See inside the colorful Texas home that’s entirely underground

A home in Buffalo, Texas, which is entirely underground, is on the market for just over $2.2 million.

While the structure has no natural light, listing agent Terri Alexander said that the bright decor — including gigantic wall murals — and vaulted ceilings more than make up for it.

The “Hobbit hole” entrance is painted to look like a brick tunnel. SkyHigh Perspective

“Originally, I thought it would be disorienting going into the home,” Alexander told TODAY Home. “(The owner) is an extremely private person and wanted something that was private and secure. (The area) has storms and tornadoes and he wanted to build something that would last.”

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Residents enter the home through what Alexander calls a “Hobbit hole,” a circular entryway built into the hillside that opens into a long hallway, which ends

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Where Poems Come From – Inspiration for Poetry

“The idea that poetry comes from beyond oneself is vital, as is the sense that one writes a poem in a condition that is often associated with a spiritual position, i.e., the condition of humility. One doesn’t know what one’s doing and is inspired in that respect. But it doesn’t mean one’s completely inert, or passive; rather it’s just about allowing a poem to come from wherever it comes from and getting it into the world.”

—Paul Muldoon, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Moy Sand and Gravel

“I feel my way into a poem. Ther is no topic that is taboo. And even if I were to avoid certain topics, they would return to me, beckoning, and demanding to be written.”
—Yusef Komunyakaa, winner of the 1994 Pulitzer prize for Neon Vernacular

“There seem to be no deals you can make with poetry to entice it out of

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Here’s How I Did a Road Trip as Safely as Possible

Scary statistics and overwhelming rules aside, my quarantine road trip taught me that traveling during COVID-19 can still be safe…and a lot of fun.

As someone who travels for a living, being quarantined in the house since March has been a special kind of torture. So when my hometown of Miami, Florida, was flagged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus, I jumped at the chance to escape for as long and as safely as possible. Over a three-week road trip, I spent time in four states—Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina—all handling (or in some cases, not handling) the pandemic very differently. I stayed in a mix of friends’ homes, Airbnbs, and hotels, and for the first time since the pandemic started, even went to a few breweries, restaurants, and local attractions. After five months of solid quarantining, it’s safe to say I was nervous to be on

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Sam Burgess hits back at rapper Kanye West for calling him ‘poor’

Sam Burgess hits back at Kanye West for calling him ‘poor’ by sending the troubled rapper a ‘care package’

Sam Burgess made headlines in July when he revealed that Kanye West had called him ‘poor’ to his face at a London hotel five years ago.

And on Thursday, the former NRL star, 31, cheekily hit back at the American rapper by offering to send him a ‘care package for rich people’.

He told Fitzy & Wippa that his 4B clothing label – which he runs with his brothers, Luke, Thomas and George – was sending out free samples to the Stronger hitmaker.

Having a laugh: Former NRL star Sam Burgess (pictured) has hit back at Kanye West for calling him ‘poor’ by sending the troubled rapper a ‘care package’ 


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City council to consider requiring masks in designated outdoor zones, apartment and condo common areas

a man and a dog walking on a street: Individuals wearing masks walk in downtown Ottawa on Saturday.

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Individuals wearing masks walk in downtown Ottawa on Saturday.

City council will consider amendments to the mandatory mask bylaw to create designated outdoor “zones” where they must be worn and to cover the common areas of condominium and apartment buildings at its next meeting Wednesday.

A report by Anthony Di Monte, the city’s general manager of emergency and protective services, and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches recommends extending the bylaw aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 until Halloween, “when the patio season is essentially over.”

The temporary mandatory mask bylaw was passed July 15 and had been scheduled to expire Aug. 26.

Bylaw officers issued 167 verbal warnings and one charge for contraventions among 473 service requests about masks as of Aug. 19.

The current bylaw makes masks mandatory for most people in enclosed public spaces such as stores, places of worship, recreational and

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Two Huge Snakes Fell Through the Ceiling of This Australian Home

Yesterday, I had a small breakdown trying to eradicate a tiny spider from my bathroom. So when I say that it pains me to write this, I’m not being that hyperbolic: Two enormous snakes came crashing through the kitchen ceiling of a home in Brisbane, Australia.

Two large carpet pythons fell through the kitchen ceiling of a home in Brisbane, Australia. A snake catcher believes they were fighting over a female snake.

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Two large carpet pythons fell through the kitchen ceiling of a home in Brisbane, Australia. A snake catcher believes they were fighting over a female snake.

Steve Brown, a snake catcher with Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, was called to remove the snakes and posted about the incident on Facebook. In the caption of the now-viral post, he explains that he received a call from a customer who found “two very large coastal carpet pythons (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) in his house when he got home.” When Brown arrived at the home, he

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8 noteworthy multifamily projects to debut in 2020



Denizen Bushwick features 911 apartments (20% affordable), 15 mega-murals, and 100,000 sf of outdoor space, including a 17,850-sf public park. ODA New York designed the entire 1.2 million-sf development—architecture, interiors, and landscape design—for developer Rabsky Group. Indoor amenities include a bowling alley, pool, game room, boxing ring, chef’s kitchen, rock climbing wall, spin studio, yoga studio, golf simulator, and movie theater. Rooftop amenities: a dining area with four kitchens, a mini-golf course, a hammock garden, a dog park, and a fully staffed garden with 250 native New York tree species and 1,200 species of shrubs and perennials, plus a rooftop farm. The enterprise sits on land once occupied by the Rheingold brewery (1854). At one time, Brooklyn was home to hundreds of breweries, among them Piels Bros., Schaefer, Liebmann’s, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. For years, Rheingold, “The Extra Dry Beer,” hosted the annual “Miss

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