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Chris Barnes is just as comfortable talking about domestic tips as
he is about his favorite cartoon shows. He has a soft spot in his
heart for cleaning and repurposing household items. When he’s not
working, he writes about his growing collection of comics and action
figures at Ridiculously Awesome.
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Five Christmas Songs for People Who Hate Christmas Songs

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 3:42 PM

There are two problems with Christmas music: It's usually very sappy and you wind up hearing the same songs over and over again. If you like loud music, it's even harder to enjoy. Here are some metal and punk rock songs for your Christmas playlist.

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Eight Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Maximize Their Facebook Page

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 5:41 PM

Facebook is something that 128 million in the United States alone use daily, but surprisingly, many non-profit groups are not getting the most out of this platform. The Saint Louis Social Media Club estimates that almost half of all Americans learn about causes and non-profits through...

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Talking Twenty Years of Toys With Todd McFarlane

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:40 PM

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Image courtesy Flickr user Gage Skidmore

Attending the 2014 American International Toy Fair was business as usual for comics legend and head of his namesake toy company Todd McFarlane.

Whether showing products to prospective buyers or signing autographs for his...

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3 '80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And 3 That Aren't Worth Much

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 4:44 PM

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony still taking up shelf space. You can't even escape eighties toys at the movie theater, as G.I. Joe has turned into...

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Six Forgotten Classics We Would Like To See On The WWE Network

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 4:55 PM

Professional wrestling has been a television staple since the beginning. It came as no surprise to anyone that World Wrestling Entertainment would eventually launch a television network of their own.

The company unveiled the streaming WWE Network at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas on January 8.

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Six Big Mistakes Non-Profit Organizations Are Making on Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Each day Instagram calculates that 55 million photos are shared through its smart phone app. Through 2013 the image editing and sharing app's popularity has skyrocketed; Nielsen reports that Instagram usage increased 66 percent through the year.

That said, the photo social networking service gives non-profit organizations a...

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Bjork's Home In The '90s Couldn't Be More 'Bjork' (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 12:37 PM

Today, avant-garde pop icon Björk celebrates her birthday. We found this great clip on YouTube from what we assume is the from the mid-1990s featuring her home in Iceland.



Her house is exactly how you would imagine it. The house has vintage furniture, various chandeliers and candelabras and a collection of decorative glass paperweights. She even finds a way to incorporate an old hospital cart into a storage unit. What, you never thought of that?

On a home design end, Björk offers some advice on how to live like her. The first is to live by the sea. This must be a huge sticking point with her, as her love of aquatics is expressed in a few of her songs like "The Anchor Song."

Björk also points out the importance of color. She explains Icelandic tradition of having extremely brightly colored roofs and its explained that the significance is due to the dreary natural colors in the landscape.

What do you think? Will you be taking tips from Björk anytime soon?


Here's a look at how other celebs live, via HuffPost Home.
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'Super Mario Bros.' Bedroom Is The Coolest Thing Ever (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 5:09 PM

"Super Mario Bros." has been a big part of our pop culture since debuting on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1985. We found these pictures that show a family that has intergenerational love for a certain plumber turned turtle fighting hero. They made the ultimate Mario-themed bedroom...

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6 Life Lessons From 'Freaks & Geeks' (GIFs)

(16) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 9:05 AM

With everyone back to school, September is the perfect month to revisit the short lived high school drama/comedy "Freaks and Geeks." The show has a cult following, thanks to how well written it was. It managed to have more memorable moments in eighteen episodes than most long running...

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5 Lessons You Can Learn From Ozzy Osbourne's Bacon Fire

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2013 | 12:13 PM

Ozzy Osbourne may be a pioneer in heavy metal music, but he hasn't been able to bring that talent into the kitchen. His wife Sharon tweeted that the fire department had to take care of a kitchen fire that started when the Black Sabbath frontman was attempting to...

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Jack Kirby's Two Most Awesome Superhero Homes With Real-Life Locations

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Today would have been the 96th birthday of Jack Kirby, one of the most important and influential comic book creators of all time. His legacy is the hundreds of characters he created, as well as exotic locations he rendered -- whether they be the cosmic Viking...

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What You Didn't Know About The 'Back To The Future' Homes (PHOTOS)

(46) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 9:49 AM

Did you know that Back To The Future came out twenty-eight years ago today?

Marty McFly's real-life house is located at 9303 Rosalynde Avenue in Arleta, California and is a private residence. It looks exactly the same as it did in the movie...

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The Real Story Behind 'The Golden Girls' House (PHOTOS)

(164) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 9:39 AM

Everyone knows and loves "The Golden Girls." But who knew that a television show about three widows and a divorcée would leave an indelible mark on American pop culture? For almost thirty years, the adventures of Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia and Rose entertained us. Most people can even sing...

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Recyclage dans la maison: 5 nouveaux usages domestiques et utiles pour les serviettes de bain (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Avez-vous des serviettes en trop? Tout le monde en a toujours quelques-unes qui ne servent pas à grand-chose, sont épuisées, rapeuses... et dorment dans un placard.

Une bonne excuse pour vous en offrir de nouvelles: recyclez-les!

En effet, les serviettes de bain et de toilette sont très utiles dans plusieurs...

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Repurposing Ideas: Five New Uses For Seltzer

(17) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Though I tried giving up drinking soda in favor of seltzer, I'll be the first to admit that I failed. About a week into the process I learned something: I really don't like drinking the carbonated substitute. That said, I did find several new uses for seltzer around the house....

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An Easy Way To Dry Damp Clothes Quickly

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 9:48 AM

Here's a laundry problem that everyone has encountered at one point: That small load of laundry that you did the night before emerges from the dryer still wet. What to do?

Obviously, you can put it back in the dryer, but that might take too long. There is a way...

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Chris Masters, Former WWE Star, Saves Mom From Burning House

(9) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Outdoor lawn ornaments and shrubbery are usually just decorative, but former WWE star Chris 'The Masterpiece' Masters was able to use a tree to rescue his mother! TMZ reports that Masters' mother was being held against her will by a neighbor in her own home.

Masters,...

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Dishwasher Flooding Repair You Can Try Before Calling A Plumber

(3) Comments | Posted March 17, 2013 | 10:46 AM

Picture this: You walk into your kitchen and your dishwasher is flooding the floor with water and suds. What should you do? Well first, don't panic. If your appliance is backed up, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem before you call a plumber.

Before...

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Bill Moody, 'Paul Bearer' Dead: Here's A Look Back At The WWE Legend's Home (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:18 AM

Professional wrestling fans were saddened this morning to find out that Bill Moody, best known as the Undertaker's rotund, high-pitched and generally spooky manager Paul Bearer died on Tuesday night.

Before joining the WWE, Moody had made his name in the southern wrestling...

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Household Repurposing Ideas: 5 Clever Uses For Vinegar

(11) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 3:01 PM

Vinegar may stink, but not when it comes to repurposing around the home. It's cheap, incredibly versatile and non-damaging to most surfaces. And you probably don't need to even buy a new bottle, as we all have an ancient bottle gathering dust in a cabinet, only to be brought out...

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