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Ebola fighter coming to U.S. for nursing school

Health - 12 hours 33 min ago
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Categories: Health

Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now

Health - 12 hours 33 min ago
For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our eyes.
Categories: Health

American Ebola survivor returns to Liberia

Health - 12 hours 34 min ago
Categories: Health

California measles outbreak grows to 68 cases

Health - 12 hours 34 min ago
Categories: Health

Why are some doctors in the anti-vaccination movement?

Health - 12 hours 39 min ago
Anderson Cooper speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Medical Ethicist Arthur Caplan about the science and myths behind the anti-vaccine movement.
Categories: Health

Best dividend stocks to buy now

Business News - 12 hours 47 min ago
At first glance, tobacco giant Philip Morris International seems like the obvious choice for income investors. It currently pays an annual dividend of $4 per share and boasts a 4.81% dividend yield.

Mubarak's sons released from prison

CNN World - 13 hours 6 min ago
The sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday after serving 18 months, according to the state-run MENA news agency.
Categories: International News

Dancing for Mengele

CNN World - 13 hours 10 min ago
Categories: International News

Why was AirAsia jet the only one in trouble?

CNN World - 13 hours 11 min ago
Why did AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash into the sea while the seven other planes flying nearby eventually landed safely?
Categories: International News

Are smart drugs driving Silicon Valley?

Business News - 13 hours 12 min ago
Open the refrigerator in entrepreneur Dave Asprey's home and you may as well be at a pharmacy.

Give Your Kitchen a New Look With a Lighting Update

Lifestyles - 13 hours 13 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), good lighting design makes kitchens more functional, as well as more enjoyable, relaxing and suitable for entertaining.

"Good lighting is vitally important in kitchens," says Jeff Dross, corporate director for education and industry trends for Kichler Lighting. "Perhaps more work in the home is done in the kitchen area than any other room, and having improper lighting would be tantamount to candles in a warehouse or flashlights on a factory floor.

"Food preparation is a vital, though sometimes tedious, task performed virtually every day," Dross continues. "Cooking in a poorly illuminated space only increases the drudgery and the danger. Good lighting adds to the overall space, and increases the pleasure in using said space."

The very fact that kitchens are spaces where people spend a lot of time makes them valuable areas when reselling a home, as well. For this reason, many experts agree kitchen renovations are among the best ways to boost the value of your home. Along with bathrooms, kitchens are an integral part of the home to virtually everyone.

Unfortunately, when it comes time to updating kitchens with a new look, lighting does not always get the attention it deserves. According to Dross, this is to the detriment of home design.

"Lighting is as important a design element as wall coverings, flooring and countertops," says Dross. "It can make an average kitchen look great and elevate a fabulous design to perfection. Need to increase the visual size of a room without tearing down a wall? Add lighting above the cabinets and at the toe-kick space.

"The importance of good, high lumen output for task (under-cabinet) lighting cannot be over emphasized," Dross adds. "Wall-mounted cabinets create shadows on countertop work surfaces. The only way to alleviate those shadows (and the accompanying dark spots on the cutting board) is with under-cabinet lighting."

Another factor to keep in mind relates to energy usage, and by extension, your power bill. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that American consumers use electricity for lighting the kitchen more than any other room in the house. So, to save electricity costs, invest in energy-efficient lighting in the kitchen.

To see the most up-to-date fixtures and shades, and to consult with a professionally trained lighting expert, visit your local ALA-member retailer, or go online to americanlightingassoc.com.

Hashtag #money. The business of the pound sign

Business News - 13 hours 27 min ago
From a tech tool to a pop culture reference, the hashtag has come a long way since it was first popularized by Twitter.

No, you can't fly drones over the White House

Business News - 13 hours 32 min ago
In the United States, drone flying rules are pretty strict. Flying them over the White House is, naturally, out of the question.

2 dead in Home Depot incident

CNN - 13 hours 57 min ago
Shoppers crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for an anticipated snowstorm streamed into the streets Sunday afternoon after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, according to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.
Categories: National News

Musicians and injuries

CNN - 13 hours 58 min ago
Categories: National News

Unraveling the myth of the American West

CNN - 13 hours 58 min ago
Categories: National News

The week in 32 photos

CNN - 13 hours 59 min ago
Categories: National News

Your travel photos

CNN - 13 hours 59 min ago
Travel Photo of the Day
Categories: National News

2015 SAG Awards: Winners

CNN - 14 hours 5 sec ago
See all the winners from the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Categories: National News

Chinese mom sells baby for $7,000

CNN World - 14 hours 2 min ago
A woman in central China has been prosecuted for selling her newborn baby for $7,000, state media reports said, the latest of a string of shocking cases that have shed light on the country's trade in children.
Categories: International News
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