New York City's 'Tribute In Light' to the victims of the 9/11 attacks shines from One World Trade into the sky over Manhattan on September 10, 2012. (Photo: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images) On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in Hyderabad, India for my grandfather's funeral. There were rolling black-outs that night (India is about 10 hours ahead of New York) so no one was watching the news when someone called to say that a plane had hit one of the twin towers in New York.
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We thought it was a sick joke. Who makes up something like that? It had to be a joke, because it was too outrageous to be true. The power was out, so we ran for our cars, to turn on the radios and find out for ourselves.
Then the second plane hit.
My brothers and I all left India on different days and we all ended up stuck in Amsterdam when the airlines grounded the flights. My younger brother had gotten there first, so after my youngest brother and I talked our way onto the last flight out of Mumbai, we camped out in his hotel room. I was an editor on the national news desk at the Boston Globe at the time, and ended up reporting on 9/11 from
New York City's 'Tribute In Light' to the victims of the 9/11 attacks shines from One World Trade into the sky over Manhattan on September 10, 2012. (Photo: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images) On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in Hyderabad, India for my grandfather's funeral. There were rolling black-outs that night (India is about 10 hours ahead of New York) so no one was watching the news when someone called to say that a plane had hit one of the twin towers in New York.Read More »from Where Were You on Sept. 11, 2001?
whats up with the wobble i mean i love the dance but i hardly ever see any one do this dance any more but ggusse what when any one is lonly or depress yall all should just do a dance nomatter what any ones say fromm my thought of words every one can dance.
Photo: J Muckle/Studio DBy Elaine Griffin
1. Stretch Your SnapshotsFor a piece of art worthy of your wall, snap a pic with the smartphone app Instagram. Then use Instacanvas, a service that prints your photo on stretched canvas and delivers it to your door.
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2. Wall Paper Your FurnitureA vibrant pattern, from sites like DesignYourWall.com, can breathe new life into an aging cabinet or plain end table.
- Lightly sand the surface. (For cabinet doors, unhinge them and remove knobs.) Apply two coats of an oil-based primer, waiting an hour between coats.
- Cut wallpaper to size using a straightedge blade. Paint on a thin layer of Mod Podge and apply the wallpaper, flattening any air bubbles. Wait 24 hours before applying a coat of acrylic sealant.
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3. Stencil a WallPainting a pattern requires patience, but the result can change the whole room. Consider Cutting Edge Stencils for Read More »from 3 Ways to Transform Any Room
- Disney Baby | At Home – Mon, Sep 10, 2012 5:24 PM EDT
I've spent the past few weeks digging around for the most creative baby shower themes. Officially, it's because I'll be helping my sister plan her baby shower in a few weeks, but I also happen to love parties in general! It turns out the Internet is full of gorgeous photos and helpful tutorials for planning an amazing baby shower. These 10 themes are inventive, inspiring, and hopefully will help you plan your dream baby shower!- By Michelle Horton
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When couples move in together, a new set of issues can easily arise as you try and make the best of a small space without getting on each other’s last nerve. It can be tough! We brought in Fashion Director of Macy’s Home, Stephen Cardino, to highlight useful decorating tips to help save your relationship. From not having enough space to not spending enough time together, Stephen tackles three relationship issues and how we can decorate the home to help alleviate these problems.
Is a small kitchen another issue with the two of you? Here are 7 space-saving tricks for small kitchens.
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- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Mon, Sep 10, 2012 3:45 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
In addition to raking dried leaves off of your garden path, you may want to do a little emotional clearing today. There may be objects in your house that remind you of rough times. If you can't bear to part with these constant reminders, at least keep them in a place they won't be seen every day.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Use the powers of your intuition to guess what your housemate will want for dinner. Find a combination of her favorite ingredients and your own, surprising her with a concoction that is imaginative and delicious.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Though it may take a degree of willpower you didn't know you had, resist the urge to go over-budget this week.
Up the serenity in your own garden room with these easy-care, low-water plants
Santa Barbara daisy
The tiny white and pink flowers make a great border accent when planted in the forefront of tall grasses.
Mexican feather grass
These clump-forming grasses produce large, open, airy inflorescences that can add lightness and motion to the garden.
This aromatic variety of lavendar is lovely when used as informal hedge or edging.
This bushy plant is fairly short lived, but to make up for it, it produces lots of trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period. Deep purple 'Midnight' is a standout for its vivid hue.
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These small, fragrant blossoms grow in spikelike clusters and attract
It is possible to sell your house after it is flooded.
By Linda Merrill, Networx
Selling a house these days is not an easy process. While things seem to be looking up in some regions, there are many areas of the country where the glut of houses up for sale make it a buyer's market. When buyers know they have lots of choice they can get very, very picky and every real and perceived flaw is noted. If your home experienced a fire, floor or other natural disaster, selling it down the road will be tricky indeed.
Assuming you're looking to get the best price you can, as opposed to unloading the property at any cost, you must first and foremost completely document the problem and then repair the damages. Certain repairs will require documentation as well so that you can prove that everything was done properly. Every state has its own laws regarding real estate transactions and required disclosures and anyone faced with this situation should do the research ahead of time to know what is expected of them.
Damages caused by an "Act of God"Read More »from Selling Your House After a Natural Disaster
Stay calm and carry on if you are evicted.
By Cris Carl, Networx
Eviction can occur for many reasons besides non-payment of rent. You may be evicted because you caused unreasonable damage to the rental; had people living with you who were not on the lease; snuck in a pet where they are not allowed; smoked in a non-smoking apartment; and a variety of other possible reasons. Sometimes, there is no fault on the part of the tenant as in the case of the owner selling the property or having a situation arise where the owner needs to have a family member take over the rental for personal reasons.
Depending on what state you live in, if you have children, and what your income is will factor into what you can do now that you have been evicted. Eviction is not a quick process unless you've been involved in illegal activities.
Besides writing for Networx, I have been a Housing Placement Specialist for a family homeless shelter for several years. I'll tell you what to do if you get evicted.
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