- Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 02/19/2017 - 10:47 AM
London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital.
- What’s germier than a toilet seat? Plenty, so wash your hands, please
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 02/19/2017 - 06:47 AM
News for those who feel rather smug wiping down a toilet seat before use: Toilet seats are the least of your germ worries.
- Make DIY Fire-Starter Pills With Paper and a Plastic Syringe
Lifehacker, Saturday - 02/18/2017 - 06:00 PM
Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter pills make for great kindling and are super easy to make. Read more
- Old farmstead's history runs from John Brown to James Brown
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 02/18/2017 - 12:17 PM
From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland. The John Brown connection is well known.
- Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle
Reuters, Saturday - 02/18/2017 - 07:30 AM
SAYABOURY, Laos (Reuters) - Dozens of elephants, adorned in bright colors and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town on Saturday in a celebration of a species that has become
- Commentary: Women’s March in Washington, D.C.
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 02/17/2017 - 09:59 PM
Prairie KayaIn midday of Jan. 20, 2017, a plane from Oklahoma touched down on the damp hills of Baltimore, Md.
- What is wearable? Exhibit pushes boundaries on clothing, art
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 02/17/2017 - 11:31 AM
They are outfits you might expect to see in Lady Gaga's closet: a flamingo pink Fiberglas frock and a wooden one-piece replica of Notre Dame Cathedral. But these wild and whimsical ensembles are part of the "WOW — World of Wearable Art" exhibition opening Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The quirky show, a collision of art and the craziest of couture, offers visitors a chance to view 32 award-winning costumes from the New Zealand-based design competition of the same name. Nearly three decades ago, the contest began when organizers asked an eclectic international mix of boat builders, taxidermists, amateur enthusiasts and others to push the boundaries of clothing and artwork. "What do all these people have in common?
- Hoosier Gardener: Rock gardens, Symposium offers ideas on plants, flowers, rocks
Indianapolis Star, Friday - 02/17/2017 - 08:05 AM
One way to get a feel for plant forms is to look at black-and-white versions of your garden photos, said Lisa Roper, the horticulturist responsible for the Gravel Garden and Ruin at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, Penn.
- Central Florida zoo welcomes arrival of rare baby antelope
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 02/16/2017 - 07:51 AM
Zoo-goers in central Florida can get a look at a rare baby antelope. Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/2lVut1u) reports the baby scimitar-horned oryx and its mom can be seen in their exhibit by visitors who take kayak tours or the Cairo Express train rides at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne. FindTheData | Graphiq Zoo officials say the mom of the 22-pound calf was born at the zoo seven years ago. In a statement, zoo officials say scimitar-horned oryxs, named for their sword-like antlers, used to be prevalent from northern Africa to Sudan until they went extinct in the wild in 1999.
- What's so funny about cancer?
Indianapolis Star, Thursday - 02/16/2017 - 06:01 AM
Laughing Matters fundraiser for Cancer Support Community features Jay Leno
- Here's what happens if you put the wrong dish soap in the dishwasher
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 02/15/2017 - 06:47 PM
If you run out of regular dishwasher detergent, can you just use the hand-washing kind instead? Not unless you're itching to clean up a decent-sized mess.
- Report: More than 55,000 US bridges structurally deficient
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 02/15/2017 - 07:49 AM
A new report says the Brooklyn Bridge and Washington's Arlington Memorial Bridge are among thousands of spans considered structurally deficient. Although the numbers of deficient bridges have declined in recent years, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis of transportation department data shows more than 55,000 bridges in the U.