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Dark lives of China's 'black children'

She has no right to schooling, health care or a formal job. Without a birth certificate or identity papers, she is a "black child", an alien in her own country -- unable to join a public library, get legally married or even take a train.<p>"I was born here, but I don't have any of the rights of a …

2 Simple, Super Beautiful Studio Apartment Concepts For A Young Couple [Includes Floor Plans]

• 1 |<p>The team at int2architecture designed this one bedroom apartment as a temporary home for a young couple. Largely, the design focuses on dividing …

Architizer

India gang rapes: Bodies of teenage cousins 'to be exhumed'

<b>Police in India say they will exhume the bodies of two teenage cousins who were gang-raped and murdered in May for a fresh autopsy, media reports say.</b><p>The girls, who belonged to a low caste, were found hanged from a tree in Uttar Pradesh state in a case that caused global outrage.<p>The father of one …

Ukraine crisis: Russia drafting counter-offer to US demands

Russia has said it is drafting counterproposals to a US plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis. The Kremlin denounced the new western-backed government as an unacceptable “fait accompli” and claimed Russian-leaning parts of the country had been plunged into lawlessness.<p>The Kremlin …

1. Acura ZDX

This oddly shaped alternative to the otherwise amenable Acura MDX midsize luxury crossover SUV takes all the "utility" out of "sport utility." It performs well but the sweeping coupe-like roofline tends to render the back seat and cargo area all but useless. MSRP: $50,920; 2013 sales: 361.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin: 'It's Your Decision' To Drink The Water Or Not

W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed ongoing concerns in parts of his state on Monday, telling residents "it's your decision" to use the water or not.<p>"If you do not feel comfortable drinking or cooking in this water, then use bottled water," Tomblin said at a news conference in Charleston. "I'm …

McDonald's to Its Minimum-Wage Workers: Here's How to Tip Personal Trainers and Nannies

Office Inspiration

Nothing is more inspiring than working in a great office. Letting your creativity flowing around in an enjoyable workspace, is one of the many keys …

Creativity

Infographic: The Wealthiest ZIP Codes In America

The nation’s wealth and privilege is increasingly being compressed into small Super ZIP codes, and most of them are around one major metropolis.<p>If you’ve ever been to a baseball, basketball, or football game, you’ve probably looked up at the skyboxes above and wondered what goes on in them. Unless …

Still A Teenager, Freed Cartel Killer Will Leave Mexico For U.S.

Three years after the startling arrest of a 14-year-old boy for acting as a gang's assassin in Mexico, the boy, now 17, is reportedly heading to the United States, according to media and government reports. Edgar Jimenez, nicknamed El Ponchis — "The Cloak" — is a U.S. citizen who was born in San …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Digital Photography

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

China’s Restriction on Airspace Over Disputed Islets Could Lead to War

The news of a welcome, if temporary, early-Sunday diplomatic breakthrough between the international community and Iran over its nuclear-development …

Articles about colorado cool 7 mile high modern spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to …

Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide

A massacre of the innocents is taking place in the heart of Africa as the world looks the other way.<p>One man describes how his four-year-old son's throat was slit, and how he saw a snake swallowing a baby. A woman explains that she is caring for a young girl because her mother went searching for …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Creativity

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 …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?

In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old student Justin Valdez. As security footage shows, …

Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench

Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. …

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …