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Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …

Chemistry

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Plants

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

Stereotypes

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Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Invisible women: can you spot the mothers in these photographs?

With exposure times of half a minute, Victorian mothers wanting a portrait of their children had to disguise themselves as chairs, couches and curtains to hold them still. The results, captured in Linda Fregni Nagler's book The Hidden Mother, are both touching and unsettling

Sexy Paint Colors

Black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.<p>What's your idea of sexy? Forbidden and dangerous, smoky and sophisticated, warm and earthy? Here's how to get the look with color in shades of black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.

Cool Boys Room Paint Ideas For Colorful And Brilliant Interiors

Designing a boy’s room is not a task for the faint of heart! It takes plenty of haggling, some smart compromises and a few creative ideas to reach a …

Top to Toe Lavish Bathrooms

• 1 |<p>This swath of creamy tiles views like a luxurious wallpaper, complete with a large repeat pattern that brings a feeling of expense. The textured …

70 Bachelor Pad Living Room Ideas

Beautifully decorated bachelor pads often tend to evoke images of slick leather surfaces, stylish gadgets, automated systems and an iPad or two …

31 Inspiring Mezzanines to Uplift Your Spirit and Increase Square Footage

Best displayed under soaring ceilings, <b>mezzanines</b> are versatile, functional spaces that help better lit up and ventilate a home and extend visual …

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

Quick Quiz: What's Your "State" of Mind?

Does your personality fit where you've chosen to live? Over more than a decade, researchers surveyed 1.6 million Americans to create personality …

6 Quick Decorating Changes

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80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

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.

Sofa

12 Fall Nail Art Trends to Start Wearing Now

When temperatures started to rise, we shared our favorite summer nail art tutorials. And now that we’re headed into fall, we’re gushing over trends for the upcoming season that you have to check out. While the colors are getting predictably richer in tone, the designs are as creative as ever. So …

Quick And Easy Dinner Recipes For Back-To-School (PHOTOS)

If kids only knew how hard back-to-school was for parents, they might not complain about it as much as they do. With the earlier wake up, hectic morning schedules, after-school activities and dinner that has to be made before the new earlier bedtime, it makes us all wish summer lasted a whole lot …

Why You Must Absolutely Paint your Walls Gray

<b>Gray</b> is the hot new “in” color. It’s recently taken front and center, upstaging it’s neutral cousins, taupe, beige and ivory. Gray is the little …

15 Natural Ways To Clean With Lemons!

Lemons are obviously a delicious treat and easy ingredient to so many wonderful recipes. But it’s also a fierce and fast natural cleaning solution. …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

Interior Design

Watch The 2013 World Yo-Yo Champion's Greatest Tricks

Waaay beyond "walking the dog"<p>Looking for something new to learn in the next year? Why not consider becoming a master yo-yo-er? Kottke found and posted this video from this year's winner of the World Yo-Yo Contest.<p>Kottke also posted videos from yo-yo contests and ads in 2000, 1989 and 1976, to show …

Devil's Food Cake vs. Chocolate Cake: What's The Difference?

There's something about the suggestively sinful nature of devil's food cake that makes it infinitely more appealing than regular chocolate cake. Even those of us who don't really know the difference are still lured by this cake with its dark side. We can't help it, we're instinctively attracted to …

The Backlash Against Tipping Gains Momentum

Who wants to get rid of tipping now? <b>Martha Cheng</b> of <i>Honolulu Magazine</i>, and also California restaurateur <b>Jay Porter</b>. Porter actually abolished the practice of tipping at his now-shuttered restaurant <b>the Linkery</b> — instead adding an <b>automatic 18% service fee</b> to all bills — and he writes on Quartz "our …

I’m Sorry; It’s Just Our Policy

You probably wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I belong to a gym.<p>It’s not the fanciest gym on the planet, but it’s reasonably nice and the only …