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Five of the finest flatpack homes

There's little doubt that the neatly packaged nature of a certain Swedish furniture-maker's products are a big reason for its success, and lately …

Simple Living

8 Reasons This IKEA Product is the Sleekest Storage Around

At $46.99 and a mere 12 inches deep, the EKBY ALEX is one of IKEA's best examples of sleek, minimal furniture that lends itself to an impressive …

30 Absolutely Brilliant Ideas for Your Small Living Room

Those pesky small living rooms always have us stumbling and second guessing what we should do to make the most of the floor plan. If you've ever …

The 10 Commandments of Furniture Placement

Here at Apartment Therapy, we've been banging on about furniture placement for years, and it seems we've got a lot to say on the topic. Between all …

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Why These Researchers Think Dinosaurs Were Merely Minutes Away From Avoiding Extinction

Incredible bad luck.<p>From our standpoint 66 million years later, it's easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability.<p>But an …

SURFING’s Ten Best Videos Of 2016

<b>The list below is a variety of our best work of 2016.</b><p>What you don't see in any of these videos are the countless hard drives mailed back and forth …

20 DIY Sliding Door Projects To Jumpstart Your Home's Rennovation

If you’re busy making plans to transform your home, we’re here to help with all your hands-on, do-it-yourself ideas. From inserting barn doors to …

50 Impressive Details Using Wood

Over the course of history the unique characteristics of wood, which are dependent upon the species of the tree and the location in which it has …

15 ways to make a small living room feel huge!

Our living room is a very important part of the house. It's where we entertain guests, come together as a family after a long day or simply read your …

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

14 Hidden Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

If you live in a small space, storage hacks are your best friend. Anyone can save room by bringing in small furniture or putting up shelfie-worthy shelves, but even with the usual tricks, there never seems to be enough room for all your stuff. Instead of vacuum sealing, squeezing or stuffing your …

Home

Adding Storage to a Bicycle, Improving Your Designs Mid-Project, How to Make Parts Fit Together, a Clever DIY Camera Dolly and More

<b>Router Bit Storage and Mid-Project Modification</b><p>This is a great example of designing on-the-fly and making adjustments when your first idea doesn't …

Ocean Floor Mining: The Next Terrible Thing - "The New Gold Rush" doesn't sound so great for the oceans

The sea floor, home to unknown riches of all kinds. Photo: NOAA<b>Because we won’t be satisfied until the entire surface of the earth has been rendered</b> …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Shipping Containers

Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love

With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home …

Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case

Two letters, one from the victim and one from the offender’s father, have pushed a California case to the forefront of a national conversation about sexual assault.<p>In the days after a 20-year-old former Stanford University student received his jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Workstations

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

You can order HonoMobo's prefab shipping container homes online

Buying a new home can get stressful and costly - but it doesn't have to be. Canadian company HonoMobo built an entire collection of flexible, …

In Mauritania, anti-slavery activists are turning to direct confrontation

Habi Mint Rabah was born a slave. She tells her story calmly, without self-pity: how her mother was kidnapped by slave traders; how she was separated from her family and forced to work in the kitchen of her "master," who beat her and raped her. It all seemed so normal that she never questioned …

West Africa

20+ Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

Vertical gardens can be an alternative to insufficient space in your yard. Spring is fast approaching, so soon you can start to prepare your garden …

Gardening Know How

Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new things and grow your garden. Plus, if …

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