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Is It Time To Ditch Your Portfolio?

When I first started designing I didn’t know who Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, or Massimo Vignelli were. 14 years later, I’m still not <i>that</i> well versed in …

UX Design

First Click: The Xbox One isn't my cord-cutting dream anymore

I switch on my Xbox One every day with my voice, and navigate to TV channels, Netflix, and even games by shouting at my TV. Microsoft's original Xbox One vision was a digital entertainment center at the heart of your living room, and I've been living that dream for nearly three years. Microsoft …

Watch drug bust go horribly wrong - CNN Video

Alburquerque police released bodycam video that shows a police officer accidentally shooting an undercover cop during a drug bust. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength, it's waterproof, and it sticks well to …

Woodworking

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Is a Bad Idea

Letting your vehicle idle only works for one type of engine — which you probably don't have.<p>In the thick of winter, the common wisdom is that when you are gearing up to take your truck out in the cold and snow, you should step outside, start up your engine, and let it idle to warm up. But contrary …

Engines

When video games become an addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts.<p>Douglas Gentile, a psychologist at Iowa State University, has been studying the subject for decades.<p>"The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn't a real thing, and it turns out I was wrong!" …

ISIS Releases Video Purportedly Showing Beheading of Alleged Russian Spy

ISIS claims it has beheaded an alleged Russian spy in a killing at the hands of a Russian jihadi.<p>In a video released by the terror group Wednesday, a captive is seen kneeling in front of another man clutching a knife, according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News …

Vladimir Putin

Xiaomi announces new flagship Redmi Note 2: Octa-core and full HD for $124

Just days after releasing its last new phone, Xiaomi has announced yet another device with competitive specs at a very disruptive price point. Xiaomi calls it ‘the new monster’ and for good reason.<p>The Redmi Note 2 was unveiled this morning, complete with a 64-bit octa-core Helio processor, a full …

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas to Beautify Your Yard

Tailoring the look of your home’s exterior is one way to create a space that reflects your personality. There are many cheap landscaping ideas you …

Stylish Pillows as Comfy Additions to Bed Headboard: Comoditi by Formabilio

Comoditi is a modular bed headboard made up of differently-size pillows and customizable depending on the user’s needs. Envisioned by Italian …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Home Improvement

30 Small and Functional Bathroom Design Ideas For Cozy Homes

Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on; however, these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. …

HBO Is Going After 'Game Of Thrones' Pirates

Just before the season 5 premiere of <i>Game of Thrones,</i> somebody leaked the first four episodes online.<p>These were likely screeners, sent out to reviewers and others in the industry via PR.<p>The leaked episodes were quickly downloaded via various torrent sites, had a negligible impact on the season …

7 Rug Mistakes to Never Make

They anchor a room — so you need to choose wisely.<p>1. Choosing a rug that's too small.<p>Skimp on size, and your room will look smaller. "You need your rug to set boundaries, and ground your furniture," says interior designer Danielle Oakey. "In a living room, your rug defines the conversation area, …

Home Decorating

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Small Spaces

How A Home Could Look Like If It Had Upholstered Walls

Upholstered walls are not exactly a common interior design feature but they definitely represent an interesting option, one which you could explore …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

Peer-to-peer lending stock soars in IPO

Need a loan? Investors are betting you'll bypass the banks.<p>Lending Club (LC), a peer-to-peer online lending service that matches investors and borrowers for loans on everything from homes to vacations, skyrocketed over 50% in its IPO Thursday.<p>The strong debut for the San-Franciso-based company may …

Mexican President: 'Mexico Cannot Continue Like This' After Murder Of 43 Students

Pena Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters to end impunity and brutality by security forces since the 43 students were abducted by corrupt police in the southwestern city of Iguala on the night of Sept. 26.<p>The government says local police handed over the students to a drug gang, …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Home Decorating

A woman with deadly Ebola virus escapes quarantine, now loose in a city of 1 million

<b>Scanning electron microscopic image of Ebola virions (Public Library of Science)</b><p>The deadly virus has killed 660 people across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since February<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 25, 2014 6:27pm (UTC)<p>A woman who tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus is now on the loose in a Sierra …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

21 Ingenious Ways to Hide The Mess And The Eyesores In Your Home

Don’t want to display your cords, switches or your pet’s bowls where everyone can see them? Then hide then away. Traditional storage spaces usually …

Living Rooms

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

DIY Lighting Fixture Designs For The Backyard

Transform your backyard into a magical and beautiful space where you can relax and entertain your guests. Have a few lanterns or lighting fixtures …

Candles