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These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

Home Decorating

Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin to World Athletics Championships 100m

Under darkened Beijing skies there was a moment of blinding light. For two years Justin Gatlin has been the undisputed king of sprinting as well as athletics’ most notorious character but, cometh the hour, cometh Usain Bolt – by the narrowest of margins in a messily thrilling 100m world …

Justin Gatlin

100 bits of wisdom

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

50 Must-See Movies of 2013

Marlow Stern previews next year’s most promising films.

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Google Earth

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

How To Design A Beautiful And Functional Kitchen Island

<b>Modern kitchen islands</b> are exceptionally versatile and useful additions that make your life a lot easier. They are also incredibly popular and are on …

10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors

While you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of …

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Spaces for cooking and congregating.<p>Create a space for kids and adults to cook, chat, and congregate with these designer tips.

9 Treatments for High Windows

Tall windows should not be completely disguised or hidden – they should be the center of attention! Here are some treatment ideas to help you bring …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

10 of The Most Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid!

A few small tweaks to your space can make all the difference. Knowing right from wrong can transpire a cramped and chaotic space into one that is …