Hester

4,012 Flips | 20 Magazines | 5 Likes | 255 Followers | @hesterhoff | Keep up with Hester on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hester”

How to Spot a Sociopath: The 13 Horrifying Symptoms

Sociopaths tend to have lots of scary traits in common.<p>Gordon Gekko from <i>Wall Street</i>, Don Draper from <i>Mad Men,</i> and Frank Underwood from <i>House of Cards</i> are all charming, manipulative people who totally lack a social conscience and exploit other people for their own gain. In other words, they're …

Mental Health

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage That You Can Have Too

How to you maximize space while creating a traditional Southern home? We've got the answers here.<p>When Atlanta architect Brandon Ingram was tasked …

Living Rooms

The Timeless Backsplash Trend We Can Always Count On

We’re suckers for pretty tile. While homeowners and designers have been all about the clean, mod look of glossy white subway tile for the last few …

Interior Design

7 Design Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your House Plans

Designing your own custom home means getting ultimate control over your abode. Whether your wish list is a mile long or you’re looking to downsize, …

Bedrooms

The Teflon Mind: How to let go of the past

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” — Lao Tzu<p><b>Why can’t I just move on?</b><p>Everyone tells you: “let go.” …

Stanford University

Esther Mahlangu gives feather-light masterclass at National School of the Arts

On Wednesday the National School of the Arts hosted a session with renowned painter Esther Mahlangu in celebration of Heritage Month. A class of 31 …

African Languages

Top South African court OKs private use of cannabis

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Africa's Constitutional Court approved the private use and cultivation of cannabis Tuesday, which could be a step toward broader legalization.<p>In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the …

South Africa

6 Ways to Slow Down and Live in the Moment

We admit it: Being present may be simple, but that’s not the same thing as easy. It’s common to get swept up in the past or spend too much time dreaming about the future. And living in the moment can be extra-tough when life gets chaotic or the unexpected happens. Nevertheless, learning to be …

Gratitude

Alibaba's Jack Ma says U.S.-China trade war ends 1 million U.S. jobs promise: Xinhua

(Reuters) - Alibaba (BABA.N) Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.<p>Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world's two largest …

South-east Asia

The 'Great Bull' market is 'dead,' and here's what's next, Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts

The "Great Bull" market that came after the financial crisis is dead due to slowing economic growth, rising interest rates and too much debt, …

Bank of America

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer says, 'Tell me about yourself'

Hiring managers often kick off interviews with a deceptively simple question: "Tell me about yourself."<p>Interviewees may be tempted to gloss over this …

Something Unexpected and Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults

The detection of strange, unpredicted behavior deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists have an …

San Andreas

The Secret Google Map Trick You've Got to Try

There's no quicker way to ruin a vacation or even a fun weekend outing in your hometown than to forget where you parked.<p>While you may rely on Google …

Google Maps

9 Furniture Pieces That Will Never Go Out of Style

You don't often hear people complaining about the roll-arm upholstered sofa or white tulip dining table they bought. There are just some pieces that …

Sofa

AI can protect elephants from poachers — here’s how

A project by the USA’s Cornell University has been using Artificial Intelligence to help with protecting elephants in Afrika against poaching.<p>Named the Elephant Listening Project (ELP), the initiative tracks elephant herds across the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. The …

National Parks

Khaled Hosseini Says A Succinct 'Sea Prayer' For A Refugee's Journey

Khaled Hosseini is known for his books about Afghanistan: <i>The Kite Runner</i>, <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed.</i><p>His latest work <i>Sea Prayer</i> is a departure from those best-selling novels — it's a short work of fiction that captures the heartbreak of the Syrian refugee crisis. It's told as …

Canadian Literature

Artist Who Died 73,000 Years Ago Challenges Us Today

The discovery of the world’s oldest painting, from more than 73,000 years ago, contributes to the ongoing debate over what, exactly, being human means. Other “human” traits — from tool use to planning to compassion — have been observed in other animals, but only humans seem to have the kind of …

Humanity

Robot jellyfish could save the world’s coral reefs

The world’s coral reefs are in dire need of some love. Global warming and ocean temperature spikes have left massive stretches of vital coral reefs …

Coral Reefs

South Africa gangs 'threaten' rare sea snail existence

<b>Poachers linked to South African drug gangs are threatening the existence of a species of abalone, a sea snail that is highly prized by restaurants in China, a new report says.</b><p>Stocks of abalone are declining at an unprecedented rate, according to research by conservation group Traffic.<p>The affected …

South Africa

Behind the Shutter: James Oatway on photographing South Africa's Red Ants

This dramatic image shows a man​ carrying two small children by their arms during an eviction operation in Bree Street, Johannesburg. ​<p>The man is a ​major in the Red Ants​,​​ a private eviction and security firm based in South Africa's biggest city​ recognisable by their trademark red overalls and …

Ants

We Now Know Why Great White Sharks Gather In a Mysterious Ocean Void

One of the ocean’s most tantalizing questions has been answered by an expedition to a remote zone in the middle of the Pacific.<p>Marine biologists have solved a fascinating ocean riddle—the purpose of the “white shark cafe,” a remote spot between Hawaii and Baja California, situated in the Pacific …

White Shark

We Looked Into Whether It's Worth Taking Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia and depression to high blood pressure and glucose levels, but does it really work as advertised?<p>Maybe you’re among the seven percent of Americans who experienced depression in the past year or the one in three who has trouble …

High Blood Pressure

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

One Smart Reason to Keep Your Empty Tissue Boxes

Empty tissue boxes: Can't live with them, but can't figure out anything to do with them once they're empty (other than just tossing them). Luckily, …

Laundry Rooms

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Baby Boomers sometimes believe Millennials are entitled and lazy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>Millennials have entered a professional …

Millennials

The Aftermath of Hurricane Florence: Pictures

Floods

Cool And Sophisticated Designs For Gray Bathrooms

Cool And Sophisticated Designs For Gray Bathrooms ← Back to article<p>gray-bahtroom-vanityPreviousNext<p>BACK TO ARTICLE:

Interior Design

The One Big Drawback to Beautiful Walk-In Showers

I'm sure you've seen them—the elegant, modern showers that, with no door to separate them from the rest of the space, seem to meld seamlessly with …

Ties between Africa and China strengthen after Cooperation Forum

Xi Jinping and his colleagues spent the last week feting the leaders from 53 of 54 African nations at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) …

Africa