Barbara Ells

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3 Women on What They’ve Learned in Their 70+ Years of Life

9 PHOTOS click for more<p><b>When Emily, 77, told me that as long as I had enough money to pay my rent and feed myself, I should stop worrying, it was like</b> …

Behind the Design of West Elm's New Modern Collection

Creative Director Johanna Johanna Uurasjarvi discusses the company's latest launch<p>Since its founding 15 years ago, West Elm has become a go-to source for the modern-decor enthusiast, earning a devoted following for furniture and accessories that blend midcentury silhouettes with current materials …

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Radical Façades: 7 Modern Buildings Hidden Behind Decorative Screens

The following projects illuminate the many ways that decorative screens are used in various architectural traditions throughout the world. Although screen façades are nothing new, when incorporated into contemporary architecture, they can offer radical responses to modern design philosophies. In …

Micro Apartment With Sliding Furniture And An Open Design

When downsizing became popular a while back in Hong Kong, the houses and apartments started getting smaller and smaller. Soon after that, a micro …

The Year’s Most Optimistic Architecture

From tackling climate change to revolutionizing healthcare, these seven projects illustrate architecture’s power.<p>All is not well in the world of architecture and urbanism. Trump picked Ben Carson–who once called the 1968 Fair Housing Act a “mandated social-engineering scheme”–to lead the department …

How WeWork Capitalizes On Aging Architecture

The coworking company is remaking historic and aging buildings across America.<p>“They don’t build ’em like they used to.” It’s an oft-repeated phrase by those who wax nostalgic. But in the case of the Corbin Building–an office building architect Francis H. Kimball designed in 1888–the saying holds …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue

One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. The only hope for those aboard? A young Coast Guard helicopter squad …

Coast Guard

What the science says about every popular diet

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

Diets

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

The Supreme Court After Scalia

There has not been a liberal majority of Justices since Nixon was President. If Hillary Clinton is elected, that will change.<p>History, as a rule, unfolds slowly at the Supreme Court. The Justices serve for decades. The cases take years. The Court’s languorous work schedule includes three months of …

Go with the flow: 10 active volcanoes you really should visit

There’s something about visiting an active volcano that ignites the imagination: what devastation will this brooding peak wreak; what havoc has it already caused; will we make it out of here before she blows?<p>And for those who like to live dangerously, there are plenty of active volcanoes that are …

Trooping the Colour, the Queen and Charlotte: Pictures

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