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How Cats Do Christmas

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

In this pictoral display, we follow the adventures of a typical house cat at Christmas, reenacted by many cats from Creative Commons licensed Flickr photos you probably haven't seen before. What is this? Out of the blue, the humans bring...Show More Summary

We Three… Zombies of Orient Are?

Nativity scenes are pretty common this time of year, but an Ohio man has managed a unique twist on his. Deer Park resident Jasen Dixon, manager of a local haunted house, put together a haunted manger scene, featuring a zombie Jesus and other ghoulish figures:

5 Ways to Score Cheap Rent — Without Annoying Roommates

The United States is in the midst of a rent affordability crisis. While financial advisers will tell you housing should cost no more than 30% of your income, the reality for many people is that rent is commonly much, much more. In fact, half of all renters across the nation spend well more than...

David Cameron Versus The UK Wind Industry

Speaking to the House of Commons Liaison Committee on Tuesday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron dealt a remarkably ignorant blow to the country’s wind industry by claiming the public were “fed up” with the construction of wind farms,Show More Summary

Mountain Rustic Look Tastefully Displayed by Rock Copper Glass Residence in Canada

Considering the flashy nature and the innovative designs that rustic contemporary houses are commonly displaying, it is not easy to fabricate a home that can showcase a mountain rustic look with just the right touch of contemporary.Show More Summary

David Cameron: 'People Are Fed Up With Wind Farms But Fracking Should Get Going’

People are “fed up with so many wind farms being built”, Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons Liaison Committee yesterday, saying “enough is enough”. The prime minister called for an end to onshore wind subsidies, saying...Show More Summary

24 All Too Common Beauty Hazards Of Winter Weather

As far as I’m concerned, the winter is good for nothing except hibernation and Netflix marathons. Besides, why would you leave the house when your skin is cracking, your lips are chapped and your leg hair won’t stop growing? Ain’t nobody got time for that. But unfortunately, life goes on, and we’re forced to face [...]

Well: Moving Away From Nursing Homes

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

The common belief is that nursing homes are depressing places where old people go to die. But the Green House project offers cheerful, homelike facilities that are respectful of the needs and wants of elderly Americans.

Mental Floss Clears Up Some Common Misconceptions About Houses

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Mental Floss host Elliott Morgan clears up a series of common misconceptions about houses in a recent episode of the series Misconceptions. Morgan explains how appliances can leech electricity even when they’re turned off, talks about how to keep from losing heat through a fireplace, and how to properly test a smoke detector.

Real Estate Investing Without Tenants, Toilets or Trash

Peter Titmuss/Alamy A common investment strategy is to buy a house or apartment and rent it out for income. Frankly, this seemed like too much work. My mother's third husband was a landlord, and he had his share of headaches: tenants...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Humpback Whales Frequenting New York City Waters, Oceans House Over 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces, and More

Marine litter on a beach. (Photo: Bo Eide / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new study has but a number on the amount of plastic floating in the oceans: at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing nearly 269,000 tons, are floating around the oceans. The team found that tiny plastic pieces made up the majority of the plastic in the oceans. Smithsonian read more

Dorset's Chope drawn to UKIP debate

"Let's have a little sport!" was Chris Chope's reaction to hearing about UKIP's historic first debate in the House of Commons. It had been called by Douglas Carswell on the subject of energy prices, and UKIP's second MP Mark Reckless...Show More Summary

What Do Amazon's Drones and Advanced Nuclear Reactors Have in Common?

Dr. Leslie Dewan Later this morning, the House Science Committee will hold a hearing on the "Future of Nuclear Energy". Click here to watch the hearing live on UStream at 10:00 a.m.Featured on the witness list is a name that our readers will be familiar with - Dr.Leslie Dewan of Transatomic Power. Show More Summary

US Ambassador: Britain Should Stay In EU 'From A Selfish Point Of View'

Britain should stay in the EU asa “from a selfish point of view” it benefits America, according the US Ambassador. His Excellency Matthew Barzun made the comment at a lunch in the House of Commons for around a hundred journalists today. Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Thought Police

If you want to say something important, but don’t want anyone to notice, mention it in a speech in the House of Commons in the late evening. It will be set down in Hansard, the daily verbatim record of what...

Christmas TV

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The House of Commons has been muttering darkly over the number of repeats on TV for the Christmas season (CLICK) Judging by BBC trailers, most of the original stuff is patronizing pap. One exception is BBC1's adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot with Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench on New Year's Day, a tale of a tortoise in the fast lane (CLICK). Show More Summary

Remember to Clean Door Handles and Switches When Someone Gets Sick

No matter how healthy your family is, occasionally they'll get sick. Often that means the rest of the house gets sick. Covering your mouth when you sneeze isn't enough. You'll want to disinfect common places people leave germs. Read more...

Texas Colleges Flock to Big Ed's 'Cradle to Career' Presidential Summit

In a state that so fervently rejected the Common Core, Texas answered Big Ed's cradle-to-career clarion cattle call yet again, this time it comes on the heels of 10 of the state's public school superintendents race to the White House to take the Future Ready District Pledge. Show More Summary

British poultry industry recognised at BPC awards

The British poultry industry has celebrated outstanding achievements and potential for excellence during the British Poultry Council Annual Awards at the House of Commons. BPC Chairman John Reed presented the awards with Anne McIntosh MP, Chairman of the EFRA Select Committee and highlighted the uni...

Do Your Cats Have Outrageous Daily Routines?

“There’s someone at the door!” That's a common phrase at my mom and dad’s house. The banging at the back door isn’t from strangers, but from one of the two black cats my parents own, Blue and Iris. I have spoiled the young shorthair felines, letting them explore the fenced-in backyard when I visit. Show More Summary

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