Sam Ordonio

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11 Basic Things That Are Difficult to Do in Space (And How Astronauts Do Them)

It’s not easy being an astronaut: Not only are astronauts responsible for maintaining a vessel that’s rocketing through space, but even normal, …

Some Of The Weirdest Laws In Every State In America

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>Although it's fun to think that some congressman pushed a law banning donkeys from bathtubs, most "weird laws" you find online are complete fantasy. But there is certainly an odd collection of US legislation still on the books, so we …

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20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

11 Quotes From Natalie Portman That Prove She Just Gets It

Happy birthday, Nat!

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28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Transform Your Walls With 22 BIG Wall Art DIYs

Gallery walls are amazing but *kinda* time consuming. If you want to make some serious impact with color and design, then maybe it’s time to steer away from that gallery wall template and opt for one giant piece of art. Big wall art can make a small space seem grander and help your large space feel …

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

Best rainy-day activities in Vancouver

It’s a city where pewter-dark skies can dissolve into relentless rain at any time of year. But when you’re in Vancouver and the deluge hits, you have two choices: retreat to your hotel bed or make like a local and pretend it’s just another liquid sunshine day.<p>For those visitors unprepared for a …

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The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

<b>By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.<p><b>El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina</b><p><i>(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy</i><p>Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …

Dog Sledding in Nunavut, Arctic Canada: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 2

Now what would a visit to Nunavut in the depths of early spring be without a "Yoiks tally ho," and a bit of dog sledding? Okay, I don't suppose you actually shout: "Yoiks tally ho," when you're crisscrossing the Arctic on a sled, as those nasty British fox hunters do when crisscrossing England's …

12 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

People with high levels of emotional intelligence are able to recognize and regulate their own emotions along with the emotions of those around them. …

17 Genius Small-Space Garden Ideas

A little green thumb goes a long way.

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The Best Tourist Attractions You Haven't Heard of Yet

The former West is buzzy thanks to Bikini Berlin, a new cool-kid shopping center full of local high-design brands such as Gestalten. Next door, …

How to Survive Winter in Antarctica

The last flight out of the South Pole until November departed on Friday. How do the people left behind cope with months of endless darkness and sub-zero temperatures?<p>The final flight out of the South Pole was Friday, February 13—the last chance to leave until mid-November. Those 40 or so people …

The rich have deep pockets, and even deeper basements

In London, luxurious—and multilevel—basements have become a way that the wealthy can add more space to their homes in posh urban neighborhoods, when …

How To Wear Grey On Grey And Not Look Drab

For those of you who had doubts, wearing grey on grey is <i>totally</i> doable.<p>In fact, variations of the monochromatic look have been popping up on fashion blogs and Instagram accounts all winter season. Now, matching our blacks is something we don't care to mess around with, but head-to-toe grey is a …

How to Give a Memorable Presentation

The <b>10 Commandments of Presentations</b> that I teach in my class on PowerPoint:<p><b>1. Identify and then tell the story</b><p>When we give a presentation, we are …

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

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Darth Vader #1 Alex Ross Variant Cover

StarWars.com is excited to reveal Alex Ross’ stunning, fully-painted variant cover to Marvel’s <i>Star Wars: Darth Vader</i> #1. Coming in 2015 from writer …

Star Wars Chubby Series 1

A modern, geeky take on the world’s most traditional toy, the nesting dolls. These officially licensed Star Wars collectibles are a must-have on the …

Tying The Room Together: A Millennium Falcon Area Rug

This is the 59" X 79" Millennium Falcon Area Rug (available on Amazon for $80, ThinkGeek for $100, and probably other places for I don't know how …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

People are already making awesome fan art for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped lightsaber that has already become both a meme and a source …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Chewbacca Lunchbag

Sure, <i>Star Wars Day</i> was actually yesterday… But your lunch isn’t gonna carry itself, and the Chewbacca Lunchbag exists.<p>Made to look like everyone’s …

A Guide to Wearing Flats, 7 Days a Week

Dear sky-high stilettos: You're beautiful, but do you know what's not? Our bunions.<p>What's a girl to do? Embrace her flats, that's what.<p>Now an acceptable form of footwear for just about anywhere (work, weekend, your baby sister's wedding), flats are taking the streets by storm.<p>Penny-Loafer Tuesdays, …