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Are there any surviving evidence of household decorations from medieval times in Europe?I'm curious when people started the practice of making cute little figurines or other comfort items, flower decorations--- essentially when did granny decorations...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: xarnop | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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I planted milkweed this year to provide a rest stop for Monarchs, and today I noticed these yellow bugs on several of the plants. They appear to be aphids, and I'm not sure if I need to get rid of them....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The exotic-looking Turk’s cap lily is one of the garden’s most startlingly beautiful blooms. Dan is smitten…Five years ago, in the strenuous few months between making an offer on the farm and selling the house in Peckham, I bought a collection...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Q • I’ve noticed that most irises have a scent that corresponds with its color. For instance, I smell a powdery blue one and it smells reminiscent of baby powder. I smell a tropical orange loo…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 7 a.m. Polls have opened across Greece in a snap referendum on whether the EU country will accept the tough creditor conditions attached to loans needed to avoid...
From: AOL Television | By: AP | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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I need to learn something about landscape gardening. I'd like to find modern, American garden writers who lean toward, update, and localise the philosophy of Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson - i.e. the use of hardy, perennial native plants to create...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ryanshepard | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Katharine Lee Bates, Barack Obama, Woody Guthrie "America the Beautiful" was a close contender to be the national anthem. It remains one of the top five patriotic songs that you'll hear on July 4th. This year, it may be sung with special fervor by those...
From: That's Fit | By: Peter Dreier | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Take a look at this photo and remember what your initial thoughts are: Where was the first place you looked in the photo? What about the second? Some of the more interesting photos (and artwork in general) moves your view around the image, and often...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Peter West Carey | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Disposing of dead bodies is usually not a funny topic for anyone -- except for maybe Monty Python. But until we figure out how to cheat death, we're going to need to deal with corpses. Burying the dead six feet under might not be practical in some places,...
From: Techdirt | By: Michael Ho | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Behold, the one person who might actually envy Michelle Duggar’s perpetual motion machine vagina. Amanda Seyfried recently admitted to Marie Claire UK that she wants a baby inside her RIGHT NOW. Amanda’s womb is ready for a visitor and her ovaries...
From: Dlisted | By: Allison | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In 2008, dismayed by the role played by large, private banks in the financial meltdown, a group of Washington state residents began advocating for a state-sponsored public bank like the only state-owned bank in the United States, the Bank of North Dakota....
From: Truthout | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Since August of 2014, K-drama star Kim Hyun Joong (Boys Over Flowers) has been engaged in an ongoing legal battle with his former girlfriend over alleged domestic abuse charges. Since then, other allegations suddenly came up in the court case. First,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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For those of you who don't know your history, please understand that the Negro slave in Louisiana suffered just as much (if not more) than the slave in places like Alabama and Mississippi, who were picking cotton. I know that there is this misconception...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Friday, July 3, 2015
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From valued garden commentor Marvel: Hereabouts, it’s all smiles and rainbows — even the blueberries did their part yesterday and flew their happy rainbow colors. We’re in the midst of an extended heat wave here in the Willamette Valley. Pretty...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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There are different ways to handle a breakup, depending on the situation, of course. But whether you're wallowing in tears because you got blindsided or giving out high fives for finally letting go of the jerk, one thing's for sure: music makes it all...
From: TresSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Friday, July 3, 2015
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How Japan built its national team remains one of soccer’s most treasured tales. The team is referred to as Nadeshiko, a floral metaphor meaning pure, feminine beauty. Which is how it plays. Graceful, tactical, a style born from 5-vs.-5 on dirt fields...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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I am currently playing around with a mock data set in which I record the number of times that a given species of flower is visited by a type of bee. Part of my data set might look something like this: Plant Visitor.1 Visitor.2 Visitor.3 1 Bombus Bombus...
From: Stack Overflow | By: Adam | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Despite the dreadful news of Greek’s financial woes, its wine industry is still producing some excellent bottles. Here are three very different grapes for you to sample. Think of it as a small show of solidarityThiasos White, Peloponnese, Greece 2013...
From: The Guardian | By: David Williams | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Everything is bigger in Texas, even the Angels offense. They hadn’t scored more than four runs in a game since June 19th, then they go and double that up in one game. If I didn’t know better, I’d say they were motivated by the presence of a former...
From: Monkey with a Halo | By: Garrett Wilson | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The Kardashian family is getting patriotic this holiday weekend! Earlier in the day, Kim showed off an extravagant Independence Day outfit on her Instagram. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kim Kardashian “Happy 4th of July!!!” the beauty posted...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH Wednesday morning, Annette Miller was mistaken for an information desk. Again. She sat where she always sits before court begins, at a hall table outside a judges' office. A woman with three children asked where she'd find an adoption...
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Paul Simon said it best in Kodachrome: Kodachrome – give us the nice bright colors. Give us the greens of summers, makes you think all the world’s a sunny day. For those of us old enough to remember and know what Kodachrome is – and the song –...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darlene Hildebrandt | Friday, July 3, 2015
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It makes a great alcohol-free alternative to the glass of chilled white I might
From: Elephant Journal | By: Hilda Carroll | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Between 596 Acres and another non-profit, New York Restoration Project, community gardening has never been easier.
From: New York Daily News | By: GINGER ADAMS OTIS | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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This pair called their wedding theme "Falling in Lovecraft." As big Lovecraft fans, they had a tentacle gold bracelet, a Cthulhu-headed cufflink set and paisley tie, and even moss and willow for the centerpieces that were inspired by the creatures of...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Under Armour couldn't sit idly by on Tuesday when Misty Copeland was named the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history—not after the famous TV spot that helped burnish both dancer and brand. The sports apparel...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Friday, July 3, 2015
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By Juliana Keeping Staff Writerjkeeping@oklahoman.comNorthwest Oklahoma City resident Justin Gibbons looks at his urban backyard that includes Black-eyed Susans, Russian sage, gladiolas and dozens of other species of flowers and plants and wonders if...
From: NewsOK | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Outside linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Vincent Rey will combine to make $8.2 million in 2015. The Bengals will be paying their outside linebackers quite a bit in 2015 after the group struggled to produce in 2014. A big reason why the unit's play dropped...
From: Cincy Jungle | By: Jason Marcum | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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OverHalfSale offers four Women's Floral Patterned Sundresses for $14.99 with free shipping. That's $25 off list and, at $3.75 per dress, it's one of the best prices we've seen for women's dresses. They're available in sizes S/M, M/L, or XL/XXL. Dresses...
From: CNET | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Planning a budget -friendly, DIY wedding might be awesome fun, but I'm sure you've all daydreamed about what you might do if money was no object. Well that fantasy is about to become a reality for one incredibly lucky reader because confetti.co.uk is...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Stras was good before he hurt.. something. Swinging at the first pitch was almost all the Nats need, but there were plenty of fireworks throughout the game, with Roark not quite getting a five-inning save. Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen) (What do these...
From: Federal Baseball | By: Doghouse | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Your Summer grilling soiree was a hit, and all that's left to do is pack away leftovers and dump out your grill full of charcoal ash and spent hickory chips. But before you upend that Weber, take care to dispose of the mess safely (ash can still be hot!)...
From: YumSugar | By: Sara-Yoo | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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“A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale.”
From: Geekosystem | By: Alex Townsend | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Once again, Cabel Sasser runs The Gauntlet of Washington fireworks sellers to bring you the very best in fireworks packaging. I will take a case of Angry Beaver! This tradition goes back a long way, and in some ways is a brief lesson in hosting your...
From: MetaFilter | By: fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Mark your calendars for fireworks, Earthlings. And no, I’m not talking about the little peonies you’re shooting off the back deck tonight. Astronomers have wised up to a much more epic light show that’s going down 5,000 light years away. And in...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Last week we visited Paris to celebrate the launch of the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection at the Hotel du Grand Veneur. Famed art dealer, Emmanuel Perrotin, curated the space within his own gallery, showcasing new pieces created… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Pete Williams | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Last night, the surviving "core four" members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago's Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before. With it came the return not only of a certain...
From: Rolling Stone | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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One more scuba dress :) I love this material because it is easy to sew and dresses or skirt look very nice. http://malashvelja.blogspot.com/
From: Burda Style | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Secondary violations rarely amount to much in the eyes of the NCAA, so do not expect Alabama to be handed a stiff punishment from the folks in Indianapolis after the university self-reported 13 secondary violations of NCAA rules. The violations occurred...
From: College Football Talk | By: Kevin McGuire | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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A man dressed as an undertaker and paddling a flower adorned coffin emerged eerily from the fog on Canberra Lake in Australia. Locals looked on shocked by the creepy sight. They watched the eerie scene until it disappeared into the fog filled distance,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tammy Rose | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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"In all diorder, a secret order," say's Kris Van Assche about the Dior Homme 2016 spring/summer collection. What does this mean? The answer can be found within the lineup of garments found within the show, where traditional menswear staples merged together...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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"They’d never heard of the band, so when they got a second chance, they tried just a little bit harder, creating a bleached skeleton wearing a crown of red roses to reference the name Grateful (not 'Greatful') Dead. 'Kind of life and death together,'...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. When a...
From: AOL Television | By: Katie Sola | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The Postal Service doesn't deliver on the Fourth of July. Big Blue View, however, does. Happy Fourth of July Weekend everyone! Here is a Big Blue View mailbag to give you your fill of the New York Giants before you head off to spend the holiday with...
From: Big Blue View | By: Ed Valentine | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Drew Barrymore graces the cover of Hamptons magazine’s Fourth of July issue, out on newsstands now! Here’s what the 40-year-old actress had to share with the mag: On why her film Miss You Already was one of the few acting projects she has taken part...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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I fell in love with both the pattern and this lovely sweatshirt fabric I found in Copenhagen. I have omitted the zipper since I have used medium weight sweatshirt fabric and it's very comfy to wear. I have tried both with belt and without, but I think...
From: Burda Style | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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My wardrobe is generally very colourful and lacking in classic pieces. One 'wardrobe essential' I've lacked is anything that could be called a little black dress. I've had both this fabric and this pattern for years and knew they went together to be...
From: Burda Style | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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DIY flower crowns you can make to adorn yourself with blossoms! Spring and summer are the seasons of music festival and weddings, both at which it is completely acceptable to adorn yourself with flower crowns. Of course, we think it is pretty much okay...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jen Wallace | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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(In biblical order) If a man causes the death of a fetus, he shall pay the woman's husband whatever the judges decide. If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished,...
From: Dwindling in Unbelief | By: Steve Wells | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Embattled lefty throws seven shutout innings and makes a Jose Abreu solo shot stand up The recap for this one is pretty simple: John Danks pulled one of those random great games out of his butt, Jose Abreu hit an opposite-field homer, and David Robertson...
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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