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One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

Dine Outdoors Like a French Family: 12 Ideas to Steal

How does a French family dine outdoors? In style, of course, with a certain insouciant mix of high-low: outdoor furnishings that look just as good …

Landscaping

'Xennials' were born in the early '80s — here are all the ways they're different from the millennials they were supposed to be

If you were born between 1977 and 1985, you're officially a member of the microgeneration known as xennials.<p>The term was coined by Sarah Stankorb in a 2014 Good magazine article to describe a group that straddles Gen X, born between 1965 and 1980, and millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, …

Demographics

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

Parenting

Handmade Sketchbooks Teeming with Colorful Calligraphy, Diagrams, Sketches, and Travel Ephemera by José Naranja | Colossal

<p>José Naranja creates beautifully detailed sketchbooks by collaging elements of photography, writing, stamps, and his own precise drawings of …

Drawing

7 Ways Parents Unwittingly Encourage Bad Behavior in Kids

What's that you say? You would never encourage bad behavior in your child? If you're doing any of the following, you might be doing just that. …

Required Reading: Brilliant & Wild—A Garden from Scratch in a Year by Lucy Bellamy

So much of garden-making is in the long game. Waiting for plants to fill out and to reach their potential can take years. But for anyone with a bare …

Your 10 Most Common Basement Dilemmas, Solved

Poor Layout<p>1/10<p>1/10<p>Photo Credit: unsplash.com<p>It's best to plan your bedrooms and bathrooms first. Building code requires proper egress windows in …

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Baking Soda – A Must Have in Your Garden

Everyone know the vast use of baking soda in the kitchen and around the house.<p>Well, it also has tonnes of uses in the garden.<p>Here are some of the …

10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden

Epsom salt is comprised of hydrated magnesium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral first found in the well waters of Epsom, England. Epsom salt has …

NFL

5 Costly Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

A little knowledge about Medicare's ins and outs could save you a lot of money.<p>It's that time of year again. Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. …

Baseball

10 ways to style your bed like a pro

<b>What's the best way to dress and style a bed?</b><p>It's something that many of us give a lot of thought to – and equally, many of us would love to, but …

Home Decorating

How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

These Europeans came to live a British dream. Is it all over?

Hard-working and self-reliant, they moved to the UK to get ahead. But tough talk on immigration makes many fear for the future<p>On the southern edge of Peterborough is a new residential development called Cardea – a huge expanse of housing served by a solitary Morrisons supermarket and a self-styled …

Labor Economics
Germany
Germany

Karl Ove Knausgaard: what makes life worth living?

August 28. Now, as I write this, you know nothing about anything, about what awaits you, the kind of world you will be born into. And I know nothing about you. I have seen an ultrasound image and have laid my hand on the belly in which you are lying, that is all. Six months remain until you will be …

Literature

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Bathroom | Investopedia

Is your bathroom looking a little outdated? Homeowners all over the country spend a not-small portion of their morning in a room that may be in …

Home Improvement

Sleeping at Sissinghurst: An Overnight Stay at England’s Most Famous Garden

At Sissinghurst Castle, where Vita Sackville-West created her breathtaking gardens in Kent, England, the very best times for wandering are the early …

23 Totally Cringeworthy Home Inspection Nightmares

Devious contractors and ill-informed homeowners have been known to take shortcuts, but these faux pas are downright dangerous.<p>Home inspectors have the eye and experience to catch code violations and household damage before the home buyer gets stuck with them. Some problems, such as dirty filters …

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