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The woman turning arms fairs into art

Dimple Vijaykumar: Working undercover, artist Jill Gibbon sketches images of the surreal behind-the-scenes world of military fairs and expos to highlight how the arms trade treats missiles, tanks and bombs like any other commodity

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4 Reasons Why Moving is Actually Pretty Awesome

Yes there are the boxes. And the lifting and hauling of things. There are the extra expenses, the hassle and the dread of anticipation knowing a move's coming. But moving doesn't have to be the worst thing ever. Look on the bright side with these four reasons that are always my favorite thing about moving. If you've just recently made a move, have a move on the horizon or know someone about to take the plunge, these four moving-doesn't-always-suck truths might help get the mover through all the...

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Aileen's Light & Bright DIY Decor — House Call

Name: Aileen Allen Location: Edmonds, Washington My husband and I rent a 1200 square foot apartment in Edmonds, Washington — a little beach town about half an hour north of Seattle. Our decorating budget is pretty small, so our home is mostly filled with DIY projects that we’ve done and pieces from thrift stores and antique malls.

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Before & After: A Breakfast Nook Gets a Bold Blue Look Under $600 — Professional Project

Project by: Lauren N. Sellers Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania You know those beige breakfast nooks that sometimes show up in the corners of otherwise lovely homes? Don't start your day off boring when you can surround yourself with bold. Designer Lauren N. Sellers of Trust the Vision Decor turned this nook into an exciting place to drink morning coffee with only $600 and just over a week of time.

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Syrian Refugee Camp Becoming Impromptu City

As the Syrian civil war continues to rage, more and more Syrian citizens are emigrating across the border to refugee camps in Jordan.  While these camps were intended to be temporary, the sheer number of people they support and the uncertainty of when the Syrian crisis will end has leant them a sense of permanence.  This article from the New York Times takes a look at how Syrian refugees are prompting urban development and what this means for the future of refugee camp design.

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7 Ways You’re Making House Cleaning Harder Than It Has To Be

Cleaning the house not on your list of favorite ways to spend your time? You might want to check and see if you're unintentionally making things worse on yourself. From spending more time on cleaning tasks than you need to, to just not being efficient, peruse this list of seven things you could be doing that's making it harder to keep your house clean, and see if you can eliminate one to make cleaning the house easier or faster!

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