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Downtown's Newest Daytime Options Liven Up Lunch

Downtown — for the purposes of this map, a district gerrymandered to combine areas typically known as Downtown, Pike Place Market, and Denny Triangle — is a sea of offices filled to the brim with hungry people working the good old nine-to-five, and much of the action shuts down relatively quickly …

Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the moment after their plane was hit, there was no time to think, let alone radio their position. The four Royal Air Force pilots ditched their broken bomber and dropped into the North Sea, near Britain. It was February …

Magnetism

Ideas & Inspiration for Small Backyards

If you think that having a small backyard means you can't enjoy your outdoor space as much, think again. We've rounded up 9 inspiring spaces and …

Interview with a Bookstore: Kramerbooks & Afterwords, a Washington DC staple

Kramerbooks & Afterwords first opened its doors amid the bicentennial celebrations of 1976, and at the time was the first bookstore/cafe in Washington D.C. Over the years, through expansions, subpoenas, and innumerable neighborhood changes, business has remained constant, thanks largely to an …

Books

5 Reasons Your Office Design Really Does Matter

Despite the media glamorizing cool office spaces, it turns out that your design aesthetic really will affect the way you work.<p><i>Zach Robbins is an entrepreneur and expert in performance marketing, website optimization, lead generation, and marketing technology. He is co-founder and CEO of Leadnomics,</i> …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Workstations

12 Ideas For Decorating A Nonworking Fireplace

No fire? No problem.<p>These nonworking fireplaces spark major design creativity (no matches needed).

25+ Garden Pathway Pebble Mosaic Ideas For Your Home Surroundings

Mosaic art stems far back as 4000 years. However it was the Greeks who took the pebble art forming to a higher level, somewhere in the eighth …

Wearable Tech

Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate Drivers

General Motors Co. plans to use its partnership with ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. to put its cars in the hands of drivers.<p>A new Lyft program, called Express Drive, is set to start in Chicago later this month, offering the company’s drivers the chance to rent cars for $99 a week, plus 20 cents a …

Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design

Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/8/1423399295457/5103a11f-1eb9-49f2-9277-09ab07dab86c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>…

Best personal finance apps to invest in for the New Year!

It's that time of year for making promises to better your life in the New Year. When the New Year begins, it's a time for starting over, and …

Personal Finance

12 Quirky Houses Built Purely Out of Spite

See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level.<p>See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

Wikimedia

A Look Inside Airbnb's Portland Office

Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has been slowly changing the hospitality landscape with its<p>Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has been slowly changing …

Review: ‘The Babadook’ Is A Miserable, Terrifying Horror Tragedy – Go See It!

Just last week, William Friedkin, director of <i>The Exorcist</i>, tweeted that “he had never seen a more terrifying film than <i>The Babadook</i>,” adding that it will “scare the hell out of you as it did me.” This means a lot/a little, depending on how you feel about Friedkin’s film and his Twitter account, …

White policeman kills unarmed black man in Arizona

Officer shot father of three after mistaking pill box in his pocket for a gun in another incident of police using lethal force against an unarmed black man<p>A white police officer shot dead a black man in Arizona when he mistook some pills for a gun, authorities said Thursday, amid protests in New …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Cute

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The Orphanage: the film that frightened me the most

I can't explain why what just happened, happened. I downloaded, from iTunes, The Orphanage, the 2007 Spanish horror film that is more responsible for making me jump like soap out of wet hands than any other film I've ever watched. I wanted to make sure it still scared the bejesus out of me as much …

How to Layer Your Skin Care: The Pro’s Guide to Applying Your Face Cream, Serum, Sunscreen, and More

Peels, concentrates, emulsions, mists, serums: It can be tricky enough to decode what certain beauty products do, let alone how to effectively apply each one in your routine. Which comes first? What goes under or over makeup? “Navigating the basics of how to layer skin care products is one of the …

Skin Care

When Method Acting Goes Wrong: Shia LaBeouf Cut His Face And Removed A Tooth

Thanks to this new interview with Logan Lerman describing the lengths Shia LaBeouf went to for <i>Fury</i>, Brad Pitt’s “best actor I’ve seen” comments make a lot more sense. I don’t know if Pitt meant “best actor I’ve seen” so much as “Oh, Shia LaBeouf? Yeah, that motherf*cker’s crazy.” According to …

BEFORE & AFTER: A Cubicle Goes From Blah To Glam

See how one editor banishes her boring desk and makes way for a stylish update.<p>For almost two years, I've gotten the same response when anyone looks at my desk area: "Wow, it's so bare." And it was well, quite sad-looking. So I finally decided it needed an update. Much to my surprise, it took only …

The reason Ebola isn't being stopped

<b>(CNN) —</b> When she was an undergraduate at Princeton University, books like "The Hot Zone" and "Virus Hunters" captivated Rebecca Levine, inspiring her to become a disease detective.<p>Fifteen years later, Lt. Rebecca Levine, a newly minted officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, stepped off a …

That’s Morgan Freeman’s Son In Red’s Mugshot: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

I’ve seen <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> from start to finish twice. Like many I assume, I’ve seen bits and pieces of it probably 500 times, thanks to TNT’s constant rotation. The movie is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release this week, and if Ted Turner doesn’t have it somewhere on the TNT …

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View

How To Seize Your Most Productive Hours To Get Things Done

Getting into a flow isn’t easy when so many obligations are grabbing at your prime time. Here’s how to tame the day.<p>It’s standard time management advice: match your most difficult tasks to your most productive times. But what if seizing your most productive hours is easier said than done?<p>I was …