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10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

10 True Tales of Home Renovation Nightmares

Wait until you hear where a certain raccoon got stuck.<p>Making major changes to your home is never easy — but the unexpected snags (and there are always snags) make the experience that much harder. We asked readers for their most cringeworthy stories of home renovation gone wrong. Remember these, and …

10 Family-Friendly Decorating Tips You Didn't Know

Kid-proof your home.<p>Just because you have kids doesn't mean you have to give up your design style. We asked top interior designers for ideas on how they create a space that's both sophisticated <i>and</i> sippy-cup friendly.

An Amazing Open-Air House in Kenya

Tour an open-air home.<p>It's the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. As long as you're okay with rhinos on the lawn and cheetahs on the sofa. Designer Suzanne Kasler takes us on a tour of an amazing open-air home in Africa. For more interior design tips, read an interview with the designer.

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I didn’t really know what to blog today and since there are a couple of new little projects around my house I thought I would just share that today …

Floating Vacation Rental: A Modern Houseboat in Berlin

From rustic shacks to glassy light-filled modern homes, houseboats offer cozy and private accommodations enhanced by the gentle movement of the …

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Home tour: Inside a historic house in New Orleans's Garden District. http://elld.cr/6032w54y

On the hunt for Lake Superior's long-lost freighters

The waters of Lake Superior are believed to hold some 400 shipwrecks — some discovered, some not. While in rare occasions, finding a ship can be as easy as looking through the lake's ice at the right time, others take years of methodical research and exploration. <i>BuzzFeed's</i> Katie Heaney follows …

NASA Heads Back to the Moon, This Time With Robots and Laser-Powered Space Internet

Elon Musk wants us to go to Mars, which sounds cool and scary. Meantime, NASA is headed back to the moon.<p>Last night, the U.S. space agency sent up …

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NASA Lunar Orbiter Solves Snag After Successful Launch

The LADEE spacecraft, which began its trip to the moon last night in a launch from Virginia's coast, has run into some mechanical problems, NASA says. Officials say the robotic orbiter remains on track, however, and its problems can be resolved before it reaches the moon next month.<p>"Team members …

'Memory Pinball' And Other Reasons You Need A Nap

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, but much of that function remains a mystery. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> is asking some pretty fundamental, yet complicated, questions about why we do it and why we can't seem to get more of it.<p>Dr. Matthew Walker says the question of why we sleep remains …

Custom Video Game Makes Grandpa As Good At Multitasking As Grandkids

Watch out.<p>Grandma may not be able to multitask quite as well as you can, but that doesn't mean she can't learn. In a new study, researchers developed a driving-based video game that helped 60-plus folks multitask better than twentysomethings who didn't play the game.<p>So much for so-called "digital …

Glitch resolved, NASA probe on its way to the moon | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Engineers have resolved a minor glitch with a new NASA robotic lunar probe, which blasted off Friday night for the first leg of a 30-day trip to the moon.<p>Shortly after the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, spacecraft separated from its …

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

Enemy Front promises a World War II 'combat sandbox'

CI Games' World War II shooter <i>Enemy Front</i> aims to let players kill Nazi occupiers how they see fit, giving them the tools to sneak, shoot and outwit Hitler's army. The game's creators call <i>Enemy Front</i>, which was previously a more linear first-person shooter, a "combat sandbox" that offers the …

Day Zero: How the Oculus Rift dev community is collaborating to change the world

The software development environment for the Oculus Rift is the Wild West, and Teddy Lipowitz is as clever a prospector as they come.<p>Maybe that analogy is a bit off; the violence and competitiveness that characterized the 19th century gold rush doesn't exist among Oculus Rift game developers. …

The Biggest Stories Of The Week (September 7, 2013)

We're back! After a long month of travel to Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2013 and Seattle for PAX, it's nice to be home with you fine people. Lots …

Plague Inc. dev teams up with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Ndemic Creations, the developer of <i>Plague Inc.,</i> are teaming up to promote Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day Sept. 7.<p><i>Plague Inc.</i> is a mobile game that tasks players with creating a pandemic so deadly that it wipes out humanity. Beginning in early September, …

Holocaust game creator takes issue with World War II shooter games as distasteful (interview)

Luc Bernard wants to make a Holocaust video game. He has contemplated the idea for well over five years, and, after working on other game projects, he is finally ready to raise money for it on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site.<p>So far, no publishers have wanted to touch the game, Imagination Is The …

DayZ devblog tackles recent improvements like 'redoing the zombie AI from scratch'

<i>DayZ</i> creator Dean Hall took to his YouTube channel this weekend to update players about recent progress on the standalone version of the zombie-infested game.<p>Check out the 20-minute video above to hear Hall discuss recent usability improvements, many of which came from suggestions Bohemia …

'World Of Warcraft' Patch 5.4 Launches Tuesday: New Raids, Loot, And More

<i>New raids, zones, loot and more.</i><p>Some interesting changes are coming to <i>World of Warcraft</i> in the upcoming patch 5.4 which launches this Tuesday.<p>Alongside the new <i>Siege of Orgrimmar</i> raid, a new system of “Flexible Raids” is being added to the game, allowing players to play with 10-25 players across …

Stalker fallout: Polygon traces the exodus from Kiev's legendary GSC Game World

The team behind the Stalker series had nearly 200 members in its prime. Polygon sought out enclaves of former employees, both big and small, in post-Soviet Ukraine.<p>Sergei Grigorovich was the CEO of the largest game developer in Eastern Europe, GSC Game World.<p>He and his company were famous for two …

Ralph Fiennes: Charles Dickens 'absolutely had a child' with Nelly Ternan

Speaking after the Toronto film festival premiere of The Invisible Woman, actor/director says evidence strongly suggests Dickens's affair bore offspring, and reveals his own complex relationship with the writer<p>• First look review: The Invisible Woman<p>Contrary to his image as avuncular national …

Jack Nicholson: the film great it would be hard to forget

Most of the actors we associate with the American new wave of the late 1960s and early 70s are, in fact, no longer acting at all. Warren Beatty hasn't made a film in 12 years. Gene Hackman announced he was quitting in 2008, though it had already been four years since his last movie. Only Robert De …

Why Pat Robertson Is So Pissed about TIFF Documentary ‘Mission Congo’

Why Pat Robertson Is So Pissed about TIFF Documentary 'Mission Congo'<p>This weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmakers Lara Zizic …

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What's the First Rumored Title for 'Star Wars Episode VII'? – /Film

Fans are patiently waiting for any clue of what <b>J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII</b> will bring. Will the original cast be back? Who are the characters …

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