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The Beauty Product Roughly 90 Percent of the Stars on a Single Red Carpet Used

Question: What did Hannah Davis, Jenna Dewan-Tatum (whose look Petra went over this morning), Carla Gugino, and Scandal's Darby Stanchfield have in common at the White House Correspondents' Dinner? Answer: They all wore the same brand of false eyelashes—Ardell Lashes. Show More Summary

A Peek (& Lunch) Inside the House of Lords' Dining Room — Design News

For the first time ever, common folk can have lunch in the Peers' Dining Room at the House of Lords. While Parliament is not in session this spring, you can dine like a legislator. Bloomberg's Richard Vines describes the Palace of Westminster's Central Lobby as a bit of Hogwarts, and the dining room's bar as Downton Abbey. READ MORE »

Are You Confident In Your Parenting?

One of the most common reasons parents reach out to me is because they're not getting along well with their teenagers. Typically, there is a lot of fighting, tension and disrespect (the house is full of W.M.D. -- Whining, Manipulation and Disrespect).They're frustrated, unhappy and stuck. Show More Summary

George Lucas Uses Jedi Powers (And Tons Of His Own Cash) To Build Affordable Housing In His Ultra-Wealthy Community

image via wikimedia commons George Lucas may have handed the reigns of the Star Wars universe over to JJ Abrams and the Disney corporation, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost his Jedi edge.  For years Lucas has been at war, not with dark lords of the Sith, but with wealthy neighbors of his sprawling property in Marin County, California. Show More Summary

What Goes Boom – the Northern Ireland housing bubble in an international context

Yesterday’s reports that prospective purchasers were queueing to purchase properties at the new Belvoir Park development in South Belfast will have brought back memories for some of the housing boom of 2006-7, when it was a common sight to see people waiting overnight for an opportunity to purchase newly built apartments and houses. There have more...

BOLO: Common, Mary J. Blige and No Doubt will be around this weekend

The A-listers are coming–and no, we’re actually not talking about White House Correspondents weekend. Saturday’s Global Citizen Earth Day rally and free concert is drawing on a list of big names to help corral civic and TMZ-minded citizens against poverty. It’s a “come for the music, stay for the message” sort of thing with performances […]

Expanding Opportunity for Native Youth

Last week, folks from a broad range of diverse backgrounds came together at the White House to discuss a common goal: improving the lives of Native youth. Over a hundred nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, tribal leaders, Native youth, and members of the President’s Cabinet joined the dialogue. Show More Summary

15 surreal pictures of Chinese 'nail houses' whose owners refused to cave to developers

Some homes are built out of spite. Others are left standing as a form of protest. In China, "nail houses" — homes that remain standing despite pressure from real estate developers to sell — have become an increasingly common phenomenon. In...Show More Summary

6 factors that impact the value of a home

We all know that highly rated schools are a bonus for nearby housing, but did you know that good schools have a lot in common with Wal-Mart and public transportation, for example?...

Welsh Voters Are More Unionist Than the Scottish, But They Still Offer Limited Comfort to Labour and the Tories

Wales used to be a different political world from England and the rest of the UK, with vast Labour majorities in the South and Welsh nationalists winning scattered victories in the North. It has forty seats in the House of Commons. But...Show More Summary

Why Go to the Doctor When Your Phone Can Make You Better?

Going to a doctor’s office and waiting in a fluorescent-bathed room full of gross, sick people has been a common form of torture ever since doctors ended house calls. But technology can fix that, just as it has fixed other age-old practices,...Show More Summary

What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

They're everywhere, right? It's impossible to leave the house without tripping over (or participating in) a selfie photo session. And back home, the airwaves are hijacked by a Halloween parade of bloodsucking vampire aristocrats and tottering zombie beasts. Show More Summary

Benen: Congressional GOP Forgets to Care About Deficit

Steve Benen: Many of the top priorities pushed by congressional Republicans this year have one thing in common: they raise the deficit that the GOP sometimes pretends to care about. Republican legislation in the House to repeal the federal...Show More Summary

Common knowledge helps environmental sustainability

New research involved the study of traditional cave houses of “bajo Tajuña” from an historical and environmental point of view by assessing bioclimatic mechanisms to show its energy efficiency and its conditioning effects against external environment. As a result, researchers suggest various actions to preserve, recover and rehabilitate this endangered heritage.

The VIPs attending the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Washington, we’ve got T-minus 17 days until this town’s annual game of “Who Wants to Touch a Celebrity?,” commonly referred to as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and news outlets are already showing their cards (although there’s been no mention ofHouse of Cards” stars yet). Here’s a list of who we know will be in town so far. […]

Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington And Sarah Jessica Parker Are Glamour's Power Trifecta

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

What do Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker have in common? Well, they're all cover stars on Glamour's May issue. The holy trinity of power and style gathered at The White House for a shoot with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Show More Summary

The Obamas' fitness photo probably won't inspire anyone to work out

What do Fifth harmony, cardboard cutouts of Sunny and Bo Obama, and a man in a terrifying bunny suit have in common? They were all present at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, where Michelle Obama also held a party for the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign. Show More Summary

This Australian Clinic for Orphaned Bats is Adorable

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre Facebook Bats are often seen as scary or creepy creatures of the night, commonly found in Halloween themed decorations, or haunted houses. Even the animal-loving Ace Ventura didn't like them. Show More Summary

What Dreams About Houses Mean

Dreams of houses, both familiar houses and unfamiliar ones, are very common. Dream researchers and dream interpreters generally understand the various rooms dreamt about to have individual meanings. For instance, climbing to the attic...Show More Summary

San Francisco tech bubble spills into mega housing bubble: San Francisco median price nears $1 million while homeownership rate falters.

I remember in the 1990s friends getting unsolicited offers for “tech” jobs where the only prerequisite was a basic understanding of computers and some common knowledge of HTML.  With these simple skills, you were on your way to tech millions.  San Francisco was at the hub of this insane mania.  Today people will argue that […]

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