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Before + After: A Forgettable Family Room Gets A Sophisticated Second Chance

The formerly dark space gets a clean, sophisticated, cream-colored new look.<p>When interior designer Stacey Cohen first saw the dark fireplace and oversized built-in cabinets in the family room of her clients's home, she knew she had her work cut out for her.<p>The fireplace sat at an awkward angle, but …

Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia

"The position of Jews in Europe today is the worst since the end of World War II. Jews [are] gripped by fear and there is a very real new exodus of Jews from Europe," EJC President Vyasechlav Moshe Kantor told Putin, Russia Today reported.<p>He blamed the increase in attacks on the rise of the …

Israel

Sam Smith Only Just Waking Up To Racism Shows He’s Just Part of the Problem

He may have become "woke," but it's hard to ignore the fact that a man celebrated for music indebted to black culture had failed to recognize the privilege of protection that his whiteness affords him.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK</i><p>When did you first realize the world wasn’t solely …

Sam Smith

Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger

UNTAVI, Bolivia (AP) — Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.<p>Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not …

Natural Gas
Weather

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

The Perfect Mindfulness Practice For Every Astrological Sign

Many people in the wellness community love to meditate and tout the practice frequently. However, it can certainly seem like a hard sell for people …

7 habits of remarkably successful leaders

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get things done. Unfortunately, almost 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent, and this shortage has a negative impact on the ability of …

Leadership

Too much information? The writers who feel the need to reveal all

Marriage break-ups, a son’s drug addiction, sexual transgression … what makes some writers confess their most painful secrets? Are they just narcissistic, asks Blake Morrison, or is theirs a noble quest for truth?<p>The confessional memoir is disreputable. Critics tend to dismiss it as the equivalent …

Literature

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. …

10 Glamorous Places That Are Also Totally Spooky

Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock and his amazing movies, these global destinations have a whole new cache.<p><i>"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible." —Alfred Hitchcock</i>

New York City

Close up and personal: Pedro Jarque Krebs's haunting animal portraits - Telegraph

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of the more ironic images in recent weeks has been Christian youth loudly jeering a small group of Satanists who …

Religion

Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

"The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said.<p>The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 …

Russia

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

Success

The Last Stand: Abandoned World War II structures, in pictures - Telegraph

Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Our brain is probably the most neglected, abused and poorly understood organ of our entire body. While sports concussions and Alzheimer's awareness are at an all-time high, many of us fail to protect our brain from potentially reversible decline.<p>The No. 1 cause of cognitive decline is not the 13 …

The Brain

Interview: Breathtaking Images of Underwater Life Captured by Freediving Photographers

For nearly 15 years, freediving and photography duo Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud of Fisheye have been exploring and documenting the stunning depths of the world's oceans. The two friends hit the seas when they're not working at their day jobs in Paris, using their time away from the office to slip …

Extreme Sports

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Jet Lag

What If Success Was Measured by How Well You’ve Loved?

<b>“That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson</b><p>When I was a child, I learned a lot from my parents …

Adele: Hello video directed by Xavier Dolan

As if the return of Adele wasn’t a big enough deal on its own, the 27-year-old singer went ahead and made history with her first music video since …

How Expectations Undermine Our Relationships & Happiness

<b>“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ~Bruce Lee</b><p>A few years ago, my husband was …

Leg Workout | The Best Exercises For Quadriceps Development

The Quadriceps are a group of muscles that make up the overall mass of the legs. Together, they form one of the largest muscle groups on the human …

Workouts

Master Bedroom Ideas for Creating a Comforting, Stylish Escape

Your home’s master bedroom should feel like an oasis. It should be the relaxing space where you can go to escape the rest of life’s never-ending …

5 Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Options for Crazy-Busy Mornings

<i>By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best way to set your day up -- and give yourself the energy to power through it -- is to have a healthy breakfast. "Breakfast is like putting gas in your car before you go on a long trip," says Abby Langer, RD. And in an ideal world, you'd have enough time …

Nutrition

NASA Captures Solar System Being 'Destroyed' For The First Time And Gives A Glimpse Of Earth's Final Fate

NASA's scientists have for the first time, seen a solar system being "destroyed" and have predicted what the final days of our own planetary system …

Astronomy

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…