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A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

SXSW

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

10 slow cooker recipes for New Year's Eve

Put your slow cooker to good use this New Year's Eve by using it to cook and serve party foods. Try one of these 10 sure-to-please recipes for your …

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

Humanity

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Sonos' first store makes the Apple Store look boring

Sonos is preparing to launch its first its first ever flagship retail location in New York City on Tuesday July 19 (101 Greene Street in SoHo, for you locals). I was able to get a tour of the location in before it opens up to the public, and it’s pretty darn cool as far as tech stores go. It kind …

5 Far-Flung Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

Live like a queen on a beer budget<p>If you're reading this article, chances are you're sitting at home, wishing that instead of wherever you are, you were, well, anywhere else. If your mind is drifting toward the sound of ocean waves slowly crashing, the hum of quick bargaining at a bustling market, …

Can Great Design Bring The Boy Scouts Into The 21st Century?

A new project casts the beleaguered organization as a sustainability minded outfit. But is it enough to boost engagement?<p>The Boy Scouts of America has had its fair share of troubles in recent years, from abuse allegations to discrimination, which eventually led to a Supreme Court case in 2000. On …

With meditation and massage, shared workspaces get into the wellness game

At 12:15 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, about 20 people settled into reclined positions on their yoga mats, leaning against bolsters. With their knees open, the soles of their feet pressed together and their hands resting on their stomachs, the group took some deep breaths before moving into poses …

Yoga

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Turn your Amazon Echo Dot into the ultimate nightstand accessory

Amazon's little smart speaker can find a home in just about any room, but it's best suited to your bedside. Here's why.<p>Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot has earned legions of fans, offering nearly all the capabilities of the larger Echo for roughly half the cost. Call it "Alexa for less."<p>Because it …

Smart Homes

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

SAN JOSE — In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way.<p>“Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the …

Artificial Intelligence

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

6 Remote Private Islands Where You Can Vacation Like a Royal

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

Why are our kids so miserable?

“Something in modern life is undermining mental health,” Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, wrote in a recent paper.<p>Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls.<p>In her paper, Twenge looks at four studies covering 7 million …

Mental Health

12 luxury hotels that are worth the splurge

Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these splurge-worthy hotels, and get ready for a retreat that makes you feel like royalty.

Travel Guides

The Secret Psychology Of Restaurant Menus

If nothing tickles your tastebuds, don't be fooled into ordering apps.<p>The most successful restaurants lure you in with top-notch tastes and an inviting atmosphere. But more subtly, they get inside your head to make you shell out and chow down.<p>Modest touches like loud music, calculated interior …

Psychology

New Solar Device Converts Sun's Energy to Hydrogen More Efficiently Than Ever

Image: EPFL / LPI / Alain Herzog<p>One of the biggest problems with solar power becoming a more viable and cost effective alternative to fossil fuels is …

5 Signs Subconscious Negativity Is Sabotaging Your Happiness (And 7 Ways To Stop It)

Say it isn’t so! Your old, persistent negativity demon has just reared its ugly head again. And it’s bringing you down.You’ve heard a million times …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

Positive Thinking

What Your Face Shape Says About You

Turns out your face shape is a big talker.<p>"Your face shape tends to reveal your basic personality and your overall approach to life," says Jean Haner, an expert in face reading and author of <i>The Wisdom of Your Face</i>. While most people don't have a distinct face shape (you could have a mix of a square …

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk, Because It's Ridiculously Easy

Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.<p>The list of ingredients on a carton of almond milk is long. Too long. It includes things like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum and sometimes even carrageenan. Though those are all commonly found in many foods you buy at the grocery store and <i>most</i> aren't …

Food

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These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

As we’ve mentioned before, Wes Anderson’s meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for some of the most easy-on-the-eyes movies. Even Anderson’s work didn’t make the cut, however, in a new video essay on the most beautiful films of all time.<p>The …

Filmmaking

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

5 Apps That Make Living Gluten-Free Easy

Whether you’re gluten-intolerant or gluten-free by choice, the restrictions on your diet and your choices can make you develop a new allergy to diets altogether. But swearing off wheat doesn’t have to mean swearing off all of the pleasure in eating. After all, eating good food in good company is an …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting