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This genius photo experiment shows we are all just sheeple in the consumer matrix

Images from the same exact spot for two hours at a time<p>Perhaps since we started wearing clothing, it has been the primary way that people assert …

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

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This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

7 Laundry Room Design Ideas To Use In Your Home

The laundry room is a spot in the house that’s easy to overlook. Nobody really loves doing laundry, so putting effort and money into making the …

Laundry Rooms

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:45 am. 5:45 am<p>Serious photographers know that …

A Wood-Fired DIY Hot Tub, a Retractable Ceiling Bed Mechanism, Moving an Entire Shop, How to Make a Box with a Pop-Up Insert & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Making a Box with a Pop-Up Insert</b><p>Swan conceived of a low-tech mechanism to add a small surprise to these boxes. …

Woodworking

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

We moved to a tiny house to get more room – and it worked

One city couple desperate to give their family proper outdoor space decided on a radical, rural downsize. But for how long can they rub along in such proximity?<p>As Laura Hubbard-Miles and her husband, Tim Francis, prepared to welcome their third child, their thoughts turned, naturally enough, to …

Outdoor Spaces

The 23 Coolest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2016

Restaurant wallpaper worth stealing, new ways of cooking with fire, next-level banchan, and lot more<p>Pho beats ramen, eggs Benedict bows to khachapuri, doughnuts still rule, and 20 other discoveries we made while searching for this year’s best new restaurants.<p>Is There Anything You <i>Can’t</i> Milk?<p>The …

San Francisco

They 'can go viral in a matter of seconds': An inside look at how ISIS sympathies spread in the US

The terrorist group, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL, recruits people from all over the world, including the US. Thousands of people from Western countries are thought to have joined the group's ranks in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS has forcefully established a self-declared Islamic caliphate.<p>…

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Grow your own happiness: how meditation physically changes the brain

People can boost their happiness by growing a part of the brain which increases positive thinking, scientists believe<p>Aristotle said that ‘happiness depends upon ourselves’ and a new study suggests it is possible to physically grow a happier brain through practices like meditation.<p>Although …

Happiness

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Quantum Mechanics

The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

Internet

Not Everyone Can Afford To BUY A House; 20 DIY Pallet Shelter Designs

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• Not Everyone Can Afford To BUY A House; 20 DIY Pallet Shelter Designs<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: DIY<p><b>5</b><p>This is probably one of the better …

Clean All the Things With Your Own DIY Soft Scrub

I don't think I've ever been so excited about a cleaning product. I mean, come on! Who likes to clean?<p>Since I discovered this do-it-yourself, …

Toxins

The engineer making meat tastier

It is a problem that has taxed the finest minds for generations – what’s the best way to smoke meat? Veronique Greenwood meets a man with an intriguing new method, involving chemistry, computer models and a cooker shaped like a Dalek.<p>It was in Memphis, Tennessee, that Kit Parker first began to …

BBQ

Neutrinos rarely interact, but watch them hit the Nova detector here!

We hoped to restart the Large Hadron Collider last week but it didn’t happen. However, particle physics marches on...<p>I would love to claim that the last couple of weeks of silence from the Life & Physics pages were due to me being occupied at CERN with a superconducting spanner, getting the Large …

Physics

WATCH: Bette Midler Belts Kim Kardashian's Tweets

From the voice that gave you “Wind Beneath My Wings” and a sultry cover of TLC’s "Waterfalls" comes a bold new musical project that spans 140 …

How to Turn an iPad and iPhone Into a Negative Film Viewing Station

A few years ago, we wrote about how phones can be used as negative film strip viewers by simply inverting the screens. Swedish photographer Adam af …

The Recycled House

Built from recycled materials and designed to accommodate the owners' love of warehouse living the Recycled House in Perth, Western Australia is by …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comics

12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.<p>So, to find the most common coffee-making mistakes, we asked for tips from a cast of …

Coffee

Smart picture framing

The Wundershine System makes it very easy to keep your home decorated with fresh pictures in stylish frames. Use the app to frame a new image in …

15 Best Super Bowl 2015 Commercials

Forget the Patriots and the Seahawks -- and do your best to erase Deflategate from your football lexicon -- the real touchdowns were scored during breaks from the big game. Super Bowl = Commercial Christmas, with so many eyeballs locked on the TV screens. Super Bowl XLIX happened Sunday, February …

Media Management

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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