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Don't Waste an Inch: Ideas for Using a Really Narrow Room

Have you got a landing, a spare room, a bit of hallway—any particularly small sliver of space in your home that's searching for its purpose? Narrow …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

19 Annoying Email Etiquette Habits That Smart People Avoid | Inc.com

I'm sure you've been on the receiving end of a few cringe-worthy emails that violate your email etiquette terms. Perhaps you've even uttered a few choice words about the sender, who has either complicated your life or left you wondering about their maturity level. Yes, we've all been on the …

Want to Be Genuinely Likable and Charismatic? Do Any One of These 12 Things | Inc.com

Who do you want to work with? The people you like. Who are you more willing to help? The people you like. Who are you more likely to go out of your way to mentor, encourage, and support? The people you like. And on a strictly pragmatic level--if strictly pragmatic is your thing--who are you more …

Self-improvement

Highly Motivated People Seldom Boost Their Motivation, They Have These Habits Instead

Do you struggle to stay motivated? Why does it seem like other people seldom need motivation? Is it an inborn trait others have and you don’t? The …

20 Sweet Tips for Your Teenage Girl’s Bedroom

One fun aspect of raising children is getting to exercise your own inner child while you decorate their bedrooms. So when they’ve outgrown the …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Mathematics

Kitchen Cabinet Components

Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash<p>Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel<p>From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri<p>Contemporary Kitchen<p>From: …

How to Improve Your Rental Property and Make it Desirable to Tenants

Make Your Rental Property Desirable to Tenants<p>Makeover Your Property and Get It Rented<p>Updated March 05, 2018<p>For every day you have a vacancy at your …

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Woodworking

bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131

<b>iranian architect s</b><b>hervin hosseini of bracket design studio has recently completed the concrete-cast villa 131 in urban isfahan, iran.</b> the city …

Revealed: How the colour of your room affects your mood

<b>Why do we choose certain colours to decorate our home - is it based on our personal tastes or the colour trends for that season? Or is the colour of</b> …

One Time or Another: Best 5 Theories of the Fourth Dimension

What is time and why does time flow? Is it just an illusion? Answering these questions is still one of physics’ greatest challenges “Time is what …

9 Gardening Trends That Will Be Taking Over Flower Beds This Year

Find out what's growing in popularity.<p>With spring approaching, we've all got gardening on our minds. But before you start hoeing and sowing, get inspired by what's trending in the plant world. Here's what garden and landscape trends you can expect to see sprouting up everywhere in 2017, according …

Gardening

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

If You Own IKEA Storage You Need This Genius New Product

Our relationship with IKEA is quite predictable: We turn to the brand for affordable, simple flat-pack furniture then brainstorm creative ways to …

IKEA

Here’s How Much People Spend on Kitchen Renovations

<i>Originally published by Real Simple.</i><p>If you’re thinking about taking on a kitchen renovation project this year, you might want to look at these …

21 Modern Cabins For The Stylish Mountain Man

1 of 36|Twins: Houses in Five Parts by William O’Brien Jr<p>2 of 36|Twins: Houses in Five Parts by William O’Brien Jr<p>3 of 36|Library by Studio Padron<p>4 …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

He’s been blacklisted and seen his work torn down. But the great Brazilian creator of vast gravity-defying buildings has just entered architecture’s elite<p>“All space is public,” says Paulo Mendes da Rocha. “The only private space that you can imagine is in the human mind.” It is an optimistic …

Architecture

For $799K, a stunning modern masterpiece in Claremont

Once photographed by the great Julius Shulman<p>Built in 1954 as a personal residence for Ken McLeod, a builder and craftsman who grew up in the neighborhood and worked with numerous big-name architects of the period, this Claremont midcentury is certainly easy on the eyes.<p>Set far back on its lot, the …

Architecture

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Design a Modernist Home in the Hamptons

The architects create a tranquil residence of meticulously orchestrated planes and volumes on Long Island<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Think of the house as a masterful exercise in spatial poetry. Or perhaps a brilliantly composed étude blending …

Architecture

The Covert House

DSDHA has completed a family home, known as the Covert House, which lies hidden from view in the heart of a conservation area in Clapham Old Town, London.<p>Set in a pastoral landscape of mature trees and gardens, the house acts a case study for testing several hypotheses. These span from …

Japanese minimalism meets Victorian bones in London apartment revamp

Clay walls and smoked-oak panelling were the focal point of the project<p>When architect London-based architect Simon Astridge was tasked with renovating this one-bedroom apartment in the English capital, he turned to the Japanese heritage of the clients for inspiration. Located on the top floor of a …

Interior Design

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

Winter Home Maintenance: Time to Oil Your Wooden Furniture

It's a fact of life that things tend to get dry and crackly in the winter: your skin, your lips, even your wooden furniture. And if <i>you</i> think your …

These $25K prefab tiny homes were designed to skirt zoning restrictions

Student designers worked with city planners to create pods that could quickly house L.A.’ homeless population<p>Building in Los Angeles is notoriously hampered by a 20-year-old general plan and safety requirements for protecting structures against earthquakes and fires. Combine those restrictions with …

Housing

How to Display Art Without Putting Holes in Your Walls