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These intimate photographs show New Orleans prostitutes in all of their erotic humanity

No lewds, plenty of nudes<p>It was his own secret. This odd little man of dwarfish proportions had a way of putting women at ease. Perhaps it was his …

Strength Train This Way for Maximum Watts

Break out of a weight-room rut with this training plan designed to help you make real fitness gains<p>As a cyclist, you’d never saddle up and spin 15- to 16mph around the same 20-mile loop three times a week expecting to make measurable fitness gains. Yet many riders do just that in the gym: We go in …

A Witness Places Mexican Federal Police at the Kidnapping of the 43 Missing Students

A commission investigating the disappearance of 43 Mexican students says it has found a witness who puts two federal police officers, and officers …

Inside the happiest office in London — where some employees get a $14,000 travel allowance

Glassdoor allows employees to rate and review their companies honestly, with anonymity, so its results are likely to be pretty accurate.<p>Expedia's employees get a range of ridiculously good benefits to keep them happy, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 ($8,515) and £10,000 ($14,192) for …

Cycling Enthusiast Shares Love of Bikes through Scenic Landscapes Around the World

Through dreamy compositions, amateur photographer and cycling enthusiast Rob van Driel pays homage to the charming places a bicycle will take you. His work highlights sun-soaked landscapes where brightly-colored homes, lilac fields, and a vast seaside are just some of the locales you’ll see on two …

LeBron James: 'I'm the best player in the world'

The Golden State Warriors won a critical Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. But after the game, LeBron James made it clear that he still had confidence.<p>At his news conference, LeBron was asked whether he felt less pressure in this series compared with previous …

Articles about 5 ways use wood kitchen on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to …

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Articles about most popular homes 2014 prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Hikers Record Themselves Walking on Ice as Clear as Glass in Slovakian Mountains

Two hikers recently stumbled upon an amazing phenomenon while exploring the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia–a frozen lake with a surface as clear as glass. In a viral video shared by Tomas Nunuk, one of the hikers, he and his friend find themselves walking on ice so transparent that the rocks at …

Why Being a Better Guy Is So Hard

Doing good is good for your health. But what happens when a moral code becomes too complicated to decipher? It's time to rethink your notion of right and wrong.<p>Much can change in a decade. Consider: entering 2004, not one state allowed same-sex marriage. Now 26 have laws supporting it. Ten years …

Same-sex Marriage

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

Home Improvement

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

IKEA

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Cleaning

5 Mansions With Major Dream House Potential

They might not be the prettiest homes on the block, but they're certainly affordable.<p>For anyone who gets weak in the knees over the idea of a fixer-upper, this is for you: All these five mansions, featured on Zillow, need are a little love and care to transform them back to their former glory. With …

Real Estate

Beginner's Guide to Sandbag Training

If you're lifting only iron, you're not maximizing your gains. Sweat buckets, melt fat, build real-world strength and power, and hammer muscles you never even knew you had by working out with the sand, man<p>Sandbags are not substitutes for dumbbells and barbells. "They play by a totally different set …

Workouts

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

Workouts

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

Burn Up to 14 Calories a Minute with This CrossFit Workout

It takes just 20 minutes, but it will leave you SPENT<p>CrossFit might be best known for heavy barbells and iron sleds pushed by six people at a time. You'll do plenty of tough exercises if you go Inside the Cult of Crossfit. One popular Workout of the Day (WOD) is much simpler—but you can still burn …

Workouts

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

Cleaning

Renovate Your Whole House With This Magic Black Box

Maybe your house or apartment needs a new kitchen. Skip the costly renovations. Just drop in a few of these multifunctional cubes–customizable boxes that can hide a bedroom, bathroom, office space, kitchen, seating, and storage, all in one. You simply open the right doors and turn the right hinges …

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Architizer

Striking Black Glass Home Mirrors Its Rich Surroundings

This majestic home located in Redberry Grove was recently completed by architect Ian McChesney. Completely clad in opaque black glass, the facade …

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

Workouts

6 Historic Luxury Mansions You Can Buy for Under $300,000

Would you like a 9-bedroom, tudor estate built for a licorice tycoon for only $299,000?<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning a sprawling estate fit for a Dowager Countess, but sighed thinking it was hopeless without an extra inheritance to spare? As it turns out, it isn't (as long as you're willing to …

Living Rooms

Here's Your Chance to Live in a Shipping Container

Washington, D.C.'s new apartment complex takes upcycling to the next level.<p><i>Urban Turf</i><p>A new four-unit apartment complex in Washington, D.C., took just seven months to complete from conception to build-out, and it's made of surprising materials: shipping containers. The apartments, located in D.C.'s …

Shipping Containers