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51 minutes agoHealth : Running A Hospital

This article by Emily Anthes about checklists in Nature notes:Poor use of checklists means that people may be dying unnecessarily. A cadre of researchers is... finding a variety of factors that can influence a checklist's success or failure, ranging from the attitudes of staff to the ways that administrators introduce the tool. Show More Summary

Marie Kondo Says Don't Do This Key Thing While Decluttering

Claire & Luke's Soulful Logan Square Apartment Pin it Decluttering maven Marie Kondo has inspired us all to live, not only with less, but with only the things that spark joy. Her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese...Show More Summary

Before & After: Poolhouse Makes a Splash

Pin it If my freshman year dorm is any indication, at 18, I probably would've decorated this poolhouse in Beatles posters. But Kevin, an Atlanta student, went for a more sophisticated look. READ MORE »

5 Small Space Strategies Everyone Should Use (Even If You Have Plenty of Space)

An Art Lover's Harmonious Home Pin it Lots of small space strategies are about so much more than just making it work in an itty bitty box; they're smart ideas that everyone can use in any space. Try these on for size. READ MORE »

Lego exosuit used to control a robot

52 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Danny Benedettelli continues to push the possibilities of Lego (with some electrical know-how). His latest creation involves a humanoid robot and a telemetry suit—a wearable exoskeleton that allows him to control the bot […]

What's in Store With Common Core

If you can put aside the high-stakes testing, which admittedly is not easy to do, and if you put aside the break-up of learning into micro-pieces, which I really cannot forgive, and if you can somehow forget the push for corporate take...Show More Summary

Summer Camp + Cats at Purina Pop-Up — Design News

Pin it Cat camps are the new cat café—at least in New York this weekend. Purina ONE hosted a pop-up summer camp-themed event on Friday and Saturday that featured crafts and adorable kitties available for adoption. READ MORE »

Less is More: 13 Super Modern Kitchens

Pin it If your perfect kitchen is more modern and minimal than country cozy, we've got a treat for you. You won't see a lot of decorative flourishes in these 13 kitchens, but they still manage to be effortlessly, elegantly beautiful, proving once again that less is more. READ MORE »

Studio Ghibli Collector’s Blu-ray set celebrates Hayao Miyazaki’s legacy

53 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Even if you only have a passing interest in anime, the name Studio Ghibli will probably be known to you. The animated movies the studio has produced never falter in their quality, storytelling, […]

Siire's Eclectic, Happy Apartment in Paris — House Tour

Pin it Name: Jean-François, Siire, and Archibald Rambroul and Reglisse, the dog Location: 16th Arrondissement; Paris, France Size: 83 square meters (893 square feet) Years lived in: 9 months; Rented Siire and Jean Francois have lived...Show More Summary

5 New Trends for the Bedroom

Apartment 34 Pin it Earlier in the year we looked at some of the top trends for 2015, and now we're dialing it down to a more specific spot: the bedroom. Here are some of our favorite new trends for your sleeping space. READ MORE »

How To Improve Awful Doors? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: My husband and I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts in an early 1900s apartment building. Our internal doors are old but probably from the '50s. Years of previous tenants and shoddy, cheap-as-possible maintenance have left us with really awful doors. Show More Summary

First Slice 8/2/15: Confederate flag fans rally at Stone Mountain, remind rest of world that Georgia can be a weird and sad place

53 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf

Photos: Protesters greet Confederate flag rally at Stone Mountain Park — AJC (@ajc) August 1, 2015 An estimated 600 to 800 people, some of whom carried rifles because why not, gathered at Stone Mountain to show support for the Confederate Flag. Show More Summary

Tiny robot bug that can jump on water created by scientists

53 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets :

If you have entomophobia, you probably want to steer clear of these tiny, robotic bugs. Scientists out of Harvard have teamed up with Seoul’s National University to create a mechanical water bug that […]

Savory Yogurt is the Next Greek Yogurt

Today: In praise of tangy, sour, rooty, oniony, salty, savory yogurts.

Kentucky Man Shoots Down Drone in Backyard, Ignites Controversy

Photograph via WDRB footage Early this week, the  debate over drone use was reignited when a Kentucky man named William Merideth, 47, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment after shooting down an $1,800 aerial camera, which, he claims, was hovering above his sunbathing 16-year old daughter in the family’s backyard. Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Sunday

54 minutes agoUnited States / Charlotte : theCLog

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 2, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • The Best Match at Johnson C. Smith University • Vintage & Antique Show at Metrolina Tradeshow Expo • Summer Jazz & Blues Series at Casual Water • Rock of Ages at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte • Wine Me Down Winery Tour

5 things to do: Merle Haggard

54 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf

Sunday, August 2, 2015 Summer Skate Scavenger Hunt at Piedmont Park …

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