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    12-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Pinching Boy’s Butt

    A 12-year-old student at Milwee Middle School in Florida was arrested for pinching a classmate’s butt. She was charged with misdemeanor battery and was briefly put in juvenile detention.  “I regret... Read more

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    Siblings Separated for 65 Years United by Facebook-Savvy 7-Year-Old

    What’s the best thing about Facebook? Many people’s first answer may be simply this: It’s a chance to catch up with people we’ve lost contact with... Read more

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    Watch: Rescued Seals Dive Into the Ocean for First Time

    A pair of twin grey seals that were returned to the wild after four months of care, were videotaped splashing in the ocean water for... Read more

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    Counselor Creates Club to Help Young Boys Without Fathers

    A counselor at a Lowcountry school created a club called “Boys with a Purpose” to “pass along the knowledge” he received growing up. Every Wednesday... Read more

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    When People Receive Puppies, Something Magical Happens

    The offspring of man’s best friend, next to kittens, are perhaps the most adorable creatures on Earth. The love we feel for puppies transcends language,... Read more

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    Depression More Likely for Social Media Addicts

    The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new study finds. Scientists say the findings could guide... Read more

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    Why the German Language Has So Many Great Words

    In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial expression Backpfeifengesicht. It’s... Read more

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    How Do Children Decide What’s Fair?

    Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should a... Read more

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    Cats Go Nuts for Olives. Why? (Videos)

    If you’re not a cat person in particular, this may come as a surprise: Cats love olives. Well, probably not all cats, but a lot... Read more

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    Detroit Firefighter Pays Family $1,000 Electric Bill to Keep Teen on Ventilator

    It was a phone call to be remembered. On Feb. 11, fireman Ryan McCuen, 35, received a non-emergency medical call from a mother whose son desperately... Read more

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    Cake Magic: How to Create a Marvelous Chinese Dragon out of Frosting

    There’s something both wholesome and magical about cake decorating. Maybe because it provides such synesthetic experience. Yes, it’s beautiful. But delicious. But it’s beautiful. Delicious… In... Read more

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    A Nation at Risk—How Gifted, Low-Income Kids Are Left Behind

    In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education published “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform,” which documented widespread academic underachievement at... Read more

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    Emojimania: Fans and Brands Crying Tears of Joy

    NEW YORK—When it comes to emojis, the future is very, very … Face with Tears of Joy. If you don’t know what that means then... Read more

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    How British Businesses Helped the Confederacy Fight the American Civil War

    The American Civil War devastated the US, but it also had serious consequences for the world beyond. Among them was the Lancashire cotton famine, which... Read more

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    An Open Letter to the Easter Bunny

    Dear Easter Bunny, I know this is your busy season, so I won’t take up too much of your time.  First, let me just come... Read more

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    Video: Drunk Girl Falls Down Slippery Nightclub Stairs

    There’s falling down a flight of stairs, and falling down a flight of stairs with grace.  On a night at the Level Nightclub in Manchester, England,... Read more

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    This 100-Foot Long Truck’s ‘Abnormal Load’ Has Bystanders Confused

    A 100-foot long truck carrying an “abnormal load” has Liverpool residents perplexed.  Reporters from the Liverpool Echo went down to the docks to examine the... Read more

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    There’s Only One Type of Brain That Isn’t Duped by This Optical Illusion

    Optical illusions can fool a lot of people. But research indicates this one particular illusion doesn’t fool those who suffer from schizophrenia. The illusion shows... Read more

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    California Woman Adopts 30-Year-Old Daughter

    FRESNO, Calif.—A California woman has adopted a daughter—a 30-year-old woman whom she has known for years. Bernice Dyck, a widowed mother of two sons, formally... Read more

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    Watch the World’s Largest Gathering of Synchronized Fireflies

    Every June, the largest gathering of fireflies illuminates Elkmont Ghost Town in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a mating ritual in which the males... Read more

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    Texas Officer Saves 3-Year-old Who Suddenly Stopped Breathing

    A Texas family says their 3-year-old son would not be alive today if it were not for the actions of one local police officer. John Geis, Bethany... Read more

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    Unraveling the Mystery Behind Strange White Crosses in Arizona Desert (Video)

    Nearly 12 years ago, a pilot was flying a small plane when she saw a strange formation in a section of a desert in Arizona... Read more

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    Author Turns Focus on ‘Prefabulous’ Small Homes

    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them... Read more

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    Family Sends Pizza Deliveryman to Conduct Wellness Check on Grandma After Hurricane

    A pizza deliveryman brought more than a pepperoni pie to one Florida grandmother—he delivered a sigh of relief to her family nearly 1,700 miles away. As Floridians... Read more

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    Australian Chefs Bring Fresh Flavour Fusions to London

    LONDON—The flavours of the Mediterranean or the tastes of Asia often burst through dishes that are cooked the contemporary Australian way. It’s another fusion food... Read more

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    Celebrating Outdoor Cats

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    What We’ve Suspected About Fitbits All Along Is True

    Wearing a fitness tracker may help you keep tabs on how many steps you take, but the devices themselves – even with the lure of... Read more

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    Dad Charged $40 To Hold Baby, Highlights Childbirth Costs in US

    A detailed, itemized medical bill of a Caesarean section delivery for one family highlights the miscellaneous cost of childbirth in the United States. Reddit user... Read more

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    California Police Buy Bicycle for Teen Who Walked a 5-Hour Daily Commute

    A California Police Association collectively raised money to purchase a bicycle for a teenager who has been trekking eight miles to work everyday. Corporal Kirk... Read more

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    9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College (Video)

    William Maillis graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created.…... Read more

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    Store Owner Cancels Event After Denver’s Brandon Marshall Doesn’t Stand for Anthem

    After Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall joined the protest against the national anthem in the United States, he faced some backlash. Stephen Kurtis Martin, the... Read more

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    The Sublime Beauty of a Supervolcano: Watch Time-Lapse Video

    Yellowstone National Park sprawls over one of the most powerful supervolcanoes on Earth. The steamy mist and swirl of colors in the surrounding geothermal features blend... Read more

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    Iceland Green Lights the Name Angelina

    Iceland will now allow parents to name their daughters Angelina – just like one very famous American actress – a name which like many others... Read more

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    Guide to the Classics: The Icelandic Saga

    Iceland has been in the news quite a lot lately, mainly because of its young soccer team’s outstanding performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament... Read more

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    ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Just a (Talented) Kid at Heart

    PINE BUSH—Like a kid’s room packed with favorite things, Ron Ferdinand’s tiny home studio has walls covered with cartoon drawings, sketches, news clippings, and shelves... Read more

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    It’s Peace Day! (Video)

    Ring the Bells of Peace  A great video about what we really need to do in this world. With Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad for Search... Read more

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    These Dolls Were Taken From Two Girls Destined for Auschwitz (Video)

    In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported to Auschwitz. While taking sisters Denise and... Read more

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    14-Year-Old Girl Breaks Down in Tears Hearing Mom’s Voice Clearly for First Time (Video)

    14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom’s voice clearly for the first time in her life. The teen had moderate to severe hearing... Read more

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    5-Year-Old Boy Running Late for School Stops to Recite ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

    A mother in Texas posted a photo of her son reciting the Pledge of Allegiance a few weeks ago. The photo went viral, generating more... Read more

  • Wedding Ring Returned to Owner, 37 Years After He Lost It

    MADRID—Agustin Aliaga’s marriage to his wife Juani Sanchez has lasted 37 years, even though he lost his wedding ring just months after they tied the... Read more

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    Ice Craving May Signal Health Problem

    Pagophagia (addiction to ice) assPagophagia is an addiction to ice generally caused by an iron deficiency or anemia. Ice can be used to chill drinks. Its cold,... Read more

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    10 Ways to Alkalize Your Body Today

    Acidity in the body has been linked to pain, excess weight and many other health issues. In small amounts, acidic foods like sugar, food additives, meat, rancid oils, trans... Read more

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    Menopause, Sleepless Nights Make Women’s Bodies Age Faster

    Two UCLA studies reveal that menopause–and the insomnia that often accompanies it — make women age faster. The dual findings, respectively published July 25, 2016,... Read more

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    Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in Their Mouths

    Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability... Read more

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    Natural Solutions for Video Game Addicts

    Getting the kids to turn off the video games and do their homework. Asking your partner to please tear him- or herself away from the hundredth... Read more

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    Using Shakespeare to Treat Autism Shows Great Promise, Say Researchers

    For centuries, the plays of William Shakespeare have been celebrated for their larger-than-life storytelling and rhythmic language. Now the Bard’s work is being studied as... Read more

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    Valerian for Insomnia, Anxiety, Pain, Drug Withdrawal, and ADHD

    For many, a busy mind makes sleep elusive. Once the lights go out, fears of the future, regrets of the past, and everything else in... Read more

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    10 Dietary Ways to Lower a High Blood Pressure

    If you’re among the one in three people with hypertension, it’s good to know that several relatively simple dietary changes can help to improve your... Read more

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    What Determines Whether We’re Night Owls or Morning Larks?

    Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, and our quality of life. While 3 percent of the population are genetically programmed to function with... Read more

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    Telemedicine Offers a Convenient but Narrow Window of Care

    Your next doctor’s visit could be through your smartphone. In a world where convenience is king, telemedicine offers a stay-at-home experience for basic medical care. The... Read more

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    Meditation Helps Relieve Pain From Breast Cancer Biopsy

    Meditation and music may be effective for pain relief and anxiety management in breast cancer biopsy patients. A new study conducted at the Duke Cancer Institute in... Read more

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    Your Favorite Reusable Water Bottle Is Germier Than a Toilet Seat

    We all know that plastic bottled water is a huge problem these days. And it’s a big reason why so many of us turn to reusable BPA-free... Read more

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    How Health Groups Unwittingly Help Coca-Cola and PepsiCo

    The two largest soda makers in the US use their sponsorships of health organizations to bolster their image, which helps them lobby against public health... Read more

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    Your Stress Can Add Inches to Your Spouse’s Waist

    Stress isn’t good for you, but it’s not good for your spouse, either. For older married couples, one spouse’s long-term stress can cause the other’s... Read more

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    Gut Instinct: How the Way You’re Born and Fed Affect Your Immune System

    We used to think fetuses had no bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract (the gut) until they began to accumulate microbes (bacteria, viruses, and other bugs)... Read more

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    The Super Drink That Makes Detoxing Easy

    If you want to cleanse, lose body fat, boost energy and help reverse disease, then adding natural detox drinks to your diet can help you... Read more

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    Prostate Cancer and Dementia: Do Hormone Blockers Boost Risks?

    Hormone-blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests, but researchers say the results aren’t conclusive enough to... Read more

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    Experts Do Not Advise Routine Breast Cancer Screenings for Women Under 50

    A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a... Read more

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    The Many Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

    Fish, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken and lots of olive oil. We have just listed a bunch of ingredients to make a special meal, but these... Read more

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    7 Things to Eat or Avoid to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart disease,... Read more

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    Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out for Love and Education

    Malala Yosafzai, the youngest to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, has a message for everyone, a message everyone can apply to their lives. “A... Read more

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    Young Choir Sings to Honor Fallen War Hero on Flight

    Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II... Read more

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    Four Teens’ Free Lawn Service Lifts Louisville Community

    It’s not every day that someone asks you if they can mow your lawn for free. But four teens in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing just... Read more

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    Father Surprises Little League Son on Birthday

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    Robert Herjavec of ‘Shark Tank’ Offers to Replace 4-Year-Old’s Stolen Prosthetic Leg

    Frank Brenes is “crushed” that his 4-year-old son’s prosthetic leg was stolen at a California beach over the weekend. Brenes and his family and friends were... Read more

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    A 6-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Garbage Man for a Day

    Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who at just 2 weeks old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, says he wants to be a garbage man when he grows up.  ... Read more

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    Police Officer Saves the Day for Woman and Son Stranded on Highway

    Angela Brown was waiting on the side of a Virginia highway for a tow truck after her mother’s car broke down, when police approached. “Henrico... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

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    Creativity Makes the Everyday Vibrant

    While some enhance their creativity by reading books on the subject, such as “Wired to Create, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” others study those who... Read more

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    Rental Car Employee John Goodlett Lends Helping Hand to Mom With Twins, Kindness Goes Viral

    Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it. When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of... Read more

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    Children’s Hospital Uses Pokemon as ‘Sneaky Way’ to Get Kids Exercising

    A pediatric hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using the recently launched Pokemon GO game to “help patients get out and see the world.” “It’s kind of a... Read more

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    Buffalo’s ‘Ice Creamcycle Dude’ Gives Away Cool Treats and Enables Warm Hearts

    James Karagiannis, known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, is not a typical ice cream peddler.  Karagiannis, 36, recently started a pay-it-forward campaign to bring free ice... Read more

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    Man Who Walked 16 Miles to Two Jobs Gets a Free Car

    A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs. Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big... Read more

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    Homeless Student Lives in Tent Before College Starts; Then Community Helps

    While tensions have heightened between police officers and civilians in some places around the country, two security officers went out of their way to help a... Read more

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    Texas Woman Making and Donating Superhero Capes for Children of Dallas Police

    A woman of Frisco, Texas, wanted to honor real heroes and to give solace to children in pain. Alicia Lopez has been making superhero capes... Read more

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    Professor Becomes Street Librarian, Delivers Books to the Homeless by Bike

    A writing professor is hoping to give homeless people in Portland, Oregon, fodder for more stimulating conversations by giving them access to literature. Laura Moulton cycles... Read more

  • Essynce Moore, 13, and her mother Starr Barrett in New York City on July 13, 2016. Moore is a fashion designer, author, spa owner, and was recently named Teenpreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    With Mom’s Support, This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Taking the World by Storm

    Doing something you love is the inspiration behind unstoppable 13-year-old Essynce Moore—who proves that with a little support, opportunities are endless.  Moore’s drive and determination have allowed her to accomplish things... Read more

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    Hundreds of Landscapers Volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery

    Hundreds of landscape professionals joined forces Monday to beautify Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of thousands that served in the U.S... Read more

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    Healing Grief Through Serving Others, a Unique Trip to Nicaragua

    A lot of organizations provide a platform for those who are grieving to come together, but few provide a positive outlet. Catherine Stern and Carole... Read more

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    Video: Portuguese Boy Consoles Devastated French Fan After Soccer Win

    A crushed French fan was comforted by a young Portuguese boy after Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final on July 10. The video shows... Read more

  • A home in Vashon Island, Wash., featured in the book "Prefabulous Small Houses" by Sheri Koones. The Vashon Island house, built with structural insulated panels and a timber frame was designed by FabCab and is 1,750 square feet. (Dr. Dale Christopher Lang via AP)

    Author Turns Focus on ‘Prefabulous’ Small Homes

    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them... Read more

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    Choose Home Office Furniture That Inspires

    Shopping for functional and stylish home office furniture? You’re definitely not alone. The home office has become an increasingly important room in the Canadian home... Read more

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    Style File: Cottage Decor

    The cottage decor style is very welcoming and cozy. It is bursting with romance and personality and intended to make family and guests alike feel... Read more

  • A sophisticated living room which has layered floor coverings perfect for playing on the floor and plenty of soft or curved surfaces to create a safe space for little ones. A child-friendly space doesn't have to look like a playroom. (Victoria Pearson/Nathan Turner via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Homes That Work for Both Kids and Grown-Ups

    For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys... Read more

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    Style File: Coastal Decor

    Style File explores the breezy, beachy world of coastal interior decor. Coastal is a real feel-good style that finds its anchors (pun very much intended)... Read more

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    Australian Couple Raffling Tropical Island Resort for $36 a Ticket

    An Australian couple is raffling their tropical island resort and scuba diving business, after living there for more than two decades. One lucky winner will... Read more

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    Building For Multi-Generational Households

    As housing prices continue to skyrocket and the inventory of Canadian homes becomes increasingly smaller, multi-generational homes have begun to experience a renaissance. Parents and... Read more

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    Agrihoods Take Root: A Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture

    DAVIS, Calif.—”How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. Feeding off the... Read more

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    Ask a Designer: Advice for Couples Blending Two Homes Into One

    For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space... Read more

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    Gardening: Tropical Houseplants Need a Little Coddling

    A winter trip to the “Isle of Enchantment,” Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath... Read more

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    Costly Real Estate Market Drives Home Renovations Industry, says EiEi

    Home renovations are big business in Canada, outstripping even residential real estate transactions. has tapped into the flourishing home renovation industry by establishing a... Read more

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    How to Create an Outdoor Room

    Finally, the warmer weather is here to stay. That means dining alfresco on freshly grilled delights. Instead of hiding indoors, time will be spent trading sips... Read more

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    Laundry Pods Poison More Children Every Year

    Laundry pods may be convenient, but they come at a price.  A study published in Pediatrics on Monday showed that more children were being poisoned... Read more

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    Neglected Treasures Freshly Innovated in Milan Furniture Fair

    MILAN—Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh... Read more

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    Gardeners Can Help Protect Butterfly Populations

    Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too... Read more

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    Why This Incredible Creation Should Not Be Called Dr. Seuss House?

    Out in the wilderness of Willow, Alaska, Phillip Weidner built a house for himself that, as he put it, is his “poem to the sky.” His original... Read more

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    Garage Storage Solutions: How to fit an Entire Car in Your Garage

    We heard the most unbelievable urban legend today. Apparently, a long time ago, people actually used to put their cars inside of garages, instead of... Read more

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    House Build Around the Full-Grown Tree Is Getting as Close to Nature as Possible

    To allow people to escape the concrete boxes of modern city life, Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov brings nature as close to you as a home... Read more

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    Tiny Home Is Totally Transformed With Technology

    A couple wanting to live in central Hong Kong found the perfect place. The only problem… It was just 309 square feet. And Michelle Tennant... Read more

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    Man Turns Political Campaign Signs Into Awesome Camper for His Bike

    If the idea of nomadic life strikes a chord with you, Paul Elkins may just have the thing you need—a camper that is light and compact... Read more

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  • Sculptor Gutzon Borglum (L) directs drillers suspended by cables from the top of the mountain as they work on the head of President George Washington at the Mount Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills area near Keystone, S.D., on July, 22, 1929. (AP Photo)

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  • Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during the Fortune Global Forum on Nov. 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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