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5 Times Stephen Colbert Changed the World

Since its first episode in 2005, <i>The Colbert Report</i> has mostly served to make us laugh. But Stephen Colbert—both as his over-the-top, …

Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Obama: Worst map in over 50 years

On this Election Day, Democrats are facing the “worst” map in more than 50 years in their uphill battle to hold the Senate, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.<p>Calling in to Connecticut’s WNPR radio station in support of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, Obama took a bearish view of Senate Democrats’ …

For Tea Party, Shutdown Is Worth The Pain

Preston Bates considers the budget stalemate a good return on investment.<p>Bates is executive director of Liberty for All, a libertarian-leaning superPAC that last year spent more than $3 million helping to elect Republican congressmen such as Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Kerry Bentivolio of …

The Government Shutdown Summed Up In One GIF

Thanks for the honesty, congressman!<p>Presiding congressman George Holding of North Carolina was caught by the House camera taking a snooze while his distinguished colleague Louie Gohmert of Texas spoke about "doing what's right for the country."

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

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Making #ceramics in front of #woodcuts #ineedmyclayshack

A peek into my cabinet #handmade #porcelain #jewellery #brooch #necklace #bunny

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

DIY: Handmade Clay Pots - Say Yes

<i>This post is contributed by Claire of Fellow Fellow. See more of her beautiful work here.</i><p>With Mother’s Day coming up in a couple weeks, these …

Woven Rug DIY

Beautiful rugs aren't hard to find, but sometimes they're just not exactly what you're looking for. Or maybe the one you really love is just not in …

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Wooden Chair Makeover // DIY

I found this chair at a local thrift shop for a few bucks last week. It was so dirty and tattered, but I knew it just needed a little bit of lovin' …

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

Woodworking

diy project: recycled leather & wood shelf

A hanging leather shelving project has been on my to-do list for a while; to be honest, the biggest delay was just finding the right belts. Has …

Vintage Revivals

I am so IN LOVE with today’s project I want to lick my wall. Remember last week when we chatted about overcoming a major project/idea fail? This post …

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Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique <br>garden greenhouse or potting shed? Old windows, doors, and other …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …

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EPA Warns Americans Not To Breathe

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Biomass: should we burn trees to generate electricity?

5.47pm BST<p>My verdict<p>Taken at face value, "burning trees" to generate electricity seems wrong-headed for a variety of reasons. But, as today's …

The Plight of the Honeybee

Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating this summer's crops. The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years,</b> …

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College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists

At about 300 colleges across the country, young activists worried about climate change are borrowing a strategy that students successfully used in decades past. In the 1980s, students enraged about South Africa's racist Apartheid regime got their schools to drop stocks in companies that did …

Zoo seeks mate for last surviving 'gorgeously ugly' fish

<b>London Zoo is appealing to fish keepers to try to find a mate for a critically endangered, tropical species.</b><p>The Mangarahara cichlid is extinct in the wild but the three in captivity are all male.<p>The Zoo, which describes the fish as "gorgeously ugly", is hoping to start a conservation programme if a …

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Global Warming Turns (Some) Women into Hookers

You heard the old joke about how the New York Times would headline a story about a giant asteroid heading toward earth with a deadly force that would …