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The Worst Colors to Paint Your Home, According to Research

These shades will negatively impact your mood and your style cred.<p>Even though everyone's entitled to their own opinion, we don't think many will disagree with what Australian researchers deemed the world's ugliest color. It's a greenish brown called Opaque Couche that's so unfortunate, it's …

Woman Trying to Prove ‘Vegans Can Do Anything’ Dies of Altitude Sickness on Mount Everest

An Australian woman who set out to climb Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything” died Saturday after developing altitude sickness.<p>Maria …

6 Ways to Revive a Nearly Dead Houseplant

Don't give up hope just yet!<p>Nothing livens up a room more than the green leaves and colorful petals of a houseplant. But anyone who's owned one also knows that it's seriously depressing watching said plant shrink, turn brown, and die a slow painful death. Before you give up, try these tricks that …

Detox 101: How To Do It The Right Way

You’re stuffed with appetizers, a hearty main dish and saturated with alcohol. Now what? You probably have new health resolutions to finish or at …

Street artist installs tiny rooms in manholes - CNN Style

Written by Tomo Taka, The Spaces<p>Urban artist Biancoshock has converted Milanese manholes into tiny rooms to spotlight the extreme conditions people around the world are forced to live in.<p>The satirical intervention -- titled 'Borderlife' -- draws specifically from living standards in Bucharest, …

Art

18 photos that show why you should visit Giethoorn, the charming Dutch village with no cars

1/<p>The idyllic village of Giethoorn is located in the Overijssel province of the Netherlands. It sits within De Weerribben-Wieden National Park, which …

European Travel

Good Bread Takes Time (a Whole Lot of Precious Time)

You know that George Harrison song <i>I've Got My Mind Set on You</i>? It goes something like, "It's gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time / It's …

George Harrison

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is …

Breakfast

What Should I Wear to My Divorce?

There's a reality television show on TLC called <i>Say Yes to the Dress</i> that allows the audience to virtually accompany brides and their entourages as they shop for wedding dresses in a high-end Manhattan bridal salon. This is serious stuff. One gets the feeling that this particular decision is the …

Secret offshore firms 'own area 3 times bigger than London'

LONDON — Offshore companies based in tax havens like the British Virgin Islands own an area in Britain that's three times the size of Greater London, …

How the Impossible Becomes Possible

Arthur C. Clark insisted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Yet most of us have to live in a world of …

Albert Einstein

Mathematician proves McDonald's 'endless' burger combinations aren't endless

Here's a brilliant way to use one's mathematical skills, so you don't get stomped on by the man.<p>In Australia, McDonald's have a product called Create …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

TravelBest Of<p>More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

Getting Your Home Ready for Overnight Guests

<i>We know it's going to impress us (and maybe you!), so we partnered with Sahale Snacks ® to see what some of our favorite creatives do during their in-between time. Today, it's Athena Calderone from Eyeswoon on prepping for guests.</i><p>As much as I love city life, I feel more in tune with myself once I …

The Billionaire Battle in the Bahamas

Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Both are locked in an eight-year legal war with each other that has turned each man’s paradise into hell.<p>The whole thing began over a …

Fermilab Experiment Finds No Evidence That We Live in a Hologram

A controversial experiment at Fermilab designed to hunt for signs that our universe may really be a hologram has failed to find the evidence it was …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was made to look several decades …

Star Wars

Innovation in one of the World’s Oldest Industries—A Report From Kenya

Changing Planet<p><b>Written by Andrew Foote with significant contributions from Catherine Berner and Benjamin Kramer</b><p>There have been great strides in energy access in the past 10 years. We now see consumers using pay-as-you-go solar or even $5 off-grid LED lights. To meet heating and cooking needs …

5 Incredible Adventures in the United Kingdom

Photo: Andrew Slaton<p>When you think of a vacation to the United Kingdom, you're probably envisioning Big Ben, castles, museums, and cathedrals. That side of the UK is well worth a visit, no doubt, but we've got some adventures for you to see the countryside of the United Kingdom like you never have. …

Sailing Halfway Around the World to Find Our Oldest Ancestors

Wildlife<p>The view of the coastline around Mossel Bay in South Africa from the deck of Hōkūle’a. This is where some of the oldest remnants of humanity can be found. (Photo by Daniel Lin)<p>Last week, Hōkūle’a arrived in Mossel Bay, South Africa, which marks the farthest point away from Hawai’i that this …

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

The Last American Killed in World War I Didn’t Have to Die

The French wanted World War I to end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, so they extended the peace treaty a few hours—and in that …

Found in the Archives, Seldom Seen Photos From World War II

U.S. Army soldiers make an amphibious landing on the banks of Germany’s Rhine River. Navy sailors take a break from combat for a dip in the Pacific Ocean. A young marine cleans sand out of his shoe. These World War II–era images are part of a small collection of photographs currently on display in …

Harvard Is Offering Its Entire Collection Of U.S. Case Law To The Internet

In partnership with a legal research startup, Harvard University is digitizing 200 years' worth of U.S. court decisions and putting them in a searchable database.<p>If you aren’t a lawyer, you may be surprised to learn that much of the country’s legal rulings aren’t freely accessible to the public, …

Nagasaki, The City Beyond the Atomic Bomb

Changing Planet<p><b>Nagasaki, Japan</b>— Imagine you are from an ancient city with roots that go back centuries. As a proud citizen, you have a deep knowledge and respect for your local history. You know the ins and outs of your culture; the local dialects that are barely understandable in other parts of …

Escape to one of these 10 luxury resorts this winter

<i>MEXICO</i>One and Only is one of the most exclusive properties in the world, with top hotels in only a few select spots. There is an excellent restaurant …

These 'Food Scans' Will Make You See Vegetables In A Whole New Way

It's a kaleidoscopic cornucopia.<p>Here's a pop quiz for you: Which vegetables are in season right now? Not at the supermarket, but in the countryside a few miles from your home? What can you drive out and pick, fresh off the vine, to eat for dinner tonight?<p>Photographer Henry Hargreaves and frequent …

Onions

22 Fascinating Facts About Warren Buffett’s Success

Today, the 85-year-old investing legend has an estimated net worth of over $70 billion, according to Forbes, making him the third richest man in the …