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Instant Pot will make you want to throw away your slow cooker

Sarah Wolhendler used to slave for hours over her weeknight dinner staple, a hearty beef stew — usually to mixed reviews from her three children, …

A picturesque farm house you can crow about

Today, we will take you on the tour of a beautifully renovated farmhouse named It Zwanenburg, in the village of Warmond. The farmhouse along with the …

9 photos of a beautiful 100 square metre apartment

Today, we have a real treat in store for you!<p>We are going to visit a fabulous, modern and stylish 100 square metre apartment that will blow you …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Tea, Pride, Mystery: For One Family That Fled The Nazis, A Tin Canister Held It All

<i>Last month, the Two-Way reported on a discovery at Auschwitz: a mug that held a gold ring and necklace, painstakingly hidden from the Nazis and concealed for 70 years. The museum was unable to determine the owner of the jewelry.</i><p><i>A reader emailed soon after.</i><p><i>"I want to share a story of a similar</i> …

Becoming Europe

If American liberals want the continent’s solutions, they ought to also recognize its problems.<p>Bernie Sanders isn’t the only Democratic presidential candidate who gazes lovingly across the Atlantic. Hillary Clinton’s most ambitious ideas include expanded pre-K education and guaranteed paid family …

AIA announces top 10 housing projects for 2016 awards

The American Institute of Architects has announced its top 10 American housing projects of 2016, including a group of treehouse-like cabins in …

manic monday: his closet (via Fantastic Franks blog)

The Mill House by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

The Waterhaus, a tiny sustainable prefab home | GreenPod

GreenPod Development is a prefab home builder in Port Townsend, Washington. As the name suggests, GreenPod places an emphasis on sustainable and …

Travel guide to... English gardens

Imagine transplanting a tree before the days of power tools, cranes and tractors. Not just a sapling but a substantial cedar or a great elm. In the …

This Charming Backyard Art Studio Is Possibly the Most Relaxing Place on Earth

You don't need to be an artist to wish this stunning studio was yours.<p>Last year, the "she-shed" emerged as the female answer to the man cave. Now …

The 2,100-Year-Old Word for Trumpism

Don’t know “Ochlocracy”? Better learn it.<p>Everyone’s grasping around for the best historical Trump analogies. Nazi Germany still seems a little …

Tiny Backyard Home Office

Small Backyard Office Studio<p>A separate office studio creates an ideal work retreat in the backyard. No interruptions from family and friends, and the …

Commuting

The Apostasy of Rabbi Zolli

Do you think I love the Jews less because I have become a Catholic? … No, I shall never stop loving the Jews. I did not compare the Jewish religion …

20 Unique Furniture Designs That Will Make You Drool

Let’s distance ourselves from the typical furniture designs and expand our horizon a little bit. There are lots of unique creations out there and, …

Couple Spent 7 Years In A Drafty Old Trailer So They Could Build This Dreamy Home

Ron and Sue Corl have a motto – “live small to have it all” and they seem to truly understand all the joys that come with living in a tiny house. …

Idealism

A Contemporary Cottage In The Dutch Countryside

Zecc Architects, together with interior designer Roel Norel, have designed a small contemporary cottage in a rural area north of Utrecht in The …

Articles about restaurant constructed 19 salvaged shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>We're asking our community to dream about how they would convert a shipping …

Shipping Containers

A glimpse inside some of the most beautiful synagogues around the globe

A dozen historic and glorious synagogues – from Jerusalem to New York and beyond.<p>Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York. (photo credit: WASABI …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

<i>(Even in economy class, Etihad Airlines offers little touches like neck pillows and three meal choices. Photo: George Hobica)</i><p>Those fancy Middle Eastern airlines -- Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and, to a lesser extent, Turkish -- have been in the news a lot lately, mostly thanks to the major U.S. and …

Abu Dhabi

Butternut 101: A Refresher Course on How to Cook With Everyone's Favorite Squash

Need a remedial class in cooking with butternut squash? This is the guide for you.<p>Sweet, creamy, and ever-popular, butternut squash is the ideal entry-level pick for squash newbies. It's easy to cook, versatile, and you can find it flooding pretty much any supermarket come fall. Whether you're …

This Rustic Parisian Loft Has the Most Epic Library

It's a rare feat to turn an old industrial building into a cozy home.<p>Calling all bookworms: This Paris loft is "the" spot for your next vacation. Sure, it has countless cozy spots for you to curl up in as you flip through your latest read, but that's not why we're obsessed with this rental — it's …

Interior Design

The Dirty Little Secret of Project Management

Why don’t more project managers sound an alarm when they’re going to blow past their deadlines? Because most of them have no earthly idea when they’ll finish the job. They don’t even think it’s possible to know. Too many variables. Too much that’s out of their control.<p>That’s the dirty little secret …

See the First Instagrammed Movie Poster Campaign

It’s hard to take a film’s director at face value when he or she mentions in interviews that old saw about the setting of the film being, itself, a character. In the case of the new Canadian film, <i>J’Espère Que Tu Vas Bien</i>, however, it’s much easier to take such a claim seriously; not only does …

Four Lean Advertising Campaigns That Went Viral

In my research, I use eye-tracking technology, facial-expression analysis, and lab experiments to better understand why people choose to view online videos, what narrative techniques keep them watching, and what features prompt them to share videos with friends. Since writing about this work in HBR …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …