James Webb Space Telescope Launches on Journey to See the Dawn of Starlight

The dreams and work of a generation of astronomers headed for an orbit around the sun on Saturday in the form of the biggest and most expensive space-based observatory ever built. The James Webb Space Telescope, a joint effort of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, lifted off from a spaceport near the Equator in Kourou, French Guiana, a teetering pillar of fire and smoke embarking on a million-mile trip to the morning of time.

“The world gave us this telescope and we’re handing it back to the world today,” said Gregory Robinson, the Webb telescope’s program director, during a post-launch news conference in French Guiana.

The telescope, named for the NASA administrator who led the space agency through the early years of the Apollo program, is designed to see farther in space and further back in time than the vaunted Hubble Space Telescope. Its primary

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Home design ideas: Transforming a dated space into a colorful movie room

A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.
A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.Ridgelight Studio

The family room addition of this Brockton home needed some major sprucing up. The faux brick backdrop for the wood stove in a corner was an eyesore, as was the brown carpet and taupe tile floor. Furthermore, the loveseat, also a dull brown, was too small. “The couple wanted to use the room to watch television but leave enough floor space for their toddler to roam around freely,” says Vanessa Pierre, founder of Vannie Paradis Design Studio.

1 The coffee table’s marble top is heavy enough that it won’t tip over while its round shape eases circulation.

2 Sherwin-Williams Naval paint gives the room a moody feel. “The rest of home is done in creams and beige, so I wanted to introduce something different,” Pierre says. “Movie rooms should be cozy.”

3 The couple commissioned

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Bryan-College Station home listings for people who need a lot of living space | Local News

Located on a quiet cul-du-sac in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Brazos Valley, this custom home sits on nearly a half acre lot with a privacy brick fence and boasts over 4,000 square feet. The split floor plan allows for ample amounts of storage and space with four large bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. The kitchen features an island, bar seating, granite countertops and high-end appliances complete with a breakfast room and a separate formal dining room (or flex room) with gorgeous French doors. The kitchen flows into the spacious living room with built-in shelves, a wet bar and high ceilings. Adjacent to the living room is a beautifully designed sunroom with lovely, sleek windows overlooking the large backyard. Enjoy the large, private master suite with a sitting area and a separate flex room that could be used as an exercise room, study or nursery. The

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Upgrade Your Home & Work Space Decor For Better Mental Health

If you’re like most Americans you’ve been spending a lot more time at home during the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chances are your work and home space may have merged. That alone can be anxiety-inducing. And with some calling this the end of in-office working as we know it—it may be about time to upgrade your home decor for your mental health.

You may be surprised about how much your surroundings effect things like mood, productivity and overall mental health. For instance, one 2016 NIH study found that even choosing bright colors for walls can help with concentration. Harvard Medical School also advises that having an organized and decluttered home space can help with stress relief.

Home design isn’t

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