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7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

If we see one more Malm dresser...<p><i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head …

Behind Boehner's crackdown on conservatives

The speaker has resisted a get-tough management approach in the past. But the shackles are off now.<p>Voting against John Boehner’s bid for a third term as speaker has been very bad for Rep. Richard Nugent.<p>The speaker’s friends and aides thought the Florida Republican was a trustworthy ally. Nugent …

These Gigantic Pivoting Glass Doors are the World's Largest

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Inkblock – Adobe Illustrator Actions

The Inkblock Adobe Illustrator actions for quick and easy vector stamp effects.<p>With <b>Inkblock</b> you get <b>10 Adobe Illustrator actions</b> that let you create …

Online Mortgage Startup Lenda Expands, Aims To Shake Up Industry

Technology may finally start to make the mortgage refinancing process easier.<p>Startup Lenda, which launched in October 2013 and has been operating in California and Washington, is expanding to make its 30- to 45-minute online mortgage refinancing product available to Oregon today.<p>The company, which …

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

13 Fascinating Farming Robots That Will Feed Humans of the Future

Among other predictions, <i>Interstellar</i> offered us some clues about the future of farming. Long story short: It's all about the robots. From field …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

This Giant Maze Is A Self-Portrait For Your Patience

The Labyrinth is an otherwise unassuming 30″x22″ piece of paper that houses the freakishly long maze that’s been drawn by pen. It hides 375 feet of playable area within its ink walls. Successfully reaching the end will require you to draw half a football field in ink. And it will probably take you …

Rent-an-M.B.A. Breathes New Life Into Freelance World

<i>Shark Tank</i> was a bridge too far. That’s what Peter Maglath­lin and his three busi­ness part­ners/class­mates ul­ti­mately de­cided in the sum­mer of …

Color-Correcting a 30-Second Beauty Ad Is Unbelievably Complex (Updated)

When it comes to post-production, it's usually the visual effects artists who bring impossible characters to life that get all the attention, not the …

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in …

Sculpture

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Clothing

Cats Make Serious Japanese News Better

Granted, the cat doesn't read the news and make comments on current events. It just kinda sprawls out on the desk, like cats do, as important guests …

Anime

Playful and Inventive Drawings and Illustrations by Kristyna Baczynski - The Fox Is Black

Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator, comic book artist and designer living and working in Yorkshire. Her illustrations are often filled with cheery …