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8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Graphic Design Made Easy For Non-Designers Pros With Over 6,000 Free Templates

Screenshot via Crello<p><b>It would almost</b> be a knee-jerk reaction for a designer to chortle right in their client’s face if he or she was asked to have a …

Graphic Design

Cover uses computer algorithms to design prefabricated dwellings

A technology-driven home-building company in California says it is "doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car".<p>Cover produces customised, …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

A Cool Japanese Home Organization Brand Available on Amazon

There are words in decor that just seem to always go hand-in-hand. For instance, "cozy" is comfortably at home when uttered right before "blanket", …

Home Offices

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

Clips could be Apple’s most addictive content creation app ever

Creativity is a shared urge. We all have it, but many stumble on the execution. It’s why we’re not all pro photographers, musicians and movie …

British Reliability Run expands for 2017

America’s British Reliability Run, the 600-mile driving event that has raised more than $215,000 for children in need while making a point about …

Stackable glass doors open up the bedroom completely to the scenery outside

This Tiny House Is Made Out of an Actual Dumpster

You'll never guess how much it cost.<p>Dumpster diving just took on a whole new meaning!<p>Over at Bigelow Built, they've got the best tiny house makeover of all time — a giant trash can. Jamie and Brad Bigelow wanted a house in the desert, and they got one in the form of a converted dumpster in …

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Archaeology

Looking for a spiralizer recipe? Try this vegan beet pasta with cilantro pesto

Maybe you bought a spiralizer in an attempt to keep that New Year's resolution to eat more vegetables. Or maybe you found one in your holiday stocking, and it's been staring at you from a corner in your kitchen for more than a month now. However you ended up with one, now is as good a time as any …

A Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed home can be yours for $295K, plus more for significant repairs

It’s a bargain for enthusiasts of Jacobsen’s work<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania<p><b>Price:</b> $295,000<p>Another home designed …

IKEA launches kitchen made from recycled plastic bottles

Twenty-five plastic bottles are used in each of these IKEA kitchen units, designed by Swedish studio Form Us With Love to make "sustainability …

Mid Century Modern Motherlode!

This California dealer's massive collection has plenty of pieces you've never seen before<p>Mid Century Møbler is a Berkeley-based vintage furniture …

Teenage Engineering's new pocket synth is its most versatile yet (updated)

Teenage Engineering debuted its first trio of pocket-sized $59 synthesizers almost exactly two years ago. In 2016, the company followed those with a second set of three Pocket Operators featuring the sounds of the '80s. Now the company is back with a third installment: the PO-32. Like the …

Kekkila Garden Shed

Combining a garden shed and a greenhouse, the Kekkila Garden Shed offers a visually pleasing workspace for the at-home gardner. The prefabricated …

Dwell

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Home Tours

This Company Is Challenging Apple’s Design Empire With A $129 Computer

After years making affordable computers for the developing world, Endless comes to the U.S.<p>The Mission Mini and the Mission One computers, both recently released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, are two unadorned white and bamboo boxes, each about the size of a wireless router. The …

Product Design

The US Music Industry Crossed A Threshold In 2016

Nielsen recently released its Year-End Music Report for 2016 and it details a pattern of music consumption in the United States that has never been seen before. Album sales in every format save one are down from 2015. Downloads of digital songs are down. And yet, overall music consumption was up …

Google Play

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

How to Make at Least $1,000 Your First Month of Ecommerce

Growing your brand and acquiring customers during the first month of business is crucial, even if you're not profitable.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The thought of making money while you sleep is enticing. Imagine waking up in the morning to your biggest order of the …

eCommerce

How will augmented reality impact the real estate market?

When you think of real estate and technology, the last thing that may come to mind is an augmented reality (AR) phone app that mimics the gameplay of Pokemon Go and allows you to find apartments in your area that have been haunted by ghosts.<p>Sounds unrealistic? It’s just a prime example of how the …

Augmented Reality

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Personal Finance

Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral …

Forests

Staying Fit With No Gym in Sight

My Brother Wax Mannequin and I poached multiple playground, hotel, and basement gyms during an extended road trip together – August 2016If you look …

Fitness

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Charge into 2017 with a full head of steam by jumping headlong into one (or even all) of our incredible bundles of training. Learn coding or IT security, how to build a business, or how to create Android apps with these course packages from TNW Deals.<p>Best of all? You can get instruction worth …

Incredible YouTuber slays classic rock covers with an instrument you've never heard of before

When you think classic rock, you probably think about Hendrix and his electric guitar, or Janis Joplin's haunting vocals.<p>You probably <i>don't</i> think of …

19 Perfect Holiday Gifts for College Students

And not one is a …

Decorations

Cleanervinyl.com's Reasonably Priced multi-LP Cavitation-Based Record Cleaning System

Cleanervinyl.com's cavitation-based record cleaning system consists of the One single LP powered cleaning device ($189), the Pro ($389), which allows …