<p><i>Sometimes those lists decreeing all these things we "MUST do before age 30" or "should NEVER say after age 20" get a little dizzying and arbitrary. (Which is why this parody of things you shouldn't own after age 30 is so great.) But this list below, from our friends at Cosmo? Sure,</i> …

10 Famous Logos Affected By Their Products

Italian industrial product designer Marco Schembri decided to show what famous logos would look like if they were affected by their own products. …

Identity

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

What’s Going On At Nest?

According to reports, Nest CEO Tony Fadell yells at employees and forces them to work weekends, among other morale-busting tactics.<p><i>Update: Since this story was published, former Nest employee Vibhu Norby wrote this Medium post about his positive experience at the company and his reaction to the</i> …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

How U.S. Employee Benefits Compare To Europe’s

Unsurprisingly, Americans aren’t the beneficiaries of generous paid leave, vacation, or unemployment policies.<p>The U.S. isn’t very competitive with other countries when it comes to taking care of its workers, according to a new report from Glassdoor.<p>Conducted in cooperation with London-based …

27 Insanely Fun Outdoor Games You'll Want To Play All Summer Long

Let the games begin!

Crafting

Please Read This Determined Note From Octavia Butler to Herself/the Universe

The phenomenally talented, groundbreaking science fiction author Octavia Butler died in 2006. Her papers went to the Huntington Library, and they’ve …

Books

The Passing Of Justice Scalia: What Happens Now?

President Obama will nominate the new justice, but may face a tough confirmation fight with a GOP-controlled Senate.<p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at 79, leaving a vacancy in the high court as the country is in the process of choosing a new leader.<p>Justice Scalia, who was nominated to …

DIY 1000 watt wind turbine

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• DIY 1000 watt wind turbine<p>posted 1 year ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>by sspence<p>We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the …

Renewable Energy

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

The once flush-with-cash town of Ordos, China, has been called the world's largest ghost town.<p>Roughly 15 years ago, a coal-mining boom led local government to throw money at urban development there, in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.<p>Ordos New Town — also …

Urbanism

State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

Political Science

The Complicated Relationship Between Cities and Obesity

In a city like Lausanne, Switzerland, urban planning could be both a cause of and solution to obesity.<p>Recent scientific evidence points to many causes of obesity. In fact, so many exist—poverty, social and emotional factors, lack of sleep, genetics—that it becomes difficult to sift through them all.<p>…

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Science

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

News Corp

One Freight Crate, Two Acres of Urban Farming

In shipping containers, urban farmers can grow a large yield in small spaces.<p>The gray lot under the I-93 overpass in downtown Boston didn’t have much to draw in pedestrians or foodies. It was empty, like so many other urban spaces orphaned by America’s lust for highways.<p>Now it has a farm. Not a …