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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth Written by  Zahid Sardar Photos by  Ian Allen October 20, 2014A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses. David Easton, a pioneer in the field...
From: Dwell | By: Kelsey Keith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money Written by  Alexander George October 20, 2014Joey Roth, the designer behind Dwell's favorite ceramic speakers, spent four years designing the perfect teapot. How does it hold up? View Slideshow...
From: Dwell | By: Kelsey Keith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles Written by  Erika Heet October 20, 2014The pop-up Nordic Food Festival includes three exclusive tastings. Austere in downtown Los Angeles will serve as the forum for the pop-up NORTH Nordic Food Festival....
From: Dwell | By: Erika Heet | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A study found that more ads in state supreme court races meant a higher chance of rulings against criminal defendants....
From: New York Times | By: DEREK WILLIS | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Giving steroids to women who are about to give birth prematurely may be useless or even dangerous in poor countries where most women give birth at home....
From: New York Times | By: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The sales of 39 million iPhones helped the company bring in $8.5 billion in profit in the last quarter....
From: New York Times | By: BRIAN X. CHEN | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home. The post Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, beloved by stars, dead at 82 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82....
From: CNN | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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With reports of the legendary designer's death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Janell Hazelwood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The pulse of green building design through the world of real estate is undeniable: a small but swelling sector of homes and offices in New Orleans and around the world generate their own power, chip away at humanity's carbon footprint and...
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The Girl Scouts USA has just ended its 53rd Convention amid sharply declining membership numbers, serious financial problems, cookie boycotts due to the organization’s known ties to Planned Parenthood, and now, the threat that those who want the...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Katharine McCormick, Midwest Advocate, Chicago: Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth! Last week Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy, the largest utility in the state, plans...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Katharine McCormick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Is keeping a copy of a Parent's iTunes password ok - so we can track them via iDevice without their knowledge in an emergency. Fill bit icky about it - but special snowflake details insideBoth my parents-in-law (separated and living in seperate countries)...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, October 20, 2014
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By Geoffrey A. Fowler Attention early adopters: Apple has turned on Apple Pay, its big bet to turn the iPhone into a wallet. With a software update on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you can get Apple Pay today, and use it to make credit card payments at some...
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, October 20, 2014
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My well-worn Verizon iPhone 4 often doesn't ring for incoming calls when I'm inside my apartment. Is upgrading to a new phone likely to fix it, or do I need to change carriers?About a year and a half ago I moved to a new city (West LA, if anyone's counting)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Alterscape | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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By Emily Maistrellis Guest contributor Walif was only 16 and his younger sister, Nassim, just 11 when their mother died in childbirth in Butajira, Ethiopia. Both Walif and Nassim had been promising students, especially Walif, who had hoped to score high...
From: WBUR | By: Emily Maistrellis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment that any nation has ever made to fighting a disease – and it’s working. Here are five facts you need to know about the extraordinary initiative that’s helping...
From: One Blog | By: Andrew Marshall | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It's been one year since New York City passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which is supposed to prevent employers from pushing pregnant women out of their jobs by making physical demands that the women cannot handle. While some women have been...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health shares her list of pantry staples that can help support all your weight-loss efforts. A well-stocked pantry is one of the best ways to ensure that you can enjoy healthy and delicious meals at a moment's...
From: FitSugar | By: Julie-Upton | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Clearly the Leah Messer/Jeremy Calvert cheating scandal is the biggest (and saddest!) Teen Mom news this week, but we can’t neglect the rest of the cast. There’s plenty going on with them, too! Read on for updates on Jenelle Evans…...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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After admitting to her struggles with an eating disorder, Demi Lovato is healthier than ever—and sporting a toned bod to match! Her trainer, Joey Rubino, revealed how she stays motivated to OK! magazine. PHOTOS: Demi Lovato Weight Loss: …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Lena Dunham and Helen Gurley Brown are two women who wrote memoir-manuals more than a half a century apart but have been treated very similarly in the press. They weren’t honest enough. They were too honest—narcissistic navel-gazers.
From: The Millions | By: Brooke Hauser | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Democrat Bruce Braley on Thursday attacked Republican Joni Ernst for saying one thing and supporting another when it comes to abortion and contraception during the final Iowa Senate debate. Image: C-SPAN The post Braley to Ernst in Iowa Senate Battle:...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Emily Crockett | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both its creators...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The curse of being a writer is knowing other people. I need other people (to write about) but I can’t handle other people (the way I can literary characters).
From: The Rumpus | By: Dave Madden | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I really thought we were done writing about Walter O'Brien -- the claimed "inspiration" for the TV show Scorpion. We already wrote two separate posts detailing the questionable, unbelievable or obviously false claims that he has made recently. And we...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Getty Images Your 30s are likely to hold plenty of exciting life changes, such as advancing in your career, getting married and starting a family. As other aspects of your life...
From: Daily Finance | By: Paula Pant | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Say hello to China’s new normal
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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“IT IS in my power | To o’erthrow law, and in one self-born hour | To plant and o’erwhelm custom,” declares Time in “The Winter’s Tale”. Alas, such fortitude was missing from Georgia Shakespeare, a 29-year-old theatre company dedicated...
From: The Economist | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Cheap real estate and widespread Wi-Fi haven't been enough to overcome the lure of the urban lifestyle. In fact, the number of millennials is growing fastest in some of the most expensive places.
From: NPR | By: Beau Dure | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
From: NPR | By: Durrie Bouscaren | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
From: NPR | By: Tamara Keith | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The 19 Kids & Counting stars get ready for their first child, due next spring
From: People | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The couple's second child will be about 21 months younger than Prince George
From: People | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Get a strong, lean lower body with this easy-to-master exercise
From: People | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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You too can be a star! Win the bag given to your favorite celebs at the American Cinematheque Tribute. If you don’t win a bag here, you can bid on two autographed bags filled with gifts at www.Charitybuzz.com starting …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Whereas season 1 of Lifetime’s True Tori was all about Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott‘s imminent split after he cheated, season 2 has bigger fish to fry, like financial struggles and even a potential fifth pregnancy. Uh oh. …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Beyoncé and Jay Z finished their On The Run tour in September, and have been traveling and relaxing in Europe—even partying and dining with fellow celebs. But Jay may be relaxing a little too much for Bey’s standards. A …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Nadine DeNinno | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Strong liberals and strong conservatives disagree on an awful lot — but there are a lot of ways they’re more like each other than they are like those closer to the middle. And some of those involve the ways they interact with news media. That’s...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Justin Ellis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Glenn Beck isn't exactly that big a fan of establishment Republican types, and went back and forth today with a caller who was asking him why he won't just support North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis to help the GOP take back the Senate....
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Glenn Beck’s Ebola outrage has already gone the “criminally irresponsible” route in recent days and he upped the ante on Friday, saying that it was “criminal” and “insane” to not impose flight restrictions on West Africa. During a segment...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ryan Saylor | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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"Baby Don't Lie" — don't you want to be on Team Gwen? You get a T-shirtread more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Ashley Lee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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"Baby Don't Lie" — don't you want to be on Team Gwen? You get a T-shirtread more...
From: The Live Feed | By: Ashley Lee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Co-produced by Clive Davis, Babyface, and Antonio Dixon, the singer known as the Queen of Soul returns with a covers album of songs from such artists as Adele, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, Sinead O'Connor, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, The...
From: Metacritic | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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