Andrea Liu

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The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Barbecue Recipes

In the States, we often think of barbecue as a Dixieland delicacy, but communal round-the-fire cooking is of course much older than America itself. …

BBQ

Real Talk: What Exactly Is Metabolism, and Can You Really Boost It?

"The term <i>metabolism</i> is commonly used to refer specifically to the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy," explains Paula Simpson, …

Crestline

A young couple with discerning taste and excellent design sensibilities approached the firm with an outdated 1960's home and a modest budget. We transformed the home into an ultramodern, minimalist home featuring sophisticated design. While we maintained the hipped roofs of the existing structure …

This One Move Works Your Butt, Legs, AND Abs At The Same Time

And you can do it lying down.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Stability ball leg curl</b>: This move is basically a hip raise—but 1,000 times harder. Adding the stability …

Women's Health

How Harvard Researchers Get Work Done (When They're Already Checked Out)

Let's be honest: We all procrastinate. Some of us have a chronic issue and literally wait to do everything until the last minute; others among us …

Stefano Boeri on Designing the World's First Forest City in China

I really hope that this experiment will become a reference for many other architects, for many other urban planners, for many other public …

Design

PLP Architecture’s Proposed Office Building Responds to London’s Historic Urban Identity

Amongst the rapid materializing of telecoms, media and tech companies within the Blackfriar’s Southbank region, PLP Architecture has been chosen for …

OVD525 / Three14Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> OVD525 is a private home located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. The steep mountainside site boasts …

Found: The Perfect Date-Night Pasta Recipe (It's So Simple)

<i>The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. With a focus on new spins on classic meals, the site</i> …

Introducing Britain's 'most eco-friendly residential skyscraper'

The high rise is going green. It seems hard to believe that a tall, hulking block made from huge amounts of material and consuming huge amounts of energy could ever be anything other than bad for our fragile environment. Yet conventional wisdom is being challenged by architects and scientists who …

30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects

The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn't have to be a …

Architizer

The detoxing soup you can make in 20 minutes flat

It’s mid-January and the urge might be to abandon all New Year’s resolutions. (Hey, been there, done that—or, you know, <i>not</i> done that.) But resist: …

New urban park in Dallas will be one of America’s biggest

The $600 million park will be 11 times bigger than Central Park<p>Dallas, Texas, is prepped to become one of the “greenest” cities in the United States. The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district along the Trinity River, and the $600 million park will be more than 11 times the size of New York …

Burn maximum fat in 4 weeks with the 'wheel' workout

Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d like to see—and the spokes are the …

12 Simple Ways to Start Exercising Again After a Break

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on. We asked weight loss …

Fitness

15 simple ways to relax, according to scientists

And getting rid of that stress often seems exponentially difficult.<p>So if you're looking for a way to escape, here are some science-backed ways to decompress — even if you can't get away from the things that are stressing you out.

Self-improvement

5 Things “Loving Yourself” Actually Means

It’s the age-old supposed cure-all for all of life’s woes (especially involving matters of the heart): “loving yourself first.” I don’t know how many …

Lessons From 200 Years Of Failed New York City Megaprojects

History’s biggest failures offer a few hints for the present.<p>Our infrastructural report card isn’t good. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the country a D+ grade and estimated that $3.6 trillion of investment is needed by 2020. We’re already seeing the escalating consequences from …

Urban Design

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment

When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is key. And while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don't stress …

Workouts

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Graphic Design

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

The 20 Best White Paints, According to Top Interior Designers

They might be from the same color family, but they're oh-so different.<p>White paint can make or break a room, so we looked to the pros to tell us everything we need to know about the best shades.<p>China White, Benjamin Moore<p>"It seldom fails me, no matter where in the country I use it. It doesn't break …

21 overlooked architectural masterpieces in the US

The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks — everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty — but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces.<p>We have compiled a list of the coolest works of architecture in the country that often …

Architecture

With respect to the land, environment considerate house by Scott Architects

This house by Scott Architects has separate pavillions<p>With respect to the land, environment considerate house by Scott Architects Discover this …

Move over, Gaudí: meet Barcelona's amazing forgotten architect

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21 Tiny Ways To Love Yourself Every Single Day

<b>1.</b> Learn. Every day. In whatever way you can. Read a book, spend five minutes catching up on the news, master a tiny task. Go to bed every night …

8 Simple Steps You Can Take To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

If you’re anything like me, you can’t help but to contemplate the meaning of life – A LOT. What does it mean to reach enlightenment in a world that …

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement