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This computer language is teaching kids to code

When Zuckerberg entered the room, many of the young students had a hard time pulling themselves away from their projects, even to gawk at one of the world's richest men. Facebook's founder instead came to them.<p>"What are you making?" he'd ask. And they would proudly say, "A game!" or whatever it …


App developer turns his van into mobile office

David McKinney is an Australian app developer who turned a Ford Transit van into a mobile work station.<p>"It has all the usual office things like Wi-Fi, AC power, and a desk for working," McKinney detailed over at his blog. "It also has a couch for thinking, a view, and fresh air. And it's always …

Soul Music

The secret sounds in movies and TV

The sounds added to movies, TV and sport often have unusual origins, says William Park, from everyday objects to manipulated animals.<p>You might not have heard the term ‘Foley’ before, but you will possibly have witnessed it – probably in the last film or TV programme you watched – without even …

Quick Desserts to Whip Up in Less than 30 Minutes

Our new favorite (gluten-free!) chocolate chip cookie requires only five ingredients and 25 minutes, start to finish.

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2015

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

8 Designer-Recommended Color Combinations You Should Try

For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.<p>For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.

Interior Design

19 Real-Life Ads from the Mad Men Era

Volkswagen, April 11, 1960 Early in Season 1, Don Draper comes across this Volkswagen ad in an issue of LIFE Magazine. H<p>... VIEW MORE<p>LIFE Magazine<p>1 …


Mother Nature at her most powerful

From stunning rock formations to spectacular light shows, these eight rare natural phenomena rival even the most impressive manmade attractions.

Toronto’s Funky West End

Talk to Torontonians, and they will proudly tell you the defining characteristic of their city is its multiethnicity. In <b>Toronto</b>, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse metropolises, no single group dominates.<p>But it’s no melting pot, more a blurred-at-the-edges mosaic—you can stand back and …

How Levi's Became a Brand With Staying Power

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In our consumer culture of shiny-new-object syndrome, it is increasingly unlikely that a brand will survive—much less thrive—for more than a few seasons. But for 162 years, Levi Strauss & Co. has done just that. The staying power …

New Orleans

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.


The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

12 DIY tips for color coding your life

Put away the label maker and pull out your paintbrush.<p>Organizing can be a daunting task. Dividing things into plastic bins and printing out hundreds …


23 No-Bake Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Nutella cheesecake is definitely better than a boyfriend.


Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?

If we explore the outer reaches of space, keeping in touch with home will be a daunting task. But are there ways our words could travel faster than light? Peter Ray Allison investigates.<p>Light travels so fast it can make the transatlantic journey between London and New York more than 50 times each …

10 easy DIY projects you can do with zippers

The perfect weekend project is hiding in the back of your closet.<p>Zippers of every color, material and state of wear-and-tear can make great supplies …


Easy Recipes Using Store-Bought Puff Pastry

Certain doughs, like puff pastry, are laminated. No, not coated in plastic, but in butter; layers of butter or other baking fats are incorporated in …


How To: Make Your Own Soap

Making your own handmade soap sounds daunting and intimidating at first. I had no idea it was even possible before stumbling across a book on making gift baskets at my local half-priced bookstore. In the book was a bath and body basket that included handmade soap, and my brain perked up and said, …


19 Portable Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

All muffins, all the time. That's our new rallying cry, especially now that we’ve discovered muffins can be healthy. But did you know that your …

Healthy Eating

5 Recipes Using Brown Rice to Create Healthy Whole-Grain Snacks

Brown rice is too healthy to only be served as a dinner side dish. Veg Kitchen notes that it is packed with many key nutrients, including selenium, …

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

Home Decorating

Pinterest, as All Social Networks Eventually Do, Starts to Flex Its Muscle

Pinterest is at a point where it is getting serious about making money. Anyone who threatens that is out.<p>It’s inevitable. At some point, every big social network decides it has had enough and throws up big walls to keep out those they view as moochers. Pinterest’s time is now.<p>The massive …



You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Lemon Juice

Selfie sticks banned at US attractions

Dozens of attractions in the US have banned the use of the camera extension devices known as "selfie sticks", due to safety concerns.<p>The Museum of Modern Art in <b>New York</b>, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, are among those to …

Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

Northern California

Flowers Frozen in Time Inside Handmade Resin Bracelets

There are plenty of nature motifs in jewelry and fashion, but there’s something special about having actual pieces of bark and moss or dried flowers …