If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. The moon slimmed down to a narrow crescent before sunrise on Oct. 21 during the peak of the shower. The skinny lunar sliver didn’t rise until around 5 a.m. local time. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama hosted a webcast Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 20 GMT) featuring live views of the meteor shower
The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the famous Perseid meteor shower. The meteors are known as "Orionids" because they seem to fan out from a region to the north of the constellation Orion’s second brightest star, Betelgeuse Read more…
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Loyal-yet-insistent English terrier mix James Blunt regrets that he’s known for just one thing: Leaving "You’re Beautiful" all over the carpet back in 2005 and rolling in it until it took years to get the smell out. Blunt told Hello! this week that he’s very sorry and he hopes you can forgive him.
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Gowns by Oscar de la Renta, the iconic designer who died Monday, have been practically obligatory for Hollywood’s most fashionable for decades. From the Academy Awards to Cannes Film Festival to the Golden Globes, there was scarcely a red carpet in the past 15 years that didn’t showcase a big star, or three, wearing his designs.
Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta launched his first line in 1965 in New York by way of Madrid and Paris, where he studied fashion with legends at Lanvin and Balenciaga. He’s been a fixture in the high-fashion scene ever since.
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With tens of thousands of plugins in the WordPress.org repository, and growing, selecting the right plugins to get the job done can be confusing, especially for new bloggers. At the same time I’ve realized that once you’re seasoned and have tried and tested dozens of plugins, you’ll tend to settle with a few that will […]
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As part of its Material Design project, Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. And they’re free!
Just published to Github, there are 750 of the neatly designed icons. They’ll fit nicely in Android, but you could use the for anything, really. They’re available under a CC-BY-SA Creative Commons license, so you can do whatever you want with them. [Github via Kottke]
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If you are forced to sit, you should maximize your desk’s potential for healthy ergonomics and productivity with this perfect setup.
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You don’t have to excel at Excel to make the most of the spreadsheet app. Download free templates to use Microsoft’s program to manage your schedules, budget your money and much more.
Vertex42’s list of free templates ranges from weekly planners and wedding checklists to monthly budgets and chore charts. All the templates work for Excel, and several are also available for OpenOffice Calc and Google Sheets. It’s just what you need to be a spreadsheet ninja.
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American fashion icon Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut, after battling cancer. He was 82 years old
A native of the Dominican Republic who studied at fashion houses in Madrid, Paris and New York, de la Renta had been one of fashion’s most successful designers for decades. His elegant designs were regularly worn by celebrities on red carpets and multiple first ladies of the United States
Below, we take a look at his designs through the decades from 1956 until his final goodbye. Read more…
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