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15 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

If you're getting your feet wet and learning your way around the kitchen right now, it's time to break out that slow cooker stashed away in the far …

Cooking

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Cardiff Street Photography with the Fuji X100 (WCL + TCL)

Following on from my reviews of my newly purchased Wide Conversion Lens and Tele Conversion Lens (click to see the reviews) I've put together a …

15 Quick and Easy Ways to Revamp Your Home Decor in 24 Hours

Not all home decor projects have to take a lot of thought, planning and time. Sometimes you can make quick and small changes that take no more than …

The painting that tricks the eye

Art historian Kelly Grovier looks at images that break out of their frames, including an 1874 trompe l’oeil and a photo from Syria.<p>The most enduring images break their immediate frames of reference and climb into our imaginations. Such is the power of a photograph captured this week of a soldier in …

Free Syrian Army

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

Articles about house week floating home copenhagen modernist dream on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A central glass atrium brings natural light and glimpses of nature to all three floors.<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind …

Architecture

5 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity

Whether you're the type of person that jumps out of bed before your alarm clock or the kind that doesn't officially start your day until that second cup of coffee, we can all use a little push in the morning. Follow these tips to help you make the most out of your day and achieve maximum …

Time Management

The surprising story of how Andy Weir's self-published book 'The Martian' topped best seller lists and got a movie deal

It didn't start out that way though. "The Martian" began as a series of self-published chapters on Weir's personal blog.<p>Then Weir decided to put the book on Amazon, selling it for the website's lowest possible price ($0.99).<p>And that's when things snowballed.<p>It topped Amazon's bestselling list of …

Writing
Literature

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …

21 or 22 Yet Even More Amazing Tips to Be a Better Writer - Altucher Confidential

My 12 year old daughter is afraid to talk to me because I might write it. My sister doesn't speak to me. My mom doesn't speak to me. I suspect even …

5 Companies That Are Actually Helping Us Travel Cheaper

We love to hack our way to a good travel deal -- because quite frankly, it sometimes seems like the big companies are out to get us.<p>But, fair traveler, this is not entirely so. Many corporations seem aimed at helping travelers achieve their dream trips in cost-effective ways, from phone plans to …

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

Cooking

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …

How To Master Copywriting

Google Ventures partner John Zeratsky offers four tips for seamlessly integrating text into your design process.<p>After publishing an essay on five principles for great interface copywriting, I heard from hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and product managers who wanted to learn more about …

UX Design

Rebel Learners: Bringing Swedish Teachers to the Forefront of Development

Over the past few years, since I've started researching education, learning spaces and social education projects, my network has expanded …

Pedagogy

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

Amusing "Cartoon Bombing" Cleverly Interacts With Surroundings

For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store …

InterAct

The renegade art school proving that painting is not dead

As conceptual art becomes the academic orthodoxy, the new Turps art school is fighting for the place of painting in contemporary art<p>I thought painting was supposed to be dead. It seems impossible to nail into its casket. Wherever I look this autumn, paint is being splashed about. From Turner and …

Tips and Tricks for Using Plants in Modern Interior Design + Plant Care Guide

E-design firm Decorilla’s goal has always been to flip the interior design business on its head by making outstanding design services available to …

Plants

Articles about how build design collection on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and …

Architecture

The Handpoker by Death at Sea

Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created the one-piece construction in stainless steel so it can be fully functional. Sporting tattoos himself, …

Technological Change

This Mexican Cemetery Becomes A Living Cartoon At Night

Stretching over 590 acres, the Panteón de Dolores is Mexico’s largest cemetery, and contains over 700,000 tombs, gravestones, and sculptures. With all of those slabs of granite and marble around, the Mexico City animation collective Llama Rada got to thinking: “What if we use the tombstones of the …

Animation

Fresh From The Dairy: Mix and Match

This week’s Society6 picks are a mixed bag from a record-themed rug to a psychedelic world map you can stick to your iPad. Check it out:<p>here<p><i>In an</i> …

Furniture

Torsten Lindsø Andersen Creates Vibrant Covers for Jack Kerouac’s Best Novels - The Fox Is Black

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” – Jack Kerouac<p>Torsten Lindsø Andersen (who’s name is quite …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Design