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Nationwide Protest over Ferguson

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

28 Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You

From classic pastels to offbeat colors.<p>Bored with your pure white kitchen? Try adding a dose of light — or bright — color to liven up your favorite room.

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Farrow & Ball

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Timelapse of Dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ Plants Exploding to Life After Exposure to Water | Colossal

<p>The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme …

Hungry Bear Grudgingly Rescues Drowning Crow Before He Goes Back to His Lunch

A hungry bear at the Budapest Zoo, seemingly tired of the squawking of a drowning crow, grudgingly pulled the noisy bird out of the water by its wing …

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Hardscaping 101: Shou Sugi Ban, Charred Wood Siding

Repeat after us: Shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

Vote for the Best Outdoor Living Space

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both …

The Backyard Trends You're Missing Out On This Summer

During the summer your most coveted space is outdoors. Here, we round up the most popular trends on Instagram to help you make the most of it.<p><b>1. Teepees:</b> Who didn't want a teepee when they were a kid? Now, a chic teepee is the perfect place to escape the hot sun. As seen here.<p><b>2. Vertical Herb</b> …

Being American

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Pop Culture in Pen and Ink

Artist Rik Reimert has an impressive array of celebrity portraits on his website. The simplicity of his crosshatch pen and ink drawings does not …

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Rural house

A Natural, Cheap and Adorable Way to Heat Your Pool

These pool-top lily pads don't just look cute, they also help warm the pool with their polyethylene film. Best of all, this natural heating solution …

Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall

Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In a series of amazing …

My grandpa asked why the trail mix tasted so bad…

saw a guy taping up this sign while walking home.

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

Tap into your body's unused energy by outfoxing your brain<p>While fatigue manifests itself in aching muscles, shorter strides, and decreasing speed, your mind is actually the culprit behind your tiring body. Science has found that your brain is hardwired to slow you down and keep some energy in …

How-To: Homemade Lightbulb

There are few things that I use everyday (and night), but have no idea how to make, more than lightbulbs. Luckily, Instructables member Mr. Fishers3 has put together a terrific homemade lightbulb tutorial to help us create and appreciate these everyday electrical wonders.<p>This lightbulb is made …

21 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Show The Best Of Humanity

On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years.<p>Following a 1960 massacre of non-violent black demonstrators, Mandela — …

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The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

Best Of Home Automation: 5 Cool Automation Gadgets For Your Home

Thanks to our smart phones, wireless Internet and companies that make awesome innovative gadgets, we can now control everything in our homes anytime …