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2 anecdotes perfectly illustrate why Italy's banking system is such an epic mess

As the results of the European banking stress test draw nearer — which could be a make-or-break moment for Italy's fragile financial institutions — it is worth looking at why the country is in such a volatile state.<p>Among the reasons:<p>One bank was lending to people only if they bought the bank's …


Kitchen Cabinets at Factory Direct Prices

Hear What Others Have to Say<p>I worked with my designer for 2-3 months and she treated me like I was her only client throughout the entire process. She …

Interior design startup Havenly raises $5.8 million

Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led by Binary Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures. Havenly plans to use the funding for growing the staff by 25%, further …

#MyDreamHouse has high ceilings.

Contemporary retreat.

Loving this bright kitchen.

Serene Vacation Home in Sweden Hides Among the Pine Trees

<b>Villa Ljung</b> is a charming vacation home near the sea in Höllviken, Sweden. The project was completed by <b>Johan Sundberg Architecture</b> and comprises …

Beautiful warm wood ceiling!

Loving the contrast of the wood with the white.

We all know a book lover who needs this amazing built-in.

These 13 Bad Speaking Habits Are Killing Your Credibility |

We've all been there, sitting in an audience listening to a speaker drone on and on, oblivious to the lack of engagement from the audience. Are you guilty of these bad habits?<p>1. Reading your Slides<p>If you are just going to read your slides, why give a speech? Use your slides to provide additional …

Public Speaking

Why Home Automation is Essential for Energy Efficiency

It once seemed like something from science fiction, but home automation technology is here—and it may be the key to maximizing your home’s energy …

Colts won't commit to RB Richardson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson would not commit Friday to having running back Trent Richardson back with the team …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

Extreme Sports

The Pentagon’s Atlas robot is the new, metallic face of disaster rescue

The disaster rescuer of the future looks a lot like the Terminator.<p>On Thursday, DARPA unveiled Atlas, a new humanoid robot that could change the way government organizations respond to disasters like the recent wildfire in Prescott, Arizona or 2011’s nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …