Beatrice Morlan

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Thousands of Thais queue in Bangkok to view late king's coffin

Tens of thousands of Thais have streamed into Bangkok’s Grand Palace as the public was granted its first chance to enter the throne hall and see the body of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej lying in state.<p>Bhumibol, who died at 88 on 13 October, was adored by many of his subjects and seen as an anchor …

The Best Gifts for Under $150 Photos

We all have a few extra-discerning recipients on our gift lists. From the midcentury-modern snob to the avant-garde art connoisseur to the educated shopper who seeks out unique, artisan finds that no one else will have, this group won't be satisfied with a fruitcake or a pair of socks. Luckily, …

10 Ideas to Store Shoes In Your Entryway

No matter how many pairs of feet live in your home, you always have multiple pairs of shoes for each season. Your closet may be the biggest offender …

Shoes

8 creative walls you'll want in your home

Walls are a permanent and unavoidable fixture in any home, so why not make the most of them? For some homeowners, a simple coat of paint just won't …

How This Underdog Startup Scooped Up 90 Percent of Its Rival's Business--in 1 Week

Crying customers. Product demos at 2 a.m. Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy cocktails. This is the story of how FareHarbor landed a bunch of new customers through old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners competition.<p>It was Thursday, a few hours before the long Fourth of July weekend would begin, when FareHarbor …

Tourists charged £3,300 for dinner in hummus restaurant – but they 'should pay more', says owner

A group of Chinese tourists have been hit with a £3,300 bill after visiting a restaurant in Jerusalem – but the owner of the restaurant insists he should have charged them more.<p>The eight diners at Abu Ghosh restaurant, which is named after the popular tourist town, were stung to the tune of NIS …

Superblocks: how Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

Modern cities are ruled by cars. Streets are designed for them; bikers, pedestrians, vendors, hangers-out, and all other forms of human life are pushed to the perimeter in narrow lanes or sidewalks. Truly shared spaces are confined to parks and the occasional plaza. This is such a fundamental …

This DIY Screen Hides Bulky AC Units, Storage, or Trash Bins in Your Yard

Necessary items like your trash bins or an AC unit aren’t exactly the look and feel you want your yard to have, especially if you’re aiming for a …

10 Simple ways to build an entrepreneurial mindset in kids

Share64<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+16<p>Shares 113<p>We all love kids, because most kids are daring, adventurous, eager to learn, willing to take risks, fearless, and …

Entrepreneurship

No, Dressers Don’t Need To Be Anchored To A Wall

Following Ikea’s recall of 29 million dressers, engineering students design inexpensive dressers that stand on their own–and won’t kill people.<p>After a third child’s death in two years prompted the largest furniture recall in American history, Ikea USA president Lars Petersson told us that dressers …

The Totally Free Way to Boost Productivity and Reduce Stress

How MIT made its employees happier and more motivated without spending a dime.<p>If you want to motivate your team to work a little harder, there is no shortage of options. Bonus schemes, training opportunities, and a variety of luxe perks could all do the trick. But you already know the issue with …

Employee Engagement

A New Map of New York's 'Subway Deserts'

An update to a previous project looks at areas in the city where it takes the longest to get to a subway stop.<p>When you think of New York City, you don’t really think of a lack of transit. But there are places in the city from where it takes more than 10 minutes to walk to the nearest subway stop. …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Looking to start a business and refuse to be tied down to an office? Turns out you can start a company from the comfort of your own home -- or better yet, from an exotic far-flung beach -- for under $1,000.<p>How is that possible you might ask? Technology. Maria Dykstra, co-founder of TreDigital, a …

Small Business

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves …

Air Traffic

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

Happiness

Tornado-Shaped K-Pop Concert Hall Wins Competition for Seoul's Olympic Arena Renovation

New York’s H Architecture, in collaboration with South-Korea-based Haeahn Architecture, has won a nation-wide competition, organized by the Korea …

Make multiple stops on your trip with Google Maps latest Android update

Up to this point, only the desktop version of Google Maps allowed users to map a multi-stop trip. Starting today however, this feature is rolling out …

Why "The Hunt" Is the Most Intense Nature Documentary Since "Planet Earth"

The creators explain how they got their amazing footage and why predators aren't always the bad guys.<p>In the animal kingdom, survival of the fittest doesn't always equate to meal tickets for predators. In fact, the seven-part documentary series <i>The Hunt</i>, which premieres in the U.S. at 9 p.m. July 3 …

The Wallace modular shelving system is designed to resist falling off the wall

Wall shelving to organize and display what’s important to you saves floor space and can be a practical and attractive addition to your home or …

Flight cancellations strand hundreds at Barcelona airport

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at Barcelona's airport because of major delays and cancelations involving Spanish …

Flying

Women Share Harassment Stories With #CommutingWhileFemale

Too many of us can relate<p>When you ride the subway in New York City, you'll see an anvertisement paid for by the MTA that reads, "Sexual harassment is a crime on the subway, too." As if men might think the subway is some lawless environment, or that harassing a woman is okay in public areas where …

16 IKEA Wedding Hacks for the Prettiest and Most Affordable Signage

IKEA might not be the first place you think of when you start shopping for wedding decor, but the Swedish superstore can be a great go-to for personalized touches that are kind to your budget. If you’re looking for a custom wedding sign that’s totally unique to your personality but won’t take a lot …

Considering a store credit card? How to tell if it’s right for you

When Eva Fisher was planning her 2015 wedding, she fell in love with an outrageous sequinned romper that she wanted to wear to her reception.<p>“It was a magical moment at The Grove J. Crew in L.A.,” she says of finding the item.<p>Fisher, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, …

Turkish court remands 13 in jail over Istanbul airport attack

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Sunday remanded 13 alleged Islamic State militants in custody pending trial in connection with suicide bombings at Istanbul’s main airport last Tuesday that claimed 45 lives.<p>A still image from CCTV camera shows a man believed to be one of the attackers walking …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

17 IKEA Hacks That Will *Totally* Revamp Your Kitchen

When it comes to upgrading your kitchen into the cooking space you’ve always wanted, a few IKEA hacks here and there can get the job done in no time. Considering how popular some of these IKEA items are, don’t be surprised if you own more than one of these already (which means these DIYs will save …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

How one app helped me avoid hours in line at the airport

Returning home from overseas after TNW Europe, I had to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare airport before making my way to Portland. If not for a pretty terrible app, I’d have missed my connection and been stranded.<p>After a 9 hour flight from Amsterdam, the flight crew announced that customs was a bit …

US airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than …

Cuba