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How to Use Pigments Like a Pro Makeup Artist

Meet the most versatile product you've never used.<p>When it comes to makeup powders, pure pigments are in a league of their own. Eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and setting powders have clear-cut functions; those little jars of loose, highly saturated color particles are a whole lot less …


13 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

NSA chief: This is what keeps me up at night

Speaking on stage at the Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive conference, Rogers dismissed that analogy because he doesn't think that a massive cyber attacks could ever be as surprising today as the attack on Pearl Harbor was in 1941.<p>It's not a matter of "if," it's a matter of "when."<p>Rogers outlined …

10 Ways to Reimagine IKEA's Iconic LACK Side Table

It's only 10 bucks, so you can afford to get creative.<p>It's only 10 bucks, so you can afford to get creative.

5 Things to Add to Your Fall To-Do List

Just consider this Spring cleaning, round two.<p>You probably give your home a deep clean in the spring, but you should also show it some love at the beginning of fall. Here's where to start:<p>1. Perform a pantry audit.<p>First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering …


12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

12 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

There's more room in those slim spaces and tight corners than you think.<p>Keep everything you need right at your fingertips — but off your countertops.

Incontinence Lingerie Is a Thing — You Know, so You Can Feel Sexy Even if You Leak

No more diapers or pads!<p>New Zealand-based underwear brand Confitex makes "fashionable absorbent underwear for men and women," and its incontinence lingerie debuted at New Zealand Fashion Week on Thursday with a runway show of historical magnitude.<p>"This is the first time, anywhere worldwide, that …

The People the Pot Laws Forgot

In 2012, Lucy, a certified nurse's assistant (CNA) and single mother of two young children, was riding home on the train when a mentally disturbed woman began shouting at her. Police officers in the next car noticed the commotion. They searched Lucy and found a few joints' worth of marijuana in her …

Incense may need a health warning over 'toxic' smoke, claims research

Dozens of toxic and irritant chemicals found in sandalwood and agarwood incense by researchers, with some tests signalling the smoke could be more harmful than cigarettes<p>Burning incense may need to come with a health warning after scientists found it can contain a wide range of dangerous chemicals, …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

10 Things You Can Toss Without Thinking Twice

No, that stockpile of hangers will never come in handy.<p>We get it: Getting rid of your stuff is <i>hard</i>. Not only does it take time and effort, but then there are so many emotional connections to contend with, too. But some things are so trivial, they're not worth saving. So if you crave more space, but …

7 Mistakes That Make Your Yard Look Shabby

Ensure that the first thing guests (and you!) see makes a good impression.<p>1. Letting Weeds Run Rampant<p>It isn't possible to catch every weed the second it pops up, but that's no excuse for just letting them overtake your lawn. Get ahead of the problem by dedicating a little time each week to …

Outdoor Spaces

50 Genius Tips That'll Improve Any Outdoor Space

Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."<p>Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."

10 Beautiful Flowers With Surprising Meanings

Friends don't let friends give tansies. (Camellias are safe, though.)<p>In Victorian times, a rose was not simply a rose — the people of this era loved labeling blooms with very specific meanings. These particular ones, which we found in <i>A Victorian Flower Dictionary</i>, are some of the most interesting.

Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box

JAMESTOWN, Va. — When his friends buried Capt. Gabriel Archer here about 1609, they dug his grave inside a church, lowered his coffin into the ground and placed a sealed silver box on the lid.<p>This English outpost was then a desperate place. The “starving time,” they called it. Scores had died of …

5 Apps That'll Help You Solve Any Color Challenge

Download these to find your perfect palette.<p>In a world where there are countless shades of beige alone, it's no wonder finding a great paint color can take months. Luckily, a new generation of apps for iPhone and Android aim to take some of the guesswork out of the process.<p>Coolors<p><i>Best for: Finding</i> …

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

Your everyday routine could be putting your family at risk.<p>Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Baby Name Advice: Changing the Name After Adoption

Reader Betsy is excited about her new daughter—but wants to welcome her to the family with a new baby name.<p><i>Help! We are adopting a baby girl from foster care and want to change her name. We are considering keeping either her middle or first name, to be used as a middle name. Her current name is</i> …


Many Parents Are Still Confused About Antibiotics

Think you know whether or not your kid needs antibiotics? It turns out, many parents are still unsure of what antibiotics do and when their children should receive them, according to a recently released study.<p>In fact, the research, which appears in the journal of <i>Pediatrics</i>, found that American …

Public Health

9 Lovely Plants That Can Stand Up to Drought


Your Child's Favorite Cartoon May Influence His Eating Habits

Here's more proof that the media influences children—and not always in a good way: A new first-of-its-kind study found that kids are actually more likely to consume unhealthy foods after viewing pudgy, "egg-shaped" cartoon characters.<p>Even though these characters are completely imaginary, kids still …


Why Some Kids Recover From Concussions Faster Than Others

We know that concussions are a serious—and increasingly common—injury. Signs and symptoms tend to vary, which is why no head bump should be taken lightly.<p>But according to new research from the University of California, Los Angeles, children also recover from concussions at different rates depending …

The Brain

35 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

13 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Your shoe collection is saved!<p>Let's face it: Unless you're an Academy Award winner raking in $20 million a movie, you probably don't have enough closet space. And even then, maybe you don't. (Mo' money, mo' shoes, <i>amirite</i>?) Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and …


Every Doctor Who is Playable in Lego Dimensions, but Only One Will Have a Voice Actor

<b>UPDATE 10.12am PT 7/9/2015:</b> While Peter Capaldi is the only Doctor to record new dialogue specific to the game, audio from all of the previous Doctors (taken from the TV show) will be featured within the game.<p>In the same way that real-life Legos let you mix and match sets to create imaginative …

Doctor Who

6 Cleaning Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Stuff

Even innocuous products like dish soap can lead to big (and expensive) problems if you use it for the wrong task.<p>Even innocuous products like dish soap can lead to big (and expensive) problems if you use it for the wrong task.