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4 Reasons to Love Afghanistan That Have Nothing to Do With War

Kevin Bell | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Kevin Bell

So here are a few of my favorite features of life in Afghanistan that are not commonly known by Americans. I hope some of this inspires you to consider the story of life there beyond the war:

Summer Close Look

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Stanley Ely

This summer when I could bear to look at it no more, I resolved to replace my bedroom carpet that had suffered uncomplaining years of mud from visitors and scratching from cats. I consulted a friend who had recently also shopped for carpeting.

The Biggest Bargains at Auctions and Flea Markets? People Are Walking All Over Them

Bob Richter | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Even if a rug doesn't look dirty, moths could have laid eggs in the rug, and you don't want to bring that into your house.

3 Quick Tips for Buying Your First Rug

Aelfie Oudghiri | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Aelfie Oudghiri

They can be tricky to purchase.

Deer Goes Wild In Pittsburgh Carpet Store

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business

CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. -- This deer wasn't caught in the headlights. It was called on the carpet. A Pittsburgh-area carpeting store has been cleaning up...

"Magic Carpet Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never been one to sweep things under the rug, mainly because I don't wear one. And I have never been on a magic carpet ride, mainly because all...

PHOTOS: 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of our most basic purchases are produced by children. Though hard data is scant, it's estimated that there are 115 million children worldwide in ...

Weaving Our Stories Into the Carpets of Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

I recently assisted in a surgical procedure in Kabul on a young boy. The chief surgeon was an Afghan man. I didn't know how he would respond to a woman as our fierce Asian eyes met over surgical masks.

Art, Commerce and Katherine Bernhardt

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Markus

As I became comfortable thinking of myself as an artist who also designs, I noticed all around me that these categories seemed to be less strict, more open.