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A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters

Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.<p>Anyone who asks Jim Cutler to design a home faces three facts. First, he’s a disciple of Louis Kahn, having studied with him for a year in 1974. Second, the homes he designs belong as much to him as to their …

Life in New York’s Chinatown—Unscripted

Picture Stories<p>“I had dinner with the Lams last night. It was probably the 300th time,” says Thomas Holton, a photographer who’s been documenting one family—mother Shirley, father Steven, and their three kids, Michael, Franklin, and Cindy—for 13 years.<p>Holton first met the Lam family in 2003 while …

Boise, Idaho, A Global Home for Refugees

Picture Stories<p>When photographer Angie Smith visited her parents in the picturesque northwestern town of Boise, Idaho, approximately five years ago, she had no idea how it would lead to a future photography project. While she was there, Smith began to notice a growing presence of refugees in …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Dreamy, Photographic Pilgrimage Along the Ganges River

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Caleb Cain Marcus began his 1,500-mile pilgrimage along the the Ganges River amid the snow-capped peaks of Gangotri, India, a Hindu pilgrim town where the massive river originates as an aquamarine stream “so narrow that you could almost hop across.”<p>He’s not particularly …

North India

Beyond Cannibalism: The True Story of the Donner Party

Book Talk<p>The 19th-century pioneers set out for a new life when America was gobbling up land as fast as possible.<p>If it had worked out differently, the group of settlers that came to be known as the Donner Party would have slipped over the Sierra Nevada into California—and obscurity.<p>But poor …

The intelliPLUG is a more affordable way to automate your home, will work w/ Google Assistant

Home automation is an idea straight out of an 80’s sci-fi TV show. Now, with Google Assistant, we can simply ask our phones or Google Home to turn on the lights or turn off a fan. The biggest issue with smarthome products, though, has long been their upfront cost. Thanks to the intelliPlug, a …

Smart Homes

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions of learners around the world through the event's wildly popular online videos.<p>But those …

War

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

How to check your moles with the ABCDE guide

It's very simple and very effective<p>Early detection of any form of cancer is crucial and, with skin cancer being the second most common type of the …

20 Minutes. 5 Easy Moves. 1 Workout to Relieve Back Pain.

Sitting at a desk all day. An extra-hard workout. Sleeping the wrong way. There are plenty of things we do every day that can cause back pain and …