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Design Studio Creates Modular Cardboard Furniture for Cats

Dedicated cat owners are always looking for the latest and greatest in things for their felines, especially when it comes to cat furniture. There are plenty of unfortunate scratchers and condos on the market that doesn't appeal to the discerning pet owner. Plus, what are they to do when their cat …

Furniture

The Monster From Netflix's 'The Ritual' Deserves A Cult Following

Netflix’s latest and greatest horror film <i>The Ritual</i> is a bit like a Steadicam <i>Blair Witch Project</i>, now with added character development and plot. If you haven’t watched it yet, please do so – then you can read this spoiler-filled article.<p><i>Spoilers Ahead</i><p>The film has already built up a bit of a cult …

H.P. Lovecraft

Imaginary Worlds is the slick, deep-dive podcast sci-fi and fantasy fans need to hear

NPR for Sci-fi fans<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column Pod Hunters, we co</i><i>ver</i> <i>what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>A couple of months ago, the members of my science fiction writer’s group were talking about …

Science Fiction

Drake Gave Away The Whole $1 Million Budget For ‘The God’s Plan’ Video — Don’t Tell The Label

Drake switches it up for the long-awaited “God’s Plan” video. After weeks of headlines featuring The Boy making charitable donations to schools and paying for grocery shopping sprees, he’s finally released the best flex in the history of rap music videos.<p>If that seems like a bold claim, it’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

You can find anything on Craigslist. I found my obsession, my worst nightmare.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Relationships

Baked Pici Pasta With Sausage Ragu

<i>Serves 8-10</i><p><b>For the pici:</b><p>2 cups semolina flour, plus more for dusting<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>Pinch of salt<p>1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<p>1¼ cups</b> …

Italian Food

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Healthy Eating

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel like their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

Cyber security is a job for chief executives, not just the IT team

Data breaches are no longer the exception, but the norm.<p>More data was lost or stolen in the first half of last year than in the whole of 2016, with …

Cybersecurity

A Strasbourg Attic Conversion with Minimalist...

A Strasbourg Attic Conversion with Minimalist Scandi Vibes<p>Parisian firm f+f architectes breathes fresh life into a 1901 Jugendstil building in …

Interior Design

18 pictures of contemporary kitchens in Pietermaritzburg

Contemporary kitchens are timeless. You can never go wrong when it comes to a contemporary kitchen design as it suits everyone’s taste and the …

Kitchens

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

23 Times Jack Pearson From “This Is Us” Proved To Be The Best Character On TV

Spoilers (and moments that'll make you sob) ahead!

TV

Raise softly and deliver a big exit

In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup than it is about what comes out. It’s true that most companies fail to exit gracefully, and of those that do, …

Venture Capital

The 25 Best Bedtime Stories of All Time

Getting kids ready for bed can feel like a constant struggle. One thing that makes it easier? A great read to trick entice them to put on their pj's …

Books

I Deal With Social Anxiety Creating Surreal Self-Portraits

My name is Monica Lazăr, I live in Bucharest, Romania, and I discovered my passion for photography four years ago. From the beginning, photography …

Romania

How artificial intelligence is unleashing a new type of cybercrime

Rather than hiding behind a mask to rob a bank, criminals are now hiding behind artificial intelligence to do their attack. However, financial …

Cybersecurity

'A hellish nightmare': how Trump's travel ban hit a Syrian refugee family

The Ghazouls arrived in the US days before the travel ban but one daughter applied too late: ‘Our family is now scattered’<p>Naief and Nsreen Ghazoul are seated in a circle around their living room with their children, sipping hot chocolate on a dreary evening in January, beaming as their 18-month-old …

Immigration

How to Take Great City Photos at Night

Intimidated by nighttime photography? Here’s an inspiring 11-minute video from photographer Peter McKinnon on how you can take better photos of …

Photography

Life Mimicking Art | Portrait Photographer Shoots In The Way Of Master Baroque Painters

The charted path of photographers can be, at times, a little predictable, and that’s not a bad thing either. Most of us follow an arc which is …

The Best Salespeople and Entrepreneurs Have One Trait That Sets Them Apart From Everyone Else

It's about knowing which activities produce results.<p><i>How do salespeople and entrepreneurs get so much done with so little time, and resources? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bernie</b> …

Time Management

Use These 5 Copywriting Tips In Your Sales Emails To Improve Your Response Rates

The best salespeople use these simple copywriting tricks to make their emails stand a world apart from the competition<p>We all get them: emails so careless or poorly written a fifth-grade student could produce a better message. What happened? And, more importantly, how did such a travesty go out to …

Copywriting

These Luxury Kitchens Will Make You Want to Cook All Day

What features do luxury kitchens have in common? Some answers are obvious: lots of marble, expansive islands, and high-end appliances. We all know …

Kitchens

Merging AI and human minds could make the workforce smarter

Given the promise of AI technology, it’s possible our world could one day mimic the storyline from <i>Blade Runner</i>. Last year, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, stated that “robots will be able to do everything better than us,” implying even CEOs like himself may be in danger of job loss.<p>However, …

Artificial Intelligence

What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Almost as soon as they can focus past the end of their noses, babies today are waving at Grandpa on video chat and swiping the screens on all kinds of devices.<p>It's just plain unsettling to watch a baby in a stroller with an iPad. Especially when his mother is looking at her phone at the same …

Texas Tech

How to Use a Light Meter | Fundamentals To Improve Your Photography

One of the last pieces of equipment newer photographers tend to think about getting is a dedicated light meter. In this digital age, dedicated light …

Photography

The Bold, Trending Material That Could Dethrone White Marble

White has ruled the roost in kitchen design for almost the past decade, both in turns of cabinetry and countertops, but other finishes are finally …

Trends