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Visionary residence in Idaho comprised of rammed earth

<b>Ward + Blake Architect’s</b> have designed an incredible rammed earth home complete with a green roof, located on a sprawling site in Squirrel, Idaho. …

Redfin lets anyone visualize and download housing data with new Tableau-powered tool

Redfin today unveiled a new free “Redfin Data Center” tool that lets anyone download, visualize and share the latest data on home prices, sales and …

The Future Of Business Lies In Hybrid Social Finance Partnerships

A simple networking dinner where a business executive met a social entrepreneur with a great idea turned into a long-term, successful partnership in the nascent field of social finance and “impact investing.”<p>The social entrepreneur was Ashoka Fellow Luke Dowdney, who spent the past 10 years …

39 Wood Crate Storage Ideas That Will Have You Organized In No Time!

There are so many ways to organize and tidy up the house. Most of us want our homes clean and free from clutter but style is important too! …

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

As well as a writer and a thinker, H G Wells, born 150 years ago this year, was also a tireless practitioner of 'free love'<p>'I have done what I pleased," H G Wells once wrote, "so that every bit of sexual impulse in me has expressed itself. I am a very immoral person. I have preyed on people who …

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With smart cities underway, India’s stand among global nations would significantly improve

<b>Vanita Akhaury</b><p>India is surely investing in a smart future. Globally, there are just 26 smart cities and the Indian Government is now aiming to add …

Hikaru Imamura's Toys Make Hospitals a Little Less Scary

A lot has been done in an effort to make hospitals less of a scary and bewildering place for young children. Remember Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog …

This architect quit his job to make an app that gives you back control of social media

He wanted to build app called that gives you back control of the stuff you post on social media.<p>Think of Shryne like a locker to store all of your social media posts, likes, pictures, texts, emails, and whatever else — taking control of that content away from the likes of ad-driven giants like …

Social Media

ISIS has reportedly released its first Android app

Islamic State militants can now share their radio broadcasts all over the world through an Android app, dark-web news site Vocativ reports.<p>The app cannot be downloaded using the Google store like normal apps, and can only be accessed through APK files (a file format used for installing software on …

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Soda bread recipes<p>A bread leavened with bicarbonate of soda together with an acid - either lactic acid in the form of buttermilk or yoghurt or a chemical agent like cream of tartar. The resulting reaction releases carbon dioxide bubbles into the dough.<p>Though simple soda breads were common …

India's food bills on imports rise as govt struggles to revive rural belt

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a late night meeting with food and farm officials last week to address falling agricultural output and …

Spotlight: Human Rights Journalists at Words in the Bucket

<b>Our publication is called</b> Words in the Bucket. <b>The members of our team are</b> very diverse, with a similar vision. We all do different things in international development and human rights.<p><b>We are passionate about</b> sharing information in a readable and reliable way, and want to help shape the future of …

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk

The biggest reason why startups succeed today<p>Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

ABC OPEN: Port Fairy's Sand Banksy keeps locals guessing

His artwork has the mark of mastery — sculptures with the appearance of being chiselled out of stone while in reality they have been moulded out of …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

The Future of the Wind Farm Could Be Forests of Tiny Mechanical Trees

Research from the Ohio State University could lead to a whole new way to harvest not only wind, but vibrations and footsteps as well.<p>Solar farms are proving to be a pretty good source of sustainable energy if you can figure out a clever place to put them. And windmills aren't bad either, especially …

Protesters arrested as Georgia rules undocumented students can't get same tuition as citizens

Students across Georgia, and beyond, were arrested Monday after staging protests of the state Board of Regents' policies regarding undocumented …

How to make money from the UK's crazy property market without buying a house

The star-studded film tells the story of how bankers carved up, mixed up, and sold buckets of mortgages in complex products that ultimately crashed the global financial system in 2007 and 2008.<p>The products — mortgage-backed securities and collaterised debt obligations — were so complex that …

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This self-taught artist began painting at 48 and rose to international fame just a year later

Contrary to the common belief that genius emerges in the young, it’s been found that major creative breakthroughs tend to happen in our late 30s. But new talents can emerge at any point in life.<p>Helen Downie, a London-based artist, discovered painting at 48—and, without any formal training, rose to …

Cut and paste and snap: the new collage photography – in pictures

All is not what it seems in the work of these four American photographers, who draw on sculpture and painting and collage techniques to layer up their images before hitting click on the camera – see their work in London this month<p>• New Builds is at the Josh Lilley Gallery from 22 January to 3 March

Faux Taxidermy Sculptures Are Kill-Free Surrealism

No animals were in the making of self-proclaimed "bleeding-heart animal lover" Kelly Jelinek's fantastical fabric upholsteries.<p>The fantastical animal sculptures dreamed up by Wisconsin-based artist Kelly Jelinek carry all the austerity of a fine taxidermied animal, with none of the moral ambiguity. …

Photo of the Day: Best of January

Best of Photo of the Day<p>Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from January.<p>When you look at the Photo of the Day, the main emotion I hope you feel is a sense of awe. This month was full of curious moments that caught my eye—grizzly …

Photos

Husband Asks Wife To Draw What’s On Her Mind, Gets More Than He Expected

Stephen from the US recently posted a drawing of his wife’s mind and it went viral. He asked her to draw what she’s thinking and the elaborate map of …

5 Assets Wealthy People Use to Preserve Wealth

After the financial crisis of 2008, many high-net-worth individuals started seeking alternative investments as a way to protect themselves from losses.<p>After the financial crisis of 2008, many high-net-worth individuals started seeking alternative investments as a way to protect themselves from …