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This Ancient Mud Skyscraper City is the 'Manhattan of the Desert'

Travel<p>Yemen’s Old Walled City of Shibam is the oldest metropolis in the world to use vertical construction.<p>In the heart of Yemen’s Wadi Hadramaut, a cluster of ancient mud skyscrapers soars above the desert floor—a beacon of mankind’s adaptability to the most formidable of environments.<p>At the edge …

Pissed off wedding guests hold up flight when their friends can't get on

An Indian airline learned the hard way not to piss off a gaggle of stressed out wedding guests.<p>A domestic flight in India had to delay its departure …

4 Indian bands that are as high on style as they are on sound

A few years ago, my friends and I went up to veteran Indian rocker Lou Majaw after his gig in Mumbai to ask him a fashion-related question. Where did …

This Artist Turns WTF 90s Bollywood Photos into Art to Challenge Society’s Idea of Masculinity

We've compiled three lists of the most WTF photos from 90s Bollywood and, so far, we thought they did nothing more than entertain and embarrass us …

Art

Four of the Most Valuable Sites for Ideation Today

Turn your ideas into a reality by hiring, printing, and sourcing them with these websites.<p>Creative thinkers often also builders, but why is that?<p>The reasoning is simple enough: innovation means to understand and express novel connections between ideas.<p>It's that second part, about expression, that …

Shipping container transformed into a tiny house

Despite their drawbacks, there's definitely something appealing about recycling a shipping container into a viable home. With this in mind, Brighton, …

Water Heater

Mother Teresa's Top 15 Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

If there is anyone whom I can see as a peaceful and happy soul in the universe, it would be Mother Teresa. Her wisdom is eternal. It touches our …

Mother Teresa

“Shed of the Year” Competition Showcases Big Creativity Packed into Small Spaces

When you picture a shed, you might be thinking of a small shack full of dusty gardening tools. But as the Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year competition shows, the creative possibilities for this type of building are endless. The finalists for their 2016 round were recently announced and showcase designs …

Small Spaces

A tiny house with big home comforts

With their focus on downsizing, tiny houses are often lacking in home comforts, but Tiny House Lumbec's recently-completed dwelling proves that …

Food & Dining

How This Online Design Company Got Google Ventures Funding -- On The First Pitch

Umaimah Mendhro (oo-my-ma mend-ro) is one of the few entrepreneurs who can say she won funding on her first pitch. It sounds like a lucky break, but she’s been piecing together an ambitious plan since childhood.<p>Mendhro’s earliest memory is wanting to build and lead a large, multi-national company. …

DIY - Modern Concrete Fire Pit - Quiet Corner

So, let’s build our own DIY concrete fire pit, yes? This version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site of two houses at Nichada Village is located in a suburban gated community in Bangkok, Thailand, …

Apple recovered nearly $40 million in gold through its recycling program last year

And $6 million in copper<p>Apple's recycling program is doing very well. As part of its annual environmental report that the company released yesterday, Apple declared that it had recovered nearly 90 million pounds of materials from Apple devices recycled through is program in 2015. Sixty-one million …

Rose Gold

What you need to know about realistic photo compositing and image manipulation - a primer

Creating realistic photo composites or photo manipulation isn’t as hard as it looks. The steps you have to take to create a good composite are …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

How Urban Farms Are Changing the Way We Eat

"These are spoiled plants," says Gotham Greens co-founder and CEO Viraj Puri, gesturing toward seemingly endless rows of perfectly symmetrical leaves — butter lettuce, arugula, basil — in vibrant, uniform shades of green.<p>His point is obvious inside Gotham Greens' 20,000-square-foot rooftop …

How to Make Your Existing Photos Shine in Post Production in The Next 20 Minutes (Lightroom Special)

Post production is a massively important part of every serious photographers workflow and is something you ignore at your peril. While it will not …