Emily O'Connell

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10 Clever DIY Home Decor Crafts with Actual Waste Materials

Don’t throw that away just yet, you never know where you can use it. And while that may not be the case with most things you’re about to throw away …

28 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

Sparkle and shine, no more grime!

Enhance Your Mood with Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy cannot only improve your skin, but also your mood throughout the day. “One of the simplest ways to utilize the olfactory aspect of …

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Home Improvement

Two hundred pounds of drooling fur - a tale of mischief and love

Sometime in the mid 1960's, we decided to get a St. Bernard. I remember the day. I was about 14 years old, the second oldest of seven. My mother, father and I were sitting in our small kitchen in Hicksville, a suburban New York town on Long Island. I don't recall who else was present. My father was …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Sri Lanka

The only affordable retirement for most Americans isn’t in America

Christine Schofield, mother of three, disappeared the day after the Bowl-A-Thon: February 13, 2012. She’d co-chaired the annual fundraiser with Holly Riordan at the Brunswick Zone in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. The Grand Prize at the auction was a wheelbarrow full of wine bottles, which …

New Star Wars stamps - in pictures

The Royal Mail are issuing a new set of 18 first-class stamps celebrating the Star Wars movies. They will be on sale from October 20, featuring a scene or character from the first six films and three from the new release, Star Wars: the Force Awakens.

Movies

Fish diet could help to keep depression at bay

Consuming diet that is high in fish could be easy way of preventing symptoms of depression, as survey finds it lowers risk by up to a fifth<p>Eating a portion of fish a day could ward off depression, scientists believe.<p>Studies involving more than 150,000 people found that a high fish diet lowers the …

Three Real Russian Mysteries Weird Enough to Be Science-Fiction

I love weird stories and historical mysteries, and recently I’ve noticed that Russia is home to more than its fair share. Russia may have lost the …

57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur | Inc.com

• Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<br>• Avoid negative people who drain your emotional energy.<br>• Be surprised and amused by the unexpected and unusual.<br>• Become more creative by relaxing more often.<br>• Believe in yourself rather than the power of luck or fate.<br>• Breathe more deeply whenever you feel …

Motivation

10 Fabulous Furniture Hacks: See How We Cinderella'ed Some Boring Cabinets, a Bottomless Chair, and More

So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit …

Hacking

Nosferaaarghtu: why they shouldn't remake Dracula's best film outing

Nosferatu to rise from dead again as Hollywood plans second remake<p>Read more<p>For a film to be remade once looks like flattery. Any more than that and it is starting to become creepy. So the news that the classic silent film Nosferatu is in Hollywood’s sights is more than a little disquieting. …

Horror

Adorable Foal's White Patch Looks Exactly like Another Horse

England's Flying Hall Riding School didn't realize that they were getting two horses for the price of one when Da Vinci the foal was born. Right above his front legs and along his short mane, the young horse has a white marking that looks exactly like the profile of another horse. Since the bottom …

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US over 'Kafkaesque harassment'

The Oscar-winning documentary film-maker Laura Poitras is suing the US government demanding to know why she has repeatedly been subjected to “Kafkaesque harassment” at airports across the world.<p>Poitras, 51, said she had been held at borders more than 50 times between 2006 and 2012, often for hours …

Surveillance

Cambridge's 'Suicide Sunday' campaign and the deeper psychology of suicide

Last Sunday marked the official end of exam term at Cambridge University, a day of garden parties and boat races. Over the years, this final Sunday of exam week has has gained the popular moniker “Suicide Sunday”, a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that students should celebrate making it through the …

Mental Health

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Is there an easy way to feed my dog a raw diet?<p>What are the benefits of feeding my dog a grain-free diet?<p>How can I manage my dog's weight?<p>What are …

5 Weirdly Effective Ways to Know You're Making the Right Decision (About Anything)

Because unfoooortunately, life doesn't come with an "all of the above" option.<p>Making decisions is hard—ask any three-year-old in a Baskin Robbins. But even as you get older and you get better at making decisions, some choices seem to be harder to make than others. (Ask any 30-year-old in a Baskin …

Pancakes

Choose This Day: Author Kathryn Craft on Healing with Fiction

Kathryn Craft is the author of The Art of Falling and the new release, The Far End of Happy, a fictionalized account of the day her first husband choose to end his life in a suicide stand-off at the home they shared. Kathryn spoke to me about her decisions to use fiction to tell this story and why …