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Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Tip: Make Your Own Elvish Protein Bars

The world's easiest and most nutritious protein bar recipe.<p>The primary purpose of most protein bars on the market is to give you an emergency bolus …

Why a 20% home down payment may not be worth it

It's tough to feel financially prudent when buying a house these days.<p>That's why an increasing number of first-time buyers are saving a down payment of 20 per cent or more. In doing so, they avoid having to buy mortgage default insurance which, in the case of a house price of $487,095 (the national …

How to make concrete stronger and more environmentally friendly with irradiated water bottles

Concrete has shaped the modern world. Other than water, it is the most widely used material on the planet so it's unsurprising that scientists are …

Engineering

These 6 Vegetarian Chili Recipes Are Pure Comfort Food

Chilly weather and chili are pretty much synonymous with one another. We're convinced that whoever coined the name for this stew must have been a fan …

Maple Bacon Bars

The soft doughnut bars are incredibly soft, while being slightly chewy and completely melt in your mouth. The sweet maple frosting compliments the …

Breakfast

7 Smart Slow-Cooker Tricks That Make Everything Taste Better

One of my daughter’s first words was “cooker.” She soon graduated to “Dat your cooker, Mommy?” This was just the natural consequence of a toddlerhood …

Smoke on the water: a boating holiday adventure in France

My six-year-old is entranced by two otters following the boat. There are moor hens, newts and dragonflies, too<p>Joy comes in the form of Strasbourg marina: we eat picnic lunches on deck and enjoy day trips into town by tram<p>It’s a beast of a boat, more Puerto Banús than Canal du Rhône, satin white …

Sailing

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

10 Easy Dinners That Are Mostly Vegetables

I try to make vegetables the star of the show most of the time when I am thinking about what to make for dinner. I definitely do eat meat, but by …

This Island Has Some of the Best Beaches in Europe (and It's Close to Barcelona)

For an island as postcard-perfect as Majorca, it's surprising how wildly reviews vary from traveler to traveler. To some, like We the People's Jessie …

Freezer-Friendly Breakfasts That Will Make Your Mornings a Breeze

Perfect for your busy (and lazy!) mornings.<p>We’ve been told time and again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, we believe it, …

Breakfast

7 No-Cook Sweet Treats Under 200 Calories

Do you love snacks? I love snacks. Some people are fine with just three good meals a day, but I rarely go without a little something mid-afternoon, …

You’re not crazy – science proves talking to yourself is great for stress relief

Do you talk to yourself? If you don’t, and you’re stressed out, it might be something to consider. New research shows that, despite the stigma and …

Psychology

This Entrepreneur Lost $150M. Here's What He Learned About Life, Happiness, and Success

He was fired from Facebook as Employee #30. Here's what happened next.<p>Most of us would rather avoid losing something than gaining it.<p>Psychologists call this loss aversion, and studies show that losses are twice as powerful. We face more pain at the thought of losing $150 than gaining $150, right? …

Entrepreneurship

How Can You Tell If Someone's Lying? A.I. Study Sees Truth in a Face

Unanimous A.I. hopes to eliminate bias in decision making.<p>Scientists have long studied collective intelligence in animals, but now San Francisco tech …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

Clean Energy

Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans<p>Brash, brawny and keen to impose their will on anyone who enters their sphere of existence: the alpha male in action is unmistakable.<p>Now scientists claim …

Neuroscience

Sorry, Instagram. YouTubers Are the Key New Influencers in Travel

Last month at VidCon, an annual gathering of almost 30,000 video creators and fans at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, every major player …

The Perfect Summertime Menu

Three Southern chefs share their favorite recipes using Duke’s Mayonnaise<p>Magic has always been a key ingredient in the <b>Duke’s Mayonnaise</b> story. Born in the kitchen of entrepreneur Eugenia Duke in 1917, Duke’s Mayonnaise, the eponymous sandwich spread, quickly gained a devoted following for its …

Cooking

What is Superfood - and do we really need it?

Ever heard of Goji berries , Acai, chia seeds, moringa, matcha ,quinoa, spirulina or sweet lupines'? If you have not it would be time to pay …

Two Surprisingly Cheap Cuts of Steak—and Exactly How You Should Prepare Them

I’ve got good steak news, and I’ve got bad steak news. The bad news is that previously cost-conscious cuts of meat, such as flank and skirt steak, …

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Galaxy Note

Stacked Shipping Container Apartment

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.<p>Our house of the week is this amazing apartment building in León, Mexico made from 36 stacked shipping containers. The building houses eight modern units. …

Dwell Development's net-zero home in Seattle is packed with sustainable goodness

This 5-Star Built Green home in Mount Baker, Seattle is packed with sustainable elements – including locally and sustainably-sourced materials and …

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

12 travel discount sites you should hit up before you book that vacation

We all dream of taking the perfect vacation, whether it’s traveling to a warm beach paradise or visiting ruins in a beautiful city. But most of us …

Everyone Will Love This One-Pan Chili-Lime Chicken and Rice

This 30-minute one-pan meal comes together with minimal ingredients but packs big flavor. It's wholesome and filling and everyone in your family is …

Lose Weight and Indulge in Your Cravings With These "Cheez-It" Chickpeas

I must confess, these oven-roasted chickpeas are not Cheez-Its, and they don't quite capture the same flaky, airy texture of the cracker. I'm sorry! Well, not really, because they <i>do</i> have a spicy-cheesy taste, are satisfyingly crunchy, and are filling to boot. You win some; you lose some. High in …