Ellen Bremner

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Here Is the Most Popular Book from the Year You Were Born

How many have you read?<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got its page one.

Literature

31 DIY Projects That Will Make Your House Look Amazing

Give your home a mini makeover *without* committing to a huge renovation.

10 Perfect Paint Colors for a Kitchen

6 Great Whites<p>It’s the undisputed ideal—but there are just sooooo many white paints to choose from. Decorating pros reveal their tried-and-true …

Home Decorating

How to Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can …

Hitting the plastic slopes: Climate change pushes ski resorts to 'weatherproof'

Resorts look to attract visitors with fun that doesn’t depend on snow<p>Ski and snowboarding resort operators in Canada and around the world are …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Psychology

This Digital Loom is More Than Just a Desktop Fabric Printer—It's the Future of DIY Fashion

An artist is developing a desktop loom to make fabric production hands on.<p>What if, instead of going shopping for new clothes, you can just download fabric patterns and weave clothing from your home computer? That’s one of the possibilities suggested by the open-source desktop, Jacquard loom that …

Textile Industry

5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby …

Isaac Asimov

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

'holy hell' documents 22 years of ecstasy and insanity inside a spiritual cult

Filmmaker Will Allen spent over two decades as a member of a spiritual group called The Buddhafield, founded by a charismatic dancer and bodybuilder in 1980s Los Angeles. His documentary about the experience, ‘Holy Hell’ (executive produced by Jared...<p>When the documentary <i>Holy Hell</i> first screened at …

Charisma

Give Old Furniture New Life with This DIY Trick

Most of us own a piece of furniture that could use a bit of a facelift, whether it’s an antique find, an old set of drawers “gifted” to us by a …

Facelifts

The new book 'The Other Slavery' will make you rethink American history

It is not often that a single work of history can change the course of an entire field and upset the received notions and received knowledge of the generations but that is exactly what "The Other Slavery" does. Andrés Reséndez boldly argues that slavery, not necessarily disease and misfortune, was …

Los Angeles

Brilliant New Jersey Family Develops Nature-Powered Snow-Melting System

Amidst the blizzard, the Parikh family did not need to shovel<p>Paramus, New Jersey might not seem like Ground Zero for the eco-friendly movement, but …

New Jersey

Unusual Vintage Furniture Designs: The Super-Organizing Wooton Desk

This "patent cabinet office secretary desk" was an imposing beast that swallowed everything you could throw at it<p>Here's a photo of the ticket to the …

Woodworking

Do You Really Know Why Earth Has A Solstice?

It's the solstice again, which is an astronomer's favorite time of year. That's because it's one of the few occasions where we have anything semi-practical to say to anyone.<p>"Hey, Adam, you're an astronomer. What's this whole solstice thing about?"<p>Well, I'm glad you asked.<p>Let's start with why we …

Astronomy

Reid Wilson, Which of the 11 American nations do...

Woodard lays out his map in the new book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.” Here’s how he breaks …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do …

Home Improvement

CARL ICAHN WARNS: I think the meltdown is only just beginning

The sell-off in high-yield — aka junk — bonds, issued by companies with relatively low-credit quality, comes in the wake of Third Avenue Management telling clients that they would not redeem money from a bond fund due to, among other things, "a general reduction of liquidity in the" bond …

Markets

3 Of The Coziest Outfits You'll Want To Copy This Weekend

While winter's icy temperatures are never appreciated, there is one perk to chilly weather: cozy fashion. You know what we're talking about -- blanket scarves, fur vests, chunky sweaters, knee-high boots. The good stuff. Throw in a warm latte, a classic holiday tune and you've got yourself a winter …

Clothing

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

Mindfulness

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus review - brings feminism to the fantasy of unrequited love

The US feminist cult classic of the 1990s finally gets a British publication<p><i>I Love Dick</i> has the status of a cult novel among young feminists and fashionistas. Lena Dunham is a fan. Sheila Heti says reading it tore down assumptions “of what the form can handle”. Part memoir, part fiction, Kraus’s …

Books

“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right

Smart political theater or real religion? Satanic Temple’s leader on the group’s challenge to religious privilege<p>A small sect called the Satanic Temple has been giving the religious right fits by insisting that religious freedoms granted to Christians should apply to Satanists too. Is the group …

Religion

A famous British philosopher explains the surprising root of all procrastination

You tell your friend you can't meet for drinks tonight because you're too busy. You cancel your morning meeting because you're already running late on completing your project.<p>Finally, you have a full day ahead of you. Hours pass and you have done plenty of things — but not the project that pushed …

Procrastination

13 Cheerful Comics For When You're Having The Worst Day Ever

This goes out to anyone who is just <i>so over</i> their day.<p>You know what we mean: The spilled coffee, the tough work presentation, the fight with a significant other. What's worse is your mind tends to replay it on a loop, thanks to your brain's negativity bias, making your tough time feel infinitely …

Happiness

800-Year-Old Ancient Extinct Squash Uncovered During Archeological Dig on Menominee Indian Reservation

An archaeological dig on the First Nation's Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin yielded some unexpected results when a clay vessel about the size of a tennis ball was uncovered. After carbon dating, it was revealed that the pot was over 800 years old and contained a variety of seeds from a species …

Native Americans

This No-Knead, 5-Ingredient Artisanal Bread Is Super Easy to Bake

We’re serious. You can bake fresh, crusty, aromatic, artisanal bread using just FIVE ingredients. It doesn’t involve any kneading and takes less than 10 minutes of prep! We’ve always thought that baking bread was intimidating, but this recipe is a great way to dip your toes in the water. With only …

Baking

davit yukhanyan illustrations made of hundreds of illustrations

<b>davit yukhanyan creates illustrations made of hundreds of illustrations</b><br>all images © davit yukhanyan<p><b>armenia-based architect and illustrator davit</b> …