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Energy-efficient Bert's Box is a prefab luxury home that pops up in just one day

1/15<p>berts box<p>Portable prefab homes are quickly becoming the fashionable solution to dwindling city real estate and rising house prices. The Bert & …

Prefab Homes

Articles about sustainable rammed earth home new mexico on Dwell.com - Dwell

Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...<p>A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.<p>Homes built underground (aka Earth Sheltered Homes) are starting to look pretty …

Architecture

16 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

By Donny Gamble<p>Venture capitalists, academics, psychologists and economists alike have long wondered what are the secrets of successful …

Entrepreneurship

Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

Vigorous and almost constant demonstrations are a feature of Bolivian life, as Bolivians continue to struggle against poverty, environmental …

How Entrepreneurs Can Design Their Lives and Businesses for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may not know her name, but Pernille Spiers-Lopez knows a thing or two about design. She served in executive-level roles at furniture company IKEA for more than a decade, namely as CEO for IKEA North America and later as global chief …

With Language, Seeking Out the Sublime

Writer Thomas Pierce finds inspiration in the concise beauty of Theodore Roethke's notebooks.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>The writers’ published journal is …

7 Super Cool Tiny Houses Revolutionizing Micro-Living

For a long time in America, the dominant mentality was always "bigger is better." Finally, "small is beautiful" is having its moment. Tiny houses …

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening …

Literature

The 10 Best Cities to Live Rich on a Dime (So You Can Bring Your Dreams to Life)

Admit it. You’ve wondered more than once…<p>Is there a better life out there?<p>You work your butt off every day, but just paying for the essentials …

Shipping Container Home Infused With Sustainable Features

Casa Incubo is a modern home designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos, located in Costa Rica. It was built using eight shipping containers and this …

ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

For another year, in 2014 ArchDaily has featured hundreds of houses from designers around the globe, with homes that appear to float above ground, …

7 Crazy Things That Happen While You Sleep

When you hit the sack tonight, get ready for sex dreams, exploding heads, and more!<p>Getty Images<p>Most nights, if you’re lucky, sleep is a completely unremarkable event. But every so often you may experience bizarre behaviors that can leave you feeling completely confused—and perhaps slightly freaked …

'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: triple-decker tree houses, prototype Hyperloop pods and a massive biodome

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A man's home is his castle -- even if that castle happens to be a truck. A family of three recently transformed a small truck into a regal off-the-grid home …

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Free Home Plans: Cabins; Cottages; Bungalows; Small Houses; Solar and Green Homes; Farmhouses

<b>Free Home Plans: Cabins; Cottages; Bungalows; Small Houses; Solar and Green Homes; Farmhouses</b><p>Want an easy, fun and inexpensive way to get started on …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Becoming Spiritual: A Story of Kundalini Awakening.

In March of this year I packed my belongings, left my London job, career and life behind me and went to India to “find myself” and to “heal …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

San Francisco

Life lessons from a Buddhist monk and a fish

I linger on my friend Pravin’s porch in Baltimore. I adjust the modest hemline on my white shift dress and comb my fingers through my hair. Then …

Meditation

Paramahansa Yogananda, and the legacy of India’s mission to enlighten America

Yoga and meditation are seen by the public as methods to exercise and relax, respectively. However, these are side-benefits of their actual purpose, …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

How to Find Maximum Productivity Between Control & Chaos

As an entrepreneur, focus and discipline are two very important factors when it comes to success. Add in the words “real estate,” and an …

Architizer

Four surprising tricks to eating healthily

From reheating your pasta to tactically skipping breakfast, Ross Edgley looks at four small lifestyle changes that can make all the difference to your health and wellbeing<p>The funny thing about eating healthily is that it's never really been that hard. We've become so obsessed with counting calories …

Nutrition

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …