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Fearing Brexit, Brussels pulls plug on kettles ban

Brussels stalls on plans to ban high-power kettles and toasters over fears of further upsetting British voters ahead of June 23 vote<p>Brussels is temporarily pulling the plug on plans to ban high-powered kettles and toasters in order to avoid giving anti-EU campaigners fresh ammunition in the …

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This New Platform For Standing At Work Is Made From Recycled Tires

Another standing desk accessory–this one a little better for the environment.<p>A team of L.A.-based designers has found a new use for the millions of tires that are thrown out every year: recycle them into a bouncy, comfortable platform that might make you more likely to use a standing desk.<p>“A lot of …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

Tesla improves Summon feature with more safety

Tesla's slow but steady progression towards fully autonomous driving continues. Last month, the company announced beta testing of its "Summon" remote parking feature.The California-based electric vehicle maker is updating the feature to increase the safety factor.<p>Of course, while Tesla might want …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

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29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

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The Beauty of Symmetry in 12 Photos

Symmetry has always been a source of obsession in architecture. In Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and later during the Renaissance, symmetry was …

Secrets of New York City's Grand Central Terminal

© Peter Pesta<p>Not only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world's most beautiful train stations, it's also one of New York's most fascinating landmarks. Host to more than 750,000 people who pass through it daily, the station is a crossroads for locals, commuters, and tourists from all over the …

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The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

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Cannes 2015: The Irrational Man and The Lobster red carpet

LIFESTYLE PARTIES<p><b>On day three at Cannes, Woody Allen showed Irrational Man off-competition, walking the red carpet alongside Emma Stone and Parker</b> …

10 weird gadgets that are really popular

Goofy gadget concepts, along with their pun-driven brands and bizarre commercials, have moved from "As Seen on TV" to crowdfunding sites.<p>Here are 10 of the weirdest gadgets on Indiegogo and Kickstarter that made our foreheads crinkle with wonder.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Wired In.</b> Telling someone to go away is hard. If …

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

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Three worries for post-election pound enthusiasts

The British pound is having its best day in five years as early results in the U.K. election suggest a surprise victory for incumbent Prime Minister …

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Jean-Claude Juncker pledge to help David Cameron win acceptable EU deal for Britain

European Commission president promises to work with British PM 'to strike a fair deal for the United Kingdom'<p>Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, has promised to work with David Cameron to negotiate Britain's EU membership.<p>Congratulating Mr Cameron on achieveing his …

14 Unique Shelves That Are Totally Easy To DIY

No House Beautifails here.<p>DIY crafting is one thing, but wall installations are an entirely different level of OMG, not happening. Don't stress about handling a drill or hammer, because these DIY wall shelves are so easy, anyone can tackle them. Get ready to gain all the storage potential—whether …

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Why the UK election matters to the rest of the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oh, how analysts worried ahead of UK elections.<p>They were certain voters would fill Parliament with extreme political factions making it tough to form a new government, much less keep one together.<p>They feared the election would reshape Britain's global role, having ripple effects around the …

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DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans

Strands of DNA taken from ancient corpses have revealed an unexpected addition to the ancestral roots of modern Europeans.<p>The first <i>Homo sapiens</i> arrived in Europe about 45,000 years ago, and these hunter-gatherers were replaced by early farmers who brought agriculture to the continent more than …

How Pinterest fosters creativity

Gaby Dalkin, whose blog, What's Gaby Cooking, gets half a million uniques a month, is a Pinterest obsessive. On one of those hot, airless Los Angeles …

Beautifully Abstract Aerial Views of Colorful Tulip Fields in The Netherlands

Rome-based nature and wildlife photographer Simone Sbaraglia ventured to The Netherlands to document the billions of magnificent tulips for which the country is known. He rented a plane to take him high above the fields in order to transform the flowers into magically captivating abstractions …

The 12 worst things to do in Paris

<b>1. Going to the Champs-Élysées</b><p>Beloved by hordes of prattling foreign teenagers, Parisian are careful to avoid this thoroughfare - and with good reason. Full of international chains and overpriced restaurants selling dreadful food, as well as car show rooms and the Paris headquarters of Iran Air, it …

Top 20 free things to do in Dublin

Dublin may not be the cheapest destination in Europe but don’t let that stop you; some of the best stuff to see and do here is completely free.<p>From walking tours to tranquil gardens and Oscar Wilde to Samuel Beckett, here's our guide to enjoying Ireland's capital without reaching for your bank card.<p>…

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Expert guide to Croatia

If you are not tied to school holidays, the best time to visit Croatia is during the “shoulder-season” months of May and June and September and October. Then you can expect pleasant sunny days ideal for swimming in the sea and sunbathing, with all the tourist facilities up and running but no …

What the fashion editors take on holiday

With the Guardian fashion team about to embark on their various summer holidays, conversations have turned to packing.<p>Clearly it's been a slow week but, still, whether you've a tendency to over-pack, under-pack or panic-pack, this bit of the holiday is – suspend your disbelief – the least fun. But …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

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Middle Eastern Grilling Recipes, from Lamb Chops and Tabbouleh to Pickles and Dips

Middle Eastern grilling recipes, from lamb chops and tabbouleh to pickles and dips, from cookbook author Anissa Helou<p><b>Sunday is grilling day in Lebanon</b>, where I grew up. It didn’t matter if people lived in the country or the city: If they had a sliver of outside space, they set up their <i>manqal</i> (a low …

City Social, London, restaurant review

Superchef du jour Jason Atherton is in danger of spreading his talent too thin<p>At City Social, housed on the 24th floor of the romantically named Tower 42, the eye dwelt on the futuristic Gherkin while the mind sought sanctuary in the past. Contemplating this latest asset in the burgeoning portfolio …

Do You Know Where Your Aquarium Fish Come From?

Tracking the species caught for the unevenly regulated aquarium trade is a complicated task.<p>Watching flamboyantly colored fish flit about a saltwater aquarium can be relaxing. Figuring out where they came from, and whether they were caught in a sustainable manner, can be an exercise in …

Sweden’s wild west coast

If there is one lesson to learn from a trip up the Bohuslän coastline, it is this: upon accepting an invitation to spend the evening drinking with a Swedish fisherman called Johan, realise that much of the following day will be spent with head in hands, wondering at which point during the singsong, …