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Trend spotting: How to get the 'farmhouse modern' look

In 2014, Manhattan Beach architect David Watson started getting requests to design and remodel homes in what clients were referring to as "farmhouse modern." It marked a shift from the more typical requests of his South Bay clients to create beach-friendly Hamptons-inspired houses. Two years later, …

How A Ball of Yarn Made My Dreams Come True

How little did I know those innocuous balls of knitting yarn tucked away in my under-the-stairs closet could also literally knock terror into my soul?<p>It started off innocuously enough.<p>I noticed on Etsy some cute little hand-knit pouches. I decided to adapt and improvise, coming up with a workable …

Feeling Good


By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

Gone, officially, is the headphone jack from Apple’s new iPhone. Retired. Dead. Defunct.<p>May it rest in peace.<p>As much as users are griping (already) about the disappearance of the 3.5mm jack, which is widely used across many digital devices including Apple’s own laptops, the new options for …

Star Trek

The World's Best Destinations For Travel Photography In 2016

I was recently asked to rank the top places in the world for travel photography. There is no right answer to this question of course. Photography as a way of conveying one’s view of the world will always be subjective—as will be the emotional response every viewer has to the same photograph. Travel …

New Zealand

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.


You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Creative Commons

The coast that welcomes the world

With a small village feel, sunshine and the allure of "sexy" cheeses, the South of France attracts people from all over.<p>The series RSVP Abroad drops our host in a foreign city with nothing (and no one) to help her complete her challenge: Throw an authentic, intimate dinner party that even the …

Man-made “wind trees” will finally make it possible to power homes using turbines

Picture a steady breeze blowing through the leaves of a tree. Now imagine these leaves could do more than simply churn in the current of air—what if they could capture the wind and transform it into renewable energy?<p>Energy from wind is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, …

Renewable Energy

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks


In exactly one year, we’ll bear witness to the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse”

Get your sunglasses ready. There’s a giant solar eclipse headed our way, and it’s slated to be the biggest and best … ever. Dubbed the “Great …

Solar Eclipse

Runner's brave gesture at the Rio Olympics could cost him his life

The word "brave" is thrown around a lot during the Olympics.<p>But Ethiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa showed what true bravery looks like …


I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months, and now I can't imagine my life without it

Ever since I decided to try out the guided-meditation app Headspace last December after hearing about it on Tim Ferriss' podcast, I've been much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and with a few exceptions (including a rough day at the airport) I've been much calmer and more collected in times …


A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

During a trip to Thailand in 2005, Kepnes decided to quit his job and continue to travel the world indefinitely.<p>Ten years later, he hasn't stopped, filling his blog, "Nomadic Matt," with advice and publishing a best-selling book, "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day," along the way.<p>So what's the …


Eco-Friendly Essential Oils Cleaning Solutions - Quiet Corner

Did you know that the average American home is filled with thousands of artificial chemicals? Only a small percentage of these chemicals have been …

Alternative Medicine

The secret history of Salvador Dalí’s Disney film

It’s difficult to picture what a Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration would have looked like. Yet the two artists did collaborate, and the outcome – a short film called <i>Destino</i> released in 2003 – is beautifully weird.<p>Before their fateful meeting, Disney dabbled in WTF. There’s an entire …

DIY Papaya Hair Mask for Beautiful and Healthy Hair - Quiet Corner

Dull and dry hair can make anyone go crazy and look for treatments to restore their hair’s shine. Instead of relying on commercial products that …

Hair Care

What I Learned as a Black Man Traveling Through the Terrifying Heart of America

As I traveled the nation for VICE, I saw some Americans yearning for a time that had long since passed, a time that they barely understood, a time that was defined by white supremacy.<p>Last summer, I piled into an ancient Ford Fleetwood Jamboree RV with my friends Abdullah Saeed and Martina de Alba …

Louise Durham - Turning wood and glass into a piece of art - Quiet Corner

Louise Durham – Turning wood and glass into a piece of art<p>Louise Durham creates driftwood and glass sculptures from her workshop at the end of her …