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It was a linguistic maneuver that had possibly never been tried before in the history of real estate: tell the straight truth about the property, no varnishing, no slathering with adjectives like "stunning". Just tell it like it is. One brave firm of...
From: Language Log | By: Geoffrey K. Pullum | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine's Day, they may want to consider that the traditional flower of love has...
From: Inhabitat | By: Timon Singh | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Albert H. Teich/ShutterstockAn Anti-Muslim Billionaire and a Socialist Just Won a Presidential Primary: "We are going to start winning again, and we are going to win so much, you are going to be so happy," Donald Trump told supporters....
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Just today, fans spotted that Louis Tomlinson had liked an Instagram shot of Rihanna collecting a plaque to honor her album Anti going Platinum. People immediately observed the humor in this. As well as being the title of Rihanna’s new album, “Anti”...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sandra Hajda | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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We have a whiny dog. We've tried everything and don't know what to do. He is 9, maybe older, a Border Collie mix who's probably got trauma in his past (the shelter found him by a dumpster with maggots in his fur), but no current medical problems that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: witchen | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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From: The Atlantic | By: Chris Bodenner | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Idris Elba has split up with his long-term girlfriend Naiyana Garth and moved out of the house they shared. The Hollywood star is reported to have taken up residence in a nearby flat in South West London in order to remain close to their 22-month-old,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jane Seedhouse | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Evil Mad Scientist Labs have released their latest set of nerdy Valentines ready for you to print, glue on cardstock, and use to win your true love's heart. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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My grandparents were Holocaust survivors. They endured the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and after liberation became refugees living in a hopeless Soviet internment camp. And then it happened. The United States of America offered them a safe haven,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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People we see think we’re married or seriously dating and have asked about it. Roger says he’s seeing only me, but he’s on a dating website every night instant messaging younger women and talking to them for hours. [...] I’m attractive and accomplished....
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Jeanne Phillips | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Last week I watched "The Big Short." Free Download: The February 2016 MMI Report The movie portrays, really well, how unregulated capitalism set itself on fire less than a decade ago during the meltdown of the housing market. As I was watching it, my...
From: MetalMiner | By: Raul de Frutos | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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DEAR ABBY: “Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are ... The post Dear Abby: She wants more than just platonic dates appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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And the Lord said now that I made a bird I'm gonna look all around for a little ol' word That sounds about sweet like a turtle dove And I guess I'm gonna call it love. Most pop music traces the ups and downs of love. Take Jimmie Rodgers, for example....
From: AOL Television | By: Patrick Vaughn | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes are all smiles while posing for photographs at the Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s Day Collection Launch held on Tuesday (February 9) in New York City. At the event, the Victoria’s Secret Angels dished about what they...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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National merchants like 1-800-Flowers and FTD.com take more than 25 percent of a sale, squeezing local florists. But start-ups are challenging that model....
From: New York Times | By: STACY COWLEY | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Pin it Who says Valentines Day has to be all about flowers and perfume, and delicate things? Sure, those are nice, but if your snookums fancies craft projects and lovely artwork instead — well, this project is for them! READ MORE »...
From: Apartment Therapy | By: Ashley Poskin | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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My good friend's mother passed away and they are having a memorial service at a temple and a shiva. I know the Christian protocols, but am wondering how to proceed. Is sending flowers appropriate? I understand bringing food to the shiva is customary...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sarajane | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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If you head out to buy roses on Feb. 14, you may find that your heart skips a beat, you have butterflies in your stomach and you feel liable to swoon. Not out of a rush of romantic feelings, but out of shock as you spot the price tag on your bouquet....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Leah Libresco | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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While the ultimate Valentine's Day date for some couples may include flowers, dinner and a…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Kandia Johnson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A Valentine for the Single Christian: Roses are red Violets are blue Christ completes you So don't buy into any theology that tells you otherwise It seems that being single in the church is a difficult situation these days. Many churches have made marriage...
From: That's Fit | By: Kelly Ladd Bishop | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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"I've never seen a Super Bowl halftime band leave the stage and just invite other bands to take over"...
From: Salon.com | By: Brendan Gauthier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Hey Busy Dads! It is important to set aside a day to emphasize romance with your wife and role model positive expressions of love to your kids. Photo credit: Pixaby.com Happy Valentine's Day to all the wives, moms and women out there. After all, we wouldn't...
From: Urlesque | By: Scott Behson, PhD | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Valentine's Day is the ideal time to acknowledge those special people in our lives, at home and at work. Given a significant number of couples meet at the office, the way we handle the day will go a long way toward helping boost your image for months...
From: Urlesque | By: Judith Bowman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The movies used to be a great place to find true love, but then 1989 came along and showed us that romance rarely lasts for characters on the big screen....
From: Film School Rejects | By: Christopher Campbell | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It seems as if it was just yesterday that I was anxiously awaiting Valentine's Day because I had a strong feeling that my boyfriend was going to propose. That was 24 years ago. Now that boyfriend is my husband of almost 23 years and the father of my...
From: Lemondrop | By: Kathy Radigan | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest. Photo: Carol Sachs With Valentine's Day just around the corner, AD surveys the most romantic restaurants from England to India. Clos Maggiore, London (above) A truly romantic evening should pull out all the...
From: Parent Dish | By: Architectural Digest | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Whether you're recovering from a long vacation, making a dramatic life shift or just looking for a Valentine's Day retreat worth remembering, these spas have gained attention as some of the best spa and wellness havens around the country. Grab a robe...
From: AOL Television | By: WHERE | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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I recently asked my besties what they want for Valentine's Day this year. Their answers may surprise you. One of my BFFs, Norliza, said she really doesn't want anything. She feels Valentine's day is too commercialized and that celebrating love should...
From: AOL Television | By: Lora Bumatay | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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There are two ways you can approach color reproduction in photography. The first is to try and reproduce the colors of the subject as accurately as you can. If you take a photo of someone wearing a red sweater, then you want the photo of that sweater...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Andrew S. Gibson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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New year, new you, new home. The calendar change always invites all sorts of resolutions, some of them attainable, many of them impractical and stress-inducing. Especially if you just closed on a home. But changes needn't be big or difficult to be life-altering....
From: AOL Television | By: Trulia | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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My son is an animal enthusiast! At two-years-old, he loves listing off the names of animals, pointing out insects and squealing when he recognizes specific fish. He's also slightly obsessed with our adopted chocolate lab. I know lots of mothers who wait...
From: AOL Television | By: Debra Richardson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The big day is approaching. It's hard to miss -- there are balloons and candy and flowers everywhere. Everything is tinted some shade of red or pink. People are making reservations, securing dates, and trying to find that perfect gift that accurately...
From: AOL Television | By: Lindsey Light | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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On this week’s episode of Total Divas (season 5, episode 4), Nikki Bella wants to start empowering women like Maria Shriver after Nikki and Brie meet the former Mrs. Schwarzenegger at a fundraising event for the Best Buddies program. Meanwhile, Paige...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dustin Murrell | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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1. Sending flowers to your office with a note signed "Love, Your Secret Admirer."
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Craft cocktails together Even if you splurge on top-quality ingredients, you'll still save money over  bar-hopping. Start your day off with a kick by making a batch of spicy, crunchy, treat-filled Bloody Marys with your sweetie or a group of friends....
From: Inhabitat | By: Emily Peckenham | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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With the rise of electric cars, sustainable architecture, eco-friendly diets, composting, and countless other options, forging a sustainable life is often as easy as it is trendy. Now, it's even easy after death, thanks to a bodysuit made from a decidedly...
From: Mashable | By: TakePart | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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So I’m back to the velvet underground Back to the floor that I love To a room with some lace and paper flowers Back to the gypsy that I was, to the gypsy that I was It wasn’t a reference cited by Kate and Laura Mulleavy but as their gossamer-thin shimmying...
From: Style Bubble | By: susie | Monday, February 8, 2016
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With the rise of electric cars, sustainable architecture, eco-friendly diets, composting, and countless other options, forging a sustainable life is often as easy as it is trendy. Now it’s even easy after death thanks to a bodysuit made from a decidedly...
From: That's Fit | By: Jade Walker | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The visual branding of the defence team is very much a part of the trial's unfolding. Here's what Marie Henein's footwear tells us about gender, power,and the optics of taking control. The post The Ghomeshi trial’s one taboo: Marie Henein’s shoes...
From: Macleans | By: Anne Kingston | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Kids—and spouses, apparently—still say the darnedest things. The post People Shared Their Funniest Family Stories and It Got Heartwarming Real Fast appeared first on Reader's Digest....
From: Reader's Digest | By: Brandon Specktor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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These romantic and adorable Valentine's Day designs would look amazing hanging on your wall or sitting on your mantel no matter the season. Start decorating now, then just leave everything in place year round! 1. Tie your own plush pillow from bandanas...
From: Lemondrop | By: Hometalk | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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When I was in seventh grade, our middle school had this "fun" thing where you could send flowers or candy to your friends on Valentine's Day. It made for a very stressful day. That year, I got a sad carnation from a friend, but what awaited me when I...
From: TresSugar | By: Maggie Pehanick | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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"In life that is truly life, everything overlaps and merges."
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Since the holiday of love is fast approaching we thought it fitting to explore the historical roots of Valentine's Day. Personally, I am a bit torn about how I feel about the holiday itself. Part of me (the Libra side) is in love with love so any day...
From: AOL Television | By: Meggen and Peter Taylor | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.comIn the back room of Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center, floral designer Ernie Caesar holds court as he arranges a giant basket of sunflowers and red carnations one recent weekday morning as preparations...
From: NewsOK | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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TOWN AND COUNTRY • Westminster junior Mackenzie Wieberg, like many of her classmates, brought flowers to school to honor classmate J.D. Wiese, who died Feb. 3.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This pattern is a reprint of a 1940s pattern. I love the shape of the waist and the neck. It was a pleasure to make. It all came together very quickly and easily. Unfortunately it doesn't fit me or either of my daughters So I had to photograph it on...
From: Burda Style | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Bobby Yip/ReutersCities across China have gotten so congested recently that urban dwellers who usually drive are taking public transit or walking. It’s no wonder: Chinese New Year is here. The Chinese people go on the move every year when this holiday...
From: Business Insider | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Florists say one of their biggest challenges is a behind-the-scenes margin fight that plays out every time a buyer goes online to arrange a flower delivery....
From: Seattle Times | By: STACY COWLEY | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Here’s our annual check-in on New England’s draft status this century. While many sites break down team drafts by year, we take a closer look at how the Patriots have done in each round. The basic verdict? Great early, solid late, with some ups and...
From: Scott's Shots | By: Chris Warner | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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