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IKEA's New Furniture Will Charge Your Smartphone Wirelessly

The Swedish furniture giant just announced a new line of products that will keep smartphones powered up without plugs or wires.<p>Leave it to IKEA to create another line that will make lives easier, this time with furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones. The Swedish furniture company recently …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft will not offer free Windows 10 upgrades to pirates

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. All that talk about pirates getting free Windows 10 upgrades? Not happening.<p>In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. In March, …

Photograph: Moviestore/REX/Moviestore/REX<p>Jim Carrey plays the horrid Count Olaf in the movie version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. But Count Olaf in the book is far more sinister. So read the …

Books

6 Things You Must Have in a Multipurpose Living Room

Need your small space living room to pull double duty? These 6 items will help you out.<p><b>1. A coffee table with lots of storage space</b><p>As sleek as a simple coffee table might look, if you want your living room to pull double-duty, you've gotta get some storage. Where else will you keep emergency …

Living Rooms

7 Life-Changing Organizing Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

We found joy in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — and you can too.<p><i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> is everywhere lately, or so it seems — Japanese author Marie Kondo's unique, joy-based organizational method has spread across the States like wildfire, drawing millions of new followers to …

Minimalism

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Google's self-driving cars are coming to public roads in California this summer

Google's self-driving cars are almost ready to appear on public roads.<p>The autonomous two-seaters have so far been confined to the test track, but …

Autonomous Cars

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Fortune.com

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Michael wants to replace his five-year-old laptop and wonders whether to buy now or wait in the hope of getting something cheaper<p><i>I want to buy a new laptop for general purpose family use. Should the launch of Windows 10 affect whether I buy now or wait in the hope that vendors sell off older models</i> …

Windows 10

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

Climbing

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I've started my debut novel...sort of

In search of isolation and inspiration, Judith Woods voyaged to a cowshed in deepest Sussex...where there was heating, deluxe kitchen and satellite telly<p>It’s over, right? Gone, with all its po-faced self improvement and dreary abstemiousness? Its bumptious gym memberships and pious resolutions …

The bestselling author talks to Stuart Jeffries about humour, the new TV version of the Snicket books, and pirates<p>There is a simple test to see whether a child will like reading Lemony Snicket books, says the man who wrote them over tea at a Dublin hotel: “If there was a small child here who said, …

Books

East London : Door to Door

Project info<p>East London : Door to Door by David Gould<p>Osborn to Brick Lane, Fashion to Founier, Princelet to Hanbury, Woodseer to Buxton, Quaker to Sclater St, Bacon to RedChurch, Chance to Ebor Street<p>Doors and Doorways in and around Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market in Londons East End. …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …