Josh Brecht

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Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Here’s a countertop that’s billed as combining the best that nature and man have to offer. Engineered quartz, as it’s known, is made of quartz and …

Richard Hanna, a representative from New York, said Trump is ‘deeply flawed in endless ways’ while Clinton has advocated for many causes he also supports<p>Richard Hanna, a Republican congressman from New York, has said he will vote for Hilary Clinton this November, making him the first member of …

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We all have A Blue Mind: Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.<p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but …

Genius Teacher Teaches Kids About Bullying By Using Two Apples

Bullying has a devastating effect on children and it’s not only the child being bullied who is affected. Bullying is a cycle that affects everyone …

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

This Sustainable Home Cost Less Than $10k to Build

Name: Taylor and Steph Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California Size: 560 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned Some people dream of living …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Psychology

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

32 Wow-Worthy Home Makeovers

FengShui: Optimize Positive Energy In Your Home

<b>Ready to choose your fengshui color?</b><p><b>This quick and easy fengshui color guide will surely help you creating the best possible choice concerning the</b> …

From Child Warrior to Refugee Lawyer—Deng Adut’s Story Is Truly Inspiring

Recently, Australia’s Western Sydney University started an ad campaign that focuses on the incredible journey of one of its students rather than the …

War

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

21 Simply Beautiful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint On a Kitchen - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

Known to be a beautiful constant in any design line, chalkboard is used to revamp interior designs worldwide in a heartbeat, it takes minutes to …

25 Of The Best Rooms Of 2015

Warning: You're going to want to redecorate.<p>We combed through our archives to find the most inspirational, and unabashedly stylish rooms to appear in ELLE DECOR and on our site this year.

Interior Design

This Is What The Holiday Season Does To Your Brain

Giving, gratitude and all that sugar can make you feel awesome. But the winter blues are real, too.<p>It turns out that there's a whole network in our brains devoted to the Christmas spirit.<p>Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark accidentally found evidence of the network when they were …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Thanksgiving/Black Friday Online Sales Hit $4.5B, 34% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices — led by smartphones — accounting for a record $1.5 billion of that amount, with $2.72 billion spent on BlackFriday and $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving. The figures come from Adobe, …

A World Without Refugees: Syria, Latin America, and U.S. Foreign Policy

<i>The violence in Syria has displaced 6.5 million people.</i> (Freedom House/Flickr)<p>As an alarming majority of Americans stand ready to turn away thousands Syrian refugees, it is worth noting that the United States has been facing a refugee crisis for a long time, we have just been calling them …

You can now try Firefox OS 2.5 on your Android device with a quick APK install

Bored with your current flavor Android, but don’t want to flash a new ROM? You’re in luck. Firefox has today released an interesting “Developer Preview” version of their web-based Firefox OS.<p>The Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview is an experimental app that lets you use an almost-complete version of …

#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens - CNN

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Watch eight minutes of the new Windows 10-powered Xbox One dashboard

Right on schedule. A test version of Microsoft's redesigned Xbox One dashboard, powered by Windows 10, is rolling out to select members of the Xbox One preview program starting today. If you happen to be among the chosen participants, hey, congratulations. If not, here's an eight-minute video of …

Windows 10

Heartbreaking Faces of Migrants’ Children in Pictures

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Musician Turns KKK March Into a Hilariously Cartoonish Joke

When a bunch of KKK marchers made their way to a rally, a sousaphone-playing musician expressed his disagreement with the group in a hilariously …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The US President tweets a message to Russia and Iran after a suspected chemical …